Mosques to not perform Eid prayers in Kazakhstan this year

Mosques to not perform Eid prayers in Kazakhstan this year

At a briefing in the Central Communications Service, the Supreme Mufti Nauryzbai Kazhy Taganuly reported that one of the main holidays for all Muslims, Eid al-Adha, will be celebrated without traditional prayers this time. Mosques will remain closed because of the quarantine.

“The Eid al-Adha celebration falls on the period from July 31 to August 2 this year. Given that restrictive measures were extended until August 2 and national mosques are closed, the Eid prayers will not be performed in the country’s mosques on July 31,” said the chairperson of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan (SAMK).

The Supreme Mufti assured that the prayers performed from the heart these days will be definitely answered.

“Let your prayers be answered during the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. One is advised to fast during these days, make donations, help the sick, bring them medicines, as well as provide support to families with many children, orphans and the elderly,” Nauryzbai Kazhy Taganuly said.

He also announced the launch of an online platform where Kazakh residents can apply for a sacrificial ceremony that will also be conducted remotely.

“Based on world experience, this year we are launching the project of the remote sacrificial ceremony for the first time. The website ‘’ will operate round the clock starting today, July 24. Applications for the ceremony will be accepted until July 30,” the Supreme Mufti announced.