All mosques, suraus in the red zone are closed: Mufti Sabah

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Sabah: The Sabah Mufti’s Office has decided that all mosques and suraus located in the red zone in the state will be closed with effect from today until October 16 following the order of the Conditional Movement Control Order (PKPB).

Sabah Mufti, Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar said, all activities and programs in the mosque or surau are also postponed, even congregational prayers are not allowed except to chant the call to prayer at five times.

“Friday prayers are also not allowed to be held on October 9 until October 16. Parishioners must perform the Zuhr obligation at their respective homes during the Friday prayers.

“The extension period and vice versa will take into account the advice of the state government, the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health (MOH),” he said in a statement today.

Commenting further, Bungsu who is also the Chairman of the Sabah Fatwa Council said, all mosques and suraus in the yellow and green zone are allowed to perform Friday prayers and five-hour prayers conditionally.

He said the number of members of the Friday prayer congregation allowed was 40 people and the five-hour prayer congregation was 12 people including committee members, preachers and imams.

“I hope Muslims, especially those under PKPB, continue to remain steadfast in doing obedience to ALLAH SWT.

“Hopefully, the acts of worship that we perform and the prayers that we offer will be the cause of the outbreak of Covid-19 and all kinds of diseases in this state and country in particular and around the world in general,” he said.

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