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Corona pandemic islamic perspective

This slide program explains the status of Corona Pandemic in the light of Islamic guidance and our responsibilities.

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Corona pandemic islamic perspective

  2. 2. DISASTER COMES WITH COMMAND OF ALLAH (SWT) • ۗ ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ ِ‫ن‬ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫ا‬‫َّل‬ِ‫إ‬ ٍ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ص‬ُّ‫م‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ َ‫اب‬َ‫ص‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬َ‫م‬َ‫و‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫ل‬َ‫ق‬ ِ‫د‬ْ‫ه‬َ‫ي‬ ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫ي‬ ‫ن‬ُۚ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬َ‫و‬ ٌ‫م‬‫ي‬ِ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ ٍ‫ء‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ش‬ ِ‫ُل‬‫ك‬ِ‫ب‬-64:11 • No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah . And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things.
  3. 3. IT IS PRE- DETERMINED AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAH (SWT) • ِ‫ف‬ ‫ا‬‫َّل‬ِ‫إ‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ك‬ِ‫س‬ُ‫ف‬‫ن‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ض‬ْ‫ر‬َ ْ‫اْل‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ٍ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ص‬ُّ‫م‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ َ‫اب‬َ‫ص‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ۚ ‫ا‬َ‫ه‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ر‬ْ‫ب‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬ ِ‫ل‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫ق‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ٍ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ت‬ِ‫ك‬ ‫ي‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ذ‬َ‫ك‬ِ‫ل‬ ٌ‫ير‬ِ‫س‬َ‫ي‬ ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ ‫ى‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬-57:22 • No disaster strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before We bring it into being - indeed that, for Allah, is easy - • ‫ا‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫س‬ْ‫أ‬َ‫ت‬ َ‫َل‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ك‬ِ‫ل‬‫ى‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ۗ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ك‬‫ا‬َ‫ت‬‫آ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ح‬َ‫ر‬ْ‫ف‬َ‫ت‬ َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ك‬َ‫ت‬‫ا‬َ‫ف‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ٍ‫ور‬ُ‫خ‬َ‫ف‬ ٍ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫ت‬ْ‫خ‬ُ‫م‬ ‫ا‬‫ل‬ُ‫ك‬ ُّ‫ب‬ ِ‫ح‬ُ‫ي‬ َ‫َّل‬ ُ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬َ‫و‬-57:23 • In order that you not despair over what has eluded you and not exult [in pride] over what He has given you. And Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful -
  4. 4. REASONS FOR THE DISASTER • 1- Warning on rebellion and disobedience to Allah • 2- Punishment in this world so others can take lessons • 3- Test and Trial • 4- Mercy , forgiveness and raising the grades of believers.
  5. 5. 1- WARNING FROM ALLAH • ‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ل‬َ‫س‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫أ‬ ْ‫د‬َ‫ق‬َ‫ل‬َ‫و‬‫ى‬َ‫ل‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ل‬ ِ‫اء‬‫ا‬‫ر‬‫ا‬‫ض‬‫ال‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫اء‬َ‫س‬ْ‫أ‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ذ‬َ‫خ‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ف‬ َ‫ك‬ِ‫ل‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫ق‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ٍ‫م‬َ‫م‬ُ‫أ‬َ‫ُون‬‫ع‬‫ا‬‫ر‬َ‫ض‬َ‫ت‬َ‫ي‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ل‬َ‫َع‬-6:42 • And We have already sent [messengers] to nations before you, [O Muhammad]; then We seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves [to Us]. • ‫ُوا‬‫ع‬‫ا‬‫ر‬َ‫ض‬َ‫ت‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ُ‫س‬ْ‫أ‬َ‫ب‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫ء‬‫ا‬َ‫ج‬ ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ َ‫َّل‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ف‬‫ن‬ِ‫ك‬َ‫ل‬َ‫و‬‫ا‬ ُ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ َ‫ن‬‫ا‬‫ي‬َ‫ز‬َ‫و‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬ُ‫ب‬‫و‬ُ‫ل‬ُ‫ق‬ ْ‫ت‬َ‫س‬َ‫ق‬َ‫ون‬ُ‫ل‬َ‫م‬ْ‫َع‬َ‫ي‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ن‬‫َا‬‫ك‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ ُ‫ان‬َ‫ط‬ْ‫ي‬‫ا‬‫ش‬‫ل‬-6:43 • Then why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves? But their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing. • ٍ‫ء‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ش‬ ِ‫ُل‬‫ك‬ َ‫اب‬َ‫و‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫أ‬ ْ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫ت‬َ‫ف‬ ِ‫ه‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ر‬ِ‫ك‬ُ‫ذ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫س‬َ‫ن‬ ‫ا‬‫ا‬‫م‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ف‬‫ى‬‫ا‬‫ت‬َ‫ح‬َ‫ف‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ون‬ُ‫س‬ِ‫ل‬ْ‫ب‬ُّ‫م‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ف‬ ‫ة‬َ‫ت‬َْْ‫ب‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ذ‬َ‫خ‬َ‫أ‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ت‬‫و‬ُ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ح‬ ِ‫ر‬-6:44 • So when they forgot that by which they had been reminded, We opened to them the doors of every [good] thing until, when they rejoiced in that which they were given, We seized them suddenly, and they were [then] in despair.
  6. 6. 2- PUNISHMENT IN THIS WORLD SO THEY MAY TURN BACK TO TRUTH OR OTHERS MAY TAKE LESSONS • ِ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ذ‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ َ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ن‬َ‫ق‬‫ي‬ِ‫ذ‬ُ‫ن‬َ‫ل‬َ‫و‬‫ى‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫د‬َ ْ‫اْل‬ِ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ذ‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ َ‫ُون‬‫د‬َ‫ون‬ُ‫َع‬ ِ‫ج‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫ي‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ل‬َ‫َع‬َ‫ل‬ ِ‫ر‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫ك‬َ ْ‫اْل‬-32:21 • And we will surely let them taste the nearer punishment short of the greater punishment that perhaps they will repent.
  7. 7. 3- TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS • When we are afflicted, we remember that it is ultimately Allāh who controls of our affairs • Allāh sends us tests to see how we will react and handle them • ْ‫م‬َ‫أ‬ْ‫م‬ُ‫ت‬ْ‫ب‬ِ‫س‬َ‫ح‬ْ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬‫وا‬ُ‫ل‬ُ‫خ‬ْ‫د‬َ‫ت‬َ‫ة‬‫ا‬‫ن‬َ‫ج‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫م‬َ‫ل‬َ‫و‬ْ‫م‬ُ‫ك‬ِ‫ت‬ْ‫أ‬َ‫ي‬ُ‫ل‬َ‫ث‬َ‫م‬َ‫ِين‬‫ذ‬‫ا‬‫ل‬‫ا‬‫ا‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫ل‬َ‫خ‬ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ِ‫ل‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫ق‬ْ‫م‬ُ‫ك‬ُ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ت‬‫ا‬‫س‬َ‫م‬ُ‫ء‬‫ا‬َ‫س‬ْ‫أ‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ُ‫ء‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ر‬‫ا‬‫ض‬‫ال‬َ‫و‬‫وا‬ُ‫ل‬ ِ‫ز‬ْ‫ل‬ُ‫ز‬َ‫و‬‫ى‬‫ا‬‫ت‬َ‫ح‬َ‫ل‬‫و‬ُ‫ق‬َ‫ي‬ُ‫ل‬‫و‬ُ‫س‬‫ا‬‫الر‬َ‫ِين‬‫ذ‬‫ا‬‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ن‬َ‫م‬‫آ‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫َع‬َ‫م‬‫ى‬َ‫ت‬َ‫م‬ُ‫ْر‬‫ص‬َ‫ن‬ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬‫َّل‬َ‫أ‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ْر‬‫ص‬َ‫ن‬ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ٌ‫يب‬ ِ‫ر‬َ‫ق‬ • “Do you think you that you will enter Paradise without such [trials] as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When [will] the Help of Allāh [come]?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allāh is near!” • َ‫ون‬ُ‫َع‬ ِ‫ج‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫ي‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ل‬َ‫َع‬َ‫ل‬ ِ‫ت‬‫ا‬َ‫ئ‬ِ‫ي‬‫ا‬‫س‬‫ال‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ت‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬َ‫س‬َ‫ح‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ب‬َ‫و‬ We tried them with both good and evil that they might return. Surah Al-A’raf 7:168
  8. 8. TRIALS AND GOOD NEWS FOR SABIREEN • ‫ُم‬‫ك‬‫ا‬‫ن‬َ‫و‬ُ‫ل‬ۡ‫ب‬َ‫ن‬َ‫ل‬َ‫و‬ٍ‫ء‬ ۡ‫َى‬‫ش‬ِ‫ب‬َ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ِ‫ف‬ ۡ‫و‬َ‫خ‬ۡ‫ٱل‬ِ‫وع‬ُ‫ج‬ۡ‫ٱل‬َ‫و‬ٍ‫ص‬ۡ‫ق‬َ‫ن‬َ‫و‬َ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ۡ‫م‬َ ۡ‫ٱْل‬ِ‫ل‬َ‫و‬ِ‫س‬ُ‫ف‬‫ن‬َ ۡ‫ٱْل‬َ‫و‬ِۗ‫ت‬‫ر‬َ‫م‬‫ا‬‫ث‬‫ٱل‬َ‫و‬ِ‫ر‬ِ‫ش‬َ‫ب‬َ‫و‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ر‬ِ‫ب‬‫ـ‬‫ا‬‫ص‬‫ٱل‬َ‫ن‬ 2:155 • And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient” • ِ‫اج‬َ‫ر‬ ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬ِ‫إ‬ ‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫و‬ ِ ‫ا‬ ِ‫َّلل‬ ‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬ ‫وا‬ُ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫ق‬ ٌ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ص‬ُّ‫م‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ت‬َ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ص‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ َ‫ِين‬‫ذ‬‫ا‬‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫ون‬ُ‫َع‬-2:156 • Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return." • َ‫ك‬ِ‫ئ‬َٰ‫ول‬ُ‫أ‬ٌَۖ‫ة‬‫م‬ْ‫ح‬‫ر‬‫َو‬ْ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ِ‫ب‬َّ‫نَر‬ِ‫َم‬ٌ‫ات‬‫و‬‫ل‬‫َص‬ْ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬‫ل‬‫ع‬ََٰ‫ول‬ُ‫أ‬‫و‬َ‫ك‬ِ‫ئ‬َ‫ُون‬‫د‬‫ت‬ْ‫ه‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫َال‬ُ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬-2:157 • Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.
  9. 9. PROPHETS OF ALLAH WENT THROUGH TRIALS The companions once asked the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam): • “Oh Messenger of Allāh, who from amongst the people were tested the most? The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) responded and said: “The Prophets then the next best and then the next best.” • We see the great Prophet of Allāh, Ayyūb (ʿalayhi al-Salām), was tested with a great illness • Allāh tells us his story in the Qur’ān: • َ‫وب‬ُّ‫ي‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬‫َى‬‫د‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ب‬َ‫ر‬‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬‫ا‬‫س‬َ‫م‬ُّ‫ر‬ُّ‫ض‬‫ال‬َ‫نت‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ُ‫م‬َ‫ح‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ين‬ِ‫م‬ ِ‫اح‬‫ا‬‫الر‬ • “And Ayyūb, when he called to his Lord, saying ‘Harm has inflicted me and You are the Most Merciful” ‫ا‬‫ي‬َ‫ول‬ُ‫س‬‫ر‬َِ َّ‫اّلل‬ , َ‫ي‬‫أ‬َِ‫اس‬َّ‫ن‬‫ال‬َ‫د‬‫ش‬‫أ‬َ‫الء‬‫ب‬‫؟‬َ‫ال‬‫ق‬ : َُ‫ء‬‫ا‬‫ي‬ِ‫ب‬ْ‫ن‬‫,األ‬ ََّ‫م‬ُ‫ث‬َُ‫ل‬‫ث‬ْ‫م‬‫األ‬َ‫األ‬‫ف‬َُ‫ل‬‫ث‬ْ‫م‬
  10. 10. TRIAL OF AYUB (AS) • He lost everything; his family, wealth, and health. • Some narrations say he was bedridden for 18 years, tested with a great illness. • Yet we find he did not give up hope in Allāh and turned to him in this great trial. • Allāh tells us his story in the Qur’ān: • َ‫وب‬ُّ‫ي‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬‫َى‬‫د‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ب‬َ‫ر‬‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬‫ا‬‫س‬َ‫م‬ُّ‫ر‬ُّ‫ض‬‫ال‬َ‫نت‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ُ‫م‬َ‫ح‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫أ‬‫ا‬‫الر‬َ‫ين‬ِ‫م‬ ِ‫اح‬ • “And Ayyūb, when he called to his Lord, saying ‘Harm has inflicted me and You are the Most Merciful” • ۖ ٍ‫ر‬ُ‫ض‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ِ‫ه‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ف‬َ‫ش‬َ‫ك‬َ‫ف‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫ج‬َ‫ت‬ْ‫س‬‫ا‬َ‫ف‬‫ا‬‫م‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ْ‫ث‬ِ‫م‬َ‫و‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ْ‫ه‬َ‫أ‬ ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ت‬‫آ‬َ‫و‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬ِ‫د‬‫ن‬ِ‫ع‬ ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫ة‬َ‫م‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫ر‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫َع‬‫ى‬َ‫ر‬ْ‫ك‬ِ‫ذ‬َ‫و‬َ‫ِين‬‫د‬ِ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ل‬ِ‫ل‬-21:84 • “So We answered him and removed his affliction and We gave him his family and the like of them with them, as a mercy from Us and a reminder to Worshippers.”
  11. 11. 4- MERCY , FORGIVENESS AND RAISING THE GRADES OF BELIEVERS. َ‫ك‬ِ‫ل‬َ‫ذ‬‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ٌ‫ة‬َ‫ص‬َ‫م‬ْ‫خ‬َ‫م‬ َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬ ٌ‫ب‬َ‫ص‬َ‫ن‬ َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬ ٌ‫أ‬َ‫م‬َ‫ظ‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬ُ‫ب‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ص‬ُ‫ي‬ َ‫َّل‬ ْ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ن‬َ‫أ‬ِ‫ب‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ُ‫ظ‬‫ي‬َِْ‫ي‬ ‫ا‬‫ئ‬ِ‫ط‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫م‬ َ‫ون‬ُ‫ئ‬َ‫ط‬َ‫ي‬ َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬ ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ ِ‫ل‬‫ي‬ِ‫ب‬َ‫س‬‫ا‬‫ف‬ُ‫ك‬َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬ َ‫ار‬ ۚ ٌ‫ح‬ِ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫ص‬ ٌ‫ل‬َ‫م‬َ‫ع‬ ِ‫ه‬ِ‫ب‬ ‫م‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ َ‫ب‬ِ‫ت‬ُ‫ك‬ ‫ا‬‫َّل‬ِ‫إ‬ ‫َل‬ْ‫ي‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ ٍ‫ُو‬‫د‬َ‫ع‬ ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ َ‫ون‬ُ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫ن‬َ‫ي‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ين‬ِ‫ن‬ِ‫س‬ْ‫ح‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ َ‫ر‬ْ‫ج‬َ‫أ‬ ُُ‫ي‬ ِ‫ض‬ُ‫ي‬ َ‫َّل‬ َ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬–9:120 That is because they are not afflicted by thirst or fatigue or hunger in the cause of Allah, nor do they tread on any ground that enrages the disbelievers, nor do they inflict upon an enemy any infliction but that is registered for them as a righteous deed. Indeed, Allah does not allow to be lost the reward of the doers of good.
  12. 12. SABAR ON CALAMITY BRINGS FORGIVENESS FROM ALLAH • ْ‫م‬ُ‫ك‬‫ي‬ِ‫د‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫أ‬ ْ‫ت‬َ‫ب‬َ‫س‬َ‫ك‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ِ‫ب‬َ‫ف‬ ٍ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ص‬ُّ‫م‬ ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫ُم‬‫ك‬َ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ص‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬َ‫و‬ٍ‫ير‬ِ‫ث‬َ‫ك‬ ‫َن‬‫ع‬ ‫و‬ُ‫ف‬ْ‫َع‬َ‫ي‬َ‫و‬ • Whatever strikes you of disaster, it is for what your hands have earned, but He pardons much. Surah Ash-Shura 42:30 • Mus’ad ibn Sa’eed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: َ‫م‬ ِ‫ض‬ْ‫ر‬َ ْ‫اْل‬ ‫ى‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ش‬ْ‫م‬َ‫ي‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ك‬ُ‫ر‬ْ‫ت‬َ‫ي‬ ‫ى‬‫ا‬‫ت‬َ‫ح‬ ِ‫د‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ِ‫ب‬ ُ‫ء‬ َ‫َل‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ُ‫ح‬َ‫ر‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫ي‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬َ‫ف‬ٌ‫ة‬َ‫ئ‬‫ي‬ِ‫ط‬َ‫خ‬ ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ ‫ا‬ The servant will continue to be tried until he is left walking upon the earth without any sin. Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2398, Grade: Sahih
  13. 13. STATEMENT OF SHURAIH • Ash-Sha’bi reported: Shuraih, may Allah be pleased with him, said: • ْ‫ُن‬‫ك‬َ‫ي‬ ْ‫م‬َ‫ل‬ ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ ُ‫د‬َ‫م‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫أ‬ ٍ‫ت‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ر‬َ‫م‬ ََُ‫ب‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ َ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ ُ‫د‬َ‫م‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ف‬ ِ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬‫ي‬ ِ‫ص‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ِ‫ب‬ ُ‫اب‬َ‫ص‬ُ َ‫ْل‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ه‬ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ َ‫م‬َ‫ظ‬ْ‫ع‬َ‫أ‬ُ‫د‬َ‫م‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ َ‫ر‬ْ‫ب‬‫ا‬‫ص‬‫ال‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬َ‫ق‬َ‫ز‬َ‫ر‬ ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ ُ‫د‬َ‫م‬‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬َ‫ق‬‫ا‬‫ف‬َ‫و‬ ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬‫ِي‬‫د‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ه‬ْ‫ل‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ج‬َ‫ي‬ ْ‫م‬َ‫ل‬ ْ‫ذ‬ِ‫إ‬ ُ‫د‬َ‫م‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫أ‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬‫ا‬‫ث‬‫ال‬ َ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫و‬ُ‫ج‬ْ‫ر‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ِ‫ل‬ ِ‫اع‬َ‫ج‬ْ‫ر‬ِ‫ت‬ْ‫س‬ ِ‫َل‬ِ‫ل‬ Verily, if I am afflicted with a calamity, then I praise Allah four times: • 1- I praise him that it was not worse than it was. • 2-I praise him when he provides me patience to bear it. • 3- I praise him when he guides me to supplicate appropriately and hoping for reward, and • 4- I praise him for not making it a calamity in my religion. • Source: Siyar A’lam An-Nubula 4/105 Therefore, let us be determined to remain grateful and patient and to praise Allah regardless of what befalls us.
  14. 14. TAKING NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS • Taking the necessary means and then relying upon Allah is something which is emphasized in Islam. • “One day Prophet Muhammad (SAW), noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the Bedouin, ‘Why don’t you tie down your camel?’ The Bedouin answered, ‘I put my trust in Allah’ The Prophet then said, ‘Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah’ • Umar ibn al-Khattab was traveling with a group of companions during his reign. They approached a town in which it was said had a contagious/infectious disease. • Umar asked his group whether they should proceed or return (to Madinah). The majority of the companions said they should go back but some said they should proceed. • Then one companion said he knew a hadith where the Prophet (SAW) said, “If you hear that this disease exists in a country, do not travel to that country.” • So Umar decided that they should go back. Another companion asked him whether he was running away from Qadar. • Umar replied that they were moving away from one Qadar to another Qadar.
  15. 15. MANY OF THE HEALTH GUIDELINES GIVEN ARE IN FACT NORMAL PRACTICES FOR MUSLIMS • 1. Washing hands: this is a part of ablution, a Muslim’s daily ritual of purity. • 2. General cleanliness • The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: • ُ‫ور‬ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ط‬‫ال‬ُ‫ر‬ْ‫ط‬َ‫ش‬ِ‫ان‬َ‫م‬‫ي‬ِْ‫اْل‬ “Cleanliness is part of faith” Keeping our surroundings tidy, • 3. Covering your mouth when sneezing • 4. Quarantine in times of viruses which can spread. Prophet said: “If you hear that it (the plague) is in a land, do not go there, and if it breaks out in a land where you are, do not leave, fleeing from it.” • 5-The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) also taught us a dua for protection: • ِ‫م‬ْ‫س‬ِ‫ب‬ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬‫ِي‬‫ذ‬‫ا‬‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫َّل‬ُّ‫ر‬ُ‫ض‬َ‫ي‬ََُ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫س‬‫ا‬ٌ‫ء‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ش‬‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ِ‫ض‬ْ‫ر‬َ ْ‫اْل‬َ‫َّل‬َ‫و‬‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ِ‫اء‬َ‫م‬‫ا‬‫س‬‫ال‬َ‫و‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫و‬‫ا‬‫س‬‫ال‬ُُ‫ي‬ِ‫م‬ُ‫م‬‫ي‬ِ‫ل‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ • “In the name of Allāh with Whose name nothing can harm on earth or in heaven, and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing”
  16. 16. HAVE POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK • Always have a positive outlook regardless of the situation you’re in • Prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught us, when he told us: َ‫ح‬َ ِ‫ْل‬ َ‫اك‬َ‫ذ‬ َ‫س‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫و‬ ٌ‫ر‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫خ‬ ُ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫ل‬ُ‫ك‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ر‬ْ‫م‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬ ِ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ِ‫ر‬ْ‫م‬َ ِ‫ْل‬ ‫ا‬‫ب‬َ‫ج‬َ‫ع‬ُ‫ء‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ر‬َ‫س‬ ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ت‬َ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ص‬َ‫أ‬ ْ‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬ ِ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬ِ‫ل‬ ‫ا‬‫َّل‬ِ‫إ‬ ٍ‫د‬َ‫ر‬َ‫ك‬َ‫ش‬َ‫ان‬َ‫ك‬َ‫ف‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ ‫ا‬‫ر‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫خ‬ َ‫ان‬َ‫ك‬َ‫ف‬ َ‫ر‬َ‫ب‬َ‫ص‬ ُ‫ء‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ر‬َ‫ض‬ ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ت‬َ‫ب‬‫ا‬َ‫ص‬َ‫أ‬ ْ‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫و‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ل‬ ‫ا‬‫ر‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫خ‬ “Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affairs are good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him, he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him, he is patient and that is good for him.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2999, Grade: Sahih
  17. 17. PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN US WE ARE HELPLESS • Allāh says: • َ‫ق‬ِ‫ل‬ُ‫خ‬َ‫و‬ُ‫ان‬َ‫س‬ْ‫ن‬ِْ‫اْل‬‫ا‬‫يف‬ِ‫َع‬َ‫ض‬ • “Mankind was created weak” • Situations like this remind us to turn back to Allāh. • Allāh controls everything and he is the one that can relieve us from our difficulties, • We must return to Allāh and seek refuge in him and ask his protection
  18. 18. ACTION ITEMS IN THIS TIME OF STRESS 1- ISTIGHFAR • Let’s repeat and teach our children and households one of these Prophetic expressions of seeking forgiveness: • Astaghfirullāh wa Atūbu ilayhi, at least 100 times a day. (Muslim) ُ‫ر‬ِ‫ف‬َْ‫ت‬ْ‫س‬َ‫أ‬َ‫للا‬َ‫و‬ُ‫وب‬ُ‫ت‬َ‫أ‬َ‫ل‬ِ‫إ‬ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬ • Rabbī Ighfir Lī wa Tub ‘alayya Innaka Anta Attawābu ArRahīm, at least 100 times a day. ( Al-Tirmidhī, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah) ِ‫ب‬ ََْ‫ر‬ِ‫ف‬ْ‫غ‬‫ا‬،‫ي‬ِ‫ل‬ْ‫ب‬ُ‫ت‬َ‫و‬،‫ا‬‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬َ‫ك‬‫ا‬‫ن‬ِ‫إ‬َ‫ت‬ْ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬‫ا‬‫و‬‫ا‬‫ت‬‫ال‬ُ‫اب‬‫الرحيم‬ • Let’s be among those who seek the forgiveness before dawn that God praised in the Qur’ān: • َ ْ‫اْل‬ِ‫ب‬ َ‫ين‬ ِ‫ر‬ِ‫ف‬َْْ‫ت‬ْ‫س‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬ َ‫ين‬ِ‫ق‬ِ‫ف‬‫ن‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬ َ‫ين‬ِ‫ت‬ِ‫ن‬‫ا‬َ‫ق‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬ َ‫ين‬ِ‫ق‬ِ‫د‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ص‬‫ال‬َ‫و‬ َ‫ين‬ ِ‫ر‬ِ‫ب‬‫ا‬‫ا‬‫ص‬‫ال‬ِ‫ار‬َ‫ح‬ْ‫س‬-3:17 • The patient, the true, the obedient, those who spend [in the way of Allah ], and those who seek forgiveness before dawn.
  19. 19. ESTABLISH SALAH AT HOME WITH FAMILY • 2- Make our living spaces spiritual abodes by designating a place in the house as a Muṣallā. This is a forgotten Sunnah that the companions of the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, established. Let’s revive this Sunnah in our homes. • 3. Perform prayers at the beginning of the time in congregation with an Adan and Iqama (assign our children to do so). If we can’t pray together while we are all quarantined in our houses then we surely have a bigger problem than coronavirus.
  20. 20. 4-DON’T MISS SUNNAH PRAYERS BEFORE OR AFTER THE OBLIGATORY PRAYERS. • Make it a habit to pray Ḍuḥā prayer after sunrise or by midmorning as 2, 4, 6, or 8 Raka’āt. • The Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, used to say that the prayer of Ḍuḥā is the prayer of the Awwābīn (repenters). (Muslim, Ibn Abī Shaybah, al-Ḥākim, Ibn Khuzaymah). • 4 Raka’at before Dhụhr and 2 after. 2 Raka’āt before Aṣr. 2 Before Maghrib and 6 after. 2 before Ishā’ and 4 after. • Make your Witr a Prophetic Witr: 11 Raka’āt before Fajr. If you can’t wake up, then pray it after Ishā’.
  21. 21. 5-QURAN AND ZIKR OF ALLAH • Read the Qur’ān every day even if just for 15 minutes. It should be done preferably with tafsir. • Tafsir Halaqa with family, at home or on Zoom. • Constant Dhikr and remembrance of Allah Ta’ālā with all kind of expressions while giving precedence to the expression of Tawḥīd ‫َّل‬ ‫إله‬ ‫إَّل‬ ‫للا‬ since it is the best expression of Dhikr
  22. 22. 6-ABIDE BY THE ORGANIZATIONAL DISCIPLINE • Be a good Islamic worker and adhere to your organization’s collective decisions and regarding gatherings, Jamā’ah prayers, Jumu’ah, social distancing, and cleanliness. • Our insistence on opinions sometimes appears in an organizational forum and we • At times of hardship going against the consensus is spiritually damaging even when we realize that we might be partially right. • Not all debates have to be won. • ‫من‬‫أطاع‬‫اْلمير‬‫فقد‬‫أطاعني‬ our beloved Prophet (SAW) said.. • “Whoever obeys the leader has indeed obeyed me.” (Muslim, al-Bukhārī)
  23. 23. 7-BE GOOD TO SPOUSES AND FAMILY • The best among us are those who are the best to their spouses. • Spending more time with each other should add to our compassion and respect for each other. • Let us understand that everyone going through this situation is experiencing a level of anxiety that might affect their normal behavior. • Many of us are not used to staying at home for such a long period. • Let this be an opportunity to connect with each other and strengthen the bonds of the family. • Let’s Fear The Thieves of time
  24. 24. 8-ATTEND ON- LINE PROGRAMS • Attend at least one of the online events that ICNA is offering even if you know everything that is known about the religion. • Showing the sentiments of solidarity by attending these events encourages those who spend time preparing and sacrificing their time to continue their Da’wah work that is necessary for the community.
  25. 25. 9-BE AWARE OF DIGITAL WASTELAND • Fear the thieves for yourselves and your loved ones: • if we spend all day with WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Netflix and such, we will not be able to do above tasks. • In the digital wasteland and on our phones or glued to the TV all day, sharing and re-sharing nonsense makes us lost, nonsensical and trivial people. • The last thing we want to find ourselves doing is spreading forgetfulness and heedlessness under the guise of spreading useful information. • Let’s not readily and voluntarily enlist as the agents of Shaytan at the time we have to be servants of God. • Think before you send anything shared with you because you will be asked about it. • One post a day is too much for those who are busy with all the obligations we all have. • Let’s be wary of succumbing to the appeals of our lower selves or nafs and finding ourselves losing this great opportunity with Allah. • The same advice goes for our children as it is a great opportunity for them to be creative in how they constructively spend their leisure time
  26. 26. 10-GIVE SADAQA (CHARITY) • Give in charity, no matter how small, to our local and national ICNA organization and its subsidiaries who might be going through difficulty meeting the needs of those who have lost their wages due to the freezing of the economy. • This is both a pandemic and an economic crisis and sadaqa is our spiritual remedy to financial matters. •
  27. 27. 11-MUSLIM UMMAH IS LIKE ONE BODY • An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: • ِ‫إ‬ ِ‫د‬َ‫س‬َ‫ج‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ُ‫ل‬َ‫ث‬َ‫م‬ ْ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ِ‫ف‬ُ‫ط‬‫ا‬َ‫َع‬َ‫ت‬َ‫و‬ ْ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ِ‫م‬ُ‫ح‬‫ا‬َ‫ر‬َ‫ت‬َ‫و‬ ْ‫م‬ِ‫ه‬ِ‫د‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬َ‫ت‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ َ‫ين‬ِ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫م‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ُ‫ل‬َ‫ث‬َ‫م‬َ‫ل‬ ‫َى‬‫ع‬‫َا‬‫د‬َ‫ت‬ ٌ‫و‬ْ‫ض‬ُ‫ع‬ ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫َى‬‫ك‬َ‫ت‬ْ‫ش‬‫ا‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ذ‬ِ‫ب‬ ِ‫د‬َ‫س‬َ‫ج‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ُ‫ر‬ِ‫ئ‬‫ا‬َ‫س‬ ُ‫ه‬ِ‫ر‬َ‫ه‬‫ا‬‫س‬‫ال‬ ‫ى‬‫ا‬‫م‬ُ‫ح‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬ • The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever. • Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5665, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi
  28. 28. RELIEVING THE HARDSHIP OF BELIEVERS • Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: • ْ‫ُر‬‫ك‬ ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ن‬َ‫ع‬ ُ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ َ‫س‬‫ا‬‫ف‬َ‫ن‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ي‬ْ‫ن‬ُّ‫د‬‫ال‬ ِ‫ب‬َ‫ُر‬‫ك‬ ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫ُر‬‫ك‬ ٍ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫م‬ ْ‫َن‬‫ع‬ َ‫س‬‫ا‬‫ف‬َ‫ن‬ ْ‫ن‬َ‫م‬ْ‫ن‬َ‫م‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ة‬َ‫م‬‫ا‬َ‫ي‬ِ‫ق‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ِ‫م‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫ي‬ ِ‫ب‬َ‫ُر‬‫ك‬ ْ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ ‫ة‬َ‫ب‬ْ‫َع‬ُ‫م‬ ‫ى‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ َ‫ر‬‫ا‬‫س‬َ‫ي‬َ‫ر‬‫ا‬‫س‬َ‫ي‬ ٍ‫ر‬ِ‫س‬ ‫ا‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ُ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ ُ‫ه‬َ‫ر‬َ‫ت‬َ‫س‬ ‫ا‬‫م‬ِ‫ل‬ْ‫س‬ُ‫م‬ َ‫ر‬َ‫ت‬َ‫س‬ ْ‫ن‬َ‫م‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ة‬َ‫ر‬ ِ‫اآلخ‬َ‫و‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ي‬ْ‫ن‬ُّ‫د‬‫ال‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬َ‫ع‬ ُ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬َ‫ع‬ ‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ُ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ة‬َ‫ر‬ ِ‫اآلخ‬َ‫و‬ ‫ا‬َ‫ي‬ْ‫ن‬ُّ‫د‬‫ل‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ َ‫َان‬‫ك‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ ِ‫د‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫َع‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ ِ‫ن‬ ْ‫و‬‫ي‬ِ‫ف‬ ُ‫د‬ْ‫ب‬َ‫َع‬ ِ‫ه‬‫ي‬ ِ‫خ‬َ‫أ‬ ِ‫ن‬ ْ‫َو‬‫ع‬ • Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah helps the servant as long as he helps his brother. • Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2699, Grade: Sahih
  29. 29. TREAT ALL HUMANS LIKE YOU LOVE TO BE TEATED • Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: • ِ‫ر‬ْ‫د‬ُ‫ت‬ْ‫ل‬َ‫ف‬ َ‫ة‬‫ا‬‫ن‬َ‫ج‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬ َ‫ل‬ُ‫خ‬ْ‫د‬َ‫ي‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ار‬‫ا‬‫ن‬‫ال‬ ْ‫َن‬‫ع‬ َ‫ح‬َ‫ز‬ْ‫ح‬َ‫ز‬ُ‫ي‬ ْ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬‫ب‬َ‫ح‬َ‫أ‬ ْ‫ن‬َ‫م‬ِ‫م‬ ْ‫و‬َ‫ي‬ْ‫ل‬‫ا‬َ‫و‬ ِ ‫ا‬‫اَّلل‬ِ‫ب‬ ُ‫ن‬ِ‫م‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫ي‬ َ‫و‬ُ‫ه‬َ‫و‬ ُ‫ه‬ُ‫ت‬‫ا‬‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬َ‫م‬ ُ‫ه‬ْ‫ك‬‫ي‬ِ‫ت‬ْ‫أ‬َ‫ي‬َ‫و‬ ِ‫ر‬ ِ‫خ‬ ْ‫اآل‬ ِ‫ه‬ْ‫ي‬َ‫ل‬ِ‫إ‬ ‫ى‬َ‫ت‬ْ‫ؤ‬ُ‫ي‬ ْ‫ن‬َ‫أ‬ ُّ‫ب‬ ِ‫ح‬ُ‫ي‬ ‫ا‬َ‫م‬ ِ‫اس‬‫ا‬‫ن‬‫ال‬ ‫ى‬َ‫ل‬ِ‫إ‬ • Whoever would love to be delivered from the Hellfire and entered into Paradise, then let him die with faith in Allah and the Last Day, and let him treat people the way he would love to be treated. • Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1844, Grade: Sahih
  30. 30. DUA