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Ulema’s fatwa bans all types of gatherings

Ulema’s fatwa bans all types of gatherings

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Apr 05, 2020 - 18:06

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Sunday issued a fatwainfo-icon banning all Islamic, political, religious and cultural gatherings until the elimination of coronavirus across the country.

Earlier today, Dr. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), told Pajhwok Afghan News 28 new cases had been registered in the past 24 hours, taking Afghanistan’s coronavirus tally to 337.

Seven individuals have been so far lost their lives to COVID-19 while another 12 have recovered.

Mayar warned of more corona cases surfacing in the days ahead. Kabul and Herat provinces have been under lockdown. “It’s movement restriction, not a complete quarantine,” Mayar said.

The Afghanistaninfo-icon Ulemainfo-icon High Commission today issued a fatwa about the battle against COVID-19.

Mualvi Azizullah Muflih, told the gathering that a number of Muslims though the virus was only for non-Muslims but indeed they were wrong.

He said special attention was paid for treatment and prevention of contagious disease in Islam and their fatwa was based on the holy Quraninfo-icon, hadiths and MoPH guidelines.

He said all Islamic, political, religious and cultural gathering would be banned until elimination of COVID-19 across the country.

Another religious scholar urged traders to avoid price hike and called on the government to give relief to people in taxes.

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