Covid-19: Kelantan suspends religious lectures

Sultan Muhammad V

KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) has directed all surau and mosques in the state to suspend religious lectures from today until Nov 28.

MAIK president Tengku Tan Sri Mohamad Rizam Tengku Abdul Aziz said the decision was taken as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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He said Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V, as the state religious head, had consented to the matter.

“Due to the increase in cases of late in the country, Kelantan included, MAIK has decided to suspend all religious lectures, including Al-Quran recital classes,” he said in a statement today.

Tengku Mohamad Rizam, who is also Tengku Temenggong Kelantan said the fardu (obligatory) and sunat (voluntary) prayers can be performed as usual according to the standard operating procedures issued by MAIK.

— BERNAMA