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‘Govt order on mosque correct and veritable’

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:58 PM, 6 April 2020   Updated: 10:03 PM, 6 April 2020

Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi

Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi

The orders of Ministry of Religious Affairs regarding the limited presence in Jamaat (prayers) and Jumma prayer is correct and veritable in view of the Sharia, said Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, director-general of Hathazari Madrasa and Amir (chief) of Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh.

“Islam does not support the cause of harm to oneself or others; rather makes forbids. Consciousness and awareness are the characteristics of Islam. One of the important provisions of Islam is to beware of doing any harm,” he said in a statement sent to the media on Monday evening, explaining the meaning of various verses of the Quran

“The world is suffering from coronavirus today. Our country is also at risk now,” he also said. “Meanwhile, the virus is spreading rapidly in our country. Many infected ones are dying.” 

“At this time, there is no alternative but to be careful in the light of blessings and Sharia and pray to Allah.”

In the statement, Allama Shafi said, “The government has banned any kind of mass gatherings. Ordered to maintain social distance. Issued orders for limited presence in Jamaat and Jumma. In view of the Sharia, these cautionary instructions are correct and appropriate.”  

“We must evaluate the directives issued by the government and to accept and obey it well.”

Claiming that taking precautionary measures and actions is not our only duty, he said, “We must seek forgiveness of our sins and wrongs to Allah. We must repent, must promise to abstain from all crimes in the future.” 

“In times of crisis, we should pray Istighfar and Nafal prayers. So that, may Allah promptly remove this pandemic. We must pray to Allah so that we can live safely, and salvation the world from this pandemic,” Allama Shafi added.