VP Calls on Muslims in COVID-19 Red Zone to Pray at Home During Ramadan
Date 10 April 2021
The Government has announced it will allow Muslims to perform mass tarawih prayer (evening prayer during Ramadan) in mosques or musholas.
However, Muslims in COVID-19 red zones are advised to pray at home.
“Muslims in COVID-19 red zone are advised to use rukhsah (leniency for Muslim) to pray at home during Ramadan and not to have to perform congregational Ramadan prayers in public places, mosques, or musholas in order to avoid COVID-19 transmission,” Vice President Ma’ruf Amin Friday (09/04/2021) said while opening a Syiar Islam event and Istighotsah Kubra (mass prayer) online to welcome the holy month of Ramadan.
Vice President also reminded that Ramadan prayers in mosques or musholas, such as mass tarawih prayer and reciting the Quran, is sunnah (the Prophet’s recommendations), while protecting ourselves from the disease transmission is obligatory.
“Therefore, the Government has also banned this year’s mudik (exodus). For the record, last year there was a spike in COVID-19 transmission to 90 percent during mudik,” he added.
On that occasion, Vice President also urged Muslims to make this year’s Ramadan a good momentum to improve iman and to seek forgiveness and protection from Allah. (Press, Media, and Information Bureau of Vice President Secretariat/UN) (AP/EP)