The Muslim Judiciary Council (MJC) has said the decision by the government to reopen places of worship should not be made hurriedly since infections of Covid-19 has continued increasing.
MJC has strongly urged that mosques should remain closed for another month.
Level 3 regulations as announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa have allowed for the relaxation which will see places of worship opening starting from Monday.
50 people only, according to the guidelines which have since been governing the gathering of people from day one of the lockdown.
These regulations are aimed at keeping the social distancing in helping curb the spread of COVID-19.
Worshippers over the age of 60 and with underlying medical conditions are discouraged from returning back for prayers by the MJC.