Al-Aqsa Mosque opens its doors to worshipers after 70 days of closure – ARAB TIMES

RAMALLAH, May 31: Al-Aqsa Mosque opened its doors to worshipers today, Sunday, 70 days after its closure, as part of measures to combat the virus (the new Corona – Covid 19).

A Muslim woman pray next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city, Sunday, May 31, 2020.The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, reopened early Sunday, following weeks of closure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo / Mahmoud Illean)

“We congratulate you for the opening of the mosque,” ​​to be a blessed gospel and a start “for the reconstruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with your prayers and your commitment to instructions,” said the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque , Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, in a speech during the performance of hundreds of dawn prayers.

In his speech, Sheikh Sabri called on worshipers to adhere to the instructions for bringing the prayer rug, putting the muzzle, observing the distance and not shaking hands and other instructions.

Muslim men pray next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city, Sunday, May 31, 2020.The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, reopened early Sunday, following weeks of closure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo / Mahmoud Illean)

The employees of the Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem had completed preventive and health preparations and cleaning operations to receive the worshipers.

The Palestinian government restored life to normal after the end of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, including the opening of places of worship (KUNA) –


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