Selangor: Aidiladha prayer on first come basis

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SHAH ALAM – The Aidiladha optional prayer on Friday at all masjid and surau in Selangor will be held at 8 am under the first come, first served basis until the actual capacity of the prayer space is filled.

The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) Corporate Unit, in a statement today, said the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had consented to the implementation of the prayer using the method and 1.5-metre social distancing except the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Masjid (State Masjid) which would be using the E-Pass system.


“The Aidiladha prayer for all mosques and surau in the state will be at 8 am,” according to the statement.

The presence of women worshippers, the statement said, would only allowed at the Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Royal Masjid, Bukit Jelutong with a congregation limit of 220 women while the Raja Haji Fi Sabilillah Royal Masjid, Cyberjaya could have 250 women, in their respective special prayer rooms.

“Worshippers are advised to remain disciplined and adhere to preventive measures such as being in a state of ablution, wearing a face mask, carrying their own prayer mat, being in a healthy condition and not shaking hands among the members of the congregations,” it said.

The statement said, as stated by Sultan Sharafuddin prior to this, that the implementation of sacrificial worships would only be performed in state and district masjid, royal masjid, upgraded masjid, institutional masjid, parish mosques or places that had been determined by the respective mosques.