x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

RAK residents told to fast extra day after reported TV prayer time mistake

Ras Al Khaimah residents have been told to fast for an extra day, after a local television station aired the Maghreb prayer almost 20 minutes early on Wednesday.

Ras Al Khaimah residents have been told to fast for an extra day, after a local television station aired the Maghreb prayer almost 20 minutes early on Wednesday.

RAK television reportedly aired the prayer at around 6.48pm instead of the scheduled 7.05pm, which meant a number of viewers ended their fast.

The UAE General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments said that anyone who ended the fast early must fast for the duration of Thursday to compensate for the error.

The TV station issued an apology shortly after the mistake.

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