Mosque to hold snappy Friday prayer: virus fallout

Jumma Masjid at Kutchery Road, Mylapore has planned to shorten the duration of the Friday prayers in view of Coronavirus spread.

Syed Masood Jamali, Chief Imam, Jumma Masjid, Kutchery Road told Mylapore Times, “As per the guidelines of the Islamic Scholars Association – ‘Jamathul Ulama’, that governs the religious activities of all mosques in Tamil Nadu, we have reduced the duration of Friday special prayers from one hour fifteen minutes to just twenty-five minutes. This will be followed for three weeks starting from tomorrow. “

The Friday prayer is now scheduled to take place from 1.15 p. m. to 1. 40 p.m.

Usually, he says at least 700-800 members of the nearby Muslim community attend this prayer.

However, now only those who come for prayer within the stipulated time of twenty – five minutes will be able to attend it, he says.

“The decision has been taken following the Tamil Nadu government’s advisory to avoid public gatherings in the wake of Coronavirus spread.”

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