Qur’an sessions back in Grand Mosque after COVID-19 halt

Sessions for memorization of the Holy Qur’an will be allowed in the Grand Mosque in Makkah starting from Saturday after suspension for nearly a year and a half due to COVID-19.

Badr Al Muhammadi; the head of sessions at the General Presidency for Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques; said that sessions would be held in person daily from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“The department has worked out an operation plan for gradual return of the Holy Qur’an sessions in the Grand Mosque;” he said.

He explained that the phased plan is based on regulations initially limiting the attendees to eight learners and holding a single daily session as part of health precautions.

Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to participate in the sessions.

Last month; Saudi authorities reintroduced in-person lectures in the Grand Mosque; ending a halt of nearly two years over COVID-19 concerns.

Saudi Arabia has started relaxing COVID-19 restrictions in the Grand Mosque amid mass vaccinations in the kingdom where over 37 million doses of vaccines have been administered.