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Fatwa Prayers for Corona Medical Workers

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TIMUR MEDIA – The Fatwa Commission of the Indonesian Ulama Council has issued a fatwa on prayer kaifiat guidelines for medical personnel using personal protective equipment or APD.

This MUI fatwa is intended for those who use PPE when treating and treating corona virus patients or Covid-19.

MUI Fatwa Number 17 of 2020 was issued on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

MUI Fatwa Commission Secretary KH Asrorun Niam Sholeh explained the legal provisions of the fatwa, as reported by ROL.

First, Muslim health workers who are tasked with caring for Covid-19 patients using PPE, are still obliged to establish fard prayer in various conditions.

Second, in conditions when working hours are finished or before starting work he still finds prayer time. “Then it is obligatory to perform Fardu prayer as it should,” said KH Asrorun.

Third, the conditions of duty begin before entering the time of Dzuhur or Maghrib and ending still in the time of Asr or Isha prayers. “Then you may pray with the last name,” he explained.

Fourth, the conditions of duty begin at the time of Dzhuhur or Maghrib and are estimated to be unable to perform Asr or Isha prayers. Then you can pray with the jama ‘taqdim.

Fifth, in the event that the working hours are within the range of two prayers that can be defied: Dzuhur and Ashar and Maghrib and Isha, it is possible to perform the prayers with jama ‘.

Sixth, in conditions when working hours are in the prayer time span and the medical staff still has ablution then he may perform prayers within the specified time.

“Even though they still use the existing PPE,” he said. He continued, the seventh legal provision, in the difficult conditions of performing ablution, then he could pray then perform prayers.

Eighth, in a state of purity and impossibility of purification, ablution and tayamum may perform prayers in an unholy state and need not be repeated (i’adah).

Ninth, the PPE used is unclean and does not allow it to be removed or purified.

“So performing the prayer can be in an unholy state and repeating the prayer (i’adah) after work,” he explained.

Tenth, the person in charge of the health sector is obliged to arrange shifts for Muslim health workers who are tasked with considering prayer times. In order to carry out religious obligations and maintain personal safety.

Eleventh, health workers make this fatwa as a guideline for carrying out prayer while still paying attention to aspects of personal safety.

| Source: Republic Online

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