Speeches in Urdu during Friday prayers should end, in addition to restricting Arab sermons to a minimum level and offering Sunnah the five prayers at home, says a religious decree issued by ‘Darul Afta’ of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) , Wafaqul Madaris Pakistan and Ulema from various schools of thought at a meeting chaired by Allama Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi.
The decree says that all religious and political gatherings should be suspended / restricted immediately to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
He says that enough space should be guaranteed between the mosques’ prayer rugs (Saf), adding that joint prayers should be offered on the bare floor and the floors should be cleaned with soap and surf before offering each prayer.
“Older people and children should offer prayers at home. The ablation centers of all mosques should be thoroughly cleaned. Soaps and disinfectants should be placed in the ablation centers. “
The decree called on philanthropists to donate soaps and disinfectants in mosques to benefit people.
The Ulema urged to adopt the principles of Islamic Sharia to protect themselves from the deadly COVID-19.
“Preventive measures are not Islamic. Handshaking and hugging are not mandatory, rather than just saying Assallamaalaikum to friends and others during meetings, “the decree reads. “People should use masks, disinfectants, as precautionary measures.”
The Ulema urged businessmen to avoid hoarding masks, disinfectants, and asked people to file complaints with the appropriate district administration about the illegal practice.
They also urged the government to punish hoarders and speculators.
“The nation must persistently seek forgiveness for its sins from the Almighty, recite Ayat-e-Karima and Darood Sharif, as well as ensure the implementation of government instructions to stay safe from the deadly virus,” said Ulema.
The meeting was attended by Allama Syed Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari, Maulana Muhammad Khan Leghari, Qari Javed Akhtar Qadri, Maulana Muhammad Hanif Bhatti, Allama Syed Sajjad Naqvi, Allama Ghulam Akbar Saqi, Allama Abdul Haq Mujahid, Maulana Muhammad Raf , Qazi Matiullan Saeedi, Allama Abdul Karim Nadeem, Maulana Asadullah Farooq, Mufti Muhammad Umer Farooq, Maulana Abubakar Sabri, Maulana Asad Zakria Qasmi, Maulana Muhammad Nawas, Maulana Mufti Hafeezur Rehman, Maulana Ammar Balu, Muulana Ammar Balu, Muhammad , Qari Asmatullah Muavia, Maulana Aseedur Rehman Saeed, Maulana aziz Akbar Qasmi, Maulana Muhammad Ashfaq Patafi, Maulana Hussain Ahmed Durkhwasti, Maulana Zubair Abid, Maulana Yasir Alvi and others.