Fazl announces to hold Friday prayers, Eid congregations
Head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman has announced the resumption and reopening of mosques on the occasion of Khatam-ul-Quran and for Eid prayers.
He said the mosques would hold congregations on the eve of Jummat-ul-Widah and Eid. He also has criticised the government regarding their attitude towards mosques.
Maulana Fazl, in an audio message, stated that from the very first day they deviated from politics and announced to support the government regarding the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.
However, he alleged that the government was treating mosques and markets differently that shows inequality in society.
Head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam further added that it seems like religion is being targeted under the pretext of coronavirus.
Maulana Fazl Rehman supported the reopening of mosques on the occasion of Khatam-ul-Quran and for Eid prayers with full precautionary measures.
It is pertinent to mention that as per the meetings of various ulema’s with President Arif Alvi, mosques were allowed to open during Ramadan but with the proper implementation of SOPs.
Despite the mutual agreement of the government with the ulema, Maulana Fazl had endorsed a ban on congregational prayers and had urged people to follow guidelines of medical experts and authorities while offering prayers in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Maulana was of the opinion that if congregational prayers at mosques could result in spreading the virus, then people should not visit mosques and instead offer prayers at home.