Eid Jamaat at mosques instead of Eidgahs
The government has asked the authorities concerned to hold Eid Jamaat (congregation) of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr at nearby mosques instead of Eidgahs or open space aiming to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Monday in a circular also asked the Muslim devotees not to hug each other and shake hands after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. If necessary, the authorities concerned are also asked to arrange several Eid Jamaats at a single mosque.
According to the circular, carpets could not be rolled out on mosque floors for Eid prayers. The mosques must be cleaned using disinfectant water before prayers. The devotees could bring their respective prayer mats with them.
Soap or hand sanitizers must be put in places designated for ablution and entrances of the mosques, the circular said.
Every devotee must come to the mosques after performing ablution at their respective homes. All the devotees are urged to wash their hands for at least 20 minutes during their ablutions. The devotees must use masks while offering Eid prayers and they cannot use caps and prayer mats (Jainamaz) kept at the mosques, the circular said.