Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mosques in Kingdom to reopen with Precautions

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the opening of Mosques around the Kingdom among other things as the country plans to normalize life as it was before the Coronavirus Pandemic hit.

Among them were the opening of Mosques around the Kingdom except the city of Makkah from 31 May 2020 (8 Shawwal 1441)

Various Precautionary measures and restrictions were issued by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs:

1. Opening mosques 15 minutes before the Adhan and closing them 10 minutes after prayer
2. Reducing in the waiting period between the Adhan and Iqamah to 10 minutes.
3. Opening windows and doors from entering time to the end of the prayer.
4. Removing the Qur’an and books temporarily from the Mosques.
5. Attendees to leave a distance of 2 meters between each other.
6. Leave one space between each row.
7. Closure all water coolers and refrigerators.
8. Suspension of the distribution of water or food in the mosque or anything else.
9.Closure of the toilets and places of ablution.

Precautionary measures on Jummah:

1. Opening mosques 20 minutes before Friday prayers and closing them 20 minutes after prayer.

2 . Friday sermon with prayer should not exceed 15 minutes

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is expected to issue Protocols for the Two Holy Mosques Soon

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Madinah installs Sterilization Gates at Masjid Al Nabawi and completes restoration work

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques- Madinah division has installed experimental Sterilization gates at entrances of Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah on Monday, 18 May 2020. They were installed days after similar gates were also installed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

The Spokesperson said that these gates were currently experimental and if proven to be effective, will be expanded at other gates and areas of Masjid Al Nabawi.

The Qibla wall of Masjid Al Nabawi which is part of the Uthman (May Allah be pleased with Him) Expansion was under restoration work which was completed this Ramadan.

The restoration work was said to be conducted after a period of 170 years, the Quran shelves and wooden structure were removed and it was restored to its original state. The inscriptions on the wall consists names of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him) and various other designs which were part of the original wall.

We also were able to obtain exclusive footage from the courtyard and inside of Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah