Al Riyadh, Abdul Latif Al Sheikh, the minister of Islamic affairs, said that prayers should be performed at home if the situation remains the same in terms of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country
The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance announced that Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan will only be performed at home as the suspension of prayers at mosques would not be lifted until the end of coronavirus, the Gulf News reports.
According to another report in Saudi newspaper Al Riyadh, Abdul Latif Al Sheikh, the minister of Islamic affairs, said that prayers should be performed at home if the situation remains the same in terms of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
“The suspension of performing the five daily prayers at mosques is more important than the suspension of Taraweeh prayers. We ask Allah the Almighty to accept Taraweeh prayers whether held at mosques, or homes, which we think is better for people’s health. We ask Allah the Almighty to accept prayers from all of us and protect humanity from this epidemic that hit the entire world,” Al Sheikh further clarified.
The temporary suspension of prayers at mosques was implemented as a precautionary measure by the Saudi authorities in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom.
Additionally, Al Sheikh said that funeral prayers for the dead should be performed only by 5 to 6 people and that these prayers can be performed at home too.