Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) issued a new ruling on Friday prayer and obligatory prayer at mosques and suraus throughout the Federal Territory effective today.
JAWI director Datuk Mohd. Ajib Ismail said the ruling was made based on two conditions, namely the Movement Control Order (MCO) area and the Tightened Movement Control Order (TMCO).
“For obligatory prayers at People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) DBKL suraus, the number of pilgrims allowed is only three consisting of imams, bilal and noja or AJK with 1.5 meters imprisonment while for Friday prayers at mosques and Friday suraus (not PPR and DBKL PA) with a capacity of 1,000 pilgrims and above, the number of pilgrims allowed does not exceed 50 people with 1.5 meters imprisonment,
“For MCO area, Friday prayers and obligatory prayers at the surau of the People’s Housing Project PPR and PA of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) only allow 12 pilgrims consisting of imams, bilal, noja and committee members with 1.5 meters social distance.” he said in a statement.
For a capacity of 1,000 pilgrims or less, the number of pilgrims is allowed not more than 20 people with 1.5 meters imprisonment and for the Tightened Movement Control Order (TMCO) area, Friday prayers are replaced with Zohor prayers, while for obligatory prayers only three people are allowed, namely imams , bilal and noja or AJK.
Ajib Ismail said the new ruling was made after obtaining the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.