Eid al-Adha prayers in Damascus and its countryside in homes

In response to the precautionary measures to tackle the Coronavirus, this Eid Al-Adha prayers will be practiced in homes in the Governorates of Damascus and Damascus Countryside after the Ministry of Islamic Trusts suspended prayers  in the mosques of the two governorates.

The Director of the Islamic Trusts of Damascus Countryside Dr. Khader Shahrour stated that the Ministry ordered the officials of the mosques committees in the other Governorates to strictly implement the precautionary measures in all mosques where the blessed Eid Al-Adha prayers will be held, while the mosques in the governorates of Damascus and Damascus Countryside will not be held.


Shahrour said that the required precautionary measures include obligating prayers to wear masks and spacing them with sufficient distance and sterilization at the door of the mosque, in addition to not allowing sick people and children from attending prayer.

Shahrour stressed the necessity of strict adherence to the required health procedures in order to preserve the health of the prayers, especially that the Eid prayer usually witnesses great congestion.

According to the Fiqh Scientific Council at the Ministry of Islamic Trusts, the Eid prayer is either a ‘confirmed Sunnah’or a duty which can be performed in homes with the family.

The Ministry of Islamic Trusts announced the suspension of the Eid Al-Adha prayers in Damascus and Damascus Countryside until further notice due to the expansion of the Corona epidemic in the two governorates.


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