Makkah Masjid gates opened, spiritual fervor returns to Friday prayer

By Mohammed Hussain Ahmed

Hyderabad: The gates of the historical Makkah Masjid have been opened for worshipers.  Huge crowd thronged to offer Friday prayer after a long spell of closure in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. 

Khatib Mecca Masjid Hafiz and Qari Mohammed Rizan Qureshi gave sermon and lead the Friday congregation and prayed for the peace and prosperity of the country and the people. 

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All gates opened

The Superintendent Makkah Masjid Abdul Qadir Siddiqui informed that all the gates of the mosque including the main gate ‘Babul Dakhila’, where renovation work was completed, were opened.

“Since March barriers were created to prevent the worshipers to enter the mosque due to Covid-19.  Only the Khatib of the mosque and the staff were performing the prayers.  Since the lifting of the lock-down, only a limited number of worshippers were allowed to offer regular prayers.  But due to decrease in the Covid-19 cases, permission was granted to open the mosque for the general public to offer Friday prayers”, Siddiqui said.


“As far as the fountain repairing, the work is still going on.  Once the tiles fitting works complete the fountain would be filled with water for ablution”, Siddiqui informed.