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Psychological Toll of Coronavirus
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam, ala rasulillah
wa sahbihi wa sallam.
If you're watching or reading the news,
everything is about the Coronavirus,
the spread rate, the Death to the infection, how to protect yourself, the symptoms, the closures,
and all that is going to create a great deal of anxiety. If you go on to social media that's even worse.
And so, news about the virus is going to create
a sense of panic in us living through these times is going to create anxiety. Will I have enough food?
What is it going to happen tomorrow? Will I be infected? What's gonna happen to my family loved ones will I be able to buy enough? Do I have enough money and simply for those of us who are staying at home, that in itself creates its own pressure? What to do with this free time, in close quarters?
Am I hopeful or hopeless?
For all of them, we need something to balance all these negative emotions. And we need something to restore in us hope.
And the fact that the only thing that can do this is Allah subhana wa Tada.
And you can see that even within all of this, there's benefit in it, there is benefit in it a lot as it is merciful with us. Even with everything that is happening, He is merciful with us, because that virus could have been far deadlier than it is right now.
But Al Hamdulillah, it's not
hamdulillah that the recovery rate is high. It does not kill as many people and humbling enough for that, and this thing is going to pass.
But for us to believe this and have peace of mind. We have to balance all this negative coverage.
And it's important to be educated, it's important to be informed but you don't need to be on it. 24 seven
you need to detach yourself from the news cycle. And from social media as well.
And retreat into
the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada that will help you understand that this is not the end of the world. This is not the end of the world as we know it.
And then no matter what happens happens by the will of Allah azza wa jal.
So if we spend more time reading the book of Allah as they will do, it will bring into our hearts a great sense of comfort,
Where we will know you're not going to panic, we will know that yes, I see what's happening around me. But Allah zodion is with me and Allah is behind everything. If something happens, happens by the will of Allah, and if I need to be protected from it, Allah is the one who's going to protect me.
And if something is lacking, I'm missing this and I'm missing that before I panic. Let me ask Allah for it. Yeah, Allah give me this, and give me that. Yeah, Allah helped me through this and through that helped me and my family helped me and my community helped me and my society, through this and through that, and when you ask Allah as though Did you know that you are in the hands of the Most Merciful, so you don't need to worry as much, you don't need to worry at all.
So, to be able to cope with all of this, even a sense of loneliness,
a feeling of isolation, to be able to cope all of this with all of it, the first thing we need to do is come closer to Allah xojo which is by the way is another way of living eating.
The extension or the life of this ordeal, that is, the faster that we come back to Allah has Origin The easier this will be on us and on humanity. in general. It will be shorter and less severe by the will of Allah azza wa jal So coming back to Allah and I would recommend for myself and for you to read more from the book of Allah so to to read more and understand it and make read more and reflect on what you're reading and related to what's happening. related to what's happening. You just remember that if we are panicking now
How would we panic on the day of judgment
and this should drive home the point that whatever Allah has talked about in the Quran is true. We're just lacking few things now. And we're finding that the world around us does not feel like the same world that we have experienced so far. So what about when we're closer to death like actual death, not just afraid of it, but actual death? How about when we arise from our death, to meet Allah zodion and to meet what we have done.
So when you compare or relate what we're going through, to what a lot talked about, in the whole on it will become real. And the words of Allah who will give you comfort.
And the words of Allah will give you assurance in a world that lacks that assurance, and you look for it, and you will find it with Allah azza wa jal. So reading the Quran, second is
and Vicar of Allah, especially asking Allah to forgive us, especially asking Allah to forgive us. And whenever you find yourself weak and weaker, the hollow Allah Who were the nebula there is no power and might accept with Allah, so that Allah will be your helper.
So remember, this is too far, and asking Allah Azhar did for help, and the hell no Allahu ala villa. And if we cannot go to the masjid for Juma and for Gemma, we can pray at home.
And we can preach a Maha tone, to take advantage of this, collect and bring your wife, your children, bring them together and pre Gemma so that a lot as virgin would be happy with us again, and will allow us to pray in his house. And the mysteries of Allah. That was a privilege that was an AMA that a lot of us did not appreciate. And now we cannot even go there.
So maybe, if we ask Allah to forgive us, and we start praying at home, in congregation in Jamaica, with our family members, maybe a laws that will allow us again, to pray
in his house.
And if you are with Allah azza wa jal, you're not alone. And if you're feeling a feel this pressure on you,
ask Allah as urgent for relief. ask Allah for relief, so that you don't feel alone, you don't feel trapped, and be very, very hopeful, very, very hopeful that this thing is going to pass by the will of Allah. It's moments of hardship, but it's going to go away by the will of Allah. And if the worst is going to happen to you and me and we are going to die in it. And that's very unlikely. But if that happens,
then it is Shahada. It is martyrdom, if we are patient, this is martyrdom.
So that is wonderful. If Allah chooses you
and you are patient, meaning you choose to be patient after Allah selection of you, you become a martyr. And that's better than any worldly life.
And if not,
and you continue to live after that this experience will take away much of your sense, Nila by the will of Allah azza wa jal and hopefully we will learn something from it, so that we become better Muslims and better human beings afterwards. So ask Allah zobel al amin to make it easy on all of us to alleviate any hardship that we are going through, to teach us lessons from this affliction.
So that we are even closer to Allah after it than we were before. We ask Allah to make it easy on us, our children or spouses, our families, the elderly, the sick,
to make it easy on everybody, West a lot as the makers of those who reflect and take advantage of this time, so that if they have free time, they spend it in ways that are pleasing to Allah, to make us of those who are causes for the lifting of that, or D. That is our piety. Allah mixes pious enough
and that our piety becomes part of the reason why Allah takes this virus away and restores health and peace to this earth.
It's an incredible scene. It is absolutely an incredible scene. We have not seen anything like this
ever, I think.
So we ask Allah as urgent for his mercy. We ask Allah as urgent for his support to ask Allah for his for his armor, to descend upon us and to help us because we are weak. And we admitted before him that we are weak and we surrender to Him.
subhanho wa Taala help us because we cannot help ourselves if you do not help us, help us be the best people that we can during these times, and help us be the best people that we can after these difficult times come to pass.
So ask Allah zodion to forgive us. I mean, satanic law, we have the shadow law, stuff to really rely on