Ramadan 2021: Dubai introduces rules for hoping in mosques

By April 8, 2021blog

210407 Mosque rules The Islamic Affairs and also Charitable Tasks Division in Dubai said that Isha as well as Taraweeh petitions can be performed in mosques, offered worshippers remain to observe precautionary standards. Photo Credit Report: WAM

Dubai: Dubai has announced a set of obligatory guidelines for worshippers going to prayers in mosques during Ramadan.

In accordance with the directives of Dubai’s Supreme Board of Crisis and also Calamity Management, the Islamic Affairs as well as Philanthropic Tasks Division in Dubai said that Isha as well as Taraweeh prayers can be carried out in mosques, provided worshippers continue to observe preventive standards, including using face masks and maintaining physical distancing.

The maximum period of both prayers in mosques has been topped at half an hour.

The standards specify that worshippers praying in mosques should bring their own prayer mats. While at the mosque, worshippers ought to purely avoid handshakes as well as any kind of various other physical greetings that breach physical distancing protocols. They have to additionally keep a risk-free distance from various other worshippers as led by flooring sticker labels.

Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of IACAD, claimed making sure the health and safety of the neighborhood is just one of the Division’s highest concerns.

Taraweeh petitions in mosques will be carried out based on emirate-wide precautionary measures and also particular standards for praying in mosques.

“Crowding in the mosques or its precincts is strictly banned,” Dr. Al Shaibani said. “The period of petitions stays the same as previously introduced. Nonetheless, Isha and also Taraweeh petitions are covered at 30 minutes (consisting of Azan and Iqama). Mosques will certainly be closed immediately after Taraweeh prayers are completed.”

Al Shaibani additionally claimed that the guidelines for worshippers throughout Ramadan become part of measures directed by Dubai’s Supreme Board of Dilemma and also Catastrophe Monitoring, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed container Rashid Al Maktoum, to proceed maintaining a solid COVID-19 preventive regimen.

Lectures as well as workshops in mosques continue to be suspended. Nonetheless, worshippers have the alternative to basically participate in talks. At mosques, worshippers are likewise recommended to review the Quran with smart tools.

Al Shaibani stated that the Division will certainly review the situation before choosing on Qiyam-ul-layl (late night petitions) performed during the last 10 days of Ramadan. The Supreme Board will certainly be upgrading its guidelines hereof. Organising Ramdan, Iftar and also contribution camping tents and also Iftar tables is strictly banned, he noted. Donations must be channelled through approved charity organisations in Dubai.

The general guidelines for praying in mosques include:

-The mosque will certainly continue to be open from the time of azan until the end of obligatory prayer.

-Optimum period of Isha and also Taraweeh petitions in mosques is capped at half an hour.

-Isha prayers will be held 5 mins after the azan.

-The mosque’s doors will certainly be kept open from the beginning of the azan till the end of congregational obligatory prayer.

-Carrying out a 2nd congregational prayer or hoping alone after the completion of main prayers is not permitted; worshippers need to stay clear of crowding.

-All mosques will certainly close instantly after the prayers.

-The circulation of food or any type of other products such as face masks at the entry of the mosque is strictly forbidden.

-Individuals with chronic diseases or compromised immunity are encouraged not to hope in mosques and also prevent groups.

-Intensive evaluations will certainly be carried out to make sure rigorous adherence to preventive guidelines throughout Ramadan; lawbreakers will certainly encounter penalties.

Al Shaibani said that all mosques in Dubai will be frequently sterilised throughout the day throughout Ramadan to make certain the highest degree of safety and security and also prevention in the neighborhood.