Eid prayers from Grand Mosque to be broadcast live in Bahrain

The prayers will be limited to the imam and to a small number of people


Eid Al Fitr prayers will be broadcast live on radio and television from the Grand Mosque, as Bahrain continues to implement measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry announced yesterday that the decision to perform the prayers was taken based on the directives of His Majesty King Hamad to uphold the Islamic tradition.

However, the prayers will be limited to the imam and to a small number of people, in line with the precautionary measures taken by Bahrain to stem the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Imams in other mosques will proclaim the traditional Eid takbeers (praise to Allah) that precede the prayers and sermons, but there will be no prayers.

Bahrain had shut down mosques since March as part of the preventive measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus through congregations.

Last month, it allowed the Friday prayers and the taraweeh prayers associated with Ramadan at Al Fateh Mosque.

The Eid prayers will be performed on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the sighting of the moon that marks the end of Ramadan.

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