Saudi Arabia Suspends ‘Taraweeh’, Tells Muslims What To Do

Saudi Arabia Suspends 'Taraweeh', Tells Muslims What To Do

Saudi Arabia has suspended the group prayers in Ramadan “Taraweeh” because of Covid-19 Pandemic.


On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of  Taraweeh prayers in Mecca and Medina during the Ramadan due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan is expected to begin on April 23.

The Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, in a statement, announced that the suspension of the important prayer during Ramadan is to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

However, Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh, the minister of Islamic affairs said the prayers will be performed at home for health safety.

Taraweeh prayers in Islam are very important and rewarding during the Holy month.

The statement reads;

“The suspension of performing the five daily prayers at mosques is more important than the suspension of Taraweeh prayers.

“We ask Allah the Almighty to accept Taraweeh prayers whether held at mosques, or homes, which we think is better for people’s health.

We ask Allah the Almighty to accept prayers from all of us and protect humanity from this epidemic that hit the entire world.

“This is a precaution in line with the prohibition of gatherings, so that funeral prayers take place at cemeteries should not exceed five to six of the deceased’s relatives, and the rest pray at their homes.”


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Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has 4,934 cases and 65 deaths related to Coronavirus as of Monday. 

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