As Ramadan begins for Muslims across the world, the UK’s Muslim Council of Britain warned that some mosques which have closed due to coronavirus may not reopen due to the outbreak’s financial impact, local media reported on Thursday.

MCB Secretary General Harun Khan, speaking to Sky News, said: “Mosques will be hit very substantially. Majority of the mosques are run as charitable organizations. They rely heavily on the support they get from visitors and worshippers.

“That’s almost disappeared overnight. They are institutions that need to maintain themselves with staff that need to be paid. It’s a really, really challenging time. It

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