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A Muslim Guide to Survive & Cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Based on the Quran, Hadith and the WHO
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salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato My dear brothers and sisters we start off by praying We ask Allah for ease, we ask him for relief, we ask him for healing, we ask him to open doors of goodness for all of us. I mean, it is true that we're living in very turbulent and chaotic times 2020 has been turbulent has been chaotic, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel inshallah, let us not lose hope in Allah does not lose hope in his mercy Let us place our trust in Him and hope for the best. Given that we are in turbulent and chaotic times, we thought it prudent to put out this video detailing 12 important very important tips slash guidelines to help us cope and deal with
COVID-19. Now these tips slash guidelines are based on the teachings of the Quran, the son of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and guidelines put forth by wh O.
So without further delay, I'd like to delve straight into the content. Tip number one, stay at home guideline number one, stay at home, do not travel unless there is an absolute necessity and that to only do so with the permission of your authorities. The teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam clearly outlined clearly state that one should not travel from or to a place where a contagious disease is spreading, or has broken out. Now, since the virus has spread all over the world, stay at home and protect yourself and your loved ones. But your brothers and sisters remember, it's just not only about us, we need to think about others. The elderly from amongst us,
and those with weak immune systems or complicated medical histories are most susceptible in this regard, and we need to look out for them. Likewise, staying at home was really helped the medical staff and others on the frontlines battling COVID-19. I'd like to take this as an opportunity to thank every single individual out there on the frontlines risking their lives on a daily basis. I'd like to thank the doctors, the nurses, the the forces, the health officials, the health workers, the government's the authorities, the delivery workers, were delivering food and essential items to us. We thank all of them, it's important to you know, render gratitude and thank them because they're
risking their lives daily for us to mitigate the spread of the virus to help make things easy for us. So we need to thank them My dear brothers and sisters, we need to thank them from the bottom of our hearts and we need to sincerely pray for them that Allah protects them and that Allah blesses them. So we thank them and we pray for them. Moving on tip number two, social distancing, maintain at least one meter, in other words, around three feet of a distance between yourself and others. Now based on certain narrations of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now the authenticity might be debated in regards to these narrations. But we read the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam endorsed
social distancing from lepers during his time due to the contagious nature of leprosy. The same logic applies to a contagious disease, like covid 19. Moving on tip number three, and this is an important one, I do it often and I remind people a lot in regards to this even before the pandemic, wash your hands, hand washing remains the number one tip for preventing the spread of Corona virus covid 19 as medical resources, it's common sense and it works. However, it must be done properly and with soap and water. When soap and water are not available. The next best option is to use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Now I know the minute I mentioned alcohol based questions could arise
so you might be thinking please explain chef. Now according to the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it is forbidden to consume alcohol or alcoholic beverages. It is haram it is forbidden to even consume a small amount of alcohol even a small amount. However, scholars have differed on the Natasa aspect or the physical impurity of alcohol. Some of them consider it nudges. In other words, physically impure, meaning that if it touches the body and the clothes then it must be washed. But there are others a great deal of others who do not consider it nudges who do not consider it physically impure. There are many scholars who have allowed the use of
rubbing alcohol and the use of perfume.
that contain alcohol and I personally sympathize with the scholars that love it that permitted. Now coming back to hand washing, please bear in mind that proper hand washing cannot be emphasized enough, it not only reduces the spread of covid 19 It can also prevent the spread of other viral illnesses such as colds and the flu as well. Moving on Tip number four, avoid touching your face, your eyes, your nose and mouth excessively and unnecessarily. Research suggests that you may touch your face somewhere around 16 to 23 times an hour. Now, to be more specific, you should avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth with unwashed hands. You see this face off recommendation is
extremely important because respiratory viruses such as the new Coronavirus and flu viruses, as well as a number of other nasty microbes can make them aware can make their way into you by first sticking to your hands and then being rubbed into your eyes, your nose or your mouth.
You see, our hands can get pretty dirty when we don't wash them frequently and thoroughly. That's because our hands are touching all kinds of things throughout the day, from doorknobs to tables to other people's hands and when you touch other people's hands, you are intern touching what ever they happen to touch. So therefore, think about that the next time you see someone picking up their nose or their ears, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Moving on tip number five, sneeze responsibly. cover your mouth and your nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze and then dispose the soiled tissues responsibility. Now let's talk about sneezing. sneezing is
indeed a huge blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala and we praise him for it each and every time following the Sunnah of our father Adam alayhis salaam Salaam. A sneeze is a semi autonomous convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and the mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. So the function of sneezing is to expel mucus containing foreign particles or irritants and to cleanse the nasal cavity.
Now it is a Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam to say, either Alhamdulillah All praises be unto Allah or al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises be unto the Lord of all words each time you sneeze, and if someone hears you it is obligatory upon them to reply your hammer como la may Allah have mercy upon you, they are obligated to do so for three times as in for three consecutive sneezes if someone were to sneeze, say at hamdulillah then you say a hammock Allah that individual sneezes says that hamdulillah again, you say a hammock coladas individual sneezes a third time and says that hamdulillah you say your hammock Allah. But let's say the individual goes on to sneeze a
fourth time and say Alhamdulillah now it is clear that this individual is sick, and that this individual is going to be constantly sneezing. So thereafter, you should make Doral for that individual. When that individual says Alhamdulillah you would say something like shefa como la or alpha comala or you could even say in English May you be cured or May Allah subhanho wa Taala cure you blind to speedy recovery. Now it is also from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for the one who sneezes to reply to the person who said your hammer como la with the statement yeah de kumala while you slept by Lacan, or el Faro, Lahu Lana, welcome. Now, having mentioned all of this,
it's important to understand the mechanism sneezing. sneezing is a mechanism that your body uses to clear the nose. So you see even foreign matters such as dirt, pollen, smoke or dust enters the nostrils, the nose may become irritated or tickled. When this happens, your body does what it needs to do to clear the nose it causes a sneeze and a sneeze is one of your body's first defenses against against bacteria that is invading or bugs, you know a foreign particle basically. Now, research suggests that this is where it gets interesting. And this is how it's connected to this particular tip. Research suggests that an average sneeze or cough can send around 100,000 contagious germs into
the air at speeds up to 100 miles per hour long.
Therefore, it is essential not to soil surfaces and the air in public gatherings. And thus, from this we understand that one should not sneeze into one's hands intentionally. If it happens then you must immediately and thoroughly wash your hands. To avoid this the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to sneeze into his yet the in the Arabic language, which is translated as his arm or the clothes that he was wearing. See, because during that time, my dear brothers and sisters, they never had the luxury of tissues and handkerchiefs. So any Hadith that suggests to the prophets that along Islam used to sneeze into his two hands cup to His face is considered
either weak by the scholars or not to be practiced, due to the fact that we have more authentic ahaadeeth that clearly indicate the profits that allowed Wiley when he was selling used just one year, one hand or arm, and the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam never used his right hand for anything of a dirty or lowly nature. Now we see that even when you go to the toilet, when you after relieving yourself, you're supposed to cleanse yourself with your left hand and your right hand. So anything of that nature, the prophets, Elijah, Islam will always use his left hand. So a study of all of the Hadith indicates that it was never the hand the slash palm that was used by the
prophets that allow it but it was a number rather the full arm and inner elbow area to sneeze and cough into which is also called the yet the narration of Imam Achmed Rahim Allah which does the prophets lie Selim used to raise his hand to his forehead proves that the Prophet would actually sneeze into his his arm or sleep because he raised his hand to his forehead, the hand as in the palm itself would not become soil. Moving on. Tip number six follow the law of the land. As responsible Muslims, it is upon us to follow the law of the country we are living in as long as it does not force you to indulge in sin. It is upon us to cooperate with the authorities and our local scholars
and help them in the fight against this virus against this pandemic. If lockdowns and curfews are in place, do not congregate for prayers do not congregate for Juma or tarawih in Ramadan, and remember my dear brothers and sisters, Islam teaches us to be moderate and balanced in all aspects of life, whether it is religion, worship, relationships, ideas, or daily activities. This principle of moderation is one of the defining characteristics of
of a good following of Islam are makers of hanham with Allah He says in the noble work at danika, john Kuhn,
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lies, he says, thus, we are made you a justly balanced community that you will be witness over the people and the messenger will be a witness over you. The eyes and social Baccarat, which is the second chapter is number 143. So many brothers and sisters moderation is the center point between two extremes.
Every one of our virtues sits at the moderate center of two vices that stray from it. Our goal should be to find that center point and always return back to it when we move away from it. You see, according to the Hadith, in the book of Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rebukes those who went to extremes in their fate. We have we have a hadith where we have certain individuals, one of them said, for me, I should offer prayer all night long. Another one said, I shall observe fasting perpetually, and I'm never going to break my fasting. So this hadith talks about three individuals. Another one said I should abstain from women and I will never marry
the professor alone while every Muslim then comes to them. And he asks them, are you the people who said such things? And then he goes on to now clarify so hon Allah He says, I swear by a lot that I fear a lot.
More than you do, and I am most obedient and beautiful amongst you all unto Allah. But still, I observe fasting sometimes and I break it. At other times, I perform optional prayer at night sometimes and I sleep at night sometimes, I also marry and then he stood alone while he was a mentor to say so whoever turns away from my sooner, in other words, from my way is not from me, media brothers and sisters in Islam, the same Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was patient and understanding with the man who admitted to committing Zina, the same prophet who was patient and understanding in regards to the man who admitted to drinking alcohol, the same prophet who was
patient and understanding in regards to the man who enters his mustard and urinates in his mustard defiles the mustard the Prophet was patient and understanding, this prophet becomes upset and rebukes these three individuals, although all the day wanted to do was only to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. So one begins to wonder why it is because of how much of harm they could cause to themselves on the long run, if they did what they had promised. Then imagine many brothers and sisters how much more careful we should be, to avoid putting ourselves our families and the society at large at risk and in harm's way in the name of practicing Islam. Moving on, tip number seven, be
in constant Dora for yourself, your family and mankind at large. Along with your personalized dough has ensured that you read your morning and evening as car and other door is taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa and he was selling. For example, we have this door where the prophets that along while he was selling he tells us to read a lot man in the hour the bigger in Al barassi while junoon he will do the army woman say he is a scam, where you say Oh Allah,
I seek refuge in You. I seek your protection from leprosy from madness, from contagious diseases contagious and evil. Diseases look at this powerful do and how how relevant it is
for the landscape that you You and I are in for the times that we are in so the test, the test adhere to this teaching of the prophets that allow it where it will send them and it has tried to read this, as well as other dials taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like to be Kelly Mattila hidin muddiman shed Rima haluk Bismillah Isla de la yo do Ramana Maharshi autobiography sama Eva was Samuel Aleem, then sort of to the class the Mojave the Danes who prefer the hospital belcarra ayatul kursi ikusi. Let us read all these do as taught to us these ayat and do as taught to us by the prophets at along Wiley where we sell them to protect us many brothers and
sisters from harm and evil from all shapes and forms of evil. Moving on the next guideline, the next action item the next step, feed the needy and look after your neighbors, the people around you. It is our Islamic duty to look after those who need our help in whatever ways we can to the best of our capacities. It is a responsibility upon our shoulders. Tip number nine, be productive. You see you've got all the time that you would want with us panela all the time that you need. So therefore spend this time wisely. Spend your time productively during lockdown as the month of Ramadan approaches the month of the Quran at dedicate time, where you would spend that time with the words
of your maker subhanho Adana, increased recitation of the Quran, the study of the Quran, read read beneficial books, watch beneficial content, spend quality time with your family.
Keep tabs called check up and keep tabs on your relatives your friends, and yeah, binge watch all you want binge watch beneficial content, binge watch beneficial videos online and avoid wasting your time with your brothers and sisters because we're going to be questioned about the time that has been given to us. So let us avoid wasting our time. It has come out of the lockdown. It has come out of you know quarantine and the curfew that the curfews that are in place, much more productive, much more skilled and talented after having learned things and after having you know, educated ourselves during this period of time. Do not get into the traps of Shere Khan where you procrastinate and come
out and even better
person may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us I mean, moving on Tip Number 10 self quarantine and seek medical help if required. But the brothers and sisters self isolate immediately if you develop symptoms related to COVID-19, such as a fever, cough or difficulty in breathing and seek medical attention immediately, your health ministries your health authorities would have put forth directions and guidelines. There may be hotlines, there may be hospitals that you'd have to get in touch with. Follow the directions of your local health authorities. And from a DNA from an Islamic perspective, the sooner is to tie your camel and place your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala
therefore seek the medical help necessary the medical help that is out there and place your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Almighty. Tip number 11 focus on the rewards based on the prophetic teachings a believer is rewarded for any form of pain Intuit of our work but how beautiful the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No believer is pricked by a torn or more but that allow will raise him one degree in status or era is a sin. Look at how magnanimous and generous of a lord is Subhana Allah and this hadith is recorded in the book of Imam Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim rahima Humala in the worst case scenario, debt from a pandemic the likes of COVID-19 will be
considered as martyrdom inshallah, Dan and this is based on the Hadith where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, there are seven martyrs besides the one who is killed in the way of a lot. And he said a lot while he was elected, not to mention that the victim of a plague is a martyr, the one who drowns is a martyr. The one who dies of chest pain is a martyr. The one who dies of a stomach related sickness is a martyr, the one who burns to death is a martyr, the one who is crushed under something is a martyr, and the pregnant woman who dies during labor when giving birth is a martyr. And this particular Hadith is recorded in the book of Imam Abu Dawood
Rahim Allah so as you can see, through this hadith whether COVID-19 is regarded as a plague or not, there are two other factors in the Hadith The one who dies due to chest pain, or the one who dies due to a stomach related sickness or sickness from within is considered a martyr. So those who have passed away because of the pandemic, we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala raises them the high ranks of the Shahada. I mean, so the final tip for this video tip number 12 do not panic or lose your calm
no harm can come to you except with a loss permission. trust him like I started off the video, trust him and rely on him. Remember what is supposed to afflict you will never miss you and what is supposed to miss you will never afflict you. This is kind of what I started off the video with place your trust in Allah, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And based on the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam we're supposed to tie our camels and then place our cross and Allah Subhana Allah. In other words, take hold of all of the resources. Listen to what your authorities are saying. Listen to the guidelines being put forth adhere to these guidelines and
insha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring about normalcy we pray unto him subhanho wa Taala as we conclude this video, we pray that Allah brings about normalcy. We pray that Allah forgives us of our sins. We pray that he forgives us of our shortcomings. And just as how he united us across this video, we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala unites each and every one of us in the beautiful gardens of Jenna. I mean, I mean, the Hawaii and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen just a coma Hydra.