Pray at home in Ramadan, avoid gatherings: Scholars


RIYADH, APR 19 — The Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars has urged Muslims around the world, residing in countries that have imposed lockdowns or curfew to curb the coronavirus outbreak, to pray at home during Ramadan.

In a statement, the Council of Senior Scholars said: “Muslims should set an example by performing their religious duties while adhering to the preventive and precautionary measures issued by relevant authorities in the countries they live in.”

The council advised Muslims to partake in their religious practices, such as praying but refrain from causing harm to others.

The council asked Muslims to avoid all types of gatherings for iftar and suhoor.