High Council of Fatwa says people suspected of coronavirus infection cannot attend prayers

As measure to prevent spread of disease

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Region’s High Council of Fatwa announced on Tuesday (March 3) that anyone who is suspected of being infected with coronavirus must not attend communal prayers and that doing so is forbidden under Islamic law.

Additionally, it ruled that those who pass away from coronavirus will be considered martyrs and that, according to Islamic law, Friday masses prays cannot be suspended except in those places where the virus has spread within a community.

The other public and religious events and ceremonies like weddings and funerals, however, can and should be suspended as a preventative measure.

The Kurdistan Regional Government has said that five people have tested positive for the disease the Region, all of whom recently returned from Iran.

(NRT Digital Media)