UAE mosques can host special Eid Al Adha prayers

UAE authorities have announced that mosques and open-air spaces (musallahs) can host the special prayers for Eid Al Adha.

The total duration of the prayer, including the sermon, is limited to 15 minutes, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday.

Worshippers would need to strictly adhere to Covid-19 safety measures currently in place at mosques.

Mosques and musallahs will open 15 minutes before the prayer and close immediately after. The traditional practice of handshakes and hugs after the prayer is forbidden. Worshippers are not allowed to gather at the places of worship before or after the prayer.

Those below 12 and above 60 are advised to offer the prayer at home.

The prayer is offered in congregation on the first day of Eid Al Adha (July 20).


Khaleej Times

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