Agra: Muslim clerics in Agra, Mathura, Aligarh and some other parts of west UP have urged the masses not to gather at mosques for prayers and rather offer the same at their home during the lockdown period taking in view of the COVID19 outbreak.
The appeal was made a day before Friday’s namaaz.
Agra and Aligarh’s Shahar Mufti issued a “fatwa” in this regard, saying that due to 21 days of nationwide lockdown, the Muslim community should offer “Jauhar ki namaz” at home instead of Jumme ki namaz at the mosque.
The Muslim clerics have urged the community to not visit mosques during a lockdown period of 21 days. They further added to it that to ensure that everyone is safe they have issued Fatwa so that [people can maintain social distancing.
The state has already shut its doors for public and deities are being offered prayers by priests residing in the campus only. Even on Navratri, the devotees are not visiting temples to maintain social distancing.