WATCH HERE | Short-film shows the state of Masjid An Nabwi during the COVID-19 lock down
The film, uploaded by the Facebook page 'Life in Saudi Arabia', shows the heartbreaking sight of a mosque.
The coronavirus crisis has forced shut almost everything. From mosques to schools, everything has been closed due to the pandemic.
Saudi Arabia was also forced to close Masjid An Nabwi, as it is one of the world’s most-visited religious tourist spots. Other than that, the government of Saudi Arabia also had to close Masjid Al Haram.
A short film has been created about the closing of Masjid An Nabwi. The mosque is the second holiest mosque for Muslims, as it was built by the Prophet (SAWW) himself. It is also the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).
The film, uploaded by the Facebook page ‘Life in Saudi Arabia’, shows the heartbreaking sight of a mosque that was once filled with pilgrims from every corner of the world, but is now left empty.
The closing of the masjid is an unprecedented event for the first time in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The video shows that after the government banned prayers at the mosque, the workers there had to empty it. They disinfected it, picked up the prayer mats, and left the once packed mosque empty. However, after 73 days of closing the mosque, Masjid An Nabwi is partially opened to the people.
People are allowed to worship in the holy mosque if they are wearing a mask, and after being screened and disinfected.
A limited number of people are allowed inside the mosque, and they have to pray within a safe distance of one another.
Watch the short film here:
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