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Official MKN SOP For Celebrating Eid al-Adha 2021 in Phase 1 and 2 Of NRP As Of 16 July (In English)

Official MKN SOP For Celebrating Eid al-Adha 2021 in Phase 1 and 2 Of NRP As Of 16 July (In English)

This is only applicable to Kedah, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan which are currently in Phase 1 of the NRP.

Azizul Rahman Ismail

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The government has recently released the latest standard operating procedure (SOP) for those who are celebrating Eid al-Adha in 2021 under Phase 1 and 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

For your convenience, TRP took the liberty of translating the latest NRP Phase 1 and 2 SOP for celebrating Eid al-Adha this year. This set of instructions was prepared by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) on 16 July (1, 2)and comes into effect on 20 July 2021 (Eid day).

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TLDR: Eid al-Adha supplemental congressional prayers and qurban activities are allowed, can only be attended by healthy members, and with physical distancing and no physical contact.


Areas Involved

  • All mosques, surau and areas declared to be under Phase 1 and 2 of the NRP
  • Implementation in Federal Territories and implementation references in other states.

Operating Hours

  • Time that is appropriate for the activities involved.

ALLOWED activities

  • The supplementary Eid al-Adha prayers and qurban ritual.

Fixed Instructions


Activity and protocol

Eid Takbeer

  • ALLOWED at masjids and surau.
  • NOT ALLOWED at home.

Eid al-Adha supplementary prayers and khutbah (sermon)

  • ALLOWED in accordance with the provisions in the SOP, the state religious authority, and related parties, with physical distancing and compliance with SOPs.

Feast after Eid prayer

  • NOT ALLOWED

Qurban 

  • ALLOWED, in accordance with the provisions in the SOP, the state religious authority, and related parties, with physical distancing and compliance with SOPs.

Social visits

  • NOT ALLOWED

Visiting the graveyard

  • NOT ALLOWED

Open houses or feasts

  • NOT ALLOWED

Contagion and infection control

  • Limit the number of entrances and ready counters to check body temperature, sanitise hands, and record the attendance of the congregation.
  • Wearing a face covering (a mask) is a MUST.
  • Regularly sanitize the praying area and the surrounding areas, including restrooms, and ablution areas.
  • The usage of restrooms must be limited to the number of available restrooms at any one time.

Crowd control

  • Mosques/suraus must have sufficient staff to assist in the crowd control of the congregation.
  • Attendance must be recorded using the MySejahtera app or recorded manually in an attendance book. 
  • Only healthy members of the congregation, without symptoms, are allowed to attend.
  • The door to the mosque can only be opened an hour before prayers and is closed immediately after the congregational prayers.  

Markings

  • Mosque management must place distance markers of 1 meter apart, in the congregation area, to ensure the members of the congregation keep physical distance.

Etiquette

  • Handshakes and physical contact are not allowed.
  • Enter and exit the mosque in an orderly fashion while observing physical distancing.
  • Members of the congregation are encouraged to bring their own carpet (sejadah).
  • Ensure that the congregation disperse in a calm manner.
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs between those in attendance.
  • Gathering is not allowed after the conclusion of activities inside and outside the masjid. 
  • The congregation must take their ablution at home, however, they may still renew it at the mosque or surau. 

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