Qatar’s Emir to join worshippers in praying for rain on Sunday

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Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will partake in a special prayer for rainfall at the Al Wajbah prayer ground on Sunday morning, around 6am.

He will join worshippers across the country in the istisqa prayer, which was called for by the nation’s Ministry of Awqaf (endowments) and Islamic Affairs.

Such prayers are common in the Muslim world, and follow in the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, who used to ask God for rain when it was lacking.

Though the Qatar Meteorology Department had forecast rain for the northern parts of Qatar last week, it does not expect to see any precipitation in the coming 10 days, a meteorologist told Doha News.

He added, however, that there is a slight chance of rain on the 14th.

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