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Offer five mandatory and Taraweeh prayers at home in Ramadhan: Kashmir’s Grand Mufti urges people

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Asks people not to get disheartened as dawn of peace will appear soon

By Suhail S

Srinagar, 14 Apr 2020

 Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul Islam on Tuesday while referring to the Kashmir’s youth said that there is no need to be annoyed and getting disheartened due to the fast spread of pandemic Covid-19 as there will a dawn of peace soon that will take away all form of “worries from the distressed Valleyites.” 
Islam also announced that this Ramdhan, which is would commence on April 25 subject to appearance of moon, people should offer five mandatory prayers and Taraweeh prayers in their homes and seek Allah’s mercy in the month of blessings and forgiveness.
Pertinently, Saudi Arabi has suspended Taraweeh prayers in masjids in the holy month of Ramadhan and asked people to pray at home in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Islam said that his appeal to the people of Kashmir especially the young generation who are feeling upset and disheartened due to the spread of Covid-19, that there is no need to panic or to remain under duress as the “dawn of peace will emerge soon and enlighten every single Kashmiri for a better and peaceful future where there would be no atrocities or oppression.”
He said doors of Almighty Allah are always open for believer’s and there is no place for disbelief. “Allah will listen to the prayers and respond too for the welfare of people of Kashmir and rest of the world,” he said. He said that people of Kashmir should respect humanity and protect it in all forms.
“The best way to protect the humanity in the holy month of Ramadhan will be to offer five-mandatory prayers (of the day) and the Taraweeh prayers (late night prayers) in their homes. People should behave like a mature society and not rush towards masjids in Ramadan and instead they should pray in their homes and seek blessings, and forgiveness from Almighty as Ramadhan is the month of blessings, peace, and best option to be utlised to seek Allah’s refuge from the hell,” said Islam.
He urged people across Kashmir to identify needy, poor, destitute and orphans and help them with food, clothes and Sadakah (charity) in this challenging hour and earn reward from Almighty Allah. He said people in every locality must ensure that no one should sleep empty stomach and all should have proper food to eat at Sehri and Iftaar.

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