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Kuwait amends adhan as people asked to pray at home

Other Kuwait City 03 Apr 20
Kuwait amends adhan as people asked to pray at home
Kuwaiti muslims have been instructed to pray at home instead of going to the mosque, as health authorities in the country struggles to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus
Event Location
Kuwait , Kuwait
Kuwait City
Start Time
03 April 2020, 12:00 AM
End Time
03 April 2020, 12:00 AM

Kuwaiti authorities have amended the adhan (Muslim call to prayer) as part of its efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

All congregational and weekly Friday prayers at Kuwait’s mosques were temporarily suspended by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

It is believed to be the first time ever that Kuwait has cancelled congregational prayers. Muezzins in the country amended the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, and replaced the penultimate part of it – Hayya ala Al salah, or ‘come to the prayer’, with Al Salatu Fi Buyutikum, or ‘pray in your homes’.

Kuwait is not the only Arab country to ban congregational prayers. Iraq and Iran have banned Friday congregational prayers while in Saudi Arabia, congregational prayers can still be performed but with precaution and by adhering to guidelines, to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.

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