Kuwait’s Grand Mosque open for night prayers

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KUWAIT CITY, March 22: The Grand Mosque re-opens its doors for night prayers in Ramadan after three years suspension due to maintenance work as well as COVID-19 pandemic. The Grand Mosque is considered to be one of the Islamic cultural landmarks in Kuwait, as it is the largest mosque in Kuwait, with an area of 45,000 square meters and a capacity for more than 60,000 worshipers. It was taken into account while designing the mosque to have it represent the Islamic architectural heritage with inspiration from the local Kuwaiti and Gulf architecture.

Interior of the Grand Mosque

In a statement to KUNA, Assistant Undersecretary for Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Tarrad Al-Enezi said, Wednesday, that the cultural affairs sector is doing its part in spreading moderation and Islamic culture among various segments of the society, through seminars, lectures, conferences and cultural forums.

Within the Grand Mosque preparations for the holy month of Ramadan, a complete Tarawih prayers schedule of 10 reciters have been set, added Al-Enezi, noting that there will be a lot of activities and events during Ramadan, such as Quran memorizing competitions, preparing Ramadan banquets and many other activities. For his part, director of the Grand Mosque Administration Ali Shaddad told KUNA that they are eager to serve worshipers, especially in Ramadan after the suspension of night prayer for three years due to COVID-19 and the maintenance works in the mosque. (KUNA)

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