Due to a partial solar eclipse that will put the shadow of the moon on Earth, mosques all around Dubai will hold special prayers. On October 25, the prayers will be conducted immediately following the Asr (evening) prayer, according to a social media post from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) of Dubai.
The UAE will be able to see the final partial solar eclipse in 2022 for two hours.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to do special prayers known as “Kusoof” during solar or lunar eclipses. Muslims consider eclipses to be heavenly reminders to live moral lives.
Authorities in the UAE have previously said that every mukallaf must offer the eclipse prayer (sane mature person).
‘Kusoof’ is a little different from the five daily prayers that Muslims must perform. Before a prayer is offered, it is not called for. The holy Quran will be recited and more time will be spent kneeling and prostrating during the two-rakat prayer.
As the eclipse peaks on Tuesday, October 25, imams in Dubai will guide people in prayer following Asr.
The 40% partial eclipse will be visible between 3 and 5 p.m., according to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, the Emirates Astronomy Society’s board chairman and a member of the Arab Federation for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Rarely, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, causing a partial solar eclipse. The moon only partly obscures the sun’s disc, as the name implies.
It is anticipated that the celestial show would begin at 2.42 pm and terminate at 4.54 pm. At 3.52 p.m. local time, the eclipse will be at its fullest.