The Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments) and Islamic Affairs announced the continuation of the closure of mosques and the suspension of congregational prayers (the five obligatory prayers and Friday prayers) within the premises.
An exemption has been allowed for Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab mosque. The Friday prayer and sermon will be held in the mosque. The prayers will be held in the presence of (40) worshippers only, including the imam and the mosque’s employees. Isha and Taraweeh prayers will also be performed there during the holy month of Ramadan, in the presence of the imam and four of the mosque’s employees, taking into account the health precautions directed by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
The ministry confirmed that it will continue to communicate with the competent authorities to follow up on the situation of the coronavirus (Covid-19), and it will reopen all mosques once the epidemic is contained.
The Islamic Affairs Ministry said Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque is exempted from this decision, in which Friday prayers will be held exclusively, in presence of 40 prayers, including the mosque’s imams and employees, and isha, Taraweeh and Qiyam prayers in Ramadan. #QNA
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The ministry noted that these prayers will be broadcast to the public on television and radio channels, with the assurance that it is not permissible to perform prayer by listening to radio, television and other means of communication.
The ministry confirmed that it will continue to communicate with the competent authorities to follow up on the situation of COVID-19, and mosques will be reopened once the situation is contained.