A Decree to Ban Dua’a Before Morning Prayers [Archives:2001/48/Local News]

November 26 2001

Official sources at the Ministry of Endowments & Guidance said that the ministry was about to issue a decree banning reciting religious “mwashahats” before morning prayers, because it disturbs patients and children during sleeping time.
The same sources added that the ministry had a plan to generalize a standard timing for prayer calls at all Yemeni mosques. The ministry is currently striving to get a “fatwa” from the Association of Yemeni Clerics so as to legitimize its decision.
Recitation of some religious poetry before morning prayers is very common in Yemeni mosques, particularly in Sana’a where a great deal of religious musical groups are based.