Several Arab countries decided to prevent Eid al-Adha prayers in public squares and mosques from avoiding the spread of Corona virus, while Kuwait decided to allow its residence in mosques while adhering to health conditions.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia announced that Eid al-Adha prayers would not be held in open spaces, and added that it was decided to accredit them in only the additional mosques and mosques that were prepared, without specifying them.
This decision comes at a time when the Kingdom has recorded, for days, an HIV infection rate in excess of two thousand infections, in addition to dozens of deaths, and comes in light of strict measures that included allowing a small number of Saudis and residents to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.
In Morocco, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced yesterday that the Eid al-Adha prayers in mosques and mosques are prohibited, and that it is permissible to stay in homes without a sermon as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of corona.
In neighboring Algeria, the Fatwa Ministerial Committee announced that Eid al-Adha prayers are performed in groups or individually and without sermon.
In turn, the Egyptian government announced that Eid al-Adha prayers would be allowed from one of the major mosques in the country only, and with a limited number of worshipers, which meant that they would be banned throughout the mosques and squares.
A statement issued shortly after the meeting of the Supreme Committee to combat the Corona Virus, it was agreed that Eid al-Adha prayers would be held according to the same rules that were applied in Eid al-Fitr prayers, from the transmission of prayers from one of the major mosques with takbeers and sermons.
In Iraq, the authorities announced yesterday that they will impose a comprehensive curfew during the Eid al-Adha holiday to prevent the spread of the virus, which means preventing prayers in all mosques and squares. This comes at a time when Iraq has recorded a daily casualty rate of more than two thousand, and a death rate close to or exceeding 100 deaths.
In Syria, the government’s Ministry of Endowments announced that the Eid al-Adha prayers would not be held in the governorates of Damascus and Damascus countryside due to the increased epidemic.
In the Gulf, the authorities in the Emirates announced yesterday that it was decided to hold Eid al-Adha prayers in homes, on the condition that the takbeers are broadcast through visual and audio means.
On the other hand, the Kuwaiti cabinet agreed yesterday to hold Eid al-Adha prayers in all state mosques and foreign prayer halls that are specified by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs with a commitment to apply the requirements of the Ministry of Health in this regard.
Outside the Arab region, Indonesia permitted the establishment of Eid prayers in mosques and chapels, but announced measures that include a commitment to diverging between the worshipers and checking their temperature.