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Religion and Community

AWQAF: Allowing children over seven to enter mosques

21 Jun, 2021 08:35 AMAl Raya NewspaperIntended Audience
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The Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs (AWQAF) decided to amend the waiting time between the call-to-prayer and Iqaamah for the Fajr (dawn) and Dhuhr (mid-day) prayers only, to become 15 minutes, while the waiting time for the rest of the prayers remains the same, as of yesterday, Sunday.

The Ministry notified imams of mosques with the new instructions, which also include allowing children over the age of seven to enter mosques to perform prayers. As for Friday prayers, mosques will open with the first call to prayer starting next Friday.

Awqaf has taken all precautionary and preventive measures against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), when entering mosques, which include showing Ehteraz application before entering the mosque and bringing one's own prayer rug, taking into account wearing a mask and leaving a sufficient distance between worshipers, to comply with the notion of social distancing during prayer.

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