Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a wide spreading international threat in every means. It is a deadly disease which has cornered everyone in terror – a mysterious disease for which doctors have no cure.
The origin of this virus and the most affected country, China has announced 80000+ cases and 3000+ deaths by March 2020.
However, according to the World Health Organization, countries have reported no case of a young child under 10 dying of Covid-19, mashaAllah. Individuals aged 10 and above death cases are reported rarely. Whereas, the causalities of elders are higher in number.
It is necessary to take all possible safety measures and precautions. Nevertheless, we must keep in mind that, no matter how much we look after ourselves, we cannot 100% prevent germs and viruses from contacting us.
We can wash our hands and feet every time we go out and enter our homes and workplaces. We can sanitize our hands every single hour. Despite all these, it is not only our hands or feet which carry the germs or viruses. According to authorities, it is also our dress and our phone, our wallets and our handbags. These things cannot be washed or sanitized every single time we take a move or touch a place.
Yet, you should follow the instructions given by doctors and the authorities. Moreover, you should have trust in Allah and believe that it is He who protects us. Even if a sickness befalls on us, we believe Allah will purify our sins via that calamity, inshaAllah.
What we should learn from this virus is that, we, the whole world can work together. Together, we can make everyone aware of this pandemic. We should help each other. We cannot be successful without helping and guiding each other to the right way.
Covid-19 teaches us some valuable lessons: the importance of keeping our environment clean and the significance of performing ablutions and praying five times a day. The prayer not only cleanses us but also takes us closer to our lord.
The most important lesson to learn from Covid-19 is that, Allah can make a tiny small thing or anything to be a huge army or a disaster. It doesn’t have to be a huge tornado or an earthquake to shake the earth and topple the lives of its inhabitants. All we have to keep in mind is to always obey Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him).
Could this be a punishment from Allah for we have long neglected the suffering of our fellow Muslims in several parts of the world? Could it be a result of our negligence, the mockery of the messenger of Allah and a lesson for those who attempted to alter the book of Allah?
We must weep, repent frequently and pray continuously to distance such deceases and hypocrisy from us.
Before I conclude my words about this severe affliction, I want to remind you something we should never forget in such circumstances, which will help you relax a bit and take it easy inshaAllah. That is to keep in mind, that the greatest calamity for us is the death of our beloved Messenger and there can be no affliction greater than the loss of the Messenger to any believer.
The Messenger of Allah said: “If one of you is afflicted with a calamity, then let him remember his calamity by me (i.e., by my death), for it is indeed the greatest of calamities.”
In another Hadith the Prophet said: “One of you does not believe until I am more beloved to him than his child, his father, and all people.”
You can read more on this topic in this book:
“The Calamity of the Prophet’s Death, and its Effects on the Muslim Nation”. Authored by Husayn al-‘Awayishah. Translated by Faisal Ibn Muhammad.
May Allah give understanding to all of us and help us establish prayer on time and distance us from this furious catastrophe. May Allah grant us good health and a long life so we can do more good deeds before we die Insha’Allah.