The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has called on all Muslims in Qatar to perform the Istisqa (rain-seeking) Prayer on Thursday at 6 am at mosques in the country in line with the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to pray for rainfall when rain is lacking.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday called for Istisqaa Prayer to be performed across the country on Thursday morning.
HH the Amir will perform the Istisqaa Prayer with crowds of worshipers at Al-Wajba prayer ground.
Although the Wasmi season began in the country on October 16, rainfall has been scarce.
Wasmi season is the local term for rain season, during which the country witnesses a drop in temperatures, winds, storms and rainfall for 52 days.
The rainfall during this season also helps certain local plants such as helianthemum and geranium grown. During this period, clouds move from west to east, and rainfall in the beginning of the season is usually an indication of a good rainy season.
(Source: Qatar Tribune)