The Gulf News reports:
“President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called for prayers for rain "Salaat Al Istisqaa" [to] be performed on Sunday across all the country's mosques and musallahs.”
“Shaikh Khalifa called on Muslims living in the country to pray to God for blessing the land with rain, in accordance with Prophet Mohammad's (Peace Be Upon Him) Sunnah to seek rain from Allah.”
“The call was made in line with the tradition of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) to pray to Almighty Allah to bless the country with rain.”
Source: ‘Khalifa Calls for Rain Prayers’, Gulf News, December 23, 2007.
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