Kuwait alters call of prayers amid coronavirus fears
Coronavirus has not only killed thousands of people across the world but has also affected a religious practice of Muslims – Azan – probably for the first time after the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
According to a report, because of the fear of the contagion, Kuwait has now added to the wording of Azan that allows Muslims to offer prayers at home instead of coming to mosques.
After saying Hayya alassala (come to offer prayers), the muezzin also says al-Salatu fi buyutikum (pray at your homes).
Ulema say that during the Prophet (PBUH)’s life, people were allowed to offer prayers at homes when the weather was inclement because of which it was difficult for them to reach mosques.