The federal government has extended a partial lockdown in the country due to the Coronavirus for two more weeks, but Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has said that there will be no lockdown in mosques. Mosques open in lockdown.
Scholars of various sects held a press conference in Karachi Press Club which also included Mufti Taqi Usmani and Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
Mufti Taqi Usmani said that all the scholars of different sects met in Darul Uloom Karachi. The spread of the Coronavirus is a test for humankind and it is our responsibility to help those affected by the lockdown.
He said that the government has to follow the precautionary measures. It is necessary for a Muslim to pray in Ramadan so mosques will be open with precautionary measures.
He said that all people should come from the house with wudu and wear masks. After prayer, people should be careful rather than building a crowd. Mufti Taqi Usmani demanded the government not make arrests in mosques and release those arrested.
During the press conference, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that lockdown would not apply to mosques from today and the principle of social distance in mosques would be taken into consideration.