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Taraweeh prayers can be made at home during Ramadan

Mosques have been closed as a result of measures to contain the deadly Covid-19 virus

Taraweeh prayers can be made at home during Ramadan

With mosques closed as a result of measures to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus, prayers should be done at home.

Muslims can offer Taraweeh prayers at home during the holy month of Ramadan, according to the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) of the Dubai Government.

In a statement on Friday, the department revealed that, with mosques closed as a result of measures to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus, prayers should be done at home.

The IACAD confirmed that the heavenly rewards will remain the same as it would if the prayers were carried out in mosques.

Muslims who pray Taraweeh – the teaching of Propher Muhammad (peace by upon him) during Ramadan – to finish the Holy Quran, can hold on to the book in their hands and recite while praying, added the department.

The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of Council of Senior Scholars and General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta, Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, also stated that, if it is impossible to perform Taraweeh and Eid prayers in the mosques because of the precautionary measures taken by the Saudi authorities to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, then people pray at their homes.

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