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Iraqi Shia Cleric Sadr Advises Weeping Prostration for 30 Minutes to Overcome Coronavirus

Iraq’s powerful Shia cleric and populist politician Muqtada al-Sadr has advised his followers to weep and prostrate for 30 minutes to stay safe against the new coronavirus outbreak.

Sadr, who leads the Sadrist Movement and the Sairoon parliamentary bloc, called on his followers to prostrate for 30 minutes next Friday after the mid-day prayers.

He emphasized that weeping during the prostration is advised.

The Shia cleric pointed out that while Friday collective prayers are not allowed due to the health crisis, he would perform the prayers with a limited number of close associates in Najaf. Source