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COVID-19: UAE Mosques Resume Friday Prayers

COVID-19: UAE Mosques Resume Friday Prayers - Coming Soon in UAE
26 November 2020
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Starting December 4, Muslims in the UAE will again be able to gather for Friday prayers with keeping the preventive measures.

With adherence to the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) guidelines, mosques in UAE will resume holding Friday prayers (namaz) from December 4, 2020.

This decision is supposed to be an indicator of the country’s return to normalcy following the COVID-19 outbreak. Mosques will be able to receive 30% of worshipers from the total capacity of the premises including the courtyards, in which all measures to prevent coronavirus will be observed.

 

Preventive measures in mosques:

  • All mosque workers will undergo regular coronavirus checks;
  • The mosques will also have separate entrances and exits;
  • It is prohibited to distribute water and food in mosques;
  • Women’s prayer rooms, toilets and ablution rooms will remain closed until further notice;
  • Mosques will open their doors half an hour before the start of Friday prayer and close 30 minutes after;
  • The total duration of the prayer will be 10 minutes.
  • All worshipers must wear masks, bring their rugs and Quran (or use the mobile app).

All the prayers are also not recommended to touch any surfaces and to perform the ablution ritual at home; daily five-time prayers are strongly recommended to apply all of these preventive measures.

To raise awareness among worshipers about COVID-19 prevention measures, groups of volunteers speaking different languages ​​will work in mosques.

Elderly people, children and those with chronic illnesses are encouraged to stay at home. Mosques and churches in industrial zones will remain closed.

 

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