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Guidance from Hujjat Covid-19 Taskforce for holding Muharram commemoration ceremonies at home

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Further to the jamaat’s joint statement dated 9th July 2020, we confirm that all of our forthcoming Muharram programmes will be conducted online only. The remote delivery of programmes was well received over the month of Ramadan so this will hopefully provide mu’mineen with an opportunity to engage fulfillingly with azadari and safely. 

The office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani has also confirmed the prioritisation of not endangering each others health during mourning ceremonies and abiding by relevant national guidance.

(https://en.shafaqna.com/157865/the-grand-ayatollah-sistanis-important-fatwa-on-mourning-ceremony-of-imam-hussain-a-s-in-muharram-1442-ah/)

We understand that community members may wish to engage with our programmes in small groups as allowed within the constraints of government guidelines.

We have curated the relevant parts of the government’s “Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do” here to help guide those organising such mini gatherings:

– You should only be socialising in groups of up to two households (including your support bubble) indoors and outdoors or up to six people from different households when outdoors.

– It is against the law to breach the above guidance and this includes gatherings from more than 2 households or more than 6 people from different households when outdoors. Larger gatherings – whether under 30 or more than 30 people – that fit under these criteria, are therefore not allowed

– The following principles should be observed to ensure you meet people in a way that minimises the risk of spreading infection:

> limit the time you spend interacting with people from outside your household or support bubble to the activity which you are partaking in

> limit the number of different activities which you partake in succession to reduce the potential chain of transmission

> follow strict social distancing guidelines from people outside your household or support bubble

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do#social-contact-and-events)

We appreciate and value your ongoing support and cooperation.

Let us pray to Allah SWT with the wasila of our Ahlul Bayt to protect us as the azadar of Imam Hussain AS from this disease, to grant shifa-e-kamila to all those who have been affected and maghfira to those who have lost their lives in this pandemic

By: hmistryh
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