President Alvi requests ulema to advise folks to hope at home following coronavirus outbreak
ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Thursday requested Pakistani ulema to advise folks throughout the nation to supply prayers at home because the novel coronavirus continues to contaminate folks across the nation.
The president held a gathering by way of video convention with Pakistani ulema and governors of all provinces. The assembly was held a day earlier than Friday the place hundreds of thousands throughout the nation supply congregational prayers in mosques.
“Ulema should advise people to pray in their homes,” the president was quoted as saying. “They [ulema] should also educate the masses about the precautionary measures against the coronavirus.”
On Thursday, the confirmed instances of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan crossed 1,000 with Sindh being the worst-affected provinces, reporting greater than 400 instances. Punjab reported greater than 330 instances and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has seen greater than 100 instances to date.
President Alvi mentioned that the one answer to the pandemic was social distancing. He appreciated the unity demonstrated by ulema within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The ulema assured the president of their full cooperation in battling the pandemic and mentioned that they may guarantee the federal government’s directives had been carried out.
The weak and outdated ought to pray at home: Tahir Ashrafi
Pakistan Ulema Council chief Tahir Ashrafi spoke to Geo News to say that the weak and the outdated ought to supply their prayers at home. “The old, the weak and those fear that they may contract the virus should offer their prayers at home, do zikr and turn to Allah,” he mentioned.
Ashrafi mentioned that it had by no means been the directives of the federal government to seal mosques. He mentioned that there have been all the time six to seven folks in mosques and when the decision to prayer was given, they need to supply prayers.
He urged the necessity for unity within the wake of the disaster and mentioned that ulema from completely different faculties of thought had been on one web page amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Chairman Ittehad-i-Ummat Ziaullah Shah spoke to Geo News to say that in these occasions, folks ought to steer clear of non secular and public gatherings. He mentioned that mosques ought to stay open as prayers are supplied however the contaminated, the outdated and the weak ought to stay away from them.
“We will support the state during these times,” he mentioned.
Stay indoors, cooperate with govt: Pakistan Ulema Council to lots
Earlier this week, the Pakistan Ulema Council, in a press launch, referred to as on folks to remain indoors and do Zikr (remembrance of Allah) to maintain protected from the virus. The PUC had directed folks to implement the federal government’s security precautions and cooperate with authorities.
“The safety precautions and directives issued by various Islamic countries against the coronavirus are neither against the tenets of Islam nor Shariah,” the press launch had acknowledged. “Islam calls on Muslims to keep themselves as well as others safe. Saving a life is akin to saving the whole of humanity.”
The council acknowledged that it was Wajib (compulsory) upon Muslims to observe the directives of prayer leaders or Imams concerning mosques and providing prayers in such occasions.