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Perlis Grants Mosque Officials, Committee Members To Perform Friday Prayers At Mosques

Perlis Grants Mosque Officials, Committee Members To Perform Friday Prayers At Mosques

Hakim Hassan

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Perlis permits mosque officials and committee members to perform Friday prayers starting 15 May, according to a statement by the Majlis Agama Islam Dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Perlis (MAIPs).

However, it’s still prohibited for the public for now.

MAIPs said the decision was made after taking into consideration the views of the state’s Fatwa Committee, the Malaysian Special Muzakarah (discussion) for Islamic Affairs Committee (MKI) and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

There are also guidelines to perform the Friday prayers:

  1. The congregation including the imam / khatib must not be more than 12 but not less than 3.
  2. They must undergo body temperature checks, sanitise their hands and record their attendence.
  3. Those who are 60 years and above are prohibited to attend the prayers.
  4. Individuals who have symptoms such as flu, breathing difficulties, sore throat or the cold will not be allowed to attend. Similarly, those who have a history of chronic illnesses will not be permitted to go to the mosque as well.
  5. Practice social distancing during the prayers (at least 2 metres apart from each other).
  6. The congregation must wear face-masks at all times including during prayers.
  7. Wudu’ must be performed at home and the congregation must bring their own prayer mats.
  8. The time given for prayers is only 15 minutes.
  9. Physical contact such as shaking hands is prohibited before and after the prayers.
  10. After the prayer ends, the congregation must leave the mosque immediately.
  11. Prayers should be performed in more open areas such as the mosque’s veranda area.
  12. Mosques which do not comply with said regulations will not be allowed to perform prayers.

Perlis is the first state in the country to be declared as a “Green” state after it hasn’t recorded a single Covid-19 case in more than 2 weeks.


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