Taraweeh, Eid Prayers to Be performed at Home amid Coronavirus

People can offer Taraweeh and Eid prayers in their homes. This in case it is impossible to hold them in mosques; in view of the precautionary measures taken by the authorities to combat coronavirus; opined Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of the Council of Senior Scholars; Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

The holy fasting month of Ramadan begins next week.

Saudi Arabia in mid-March stopped people performing their five daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayer inside mosques. This was a part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

On Thursday, the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Madinah said it was banning events; which dispense evening meals in the mosque to those in need during Ramadan to break their daily fast.

The Kingdom has reported 6,380 cases of COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, and 83 deaths so far.