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Prayers at Mosques, surau suspended

14 Jan 2021 / 13:02 H.

SHAH ALAM: Friday prayers and congregational obligatory prayers at mosques and surau in Selangor will be suspended during the movement control order, Bernama reported.

Selangor Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAIS) director Datuk Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad said Friday prayers will be replaced with Zohor prayers at home during the period.

However, he said for mosques and surau that have been permitted to hold prayers, only five officials are allowed for each session.

He added that marriage solemnisations will be conducted through video conferencing only, and is permitted only for couples who have obtained approval to get married and the date of the marriage set by the District Islamic Religious Office or mosques concerned.

“The video conferencing will be conducted by a registrar (of marriage), while the bride and groom, wali (guardian) and two witnesses will participate from home.

“The district religious administrative officer will set the ceremony based on an appointment that has been arranged.”

JAIS services, especially for marriage, divorce and “rujuk” (reconciliation), will be conducted online, and the department has set up 10 lines for the public to call for consultation and appointments.

Those with inquiries can call 03-5514 3600 or 03-5514 3400 during office hours from Monday to Friday, or email to nfo@jais.gov.my.

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