MUSWEN urges Muslims to pray for Nigeria at eid
The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) has urged Muslim families and close relations to keep together as much as possible at eid and pray to Almighty Allah to bring the pandemic to an end very soon.
MUSWEN, in a communiqué signed by its Executive Secretary, Prof Muslih Yahya felicitates with the entire Ummah on the Eid el-Adha celebrations 1441 AH /2020 CE.
The group, after its Webinar, suggested that worshippers’ compliance with restrictions during Eid el-Fitri was impressive and it would be praise worthy if similar approach is displayed in the period of Eid el-Adhaa (Ileya festival).
It also noted that the already established protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) should be adhered to as Eid prayers are offered in area mosques and prayer places.
“However, in the situation whereby places of worship are not spacious enough to accommodate numerous worshippers at a time, segmented devotion similar to Salah al-Khawf as highlighted in Q4:102 could be adopted.
“That the naflah of Eid el-Adha, like that of Eid el-Fitr is not obligatory but supererogatory and could be observed in the premises of residential areas.”
Therefore, efforts should be made to safeguard breach of the laid down measures in order to avoid unnecessary contacts that may lead to wider spread of the virus.
“In order to compensate the generality of the people for cooperating with the authorities, governments should intensify efforts, not only in finding effective and lasting remedy to “COVID-19” but also in handling all matters relating to the pandemic with utmost sincerity and truthfulness,”