RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has said that Taraweeh during Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr prayers should also be performed at home as the kingdom has banned public gathering for fear of spread of coronavirus.
A Saudi Arabian newspaper Okaz reported that, Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority of the country, in response to a question, said that Ramadan’s Taraweeh as well as Eid prayers could be performed at home.
The holy fasting month of Ramadan is about to begin in a week around the globe.
Last month, the kingdom banned group prayers including Friday congregation at mosques in a bid to limit the outbreak of COVID-19.
On Apr 16, administration of Prophet Muhammed (SAWW)’s mosque in Madina announced to ban Iftaris during Ramadan for deserving people. At least 83 people have died and 6,380 others infected with coronavirus in Saudi Arabia.