Hyderabad: Officials from the Telangana State Minority Welfare department have said that the Taraweeh prayers and Iftar can be done in mosques by following proper COVID-19 guidelines, as the state government hasn’t released any kind of restrictions on those activities in view of the increasing cases.
The city’s two well-known mosques, the Makkah Masjid and Shahi Masjid, which come under the supervision of the Minority Welfare department, have completed preparations for the Taraweeh prayers and iftar.
Meanwhile, the ‘wuzu khana’ or ablution repairing works have been completed in the Makkah Masjid. The roof shelter shed works in the mosque compound have also been completed, while work on washrooms works is nearing completion. There are 35 washrooms assigned for men and 24 for women. There is a separate ablution section for women.
According to the Superintendent of the Makkah Masjid, Abdul Qadeer, they have requested the state government to provide 1000 kilo of dates and 100 dozens of bananas to the Makkah masjid whereas Shahi Masjid has requested 500 kilo of dates.