With some 40,000 worshipers attending the 27th of Ramadan prayers at the grand Mosque in Kuwait, security at around 1,500 Mosques had been beefed up to protect worshipers from any kind of threat, said Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane late Monday. Al-Sane told KUNA that that the Ministry had been working with other state entities for quite some time to make sure that the last ten days of the Holy Month of Ramadan would go smoothly and without and disturbance.
Regarding the preparations at Grand Mosque, Al-Sane said that all procedures were undertaken to accommodate the large numbers worshipers attending the prayers. On his part, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior Major General Mahmoud Al-Dosiri said that the ministry had intensified its presence at Mosques throughout Kuwait especially after the terrorist attack on the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque which killed 26 people and injured over 200 others.
In the Grand Mosque, security personnel were deployed at the gates to inspect worshipers going in, said Al-Dosiri, noting that such procedure was carried out as a precaution.
During one of the odd evenings of the last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims seek a special evening called "Laylat Al-Qadr". According to Islamic traditions, Laylat Al-Qadr, or the night of destiny, is believed to be the evening when Allah Almighty would forgive sins and answer prayers. It was also believed to be the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Mohammad.