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Sheikh Al-Sudais urges brief sermons and concise prayers amid intense heat

06:44 PM | 7 Jun, 2024
Sheikh Al-Sudais

In light of the scorching temperatures, the eminent Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, responsible for the affairs of the Holy Mosques, has issued directives to the imams of the sacred mosques to shorten Friday sermons and prayers during the hot weather.

According to Arab media reports, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais emphasized that the current season poses a challenge due to the possibility of record-breaking numbers of pilgrims and the intense heat. This will offer many worshippers the opportunity to perform prayers in the courtyards, roofs, and open spaces of the mosque.

He noted that among the worshippers, there are elderly and weak individuals, and the large crowds exacerbate the situation. Therefore, considering the health and safety of Allah's guests, it has been advised to shorten the Friday sermons and prayers in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque.

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais further expressed the need to facilitate and relieve worshippers during the intense heat. He cited the command of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to "Keep your speeches brief; there is a charm in some speech." (Sahih Muslim). Additionally, Jabir ibn Samurah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: "I used to pray with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). His prayer and his sermon were of moderate length." (Sahih Muslim).

Highlighting the significance of the pulpits in the two holy mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais mentioned that they hold a high position in the hearts of Muslims. People eagerly listen to the genuine Islamic teachings and sermon topics, but elongating the sermons causes worshippers to lose focus and forget the initial part of the sermon.

Ummul Momineen Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said, "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) did not speak in a fast manner like you. He spoke clearly, wherever sitting, his listener would remember what he said." (Sunan Al-Tirmidhi).

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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