Saudi Arabia has urged the worshipers to abide by the ongoing safety measures inside mosques. Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs has urged Friday sermons to discuss Covid-19 precautionary and preventive measures.
According to the international news source, Sheikh Abdullatif Alsheik has also called on speakers to explain Saudi Arabia’s role in the context of coronavirus pandemic.
Friday sermons play a significant role in guiding people. His directives are part of the ministry’s hard work to spread information to Saudi people.
Meanwhile, Saudi authorities have reopened 205 mosques in Friday prayers as per the new regulations.
The first call to prayers will be announced before 20 minutes while religious sermons will be given at maximum for 15 minutes. Volunteers will help people follow precautionary measures.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri said that Pakistan is in contact with Saudi officials about quota for Muslims for Hajj this year.
He said that Saudi officials have proposed their recommendations regarding Hajj to King Salman.
He said that Saudi authorities are considering allowing 20 percent Pakistani pilgrims to perform the pilgrimage.
Sources said that Saudi Arabia will negotiate with Muslim countries including Pakistan regarding Hajj 2020.
Sources also said that the decision that only delegations to be allowed to perform Hajj from all countries is also being considered.
Apart from that, the recommendation that people living in Saudi Arabia only to be allowed to perform Hajj is also being considered.
According to sources, Saudi authorities are expected to take decisions regarding Hajj 2020 till 15th June 2020.