Saudi Arabia has urged worshippers to comply with ongoing security measures within mosques. Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister has urged sermons on Friday to address precautionary and preventive steps for Covid-19.
Sheikh Abdullatif Alsheik has also called on speakers to explain the role of Saudi Arabia in the context of coronavirus pandemic, according to the international news source.
Sermons on Fridays play an important role in guiding people. His directives are part of the hard work of the ministry in disseminating information to the Saudis.
Meanwhile, 205 mosques have been reopened in Friday prayers by the Saudi authorities according to the new regulations.
The first call to prayers will be announced before 20 minutes while the maximum number of religious sermons will be issued for 15 minutes.
Volunteers are helping people take precautionary steps.
Federal Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri said this year Pakistan is in contact with Saudi officials about the Muslims’ quota for Hajj.
He said officials from Saudi Arabia have proposed to King Salman their recommendations regarding Hajj.
He further said that the Saudi authorities are considering allowing the pilgrimage to be carried out by 20 percent of Pakistani pilgrims.
Sources indicated that Saudi Arabia would negotiate on Hajj 2020 with Muslim countries including Pakistan.
Sources also said the decision that only delegations from all countries should be permitted to conduct Hajj is also being considered.
Besides that, the suggestion that people living in Saudi Arabia should be allowed to conduct Hajj only is also considered.
Saudi authorities are expected to take decisions about Hajj 2020 by June 15, 2020, according to sources.