Over 2 million Muslims throng Masjid al-Haram for Shab-e-Qadr prayers

10:42 AM | 18 Apr, 2023
Over 2 million Muslims throng Masjid al-Haram for Shab-e-Qadr prayers
Source: @HaramainInfo/Twitter

JEDDAH – Authorities in Saudi Arabia said over 2 million Muslims gathered to attend prayers at the Masjid Al Haram to mark Shab-e-Qadr, or Night of Power as the holy month of Ramadan continues.

Muslims congregated at Islam’s holiest site as Shab-e-Qadr is believed to be the night the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

Worshippers offer Isha prayer and special night prayers of Taraweeh and Qiyamullail. Adjourning roads to Masjid Al Haram were said to be thronged by faithful due to massive inflows to pilgrims who visited Saudi Arabia for the last ten days of the blessed month.

Worshippers and Umrah pilgrims entered smoothly through over 100 gates, including three gates for the entry of Umrah performers, 68 gates for worshipers, 50 gates for emergencies, and 40 internal gates, per reports.

Officials deployed nearly 4,000 workers at Masjid Al Haram and its courtyards while workers continue to disinfect Grand Mosque’s corridors and courtyards around the clock.

Special vehicles were arranged for the transportation of faithful, and escalators were operational to serve the elderly and people with disabilities.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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