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Muftiyat told how to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya

Festive prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya will be held in strict compliance with mask mode and social distance due to the pandemic, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Chechnya.

Chechen authorities in connection with the feast of Eid al-Adha declared a Republic two days - 30 and 31 July. Celebrations are not cancelled, but authorities have warned of the need for strict compliance with safety standards in the context of the pandemic. Earlier in June, the Muftiate of the Republic abolished introduced because of the coronavirus, a ban on collective prayers in mosques, while retaining restrictions for the elderly and people with chronic diseases.

Mufti: Haj to Mecca in 2020 will have 10 thousand people

In the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca this year will be attended by 10 thousand people, while usually on the order of 2.5 million, said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of Moscow region Rushan Abbyasov.

"Haj started today. Tomorrow will be standing on mount Arafat. According to our data, in this year, the Hajj makes ten thousand people, of which three thousand subjects of the Kingdom, and about seven thousand foreign residents who were in the Kingdom: students, those who are on a business trip. Usually the Hajj makes about 2.5 million people," said Abbyasov at the press conference of the project "Religion and ideology" in MIA "Russia today".

The former mistress of the king of Spain Juan Carlos called to court

Ex-lover ex-head of Spain, king Juan Carlos, the entrepreneur Corinne Larsen called in the national court of Spain on 8 September to testify, told the court.

We are talking about the episode of the big case (the case of Tandem) in relation to the former police Commissioner Jose Villarejo, which was engaged in illegal wiretapping and record conversations with high-ranking politicians and businessmen and that 2017 is in pre-trial detention.

Between protesters in Catalonia and police clashed

Clashes between supporters of the independence of the Spanish Autonomous community of Catalonia, and law enforcement took place not far from the monastery of Poblet, who on Monday visited the king of Spain Felipe VI and Queen Letizia.

In the morning, supporters of independence gathered in the municipality of rural Masia font de Francoli, located three kilometers from the monastery, and headed to the colony under the slogan "in Catalonia there is no king."

The Saudi government banned pilgrims touch the Kaaba during the Hajj

The government of Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus banned pilgrims to touch the main Muslim Shrine - the Kaaba during future Hajj - the pilgrimage to the Holy places of Islam in Mecca and Medina, reported the Saudi newspaper "Ash-shark al-Ausat" referring to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Hajj this year is scheduled for July 28 - August 2.

"To touch the Kaaba and kiss it prohibited", - stated in the message of the Ministry. To prevent possible approximation to the power stone will set barriers.

In Saudi Arabia revealed a record number of cases of coronavirus during the day

A record number of cases of coronavirus during the day, was in Saudi Arabia, it is closer to four thousand, has informed on Monday the Ministry of health of Saudi Arabia on Twitter.

"The number of identified per day of the cases of the coronavirus amounted to 3943, bringing the total number of cases increased to 186 436. The number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic amounted to 1599. During the day, 2363 recovered total number recovered during this time exceeded 128 thousand", - stated in the message of Ministry of health.

Saudi Arabia abolished the Hajj for pilgrims from abroad

The government of Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus allowed to participate in the Hajj this year - the annual pilgrimage to the Holy places of Islam in Mecca and Medina only a small number of Muslim pilgrims who are already in the Kingdom, pilgrims from abroad will not be able to participate this year, said in a released Monday the Ministry of Affairs of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia.

"In pandemic coronavirus and the danger posed by this virus for large gatherings, the Hajj in 1441 according to the Muslim calendar (2020 - Christian chronology) will be held with the participation of a limited number of pilgrims of different nationalities, who are in the country, based on considerations of the need to preserve the health of the people", - is spoken in the Ministry message.