Tawaf in the rain in the Kaaba

Saudi Arabia is under the influence of heavy rains. Especially in the west of the country, life came to a standstill due to heavy rains.

While adverse weather conditions were effective in Mecca the previous day, hundreds of Muslims who came together for Umrah in the Kaaba performed their prayers regardless of the downpour. They circumambulated the Kaaba with prayers under heavy rain. In the images broadcast on the country’s Al Ekbariya channel, it was seen that Muslims continued to pray despite the rain.



Mecca ‘s regional government announced that at least two people have died in heavy rains that have been effective since Thursday. In the city of Jeddah, in the Mecca region, some flights at King Abdulaziz International Airport were suspended due to adverse weather conditions. Education and training, including King Abdulaziz University, was suspended for security reasons. Authorities urged the public not to go out unless necessary. About 4 million people live in Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia . While the city faces heavy rain disasters almost every year, the public complains about the poor infrastructure services. While 123 people lost their lives in Jeddah in the floods in 2009, 10 people lost their lives two years later.


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