The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Qatar has clarified that the decision to suspend prayers within Mosques continues to remain effective. This was clarified by the ministry in response to the news being circulated in the social media about the re-opening of Mosques.
The Awqaf Ministry, in its Twitter account confirmed that the decision to suspend prayers within the Mosques will continue, as it forms part of preventive and precautionary measures taken by Qatar to curb the spread of COVID-19, and that the news being circulated about its reopening is “not official.”
The illustrative pictures which showed worshippers performing prayers by following preventive measures that were circulated on social media platforms are just proactive educational materials that were prepared to educate the community before actually opening the Mosques.
Preventive measures and social distancing will continue to be effective, and the instructions stipulated in these educational materials will be followed, only when the situation becomes feasible to reopen the Mosques, as per conditions stipulated by the authorities.