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01:40 AM, May 12, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:42 AM, May 12, 2021

5 jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram from 7am on Eid day

There will be five jamaats at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

A handout issued yesterday by the mosque authorities revealed the schedule.

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The first Eid jamaat will be held at 7:00am while the next four will be held at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, and 10:45am respectively.

The National Moon Sighting Committee will meet in the evening today to ascertain the date of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims.

The Islamic Foundation issued a press release in this regard saying the meeting will be held at the foundation's Baitul Mukarram office after Maghrib prayers to review information on the sighting of Shawwal moon.

The Religious Affairs Ministry has urged devotees to offer Eid prayers at their nearest mosques instead of Eidgahs and open spaces while maintaining recommended health guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It also suggested disinfecting mosques before the Eid prayer and not rolling out carpets on the floors.

The devotees have been asked to bring prayer mats from home.

The devotees must wear masks inside mosques and avoid using prayer mats and caps that were stored earlier there.

Children, elderly people, people with physical ailment, and those involved in taking care of the sick will not be allowed to attend the Eid prayer.

Besides, the devotees were requested to shun handshaking and hugging after the prayer which has been a common practice during Eid throughout the world.

The religious affairs ministry urged imams and managing committees of mosques to ensure proper implementation of the directives.

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