Iran Reopen Mosques in Ramadan Despite Coronavirus

Published May 14th, 2020 - 06:21 GMT

In spite of their fears over the coronavirus, hundreds of pious Iranians took advantage of the temporary opening of mosques Wednesday to pray at one of the holiest times of year.

The mask-clad faithful for the most part adhered to social distancing guidelines as they sat in designated areas of Reihanat al-Hussein mosque, in west Tehran.

Clutching their own prayer mats and Korans, they showed up with their families, including a couple with a baby, and appeared to be in high spirits.

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Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians, some wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus, attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians, some wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus, attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranian women attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranian women attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

An Iranian woman wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

An Iranian woman wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

An Iranian man wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

An Iranian man wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians, some wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus, attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranian women attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
An Iranian woman wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
An Iranian man wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians, some wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus, attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians, some wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus, attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranian women attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranian women attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
An Iranian woman wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
An Iranian woman wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
Iranians wearing face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus attend Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
An Iranian man wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP
An Iranian man wearing a face mask against the Covid-19 coronavirus attends Laylat al-Qadr prayers, one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in the Tehran, on May 13, 2020. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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