Saudi Arabia has banned iftar gatherings in mosques

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, has issued an order to halt mosque iftar gatherings in anticipation of Ramadan, expected to span from March 11 to April 9 this year.

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has instructed mosque personnel not to host iftar events within the mosque premises or solicit funds for such gatherings. Instead, mosque leaders, including imams and muezzins, will supervise iftar meals in the mosque courtyards to ensure hygiene standards are upheld. Furthermore, the directive prohibits the capturing of photographs or videos during prayer times to maintain the sanctity of the atmosphere. Additionally, broadcasting prayers on any media platform is prohibited.

This decision underscores Saudi Arabia’s commitment to religious traditions while also addressing logistical concerns and maintaining a reverent atmosphere throughout Ramadan.

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