President Alvi urges students to ban congregational prayers after Jamia Al Azhar points fatwa
President Arif Alvi on Wednesday urged spiritual students to take pressing motion to halt congregational prayers within the nation and curb the unfold of coronavirus in Pakistan.
The president made the request after Grand Imam Shaikh of Jamia Al Azhar and Supreme Council in Egypt issued a fatwa concerning the matter.
President Alvi had approached the students for steering. He mentioned the spiritual students ought to act on the premise of rules of Islam from Quran and Sunnah.
“Countries that have stopped congregational prayers: UAE, Saudia, Iran, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt,” mentioned President Alvi.
The “government of a country can impose a ban on congregational prayers, including regular and Friday prayers, and halt gatherings across the country,” learn the fatwa.
It urged aged folks to remain indoors and never partake in prayers as within the gentle of accessible proof, these gatherings are a motive for the unfold of the virus.
The fatwa additionally quoted genuine hadith from the Prophet the place it highlighted the truth that throughout pure calamities Muslims had been directed to hope inside their homes.
“The coronavirus is more dangerous than rain, therefore a ban can be placed on congregational prayers,” it learn.
Pakistan has been going through an increase in coronavirus instances, because the nation’s tally shot previous 1,000 on Wednesday.
However, Sindh — the place the provincial authorities is taking stern steps to curb the unfold of COVID-19 — stays the worst affected with over 400 confirmed instances.
There have been eight deaths so removed from coronavirus within the nation, with the newest reported in the present day in Punjab.
Meanwhile, in a number of Arab international locations, the azaan has been amended and now it urges folks to hope of their houses.