Saudi allows Al-Haram Mosque to open for prayers...

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Saudi allows Al-Haram Mosque to open for prayers

 Religion Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:20 PM, 18 October 2020  

Saudi allows Al-Haram Mosque to open for prayers

Saudi allows Al-Haram Mosque to open for prayers

After a long hiatus, Saudi authorities have allowed its citizens and foreigners living in the country to offer prayers at the Masjid al-Haram, Mecca.

The Saudi authority granted permission after seven months closer due to coronavirus pandemic, the country's state-run television reported on Sunday morning.

General people were not allowed to perform prayers in the mosque due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only the imam, muezzin, and staff of the mosque could perform daily prayers there.

On March 17, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suspended all congregational prayers in all but two of the country's main mosques, Mecca and Medina. Later, prayers in these two mosques were also suspended.

On October 4, Saudi Arabia allowed citizens and residents to perform the Umrah pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, after a seven-month pause due to coronavirus concerns.

A total of, 3,41,854 people have been infected with the epidemic coronavirus in Saudi Arabia as of Sunday and 5,175 have died.

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