Ahead Of Eid, India's Muslim Clerics Urge Celebrating At Home, Donating To Charity

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With India under a nationwide lockdown and religious gatherings banned, Islamic clerics are urging Muslims to observe this weekend's Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of Ramadan, at home with social distancing. "We cannot allow any congregations in courtyards and parks, as it will expose people to an increased risk of contracting the virus," Syed Shaban Bukhari, deputy Shahi Imam or prayer leader of New Delhi's famous Jama Masjid said in a video posted on Twitter . He and other Muslim leaders are urging faithful to forgo the usual Eid festivities, social visits and shopping and donate to charities instead. They suggest conveying wishes to friends and relatives via phone. Mosques are closed. "Since the entire world is at present battling coronavirus,...

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Ahead Of Eid, India's Muslim Clerics Urge Celebrating At Home, Donating To Charity

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