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                                                  Cronavirus Issue

 

 

 

It is our belief that an epidemic/virus does not independently spread. It is decreed by Allah and spreads by the will of Allah. This is a test of our Iman and we should submit to the will of Allah.

We live in a world of apparent cause and effect. Allah has created an apparent cause for the epidemic/virus to spread. 

During the rule of Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu), a severe plague broke out in Syria (Sham) which claimed the lives of thousands of people including prominent companions of the Prophet  [ﷺ]. If a Muslim passes away in a plague/epidemic, he will be considered a Shaheed (martyr).

 

So as a Muslim we should focus on following:

*) making lot of Istighfar(asking forgiveness from Allah) which invokes the mercy of Allah and changes negative conditions into positive conditions.

*) offering Sadaqah (donation). There is a hadith of the Prophet [ﷺ] 'Hasten in giving Sadaqah, for verily calamity will not pass Sadaqah'

*) recite following dua as much as possible.

  (اللَّهُم إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِن البَرَصِ والجُنُونِ والجُذامِ ومِن سَيِّئِ الأسقامِ (ابو داؤد: ١٥٥٤

*) follow All the Sunnah of the Prophet [ﷺ] and this is only cure for us now. Eg. making wudu before every salah, washing hands, rinsing nose,mouth etc 

*) we should not travel to place where virus outbreak is on and isolate ourself if we have symptoms of virus.  the Prophet [ﷺ] said: 'if you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; and if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave from it.' (Sahih Al- Bukhari)

*) care about other people as well. The Prophet (ﷺ) said "Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to mankind."  لاَ يَرْحَمُ اللَّهُ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ النَّاسَ  



So we should not discriminate people  specially from China, its the time to show them real character of the Islam.   The Prophet [ﷺ] said: 'Verily, the best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.' (Sahih Al- Bukhari)

We should feel sorry for those that are affected and pray for them. It is our heartfelt Dua that Allah Ta’ala have mercy upon us and remove this Coronavirus calamity from us.

 

Source:Darul Iftaa South Africa

قال النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم : لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى أكون أحب إليه من والده وولده والناس أجمعين
None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his father, his children and mankind in its entirety. [Bukhari]