Telangana: Jamia Nizamia Issue Fatwa For Eid Prayers At Home As Lockdown Begins Today

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Due to the announced 10 days lockdown in Telangana, all worship places and gatherings are prohibited in the State. 

Considering the imposed lockdown, there would be no Eid prayers in Telangana mosques.  A Government Order issued on Tuesday night following the Cabinet decision makes it clear that religious gatherings/congregations should not be permitted.  The State Government imposed complete lockdown in Telangana

In regard to this, yhe All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had also called upon Muslims to avoid big gatherings.  They also asked them to ensure wearing face masks and maintain social distancing among two worshippers on the occasion of Eid.  In addition, the leading Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia also issued a ‘fatwa’ that Eid prayers can be offered in any clean open space, function halls and schools by following all COVID-19 related guidelines.

With this, people were asked to celebrate the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival marking the culmination of Ramzan at their homes. 

Eid is to be celebrated on the 13th or the 14th of May, depending on the sighting of the new crescent.  Daily five times Namaz and special prayers (Taraveeh) were being regularly offered in mosques in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana since the beginning of Ramzan.

The management committees of the mosques also ensured people offering prayers are following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing masks and social distancing.

Also with the recently imposed night curfew (from the 23rd of May,) the mosques advanced the timing of night prayers (Isha) and Taraweeh to complete worship by 9:00 P.M.  All the mosques had cancelled late night prayers (Tahajjud) in view of the night curfew.

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