April 2, 2022 – 6:40 pm – Morocco – By: SA
In Morocco, Ramadan begins tomorrow, Sunday 3 April. Restrictive measures already in place: The setting up of dedicated tents for Taraweeh prayers is prohibited.
No dedicated tents for Taraweeh prayers? In correspondence addressed to the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs had asked the competent authorities to give their instructions, to stop the installation and construction of specially designed tents during Taraweeh prayers. Holy month of Ramadan, says site al-omko, Thus the governors held meetings with the officials to inform them about the decision of the ministry. They have also been directed to refuse requests to set up dedicated tents for Taraweeh prayers.
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Does this mean that these prayers will be held in government mosques? The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has not yet taken any decision on the possible opening of mosques for the faithful for Taraweeh prayers during the holy month. According to some sources, the fact that the ministry has not yet issued a ban means Moroccans will be able to offer Taraweeh prayers at official mosques. This week, King Mohammed VI also ordered the opening of 26 mosques that have been the subject of “reconstruction work” and which have a capacity of 15,500 faithful.
Tags: Ramadan 2022, Islam, Religion, Ministry of Housing and Islamic Affairs
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