No booking for Friday prayers needed, religious activities allowed

Azlan Othman

Muslims in the country can perform the Friday prayers at normal capacity starting August 3 where children aged 12 and above are allowed. Booking Friday prayers slot is no
longer required.

This was highlighted by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman in a press conference.

“Physical distancing is still in place when performing the prayers and the use of face mask is still required. Al-Quran and Muqaddam classes on Fridays are also allowed,” the minister said.

The minister added that mosques, suraus and religious halls are allowed to organise religious programmes and events such as recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Tahlil, Ratib Al-Attas, religious talks, Tedarus Al-Quran, recitation of selected surahs and religious classes.

These mosque activities are allowed with no more than 100 people for two hours.

The minister said Hari Raya Aidiladha on 10th of Zulhijjah, 1441 Hijrah corresponding to August 1 will be celebrated under the third stage of de-escalation plan.

Sunnat Hari Raya Aidiladha prayers will be held in mosques, suraus and religious halls across the country. Congregants must book a slot in the BruHealth app and comply with the instructions and guidelines set by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman during the press conference. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR