Observing Ramadan in Bahrain during the Covid-19 crisis

The month of Ramadan is round the corner. Below are some decisions the Kingdom of Bahrain have taken, keeping in mind the present situation:  

  • Iftar (breaking fast) will be limited to small family gatherings
  • People are refrained from hosting and attending Public Iftar Banquets, Ghabghas, Ramdan Majlises etc
  • It is replacing Zakat Al-Fitr kiosks with electronic platforms and applications for collection and distribution of Zakat Al- Fitr
  • Unlike most of its Gulf neighbours, Bahrain will host some public Taraweeh prayers in its al-Fateh Grand Mosque. However, the prayers will only involve the imam and five people at a time under social distancing rules. The prayers will likely be shown on television, according to sources familiar with the matter.
  • Elsewhere in the kingdom, mosques and prayer rooms are still suspended following a March 23 announcement.

Following are a few measures from some countries.

  • Egypt: Religious authorities have barred the charity tables and the mosques have been shut since last month
  • Saudi Arabia has revised its coronavirus curfew timings for the month of Ramadan allowing residents to go out for necessary needs between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is suspending visas for Muslims seeking to make pilgrimages to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, popular during this month.
  • UAE has also advised that prayers can be held at home during Ramadan, as mosques currently remain closed.
Related posts

Anika Gupta : Speak from the heart and act from the gut

Always ready to take the road less travelled, Anika Gupta, Director Development – Eurasia, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts tucks in 17 years…

Historic virtual JAPEX Live 2020 a success

For the first time in 30 years, the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) was held virtually and the 2020 edition proved to be…

Balbir Singh Vimal appointed as new Vice President and General Manager at Rosetum Group of Hotels

Balbir Singh Vimalhas been appointed as theVice President and General Manager at Rosetum Group of Hotels Balbir Singh has over 28 years…

Vivaah at Novotel – meticulously crafted for new age virtual weddings

India is known for its grand wedding ceremonies and to make it more special and exclusive; Novotel has introduced Vivaah at Novotel.

Rishi Neoge appointed as new Group General Manager at The Sai Leela Group

Rishi Neoge has been appointed as Group General Manager at The Sai Leela Group. In this new role he will be responsible…

Cygnett Hotels and Resorts is set to expand with 4 new properties across North India

Cygnett Hotels and Resorts announced that they are further expanding the brand to include 4 new properties in North India

Thomas Abraham joins vibrant Hyatt Regency Pune as the new General Manager

Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Abraham as General Manager, in addition to his role of…

Attractive Ramada by Wyndham Jaisalmer Barmer Road set to open in 2021

With the new signing of Ramada by Wyndham Jaisalmer Barmer Road, JAH Developers Private Ltd, the New Delhi based real estate company…

Shobhit Sawhney appointed new General Manager of the luxurious Park Hyatt Hyderabad

Shobhit Sawhney has been appointed the new General Manager of Park Hyatt Hyderabad

Dev Thakur appointed as the new Director F&B, Sayaji Hotel Indore

Dev Thakur has been appointed as the Director of Food & Beverage at Sayaji Hotel Indore. He comes with over 15+ years…