2020 Ramadan In C/River : No Congregation During Tarawhee Prayers, Gathering For Iftar — Special AdviserTells Muslim Community
As the 2020 annual Ramadan fasting Commence this Friday, 24th April,2020, Muslim faithfuls , Scholars and imams in Cross River State have been advised that “No Religious Gathering and Congregation Prayers” directive of government is still in force,hence the need to obey the order, even during the fasting period.
The directive of the Governor was part of the efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic into Cross River State.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Muslim Affairs,Alh. Tanimu Hassan reminded the Muslim community across the state that the congregation during the break of fast (IFTAR) is also not allowed inline with the governor’s directive.
Tanimu said sensitization has began on radio, television,mosques and at the community levels on the need to observe their Tarawhee (long Night group prayers) in their homes while those who are allowed for congregation should not be more than five with their nose masks on them.
“I was on a live interview with the Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC) Radio and Television few days ago to enlighten our faithfuls on the need to obey Government directive ,we will still go to other private radios in the state to pass the message across even using the local dailets.
“At the Mosques level, the messages have been decentralized through the Council of Imams and Scholars to the Over Fourty Mosques across the eighteen local government areas of Cross River State,and the feedback has been fruitful.
“Furthermore, I have met with all the imams on the need to organise Special Prayers for His Excellency the Governor,the family,the people and Government of Cross River State during this holy Month when prayers are answered and sins are forgiven”he said
While wishing all Muslims in the state a fruitful Ramadan Celebrations,the special adviser said Cross River State under Prof Ben Ayade has given the Muslim Community a new face and more recognition more than ever in the history of the State.
He advised the Muslim faithfuls to take their heigyne seriously,by always washing their hands and not to forget the use sanitizers as part of Preventive measures of Covid-19 pandemic.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide for twenty nine or thirty days as they keep away with foods,drink and Social intercourse from dawn till sunset.