ISLAMABAD: After consultation with Ulema, President Arif Alvi on Saturday announced that mosques across the country would remain open during Ramadan for Taraweeh, Friday and daily prayers with some conditions.
He said this while announcing details of the strategy devised in consultation with Ulema of different sects for Ramadan. He was flanked by Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri and Interior Minister Ejaz Ahmed in Islamabad.
“Carpet should not be rolled out in mosques and imambargahs. Rather, prayer should be offered on floor and floor should be cleaned with chlorine. Gathering before and after prayer should be avoided,” Arif Alvi said while detailing 20 conditional points for offering prayer at mosques.
He asked that if a mosque had a terrace then prayer should be offered in that area rather than inside the mosque.
“Face masks should be worn and no hand shake would be done by worshippers. Make ablution at home and avoid touching your face,” he said.
“Shared arrangement of Sehri and Iftari should not be made. Those having flu, cough or cold would not be allowed to enter mosques, every worshipper should stand at a distance of six-feet. Marks should be made for worshippers at mosques,” he added.