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King Salman Says Eid Prayers at Masjid al-Haram Will Be Held without Worshippers

King Salman Says Eid Prayers at Masjid al-Haram Will Be Held without Worshippers

Saturday, 23 May, 2020 - 04:45
Worshippers perform prayers at the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved on Saturday holding the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah without any worshippers.


General President of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said the decision reflects King Salman’s keenness on respecting this holy rite amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.


He wished everyone a blessed Eid, hoping that the pandemic will be over.


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