The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned towards deliberate reopening of mosques in Nigeria towards the re-opening of mosques on the orders of Borno, Gombe and Zamfara states governments.
In an announcement issued yesterday by Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, he maintained that the current directives on reopening of mosques, was not clever, urging Muslims to not “rush to their graves.”
He stated, “We have to be on the facet of warning relating to the lethal COVID-19 whose treatment has not been discovered. Muslims shouldn’t rush to their graves. We advise that mosques ought to stay closed till the Federal Authorities declares the nation secure from the pandemic.
“We all know that lockdown hurts, it hurts in every single place else. We urge Muslims to train endurance. Those that die can by no means come again once more. Neither can they be a part of a safer and higher Nigerian society when the lockdown is lastly lifted. We should be a part of fingers with the remainder of humanity to defeat COVID-19. No single neighborhood, group or nation can combat the battle alone.”
“Re-opening mosques presently may be interpreted as withdrawing from the battlefield and leaving the remainder of the nation to face the combat alone. It might even be interpreted as disobedience to Federal Authorities’s restriction on giant gatherings and social distancing.”
Akintola careworn that the governments and folks of Borno, Gombe and Zamfara states whose inhabitants is predominantly Muslim needs to be reminded of the must be given elementary proper to life, which shouldn’t be violated via hasty and improper choices.
“The sample of congregating in mosques might even be extra liable to infections than in another locations. In contrast to others who assemble for worship as soon as in every week or as soon as in a 12 months, Muslims congregate 5 occasions day by day, as soon as weekly for Jumu’ah prayer and twice yearly for festivals. The final three draw mammoth crowds,” he added.
— to guardian.ng