Coronavirus (COVID-19) Challenges & Muslim Faith

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Challenges & Muslim Faith

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Challenges & Muslim Faith

The World at large is facing the greatest ever Pandemic of our lifetime now-a-days i.e. COVID-19, now-a-days. Muslims together with all other active Communities are thinking seriously about its repercussions but taking its Challenges in a bit different way.

Adjusting to New Social Standards

Muslims have generally big families and keep more close family relations with each other in particular. Prophet Muhammad PBUH urged Muslims to keep solid family ties and take care of them. The Holy Quran also teaches Muslims to be kind to Young and treat the Elders with respect & sympathy.

These lessons have brought Muslims living as big families while keeping the standard visits on social occasions of distant family members. Many Muslims feel concerned about the need to apply social distancing instead of being nearer to the family and family members for solace and backing.

One of the major changes realized by social distancing has been to the Muslim custom of shaking hands followed by embracing companions and friends particularly in mosques. Following this, the embracing totally quit, causing Muslims to feel dreary.

Visiting the debilitated is viewed as a decent deed in Islam. Be that as it may, on account of COVID-19, such visits are not unrealistic. Determining the status of the individuals who are wiped out with calls, messages and web based life is as yet conceivable and supported.

Tidiness is Half of Faith

One part of coronavirus counteraction that comes normally to Muslims is close to home cleanliness. Wellbeing associations and specialists elevate individual cleanliness to restrict the spread of coronavirus, particularly washing hands as often as possible for at least 20 seconds.

Islam has been encouraging individual cleanliness for centuries. Quran educates Muslims to keep their garments clean in earliest disclosure commenting “God adores the individuals who are Clean”.

Over 14 centuries back, Prophet Muhammad PBUH stressed “tidiness is half of Faith” and urged Muslims to wash their hands before and after eating, shower in any event, brush their teeth daily, prepare nails and shave private parts.

Furthermore, Muslims perform a custom bathing called ablution before the five time daily prayers and supplications. The bath includes cleaning hands up to the elbows, entwining fingers, washing the face and feet, and wipe cleaning the hair.

An interesting part of Cleanliness is that Muslims are required to wash their private parts or genitals in the wake of utilizing the latrine. Despite the fact that Muslims use tissue, they are required to complete the process of cleaning with water.

While these do not totally forestall the spread of illness but these steps can positively help to decrease the hazard.

Closure of Mosques 

Congregational Prayers in Mosques on Friday is significant for Muslims imparting a feeling of being within the sight and with different adherents as they line up in rows with shoulders contacting.

Choosing to avoid daily congregational prayers was not very hard for Muslims however halting Friday Prayers has been all the more testing. Friday Prayer is the main Muslim supplication that must be acted in a mosque. It comprises of a 30-minutes long message followed by a five-minute congregational prayer soon after early afternoon.

Halting Friday supplications on a worldwide scale has not happened since it was offered by Prophet Muhammad PBUH in 622, more than 14 centuries ago after he moved to the city of Medina from Mecca.

Impact on Ramadan and Pilgrimage to Mecca

Two of the Five fundamentals of Islam are the fasting in Ramadan and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

During this month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and marital relations from dawn to dusk on every day of the month. This part won’t be influenced by COVID-19.

What is influenced are the fast-breaking (iftar) get together, night congregational supplications (tarawih) and Eid.

The effect on journey is far more prominent.

The fundamental journey (Hajj) season happens in late July. Despite the fact that there is the chance of the spread of the infection easing back by July, a journey including in excess of 2,000,000 individuals from pretty much every nation on earth would more likely than not fire the infection into a subsequent wave.

Reliance on God

An early debate in Muslim circles about Coronavirus has been a philosophical one. Muslims trust God made the universe and proceeds to effectively oversee its issues. This would mean the development of the infection is a functioning production of God.

So like some different strict gatherings, a few Muslims contend that coronavirus was made by God to caution and rebuff humankind for industrialism, obliteration of the earth and individual overabundances. This implies battling the pandemic is useless and individuals ought to depend (tawakkul) on God.

Such reasoning may help in diminishing the feeling of dread and frenzy such a huge scope pandemic stances, yet it can likewise make individuals self-satisfied.

By far most of Muslims counter this fatalistic methodology by contending that while the development of the infection was not in human control, the spread of illness positively is. They advise us that Prophet Muhammad PBUH prompted a man who didn’t tie his camel since he confided in God: “tie the camel first and afterward trust in God”.

Prophet Muhammad PBUH advised for clinical treatment and urged his followers to see clinical treatment, saying “God has not made a sickness without giving any solution for it, except for one malady— old age”.

Further, Prophet Muhammad PBUH prompted on isolation saying:

“In case you hear about a flare-up of plague in a land, don’t enter it; if the plague breakout in a spot where you are in it, don’t leave that place”.

Once in a while burden comes to our direction. Quran instructs Muslims to consider the life as a test — as these are temporary hardships to reinforce us. Such viewpoint allows Muslims to show resilience and versatility in the midst of hardships and tribulations, with adequate solidarity to make it to the opposite side.

In conditions such as this, a few people will unavoidably lose their riches, pay and even their lives. Prophet Muhammad PBUH prompted the lamenting that property lost during tribulations will be viewed as charity and the individuals who die because of pandemics will be considered as the Martyrs.

So, as Muslims keep on managing the coronavirus pandemic, similar to every other person, while thinking about how their lives may be changed afterwards. Nothing is to be afraid of Covid-19, if it is dealt with proper precautions, true Islamic ways and sheer strong Faith in God Almighty. That is called a Muslim Faith and Trust in God Almighty.

Stay Safe & Blessed….All Humanity

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