The Chief Imam of Masjidul Bayaan Mosque Sheikh IBRAHIM BASHA has suspended public Islamic religious activities at the Mosque to complement the government’s measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Though the call to prayer shall continue in the Masjid but every individual is expected to observe the prayer in his/her abode.
According to the Northern regional Chief Imam of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah , the said suspension is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s ban on all social gatherings including funerals, festivals, all religious activities, conferences and all other events that call for a mass gathering of people.
He said this is in line with the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, (peace and blessings be upon him) who said “Sick camels should not be put with healthy camels.” [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim], and because he (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said, “If you hear of the outbreak of a plague in a land, do not enter it; and if it breaks out in a land in which you are, do not leave it.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
“Government directives is for public safety, which includes all Muslims in the country, therefore Muslims are required to abide by it ,in the context of Islamic law it is a sinful to defy state orders, he stated
Sheikh Bayaan addressing Muslim Ummah at Masjidul Bayaan mosque, however admonished the general public, most especially Muslims to adhere to the directive by the government to prevent the diseases from spreading in the country
He also called on the general public to follow the instructions by the health practitioners to avoid being affected by the deadly diseases.
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