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The Egyptian Ministry of Endowments answered a set of questions that were repeated on social media, such as when are women allowed to return to pray in mosques? And why have they not been allowed until now since the decision was taken to close them as a precautionary measure within a package of measures taken by the Egyptian government to limit the spread of the new Corona virus, with the beginning of the first wave in March 2020.
The Egyptian Endowments responded that despite the reopening of mosques for prayer and allowing funeral prayers to be held inside mosques, no decision has been issued so far allowing women to return to pray in mosques.
For his part, Dr. Hisham Abdel Aziz, head of the religious sector at the Ministry of Awqaf, said that allowing women to return to pray in mosques is not in the hands of the ministry.
Abdulaziz explained, that the decision to allow funeral prayers to be held in major mosques and the university in which Friday prayers are held was issued by the Committee on Epidemiology and Health Pandemics in the Council of Ministers, adding that funeral prayers were not prohibited in mosques, but were available in mosques that have squares and include large places. .
The head of the religious sector at the Ministry of Awqaf pointed out that decisions regarding mosques are taken gradually, as mosques were opened first, then toilets were opened, and then mosques were opened before funeral prayers, according to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.
Abdulaziz explained that there is a prayer room for women in which prayers are held under the supervision of endowment preachers.
He continued, that the matter is related to the fact that the ministry does not have a sufficient number of female preachers or female preachers to organize the prayer process inside the women’s chapel at the level of the governorates of the Republic, explaining that the process of opening mosques is subject to controls, in order to ensure the safety of the pioneers of the pilgrims.
The Ministry of Awqaf had previously set a number of regulations for opening the ladies chapel for Tarawih prayers, which are:
There is no objection to opening the women’s prayer hall for evening and Tarawih prayers, provided the location is appropriate and under the full supervision of a preacher or supervisor approved by the directorate to which the mosque is affiliated, taking into account all precautionary controls.
Not allowing children or any food or drinks of any kind at all.
The preacher did not give any lessons or thoughts.
As for the opening of all prayers, the supervising female preachers must be available throughout all prayers with a prior schedule approved by the head of the religious sector.
According to the Ministry of Endowments, the total number of mosques and corners in Egypt is about 140,809 mosques and corners, including 110,186 mosques in which Friday prayers are held, and 30 thousand and 623 corners.
There are 6,327 mosques and zawiyas in Cairo Governorate, of which 3100 are mosques, and “Cairo” mosques and zawiyas constitute 4.8% of the total mosques and zawiyas in the Republic.
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