UAE: Mosques to host Qiyam-ul-layl prayers from tonight

Mosques across the country will host the voluntary late-night Ramadan prayer called Qiyam-ul-layl from tonight, May 2.

The special prayers are offered during the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan.

Several Covid safety rules have been specified for worshippers:

  • The prayer, which usually lasts for hours, will be capped at 30 minutes.
  • It will be offered from 12 midnight to 12.30 am.
  • The mosques will be closed as soon as the prayer is offered.
  • I’tikaf (retreat at mosques) will not be allowed.
  • Worshippers are to wear masks at all times.
  • They have to bring their own prayer mats to the mosques.
  • They have to maintain adequate social distance, as guided by floor stickers.
  • The elderly and those with chronic diseases have been asked to refrain from going to the mosques and instead offer the prayer at home.


Khaleej Times

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