Kuwait City, May 1: The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs announced many controls for the Qiyam prayer, the most prominent of which was the prohibition of the Qiyaam prayer in the densely populated areas of Hawalli, al-Naqra, Hawalli Square, Salmiya, Jalib al-Shuyukh and Mahboula.
The administrative circular issued by the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments for the Mosques Sector and directed to directors of the administrations of the governorates’ mosques regarding the establishment of the Qiyaam prayer in the mosques in the last ten days of the current Ramadan, stated that it is with reference to the issue of holding the Qiyaam prayer, to the requirements of the health authorities, and based on the requirements of the public interest, It was decided that:
1- Allowing men to perform Qiyaam prayer in mosques and reducing its length as possible according to the fatwa of the Fatwa Commission, within 30 minutes, while adhering to the health requirements currently in force in mosques.
2- It is not allowed to hold Qiyaam prayers in the following high-density areas:
(Hawalli – Al-Nugra – Maidan Hawalli – Salmiya – Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh – Mahboula)
3- The qiyaam prayer begins after midnight at 12 at night.
4- The qiyaam prayer is held in all the mosques in which Tarawih prayers are held, except for the mosques in the areas mentioned above.
5- Continuing to perform Taraweeh prayers in mosques for men, immediately after the evening prayer, for a period of 15 minutes only, with commitment
Health requirements currently in force in mosques
6- Continuing to close mosques after every prayer, prohibiting i’tikaaf, lectures, lessons and other activities.
7- Attendance to mosques is restricted to men only, excluding women and children.
8- Commitment to wearing masks, the use of personal rugs, and physical separation between worshipers.
9- Continuing to prohibit the establishment of breakfast and suhoor tables in mosques.
10- Urging those who have not received the Coronavirus vaccine to perform prayers at home.
11- We recommend that the elderly, people with chronic diseases and immunocompromised people perform the Qiyaam prayers in their homes.
12- Maintaining general cleanliness inside the mosque, ventilation, periodic cleaning, and wiping frequently touched surfaces after each prayer.