A church in Berlin, Germany, has opened its doors to hundreds of Muslims who have been unable to enter their mosques for Eid prayers due to a social distancing order that makes mosques contained few people.
Earlier this month, the ban on social gathering which includes places of worship were lifted in Germany, but the Dar Assalam mosque which is located in the capital city could only contain 50 people under new social distancing rules.
The condition which leads the nearby church of St Martha’s to allow Muslims to pray in their synagogue.
The Imam of Dar Assalam mosque told Reuters: “It is extremely exciting at this time of year and Ramadan to show kindness to one another. This scourge has made us one nation.”
Samer Hamdoun, one of those who pray in the church said, “This is strange and thrilling because of the music and the pictures, ”
So far, more than 179,710 people have been infected with coronavirus in Germany, where 8,241 have died – making it the eighth-highest number of infected country in the world.
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