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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Qatar Emir, several schools perform prayer for rain

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Hundreds of Muslims in Qatar gathered at schools and other venues to perform the istisqa prayer for rain early this morning.

According to QNA, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani joined worshippers at the Al Wajbah prayer ground shortly after 6am, following in the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, who used to ask God for rain when it was lacking.

Several others responded to a call from Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf (endowments) and Islamic Affairs by praying for rain at schools and other venues.

https://twitter.com/AbhSchool/status/535305940061278208

Last year, the Emir performed rain prayers a few weeks earlier in November, and heavy rains followed soon after.

There was so much rain in fact, that residents complained of flooding on the streets and inside malls. A rare weather waterspout was also spotted in Ras Laffan.

This November, however, has been much drier.

Some parts of Qatar have seen sprinkles of rain, but according to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, Doha has not had any precipitation since mid-May.

It is likely to continue that way through the weekend. According to weather.com’s five-day forecast, Doha will see sunny skies through at least Monday.

A forecaster for the Qatar Meteorology Department, however, told Doha News that rain could hit the capital on Monday and Tuesday. Winds and thunder are also possible then.

Thoughts?

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ngourlay
ngourlay
6 years ago

Beyond parody.

sadam
sadam
6 years ago
Reply to  ngourlay

prayers can do marvelous wonders

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  sadam

I don’t see them helping much in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Saudi or Palestine were people are supposed to be very religious.

sadam
sadam
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

pray harder, they must if they too want rain 🙂

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  sadam

Well I was thinking rather than rain they would be praying not to be killed in their disasters of a country for religious reasons…

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

While the situation in their countries may be difficult it’s disrespectful to call their countries disasters, you are the disaster in this case

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

Well then what is all the fuss about on the news? Damn jew biased zionist news agencies. The lot of them.

Anon
Anon
6 years ago
Reply to  sadam

They might make you feel better personally as in a placebo-type effect, but anything beyond that is illusory and a desperate distraction from reality.

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  Anon

An argument that can be made about anyone’s belief in anything, because you don’t understand or believe in it doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Are you searching for the validation in your beliefs by attempting to discredit someone else’s?

Ibrahim Ali
Ibrahim Ali
6 years ago
Reply to  ngourlay

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Seriously, a quick Googling of your name shows your life is merely a parody.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

If only it was that easy. A nice cultural tradition though and it gets them out of the house in this nice weather.

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

if you think it’s so nice, go join them, it’ll get you out of the house in the nice weather

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I’d add it’s “were that easy” not “was that easy” #justsayin

Anon
Anon
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

MIMH is actually correct, seeing as you seem to like petty pedantry; ‘was’ or ‘were’ is applicable in this case. ‘Were’ is more old-fashioned, though. Just saying.

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  Anon

actually the subjunctive tense remains intact despite generally being overlooked in common grammatical application, some have then argued, ie. the first few searches on google, that it has to do with old vs. current use; not actually agreed upon, and still taught and used distinctly from the incorrect, was or were interchangeability you’re trying to highlight

Anon
Anon
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

Have you ever heard of Mr Logic from Viz magazine?

HalfManArmy
HalfManArmy
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

I have no idea what you said but that sounded like a serious spanking.

moot
moot
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I hope you get ebola.

Rob
Rob
6 years ago
Reply to  moot

Disgusting. You should be ashamed, but you aren’t. I hope you get an education.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  moot

Better get praying, because that is how God works right?

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

Haha. Pray for rain in the desert which I assume you must believe was created by god? Ha. Agreed: beyond parody. No rain? It’s his will. Rains? It’s his will. So, if you pray and it doesn’t rain then what’s that? Vindictive nature?

KingOfKings
6 years ago

Lamo no way!!
Wtf hahaha

Q reader
Q reader
6 years ago

Thank God , the most merciful, for the rain.
Today at 10:30pm.

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