Now you don’t have to worry about your data exhausting when you listen to the Friday sermon thanks to a new initiative rolled out by etisalat and du. The mobile service providers are offering free data packages enabling residents to listen to the Friday sermon in their preferred language.
Residents can listen to the Friday sermons through the mobile phone app of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments. This initiative was undertaken in order to facilitate the non-Arabic speaking community to learn from the social messages that are conveyed through the sermons thus promoting tolerance and learning.
The authority also conducted a survey that showed that a majority of mosque goers preferred to listen to the sermons in Urdu. The Friday sermon holds tremendous significance because of the societal and religious values that it promotes thus bringing together people from various communities.