Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s government has decided to perform 10 rakats of taraveeh in two holly mosques Masjid Ul Haram and Masjide Nabvi in the wake of the coronavirus.
According to Imam-e-Kabah Dr Abdul Rahman Al-sudais collective prayers will be not be held at both the mosques but a small number of people will attend the prayers at the mosques which included Imam and Khadims only.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said that it would extend the suspension of prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
President General of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais, said in a tweet that the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque (Al Masjid Al-Nabawi) will broadcast the call for prayer (adhan) throughout the month but would remain closed to worshippers.
The authority last month began intensifying precautionary anti-coronavirus measures and boosted coordination between all parties that were concerned with the safety of pilgrims.