Ramadan is just down the hatch and the government is trying to hold everything acceptably and safe and sound amid coronavirus crisis. For the last couple of days, religious clerics along with Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman were signifying a loud favour for congregational prayer at mosques in Ramadan. I Want to Pray at Home in Ramadan- Dramatic Turn by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
The read of the mutual statement that was on record is here
Tarawih prayers and Itikaf will continue as per schedule in the holy month.”
Now the point of esteem concern is how and why the Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has backed out from his firm demand and declared his consent in the media.
“He is offering prayers at home and will continue to do so during Ramadan”
WorldWide Religious Scholars have Banned Congregational Prayers During Ramadan
Though, many Muslim countries across the world have banned congregational prayers during Ramadan. In particular, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh announced,
“Muslim pray during Ramadan and for the subsequent Eid-ul-Fitr feast will be performed at home if the coronavirus outbreak continues”
On April 14, Mufti Muneeb had, along with other religious clerics in Pakistan, announced
“We cannot afford to close mosques and madrassas for so long”
People are curious and muddled about switching Mufti Muneeb to a new stance and new statement. It is weird in the first instance Mufti sahb urged the government to reopen mosques to revive religious activities and now he became the supporter of government’s lockdown decision. Nevertheless, now he has taken a U-turn and will be praying at home during Ramadhan. Moreover, the chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal committee has also counselled religious scholars to follow the government’s 20 points agenda between the government and Ulema.
I Want to Pray at Home in Ramadan- Dramatic Turn by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman
Mufti Muneeb Supports Govt. Decision to pray at home
Mufti Muneeb said religious clerics, as well as the government, have agreed on a 20 points strategy for congregational prayers in Ramadan amid COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
“We have started implementing the 20-point agreement finalized with the federal government. We have promised the president and the prime minister that people aged above 50 will not come to mosques.”
People on Twitter have shown a mix response on clerics U-TURN
People respond contrarily on Mufti Muneeb’s decision to pray at home after he initially revolted the government’s decision.
After organizing a clerical revolt against the state & forcing the govt to allow mass congregations in the entire country, costing potentially thousands of lives, Mufti Muneeb has declared he will himself be praying safely at home in Ramazan..
Kya log hain yeh yaar.. pic.twitter.com/yBDqiMEqwY
— Ammar Rashid #StayHome #BasicIncomeNow (@AmmarRashidT) April 22, 2020
People of Pakistan are subtle and have stern beliefs about congregational prayers. They are enthusiastically waiting for the holy month of Ramadan. Being a spiritually enthused nation, we all should keep in mind the government’s instruction plan to suppress the spread of COVID-19.