Saudi mosques opened their doors to worshipers on Sunday, May 31, 2020 for the first time in more than two months, as the kingdom eased restrictions imposed to combat the outbreak of the Corona virus. </p><div> <p>Abdel Majid Al-Muhaisen, the muezzin of Al-Rajhi Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the capital Riyadh, said: “The feeling of the muezzin is thanks to God, the Blessed and Exalted, is mercy after he meant calling for people to pray in homes. In the homes of God. ”
The worshipers went to the mosques to perform Fajr prayer under strict rules requiring the use of masks and bringing personal prayer rugs and avoiding shaking hands and standing at a distance of at least two meters.
The authorities do not allow the elderly, children under 15 years old, and those with chronic diseases to go to mosques, and people must perform ablution in their homes before they go to pray in the mosques.
Mamoun Bashir, a Syrian resident in Riyadh, said that tears filled his eyes when he entered the mosque and heard the call to prayer.
Saudi authorities said this month that they would lift restrictions in three stages and that the curfew would end on June 21 across the kingdom, with the exception of the holy city of Mecca.
The performance of Hajj and Umrah is still suspended in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia, with a population of about 30 million people, recorded more than 83,300 infections and 480 deaths due to the Corona virus, which is the highest result among the Arab Gulf states.