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The total namazis are around 2500 in any Juma namaz in the masjid. Many of them want to … view of Corona spread. Please advise on this issue.

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The total namazis are around 2500 in any Juma namaz in the masjid. Many of them want to suspend the juma prayer for general public for some weeks to maintain safe distance as directed by the Govt of India in view of Corona spread. Please advise on this issue.

Answer:

Ref. No. 939/41-1100 A

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

Government has asked Muslims to suspend the Friday congregational prayer for some days as part of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Hence, all are requested to follow strictly the guidelines of the government to be protected from coronavirus pandemic.

In this situation, Imam and Muazzin along with some people (cleaning workers etc.) should offer Friday congregational prayer in masjid and others should stay at home and offer all prayers therein. Masjid should remain closed for general public for all prayers including Friday prayer amid coronavirus pandemic. It is a good measure for safety.

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

 

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

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