Friday prayers allowed in suitable suraus, halls

The government says mosque and surau committees are responsible for seeing that all SOPs are observed.

PUTRAJAYA: Friday prayers can now be held in suraus and halls deemed suitable for the purpose.

Minister in charge of religious affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said mosques and other suraus permitted to hold Friday prayers are also allowed to maximise the use of their areas while ensuring compliance with the latest SOPs set by the health ministry and the National Security Council (NSC).

He said all religious activities and lectures, as well as Dhuha prayers, Fardu Ain and Quran reading classes, may also resume starting this week.

“As such, the mosque and surau committees are to be held responsible for ensuring full compliance of the SOPs,” he said in a statement.

Zulkifli said the committees were also advised not to lock the main gates of the suraus and mosques to enable the public, especially travellers, food delivery riders or e-hailing drivers to perform the five daily prescribed prayers.

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