Adhere to government directive to suspend congregational prayer – Chief Imam

The National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Alhaji Usman Nuhu Sharubutu has urged Muslims in the country to compile with government directive to suspend religious gathering including congregational prayer for a month.

This forms part of measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus after some six (6) persons tested positive.

According to Sheikh Sharubutu at a press briefing Monday, the decision to suspend congregational prayer and other religious gathering by the President to help curb the virus is grounded in Islam.

He explained Ghana is not the only country that has halted congregational prayer and has sighted Saudi Arabia and Kuwait who have also issued similar directive.

Chief Imam therefore called on Muslims to adhere to all government protocols on the Coronavirus and ensure cleanliness at all times.

However, the Grand Mufti has also directed all Imams at both regional and district levels to hold a special prayers against the Coronavirus virus Friday, 20th March, 2020.

He encouraged for such prayer to be observed in smaller groups at the Mosque and at home.

Source:|Haruna Nasara Khaleeda

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