The Riyadh-based regional English language newspaper—Arab News has partnered with the social networking giant—Facebook for broadcasting the prayers directly from Saudi Arabia during the blessed month of Ramazan.
The newspaper would broadcast the Taraweeh prayers, alongside the evening prayers performed during the holy month live from the holy mosque of all in Makkah.
The videos would be available in real time on Arab News’s newsfeed in unification with Facebook and the Saudi stated owned television as part of the newspaper’s extended coverage during Ramazan.
Faisal J. Abbas—the editor in chief of the Arab News said that the partnership with Facebook would permit the audiences throughout the world, who could not make it to Makkah for the Islamic holy month, to capture some of the spirituality of Ramazan via the live telecast of Taraweeh prayers from the Holy mosque every night.
Other Ramazan related coverage would be including the human stories from the Middle East and beyond, as Muslims throughout the world celebrate this significant month of fasting, prayer and reflection unanimously.
Fares Akkad—Facebook’s media partnerships head in the region of Middle East, Africa and Turkey also welcomed the partnership.
He said that they work with publishers and broadcasters for offering such tools and features for assisting in engaging people around the programmes that are most important to them and the content they love to share with friends.
Akkad further said that the partnership of Facebook with Arab News would provide an open access to people to enjoy the live experience on Facebook that is quick, interactive and genuine.