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Islamic body issues fatwa, asks Muslims to offer Eid prayers at home

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
May 19, 2020 12:16 IST
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Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa asking Muslims to offer their Eid prayers this time at home, instead of congregating at mosques.

IMAGE: A devout offers prayers in a mosque alone due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Srinagar. Photograph: PTI Photo

The directive comes amid a nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

Despite the relaxations announced in the lockdown, religious and other large gatherings are still banned.

 

The fatwa was issued in response to a query put to the seminary, its spokesman Ashraf Usmani said.

The fatwa said the Eid namaz can be offered in the same manner that the Friday prayers are now being read at home.

It said not holding the namaz in the usual manner is pardonable in circumstances such as these.

Eid falls on May 24 or 25 this year.

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