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Ramadan 2022: Itikaf to resume at Saudi Arabia’s Holy Mosques after two years

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  • Itikaf was suspended at two holy mosques due to COVID.
  • The ban remained in place for two years — 2020 and 2021.
  • Permissions will be issued soon on official website.

MAKKAH: Itikaf will resume at the two holy mosques — Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina — during this year’s Ramadan after a gap of two years, the Saudi Gazette reported Wednesday.

Head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, making the announcement in a statement, said the presidency would start issuing permits through its official website soon.

But he noted that specific conditions and criteria would be set.

The religious ritual of itikaf is observed in Ramadan during which Muslims stay in mosques for the purpose of worship.

Itikaf was suspended in 2020 after the outbreak of coronavirus and it continued in 2021 as a precautionary measure for curbing the spread of the pandemic, according to the publication.

During the last 10 days of the holy month, as many as 100,000 worshippers used to perform the religious ritual at the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madina.

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While rain falls in other cities, the weather in Lahore becomes nice.

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The weather on Thursday morning was nice due to rain and a cool breeze that covered the province of Punjab, including the capital city Lahore and its surrounding districts.

Residents of these cities were relieved of the oppressive heatwave that had been predicted by the precipitation as the temperature dropped.

The monsoon rainfall system is expected to begin today and last until July 21, according to the Meteorological Department.

Transportation is becoming more difficult for the general public as a result of the flooding of low-lying parts of Punjabi cities including Jhelum, Hafizabad, Gujrat, and Rawalpindi.

For Gilgit Baltistan, KP, and Islamabad, the Meteorological Department has also predicted the amount of rain.

The NDMA reported that rainfall totaling over 50 mm is expected in the following areas: Sialkot, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, and Gujranwala. In Murree, Galyat, Kashmir, and KP, there is also a chance of land slides.

As a result of the countrywide heavy rains through July 21, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a flash flooding warning.

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The United States has reiterated its commitment to providing economic assistance to Pakistan.

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While condemned the death of security personnel in recent terror attacks in Pakistan, the United States on Wednesday praised Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to combat terrorism.

US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller told reporters at a White House news briefing that the US would keep cooperating with Pakistan to maintain regional security and urged the Afghan Taliban not to use Afghan territory as a base for terror strikes in Pakistan.

Additionally, he emphasised that eliminating terrorism was in the best interests of both Pakistan and the United States and that the people of Pakistan had made many sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. The US will continue to assist Pakistan in its economic aspirations, he said, adding that the two countries were cooperating on a number of fronts.

It is important to remember that the World Economic Outlook Report, which was just released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issues a warning about ongoing global food inflation.

Given the moderate pace of global growth, the global lender has projected Pakistan’s FY25 growth rate at 3.5%.

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A joint parliamentary party meeting is called by PTI and SIC.

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A joint parliamentary party meeting was held on Thursday in Parliament House, Islamabad, by the Sunni-Ittehad Council and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The sources state that representatives from both parties attended the meeting and discussed a range of topics.

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