The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) urged online lectures Tuesday for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan as congregational worships are suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, local media reported.

“Scholars of Islam throughout the world are unanimous that the Prophet of Islam warned against the spread of contagious diseases and urged Muslims to prevent the spread,” said President-General of the NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, according to the Punch website.

“Jum’ah, as an obligatory religious activity, which is temporarily suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 outweighs the performance of any meritorious

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