Maulana Aziz Told Namazis To ‘Stay Close’ on Friday Amid Prayer Ban

Friday Namaza lal masjid coronavirus

On Friday, despite a prayer ban from the government, people didn’t abstain from holding congregational prayers in Pakistan. Several videos on social media were shared how people prayed in mosques yesterday, risking their and others’ lives.

In one such video, Islamabad’s Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz could reportedly be heard telling people, who had come for Friday prays despite a ban, to stay close in queues. Apparently, the masjid had organized Friday congregation, violating the restriction imposed by the capital administration.


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Meanwhile, a case is already registered against Aziz on charges of disobeying government orders and delivering an anti-state speech at Friday congregation, as per Dawn.

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Reportedly, the prayer was led by MaulanaAziz. In the video, before offering prayers, he could be heard saying, “Stay close’ don’t leave any space between the queues.”

How difficult it is for Muslims to pray at home amid the virus threat? Even the Imam-e-Haramain has urged Muslims to not pray in the congregation.

Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad SAW in his lifetime also told people about safety measures during a plague (contagious disease).

“If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague outbreaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”– Sahih Bukhari. The Prophet (PBUH) also said, “Those with contagious diseases should be kept away from those who are healthy.”

Yesterday, a lady police officer was thrashed by the mob when she tried to prevent Friday prayers at a mosque in Karachi. Not only, this the mob broked her glasses.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease and spreads via social interactions. It is unfathomable, even after Fatwas of key Islamic scholars and the ban imposed by the government, people are not abstaining away from praying congregation.

Any way, this is how people are reacting to the Lal Masjid video on social media

May be

Where is DC Islamabad, Hamza Shafqat?

Exactly, it is intimidating


God forbid but it’s quite possible

Coronavirus pandemic has altered our lifestyles. The lethal virus has hampered the mobility and economic activities across the world. However, in Pakistan, though the virus is severe, people are not refraining from social interactions, especially congregational prayers. It is the responsibility of the government and the law enforcement agencies to stop the congregational prayers from happening. Therefore, people should also realize how serious the coronavirus situation could become if we don’t abide by the rules that we are supposed to.

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