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Friday prayer resumes in mosques in Bahrain

April 16, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

MANAMA —
Mosques across Bahrain opened their doors for worshipers for Friday prayers for the first time in many months amid coronavirus precautionary measures.

However, only worshipers who have received the COVID-19 vaccines (14 days after the second dose) and those who have recovered from COVID-19 and are holding recovery certificates were allowed inside mosques. They showed full commitment to the instructions issued by the relevant authorities, including social distancing and wearing face masks.

Congregational and Friday prayers were suspended for the first time in Bahrain on March 28 last year when mosques were closed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. Fajr prayers were offered in mosques on Aug. 28, Dhuhr on Nov. 1, and Asr on Dec. 6.

The imam of Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Centre, Sheikh Adnan bin Abdullah Al-Qattan, extended in the Friday sermon sincere congratulations to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the government, the Bahraini people, and the Islamic world marking the holy month of Ramadan. He also extended congratulations on the resumption of Friday prayer and all prayers in mosques, in line with the royal directives.

The imams of mosques expressed in their sermons heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the king for his directives to reopen mosques for prayers in the holy month of Ramadan. They also extended thanks to the crown prince for his efforts in leading the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus to protect the health and safety of all citizens and residents in Bahrain.


April 16, 2021
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