A Nigerian Islamic Scholar, Dr. Abubakr Imam Aliagan, has claimed that Muslims are immune to coronavirus, asking the FG to not shut down mosques in the country.
Dr. Abubakr Imam Aliagan, who is a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Ilorin made this known while reacting to the suspension of congregational prayers at Saudi Arabia.
Aliagan told PRNigeria that Nigerian Muslim males should be allowed to observe their compulsory prayers in mosques.
He claimed that Muslims have already been endowed with a natural immune system to fight coronavirus. He said:
“Again, our sisters are always adorned in Hijab, some even use Niqab and gloves. So, we the Muslims already have a potent immune system against coronavirus. That is to say that we don’t have any problem.
“Even in France, I learnt that those that are completely free from contacting coronavirus are Muslim ladies and women who cover their face, use hand gloves and don’t shake hands with people.