Muslims advised to observe Covid-19 protocols during Ramadan seclusion in Mosques

In this photo taken using slow shutter speed, Muslim women offer an evening prayer called “tarawih” marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Monday, April 12, 2021. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/ Achmad Ibrahim)

The Supreme council of Islamic affairs, NSCIA, under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised muslims across the country who wish to perform Itikaf in states where it is allowed, to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 rules and regulations.

The Council in a statement released on Monday says the directive follows persistent inquiries from Nigerian muslims whether Itikaf can be performed during the Covid-19.

Itikaf, is the voluntary seclusion of muslims in the mosques within the last 10 days of Ramadan. They would stay and worship and only leave on the morning of Sallah day.

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