- A Muslim group is speaking on its position following the use of alcohol-based sanitisers by Muslims amid the global pandemic
- The group in a statement said alcohol-based sanitisers contain more than the amount agreed for non-consumable
- The league believes detergent soap is a better option than using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
As Nigeria alongside other countries in the world battle global pandemic called coronavirus, a Muslim group under the aegis of the League of Imams and Alfas of Yorubaland has shed more light on its stand regarding the use of alcohol-based sanitisers by Muslims.
According to a statement issued by Mudir Markaz, the spokesman for the group, its position on Muslims using soap instead of alcohol-based sanitisers is due to the fact that the gel contains more than the amount agreed for non-consumable alcoholic content.
The group says alcohol content in sanitiser which is between 60% to 70% is more than the amount agreed by most Islamic scholars and should not be more than 3% as the agreed percentage.
The league further noted that detergent is a better option than alcohol-based sanitisers and it is forbidden by Allah for anyone to increase prices of goods and services.
He said: “Muslims must, therefore, desist from increasing prices of goods and commodities to cause additional inconveniences to the society.
“What is needed at this time is giving and helping others in distress, including pleading with Allah for forgiveness.”
Legit.ng previously reported that Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, the leader of Izala Muslim sect, described the global pandemic COVID-19 as a western conspiracy and international deceit against Muslims.
The Nigerian cleric who disclosed this in a sermon restated that the deadly coronavirus was a lie. He insisted that COVID-19 was a conspiracy meant to stop Muslim faithful from taking part in their religion's rites.
He further noted that if the ragging virus is not as effective as the fire that could not burn Prophet Ibrahim then COVID-19 is a lie, adding that even a professor claims coronavirus is not true.
In other news, the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, has taken the lead in creatively producing hand sanitisers to combat the shortage of medical supply in this pandemic period.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the sanitisers were produced by the institution’s department of science and laboratory in partnership with Women in Technical Education (WITED) as a way to deal with scarcity.
Also, the press release by the head, public relations, and protocol, Yemi Ajibola, said the hand sanitiser can work well and stand side by side with any other in the world.
In a related development, the plan to invite a medical team from China has been vehemently rejected by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).
The rejection decision was disclosed by NMA president, Francis Faduyile, in a statement on Sunday, April 5.
He described the move as a misplaced priority and "a thing of embarrassment to the membership of the Association and other health workers who are giving their best in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic under deplorable working conditions.”
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