SRINAGAR — A religious organization, Jamiat-ul-Ahlihadees on Thursday decided to put mandatory Friday prayers across Jammu and Kashmir on hold in wake of the deadly Coronavirus.
According to reports, a meeting of Jamiat leaders was held today under the chairmanship of amalgam president Ghulam Muhammad Al-Madni. The meeting was also attended by the General Secretary Dr. Lateef Alkindi and Mufti Jammu and Kashmir Muhammad Yaqoob Baba.
During the meeting, it was decided that the Friday prayers will be put on hold in Jammu and Kashmir till March 31 in wake of the virus that has created panic among the masses. The decision has been taken according to the teachings and principals of Islam.
Meanwhile, Dr. Alkindi said that Muslims can offer ‘Zuhar prayers’ (Afternoon) at the Masjid to avoid large gathering which would otherwise be witnessed during Friday prayers.
It is worthwhile to mention here that some of the Muslim majority countries have also decided to offer prayers at the homes instead of Masjids in a bid to ensure the virus is prevented from spreading.