The Ghana National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has advised all Muslims to pray at home as a step in adherence to Government’s ban on social gatherings to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease.

In a press conference on Monday, the well respected Islamic cleric told fellow Muslims that the measure should be adhered to by Muslims because it is well-grounded in Islamic principles of promoting good health and preservation of life.

“This directive is not a departure from Islamic norms. It is grounded on sound Islamic principles and one of them is the love for life, as well as preservation and protection of life,” said the National Chief Imam.

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The Chief Imam added that Muslims have to be well and physically fit to be able to worship Allah well so it is important for all to adhere to the protocols to promote good health and ensure the safety of all.

Sheikh Sharubutu adviced that the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease should also serve as a reminder to nations, particularly Ghana to always be grateful to God for what he has done for us.

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“This should remind nations to always be thankful to Allah. For us in Ghana, it is important to always be thankful to the Almighty Allah for what he has done for us and continues to do for our nation.”