The Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced new protocols for Mosques in the Kingdom


New protocols for Mosques – Kingdom

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced new protocols in the Mosques in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Maintaining a distance (one and a half meters) between worshipers.
  • Canceling the requirement to leave an empty row between the two rows.
  • Allowing lectures and lessons to be given in mosques, while adhering to the procedures for social distancing, and that the period should be compatible with the period of opening the mosque.
  • Cancellation of the previous directive to remove water coolers and refrigerators from mosques.
  • Canceling the reduction in waiting between the call to prayer and the iqaamah, and adhering to the previously approved time: (25) minutes in Fajr prayer, (10) minutes in Maghrib prayer, and (20) minutes in the rest of the prayers.
  • Keeping mosques open for Friday prayer one hour before the Friday call to prayer and closing them 30 minutes after prayer.
  • Cancellation of the 15-minute period for the Friday sermon and its prayers, taking into account not to lengthen the sermon in accordance with the Sunnah.
  • Returning the Qurans to mosques, while urging worshipers to bring their Qurans with them.


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