Mufti Taqi Usmani Appeals To People To Offer Mass Prayers, Return To Allah
Prominent Islamic scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani has announced that five-time compulsory congregational prayers would be resumed across the country as people have continued daily-life activities and regular business despite the coronavirus fear.
“We appeal to the people to avail these last few blessed days of Ramzan. It’s time to return to Allah and offer prayers with all sincerity and keenness. It’s time to reopen Masajid [mosques] and offer congregation prayers,” said Mufti Taqi Usmani in a meeting of top clerics held in Karachi’s Jamia Dar-ul-Uloom on Monday.
He further said, “No one knows that when this virus would come to an end. So in this situation we cannot quit everything in the name of precaution and fear.” The Islamic scholar appealed to the people to take all due precautionary measures while offering prayers at mosques
The said meeting of clerics expressed the view that nothing was sure about the coronavirus pandemic and in this situation, Muslims couldn’t leave prayers and their rituals out of fear. Prominent clerics, including Mufti Taqi Usmani, Qari Mohammad Usman, Maulana Mufti Zubair Ashraf Usmani, Qari Allah Daad, Dr Qasim Mahmood and Qazi Ahsan Ahmed participated in the meeting.
The congregational prayers were banned when the countrywide lockdown was imposed in March to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus. However, with the beginning of Ramzan in April, the government agreed on Taraveeh prayers in an agreement with top clerics of Pakistan.