In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, has encouraged all Muslims to refrain from holding this year’s congregational prayers in open public.
Instead, he wants the prayers to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr which falls on Thursday, May 13, 2020, to be held in mosques where the usual Friday congregational prayers are held.
“…this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr prayers and celebration cannot be observed in large congregation at bigger squares and parks, as it used to be.”
“Muslims are, therefore, advised to hold their Eid Prayers at Jummah Mosques in various communities and localities,” said the National Chief Iman, Sheikh Sharubutu.
Sheikh Sharubutu, therefore, urged all Muslims to observe the safety protocols to be safe from the virus that originated from Wuhan, China in 20219.
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