Ulema urged to appeal people to offer prayers at home

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has urged ulema to appeal masses to offer their daily as well as Friday prayers at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Talking to a delegation of ulema belonging to different schools of thoughts here on Wednesday, he said ulema should also educate the masses about the precautionary measures against the coronavirus.
Raja Farooq Haider appreciated the unity demonstrated by ullema in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and requested them to continue extending their much needed cooperation in this regard.
He said government will not issue any directive which contradicts with the teachings of Islam. However, following the sunnah, every possible strategy would be adopted to get rid of this calamity.
The Prime Minister said we should not be disappointed and have complete faith in the mercy of Allah, almighty. “The sufferings we are facing now will pass quickly with the divine blessings of Allah.
“We shouldn’t say that we will fight corona and will win it. But we need to ask God for his mercy and help to keep us safe”, PM added.
Speaking on the occasion, ulema assured the Prime Minister of their full cooperation in the prevailing situation and said that they will ensure the government’s directives were implemented.
They lauded the initiatives of the Prime Minister and commended his suggestion asking the leadership of the Muslim ummah to jointly pray in the Holy Kaaba seeking refuge and mercy of Almighty Allah.
Sahibzada Muhammad Saleem Chishti, Moulana Qazi Mehmood ul Hassan, Moulana Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Moulana Qazi Manzoor Hussain, Danyal Shahab, Moulana Tahir Hameed Barkati, Syed Nazir Hussain, Moulana Shabbir Ahmed Bukhari, Moulana Fareed Abbas Naqvi, Moulana Zaman Saifi and others attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, nine new positive cases of coronavirus appeared across AJK today taking the tally to twenty eight.
According to AJK Health Department three of the affected persons are belonging to Mirpur while six are from Bhimber district.
Meanwhile, 89 people have been discharged from different quarantine centers across AJK after they were tested novel corona-virus negative.

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