The Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs declared that 150 extra mosques will return to get worshippers, starting from 28 August 2020. For Friday prayers, as part Stage 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.
These 150 mosques are added into the list of mosques that were recently reopened as a part of the implementation of the stages of gradual lifting of the restrictions imposed because of the (COVID-19) pandemic. To know which mosques close to you are reopening for Stage 4, click on the following link: https://www.islam.gov.qa/administrations/COVID19Mosques.aspx
The Ministry certified that full compliance with the precautionary steps will help in reaching at the full reopening of mosques. (QNA)
Coronavirus precautionary steps for praying in mosques
The Ministry of Endowments has stressed on the need to adhere to the precautionary steps and health preventive measures when going to mosques which are as per the following:
- Don’t come early for the prayers, mosques will open with Athan (Azan).
- Do bathing at home before going to the mosque. The mosque’s washrooms and bathing place will be closed.
- Maintain distance of two meters from each other. Don’t crowd inside the mosque.
- Avoid shaking hands with others even while wearing gloves.
- Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing.
- Show your ETERAZ application when you enter the mosque. It must show a healthy green status.
- Collaborate with the committee or people in charge for managing with the mosque.
- Put your prayer mat in the places with signs.
- Bring your own prayer mat to the mosque. Don’t share it with others and don’t leave it in the mosque.
- Wear a face mask even inside the mosque.
- Bring the Holy Quran from home and don’t share it with anyone or read the Holy Quran from the phone or read at home.
- According to precautionary steps, people who are experiencing chronic disease are needed to pray and read the Holy Quran at home.