Lockdown softened in the Middle East and Gulf countries in view of Ramadan
With the start of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, many Islamic countries have eased lockdown and curfews imposed in the wake of the coronavirus.
Ramadan began on April 24 in a few Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait, while Ramadan began on April 25 in all Islamic countries of the world, including Pakistan.
Regarding Ramadan, the most sacred and important month for Muslims, where special measures and relief are provided every year in all Islamic countries.
Even this time, despite the outbreak of the coronavirus, Islamic countries have announced softening to facilitate fasting.
This time, Ramadan comes at a time when the Corona epidemic is spreading around the world and a partial or severe lockdown and curfew have been imposed in about 190 countries around the world.
Like other countries, Islamic countries have a lockdown and curfew, but since the beginning of Ramadan, many Islamic countries have relaxed the lockdown or curfew and allowed limited activities.
Saudi Arabia, the most important country in the Islamic world, has temporarily banned Umrah, although it has imposed a strict lockdown in view of the coronavirus, and so far Saudi Arabia has not signed a Hajj agreement with any other country.
However, the government eased the strict lockdown and curfew in view of the month of Ramadan.
The Saudi government allowed a limited number of people to leave their homes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while also offering Taraweeh prayers at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque.
According to Gulf News, people in Saudi Arabia will now be allowed to get out of essential work, while hotels will remain open during the month of Ramadan.
According to the Saudi government, Taraweeh prayers will be offered in Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi throughout Ramadan, but other people will not be allowed to participate in Taraweeh, but only employees of the two holy shrines will be able to attend prayers It has been ordered to keep up to 10 rak'ats.
The government has also allowed hotels to be open from 3 pm to 5 am, but more people will not be allowed to sit there, and rushing will not be tolerated. ۔