Dubai to reopen over 766 mosques for Friday prayers - GulfToday

Dubai to reopen over 766 mosques for Friday prayers


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter


More than 766 mosques in Dubai will reopen for Friday prayers, which is starting from Dec.4 2020, according to the directives issued by Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) said that the decision came after setting a set of controls and procedures to be followed by worshippers.

"The suspension of Friday prayers and sermons has been lifted for 766 mosques in Dubai, and due to the current circumstances, temporary mosques have been added, including 60 mosques, to accommodate all worshippers, residents and visitors of Dubai," said Dr Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director-General of IACAD.



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The number of worshippers permitted to attend will be reduced by 30 percent of the capacity, with prayers allowed in the outer courtyards and broadcast over loudspeakers.

The duration of the prayer speech will not exceed 10 minutes; all those attending must wear a face mask as well as bring their own prayer rug, which must not be left in the mosque or shared with anyone else.

IACAD is working on updating the list of precautionary measures, noting the need to commit to entering and leaving the mosque regularly.

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