The decision to stop prayers in Mosques applies to Eid Al Fitr prayer: Awqaf

  • 1 week ago

In Qatar, it has recently been decided by the State authorities to temporarily close mosques and suspend congressional prayers as part of the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) confirmed that this decision also applies to Eid Al Fitr prayers for the year 1441 AH.




Awqaf stated that the Friday and Eid Al Fitr prayers which are held exclusively in the presence of 40 worshipers, as per the Hanbali doctrine, mainly Imams, Muezzins and staff of the Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab Mosque, will be broadcast on TV and radio channels while affirming that it is not permissible to follow the imam in prayer broadcast on radio, television and other means of communication.

According to the Ministry, it will be in contact with the competent authorities to follow up on the COVID-19 status and will reopen all mosques as soon as the risk of the pandemic has passed.

Source: Government of Qatar