All muslims have been sent an important message from Saudi Arabia as Ramadan approaches.
As Ramadan starts later this week, all Muslims worldwide have been advised to pray at home if their countries require social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Saudi news agency SPA reported on Sunday that the advice was given by the kingdom’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars.
“Muslims shall avoid gatherings, because they are the main cause of the spread of infection…and shall remember that preserving the lives of people is a great act that brings them closer to God,” it said in a statement.
The same sentiment was expressed by the kingdom’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh on Friday.
He said that Muslim prayers during Ramadan and for the subsequent Eid al-Fitr feast should be performed at home if the coronavirus outbreak continues.
He further on wishes all the Muslims safety.