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Prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound suspended for Ramazan

Friday 17 April 2020, by siawi3

Source: https://www.dawn.com/live-blog/#1549775

16.04.20, 1 hour ago

Prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound suspended for Ramazan

Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound will be closed to Muslim worshippers throughout the month of Ramazan due to the coronavirus, the Jordan-appointed council that oversees Islam’s third-holiest site has said.

The council “decided to extend its decision to suspend the gathering of worshippers from all gates of the (compound) during the blessed month of Ramazan”, in line with clerical guidance and medical advice, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs said in a statement, according to Reuters.