Mosques throughout the world have started to reopen their doors for congregational prayers as the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being relaxed.
The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem were opened for prayer- on Sunday 31 May allowing the worshippers to enter under strict guidelines to prevent infection.
However the grand Mosque in Makkah remains closed until further notice still clouding the prospect of Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage this year.
With Australian authorities easing the COVID-19 restrictions from Monday 1 June, most mosques are preparing to resume daily congregational prayers and first Juma prayers from Friday 5 June after a break of almost two months.
Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, President of Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has urged Muslim worshippers to abide by all requirements set by Health Department and restrictions by government authorities in various states of Australia and make use of the recent ANIC Post COVID-19 guide.