3.2 million people pray Taraweeh at Prophet’s Mosque in Ramadan first half

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The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah receives huge crowds of worshippers during Ramadan.


MADINAH — More than 3.2 million people have prayed the Taraweeh, the special night prayers in Ramadan, at the Prophet Mosque during the first 15 days of the holy month, according to the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

The presidency said as many as 1.4 million worshippers prayed inside the mosque while
about 1.5 million prayed outside in the mosque’s plazas and 234,239 on its roof.

The presidency said an average of 15,623 people pray on the roof of the mosque every day, 98,589 inside the mosque and 100,868 in the plazas.

As many as 669,048 pilgrims and visitors paid homage to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his two companions Abu Bakr and Omar by greeting them with the Islamic salutation of salam at their graves close to the mosque.

Saudi Gazette report

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