The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance in Saudi Arabia and its employees are getting ready to start upkeep, cleansing and sanitisation of over 90,000 main and minor mosques throughout the Kingdom, which reopen on Sunday besides the mosques within the holy metropolis of Makkah, after a closure of greater than two months.
The reopening of mosques can be undertaken in accordance with the steerage of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr Abdullatif Al Asheikh, and consistent with recommendation issued by the Senior Council of Ulemas.
The ministry has launched into a vigorous media marketing campaign to induce all worshippers to abide by preventive measures for their very own security to curb the unfold of Covid-19.Among the directions are doing ablution at home, hand-washing and utilizing sanitisers earlier than going out to the mosque and after coming again home.
The aged and people with continual illnesses are suggested to carry out their prayers at home. Reading and reciting the Holy Quran on-line is suggested, too, from one’s personal cell phone or no less than studying from a privately owned copy of the Holy Quran.
Bringing one’s prayer mat to carry out prayers in mosques is very beneficial in addition to protecting a two-metre distance between each other prayer.
Accompanying kids below the age of 15 to the mosques is prohibited.
Putting on a face masks and avoiding shaking fingers and different contact can be beneficial.
Meanwhile, the ministry managed, through the closure of mosques, to endeavor a large cleansing, sanitising and upkeep drive in all mosques Kingdom-wide, in response to world-class requirements and finest identified practices.
This included sanitising over 10 million mosques, 43 million copies of a number of sizes and volumes of the Quran, greater than 600,000 Holy Quran cabinets, along with repairing and sustaining about 176,000 water closets, annexed to mosques.
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