Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, the best non secular authority in the dominion, has stated prayers throughout Ramadan and the following Eid al-Fitr pageant ought to be carried out at home if the coronavirus outbreak continues, in accordance to a Saudi newspaper.
“Ramadan’s Taraweeh [evening] prayer can be performed at home if it cannot be performed at mosques due to the preventive measures taken to fight the spread of coronavirus,” Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh stated in response to a query, including that the identical applies for Eid prayers, Okaz newspaper reported on Friday.
The holy fasting month of Ramadan begins subsequent week.
Saudi Arabia in mid-March stopped folks performing their 5 day by day prayers and the weekly Friday prayer inside mosques as a part of efforts to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus.
On Thursday, Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina stated it was banning occasions that dispense night meals to these in want throughout Ramadan to break their day by day quick.
The dominion has reported 6,380 circumstances of COVID-19, the extremely contagious respiratory illness brought on by the brand new coronavirus, and 83 deaths thus far.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia indefinitely prolonged a curfew in pressure due to the coronavirus amid a surge of latest infections.
The measure covers the capital, Riyadh, and different large cities for 24 hours of the day.
A curfew, initially set for 3 weeks, runs from three pm to 6 am native time in all places else. For each this and the 24-hour curfew, residents could exit just for important wants.
The inside ministry grants allow for important personnel to transfer round. Violators face fines and jail time.