Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival in Saudi and United Arab Emirates.
The Saudi Press Agency on Friday said the Islamic Affairs Minister, Abdullatif al-Sheikh, gave instructions not to have Eid prayers in mosques.
The Agency quoted Sheikh Abdul Bari al-Thubaiti, the prayer leader, of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, as saying “Muslims will hold the Eid prayer at home because of the pandemic,”
They asked the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus.
It would be recalled that during Ramadan, prayers without worshippers were held by Imams in the two holy mosques of Mecca and Medina, in the west of the kingdom.