By Salihi Abubakar Bello, Kano:
The Chairman Kano State Council of Ulama, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil stated that it is advisable for the Muslims in the State to pray at home than attend Eid-prayers.
The highest religious body in the State said the decision of Kano governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to observe eid prayers risks increasing the rate of the spread of the life threatening virus.
Speaking on BBC Hausa, Wedenesday, Sheikh Khalil hinted that one committed no sin for failing to go to the mosque as far as he has concrete reasons as that of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ulama expressed grave fear over the decision by to allow mosques and churches to resume congregational prayers in the state.
Khalil lamented that the state government did not take cognizance of increasing community spread of COVID-19 in the state in its earlier decision.
Khalil noted that had the government consulted with the Council of Ulamas, the governor would have been advised to give priority to the health of the people.
He explained that in Islam, it is allowed not to attend congregational prayers during the outbreak of a disease so as not to jeopardise the health of others.