Syria Bans Public Prayers During Eid

By Simeon Godpower   6 days ago   110
Religion

 

Syria will not hold public prayers during Eid al-Fitr holidays at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, authorities announced Monday, mirroring restrictions in Egypt and Algeria.

Inviting the faithful to pray at home with family, Damascus announced “the suspension of collective prayer in mosques for Eid,” state news agency SANA reported.

The decision by the legal committee of the ministry of religious endowments was aimed at restricting the spread of the new coronavirus.

Damascus has reported 58 cases and three deaths from the COVID-19 respiratory disease in areas of Syria under government control.

Eid al-Fitr is traditionally celebrated by morning prayers in mosques, family visits and large public gatherings.

On May 14, Syrian authorities banned public assemblies during the religious holiday, including at fairs popular with children, and imposed a nighttime curfew from 7.30 pm.

Egypt plans to tighten its curfew during Eid to combat the spread of the virus, as businesses and public transport remain closed.

Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s leading institution in Cairo, has authorised the suspension of mass prayers at mosques.

Algeria has also ordered specific virus control measures during Eid al-Fitr.

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Ifeoma
6 days ago

Why the ban


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Why the ban an


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any attempt to underplay the effect of covid 19 because of religion is only going to lead to further devastation. nice one Syria


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But why naàaaa


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Kdeall
6 days ago

Even Syria join

heal the world oh lord 


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The should keep  praying


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Coro is not respected of any war


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Nnaji Precious
6 days ago

God please heal us


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Its for the best, we can pray in our homes and God will still hear us. Nice one


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Ogenna Umeh
6 days ago

Why nah is not good


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Mapis Hambweh
6 days ago

Toooooooooooohhhhhhh


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Dennis Onuigbo
6 days ago

Syria, common


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Ogor Favour
5 days ago

The understand it's impoetance


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Really it's been unfair


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Why ban .waha don come


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Welldone thank you


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Why public ooooo


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Prince Oti
5 days ago

Hdhdjdjxjxkkzmnzb


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Sunday Ojomah
4 days ago

Damascus has reported 58 cases and three deaths 


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Keep it up to the end of coro 


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