As temperatures soar above 50°C, the authorities in the UAE have instructed imams nationwide to limit their Friday sermons to a maximum of 10 minutes. This policy comes into effect from June 28 and will last until October. During Friday's special prayers, many worshippers are often exposed to the harsh sun due to overcrowded mosques. This initiative aims to safeguard the worshippers from the intense summer heat. Typically, sermons range from 10 to 20 minutes, varying with the speaker, and are followed by a two-unit congregational prayer. The General Authority Of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has stated that the 10-minute limit aligns with Islamic practices aimed at preserving community health. Similarly, Saudi Arabia has also implemented a policy, effective last week, reducing Friday sermons and prayers at the Two Holy Mosques to 15 minutes for the entire summer season.