Lack of proper praying facility in Sharjah area

People forced to pray in an unsheltered area and under the scorching heat.

Image Credit: Syed Ali Saqib Rizvi
Syed Ali Saqib RizviTorturousPeople praying in an unsheltered area.
04 Gulf News

I want to direct the attention of the authorities to an issue in my area. I live in the Muwaileh area in Sharjah, close to the National Paints roundabout. People are forced to perform their prayers under the scorching sun. Additionally, there is no proper arrangement for ablution.

Around a month ago, a shelter around 15 metres away from this place (pictured) was removed by the authorities. Since then, I have seen people praying in this area without any shade. Even during Fajr, the morning prayer, I have seen people praying in the open. It is hard to see how they pray here with temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

I would like to raise this issue with the concerned authorities so that it is resolved soon, especially because Ramadan is upon us.


The reader is based in Sharjah


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I lived in muweillah area since 8 years there are several issues whichneed to discuss i sent several emails but no action has been taken 1-there is no park for children 2- every year there is a roadconstruction which make muweilla area life miserable ... we understandthat it is for betterment of people but why every year why not once atall. 3- there is a one mosque near by my apartment in shops during Ramdan due to the rush you wont get space becz itis very small there is no proper mosque near by. .... 4-Traffic always gets jam because there is no yellow line when some onehad an accident he blocked one lane which cause serious jam. .....


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