First mosque in Athens opens doors to worshipers

ATHENS: The first mosque in the Greek capital, Athens, has finally opened its doors to Muslim worshippers. The mosque’s first prayers were held on Monday evening under physical distancing measures due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Greece.

Muslims pray in Berlin church to comply with social distancing rules

BERLIN: A Berlin church hosted Muslims who were unable to fit into their mosque for Friday prayers due to social distancing guidelines. The Dar Assalam mosque in the Neukolln district normally welcomes hundreds of Muslims to its Friday services, but

No lockdown during Friday congregational prayers today

KARACHI: The government will not impose a lockdown today during congregational prayers on account of Jumatul Wida, the last Friday for the holy month of Ramazan. Yesterday, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah appealed to follow the government’s standard operating procedures during

Sindh govt limits Taraweeh prayers in mosques

KARACHI: The Sindh government has limited Taraweeh congregation prayers in mosques during the month of Ramazan in wake of a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in the province. In a late night video message, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali

Sindh to again impose three-hour complete lockdown on Friday

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to once again impose a three-hour complete lockdown on Friday between 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM to stop large gatherings during weekly congregation prayers. The Home Department said a complete lockdown for three hours will

Chairman CII urges to offer Friday congregation prayers at home

ISLAMABAD: Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz has urged the people to avoid going to mosques and offer Friday congregations prayer at home under the prevailing situation. Talking to journalists on Thursday, he called for adopting preventive measures

Sindh govt to impose three-hour complete lockdown on Friday

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to impose a complete lockdown on Friday from 12 noon to 3pm in an attempt to prevent large gatherings during the time of congregation prayers. The provincial government has decided to impose a complete

Prayers during pandemic

One of the most difficult decision for the government during the ongoing coronavirus crisis is regarding the congregational prayers in mosques. An outright ban could spark a strong reaction among clerics and religious scholars in a rather conservative and deeply

Religious scholars calls for preventive measures against coronavirus

KARACHI: As the government mulls over the difficult decision to stop large congregations in mosques, several top clerics from different schools of thought have urged the public to adopt preventive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Addressing a

Coronavirus: UAE suspends all prayers for four weeks

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has suspended all congregational prayers, including those offered on Friday, across all mosques for a period of four weeks. According to Khaleej Times, The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) said late on

COAS prays for Tezgam train fire victims

RAWALPINDI: Tablighi Jamaat (religious preachers) leaders met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday and prayed for the victims of Tezgam train inferno incident. According to ISPR, the Army Chief met with the leaders of the

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

KABUL: At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached “unacceptable” levels. The explosion, which witnesses said collapsed