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Mufti of Tatarstan urged reducing the time of Friday sermons

Kazan, October 19, 2020

Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin called on imams and Muslim believers of the republic to reduce the time for Friday prayers in mosques due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus.

 “Unfortunately, the risk of new outbreaks and the spread of coronavirus infection still exist. I urge you to save mosques from causing this and to to limit the time of Friday prayer and sermons to 10-15 minutes. For those who fear infection, I consider it permissible to leave the mosque after the obligatory prayer and greeting”, the press office of Muslim Religious Administration of the republic quotes the mufti.

Samigullin also reminded the believers of the need to wear masks and recommended that people over 65 should refrain from visiting mosques.

 

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