Muslims in Mombasa opted to remain indoors on Friday during Eid-ul-Adhah prayers.
As it has been the norm where Muslims congregate in various prayer ground in the county marking Eid-ul-Hajj prayers, this year’s celebrations have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, some opted to go to mosques and mark the special prayers in turns.
Sheikh Ali Bahero from Rahma mosque in Kisauni, Mombasa, however said the move is meant to prevent further spread of Coronavirus among the faithful.
He appealed to Muslims to fully observe all health regulations whether at the mosque, at work or at their homes.
“Muslims came to the mosque as early as 4 am to mark Eid-ul-Adhah prayers and we have been doing it in turns,” he said.
Sheikh Bahero said Muslims are required to go to the mosques while wearing face masks and always observing physical distance.
[Muslim faithful marking Eid-ul-Adhah inside Masjid Rahma in Kisauni, Mombasa. Photo/Bakari Ali].
“None of these safety guidelines are oppressive or goes against our Islamic teachings, let’s stop propagating rumours conflicting Islamic teachings and safety anti-covid-19 guidelines,” said the Muslim cleric.
The preacher urged the faithful to celebrate while in fully adherence to all the health measures put by the Ministry of health to prevent further spread of Coronavirus among communities.