Mosques opening and closing times changed by Islamic Affairs in KSA

mosuqes to reopen in Makkah
mosuqes to reopen in Makkah

Mosques opening and closing times changed by Islamic Affairs in KSA. The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abd Al-Latif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh directed to stop all advocacy activities and remotely transfer them, to determine the length of prayer times and to open mosques and mosques, as part of the ministry’s efforts to protect the home of God’s visitors and keep pace with the state’s efforts to address the Coronavirus pandemic and to harness advocacy platforms to protect people and spread Community awareness.

Mosques opening and closing times changed by Islamic Affairs in KSA

The directive ensured that the waiting period between the adhan and the stay was 10 minutes except for the Fajr prayer 20 minutes, the opening of the mosques with the call to prayer and their closing 10 minutes after the prayer, and that the opening of the mosques for the Friday prayer 30 minutes before the call to prayer and the closure of the mosque 15 minutes after the prayer, also included the emphasis on the preachers of the mosques not to The Friday sermon and prayer exceeds 15 minutes, according to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.

In addition, the Minister’s directive emphasized what was included in the previous circulars which stipulate that all worshipers should bring their rugs and wear the muzzle and leave the approved distance (one and a half meters) between the worshipers, and to take regular measures in cooperation with the concerned authorities against anyone who violates this, in order to preserve the health and safety of society. .


The directives also came to suspend the establishment of lessons, advocacy programs, and lectures in mosques, convert all these activities to be remote, and intensify advocacy programs related to awareness of the Corona pandemic.

The directive emphasized the intensification of sterilization of mosques and mosques, ablution places, and toilets, maintaining good ventilation for them, and following up compliance with all the directives provided by the employees of the mosques, including preachers, imams, and muezzins, in strict accordance with what the ministry has entrusted. (Sources: Al Arabiya, and SPA)

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