The Saudi government has banned Iftar gatherings, including Itikaf, this year.
According to media reports, the Saudi government has formally announced a ban on Iftar gatherings at other places, including Itikaf and mosques, during the month of Ramadan this year.
According to the announcement, commercial and business centers in Saudi Arabia will be open 24 hours a day this year while all hotels will remain closed.
According to the announcement of the Saudi government, the Prophet’s Mosque will be closed immediately after half an hour of Taraweeh prayers.
The announcement said with reference to Eid prayers that Eid prayers will be offered in the open field.