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Friday Prayers Allowed in Mosques and Suraus

Mosques and suraus in the state, including those in education institutes, department premises and army camps which possess adequate praying spaces may now hold Friday prayers from July 10 onwards.

According to the chief executive officer of Perak Islamic Religious Council and Malay Customs, Shahrul Azam Shaari, the matter was decided by the State Islamic Religious Edict (Fatwa) Council based on a ruling by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.

He stated that only locals are allowed to attend.

“The amount of individuals are subject to the actual capacity of the main praying spaces,” Shahrul Azam highlighted in a statement dated today on July 8.

“Committee members must ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) imposed by the National Security Council and Ministry of Health are fully adhered to,” he said. “Followers’ identities must be checked and recorded before stepping into praying spaces.

“Besides that, every praying session must not exceed half an hour, according to SOPs,” Shahrul Azam mentioned.

He also added that the Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPk) will be releasing a guideline to all mosques and suraus in Perak detailing methods for obligatory Friday and group prayers.

The guidelines and orders above are of immediate enforcement and to be followed by whomever applicable until further notice.

 

Rosli Mansor

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