One of the newly-opened mosques- ET
CAIRO – 16 April 2021: On the first Friday of the Islamic month of holy Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which the Muslims worldwide be fasting from sunrise to sunset], the Egyptian Ministry of Endowment inaugurated 35 new mosques and two others renovated, in eight governorates nationwide.
So far, the total number of mosques that have been inaugurated in Egypt since September 2020 reached 1,369 mosques, including 1,277 new mosques and 92 others restored, according to statistics of the Ministry of Endowments.
The Ministry of Endowments said in a statement last February that a total of LE400 million were spent for the maintenance of ancient mosques in Egypt during the past five years.
Ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, Egypt has intensified preparations at mosques, in line with the precautionary measures set to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mass night prayers during Ramadan (Taraweeh) will be permitted in some mosques with the adoption of preventive measures against Coronavirus. Those mosques will be allowed to provide religious lessons and lectures, which will be broadcast via electronic platforms and social media.