His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani performed the Istisqa (rain-seeking) prayer along with crowds of worshippers at Al-Wajba prayer ground on morning, in revival of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), praying to Allah the Almighty for rainfall.
His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani also performed the prayer.
His Highness the Personal Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Thani and HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa al-Thani participated in the prayer.
HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanim, and a number of Sheikhs and Ministers along with citizens also joined the prayer.
In a sermon after the prayer, the Judge at the Court of Cassation and Member of the Judicial Supreme Council Sheikh Dr Thaqeel Sayer al- Shammari, who led the prayer, urged the worshippers to repent, pray for Allah’s forgiveness and ask for rain in line with the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Dr al-Shammari also urged people to purify their money and to pay Zakat and give alms, which are one of the reasons for rainfall.