Lockdown will not be implemented in mosques from today, says Mufti Munib-ur-Rahman

Lockdown will not be implemented in mosques from today, says Mufti Munib-ur-Rahman

HYDERABAD: Ulema from various schools of thought held a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday to declare that the lockdown will not be in force from mosques from today.

Mufti Munib ur Rahman said that Tarawih prayers and Itikaf will continue as per schedule. He called on people coming to mosques to practice social distancing.

The cleric urged the government to not arrest people coming to mosques. “All those who have been arrested [for coming to mosques] should be released,” he said.

He called on worshippers coming to the mosques to wear masks and perform wuzu at their respective homes. “Remove masks from mosques and ensure sanitizers are available,” he said.

Mufti Taqi Usmani said that people were not implementing the government’s guidelines of pertaining to offer prayers in mosques by no more than five persons. He called on people to implement the government’s safety precautions but said that for a Muslim, offering congregational prayers in Ramazan was obligatory.

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