DOHA, April 22 – RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Awqaf (Islamic religious property) and Islam Qatar announced Wednesday that mosques in the Emirate will remain closed for the duration of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins in most countries in the Middle East on 24 April, reported QNA.
“the Ministry announces extension of closing of mosques and the prohibition on committing collective prayers, and Friday prayer services as long as will protect the safety of worshippers in the framework of the preventive measures taken by the government to limit the spread of the coronavirus,” said the Ministry.
the calls to prayer will echo from the minarets of the mosques of Qatar.
with the Exception of the great mosque of Qatar Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab, which will host the prayer service and read the sermon on Friday in the presence of only 40 worshippers from the number of imams, muezzins and employees of the mosque. There will be a collective prayer, after a day of fasting month of Ramadan and the special Tarawih prayers.
According to the latest data of the Ministry of health of Qatar, the country had contracted the coronavirus more than 7.1 thousand people, ten of them died.
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