A renowned Islamic Scholar, Dr. Abubakr Imam Aliagan, has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari government, the Sultanate Council and Muslim authorities, not to shut down mosques in Nigeria over coronavirus.
Aliagan is a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
According to Daily Post, he spoke on Wednesday while reacting to the suspension of congregational prayers at Saudi Arabia.
Saudi had on Tuesday stopped the performance of the customary five daily prayers and the weekly Jumuat (Friday) prayer at other worship centres excluding the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madina.
But Aliagan told PRNigeria that Nigerian Muslim males should be allowed to observe their compulsory prayers in mosques.
He claimed that Muslims have already been endowed with a natural immune system to fight coronavirus.
Aliagan stated that health officials advise people to wash their hands which Muslims do five times daily before observing their obligatory prayers.