Decision on suspension of prayers applies to Eid prayers, says Awqaf May 22, 2020 0 11257 12345 QNADohaThe Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has confirmed that the decision of temporarily closing mosques and suspending congressional prayers as part of the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 also applies to Eid Al Fitr prayers for the year 1441 AH. The Eid prayer at Imam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahab Mosque will be limited to 40 people, including imams, muezzins and mosque’s employees.In a statement, the ministry said that based on the previous statement issued by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs on April 22, which was implemented in order to strengthen the preventive and precautionary measures taken by the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, regarding the continued closure of mosques and the suspension of congregational prayers, until the safety and tranquility of the worshipers is met, we confirm that the decision also applies to Eid Al Fitr prayers for the year 1441 AH.The ministry indicated that the Friday and Eid Al Fitr prayers, which are held exclusively in the presence of 40 worshipers, as per the Hanbali doctrine, mainly Imams, Muezzins and staff of the Imam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahab Mosque, will be broadcast on TV and radio channels, while affirming that it is not permissible to follow the imam in prayer broadcast on radio, television and other means of communication.The ministry stressed it will be in contact with the competent authorities to follow up on the COVID-19 status, and will reopen all mosques as soon as the risk of the pandemic has passed.On the occasion of nearing Eid Al Fitr, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs presented congratulations and greetings to the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, the Father Amir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, the Deputy Amir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al Thani and to the wise government, the honorable Qatari people, and the entire Islamic nation. RELATED ARTICLES Sultan of Oman, FM review ties May 22, 2020 0 13404 Stay at home this Eid to curb virus spread: Minister May 22, 2020 0 11531 COVID-19 recoveries reach 7,288: MoPH May 22, 2020 0 1210 Amir exchanges Eid greetings QNA Doha The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani has exchanged greetings with a number of leaders of Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al Fitr. In telephone conversations on Thursday, the Amir .. Ehteraz app doesn’t violate user privacy: MoPH official QNA Doha The recently launched Ehteraz app seeks to protect the community from coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and strengthen preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus in Qatar, a top Ministry of Public .. Mandatory Ehteraz app rule in force from today Stepping out of your house? Don’t forget to install Qatar’s COVID-19 risk-detector app – Ehteraz – on your smartphone. Starting from Friday, installation of Ehteraz app on smartphone has been made mandatory for .. Amir sends message to Kuwait Amir QNA Kuwait The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani has sent a written message to the Amir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah. The message pertains to the deep-rooted fraternal relations between the two ..