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COVID-19: Kuwait restricts Ramadan evening prayer in mosques

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Qiyam prayers won’t be allowed to happen in six neighborhoods in Kuwait.
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Kuwait: A round was despatched out by the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs on Saturday stating that Qiyam prayers won’t be allowed in six neighborhoods, all of that are primarily populated by expatriates.

All mosques in Hawally, Maidan Hawally, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Mahboula, Salmiya and Al Nugra are prohibited from performing Qiyam, a prayer service that takes place over the past 10 days of Ramadan.

As for the opposite mosques, they are going to be allowed to carry the Qiyam prayer however they’re restricted to half-hour and are solely open to males.

What’s Qiyam?

Qiyam is a voluntary prayer that’s finished over the past 10 days of Ramadan and takes place between the Ishaa (night) and Fajr (dawn) prayer.

Whereas Qiyam is just not a obligatory prayer, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned, “The perfect salah after the compulsory salah is the evening salah (Qiyamullail).” (Muslim).

Qiyam prayers are finished over the past 10 days of Ramadan whereas Laylatul Qadr (evening of energy) takes place over the past 10 days of Ramadan and is claimed to be the scariest evening within the Islamic calendar.

Though the precise date of Laylatul Qadr is thought, it’s believed to happen on an odd evening over the past 10 days of Ramadan.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned: “Whoever prays to Laylatul Qadr by religion and sincerity, might be forgiven for all his previous sins” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Restrictions in mosques

Because the begin of Ramadan, mosques have been given the inexperienced gentle to arrange prayers, however the devoted have needed to adhere to the well being measures put in place.

Most notable is that Taraweh, a prayer service that takes place after night prayers, was restricted to fifteen minutes and solely males had been allowed to hope in mosques.

As well as, all devotees are required to deliver their very own prayer mat, put on a masks, and preserve social distancing contained in the mosque. To restrict crowds, Iftar charity meals and Islamic lectures and lectures have been banned this 12 months.

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