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PA daily editorial criticizes Hamas for violating the PA's closure of mosques to combat spread of Coronavirus

Excerpt of an official PA daily editorial

Headline: “There is the Face of Allah”

“The greatest sources of authority in the Arab world on everything connected to the Islamic religious rulings have all ruled that it is permitted to pray at home, and that one should not go to the mosques these days. This is in order to prevent contact, which is one of the most dangerous paths of spreading the life-threatening Coronavirus…

Prayer remains tantamount to ‘So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of Allah’ [Quran, Sura 2:115, Sahih International translation], but the Muslim Brotherhood organization (i.e., Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza) and their ilk in the parties of strife and Takfir (i.e., the act of accusing other Muslims of heresy) only recognize [their own] party religious rulings… And therefore they are currently attempting to break the [PA] government’s steps to quarantine the Coronavirus, including a temporary closure [by the PA] of the mosques so that the dangerous virus will not spread among the worshippers…

We are left to believe that everywhere that a prayer carpet is placed will turn the site where it is placed into one of Allah’s houses [of worship].”


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