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Sick, elderly, people with coronavirus symptoms asked to pray at home

Published: March 30, 2020 19:03:13 | Updated: March 30, 2020 21:57:40

Sick, elderly, people with coronavirus symptoms asked to pray at home

The Islamic Foundation asked people having coronavirus symptoms, sick, elderly people or those arrived here from corona-hit countries or regions not to go to mosques but to offer prayers at home.

It said Namaz, Iakamat, Jaamat and Jum’a will continue at mosques.

All the imams, khatibs, muazzins and mosque committees have been asked to clean the mosques after namaz for five times and change the floor mats or carpets, reports UNB citing a press release.

The directives were given on Sunday at an emergency meeting of Aleam-Ulema (Islamic scholars) at its Agargaon office to provide guidelines for general people, imams, khatibs, and mosque committees.

The Islamic Foundation has urged people to cooperate with all concerned in the funeral of corona-infected people. It said showing negative attitude towards them go against Islam and inhuman act. According to Hadith, pandemic victims get the dignity of martyrs, it said.

The Islamic Foundation has urged people to extend helping hands and provide food to the low-income people during the crisis.

It urged all not to spread any rumour and also suggested them not to believe those as well because rumour can be fatal for people.

All the Khatibs, imams, mosques committees, media, foundation’s division, district and upazila level units as well as people of all professions have been asked  to publicise these directives.

It also requested people to keep presence at the mosques limited during Jamaat and Jum’a prayers to prevent transmission of coronavirus.


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