Rules and regulations for offering prayers in mosques during Ramadan in Dubai have been announced.
Dubai’s Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities has asked worshipers to follow precautionary guidelines. It is obligatory to wear a face mask and keep social distance. Isha and Taraweeh prayers can be offered in mosques.
According to the general instructions issued by the department, mosques will remain open from the time of Adhan till the end of obligatory prayers. The times of Isha and Taraweeh prayers are limited to 30 minutes.
Isha’s prayers will begin five minutes after the call to prayer. The doors of mosques will remain open from the beginning of the call to prayer until the end of the obligatory prayers.
Collective or solitary prayers will not be allowed for the second time after the completion of the obligatory prayers and the worshipers must also avoid crowds.
All mosques will be closed immediately after the prayers. Distribution of food items or anything like face masks at the entrances of mosques will be strictly prohibited.
People with serious illnesses or lack of immunity are advised to visit mosques and stay away from crowds.
During Ramadan, the implementation of these instructions will be checked and violators will face severe punishment.