‘Offer Namaz from home’ - Minority Welfare department

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (EP)

Bengaluru, Mar 23: In the backdrop of over 27 COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, Minority Welfare Haj and Wakf Department secretary A B Ibrahim recommended for suspension of all daily prayers including Jummath (Friday) prayers in mosques with immediate effect up to March 31.

The circular issued on March 23, states that in order to avoid spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health, congregational prayers including those offered on Friday have been suspended across all mosques in UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. A person from Gulbarga who went to Holy Ummrah was the first person to die due to COVID-19 in India.

The circular said that it is a known fact that when congregational prayers are being offered in all mosques and large gatherings, Muslims have to stand side-by-side touching shoulder to shoulder to offer prayers. After prayers, people greet each other by shaking hands. Also, AC and coolers are regularly used in summer in mosques, which could help the virus to survive.

Hence, the recommendation of suspension of prayers in mosques comes after discussions with the Waqf Board and other Islamic Scholars. “I had wide range of discussions with religious Aalims, Chairman Wakf Board, community leaders. Both Khazis of Mangaluru have advised people to pray from home. Hence, the decision is taken keeping larger interest of public safety in mind,” he said.




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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Almigthy God lives in our hearts. Let's pray from our hearts and ask god to heal every one.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    In this difficult and dangerous times ,one has to be careful and as a responsible citizen we all should be one ,follow rules and so we can let this disease not to spread further and cause deaths .we can pray even in our houses .God knows it and hear our prayers.Pray with not only because you have to but full heart and mind.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Mar 23 2020


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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What made you upset?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    God is Everywhere ...

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Mr. Jossey,

    I think many people have misconception about Islam that Muslims believe that Allah is present only in Masjid and Muslims go there so that Allah can listen to their prayers. This is not true. Muslims offer prayer in Masjid, in house or any other place which is clean. Allah hears everyone from everywhere at anytime; from all at a time. But it is made obligatory on all Muslims to offer a part of that prayer in Congregation (5 times a day) in a reserved place called Masjid.

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  • nazeer husain, Jeddah KSA

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    That's allowed as per the hadeet of our beloved prophet (pbuh).When there was plague spreading at prophets duration he told the public not to visit such places and also instructed the affected place public not to leave their territory meaning social distancing and self isolation . Our prophet also told that properly check the unsocksed footwear inside before wearing weather any kind of spider or small snake resided and may harm or bite .This validates precautionary measures.

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    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Good decision. lets pray with Almighty to save mankind. let all of us pray and fight together against this deadly Virus. Hope everything will be back to normal soon.

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