A church in Berlin Germany has opened its doors to its Muslim neighbors who were denied access to the Mosque due to the Covid-19 restrictions on social gathering.
The central mosque was supposed to hold over hundreds of people, but due to social distancing guidelines, can only hold fifty people. There were people outside not able to enter into the mosque to pray.
A church, St. Martha’s Parish, close to the mosque volunteered to allow people into the church to have their Ramadan Jumat prayers.
The pastor of the church invited them in and also prayed with them. She said:
“I took part in the prayer, I gave a speech in German and during prayer, I could only say Yes, yes, yes because we have the same concerns and we want to learn from you. And it was beautiful to feel that way about each other”.
One of the Muslim faithfuls that had prayers in the church, one of them said:
“It was a strange feeling because of the musical Instruments, the pictures, but when you look, when you forget the small details, this is the House of God in the end”.
Recall that the coronavirus pandemic has required people to always maintain the social distancing guidelines so as the curb the spread of the virus. This has affected the ways Muslims have been praying during Ramadan all over the world.