As today the holy crescent has been sighted across the country with this the holy month of Ramadan officially begins in India. After the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the festival of Eid will be celebrated which widely known as “Mithi Eid” in India. During which individuals visit houses of their relatives, friends, co-worker & neighbours and hug each other as tradition.
There’s a lockdown in India because of Corona pandemic and mosques across the country are closed.
Saudi Arabia’s top-most Islamic council has appealed to Muslims around the world to not attend prayers in mosques throughout the holy month of Ramadan to curb the unfold of the coronavirus. The Council of Senior scholars said that Muslims ought to avoid gatherings. Saudi Arabia conjointly closed all its mosques including the great mosques Masjid Al-Haram, Mecca & Al Masjid An Nabawi, Madina for visitors, only Imam and staff are allowed to offer the prayers in both the grand mosques. While the holy month of Ramadan is very special for all the followers of Islam across the globe.
On the same lines, the responsible Muslims of India have conjointly suggested individuals to not go to the masjid for Namaz throughout the month of Ramadan, however, the Muslims and their spiritual leaders of India have issued tips to make sure that the Muslims follow the guidelines of lockdown.
Both Sunni & Shia clerics have issued guidelines for Indian Muslims as follows:
– Instead of mosques Muslims should pray Namaz in their homes individually.
– Ramadan special Taraweeh Prayers offered at night time will also be offered at home individually. “Prophet Mohammad also would recite the Taraweeh individually when required so there is also a precedent. So the prayer should be done individually.”
– Muslim should not organize any type of gathering for iftar parties in mosques or in-home for others. Rather this money should be given to poor as charity. ‘
– Those who arrange iftar for poor in mosque must arrange the iftar this year also and distribute among them at their place itself.
– Must not get out of homes to shop for Ramadan, for any Ramadan related shopping all lockdown guidelines of the government must be followed.
– All the Muslims must ensure that needy poor’s of any religion are taken care of with food, money or any other help they require.
– The Community members across the country should ensure that the Imams, Muazzin (Caller for prayer), teachers, and if some remaining students in local mosques and madrasas must be provided with all possible support in terms of food, money, books, stationery etc so that they do not face any problems.
Apart from this, most of the mosques across the country will be proclaimed to follow the lockdown guidelines within the month of Ramadan.
Muslims had started the preparations for Ramadan from last one week but this time Indian Muslims were making themselves ready for religious preparation rather than food and drink.