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After Forcing Govt To Re-Open Mosques, Mufti Muneeb Says He Will Pray At Home

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Days after forcing the government to lift the ban on congregational prayers in mosques, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has said that he would offer prayers at home during the holy month of Ramzan.

While talking to a private TV channel Dunya News on Wednesday, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that he was already offering prayers at home and he would continue to do so in Ramzan as well. He said that implementation on the 20-point accord reached between the government and the Ulema has started across the country.

The top cleric appealed to the Ulema and the mosques administrations to abide by the agreement signed with the government. “We will ensure that this agreement will get implemented,” he said.

The chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee recalled that Ulema had promised to President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan that people of 50 years or above would not come to the mosques for the congregational prayers. Mufti Muneeb said that Ulema would do their best to act upon this promise.

“Markings are being done in the mosques for the prayer rows while observing the principle of social distancing.  Special persons and the elderly are instructed to pray at homes. People suffering from flu, cough, and other respiratory diseases shall not come to the mosques,” he added.

He said that there would be two congregational Friday prayers in mosques having less capacity and those in the densely populated areas of Pakistan.

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