MP Abdallah Bouwannou questions Minister of Religious Endowments on reopening closed Meknes mosques

Many mosques in the city of Meknes, especially in the old city, are still closed to worshippers, causing concern and resentment among the local population.

In this regard, Abdallah Bouwano, head of the Justice and Development Parliamentary Group, addressed a written question to the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, asking him to reveal the reasons for the closure of these mosques and the measures taken to reopen them as soon as possible.

Bouwannou mentioned in his question that among the closed mosques are the Grand Mosque, the Najjarin Mosque, the Lalla Oda Mosque and other mosques, noting that this closure prevented citizens living near these mosques from performing the five daily prayers and Friday prayers, as well as the Taraweeh prayer during Ramadan.

Some of these mosques have been closed since 2010, exacerbating the suffering of worshippers, who are forced to crowd into the few mosques that are open, especially during Ramadan.

Bouwano called on the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs to work to reopen these mosques to worshippers, while providing appropriate conditions to perform religious rituals with dignity and reverence.

It is noteworthy that the closure of mosques in Morocco raises widespread controversy from time to time, as some believe that this is necessary for reasons related to security or restoration, while others believe that it constitutes a deprivation of worshippers from performing their religious duties.

Source : Fes News Media

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