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Posted On: 6 August 2020 10:54 am
Updated On: 10 August 2020 03:47 pm

Awqaf to reopen 200 additional mosques on August 7 for Friday prayers

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The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced the reopening of additional 200 mosques for Friday prayers from August 7, 2020.

The additional mosques will reopen following the same preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 which is in place in all the reopened mosques in the country.

There will now be a total of 400 mosques available for Friday prayers as part of the gradual lifting of coronavirus restrictions in Qatar.

It is important to note that continued adherence to the preventive measures will allow the department to reopen the remaining mosques across the country.

COVID-19 precautionary measures for praying in mosques

The following precautions must be followed:

  • 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 diseases are required to pray and read the Holy Quran at home.

Download the list of mosques reopening for Friday prayers to check which mosques are reopening.

Check out the other mosques that reopened previously as part of Phase 3 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar and click here to find out the nearest mosque in your location: www.islam.gov.qa/services/COVID19Mosques.aspx

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