Muslims Overjoyed as Masjid-E-Nabwi Reopens for Masses Today
Prayers in Masjid-e-Nabwi have been resumed today after two and a half months of being closed down. Muslims offered Fajr prayer in the holy mosque today while strictly complying with the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
With the mosque being reopened, the administration has put in place stringent guidelines to make sure the visitors remain safe from the contagion. These include requiring worshippers to wear protective face masks, perform Wudhu ‘ablution’ from home, exercise social distancing while praying in congregation and to bring their personal prayer mats to the holy mosque.
Other protective measures, such as restricting the congregation to 40 percent of the mosque’s capacity at a time are also being observed.
Moreover, as part of the Saudi governments three-phased plan to ease coronavirus restrictions, prayers in the mosques of other cities in Saudi Arabia are also being resumed, however, in compliance with a set of pre-defined safety measures.
Muslims all over the world are expressing gratitude after hearing this long-awaited news. A large number of worshippers attended the Fajr prayer congregation today.
Written by: Samira Khan