A few days ago, it was announced that all mosques in Singapore would be closed for cleaning (till 26 Mar 2020) amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
. While many of us might be feeling sad that we can't perform our ibadah at the mosque, the step is necessary as Singapore fights against the virus.
As lockdowns, travel and border restrictions are imposed in many countries
, it might seem like the world is in disarray ? Thankfully, we can always find kind souls that strive to make this world a better place ❤️
If you're heading to the Bugis area near Masjid Sultan and looking for a place to pray, the folks at Noah Travel & Tours
have kindly set up a prayer space in one of their units! It's located at 739 North Bridge Road which is less than a 5-minutes' walk away from Masjid Sultan.
In case you're wondering, the travel agency has also kindly prepared surgical masks and a hand sanitiser for visitors ?
P.S. Check out these 5 du'as every Muslim needs for their well-being and protection during this period!
According to Noah Travel & Tours' Facebook post
, the prayer space is open to all but it's advised that visitors bring their own prayer mats and garments. If visitors wish to use the prayer mats there, they will be required to disinfect the prayer mats using the disinfectants provided. The travel agency also urged visitors to pray individually, instead of doing congregational (jemaah) prayers. They have also requested for all visitors to adhere to the rules.
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What's more, there's a sink where you can perform your wudhu (ablution) as well as a chair for those of you who might need it.
We definitely applaud Noah Travel & Tours for this initiative! With the government encouraging social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, it's commendable that they have provided disinfectants, hand sanitisers and masks as well as set some ground rules for visitors who wish to pray there. If you're around Bugis MRT Station, you can head over to the prayer room at DUO Tower instead. Check out our article on 32 prayer spots near Singapore's tourist attractions
(do note that all mosques in Singapore are currently closed till 26 Mar 2020).
Know of any other businesses or places in Singapore doing the same during this period? Do let us know in the comments section ?
739, North Bridge Road, Singapore 198707