It’s official. The mosques are expected to reopen from July 15, as announced by the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs. However, they will remain closed for Friday prayer.
After consulting the health and administrative authorities, the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs has decided to gradually reopen mosques throughout the territory from July 15, taking into account the local epidemiological situation and the conditions of health control which will be managed by local commissions at the entrance to the mosques.
However, the mosques will remain closed for Friday prayers for the time being. In a press release, the ministry also wanted to recall that compliance with the Sharia rule of not infecting others requires everyone who has the symptoms of the disease to avoid going to the mosque. The worshipers must also respect preventive measures, in this case, wearing masks and keeping a distance of 1.5 m between each person is a must, so is avoiding any gathering in the mosque before and after prayer as well as handshakes and congestion, especially at the exit, specifies the ministry, stressing the need to disinfect the hands with a gel (available at the entrance of the mosque ), to measure the temperature (by a person responsible for this purpose), to make sure to use personal carpets and to keep the sanitary outbuildings of the mosques closed.