Aligarh Muslim University Nazim-e-Deeniyat urges people to perform Taraweeh at home

Aligarh: To check the spread of COVID-19 (Corona virus pandemic), Nazim-e-Deeniyat, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Professor Mohammad Saleem has urged all Muslims to perform Taraweeh (Special night prayers during Ramadan) at their house during the lock down period and abstain from going to mosques for this purpose during the holy month of Ramadan.

“Islam puts premium on saving lives during exigencies and since Taraweeh prayers are not compulsory, it can be performed individually at home with the help of the memorized verses of the holy Quran, in view of the threat to public health posed by the Corona virus pandemic”, he added.

The Nazim-e-Deeniyat said that the governments of several Islamic countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Islamic Republic of Iran have also urged people to perform Namaz-e-Taraweeh in their homes during Ramadan this year.