In photos: How Bahrainis perform Taraweeh prayers amid Covid-19

Photographer Mustafa Abdulhadi captures them with his lens.


By Sekka Team

Bahraini photographer Mustafa Abdulhadi captures and documents how Muslim worshippers are performing Taraweeh (Ramadan’s evening prayers) in Manama’s Al Fateh Grand Mosque amid strict precautionary measures to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taraweeh (Ramadan evening prayers) at Al Fateh Grand Mosque in Manama, Bahrain. Images: Mustafa Abdulhahdi.

Last year, congregation prayers were suspended and worshippers performed the Ramadan prayers at home. This year, however, Bahraini nationals and residents who have been vaccinated (14 days after receiving the second dose), and those who have recovered from Covid-19, have been allowed into mosques designated by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments to conduct Taraweeh that follow the Isha (evening) prayers.

Worshippers have to display their mobile phone at the entrance of the Mosque, and show an electronic certificate on the BeAware app that proves that they have received the vaccine .

Only mosques designated by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments are allowed to perform the Taraweeh prayers. Images: Mustafa Abdulhadi.

Under the precautionary measures, each worshipper has to bring his own prayer mat and has to perform the prayers while maintaining social distancing.

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