Here is some good news for the faithful. After reopening beaches and parks to the public albeit with strict regulations, Dubai has given the green light for opening the doors of mosques to the public – again.
Some 1,500 holy sites are preparing to welcome visitors, the channel reported, showing footage of workers disinfecting floors and carpets. The decision comes weeks before the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah.
Large gatherings will only worsen the numbers and overwhelm the health care system that has less than 3,000 acute care beds for a population of 220 million people, says Dr Qaiser Sajjad, secretary general of the Pakistan Medical Association and one of the authors of the letter.
"The Sindh government has decided people should offer Ramadan's Taraweeh (evening) prayers at home," Sindh's Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in a video message broadcast on local television stations on Friday.
Mosques are the houses of Allah Almighty. Muslims from all over the world get solace while performing namaz and reciting the Holy Book Quran (the words of Allah) at mosques (“Sharjah prepares for mosques’ reopening, intensifies sterilisation,” June 3, Gulf Today website).
As a continuation of the precautionary measures, mosques will not be open for Friday prayers.
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 Karnataka State Board of Wakfs in a circular has said that decision to bar the use of loudspeakers during the specified time was taken to prevent noise pollution.
Saudi Arabia also cancels social distance measures and oks full capacity attendance at public gatherings, transportation, restaurants and cinemas.