Jumu’atul Wida observed in mosques across Sindh
KARACHI (92 News) – Mosques reopened across Sindh as Jumu’atul Wida was observed in mosques with standard operating procedures (SOPs) on Friday.
It is noteworthy that this is the first time the government has allowed Friday congregations to be held since the lockdown. Businesses will remain opened too.
On the other hand, the special arrangements have been made in Lahore mosques for offering Jumma prayers. The worshippers have been also directed to wear the masks during the holy prayers of Jumu’atul Wida.
Earlier, the Sindh government announced their decision to allow congregational prayers on Eidul Fitr and Jumu’atul Wida.
Both days of great religious reverence and importance are to be observed under strict implementation of the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) by the government.
Addressing a press conference, Education minister Saeed Ghani said that prohibiting prayers when most other things have been restored would be unjust.
Announcing the decision, the minister said that Eid prayers are to be held in wide open spaces with adequate distance between worshipers, he also said if a large crowd gathers at one place then they would have to wait their turn and pray after the first batch of worshipers are done with theirs.
The provincial ministry also allowed congregations for auspicious night of Laylat al-Qadr which is denoted with the Quran first being sent down from Heaven to the world and also the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad (SAWW).