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Friday, June 21, 2013

There shouldn't be any Jumaat Prayers today in Singapore.

The PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) level, at the time of writing this, is now 401, as at 12am. The air is now toxic and may affect the weak, and those having heart and respitory problems. I would say it is unhealthy.

So what does it mean for those having to attend Jumuah prayers in Singapore and other affected areas now? Our religion is really kind and caring. But some people may be afraid of taking decisions into their own hands.

I hope the Mufti will announce urgently of no Jumuah prayers today.

If he doesn’t, then anyone who is afraid of how the air will affect their health need not go for Jumuah prayers.
Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

The hadith below is allowing people to pray at their homes, when it was raining and the path is muddy. This situation is certainly more serious than that.

Volume 1, Book 11, Number 590:

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Al-Harith:

Once on a rainy muddy day, Ibn 'Abbas delivered a sermon in our presence and when the Mu'adhdhin pronounced the Adhan and said, "Haiya ala-s-sala(t) (come for the prayer)" Ibn 'Abbas ordered him to say 'Pray at your homes.' The people began to look at each other (surprisingly). Ibn 'Abbas said. "It was done by one who was much better than I (i.e. the Prophet or his Mu'adhdhin), and it is a license.'

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