THE Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has condemned some Muslims who cause trouble with their insistence on going to mosque for congregational prayers, contrary to the directive of the government that all places of worship be closed as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The MSSN president, Dr Taofeeq Yekinni, who stated this in a message, urged all Muslims to stay at home as directed by the authorities.
According to him, going to mosques for prayers will be counterproductive at this time and as such, the faithful should endeavour to pray within the confines of their homes.
Dr Yekinni noted that all the activities of the MSSN had been suspended throughout the country, urging members to carry out personal hygiene, maintain social distances and encourage others to do so as well.
“We condemn all those who insist and cause trouble because of going to mosques. I urge you all to stay at home as directed by the authorities. Going to mosques for prayers will be counterproductive at this time. Pray at home
“Let us all use this time to pray to Allah to ease our affairs, heal our land and the land of all Muslims all over the world.
“May Allah let the people of the world learn enduring lessons from this episode to make our world a better place.
“Please ignore and reject all false and fake theories and conjectures being bandied about the Covid-19. The perpetrators of the news have different motives. Don’t fall victim to their antics. Let us help as much people as we can in this circumstance,” he stated.