Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday can be celebrated amid the nationwide lockdown, and, to verify individuals comply with the protocols, prime Sunni cleric Khalid Rashid Farangi Mehli has urged Muslims to remain at their properties, keep away from handshakes or hugs and donate half of their pageant funds to the needy.
Speaking to India Today TV, Mehli mentioned it is going to be for the primary time within the historical past that no non secular congregation will happen on Eid.
“During the month of Ramzan, people belonging to the Muslim community offered prayers at homes due to the lockdown and it will be for the first time in the history that no religious congregation will happen on Eid. People will not be visiting mosques to offer prayers and there will not be any celebration,” Mehli mentioned.
” I would urge the people to celebrated Eid in their homes with family and offer prayers indoors. People must donate 50 per cent of their Eid budget to the poor who are facing an unprecedented crisis due to the lockdown in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. People should avoid buying new clothes and wear the best ones they already have. We all must refrain from hugs and handshakes on Eid this time as a safety measure” Mehli mentioned.
He has requested the individuals to have a good time Eid by getting ready ‘sewai’, a conventional candy dish.
Expressing dissatisfaction over meat outlets not being allowed to open in Lucknow, the Sunni cleric mentioned “If other shops can be given permission, then, meat shops should also be allowed to open. A large population consumes meat and it is also a source of employment for many.”
Meanwhile, distinguished Muslim clerics in Delhi additionally appealed to individuals to have a good time Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday, adhering to social distancing and lockdown norms in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid Mufti Mukarram Ahmed mentioned the moon was sighted and Eid can be celebrated on Monday, marking finish of the holy month of Ramzan.
Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari appealed individuals to have a good time Eid with simplicity and assist poor individuals and their neighbours in the course of the pandemic disaster.
“Due to the coronavirus Eid Namaz can not be held as per tradition but people need to realise that the virus can be defeated only by taking precautions,” he mentioned.
The mosques within the metropolis have been closed down as a result of pandemic and the clerics have urged individuals to supply Eid Namaz at their house.
“The Eid Namaz will be offered at Fatehpuri Masjid by me and staff of the mosque. We have asked people to offer Eid Namaz and also avoid hugging others and shaking hands,” the Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid mentioned.
He mentioned individuals ought to pray the almighty to free the nation and the world from the scourge of the virus.