The new pandemic of COVID-19 has paralyzed us. We have nothing except for the necessities of life. It is during these times that we are left to question the purpose of our existence.
What is it that we truly live for and what will happen to us in the near future? In times of uncertainty, we should dwell upon the religion that is a perfect and a complete example of how to react in such situations. // Open Letter About Corona Virus
Trials are a part of our life. We face trials in every aspect and every situation. We tend to panic at the tiniest of the situations.
Think about the plague or Spanish influenza that affected millions and billions of people. How do you think people were feeling during those days of tributes? Well, our Islam has something to say about this
‘“Do you think 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” (2:214)
I will continue the Ayat for you at the end of the article. But let me first continue with the fact that these trials are merely a test from Allah and these are the prerequisites for entering in Jannat.
Allah sends these tests to assess how we will react to it. Whether we will stick to our religion or remain in a state of panic just as people are doing now.
But our religion has given guidance as to how to react in such a state of panic. One such hadith is a complete guidance on how to react;
“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.” (Al-Bukhari, 5739)
This hadith is what we in today’s term are referring to as the lockdown. However, we Muslims have forgotten how to remain peaceful and not panic. How we have to look for each other and not act selfishly.
It is important that we maintain a faith and trust in Allah in such situations. We must not forget that he always helped us in crucial situations.
When we were facing hurricanes and earthquakes, HE and HE alone has the power to give HIS blessings to us to deal with such situations.
Trusting in Allah in one thing and reacting with consciousness is what our prophet asked of us.
This is the only answer for everyone who says ‘Allah malik hai’. Because in fact Allah is the Malik who will help us through whatever calamity that we face but we have to take our own preventive measures along with trusting in Allah that he is the most merciful and he loves us more than our mother loves us.
In addition, let me tell you a mother is ready to give her life for us. So how can He leave us alone in this era of suffering?
Now I will end my letter to you with the remnant verse of the Quran that I mentioned to you before.
The messenger and the believer asked; “When (will come) the help of Allah?” Yes certainly, the Help of Allah is near”. (2:214)
//Open Letter About Corona Virus