Allah will create peace, stay back in the Mosque, Maulana Saad told his followers
New Delhi: If we stay in Mosques, Allah will create peace in the world, Mauala Saad the head of the Nizamuddin Markaz of the Tablighi Jamaat told his followers.
The Delhi police is now examining an audio clip in which the Maulana is heard telling his followers not to leave the Mosque. He further tells them not to follow the government orders. Stay in the Mosque, and if you think you will die, then there is no better place to die, he also says.
I feel sad for those persons who say that at this time people should not go to Mosques and pray. This is in fact the time we should stay in the Mosques as Allah will create peace in the world, the Maulana also says. The head of the Nizamuddin Markaz, Maulana Saad had refused to budge despite pleas by the Delhi police.
The Delhi police had urged the Maulana to vacate the Banglewali Masjid. The situation was critical and with the Maulana refusing to budge, the Union Home Ministry had to step in. National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval visited the markaz on March 29 at 2 am and convinced the Maulana to get the occupants tested. Finally the markaz allowed 167 Tablighi workers to be hospitalised after the intervention of the NSA.
The first time the connection between the Tablighi Jamaat and coronavirus emerged was on March 17 2020. It was at this time that a case was detected in Telangana and by March 21, the Ministry of Home Affairs had drawn up a list of 800 foreigners associated with the Tablighi Jamaat. It was learnt that an Indonesian, who attended the conference at Nizamuddin and travelled to Telangana had tested positive on March 17. Home Ministry sources tell OneIndia that nearly 1,000 Tablighi workers from abroad were in India. Of this around 200 were staying in Nizamuddin, the source also said.