The coronavirus pandemic is becoming worst day-by-day because of which religious clerics are requesting Muslims globally that they must follow what their governments and doctors are asking them to.
Pakistan Ulema Council
Amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has urged the masses to give their safety priority for which they must stay at homes.
In a joint statement, Mufti-e-Azam Palestine Mehmood Al-Abash, Sheikhul Azhar Al-Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyab, Secretary-General World Islamic League Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim, Mufti e Azam Egypt Dr Shauqi Allam, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Pir Naqeebur Rehman, Dr Qibla Ayyaz, Allama Abdul Haq Mujahid, Maulana Ziaullah Shah Bukhari, Maulana Pir Mehfooz Mashadi and Maulana Muhammad Khan Leghari said that Coronavirus has turned into a pandemic and entire Muslim Ummah has been observing preventive measures to stay safe against this nuisance.
The council advised people to remain inside their homes and do “Zikr” to avoid the pandemic. “The safety precautions and directives issued by various Islamic countries against the coronavirus are neither against the tenets of Islam nor Shariah,” it added.
The clerics said COVID-19 has become a pandemic and the whole Muslim Ummah has been adopting preventive actions to stay protected against this pandemic.
Besides, Imam-e-Harmain Al-Sharifain Al-Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and Qaziul Qaza Palestine Mehmood Al-Araash prayed to Allah for safety against the lethal virus. They also advised the public to avoid handshake and ignore social gatherings.
In addition, Ulemas urged Muslims to take care of their neighbors in these times who are confronting economic and appetite issues due to the virus.
Recently, prominent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel had also urged masses to avoid any public or religious assemblage.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) words on pandemics
Narrated `Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) that she asked Allah’s Apostle about the plague and Allah’s Apostle informed her saying, Plague was a punishment which Allah used to send on whom He wished, but Allah made it a blessing for the believers. None (among the believers) remains patient in a land in which plague has broken out and considers that nothing will befall him except what Allah has ordained for him, but that Allah will grant him a reward similar to that of a martyr. SAHIH BUKHARI HADITH NO. 5734.
In another Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advises Muslims to take precautionary measures. “If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague outbreaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”
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