All mosques across the country have been called upon to hold solat istisqa (prayers for rain) to ease the haze which has affected several parts of the country.
Director-general Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim said the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) had sought the cooperation from state Islamic religious authorities to do this.
“Jakim is seeking cooperation from all state Islamic religious departments across the country to ask all mosques under their purview to hold solat istisqa,” he said in a statement here today.
Nordin said three mosques under Jakim, namely Masjid Negara in Kuala Lumpur, as well as Putra Mosque and Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya, would be holding solat istisqa after Isyak prayers tonight.
All Muslims are invited to join.
According to Nordin, the call for the solat istisqa was recommended by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).