The Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa has banned Tahajjud prayers (night prayers) in mosques their annexes and their surroundings, only allowing Tarawih prayers.
He stressed that no ministry employees will be allowed to violate this decision.
“Pray the Tahajjud prayers in your homes,” Gomaa said, explaining that this decision comes in line with the instructions from the Higher Committee for the Management of the Coronavirus Crisis.
The ministry laid down several rules to be following when observing this year’s Tarawih prayers:
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm