Ramadan in UAE: Strict Covid safety at mosques

SourceKhaleej Times

With Covid rules laid down for a safe Ramadan, mosques across the country are now getting ready to welcome worshippers throughout the holy month. Unlike last year when places of worship were closed as part of Covid measures, this year’s socially distanced Ramadan will see the faithful offer their Taraweeh prayers at mosques. Talking about the preparations ahead of the holy month, Nouf Al Shehhi, spokesperson of Awqaf, said mosques would continue to abide by all preventive measures to perform the prayers. They will also ensure that there will be no Iftar meal distribution within their premises. “The duration of the Friday sermon has been reduced, bearing in mind the safety of the worshippers. Also, to mark the holy month safely, the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments will be launching a number of religious initiatives, preaching programmes and courses remotely.” Awqaf is set to host over 300 Ramadan-related programmes that will be aired on 12 TV and radio channels. Quran centres across...read more...