Lucknow, August 24 (SocialNews.XYZ) Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad announced that from this week Friday prayers will be offered in Asafi Imambara from August 27.
Last year, on March 19, 2020, Jawad announced the suspension of Friday prayers at the mosque following the pandemic.
Prayers had resumed just before the second wave of Covid struck again and the last of the prayers was on April 9.
Maulana Kalbe Jawad, who is the Prayer Imam-e-Juma, said that since the lifting of curfew restrictions and the drop in Covid cases, prayers are resuming.
He said officials from Husainabad and Allied Trust, who oversee the management of Asafi Imambara, have been asked to provide masks and disinfect the mosque.
As of now, the government allows a group of no more than 50 people at one location at a time.
Jawad had said earlier that a distance of 6 feet between namazis cannot make a jamaat (congregation) prayer – a vital aspect of Friday prayers.