Muslims worldwide have been suggested to wish at residence throughout Ramadan if their nations require social distancing to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.
The Saudi information company SPA reported on Sunday that the recommendation was given by the dominion’s highest spiritual physique, the Council of Senior Students.
Ramadan begins later this week.
In the course of the month, believers often break their quick with households and pals and carry out a night prayer, generally known as Taraweeh, in massive gatherings at mosques
“Muslims shall keep away from gatherings, as a result of they’re the primary reason behind the unfold of an infection…and shall keep in mind that preserving the lives of individuals is a superb act that brings them nearer to God,” it stated in a press release.
The dominion’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh on Friday expressed the identical sentiment.
He stated that Muslim prayers throughout Ramadan and for the following Eid al-Fitr feast ought to be carried out at residence if the coronavirus outbreak continues.
Saudi Arabia has reported 8,274 circumstances of COVID-19 and 92 deaths to date, the best among the many six Gulf Arab states.
The entire variety of circumstances for the area is 24,374 with 156 deaths.
The Saudi authorities in mid-March stopped individuals performing their 5 each day prayers and the weekly Friday prayer inside mosques as a part of efforts to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus.
Final week, the Prophet’s Mosque within the holy metropolis of Medina stated it was banning occasions that dispense night meals within the mosque to these in want throughout Ramadan to interrupt their each day quick.
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