Many pilgrims around the globe visit the Two Holy Shrines to offer Umrah and Prayer throughout the year. Due to the recent pandemic, the Saudi government made it compulsory for the pilgrims to be vaccinated to enter the Holy Mosques. The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said that
Permits for Salat wa Salam and prayers in Roza-e-Sharif/Riaz-ul-Jannah will be issued only once in 30 days.
From where can we get the permits issued? What are the conditions to enter the Masjid-e-Nabwi?
Issuing of permits for prayer in Roza-e-Sharifa
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said in a statement that
Permits for Salat wa Salam and permits for prayers in Roza-e-Sharifa/Riaz-ul-Jannah will be issued through Tawakulna and Etamarna apps.
Do we have to Book in Advance to Pray in Masjid-e-Nabwi?
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah says that it is not necessary to book in advance for prayers in Masjid-e-Nabwi. There is no requirement for an entry permit to offer prayers there, but one must be vaccinated.
Conditions to Offer Prayer in Masjid-e-Nabwi
Conditions to offer prayer in Masjid-e-Nabwi are
- Only those who have received both doses of the corona vaccine can offer prayers at the Masjid-e-Nabwi.
- Health status should be updated through the Tawakalna app.
- Permits will be issued only to persons aged 12 years and above.
Are Children Allowed in the Courtyard of the Mosque?
They further added,
As far as the possibility of allowing children to be carried in the courtyards of Masjid-e-Nabawi is concerned, visitors can contact the administration of the holy mosques at 1966 in this regard.
The Ministry announced that only once a month the permit for offering prayer at Roza-e-Sharifa will be issued by the government. For further details, visit our website. Stay tuned to Saudi expat news.