Statement of Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority on the Precautions and Protective Measures...

  • 29 December 2020
Statement of Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority on the Precautions and Protective Measures...

Statement of Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority on the Precautions and Protective Measures to Prevent the Outbreak of Covid-19

     In light of the successive health reports about the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and with the recurrent medical information indicating that the second wave of the virus increases in intensity, Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority reaffirms the compelling necessity to follow the precautions and protective measures defined by health authorities, with special focus on the following: -
1) Putting on face masks is a religious obligation as this helps prevent people from being infected with the deadly virus and then spread it here and there. This obligation applies when people mingle with one another, especially when attending the congregational prayers.
2) Muslims should avoid shaking hands and embracing one another. They should also observe social distancing recommended by health authorities.
3) Muslims should get prepared and perform their ritual ablution in their homes before heading to mosques for offering prayers in congregation.
4) Standing     in lines for prayers while observing a distance between people is permissible and it does not affect the validity of prayer.
5) People with health conditions and the elderly are excused from attending the congregational prayers in mosques.
6) Mosques should be well sanitized and cleaned. It should be noted that using alcohol based sanitizers are permitted in such circumstances. 
9) Offering the supererogatory prayers at homes is better than offering them in mosques.
10) All gatherings should be avoided and people can share feelings of happiness and sadness through phones, social media platforms, etc. 
 

Print
Categories: Observatory News
Tags:

Please login or register to post comments.


 

A grand start for “Imam Al-Tayyeb” School for Quran recitation and sciences for Foreign Students
     Under the auspices of his eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyb; Education Development Center for Al-Azhar International Students announces a new start for “Imam_AlTayyeb_School ” which includes...
Sunday, 18 April, 2021
Al-Azhar Observatory condemns the attack on a mosque in Hildesheim, Germany
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism condemns the terrorist attack on a mosque in Hildesheim, Germany, on Saturday, which resulted in material damage to the walls and windows of the mosque. Al-Azhar expresses its...
Tuesday, 6 April, 2021
Religious Freedom: An Essential Islamic Principle, a new video release by Al-Azhar Observatory
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism released today a video report in 12 languages, entitled "Religious Freedom: An Essential Islamic Principle." This video is the last in a series of visual releases in...
Sunday, 10 January, 2021
Statement of Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority on the Precautions and Protective Measures...
Statement of Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority on the Precautions and Protective Measures to Prevent the Outbreak of Covid-19      In light of the successive health reports about the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
Tuesday, 29 December, 2020
1345678910Last

Religion and Faith in the Time of Covid-19
By: Mahmoud Kamel
Thursday, 15 April, 2021
Children as a Target for Electronic Jihad
Seen as vital in attracting attention, radicalizing people and recruiting new members, the terrorist organizations have set a strong foothold on the internet. They recognize its significance very well and therefore seize every opportunity to make...
Tuesday, 9 March, 2021
135678910Last

A Reply to the Allegation that Killing Policemen and the Armed Forces Men is Jihad!!!
     The concept of Jihad in Islam has nothing to do with such allegation posed by those criminal terrorists. Jihad, in essence, communicates a true, spiritual meaning that cannot be understood by those criminal killers. It...
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
Dar al-Harb (Abode of War)
Their Allowance of Killing Non-Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries and Leaving Their Homelands as Abodes of War (Dar al-Harb) to join ISIS (To them) this is the Islamic homeland. This is similar to what is going on in European countries because of...
Friday, 11 August, 2017
12345