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“Awqaf”: The Decision to Stop Prayers in Mosques Applies to Eid Al Fitr Prayer

  • Audience : Individuals
  • Source : Qatar News Agency, Al Arab Newspaper
  • Topic : Religion and Community
  • Date : May 22, 2020

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) confirmed that the decision of closing mosques and suspending congressional prayers as part of the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), also applies to Eid Al Fitr prayers for the year 1441 AH.

The Ministry indicated that the Friday and Eid Al Fitr prayers which are held exclusively in the presence of 40 worshipers, as per the Hanbali doctrine, mainly Imams, Muezzins and staff of the Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab Mosque, will be broadcast on TV and radio channels while affirming that it is not permissible to follow the imam in prayer broadcast on radio, television and other means of communication. The Ministry also stressed it will be in contact with the competent authorities to follow up on the COVID-19 status and will reopen all mosques as soon as the risk of the pandemic has passed.