COVID-19 lockdown: Mecca Masjid Wears Desserted Look This Ramzan

Police personnel praying at desserted Mecca Masjid - Sakshi Post

HYDERABAD: As people remain indoors and refrain from public gathering in the midst of COVID-19 lockdown, the ever-shining streets of Charminar and Mecca Masjid wear a desserted look this Ramzan.

The holy month of Ramzan has begin on Friday night as crescent appeared on around 7pm. Ramzan is the auspicious month in islam where people across the Muslim community will observe fast from today from sunrise to sunset to celebrate this holy festival and worship God (Allah) to seek his blessings. It is said that Ramzan is a time of spiritual reflection and increased devotion and worship.

Recalling the good old days Ramzan during which the whole Hyderabad used to lit up with a lot of buzz, one of the general store owner in Charminar said to a daily, "Never have I seen the streets empty and shops closed during the months of Ramzan. Every year, shops remain open the whole night and the streets are crowded."

He further said, "It is the first time that the streets of Char Minar and Mecca Masjid are empty except for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) employees and police personnel. However, I do agree that the lockdown was necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus. I pray that this crisis be over soon."

Meanwhile, security and police forces have been imposed across the city to avoid the gatherings during Ramzan amid lockdown.

Mecca Masjid Superintendent, Mohammed Abdul Qadir Siddiqui said that all the Iftar feasts should be held at home. Even if the lockdown is lifted after May 7th, no gathering and Namaz will be allowed at Mecca Masjid. All the precautionary measures will be followed including social distancing.

Also Read: Owaisi Urges Muslims To Avoid Mosque Prayers During Ramadan

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