The office of his Eminence Sheikh Aql of the Druze monotheistic faith (Tawhid) issued the following statement:
Dear Druze family,
The sane persons do not distance their innocuous character from knowing the facts of their occurrence according to the best of their thought and awareness. One of the duties is to be aware of the time, as necessary, which enables them to "preserve" their safety, internally and externally, and the safety of their brothers, family, community, and homeland.
We address our esteemed people, and in view of the disturbing developments regarding the corona pandemic, that they should be worthy through good leadership in caring for matters that provide prevention and good management in order to preserve, protect and ward off the dangers.
The responsibility requires that we call again on all to abide by the rules of prevention and preservation, and on what the official references have shown in this regard regarding religious and public meetings, and the necessity to adhere to the requirements of three essentials mentioned and emphasized: namely know-how, prevention and avoiding the initiative to any gatherings and visits.
We stress the importance of refraining from handshaking, kissing, and towards slashing down of generalization and obituary, and the acceptance of condolences over the phone. We also call for slashing down in invitations on the occasions of weddings, and for extreme caution in advice of preventive measures that could help reduce infection, especially with regard to hand hygiene, care for adequate cleaning, sterilization of surfaces, and commitment to staying at the home in the event of a cold flu, cough or similar.
Let everyone remember that “all of you are a shepherd and all of you are responsible for his own community”, and that it is good to seize the opportunity to benefit from self-refrain in home fever, to be familiar with prayer, learning, family care, and remembering the honorable meanings that hold the facts of prevention, conservation and safety of the soul.
We ask God Almighty to preserve the safety of our siblings and families, and to inspire us to everything in his satisfaction, and that success is only through God, He is the blessing and the victory.