Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM ) has urged Muslims in the country to observe Ramadhan prayers at home to prevent themselves from novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
MAM publicist Sheikh Dinala Chabulika told local media that the approach has come to abide to precautionary measures put in place by authorities to defeat the disease.
Sheikh Chabulika says the pandemic will make this year’s fasting different but elaborates that Islam is complete and it has best approaches regarding to every situation.
He advised Muslims in the country that in such situations , Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was praying Tarweh from home and they should follow suit.
Ramadhan (ninth month) is very important in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world take part.
During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims don’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting.
Fasting is important during Ramadhan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to God.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayers, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.