Iftar and Sehri cannot be organized in the mosque during the upcoming Ramadan due to the epidemic of coronavirus infection.
An emergency notification has been issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs with such instructions on Monday.
In the notification, a total of 10 instructions have been given to perform the prayers in the mosque.
The Ministry of Religion said in a statement that the outbreak of coronavirus has led to an abnormal rise in the number of coronavirus deaths across the country.
In this context, it has been mentioned in the notification that these 10 instructions have been given in the current context of the country. The instructions are-
1. Soap-water with hand sanitizer / hand washing system should be kept at the entrance of the mosque and the incoming worshiper must come to the mosque after wearing a mask.
2. Everyone should perform ablution from their home, perform sunnat prayers at home and come to the mosque and wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds while performing ablution.
3. Carpets cannot be laid in the mosque. Before the five daily prayers, the entire mosque should be cleaned with disinfectant, the worshipers should bring the Jainamaz in their respective responsibilities.
4. Social distance must be ensured in standing for prayers in Qatar.
5. Children, the elderly, any sick person and those engaged in the service of the sick will refrain from participating in Jamaat.
. Soap / hand sanitizer should be kept in the toilet of the mosque to prevent infection. Jainamaz and hats reserved in the mosque cannot be used.
. To ensure public safety, the guidelines of the health care department, local administration and law enforcement must be followed.
. Iftar and Sehri cannot be organized in the mosque.
9. Khatibs and Imams will offer prayers at the court of the Almighty after the prayers to save themselves from the epidemic of coronavirus.
10. Honorable Khatib, Imam and Mosque Management Committee will ensure implementation of the issues.
In case of violation of this directive, local administration and law enforcement agencies will take legal action against the responsible persons.
The local administration, law enforcement agencies, officials and employees of the Islamic Foundation and the management committee of the concerned mosques were requested to implement the directives to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
It is to be noted that Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, will start from April 14 or 15, depending on the sighting of the moon.