Saturday, September 30, 2023

Thunderstorm followed by heavy rain in Makkah, Umrah pilgrims were engaged in prayers

Videos and pictures of soulful scenes of Tawaf are viral on social media

Umrah was busy performing Tawaf and worshiping in Masjid al-Haram Makkah during the thunder storm.

Yesterday there was heavy rain in Makkah Mukarmah with stormy winds and thunder.

The winds were so strong that everything that hit them went flying away, but on this occasion, spiritual scenes were seen in Masjid al-Haram.

Pilgrims in the courtyard of Masjid al-Haram continued to circumambulate the Kaaba with full enthusiasm regardless of the storm and nothing could disturb their worship.

Flashing lightning and stormy winds can be seen in the videos.

Apart from the people present there, the heavy cleaning machinery was also hit by the strong winds and normal life was disrupted.

However, the storm could not stop the spirit of Umrah pilgrims and they were busy in the courtyard of Haram Sharif in circumambulation of the Kaaba and other acts of worship.

The Saudi National Meteorological Center had predicted rain and dust on Tuesday.

Due to the torrential rain, roads in Makkah and surrounding areas were flooded and dozens of signboards fell.

With the support of various government agencies serving the Al-Haram Mosque, measures were taken to ensure immediate drainage and safety of pilgrims and pilgrims after the rain.

Even during the rain, the staff ensured immediate drainage of water and drying of floors at Mataf, prayer places, entrances.

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