: All emakad nikah/em (solemnisation of marriages) in Perak have been postponed indefinitely in an effort to break the COVID-19 chain of infection.
Perak Islamic Affairs Department (JAIPk) director Datuk Mohd Yusop Husin said today this decision was taken to protect the marriage solemnisation officers as well as the other parties involved.
“All emakad nikah/em scheduled for the period of the Movement Control Order (MCO) must be postponed indefinitely effective today,” he said in a statement. The MCO, which began on March 18, will be in force until March 31.
He said all religious administrative officers have been asked to convey the message to the marriage solemnisation officers under their jurisdiction.
Last Tuesday, JAIPk announced that emakad nikah/em events will only be allowed at private premises and for 30 minutes with the attendance of a marriage solemnisation officer, two witnesses, the bridegoom and bride, and a emwali /em(guardian).