Taraweeh Prayers Broadcast Live From Sharjah Mosque

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Taraweeh Prayers Broadcast Live From Sharjah Mosque

Sharjah Islamic Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, SBA, announced the live broadcast of Tarawih prayers from the Sharjah Mosque on Sharjah TV.

Prayers will be restricted to the imam and only two worshipers, taking into account all the precautions and preventive measures, in line with United Arab Emirates directions to limit the spread of the coronavirus, to ensure their safety.

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. كشفت دائرة الشؤون الإسلامية بالشارقة، وبالتعاون مع هيئة الشارقة للإذاعة والتلفزيون، عن نقل صلاة التراويح بشكل استثنائي ومحدود من #مسجد_الشارقة، عبر البث المباشر على تلفزيون الشارقة. . وستقتصر إقامة الصلاة على الإمام واثنين من المصلين فقط، والذين سيؤدون الصلاة مع مراعاة جميع الاشتراطات والإجراءات والتدابير الاحترازية، التي تتخذها الجهات المعنية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في مواجهة فيروس كورونا المستجد "كوفيد-١٩"، حرصاً على سلامتهم وسلامة المجتمع. . . #الشارقة⁩ ⁧‫#فيروس_كورونا⁩ ⁧‫#كورونا #كورونا_المستجد⁩ ⁧‫#أكبر_من_كورونا⁩ ⁧‫#خلك_بالبيت⁩ ⁧‫#ملتزمون_يا_وطن ⠀#ٍSharjah #COVID19 #coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #GreaterThanCorona

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In addition, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre has launched remote guided cultural tours at the mosque in line with precautionary measures taken in the UAE to protect the society, following the spread of the coronavirus.

The leading global cultural destination annually receives over 6 million worshippers and visitors of various cultures from all across the globe. All government and private institutions have been asked to apply for an exclusive remote cultural tour by registering via the Center’s website.

The Centre also allocated a live cultural tours broadcast from the mosque for all its visitors and Instagram followers worldwide. These live tours take place on Tuesday in Arabic, and on Saturday in English, at 11:00 am.

Credits: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

What Else?

Although the UAE has now eased restrictions, visiting tourist attractions like before might be far-fetched. But wait! Google Arts & Culture brings the world’s art and culture under one umbrella, so it easy to access. And the best part- its absolutely FREE!

The platform works with cultural institutions and artists around the world to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere. The free-to-use platform provides users an immersive experience to all the hidden details and the world’s greatest treasures.

How Does It Work?

All you need to do is download the app. You can then travel to iconic landmarks, step inside museums from around the world and take virtual tours with street view- as if you were there in person. The platform uses a special immersive camera called the Art Camera which helps you delve into details.

Art-lovers can explore the crossroads between culture as well as try out experiments created at by Lab engineers, artists, curators and creative coders.

Another interesting feature on the platform is the Art Selfie. The feature is powered by computer vision technology based on machine learning. When you take a selfie, your photo is compared with faces in museums. After a short moment, you will see your results along with a percentage to estimate the visual similarity of each match and your face.

Kids can experience direct encounters with Jurassic dinosaur in the 360 degree videos while adults can play a game of treasure hunt at London’s British Museum using Street View. There’s also a dedicated corner for families to discover more about art, culture, music and art together in a fun and engaging way.

So, now you know what to do this weekend- apart from Netflix and chill, of course!