Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Funeral prayers for UAE Prez performed in absentia at two holy mosques

Riyadh: Funeral prayers in absentia for the late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan were performed in the Grand Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Al-Munawarrah respectively, after the evening prayer. 

All the worshippers prayed to the Almighty to have mercy on his soul-dwell in his extensive gardens and award him the best reward for his great deeds for his homeland and the Islamic and Arab nations.

The President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away yesterday (Friday), May 13, after a brief illness, since 2014. He was 73 years old. 

Earlier, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, was directed to act the absentee funeral prayer for the late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah following the evening prayer.

As per their press, King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Salman showed their heartfelt condolences to the leadership of UAE, the government and the people for the heavy loss. 

Moreover, they prayed to the Almighty to grant Sheikh Khalifa eternal peace, his family, and the UAE people’s patience and solace.

UAE declared their official mourning period with flags at half-mast for 40 days, starting from Friday. Work has been suspended in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions, and the private sector for a period of 3 days.

Funeral prayers were conducted in mosques across the Emirates on Friday after the departure of Sheikh Khalifa. Worshipers gathered to perform the Maghrib prayer.

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