KARACHI: In response to the Sindh government’s banning Jummah payer, world celebrated religious scholar, Vice President and Shaykh al-Hadith at Darul Uloom Karachi, Mufti Taqi Usmani has given a fatwa in which he has reluctantly supported the provincial government’s decision.
Talking to ARY News host Waseem Badami during a live TV program on Thursday night, Mufti Taqi Usmani said though the number of people recommended by the Sindh government were far too less, however, he still supported the decision for it was taken in the best interest of the masses.
To a query, the celebrated scholar said it was evident that the current situation was a result of our evil deeds, therefore first of all we should repent and seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT) and seek His blessings. He said we should repent from bribery, deceptiveness, corruption and leveling allegations on each other.
“There is strong fear of Allah (SWT)’s angriness over misconducts of human beings,” he said.
To another query, Mufti Taqi Usmani said Ulema had strongly opposed locking mosques. In these circumstances, we needed to turn toward Allah (SWT), make dua to Him and repent on our sins, he said. He said if the doors of approaching Allah (SWT) were closed, then it was feared that we could get hit worse.
However, he said, if the government put some limitation and people abiding by that limitation did not come to mosques then they would not have a sin on them.
He said people were bound to follow the limitation set on number of worshippers offering prayer at mosques, though it was a very small number. He said it was better if permission for the number of worshippers was extended up to 15 people.
“In our view, the number of worshippers allowed to offer prayer at mosques was too less which should have been increased, nevertheless as the government has made an announcement so we are bound to follow that. Resisting the decision is not a suitable act. People should follow this,” he said.