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Limit presence during Juma prayers at mosques for coronavirus: Islamic Foundation

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th March, 2020 11:01:30 AM
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Limit presence during Juma prayers at mosques for coronavirus: Islamic Foundation

The Islamic Foundation has urged Muslims to limit their presence during Juma prayers at mosques to prevent deadly coronavirus infections.

The Foundation issued a set of instructions for Muslims in a statement on Thursday following recommendations by Islamic scholars.

It said, "According to the advice of noted Alems and Ulemas of the country, devotees at all the congregations including Friday's Juma prayers are requested to keep their presence at all congregations including Friday's Jumma congregation under limit. The devotees have also been requested not to go the mosques without being confirmed about the protection from virus infection."

They met at its headquarters in Dhaka’s Agargaon and agreed to the instructions for the time of a pandemic and disaster in light of the Quran and Sunnah, the statement said.

It asked the Muslims not to go to mosques without proper protection from the virus.

Those with fever or cough, symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, have been urged to offer Zohr prayers at home on Friday instead of saying Juma prayers at mosques.

The Foundation has requested the elderly to offer prayers at home for some days now as the mortality rate from the virus is high among them.