The ‘Ramadaniyat’ page, re-launched by the eGovernment Authority (eGA) on the national portal (Bahrain.bh/ramadan), has attracted a large-scale of public participation and utilization of its diverse and integrated bundle of services since the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan. According to the most recent statistics, ‘Ramadaniyat’ page has received over 47,739 visits amongst the English, Arabic and the competition pages.
Ramadan competition has also attracted over 6,778 participations since its launch by the authority in cooperation with Al Ayam Newspaper to improve direct communication and interaction with the public. The competition will continue until mid of Ramadan with a daily electronic draw on the correct answers via ‘Ramadaniyat’ page to announce a daily winner of a fifty-dinar cash prize.
Alongside the competition, ‘Ramadaniyat’ page also comprise a complete guide in both Arabic and English.
The guide provides general information about the holy month, Imsakiya, Prayer Times, and a Mosques Locator to allow dedicated Taraweeh users to find comprehensive information about Mosques that are spread all over the country. Users are also able to find a list of numerous Majalis that are open to the public, together with the ‘Islamiyat’ App.
Developed by eGA as well as the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs, the smartphone ‘Islamiyat’ App was on great demand by the public as it is compatible with Android and iOS systems. It also provides convenient, easy browsing interface; a range of useful services and features such as a link to the ‘Ramadaniyat’ page and year-round services. Such services include Prayer Times (with an option to set reminders), Qibla Compass (to show Qibla direction to Mecca), Mosques Locator (to identify the locations of mosques on Bahrain’s map), eMisbaha (prayer beads counter that allows easy count of prayers), and Zakat Calculator that presents information about Zakat as well as amount calculator. The application is available for download through eGovernment app store (Bahrain.bh/apps) or ‘Ramadaniyat’ page.
eGA has launched a bundle of religious eServices in preparations of welcoming Ramadan. The authority is continuously keen on improving the service offered in a sustainable manner, promoting the eTransformation culture, as well as enhancing public knowledge and awareness of the eGovernment role in the provision of first-class, flexible services. Such services are aligned with the objectives of the National eGovernment Strategy 2016, which pays great focus on individuals’ needs.
For more information or assistance, please contact the National Contact Centre on 8000 8001 available round-the-clock, seven days a week or use any other eGovernment communication channels.
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