Bahrain reopen mosques for Asr prayer
Bahrain’s Sunni Endowments Administration announced the reopening of mosques for Asr prayer in Bahrain from December 6, local media reported.
Based on the directives of the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments regarding the necessary arrangements to ensure compliance with the implementation of health measures approved by the national team to combat coronavirus, it has been decided to open mosques for afternoon prayers, starting Sunday, December 6.
Earlier in October, the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) announced the reopening of mosques for Dhuhr (noon) prayers.
Fajr (dawn) prayers were allowed on August 28 as the first step towards the gradual reopening of mosques and resumption of collective worship and religious gatherings. Presently, mosques in Bahrain will remain open for worshippers for the fajr and dhuhr prayers.
Precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the worshippers must be taken during the two prayers, the SCIA said.