HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani performed the early morning Eid al-Fitr (Lesser Bairam) prayers at Al Wajbah prayer grounds with other faithful citizens.
HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani, also joined the Eid prayers. A number of sheikhs, ministers and citizens were also present on the occasion.
Reverend Sheikh Dr Thaqil Sayyer ash-Shammari, the judge at the Court of Cassation and member of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), led the worshippers and delivered the Eid al-Fitr sermon in which he thanked Allah the Almighty. Sheikh ash-Shammari also urged Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr to worship and perform good deeds.
Reverend Dr ash-Shammari thanked Allah the Almighty for the blessing the State of Qatar with prosperity, security and welfare. He also urged the Muslims to co-operate among themselves. The worshippers performed Eid al-Fitr prayers at the mosques and Eid prayer grounds available all over the state.
Following the Eid prayers, HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani received well-wishers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. They received sheikhs, Advisory Council’s speaker, the deputy speaker of the council, the undersecretaries of ministries, advisory council members and citizens.
They also received the heads of the diplomatic missions and the international authorities accredited to the state. Their Highnesses later received the armed forces and police officers and the directors of the national departments and institutions.
The well-wishers expressed to HH the Emir and HH the Father Emir, their felicitations and congratulations on the occasion. The Eid reception ceremonies were attended by HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani, and a number of sheikhs.
Separately, the Emir received children of the Qatar Orphan Foundation (Dhreima) yesterday afternoon on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Later, HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in separate telephone calls yesterday, exchanged greetings with the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who is Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on the occasion of Eid.
Sources: The Peninsula, Gulf Times, Caye Global News
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