Dr Qibla seeks Ulema’s assistance to enforce COVID-19 SOPs

Muhammad Asad

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Islamic Ideology Council Dr. Qibla Ayaz has said that the people should devise arrangements to say their Taraweeh prayers at home during Ramadan, to keep themselves and other save from the coronavirus pandemic. Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz was addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday.

Dr. Qibla Ayaz also emphasized that the public must observe coronavirus SOPs during their prayers and daily life and refrain from handshake and hugging during this crucial time of coronavirus pandemic in the country. He also appealed to the people to administer anti-COVID vaccination to prevent the infection of coronavirus and do not believe on baseless rumors about the vaccine on social media.

According to him, the public must discredit this propaganda for the sake of humanity and to save the precious lives of their loved ones.

While talking about precautionary measures against the pandemic, Chairman of the Islamic Ideology Council Dr. Qibla Ayaz urged the people to strictly adhere the SOPs and avoid travelling from the most affected areas to other parts of the country to keep safe themselves and other people.

He said that every pandemic is from Allah and It is in the precautions that one should not go where the disease has spread.

He also said that people suffering from flu and other illness, children and old aged persons should offer their taraweeh prayers at homes. Dr. Qibla Ayaz also urged the religious scholars and Imam Masjids to play their role in educating people regarding pandemic for the safety of individual and overall society. He urged the religious teachers to recite smaller verses of Quran during Namaz-e-Taraweeeh and keep their sermons short. He further advised the public to do ablution and also offer Sunnat Namaz at home during the coronavirus pandemic situation. He said that government must take strict action against those people involved in spreading misinformation regarding the coronavirus vaccine on social media.