MAIPs orders mosques in Kuala Perlis to limit activites, tighten SOPs

The Al-Hussain Floating Mosque in Kuala Perlis is one of the six mosques involved. - file picture

KANGAR (Bernama): The Perlis Islamic Religion and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) has ordered all six mosques in Kuala Perlis to limit their activities and tighten standard operating procedures (SOP) starting Sunday (Aug 1).

Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, said the move was taken following the increase in Covid-19 cases in Kuala Perlis and its surrounding areas.

"All mosques in Kuala Perlis and the surrounding area are involved in the implementation of limited religious activities and SOPs have been tightened from the Zohor prayer time today until further notice,” he said in a statement issued by MAIPs Sunday.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also MAIPs president, said the six mosques involved are the Rahmaniah Mosque, Kuala Perlis; Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq Mosque in Seberang Ramai; Al-Hussain Floating Mosque; Al-Firdaus Mosque, Padang Besar Selatan; Al-Munir Mosque, Jalan Batu Lima; and Al-Mukminin Mosque in Kota Kayang.

He said only mosque officials on duty (imam, bilal (muezzin) and siak (caretaker)) as well as congregants consisting of the mosque committee members, not exceeding 12 people, were allowed to perform congregational prayer activities.

Those living in the affected areas were prohibited from performing prayers or attending mosques elsewhere, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin added. - Bernama

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