BANDIPORA — Noted religious scholar and rector of Dara-ul-Uloom Rahemiya in north Kashmiri’s Bandipora district, Maulana Muhammad Rehamtullah Qasmi in a video message, has appealed people to take preventive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.
“People must adhere to the usage of masks, sanitizers and maintain social distancing at the highest level whenever required and must follow all the guidelines laid by the medical health experts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and that’s the way to get rid from this deadly virus”, Qasmi said.
“Those who pray at Masjids should maintain the SOPs religiously as wearing masks, using sanitizers and especially maintaining social distance.”
He stressed the Masjid Committee’s that as they manage power facilities, water and furnishing, the same should be done with the arrangement of masks, sanitizers and social distancing at first priority level to combat the further spread of this deadly virus.
Qasmi said that “people like sick, weak or old who could not go to Masjids, should offer congregational prayers with family members at home, adding that they will get the same reward as people get in Masjids as ulmas already have given fatwas in this regard”, Qasmi added.
He further said that people should go for vaccination.
Notably, Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasmi had said that taking vaccines doesn’t break fast and people should take vaccines at an earliest. (KDC)