Tërnava said that it will depend on the number of infected people for the possibility of praying Eid in the mosque.
Kosovo’s chief mufti, Naim Tërnava, says the Islamic Community closed mosques in Ramadan last year to protect public health.
“It was a painful decision, but it was very necessary to close the mosques”, declared Tërnava in the show “Personal”.
But Tërnava says that even this year the situation is very difficult regarding the pandemic and he has called on believers to respect the measures set by the NIPH.
“Even this year, as can be seen, will be a Ramadan in abnormal conditions. “I call on all believers to respect the measures imposed by state institutions with the sole purpose of preserving public health,” he said.
The first of the Muslims of Kosovo says that those infected with coronavirus are not obliged to fast because according to him the sick are allowed to abstain from fasting.
“If they do better later, they should make up for it with as many days as they could not fast.”
“We will cooperate with the country’s institutions, the NIPHK, the Ministry of Health and we will see how the situation goes. We hope that the number of infected will decrease,” he said.
Asked if the antiCOVID vaccine breaks the Trnava fast, he replied.
“The vaccine does not break the fast because it is not nutritious,” said Naim Tërnava, among others. / eo