SDMC: No breaking fast, moreh or sahur activities in mosques and suraus during Ramadhan month

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KUCHING, April 9: Breaking fast, moreh and sahur are not allowed to be held at mosques or suraus during the fasting month of Ramadhan, Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) or Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas disclosed that this was the ruling made by the Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) in its latest standard operating procedures (SOP) in an effort to combat Covid-19.

“SDMC has reviewed, considered and allowed the guidelines made by MIS for this coming Ramadhan celebration in mosques and surau,” Douglas said in a press conference today.

The guidelines specify that activities that include breaking fast, moreh or sahur meals were not allowed.

However, MIS in a statement said it gave a nod for up to 15 members of the mosque or surau management committee to break fast and sahur.

As for moreh, they can provide packed food for attendees to bring home.

Solat terawih, witir, tadarus, qiamullail and iktikaf prayers are allowed with a maximum of half of the capacity of the mosque or surau from 4am to 10pm.

Other activities permissible by MIS are Khatam Al-Quran, Nuzul Al-Quran, collection of zakat fitrah, gotong royong cleaning the mosque or surau, visiting the graves, gotong royong to prepare and distribute bubur lambok.

However, these activities are subject to strict SOP as well, including social distancing of at least one metre.

Meanwhile, MIS added that these guidelines will also be carried out in accordance with earlier guidelines for mosques or suraus in red zones or any areas undergoing CMCO and RMCO throughout Sarawak. — DayakDaily



Click the pictures below to view the guidelines issued by Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS)for the fasting month of Ramadhan.