By Mufti Usman Madani
With utmost respect and honor, law implementation and precautionary measures are either taken easy or not understood at all.
Corona in Mosques
A place like mosque where a person has to perform ablution and enter and this is a practice through out the year, such a place is banned for services, whilst markets are open.
Corona in worship
Mosques, churches, temples are places where people dedicate their time in order to attain spirituality and blessings as per their respective beliefs, so doors of blessings are closed, markets where it’s all about money, no social distancing, that’s open, superb justice.
I fully understand the need of precaution, and this is fully in accordance with the prophetic teachings of Islam, cleanliness and precautions. We abide and shall abide to the laws implemented by the government of Malawi, but respected leaders does this make any sense?
8 to 9 hours of operation, No social distancing, touching several things which several people have just touched, dealing with currency not knowing how many people have touched it, seller buyer interaction etc.. so by merely putting a bucket of water will prevent corona?
Ablution facility (like mosques), a place of God’s mercy, not touching many items like in markets, cleanliness is way more than markets, mass gatherings are way less than markets, worship areas operate for few hours.
And yet the law is to close less risky places and keep a high risky place open.
Please take this message in a positive manner and consider revision of laws.
Either lift the law of worship places closure or implement complete closure of markets as well.