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Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam calls for Austere Eid, selective Eid prayers

Says people must pray on Jumat-ul-Vida, Lailatul Qadr in their homes, Imams must recite prayers for repentance on masjid speakers

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Srinagar , 18 May 2020

Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam while felicitating the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida (last Friday of Ramadhan) and Laitul-Qadr  (Shab-e-Qader) also known as night of blessings, today said that since lockdown has been extended and Covid continues to hold its tight grip on Kashmir, people must offer  prayers on Jumat-ul-Vida and Shab-e-Qadr in their respective homes.He, however, said that on the occasion of Eid—ul-Fir, people belonging to Red Zones and Hot spots should  offer four Rakah Nimaz-e-Chast instead of Eid prayers and those belonging to Greez Zones can offer Eid prayers in play grounds while following proper protocol that includes  wearing face masks and maintaining proper social distancing.Talking exclusively to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Mufti Nasir said that people of Kashmir have  been largely following the guidelines to prevent the spread of deadly virus but since three sacred occasions are coming i.e. Shab-e-Qader and Jumatul Vida, people are  requested to not to gather in large numbers.“On the eve of Shab-e-Qadr, people must offer night long prayers and prayers for repentance at their respective homes. Same should  be followed on Jumat-ul-Vida—instead of two Fardh Rakahs, people should offer Zuhr prayers as has been the practice in the fasting month due to the pandemic,” he said. On the night of Shab-e-Qadr and Jumatul Vida, Imams of local masjids my recite prayers for repentance on loudspeakers while people should respond to same from their homes.

On Eid eve, people of Red Zones and hot spots must stay home and offer four Rakahs of Nimaz-e-Chasth instead of two rakahs of Eid prayers, since there is no substitute to Eid  prayers. “People living in Green Zones and in areas where there has been no Covid case reported so far, should offer Eid prayers immediately after Sun Rise in small open areas  with small gatherings of nearby neighbours while maintaining social distancing and that wearing of face masks should be strickly followed,” he said.He said that people should  refrain from unnecessary spending on Eid eve and instead celebrate Eid in a very austere manner. At the same time, the Grand Mufti said that people who have not paid  Sadakatul Fitr and Zakah so far, must pay it immediately so that poor and destitute too buy necessary things before Eid.He said the above decision has been collectively taken  after thorough consultations among the Kashmir’s clergy which include Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Darul Uloom Rahimiya head Molvi Rehmatullah  Qasimi, Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasimi, Prof Muhammad Tayib Kamili, Moulana Muzafaar Ahmed  Qasmi , Mufti Abdul Rasheed Qasmi Moulana Showket Hussain Keng, Moulvi Adnan,  Molvi Sultan of Seraj ul uloom and  Moulana Syedur Rehman Shams besides members of Muslim Personal Law Board JK.Meanwhile, Grand Mufti also demanded immediate  release of political prisoners especially Muhammad Yasin Malik, those affiliated with Jamaat-e-Islami, religious clerics, High Court Bar assertion and other political prisoners,  ahead of the Eid as a goodwill gesture—(KNO)


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