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The mosque has a capacity of 1,250 worshippers, including an all women section that can accommodate 250 worshippers.
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, IACAD, announced the resumption of prayers in mosques in industrial zones and workers’ cities, starting with today’s fajr prayers, but with a limit of 30 per cent of capacity.
In a coronavirus-blighted year, doors of mosques are reopening for worshippers with the first Friday prayers after the prolonged eight months. Resuming regular prayers at the mosque rejuvenates devotees’ spirit. As congregational prayers
Authorities said mosques in each emirate would open for Friday prayers provided they abide by the COVID-19 precautionary protocols.
The 2,813 registered in the emirate included 1,262 government-run and 1,551 privately run mosques.
The Jiaman mosque in the city of Qira, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, is hidden behind high walls and Communist Party propaganda signs, leaving passersby with no indication that it is home to a religious site. In late April, during the holy month
Some 4,000 people will be able to pray inside the mosque, which combines Ottoman-style with contemporary features.
These measures include physical distancing between worshippers of 2 metres, prohibiting gatherings before and after prayer, avoiding shaking hands in all forms and sterilising hands before visiting the prayer rooms, as well as wearing masks.