New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has asked Muslims to offer Zuhr prayers at home instead of offering congregational Friday prayers in mosques to avoid public gatherings and contain coronavirus pandemic.
“Muslims are recommended to offer Zuhur at home instead of praying Jumah at mosques. Don’t come out for congregational prayers & stay at homes. It is mandatory upon all to avoid causing harm to their fellow citizens,” the AIMPLB tweeted late Thursday evening.
It however added that around 4 people should attend the mosques regularly.
In Kashmir too, clerics have asked people to offers all prayers at home. The administration has, in fact, sealed almost all major mosques and shrines in a bid to keep people away from them, especially on Fridays.
On Thursday, Kashmir witnessed its first COVID-19 death when an elderly patient tested positive for the virus passed away at Srinagar’s CD Hospital.
By day end, three more cases, including an infant girl and her 7 year old sister, were tested positive in J&K.