Ramadan 2021: Dubai pronounces guidelines for praying in mosques


The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Actions Division in Dubai mentioned that Isha and Taraweeh prayers could be carried out in mosques, supplied worshippers proceed to watch precautionary tips.
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Dubai: Dubai has introduced a set of obligatory tips for worshippers attending prayers in mosques throughout Ramadan.

Consistent with the directives of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Disaster and Catastrophe Administration, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Actions Division in Dubai mentioned that Isha and Taraweeh prayers could be carried out in mosques, supplied worshippers proceed to watch precautionary tips, together with sporting face masks and sustaining bodily distancing.

The utmost period of each prayers in mosques has been capped at half-hour.

The rules state that worshippers praying in mosques should carry their very own prayer mats. Whereas on the mosque, worshippers ought to strictly keep away from handshakes and another bodily greetings that breach bodily distancing protocols. They need to additionally keep a secure distance from different worshippers as guided by ground stickers.

Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director Common of IACAD, mentioned guaranteeing the well being and security of the group is likely one of the Division’s highest priorities.

Taraweeh prayers in mosques will probably be carried out in accordance with emirate-wide precautionary measures and particular tips for praying in mosques.

“Crowding within the mosques or its precincts is strictly prohibited,” Dr. Al Shaibani mentioned. “The period of prayers stays the identical as beforehand introduced. Nonetheless, Isha and Taraweeh prayers are capped at half-hour (together with Azan and Iqama). Mosques will probably be closed instantly after Taraweeh prayers are accomplished.”

Al Shaibani additional mentioned that the rules for worshippers throughout Ramadan are a part of measures directed by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Disaster and Catastrophe Administration, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to proceed sustaining a robust COVID-19 precautionary regime.

Lectures and seminars in mosques stay suspended. Nonetheless, worshippers have the choice to nearly attend lectures. At mosques, worshippers are additionally suggested to learn the Quran by way of good gadgets.

Al Shaibani mentioned that the Division will consider the state of affairs earlier than making a call on Qiyam-ul-layl (late evening prayers) carried out over the past ten days of Ramadan. The Supreme Committee will probably be updating its tips on this regard. Organising Ramdan, Iftar and donation tents and Iftar tables is strictly prohibited, he famous. Donations needs to be channelled by way of accredited charity organisations in Dubai.

The overall tips for praying in mosques embody:

-The mosque will stay open from the time of azan till the tip of compulsory prayer.

-Most period of Isha and Taraweeh prayers in mosques is capped at half-hour.

-Isha prayers will probably be held 5 minutes after the azan.

-The mosque’s doorways will probably be stored open from the start of the azan till the tip of congregational compulsory prayer.

-Performing a second congregational prayer or praying alone after the completion of foremost prayers shouldn’t be permitted; worshippers should keep away from crowding.

-All mosques will shut instantly after the prayers.

-The distribution of meals or another gadgets similar to face masks on the entrance of the mosque is strictly prohibited.

-People with continual sicknesses or compromised immunity are suggested to not pray in mosques and keep away from crowds.

-Intensive inspections will probably be performed to make sure strict adherence to precautionary tips throughout Ramadan; violators will face penalties.

Al Shaibani mentioned that every one mosques in Dubai will probably be often sterilised all through the day throughout Ramadan to make sure the best ranges of security and prevention in the neighborhood.


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