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Muftiyat of Kyrgyzstan offers up a sacrifice against coronavirus

The Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan organized a ceremony of offering sacrifices against coronavirus in the central mosque named after Imam Al-Sarahsi in Bishkek.

According to the press service of the SDMK, the chief mufti of the country Maksatbek azhi Toktomushev took part in the ceremony.

«Sadaka (alms) protects from various troubles. Do not panic about the coronavirus. Our ancestors, according to tradition and Sharia, offered up a sacrifice in such cases and asked the Almighty for protection from diseases, deaths and other troubles. May the Almighty send prosperity, unity and peace to our people,» the press service quoted the head of SDMK as saying.

Two bulls were slaughtered during the rite against the coronavirus, the meat was given to the needy.

Similar ceremonies will be organized in other regions, SDMK informed.

Earlier, the muftiyat said it could not forbid believers to gather for Friday prayers, despite the request of the Ministry of Health to limit the number of people in mosques and the government’s decision to cancel mass events.

In the meantime, holding of any cultural events in Kyrgyzstan was banned.