(Picture for representational purposes only) Kelantan mosque surau musalla close Covid-19 outbreak
(Picture for representational purposes only)

KOTA BHARU – All mosques, surau and musalla (area allocated for praying) in Kelantan subdistricts are ordered to close starting tomorrow until a date to be notified later. All activities including Friday, obligatory, voluntary tarawih prayers are disallowed.

The Kelantan Islamic and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) President, Tengku Tan Sri Mohamad Rizam Tengku Abdul Aziz said, however, Friday, obligatory and tarawih prayers are allowed at the state, city and district mosques.

“The implementation (of these activities) is allowed with 50 percent attendance of the congregation over the capacity of the mosque while observing a two-metre physical distancing rule.

“While other activities including tazkhirah (sermons), tadarus Al-Quran (group Quran recitation), iktikaf (retreat) and others are not allowed,” he said in a statement.

Tengku Mohamad Rizam said, the mosques that are allowed to open are Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bharu, Al Sultan Ismail Petra Mosque in Kubang Kerian, Al-Ismaili Mosque in Bandar Baru Pasir Pekan, Sultan Muhammad II Mosque in Telipot, Sultan Mansor Mosque in Kampung Sireh and Masjid D’Raja Long Yunus in Langgar.

Bandar As-Salam Mosque (Pengkalan Chepa), Ismaili Mosque (Tumpat), Mahmoodi Mosque (Bachok), Ibrahimi Mosque (Pasir Puteh), Sultan Yahya Petra Mosque (Machang), Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Mosque (Kuala Krai), Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Mosque (Gua Musang), Sultan Muhammad I Mosque (Jeli), Sultan Muhammad III Mosque (Pasir Mas), Ismail Petra Mosque (Tanah Merah) and Bandar An-Nur Guchil Mosque (Kuala Krai) are also allowed to open.

He said, MAIK called for the cooperation of all parties to abide by the ruling, adding appropriate action would be taken against those who fail to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set to curb the Covid-19 outbreak. -BERNAMA

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