Imams of Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque stress the importance of precautionary measures taken by Kingdom’s government to prevent spread of Coronavirus

Sunday 1441/7/13 - 2020/03/08
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Makkah/Madinah, March 08, 2020 SPA -- The Imam of the Grand Mosque (Alharam) in Makkah and the Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah stressed in Friday Prayer’s Khutbah the importance of precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom’s government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
In his Friday sermon delivered at the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Awad Al-Juhani stressed the necessity of taking care because of the fear of the spread of the epidemic.
He said, "From this standpoint, the measures taken by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince came to suspend Umrah and visit temporarily to limit the spread of this deadly epidemic in accordance with the provisions of Sharia."
He added, "Health safety for people is one of the ruler's greatest responsibilities. The ruler has to decide in this regard after consulting scholars and specialists."
In Madinah, Dr. Salah bin Muhammad Al-Budair, said in his Friday sermon that the world had been struck by coronavirus.
He emphasized the importance of the precautionary measures taken by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus, including the suspension of entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and temporary visit to the Prophet’s Mosque.
He praised the wisdom of this decision, its great goals and benefit to health of the people and countries.
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11:10 LOCAL TIME 08:10 GMT
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