Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced that Taraweeh prayers will not be allowed in mosques during this Ramadan.
According to a Gulf News report, people have been ordered to perform Taraweeh prayers in houses. Because the prayers at mosques will be suspended until the end of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Saudi Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Abdul Latif al-Shaykh said:
“The suspension of offering performing the five daily prayers at the mosque is more important than the suspension of Taraweeh prayers. We ask Allah the Almighty to accept Taraweeh prayers whether held at mosques, or homes, which we think is better for people’s health. We ask Allah the Almighty to accept prayers from all of us and protect humanity from this epidemic that hit the entire world,” Al Sheikh clarified.”