More than 90,000 mosques and mosques in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opened their doors yesterday, after the suspension of Friday and Friday prayers was lifted for all assumptions, while the Al-Aqsa Mosque opened its doors to worshipers, after a closure that lasted nearly nine weeks.

In detail, Saudi mosques and mosques received worshipers with the dawn of yesterday, with full implementation of the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance, which are in accordance with the instructions issued by the competent health authorities to limit the spread of the Corona virus and address it, which was to observe the spacing by two meters, and put Adequate distance between the rows, the lifting of the Qur’an temporarily, the closing of all water coolers and refrigerators, the closing of toilets and places of ablution, not allowing the distribution of water, food, perfume and miswak, opening the windows of mosques and opening the doors from the time of entry until the end of the prayer, in order to preserve the health and safety of everyone from this pandemic, And providing all the necessary supplies to ensure the safety of the visitors of God’s homes.

The precautionary measures and instructions circulated by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da`wah and Guidance included the branches of the ministry, opening mosques 15 minutes before the call to prayer and closing them 10 minutes after prayers, while reducing the time between waiting for prayer and staying to 10 minutes, and maintaining the suspension of scientific lessons, programs and lectures as well as Quran memorization sessions Generous in mosques and women's homes and continuing education and lectures remotely according to electronic media until further notice.

Precautionary measures included wearing a cloth mask, bringing worshipers to their own carpets with them, not leaving them after prayer, not taking children under the age of 15, ablution at home, not crowding when entering or leaving mosques, and that Friday prayers be held temporarily in mosques near The mosques are crowded with worshipers and are prepared for Friday prayers, and the first call to prayer is 20 minutes before the time begins, and the mosques must be opened 20 minutes before the time begins and closed 20 minutes after the prayer, and the Friday sermon with the prayer should not exceed 15 minutes.

The ministry had finally finished cleaning, sterilizing and disinfecting mosques and mosques in all regions of the Kingdom. In occupied Jerusalem, and before the dawn of yesterday's call to prayer, thousands of Palestinians gathered in front of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, which opened its doors after a 69-day closure due to measures to confront the Corona virus, and the gates witnessed a proliferation of mosque guards. To conduct sterilization operations for worshipers, and take safety measures before entering the courtyards of the mosque.

And «Emirates Today» existed at the gates of Hatta, Silsilah, and Purgatory leading directly to the arenas of the Temple Mount, documenting the stampede of thousands of worshipers who longed to pray at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, where their throats shouted, and their eyes filled with tears.

The number of worshipers who entered the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform the dawn prayer on the first day to reopen the doors of Al-Aqsa Mosque, reached about 4000 worshipers, all of whom wore medical masks, following the precautions, according to the director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Omar Al-Kiswani.

Al-Kiswani said: "By the grace of God Almighty, the doors of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque were reopened before the crowds of worshipers. We have taken all safety measures and made full preparations for the return of the Palestinians to the arenas of the Temple Mount."

He pointed out that the doors that were opened to the worshipers at the dawn prayer were three, while all the main doors were opened to the mosque in the morning, to remain open to the worshipers all the time, noting that there would be no limitation of the number of worshipers, but the conditions of health safety will be observed.


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