KARACHI: A joint meeting of Ulema of different sects have decided that mosques would remain opened and bajama’at prayer would be held across Pakistan but with some conditions.
Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman, World famous religious scholar, Vice President and Shaykh al-Hadith at Darul Uloom Karachi, Mufti Taqi Usmani and celebrated scholar Allama Shehanshah Naqvi were also present among other big names.
Mufti Muneeb asked people to make ablution at home and receive naikis from Allah (SWT), in a bid to make your stay out of home as shorter as possible amid concern of coronavirus pandemic.
“Offer sunnat and nawafil at home as according to medical science physical contact could spread the disease. If the government impose certain limitation on the number of people offering prayer, viewing medical conditions, or ask people of certain age to refrain from going to mosques, then they would be considered exempted in Shariat,” he said while making the announcement in the joint meeting which was apparently held following or before sighting of Crescent of Shaban Ul Moazam in Karachi.
Mufti Muneeb said Jama’at could be offered at home with your family members or a mehram woman as well and if one has some other excuse, then he could perform it alone.
“Those who are affected, suspected of contracting coronavirus, suffering from a disease, specially high temperature, flue, cold and cough, and above 50 years of age should perform prayer at home, Insha Allah, they would not have the sin of leaving the jamaat on them,” he said.
The Islamic scholar said the youth busy in looking after an old person or a patient should offer prayer at home. He asked mosque managements to remove praying mats and the mosques floor should be properly washed and cleaned. “Sanitisers should be installed at entrances of mosques.”
“In Friday prayers, instead of normal Urdu khutba’h, religious and medical advise should be given regarding the virus for five minutes only. Short khutba’h, prayer and supplication should be performed and people should immediately leave for home,” he said.
Muneeb ur Rehman said those who had been advised by doctors or the government not to perform Jummah should perform Zuhr prayer at home. Immature children should not come to mosques, he added.
“Everyone should seek Allah (SWT)’s protection.”
Crescent of Shaban Ul Moazam 441 Hijri sighted
The crescent of Shaban Ul Moazam 441 Hijri has been sighted and Shab-e- barat will be on 8th April.
This was announced by chairman central Rauet-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-Ul_Rehman after chairing the meeting of Centeral Rauet-e-Hilalal committee in Karachi tonight.