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Covid UAE: Men to use women's prayer halls for Friday prayers in Sharjah mosques

Web Report/Sharjah
Filed on March 22, 2021
Image used for illustrative purposes only. (KT file photo/Shihab)

The new decision is effective from Friday, March 26.

Women's prayer halls at large mosques in Sharjah will be used to accommodate men for the Friday prayers, it was announced on Monday.

Though mosques have reopened, women's prayer halls remain closed.

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The decision has been taken to ease the Friday rush at mosques. "It will reduce congestion at mosques and make it easier for worshippers to offer the Friday prayers amid Covid-19," the Department of Islamic Affairs announced on social media.

The new decision is effective from Friday, March 26.

Mosques were first closed in March last year as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19. They had reopened for the five daily prayers in July, but Friday prayers remained suspended. The Friday prayers resumed on December 4.

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