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Ramadan 2021: Masjid Al Nabawi to close 30 min before Tarawih and open 2 hrs before Fajr prayer

The President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rehman Al Sudais, has announced the Ramadan plan for Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah on Thursday.

According to the plan, the mosque’s total one-time capacity during Ramadan will be 60,000 worshippers (45,000 inside and 15,000 outside) by implementing social distancing measures.

The Prophet’s Mosque will close half an hour after the Taraweeh prayer and will reopen two hours before the Fajr prayer. However, for the last ten days of Ramadan, it will remain open round the clock.

Prayers in Rawdah will be reserved for Imams, workers, and funeral attendees.

Worshippers will be permitted to pray in the masjid, on the roof, and outside.

Plans for Iftar and Itikaf have yet to be announced but are expected in the coming days in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s recommendations.