Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – At its extraordinary meeting in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Thursday, Thursday, the Council of Senior Scholars issued 3 decisions regarding congregational prayer in the event of an epidemic or fear of its spread, at a time when the number of HIV-infected infections has increased New Corona or what is known as “Covid-19”.
In a statement carried by the official Saudi news agency, the commission said: “The Council of Senior Scholars considered its twenty-fourth special session, held in Riyadh on Wednesday, 7/17/1441 AH, while it was presented to it regarding the license not to witness the Friday and congregational prayers in the event of an epidemic or fear of its spreading. And by extrapolating the provisions of the Islamic Sharia, its purposes and rules, and the words of the scholars on this issue, the Association of Senior Scholars shows the following:
1 – It is forbidden for the injured witnesses of Friday and the congregation to say, “A nurse does not supply a sanatorium” agreed upon, and because he said, peace be upon him: “If you hear the plague of a land, do not enter it and if it falls to the land while you are in it, do not get out of it” Agreed upon.
2- If the competent authority has decided on the procedures for isolation, then he is obligated to abide by that, and he left the witnesses of the congregational prayer and Friday and prays the prayers in his home or the place of his isolation, when he was narrated by Al-Sharid Bin Suwaid Al-Thaqafi, may God be pleased with him, he said: (There was in a cultural delegation a leper man so the Prophet sent to him May God’s peace and blessings be upon him.
3- If someone is afraid to harm or harm others, then he is authorized to refrain from witnessing Friday and congregation prayers, because he, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: (There is no harm or harm) narrated by Ibn Majah. In everything that is mentioned if he does not witness the Friday prayer, he prays it at four noon.