Pics: Friday worshippers in Egypt’s mosques after months of suspension: what did they feel?

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 01:51 GMT

As cautious as they should be, Muslim worshippers were seen outside their houses in large numbers to go to mosques, to perform the weekly Friday prayers, for the first time in five months, after they were banned from praying in mosques over coronavirus.

Friday prayer to resume in big mosques after suspension over coronavirus: Egypt’s PM

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 01:57 GMT

After five months of almost total suspension of Muslim’s Friday prayer due to spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli said big mosques that can maintain coronavirus preventive measures can receive worshippers for the Friday prayer starting August 28.

25 people allowed to enter church: Pope Tawadros II

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 - 06:39 GMT

As for marriage and baptism ceremonies, only six to seven people will attend to ensure that the virus will not spread among the attendees

Egypt reopens mosques after 3-month closure due to COVID-19

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 - 08:33 GMT

A 150-centimeter distance among worshippers is applied inside the mosques nationwide.

Measures taken ahead of re-opening mosques in less-infected governorates

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 05:02 GMT

A number of large mosques in governorates with low infection rates will re-open for worshippers under certain conditions.

Mosques reopened in Lebanon to perform Friday prayer only

Tue, 19 May 2020 - 12:53 GMT

The Lebanese authorities decided to reopen mosques only for performing Friday prayers as of May 22 while taking all the preventive measures against coronavirus.

Egypt's Awqaf min. denies re-opening mosques within days

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 10:30 GMT

Gomaa on Tuesday denied reports circulated on social media sites that his ministry intends to re-open mosques in the coming days.

Mosques to not be opened within coming few days in Egypt: Awqaf Spox

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 08:49 GMT

Once the virus is contained, the mosques will be immediately opened, he said during a phone call on Extra News channel.

Egypt extends closures of mosques, places of worship due to COVID-19

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 - 12:20 GMT

The violation of the decision of suspension is religiously considered a “sin” that requires accountability.

Egypt's mosques, Islamic worship places closed to curb Coronavirus outbreak

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 - 12:48 GMT

The ministry also suspended Friday prayer and other congregational prayers.

Coronavirus Egypt: Friday prayers for Muslims suspended at Al-Azhar; Sayeda Zainab Mosque closed

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 - 11:35 GMT

Five days ago, the Grand Imam issued a fatwa [Islamic decision] saying that the cancellation Friday prayer and all congregational prayers are permissible amid the current health crisis.

In pics: High turnout at mosques as worshippers observe Laylat al-Qadr

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 - 02:09 GMT

A high turnout has been witnessed at mosques across Cairo Friday night, where prayers seek observing Laylat al-Qadr.

Forty dead, 20 seriously wounded in NZ mosque shootings

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 07:03 GMT

The massacre by at least one gunman during Friday prayers in the city of Christchurch is the country's worst ever mass shooting and was condemned throughout Asia.

Islamic world reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 06:29 GMT

The timing of the shootings in the city of Christchurch, during Friday prayers, and the posting on social media of what appeared to be live, point-of-view video footage of the assault by a gunman added to the distress of many.

One Christchurch shooting suspect is Australian - Australian PM

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 06:16 GMT

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Experimental unified Adhan applied in 113 Cairo mosques

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 09:56 GMT

The government has applied an experimental airing of the unified Adhan (prayer call) in 113 mosques in Cairo.

Religious Affairs Minister, Grand Mufti to inaugurate 3 mosques in Port Said

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 12:12 GMT

Port Said celebrates its National Day on 23 December.

Egypt on its way to renewing religious discourse

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 - 11:34 GMT

Egypt is on the road to renewing the religious discourse after all mosques have been placed under the Awqaf’s authority, according to Mohammad Mukhtar Jumaa, the minister of awqaf (endowments).

Endowments ministry to appoint female preachers in each mosque

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 03:00 GMT

The female preachers will deliver regular sermons on women, children and family affairs for female worshipers.

Loudspeakers to be banned outside mosques during Ramadan prayers

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 - 11:09 GMT

As Ramadan is knocking on doors, the loudspeakers fuss is expected to be revived during the holy month.