IPOH: No Friday prayers will be held in Perak on March 20 and March 27, says Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin.
The Perak Islamic Religion and Malay Custom Council (MAIPk) council president said the prayer must be replaced with Zohor prayer at home during the period of suspension.
“All mass prayers (Solat Berjemaah) held at mosques and suraus in the state would be put on hold from March 17 until 31.
“All mosques and suraus at areas with positive Covid-19 cases are ordered to be closed until they have completed the decontamination process and have received a written approval letter from the Ministry of Health.
“We would also like to advise all mosques and suraus to conduct a cleanup and decontamination process as early prevention towards Covid-19, ” he said on Tuesday (March 17).
He said all religious classes and talks held at mosques and suraus are also ordered to pause.
“Only the mosque’s officers, such as imam, bilal and siak are allowed to be in the mosque to recite the Azan and filling in the Fardu Kifayah requirement to perform prayers.
“A line from the Azan will also be changed accordingly to encourage Muslims to perform their prayers at home.
“Should there be any deaths related to Covid-19, the procedure to manage the deceased fall under the decision made by the Muzakrah Jawatankuasa Fatwa (Fatwa Committee) in 2015, where the body will be accorded in certain allowances, ” he said.
According to the committee, the body can be handled via tayammum (dry ritual purification) on the surface of the body bag or wrap that covers the body.
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