New Delhi, March 26 | All Muslim sects have suspended Friday prayers to abide by the government’s decision of complete lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, however the call for prayers will continue in the mosques.
Jamaat-e-Islami Sharia Council said in a statement that, “the Friday prayer (Juma namaz) should also be observed (only by Imam, Muezzin, Khadim, and administrators of the mosque). The prayer and the Khutbah (speech) should be completed in the minimum possible period and the remaining public should do the Zohar prayer at home.”
The Shia sect has also suspended the Friday prayers across the country and asked the people to remain indoors according to the directive of the government.
Maulana Ashraf Imam of Mumbai, said, “We had suspended the Friday prayers and daily prayers in the mosques since last week and this will continue till the government desires as the primary object of every person should be to save lives and follow the government directive. We are appealing to people to remain indoors from the mosque loudspeakers and social media.”
In Kashmir also, grand mufti Nasirul Islam said that he has appealed to people that Friday and daily prayers will be suspended and it’s allowed in Islam.
The mosques in the capital and elsewhere are only giving call for prayers and 3 to 5 persons offer prayers adhering to the social distancing norms, said a Muezzin.
Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.
Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”