Closing Mosques is a last resort – Coronavirus Questions
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need to think about it. And by the way, this issue of closing the massage that many people are doing, in fact, I was astonished that So, or some masajid were closed here in the UK, in London and even they closed them and they did not allow people to come to pray Juma.
I would like to say a very important message to the committees of the massage that this is not a matter to be taken lightly. This is a national matter actually, this is a matter related to the amount of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. Not necessarily in the UK or not in a particular country, but it belongs to the amount of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam however, as this might be difficult, etc, etc. At least let us take the decision on a national wise on a national way in the UK, or at least the scholars in London should discuss this, but not the committee of a masjid the particular Masjid to decide to close the Masjid. What would be the impact of this on other massages? What would be the
impact of this on maybe the decision makers or the lawmakers they might say well, the Muslims are rushing to close their massage lettuce and close their massage. This is one thing it is a national decision, not a local decision. And I remember discussing a matter like this with a Mufti not from the UK from another country because some other countries also they closed the massages. And they said chef at the end of the day, this is my honesty hat that they should not do Joomla I said to him Yeah, howdy, if you wish they had that you don't pray Duma. You should not impose or encourage other people to do or to act upon you raise the hand. You yourself, don't you pray, this is between you
and Allah even you as a as a as a role model you should take into consideration other aspects. But at least you don't say to others, okay? don't attend to Juma. You don't say to the masjid committee, close the masjid let alone a masjid committee without referring to scholars scholars. Again, as I says, as I said, it is a national decision, not a decision taken by or the decision taken by individual scholars. Please, please, my dear respected brothers and sisters, there are a number of issues here. First of all, prayer itself and congregational prayer is one of the Islamic symbols. As you know, we all know that Allah, Allah, Allah did not allow us to abandon GEMA praying in
congregation, even in the time of war, even in a time not in the tug of war, actually, in the battlefield when we are combating the enemies. And you know, as Allah Allah, Allah says in the Quran, there couldn't have been Falcom tele masala and that's why the Scholars were they took from this verse, how we should perform the salah of fear. And escala said that even under that circumstance, Allah Allah Allah Allah is not allowing us to pray individually, which shows the importance of the congregational prayer, let alone that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he was about to punish those people who are not attending Juma prayer in the masjid, let alone
the reward that Allah Allah Allah put it for those who pray in congregation. But on the other side, my dear respected brothers and sisters, Salah in general, is a source of victory, a source of success, a source of protection from all types of diseases and so on. So, are we abandoning Jama? Are we closing our masajid in order to protect ourselves?
I am not giving a fatwa but I am saying we have to be very careful in giving a fatwa related to this I don't have the audacity to give a fatwa to close down the massage to close down this symbol Shetty and symbol which is the main Islamic Sharia symbol after La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool in fact it includes to hate this congregation of sola salah. I don't have the audacity to give any fatwa before we I came I just came in from abroad and I was discussing it with so many scholars that until now I'm not confident enough
For that this can be done. And we need to discuss it with scholars, local scholars from London or from the UK before we come up with a decision like this. The other thing, they massage it My dear respected brothers and sisters, even if, if it might,
attending congregational prayer might cause harm to some people, we can't say we can't find a way that those people should not attend, for example, the elders, those who might have this kind of fear, and and by the way, technically brothers and sisters, the scholars, when they discuss the means that lead to harm, they were differentiating between three levels,
mutawa unlikely to lead to the harm, middle 5050, that it might lead to the harm and likely to lead to the harm unlikely 5050. And likely, each one has its own ruling, we cannot abandon certain Islamic symbols because of unlikely. Yeah, this is one thing and there is a difference between between a person who is afraid of having the disease or a person who is likely or who is afraid of passing this disease to others to harm others and abandoning Gemma. So we cannot use what the scholars mentioned about the person who is afraid of passing this disease to others. And closing the gym, we can tell that those people who are maybe having those symptoms of Coronavirus or any other
similar disease, we should tell them that don't attend to their massage Yes, but to close down the massage just out of fear especially there are no legal requirements especially it was not confirmed that this kind of congregation will lead to these illnesses yesterday I came from abroad and as you know I use public transportation and I was saying that okay, how can we stop this and the result of 1000s of people using the public transportation once that is stopped then let us take the the the closer of the massage
into account. But to have this measure before other measures have been taken, I think this might be exaggerated or not have been studied well. And you know Santa in of itself is a cure brothers and sisters. It is a cure. It is Allah Allah Allah Allah legislated Salah for our success in the akhira and in the dunya Allah Allah Allah Allah says, what more Allah kabhi Salah he was stupid Allah learners, Luca these are the sila is a source of what is a source of prison provision. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he is sick and tired of something can either has ever physiology Lasala when he is
struck by something, he will jump into the Salah, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to be land used to say to be learned behavior didn't give us comfort and security and etc, by what by establishing salah. So, the the very foundation of Islam the second pillar of Islam, which is Salah and congregational salah, in particular that Allah Allah Allah commanded upon us, Allah, Allah, Allah wouldn't make this as a source of grief as a source of distress as a source of illnesses. It is very unlikely again, as I said, and I've been saying, I'm not giving fatwa I don't have the audacity at the moment to give a direction here or there. But I am saying we have to be very, very careful. The
other point I would like to say is that brothers and sisters, Masjid committees Imams show you discolors Yeah, don't take a decision.
In a way you want to prove that Islam is caring about others or Islam is caring about the life of others. Without a shadow of a doubt, Islam is caring for others, but don't be influenced by that when you take such decisions. Another point, brothers and sisters, mashallah for scholars, the art must be committees, imams, their masajid should be a source of security, not a source of panicking. When you close them on Saturday, you are making people to panic. You are causing panicking among people, so be careful
Another message I would like to say as I mentioned this, you know, we have seen those clips of some people Muslims shopping and they are stacking, you know, rice. I don't know how many bags of rice so certain individuals were stacking Subhan Allah, brothers and sisters, we should rely on Allah Allah Allah Allah. Yes. Are we going to run away from the father of Allah, Allah, don't use this hadith, in how we can tie it, tie your camel and move on. First of all, this hadith is not that very, very authentic, this is one thing, but anyway, yes, we are commanded to take precautions, but not to those precautions that show that we are afraid of other things more than we are afraid of Allah,
Allah Allah don't do this brothers and sisters, what kind of message are you sending it to non Muslims, we as Muslims should be source of establishing security, feel of sense of security among people not sense of panicking. Yeah, those people who are stalking this kind of food, it is it is enough for maybe a year Subhan Allah this is I think it is taken out of
out of proportion. Remember brothers and sisters Allah Allah Allah is testing us well and Rwanda condition a man I'll hold you while you are a one up to the minute um, why don't you want unfussy? What camera to shoot is somebody in a living in Sabah Tomasi, but don't call you in Allah, you're in LA, you're on your own, give Black Tidings to Siberia. So they're in on those calamities that might befall them. They have confidence in what Allah Allah Allah decreed for them. Hold on, you'll see banner Ilana Khattab hola hola Ana say that there is nothing that will harm us except what Allah Allah Allah decreed. And those sobbing they will say in la la, la la la on your own. We belong to
Allah de la vida and we are going to return to Allah, Allah Allah and Allah, Allah Allah says Fela to half Omaha phony, don't be afraid of them and be afraid of me. There is a difference between natural fear. Yeah, that has limits, but to take that fear to another level, as if Allah Allah Allah is not there. If you are fearful of other than Allah, Allah Allah more than what you are or how you are fearful of Allah, Allah Allah. And do you remember Allah, Allah Allah told us about in the Battle of Baghdad when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told the companions to go in order to fight the enemies? They said some wounds are some people say to some believers don't go yes. And Larry Anna
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