Covid-19: Ministry of Endowments issues Notice on reopening mosques in Oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs affirmed its keenness to reopen mosques, mosques and places of worship that were closed due to the covid-19 outbreak of the global epidemic, by a decision of the Supreme Committee in charge of examining the mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the virus.

Whereas, in its meeting on September 8, 2020 AD, the Committee expressed its grave concern about the developments of the pandemic and the resurgence of the disease at the local and global levels, and the high numbers of infections and deaths from it, and given the continuing effects of the pandemic on public health, and the resulting injuries and deaths that are evidenced by local and global indicators; The legal wisdom requires that measures and precautions be taken to protect the soul, protect, and the tolerance of the Sharia is an capacity to perform prayer and worship with the grace and mercy of God.

Accordingly, the Ministry said that it will take the appropriate decision regarding the opening of mosques, mosques and places of worship in accordance with the guidelines and precautionary measures it has set as of mid-November 2020 AD, with the permission of God Almighty and its facilitation based on new local indicators – issued by the Supreme Committee – proving that the reports of the numbers of injured without Hazard block stage in growing infection spread.

While appreciates all feelings towards the opening of mosques, and places of worship,  asks God Almighty to protect our country, Oman and the rest of the world, from this epidemic, and to grant His kindness and mercy to the injured with wellness and recovery, and to surround everyone with security and tranquility.


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