A funeral prayer in absentia was held for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina this morning.
The prayer was offered at dawn with the participation of Salah Khashoggi, son of the Washington Post columnist.
According to a statement released by Salah Khashoggi yesterday, another prayer will be held in Mecca following Friday prayers today.
ستقام صلاة الغائب على الفقيد #جمال_خاشقجي بعد صلاة فجر الجمعة في المسجد النبوي الشريف بالمدينة المنورة، وبعد صلاة الجمعة بالمسجد الحرام بمكة المكرمة.
— salah khashoggi (@salahkhashoggi) November 15, 2018
The family will accept condolences at their residence in Jeddah from today to Sunday.
Also, a prayer will be held for the journalist in Istanbul today.
Khashoggi was killed 2 October inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
After weeks of denying any involvement in the crime, Saudi Arabia later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate but claimed the Saudi royal family had no prior knowledge of any plot to murder him.
His body has yet to be returned to his family amid reports that it was dissolved in acid.
الصلاة على الميت الغائب جمال خاشقجي رحمة الله عليه بالمسجد النبوي اليوم الجمعة pic.twitter.com/jNjdsCi49d
— ماجد كردي (@mjkurdi) November 16, 2018