Coronavirus: Jumah prayers were not performed in mosques here, learn the latest

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Pune, March 27, 2020: To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, following the government’s decision to lockdown the entire country, Muslims did not offer Friday (Jumah) Namaz in mosques in Pune today.

Muslims offered Namaz at homes.


In Islam, Jumah namaz or congregational prayer is a prayer (ṣalāt) that Muslims hold every Friday in mosques.


However, the gatherings at religious places have been banned by the district administration to maintain social distancing among people which is the only way at present to effectively control the spread of Coronavirus. The deadly virus has killed over 20,000 people across the world. In Pune, also there have been 32 Coronavirus positive cases till now.


All India Qaumi Tanzeem, Western Maharashtra, president Haji Zakir Shaikh said that messages were circulated among the community members to pray at their homes instead of going to the mosques.


“The Muslim community of the city did not go to the mosques for Jumah namaz (prayers) and gave a big message. There is a positive step in rising above religion in the fight against epidemic like Coronavirus. Thanks to everyone for this work. The first purpose of every person should be to save his life and to follow the instructions of the government. Through loudspeakers of mosques and social media, we are appealing to people to stay at home”, Shaikh told


Leading Non-Government Organization of Indian Muslims, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had also appealed to pray at home instead of a masjid.


“Due to #NovelCoronavirus pandemic, Muslims are recommended to offer Zuhur at home instead of praying Jumah at mosques. DON’T come out for congregational prayers and #StayAtHomeSaveLives. It is mandatory upon all to avoid causing harm to their fellow citizens”, AIMPLB issued a statement.


Sameer Sattar tweeted, “In Pune, got a call from Imam Sahab of our local mosque asking to pray for Jumma from home and continue doing this. Asked especially not to congregate at the mosque and also spread the word to ones I know.”


Atik Sagri posted, “All masjid in Pune are closed all people offering Namaz at home and supporting Government with following rules.”

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