Mosques, suraus in Selangor to reopen July 3

Safety measures such as the wearing of face masks will still apply.

SHAH ALAM: All mosques and suraus in Selangor will reopen for Friday prayers and daily congregational prayers beginning July 3.

Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah gave his consent after being briefed by the state health department, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department on the Covid-19 situation in the state.

The sultan’s private secretary, Mohamad Munir Bani, said in a statement today that the number of congregants allowed to perform prayers at mosques and suraus in Selangor was still subject to SOPs.

“For the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Mosque in Bukit Jelutong and Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque in Cyberjaya, the number of congregants set for Friday prayers and daily congregational prayers is 1,000, excluding officials and members of the mosque committee.

“Meanwhile, the number of congregants at all other mosques for Friday prayers and obligatory prayers is set at a maximum of 500 people, excluding officials and committee members of the mosque, subject to the mosque’s capacity,” he said.

He said a limit of 40 people excluding officials and committee members would be set for Friday prayers at suraus.

Meanwhile, for the ibadah korban or religious ritual of sacrifice in conjunction with Aidiladha celebration, Sultan Sharafuddin said the activities should be performed only at mosques.

Suraus which had been planning to hold similar rituals will be required to do so at a nearby mosque instead.

Congregants are also required to adhere to SOPs including performing ablutions at home, bringing their own prayer mats, wearing face masks and practising social distancing. Those who are unwell are prohibited from attending.

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