‘Please sir, can I pray inside?’

With limited numbers allowed inside mosques this MCO 3.0, many remain outside compounds to perform the Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers

KUALA LUMPUR – This year, most standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0 state that the limit for congregants in a mosque is only 50 for buildings with a 1,000-person capacity. 

If the capacity of the mosque is below 1,000, only 20 worshipers are allowed.

However, today (May 13), many were seen trying their luck for the Aidilfitri prayers this morning.

But the authorities were quick to keep to SOPs, leaving many who were not allowed to enter mosques performing their prayers outside the compound.

The Vibes photographers ALIF OMARand SADIQ ASYRAF were at the National Mosque and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, respectively, to capture the scene.

Keeping to social-distancing rules, congregants at the National Mosque remained adamant about performing the Aidilfitri prayers this morning. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic
Those unable to enter the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque spreading their prayer mats outside the mosque while keeping to social-distancing rules. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Those unable to enter the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque spreading their prayer mats outside the mosque while keeping to social-distancing rules. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Congregants heading up the stairs at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Congregants heading up the stairs at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
The authorities keeping a close eye on congregants to ensure adherence to SOPs. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
The authorities keeping a close eye on congregants to ensure adherence to SOPs. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Although the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque can accommodate 24,000 worshipers, due to MCO 3.0 rules, only 50 people were allowed to enter the premises while others prayed outside its walls. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Although the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque can accommodate 24,000 worshipers, due to MCO 3.0 rules, only 50 people were allowed to enter the premises while others prayed outside its walls. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Men praying by the roadside outside the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque today. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Men praying by the roadside outside the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque today. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Women, too, were seen outside the National Mosque this morning. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Women, too, were seen outside the National Mosque this morning. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Men outside the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque keeping their masks on as they perform Aidilfitri prayers this morning. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Men outside the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque keeping their masks on as they perform Aidilfitri prayers this morning. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Some taking the opportunity to pay their obligatory tithes before the Aidilfitri prayers. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
Some taking the opportunity to pay their obligatory tithes before the Aidilfitri prayers. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
This is the second year Malaysians have had to go through a MCO during Syawal due to the Covid-19 pandemic. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021
This is the second year Malaysians have had to go through a MCO during Syawal due to the Covid-19 pandemic. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes, May 13, 2021

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