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Posted On: 11 June 2020 04:39 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

List of mosques reopening on June 15 and required precautionary measures against COVID-19

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As announced on the plan for the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, mosques will reopen gradually as the country progresses through each of the four phases.

According to The Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs in a tweet, a specific number of mosques will be reopened for prayers starting from Monday, June 15, with the exception of Friday prayers.

Friday prayers will be allowed in 54 mosques starting Phase 3 (August) and will be allowed on all mosques during Phase 4 (September).

List of mosques opening on June 15

The Ministry released Thursday (June 11), the list of mosques that will reopen on Monday, June 15. There are almost 500 mosques on the list. Download the list of mosques here.


Precautionary measures for the return of prayer in mosques

In a video, the Ministry also showed what are the specific precautionary measures required for the worshipers.

These are:

  • 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.
  • 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 to pray and read the Quran at home.

Source: Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs