Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al-Haram & Masjid-e-Nabwi Will Remain Closed for Workshipers

Due to Coronavirus, the world is suffering from major crises. Even though few countries have elevated themselves from the virus the others are trying to eliminate the deadly virus from their country including Saudi Arabia.

The country imposed early curfew and lock-down across the country to reduce the number of patients and alleviate the virus. However, with time the country finally decided to ease the curfew which added speculations that the two holy grand mosques will be opened for ordinary people.

The administration has clarified these speculations with the official statement. What is it about? Read in the article below.

Official Statement by the Administration of Grand Holy Mosques

The administration of Masjid-e-Nabawi and Masjid-ul-Haram have announced that both the holy grand mosques was, is and will continue the ban on ordinary worshipers for Friday and obligatory prayers.

What was the Reason for this Statement?

According to the local newspaper, the administration of the grand Mosques has issued this explanation in response to the rumors circulating on social media in which it was claimed that the Saudi Government has opened the doors of Masjid al-Nabawi and Masjid-ul-Haram for ordinary worshipers and pilgrims.

Why did these Rumors Raised on Surface?

The reason behind the formulation of rumors was that the Saudi Government had announced on May 26, 2020 that all mosques in the kingdom would be opened for Friday prayers and Sunday prayers from May 31st.

However, the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah and the Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah were not mentioned particularly so people started gossiping about the fate of these two holy grand mosques.

Are the 2 Holy Grand Mosques Actually Closed for Prayers?

No, these two (2) holy mosques of the Islamic world are constantly opened for Friday and obligatory prayers. However, the arrival of ordinary worshipers is prohibited there and the staff of both mosques and the security forces are praying in them and some other people on behalf of the Saudi government.

The Clarification Justifying the Difference of Order Implementation

The decision to reopen all the mosques in the country is not applied to the Masjid Al-Haram and the Masjid Al-Nabawi, because these two (2) mosques were never closed for Friday and obligatory prayers however, with restrictions on the entry of ordinary worshipers.

People were really hoping that finally they will be able to visit the two  (2) holy grand mosques but unfortunately, there’s still some time before we can see the sparkle back in the two (2) Masjids, Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabwi.

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