- Sheik Aremeyaw Shaibu has disclosed that the announcements made by the president to ease restrictions put in place over COVID-19 would not favor Muslims
- The spokesperson for the National Chief Imam said crowd management would be a major challenge for the Islamic people
- He also added that their time of worship could be a major problem as well
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The spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Sheik Aremeyaw Shaibu, has disclosed that the announcements made by the president to ease restrictions put in place over COVID-19 would not favor the Muslim community.
According to him, crowd management would be a major challenge for the Islamic people as well as their time of worship.
Speaking in an interview on Joy News and reported by theghanareport.com, he stated that even though the Muslim community has welcomed the news of resuming services, the challenges cannot be overlooked.
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The Chief Imam's spokesperson stated that it would be easier for the smaller mosques which accommodate a smaller number but not for the bigger and regional mosques.
He also explained that Muslims were very particular about their prayer time.
“For Muslims, the prayer time is fixed…prayers can be said at 5 am or 12 noon, and once a Muslim goes outside of that fixed time, it goes to test the validity of the prayer."
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had announced that as part of measures to ease restrictions on social gatherings, not more than 100 persons can be present for religious activities.
According to the president, with effect from Friday, June 5, 2020, the country would begin stage one of easing of restrictions.
He stated that religious activities can commence with 25% of congregants in attendance with strict adherence to a one-meter social distancing rule.
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