UAE: Prayer Guidelines for Mosques in Ramadan 2021

  • Publish date: Thursday، 08 April 2021 Last update: Sunday، 11 April 2021
UAE: Prayer Guidelines for Mosques in Ramadan 2021

Dubai announced a set of mandatory precautionary guidelines for worshipers attending prayers in mosques during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Prayer Guidelines:

UAE: Prayer Guidelines for Mosques in Ramadan 2021

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) has said that Isha and Taraweeh prayers can be performed in if worshippers are wearing of face masks and maintaining physical distancing.

Worshippers should bring their own prayer mats, and the maximum duration of both prayers in mosques has been capped at 30 minutes.

While at the mosque, worshippers should strictly avoid handshakes and any other physical greetings that breach physical distancing protocols.

UAE: Prayer Guidelines for Mosques in Ramadan 2021

They must also maintain a safe distance from other worshippers as guided by floor stickers.

Organising Ramdan, Iftar and donation tents and Iftar tables is strictly prohibited, he noted. Donations should be channeled through accredited charity organisations in Dubai.

Lectures and seminars in mosques remain suspended. However, worshipers have the option to virtually attend lectures. At mosques, worshippers are also advised to read the Quran through smart devices.

Qiyam-ul-layl (late night prayers)

Al Shaibani said that the Department will evaluate the situation before making a decision on Qiyam-ul-layl (late night prayers) performed during the last ten days of Ramadan.

UAE: Prayer Guidelines for Mosques in Ramadan 2021

The general guidelines for praying in mosques include:

 -The mosque will remain open from the time of azan until the end of obligatory prayer.

-Maximum duration of Isha and Taraweeh prayers in mosques is capped at 30 minutes.

-Isha prayers will be held five minutes after the azan.

-The mosque’s doors will be kept open from the beginning of the azan until the end of congregational obligatory prayer.

-Performing a second congregational prayer or praying alone after the completion of main prayers is not permitted; worshippers must avoid crowding.

-All mosques will close immediately after the prayers.

-The distribution of food or any other items such as face masks at the entrance of the mosque is strictly prohibited.

-Individuals with chronic illnesses or compromised immunity are advised not to pray in mosques and avoid crowds.

-Intensive inspections will be conducted to ensure strict adherence to precautionary guidelines during Ramadan; violators will face penalties.

Al Shaibani said that all mosques in Dubai will be frequently sterilised throughout the day during Ramadan to ensure the highest levels of safety and prevention in the community.

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