The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has attended Taraweeh prayers in Kabul along with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, President of the National Council of Ulema in Afghanistan, Chairman of the Consitution Commission and a number of ministers and ambassadors.
The President has just returned from Iran, where he attended the inauguration of Dr Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s new president. Leaders and officials from 55 countries attended the inauguration ceremony, which saw Dr Rouhani become the seventh leader of the Central Asian nation.
Upon his return, President Karzai attended the mosque in Kabul for the service. Taraweeh prayers are night time prayers said during ramadan – the fasting month for Muslims. However, the month of ramadan is not expected to last beyond Friday. Eid ul-Fitr will be announced in the next few days, depending upon sightings of the moon.