Muftiat urged Russian Muslims not to visit mosques in the month of Ramadan

Muftiat urged Russian Muslims not to visit mosques in the month of Ramadan
Moscow. April 20. INTERFAX - the Ulema Council Of the spiritual administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation has issued a theological opinion on the peculiarities of the Holy month of Ramadan, which will come on the evening of April 23 and will take place against the background of the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions.
"Due to the current situation related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the ban on mass meetings in Moscow and other regions of Russia, the Council considers it more appropriate and necessary to perform taravih prayer at home," the conclusion published on the website of the DUMA of the Russian Federation reads.
Islamic theologians recommend this time during Ramadan to hold prayer only in the Cathedral mosque of the city, only with a minimum number of people, in which the collective namaz will be considered valid, that is, with the Imam, muezzin and employee of the mosque.
If the country continues to have a difficult epidemiological situation and the ban on holding mass meetings is extended, this year's festive namaz will be held only in the city's Cathedral mosque with the participation of the same three people, the muftiat warns.
The Ulema Council drew attention to the fact that Muslims infected with the coronavirus should fast or not fast during Ramadan, depending on what a qualified doctor says. "If a person is really contraindicated to fast, for example, because of the high probability of deterioration of physical condition, health, then he does not fast. After recovery, he will make up for the missed days of fasting one to one, " the scientists explain.
At the same time, they emphasize that quarantine and self-isolation due to the spread of coronavirus "should not affect the observance of mandatory fasting by believers" and that "there is no connection between fasting and the risk of Contracting coronavirus infection".
Theologians also determined the amount of donations that a devout Muslim should make during the Holy Islamic month: 100 rubles for the poor, 300 rubles for people with average income, and 500 rubles for the wealthy. These amounts are derived from the calculation of the average cost of food items such as dates, barley, wheat and raisins, which are mentioned in reliable hadiths.
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