The Muslim community has been urged to immediately stop holding social gatherings and other events in an effort to slow down the spread of Covid-19. The Muslim Judicial Council made the appeal after a meeting with medical professionals. It has encouraged people to connect on virtual platforms.
Signalling out weddings, the MJC says they should either be postponed or conducted in a manner that holds the minimum threat of spreading the virus. For funerals, it says the bare minimum of individuals should attend. Meanwhile, on mosques, the MJC commended those who have closed during the second wave. It urged those who are unable to implement the Covid-19 health protocols to immediately shut their doors.
The MJC indicates that this course of action is dictated by the responsibility that Islam imposes on Muslims.
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