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Friday prayers in UAE: Mosques receive worshippers after 8 months

Photos by Shihab and Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times

Published on December 4, 2020 at 13.37

The sermon delivered on the day touched on the importance of being thankful.

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Mosques across the UAE hosted the first socially distanced Friday prayers called Jumuah on December 4. - Photo by Shihab/ KT
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The sermon delivered on the day touched on the importance of being thankful. Photo by Shihab/ KT

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Mosques took in 30 per cent of its capacity on the day, as worshippers turned up wearing masks and clutching their own prayer mats. Photo by Shihab/ KT

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Imams hailed and thanked the authorities for resuming the Friday prayers amid strict safety measures. - Photo by Shihab/ KT

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Awqaf urged worshippers to avoid crowding, especially at the entrances and exits of the mosque. Photo by Ryan Lim/ KT

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All the worshippers wore masks and maintained a 1.5-metre distance between each other. - Photo by Ryan Lim/ KT

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Worshippers turned up as early as 11.45am to secure a spot inside mosques. Photo by Shihab/KT

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The duration of the Juma Khutba (Friday sermon) and prayer was limited to 10 minutes. - Photo by Ryan Lim/ KT

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Mosques had opened 30 minutes before the sermon started and closed 30 minutes after the prayers. - Photo by Shihab/ KT

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Senior citizens, people with chronic illnesses and children were not allowed to attend the Friday prayers at mosques.- Photo by Shihab/ KT

 
 
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