YouTube streams Makkah prayers live during Ramadan

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

Google has announced that it will show prayers live from Makkah during Ramadan on its video-sharing service, YouTube.

The internet giant confirmed on Monday that it had been working in close partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.

“This is the first LiveStream event coming from MENA, specifically Saudi Arabia, and we hope that it will give the opportunity not only to two billion Muslims but to the entire world to observe one milion Muslims praying each day from the holiest point in Makkah, the Kaaba, for the first time in history,” said a Google statement.

The service can be found at www.youtube.com/MakkahLive.

The holy month of Ramadan began on Monday 1 August.

All Muslim adults are expected to observe a fasting period during daylight hours, leading public sector firms and government departments to reduce their operating hours during the day.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

Will the emirate ever be smoke free? We spark up the conversation...

4
Mentoring matters: Mowgli Q&A

Mentoring matters: Mowgli Q&A

Kathleen Bury, CEO of mentoring foundation Mowgli, on why mentoring...

Guide to getting married in Dubai on a budget

Guide to getting married in Dubai on a budget

Alarmed by how expensive weddings are? Our experts reveal how...

2
Most Discussed
  • 10
    UAE teens among the highest for obesity rates

    Everyone in UAE knows that biggest is best.

    UAE may not light up the international league tables in standard of living, education standards, press... more

    Friday, 29 August 2014 4:20 PM - Proud UAEer
  • 9
    UK politician sacked over burka binbag jibe

    @kingkaiser - exactly! It's a very complex issue and I couldn't agree more. What we also hopefully can all agree on is that no woman should ever be mocked... more

    Friday, 29 August 2014 4:19 PM - Doug
  • 1
    Qatar 'ready to rebuild Gaza'

    Once again my greatest respect for Qatar, and shame on other Arab countries.
    more

    Friday, 29 August 2014 10:53 AM - Ralph Edelman