Muslims must perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at home: Al-Azhar

Source: Egypt Independent

Al-Azhar’s Senior Scholar Authority on Sunday has decreed that, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, all Muslims must perform the Eid al-Fitr prayers at home either alone or with their families.

The authority stressed that the purpose of Islamic Sharia law is to protect people, which is the reason behind this order to pray at home.

Azhar’s statement called on all Muslims worldwide to pray to god this Ramadan to hasten the swift end of this pandemic, while working to do good deeds and charity to the sick and poor.

The Ministry of Endowments will broadcast Eid al-Fitr prayers and the “takbeerat al-Eid” , which is the utterance of “God Is Great” several times before and after Eid al-Fitr prayer, through TV and radio, Minister of Endowments Mohammed Mokhtar Gomaa said.

Gatherings will not be allowed during Eid al-Fitr Day, Gomaa stressed, and added during a cabinet meeting on Sunday that his ministry will prepare a plan for Eid al-Fitr day.

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