KARACHI: In a meeting with Sindh governor at the Governor House, scholars agreed that people should take precautionary measures and vulnerable people should preferably offer prayers at home but said that mosques should be kept open for congregations.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi Governor House along with Mufti Taqi Usmani and Maulana Shehenshah Hussain Naqvi on Wednesday, he said that the whole nation should turn to repentance and repentance and ask for forgiveness from Allah Almighty.
The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman said that the mosques will remain open and prayers in the congregation “Ba-Jammat Namaz” of five times daily with “Azaan O Iqamah” will be continued.
He said that all people should come from their house to mosques in ablution “Ba-Wazoo” and only offer “Farz Rakt” in mosques while offering “Sunnat Rakt” at their homes.
He pointed out that on the basis of medical reasons if the government imposes a ban on any specific number of “Namazi” or prohibits a Muslim of a certain age to enter the mosque, they will be considered to be disabled in accordance with Islamic law “the Shariah”.
He said that sanitizers should be placed at the entrance of the mosque and a generally short and brief speech should be given in Urdu only for five minutes on the occasion of Friday prayers “Namaz-e-Jumma”, so as to provide religious and medical guidance related to the Coronavirus.
Chief Executive Officer of Indus Hospital, Dr Abdul Bari and prominent scholars including Mufti Taqi Usmani, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman and Maulana Shehenshah Hussain Naqvi expressed their views on the occasion.
They said that a unanimous resolution was approved by all Ulema in the view of the coronavirus and every Muslim should follow and respect the resolution.
Mufti Taqi Usmani highlighted the aims and objectives of the resolution, while Maulana Shehhenshah Hussein Naqvi also spoke on the occasion.
In the end, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman prayed for Pakistan, especially for the protection of the all Muslims from coronavirus.