Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman As-Sudais, on Tuesday (April 28) delivered good news to all Muslims about the reopening of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah in the near future.
“Days would come (soon) when worshipers return to the Two Holy Mosques,” he remarked as reported by Saudi Gazette.
In a video, transmitted by various media outlets and posted on official social media accounts, Sheikh As-Sudais said, “Days (will come) when the sorrow will be driven away from the Islamic Ummah and we return to the Two Holy Mosques for tawaf (circumambulation around the Holy Ka’ba), sa’i (the ritual of hastening between the hills of Safa and Marwa) and praying at Al-Rawdah Sharif and greet the Prophet (ﷺ).”
“Things will return, God willing, as they were, as the State is keen on creating a sound and healthy environment,” he said, calling on the faithful not to rush to be freed from the restrictions enforced as part of the precautionary measures to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Haj and Umrah, in a statement posted on its official Twitter account, also reassured the worshipers, “God willing, under the wise leadership of our government, and in line with our commitment to abide by the procedures and instructions issued by the competent authorities, there will be a return to Makkah, with reopening of the Haram and return to visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah for the faithful from all corners of the globe… the feelings of Muslims are with us and we have support from everywhere.”
Reporting by Indonesia Window