Eid al-Fitr prayers to be held in Tehran if permitted: governor

TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) – Tehran Governor-General Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpei announced on Tuesday that the Eid al-Fitr (fasting feast) prayers will be held in the Iranian capital in case the National Committee on Combating Coronavirus issues the permit.

According to the announcement made by the Head of Islamic Development Organization Hojatoeslam Mohammad Ghomi, all mosques across Iran have been re-opened preserving health protocols under the coronavirus pandemic as of March 12.

As Qhomi informed, the decision for re-opening of the mosques have been made due to the request of Iranian people and following the held talks with officials of the Iranian health ministry due to the order of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about holding the religious ceremonies on the upcoming Laylat al-Qadr nights in Ramadan.

Iran is incrementally reopening its religious places for holding religious ceremonies during Ramadan.

After more than two-month hiatus in performing Friday prayers across the country due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the Friday prayers were held in 157 cities of the country through observing health protocols last Friday.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on May 10 that the Islamic Republic of Iran is very proud of controlling and combatting the disease compared to other countries.

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