For weeks now, mosques worldwide have taken a collection of measures geared toward curbing the unfold of the brand new coronavirus.
As an growing variety of international locations introduced lockdowns, so did mosques, with many closing their door utterly and others banning congregations and utilizing their audio system to remind folks to remain at dwelling.
With the worldwide dying toll from COVID-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus, exceeding 70,000 and greater than 1.28 million instances of an infection confirmed, many mosques try to maintain their communities engaged through the use of live-streams and native stations to broadcast sermons and courses.
This is a take a look at how a number of the world’s largest mosques have adjusted their companies within the time of COVID-19:
Mecca’s Grand Mosque
Worshippers haven’t been allowed to enter Mecca’s Grand Mosque nor the Prophet’s Mosque in Medinah, the 2 principal mosques for Muslims, since Saudi authorities suspended prayers on March 19 in an effort to fight the unfold of the virus.
The ban adopted a collection of different measures in Mecca together with: an preliminary ban on worshippers praying close to the Kaaba, the cube-shaped construction within the centre of the Grand Mosque’s courtyard which Muslims internationally pray in the direction of; and a ban on the Umrah pilgrimage, which seven million Muslims carry out yearly.
It stays unclear if the Hajj pilgrimage, which…