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Exercising their Shar’i right of performing the Fardh Salaat and Jumuah Salaat in the Musaajid, Muslims in Guinea adopted the correct Shar’i procedure of opening up the Musaajid. In so doing, they sent a clear message to the munaafiqeen who had closed the Musaajid.

However, sacrifices had to be made. A day before opening the Musaajid, seven Brothers were martyred by the brutal kuffaar police. The report appears hereunder.

'We would rather die praying' - mosques in Guinea reopened by anti-lockdown protesters

10:33 14/05/2020 Conakry – Anti-lockdown protesters in Guinea on Wednesday forced open a handful of mosques that had been shut for weeks, according to witnesses, demonstrators and a local official.

It came a day after seven people were killed in clashes with police during protests against roadblocks set up during the pandemic and frequent power cuts in the impoverished West African country.

The mosques had been closed since late March as part of measures to control the spread of the deadly disease in a nation that is around 80% Muslim.

Dozens of worshippers in the eastern town of Kamsar entered a mosque and thoroughly cleaned it before praying there, a witness said.

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As they did so, the group comprised of women, young people and children chanted "Allahu akbar", meaning "God is Greatest", the witness added.

"The government is unable to protect us from the virus, so we are leaving it to God alone. How can markets stay open, but mosques be closed?" one young protester said on condition of anonymity. "We would rather die praying than live without prayer," he said. 'They just broke the padlocks'

Another protester said "we have won – we prayed in the mosque. We are no longer wearing masks. It's over."

Politician Karamoko Bangoura described the scene as local media reported that around four or five mosques had been reopened under similar circumstances near the capital Conakry." We saw a crazed crowd go to the mosques and reopen their doors," he said, adding that "it wasn't violent at all, they just broke the padlocks".

The head of one reopened mosque said he "thanked God" for the events, because "we were worried that we wouldn't be able to pray with the end of Ramadaan approaching", referring to the holy month of fasting.”   (End of report)

“Who is a greater zaalim (oppressor) than the one who prevents the Thikr of Allah in the Musaajid (and added to this villainy) he strives in the destruction of the Musaajid?”

(Al-Baqara, Aayat 114)

20 Ramadhaan 1441 – 14 May 2020


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