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Posted On: 27 August 2020 08:20 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Awqaf to reopen 150 more mosques tomorrow

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The Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs announced that 150 additional mosques will reopen to receive worshippers, starting from 28 August 2020, for Friday prayers, as part Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.

These 150 mosques are added to the list of mosques that were previously reopened as part of the implementation of the phases of gradual lifting of the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To find out which mosques near you are reopening for Phase 4, click on the following link:

The Ministry affirmed that full compliance with the precautionary measures will help in reaching the full reopening of mosques. (QNA)

COVID-19 precautionary measures for praying in mosques

The Ministry of Endowments has stressed the need to adhere to the precautionary measures and health preventive measures when going to mosques which are as follows:

  • Don't come early for the prayers, mosques will open with Athan (Azan) only
  • Do ablution at home before going to the mosque. The mosque's bathrooms and ablution place will be closed.
  • Keep a safe distance of two meters from each other. Do not crowd inside the mosque.
  • Avoid shaking hands with others even while wearing gloves.
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing.
  • Show your EHTERAZ application when you enter the mosque. It must show a healthy green status.
  • Cooperate with the committee or people in charge of managing the mosque.
  • Put your prayer mat in the places with signs only.
  • Bring your own prayer mat to the mosque. Do not share it with others and do not leave it in the mosque.
  • Wear a face mask even inside the mosque.
  • Bring the Holy Quran from home and do not share it with anyone or read the Holy Quran from the phone or complete reading at home.
  • As per precautionary measures, people who are suffering from chronic disease are required to pray and read the Holy Quran at home.

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