Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Can I use alcohol based sanitizers?
Do they affect my Wudhu and Salah?
can I pray with a mask on?
Can I wipe of my mask during Wudhu?
Can I wear a mask during Umrah?
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam we almost panaway to Allah protect us all I mean we are living through trying times we are witnessing unprecedented events events related to the related to Amara related to entire physical schools being on shutdown related to you know, planes that are empty airports that are empty when just recently you know we found those same airlines overbooked and and airports busy with the hustle and bustle of people traveling from one place, to the other events, Pamela, that if Allah preserves us in his obedience, we will tell our grandchildren about brothers and sisters in Islam, you know, from an Islamic
perspective and as Muslims on a journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala as people who always recognize that this life is a trial, it's a test and Subhanallah you know, it's temporary, Everything about it is temporary. We must use these moments to reflect and go back to the Quran and go back to the sun and look at what the Quran and the Sunnah tells us about plagues and and widespread, you know, infectious diseases and so on and so forth and use it as as moments to better ourselves to recalibrate the important elements in our journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we look in the Quran, when we look in the sooner we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that these infectious
diseases and the corruption that occurs on earth is due to our own actions, right, they are results of the fruits that we have reaped because of the seeds that we have planted and, and that's how life is, you know, to every action, there is a reaction and it's foolishness to do the same thing and expect different results. So we have to use these moments to reflect on ourselves reflect of our journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala do we live our lives upon the do's or do we live it upon the don'ts is Allah subhanho wa Taala pleased with us or not? How are we with Riba? interest pan Allah? You know, a practice that through it we declare war with Allah subhanho wa Taala and is Rasool
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and who can win in a war with Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how are we with with Xena and adultery and, and forbidden interactions between males and females? Are we open the sooner with regards to these things? Are we always making excuses to to justify displeasing Allah subhanho wa Taala? How How is our speech and character with each other? How are we in terms of maintaining the bonds of kinship? are we fighting within families and are we catalyst for for the breakage that we find you know, in terms of the bonds between family members, and so on and so forth. So we need to use these moments, brothers and sisters in Islam and,
and and understand, you know, where you know where we are, in terms of our journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, you know, all these harms that we see, this corruption is a result of our actions. And if we don't change them, the results won't change and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that, you know, these infectious diseases that spread the spread as a trial for the many times of, of the believers, the Muslim brothers and sisters in Islam and the prophets of Allah, Allah, he was sending me with a message to mankind Subhan Allah, and, you know, he, he taught us that we should be patient through it and he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that there's no person who lives in a place where, you know, this infection, infectious calamity exists and they remain in that place, putting their trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and being patient and if they are afflicted by it and they pass away because of it, they will pass away as a Shaheed they will pass away as a martyr, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he's saying be patient with it, because from the teachings of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam is that when a place is infected with an infectious disease and the people living in a place shouldn't leave that place, and other people should not travel to that place because prevention of a harm takes
precedence over the attainment of a benefit, prevention of harm takes precedence over the attainment of a benefit. This is a Judas prudence principle in Islamic law. So there might be a benefit in traveling or a benefit in leaving but if the harm of you doing so is greater than the benefit that you aim to achieve then that benefit is something that the cheriya doesn't look at the Sherry or looks only at preventing the harm so the Sherry as a stay in a place and be patient and if you are inflicted by then Allah will raise your ranks by causing you to pass away as as a Shaheed also brothers and sisters, in terms of our Islamic teachings with regards to these infectious diseases,
then, we should know and know well and never forget that nothing happens except by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that nothing has power in and of itself to to spread and effect and infect and so on and so forth. Everything happens with the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means that we should put our trust in Allah subhana wa Taala and make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek assistance from Allah subhanho wa
And it's very, very important that we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala in these trying times and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for protection and for a cure and for las panatela to ease the difficulties of those afflicted and affected and to shower upon them cure and if they're not from the from from the Muslims then to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to show upon them also Eman and Islam and Aqa it's important brothers and sisters that we recognize and, and and reconfirm that to heed our belief in the wonders of Allah subhanho wa Taala by remembering that Hola, La quwata illa Billah there's no power there's no mind except with a loss of Hannah who were to add everything happens because of the
will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and with this point brothers and sisters in Islam, it brings me to another point and that is the point of us putting our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala not in the means, I know we need to wash our hands and you know with the different instructions that are going out in terms of keeping surfaces clean and wearing masks and so on, and so forth. And and all this is important that we must take the means because from the completeness of putting our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala is taking the means right, we must tie the camel and put our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala don't expect the camel to stay by not tying it and say I'll just put my trust in
Allah, or expect the rice to cook on the stove by just leaving an empty pot on the stove. No, you have to put the rice you have to put the water you have to switch on the fire and so on and so forth. So we must take the means. So we must follow these instructions. But what we shouldn't do is put our trust entirely in the means that because I I watched you know the soap that I'm using to wash my hands or the sanitizer that I'm using to wash my hands this sanitizer or this soap is going to save me from being afflicted. And so and and the same applies with any other precautionary measure that we take. We lock our house but we understand that locking vows cannot benefit us in any
way except if Allah Subhana Allah allows you to benefit us. So in the same way we take the precautionary measures. But we don't claim that, you know, these precautionary measures will help us in and of themselves, we always remember that they will only help us if Allah subhanho wa Taala will so we have a chance here to reconfirm our tauheed brothers and sisters in Islam. We've heard a lot of the instructions from the United Nations regarding the physical factors that are the physical practices that you and I can do to help ourselves and help those around us but also from an Islamic perspective. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us you know to save ourselves from harm,
or taught us
key tips to save ourselves from harm and and from them is praying for Latin fudger for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever prays to God, He will be you know under the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala from the important practices found in the sadhana is for us to maintain our morning and evening as the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala why because in the morning and evening of come, our daughters and supplications dedicated towards protection and attaining protection from all diseases, physical harm,
and all types of difficulties and enhance we find this in the morning and evening as current if you download an app on your phone known as hisle Muslim, the fortress of a believer, it has the morning and evening of care for you to benefit from and it's in the English language of hamdulillah and other languages as well. And also the other area and supplications that you can you know benefit from and memorize to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala during other activities also brothers and sisters from you know, the precautionary measures that we can take along with we said thanks a lot and Frederick and also during the morning and evening of course is to look after the earth car after
every Salah right to be diligent with our Salah, and after every Salah there's a cow there's applications that we will recite and we will find this in his Muslim as well May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding.
There's also a dua, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us and we find this in the books of Hadith Mr. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seeks refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from leprosy and badness and degenerative diseases and all evil sicknesses and no doubt the corona falls within the category of evil sicknesses. So we should memorize this as well and keep on making this dua. Brothers and sisters in Islam last but not least, there's many questions that have been asked with regards to certain practices because of the Coronavirus such as using sanitizers that have alcohol in them such as using face masks and praying Salah or doing Amara
for example. So in answer to these questions, and especially given that many people are asking, this is a better way to answer inshallah.
Firstly, with that,
Regards to using hand sanitizers with alcohol in them, the alcohol in the hand sanitizer are denatured. And by the nature,
I mean that it's not alcohol that can be consumed it's we find ice isopropanol and,
or rubbing alcohol used in these lotions and sanitizers and soaps and so on and so forth, this form of alcohol cannot be consumed, it cannot be consumed, so they fall under. In fact, if you do consume it, you will die. So it falls under the category of, of poisonous substances. And as a result, one can use these substances for the sake of cleaning because it's proven that they do
eradicate germs and harmful bacteria and so on and so forth. So you can use them and it doesn't affect your Hulu or your Sunnah in any way.
However, some scholars have said that it's better to find alternatives to the alcohol based sanitizers. So if you can find alternative,
you know, you know, alternative side sanitizers that are affordable and available, then no doubt, you know, using that which all the scholars agree to, without any concern is better. But if you can't, or if it's too expensive, then as I said, you can use the alcohol based ones, and it doesn't affect your Hulu or your Salah in a negative way, with regards to the masks, brothers and sisters, Islam wearing the mask and praying Salah, then, you know, by default, you shouldn't have a mask on when you pray Salah because by default, also your nose should actually touch the ground, the physical nose should touch the ground along with your your forehead. And also if you're leading the
prayer, then you know the words of the Imam need to be audible and wearing a mask
you know the recitation being audible however, the scholars do have concessions at times of need. And we are in a time of needs, if a person receives information from the local doctor that they should be wearing the mask and that the mask indeed helps. And the doctors agree on this, then yes, you can pray Salah wearing the mask, just make sure that if you are reciting, and you are being the environment, that you are Audible, that your words are clear, this is a concession because of the circumstance and situation once the circumstance and situation changes, then the mask can the mask shouldn't be used. When a person prays kind of person wipe over the mask wants to make will do no
they cannot wipe over the mask once they make will do they must take off the mask wash their face, and then they can refit the mask properly. And as just as a connected point I was speaking to a medical professional earlier today. And he is of the view that not all masks assist is a specific type of mask. I think it's called the free play mask. But in any case, you should speak to your local health professionals and get proper advice on this so that you know if you are going to use the mask at least you use it in a way that is beneficial and not harmful. Can you do ombre with a mask given that in your home? You shouldn't cover the face? Yes, you can. Again, this is a
concession that Islam permitted you to circumstances situation. If the circumstances situation is normal, then No, you shouldn't wear the mask. However, if you know doctors advising it because there's a breakout of the flu or in this case, with the virus in the events that Amara is opened and
the cover becomes
available again to receive a guest from around the world. And the doctors say that, you know, doctor should be performed with a must and this wouldn't entail any problem as well. Finally, brothers and sisters in Islam, we spoke about making dua. So please do that. And I advise wanting to stay away from
from rumors and sharing rumors and spreading rumors and causing unnecessary panic. Okay. I believe it doesn't harm another believer with their words or with their actions. And if we don't, if we don't, you know, people receive the news in different ways. So we shouldn't act in a way that that causes them to become hurt or causes them to become scared. And it's from the nature of a believer to speak to people on their level in a way that they understand in a way that that you know, doesn't make them become afraid to the extent that they become de capacitated or they they start becoming weaker in terms of their own worldly progress and spiritual progress and the progress of the
hereafter and so on and so forth. So stay away from rumors, check all information related virus with you know the the authentic established centers and get the proper information. I know we live in a day and age of media, everyone has platforms on their Facebook pages on their social media pages, Facebook, Twitter and so on and so forth. But you know, Subhan Allah
If you choose to be a media broadcaster, that's your choosing, nobody is forced to so save yourself from having to answer to Allah subhanho wa Taala for actions that you don't have to do on the day of gamma because everything we do and everything we say of us our question about it, brothers and sisters remember when you're driving and remember the oma Allah Allah He was held in your door. And if you do have other questions you can you can continue continue sending them via my social media pages on my email address or via my website www dot Sajid arrma.com. That's SAJ id UMA r.com I love you for the sake of Allah. May Allah protect us or protect our parents, protect our children,
protect our spouses, protect our loved ones protect them hundreds of a level and he was selling them from this evil disease in Nova subhanho wa Taala lifted this disease off the globe sooner rather than later. I mean, you're a brand I mean, Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh