600 outdoor spaces designated nationwide to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers: Awqaf ministry



Fri, 29 Apr 2022 - 07:20 GMT


Fri, 29 Apr 2022 - 07:20 GMT

CAIRO- 29 April 2022: Awqaf Ministry, in cooperation with concerned State institutions, allocated 600 outdoor spaces nationwide to perform Eid al Fitr prayers that are held after sunrise to mark the religious feast celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

In a statement on Friday, the Awqaf Ministry said that within the framework of coordination with the State institutions concerned with managing the epidemic and health crisis, preparations are underway to make ready more than 600 open-air spaces attached to the major mosques for Eid al-Fitr prayers.

The Awqaf Ministry also directed to open the mosques' doors at least half an hour before Eid prayers to welcome worshipers, the statement said.

The ministry also allows Eid devotees, who will flock over to mosques and prayer grounds, to accompany their children to bring cheer and joy to them, it added

On April 15, Egypt’s Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Goma'a said that Eid prayers will be allowed to be performed in major and university mosques where Friday prayers are currently being held.

He added that the prayers will not be allowed to be held in public squares this year.

Goma'a affirmed that all of COVID-19 precautions measures will be applied during the prayers same as last year.

Egypt's Mufti Shawqi Allam said in earlier statements that the minimum rate of Zakat al Fitr is LE 15 per person this year.

Allam said the rate of Zakat al Fitr is equivalent to the price of 2.5 kg of grain per person.

Allam stressed the necessity of giving out Zakat al Fitr before Eid prayers to gain its reward and allow the needy to benefit from it.

Zakat al Fitr is a charity paid to the poor from the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan till before Eid prayers.




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