COVID-19 What to Do In A Lockdown

Sulaiman Moola


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Bismillah he was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were bad. We continue with our lessons on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. And today we focus on self isolation and quarantine. So we all are aware that the lockdown has started in many parts of the world, and pretty much the world is in in isolation in quarantine. And this brings to the fore the discussion of an Islamic perspective of staying indoors. So the world today is very outdoor activity people are out on the run their social activities and that's how the world is. But you will be surprised to know how much teachings Islam conveys with regards to impressing upon us to stay indoors and to limit our

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exit to absolute necessity. So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once asked by Europa Ebner ammirati Allahu anhu, men Naja to Yasuda Allah or messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what is the formula to salvation and different companions of the granuloma had posed this question to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but on a particular occasion or to buy a hammer or the alarm on who asked the messenger sallallahu wasallam manager to you know, what is the formula and the recipe for salvation, and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said three things. Emily Kalika Lee sanuk take care of your tongue. Control your speech harness your speech, many Gao words, when Leah's sat

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like a baby duck only asaka baby tooth, and let your house accommodate you let your house be spacious enough to keep you in. So in that is a strong message that try and stay indoors when Leah soccabet you took, in fact in the duar that we reside while performing ablution Allahu mouthfilling let them be our law pardon my sense, what was Sara Lee daddy and make my house and my home spacious for me make it spacious for me. Some interpret house home accommodation as the grave and others have referred to it as as the worldly abode in which we stayed. And I must mention here that while the world goes into panic, fear, anxiety, and some enjoy a more opulent home than others, some enjoy

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more amenities than others. Some for some people, their homes are no less than a resort. And for others, it's a simple basic average accommodation. Again, there's a verse of the Quran and that's the point I'm trying to impress in these series of the lessons that we take from COVID-19 Coronavirus is that you will always find you know direction and a cue and an inspiration from the new source from the text of Quran and Sunnah. So in the 14 Jews in Surah, two nahal the chapter on the B and another name for this chapter is neon the chapter on boundaries because Allah enumerates his many favors upon his creation who will lead the jar Allah Allah comin boo taken second that

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Allah has created for you in your homes, a sense of comfort, accommodation and a dwelling. And under this I in order to be a llama or to be Rahim Allah gives the basic definition of a home with Johanna Lycoming julu ami Buta and then Allah goes on to say that is created home for you from the height of animals as well. The study fauna yamaga and eco matamata calm which is light to dismantle the day you travel and easy to erect the day you can bomb in a swampy ha ha ha 1111 and from the skin and the floor and the world of animals you benefit. So Allah Rahim Allah writes under this ayah gula melaka for Abaddon laka for who was up foon wakulla Tanaka for who Alden workqueue wakulla mas SATA

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Raka MinJae, heretical Aruba, Hua Ji Darren, for either for either one tava met for who ob La ilaha illa Allah what's the definition of an accommodation under this ayah anything that shelters you from above you is pretty much a roof. And anything that keeps you on top is the earth keeps you up keeps you you know, covered from beneath you. And anything that veils or conceals you from four angles from four sides is a wall and a blockage and a barrier. And the combination of the roof the walls and the ground beneath you for who will be doing is a basic accommodation. So rocket I have never met with your loved one who asked the Prophet sallallahu wasallam the salvation or the formula

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of salvation. He sallallahu wasallam said unlike I legally Asana God, your tongue right and we can emphasize that and we have spoken about this year but the focus is now on quarantine, self isolation, and making it meaningful like someone said, convert your quarantine into Quran time. convert your quarantine into Quran time, we say to the kids convert your holidays into holy days, make it meaningful, make it meaningful. So when the asaka baby took make your lecture home be spacious what gala hottie it and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that cry and lament over your sins, cry and lament over your sins. Yet again, there's an amazing reflection and lesson

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that many scholars have deduced in contemporary times given this COVID-19 and the beauty and the universal nature of the Quran. So in the 27th chapter of the Quran in the 19 Jews, the chapter on animal animal which is the end and Allah speaks about the colony of ends, etc. In that Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the tail and the narrative of a particular end, that when this end observed or this end perceived the fear Lama has set in amla to Bill hopper Lama has set in Nebula to Bill hopper. So yeah, this end was walking along, and the entourage and the cavalcade and the army of Solomon alayhis salam was coming. Now obviously today man and his Salam had this amazing

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huge army, comprising of both humans and dinar, etc. So Allah speaks about the observation and the advice and the counsel of this insignificant, apparently insignificant creature to the fellow ends. carletti I don't call it a yohanna moloto Holloman Sakina comme la prima nakum Suleiman what you know to whom la rhune Susana Monterey Salam is coming. And then the one end says to the colony of ends to fellow ends, or the Hello my Sakina gone, and your homes and do your holes, layer women Nakamura mano with Juno do Let it not be that Solomon alayhis salam and his army crush you and crumble you were home law rule without them realizing. So the point of reflection in the deduction

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from this ayah

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is that when this end perceived when this end perceived fear and danger, then it advise the fellow ends to take amnesty into the house and take shelter.

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Because obviously, when should a man and his alarm would come with his mind and his army, then they would just walk over and inadvertently, they will crush the entire colony of ends. So from this also scholars tell us that it releases a gentle hint in the current context in which we are, of course the dynamics and the set of events of that ayah was different. But in the current context, the goal is strong enough for us to get back home and to stay indoors. And my focus is that the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam on a general note on a general note is that you know, when you go out you venture for need and necessity and when that's done then you return home the very famous

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Hadith which Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah has quoted in a Babu Rama and Emma Muslim Rahim Allah has quoted in Kitab Al imara, in which the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, as a federal keeper I don't mean a Sephora clip I do mean Elijah, that journey is a type of affliction Wow, look at the words of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam journey is a type of an affliction. And then he sallallahu wasallam further elucidates and expounds and elaborates Yum, narrow a haidakhan, Noma who was the AMA who was yarrabah who for either taba haidakhan na Mehta who mean what he said familia gel Illa la Akuma call. He sallallahu Sallam says that travel is a type of

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affliction and I say every Hadith of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam is unique and is a testimony to His Prophet would. But this one in particular amongst the entire compilation of Hadith, that as much as travel has evolved and advanced and we travel in the lap of luxury. You fly in a first class ticket and you you have this entire mobile lounge with you with all amenities at your disposal, but none can default none can deny it remains a type of challenge and affliction nothing whatever happens Allah ism says beyond that young narrow a Hydra Golem Noma who will Dharma who was Shara who deny

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As you your regular sleep, it denies you your common eating pattern and it denies you your same drinks that you would ever actually have back home back in the old days of course, travel was much more challenging, cumbersome, difficult, etc. Today it has been, you know, fairly reduced in terms of ease luxury and comfort, but it still remains a type of affliction. Now, what does the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for evanka haidakhan na Mehta who for either GABA haidakhan na Mehta hoomin yg. When you have concluded the purpose of your your travel, When you've completed the mission when you're done with your task and you have accomplished your goal, failure and gelila la,

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then Hayes and back to your family hastened back to your family. So this is strong call in the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam imploring us urging us to stay within our structures at home. Is it not ironical? Is it not ironical? That when humans are told to go to work, then we look for every excuse to stay at home? The weather is so dull, it's a perfect day to slip under the dubay. It's lovely weather for coffee and popcorn. It's just awesome to stay at home. I'm just wondering if there's an excuse to legitimize me performing my prayer at home. You know why? It's not safe out there. And there's so many other factors that could be hazardous to my health,

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etc. And now we've been told to stay indoors. And now we've been told to stay indoors. And now we look for every excuse to exit from our homes. Imam Shafi Rahim, Allah the Great Judas and the great scholar, he said, it's so amazingly, he said, too bad enough sin to buy it's a long poem woman dhania in Nita into her will see Elena as boo, boo ha, and who has been exposed to this dunya I had the opportunity to be exposed to both spectrums of this world. I've seen its sweetness and I seen its bitterness. I seen its goodness and I seen its unpleasantness. Well my donia for in need to her was Sita Elena bajawa Du Bois, these words are very amazing. But anyway, the stanza that we want to

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focus on the point of staying indoors, he concludes that the bones of his by saying for too badly enough sin for too bad enough sin only arada raha masala cotton Ababa be more hon hija? Boo ha, wow. Fortunate indeed is the one to give the exact translation to bad enough sin. Fortunate blessing, indeed is that sold? Only at Mara Daria so owner or you know, ILA who's been blessed with the pleasure of staying indoors like he loves staying indoors is so fortunate. mulata Tell me more when he jhabua his doors are bolted and he's dropped his veil. And he's found a place of isolation in his house to read to engage in reflection. So you when you look at the buyers, then they used to have

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this morozova merata is to sit and meditate, they would meditate over death, right? There are books written on this year. So this allows us a perfect opportunity. And that takes me into a little advanced level into the discussion that in principle Islam encourages us to stay indoors. And now circumstantially, we find ourselves compelled to stay indoors. So what are some of the things we can do while we are indoors? What are some of the things we can do to start off? The month of Siobhan and the narration is of our era the Allah Anna Emma Muslim Rahim Allah has coated it, Shadow the Allahu Allah says Ghana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he assume the messenger sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam used to fast the most in any month was the month of Shabbat. Besides Ramadan, he would fast for extended period of time in the month of Shabbat. We are in the blessed month of Siobhan. It's a springboard to the month of Ramadan. Rarely do we have the opportunity to revive this practice because we have so many engagements commitments in the month preceding Ramadan. But now by circumstances we find ourselves in isolation we find ourselves in isolation and we find ourselves quarantine. How ideal isn't the moment to exploit it, capitalize on it, tap onto it. And and use this time in in, in observing first. The Truth be told, like someone said adonia kulu ha

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adonia konoha suyama Lima 13 adonia Koolhaas Liam only 13 were more of a Mona Harris Liam but at the hub worried to fit through him today.

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Qatar around the world in its entirety is a type of a fast forward believer. And the greatest chunk of this day has lapsed, and the real supreme iftaar will be the day when we meet our Lord. So more ibid to sadati, wherever that was, that is very bad dirty, that the observing of a fast is the action of great people. And the action of great people is the greatest of all actions. So that is one practice that we strongly encourage people to do in these days of lockdown and shutdown, that it has coincided with the month of shabaan, in which our Habib sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would intensify and increase and exert himself in the anticipation of Ramadan. And many scholars have

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mentioned that the fasting of Ramadan, the fasting of Shabbat, before Ramadan, is like the performance of the Rwanda prior to the forest. So you have the sun and prayer, which is kind of a lead up to the obligatory prayer. So the messenger sallallahu wasallam, would fast in Shabbat as the preparation into Ramadan. Again, it's an ideal opportunity to transform our houses into homes. Yes, we have the most beautiful of home houses, architecture, landscape, you know, all these amenities, but are they really homes? Well, a home is where there's warmness and muhabba with his understanding, and and I just want to share two quick reflections. One is the messenger sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam has the Hadith is in Buddhahood, and in other books of Hadith, where he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that Allah home run, not Allah home run, or the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Rahim Allah whom run Rahim Allah home run, may Allah have mercy on that men and women duration. May Allah have mercy on that woman, he or she who gets up who rises by night to offer vigil, nocturnal prayer, karma. He stands up. The Wada performs ablution the West sect uses the miswak and then he comes to his spouse, he comes to his spouse, he nudges her, or she nudges him, Listen, my love. Listen, my darling, Listen, my beloved.

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You know what? Get up. So he looks at the ocean looks at him like, wow, this is 1am it's 2am. What are you up to? And he says, Come let us converse with what Allah let us engage in prayer. Well, Athena be tone Anurag beam. So Jaden Wakayama, those who spent the night in nocturnal prayer in prostration, and bowing before the Almighty, so he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has prayed for the husband who revives his wife for the wife who awakens a husband, of course, with mutual understanding. And this is optional. It's not called obligatory and compulsory, but he sallallahu wasallam has made a may Allah have mercy on them. And it is by us implementing these practices, that

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our house will be converted into a home. And again, on that same note, again, on that same note, for many of us, this practice, which I'm going to be sharing now, is something we did in the early years of our life, and I will tell you why it's unique in two regards, and that is to put a morsel of food in your spouse's mouth, in an affectionate way had to look to the extent that the muscle that Gylfi Filmora I take that you place in the mouth of your wife, so he sallallahu Sallam said, this is an act of charity. So why are we sitting at home we're not in a rush. Nobody's dashing out. Nobody has external engagements. Everybody's indoor. I always say say show your children your love and not your

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last. So your last you keep it for the bedroom, your love you show your children, the best thing you can do for your children is love their mother. And the best thing my sister you can do for your children is love their father. So while we are indoors and the Hadith encourages us to be indoors, as I've quoted few different narrations and quotations of the Center for Sunday, and let's make a concerted effort. If we will be engaging in in this action of of you know, love and affection. Then apart from this transmitting warmness and goodness and kindness. Remember, it's an act of charity, it is an act of charity, and charity is what we are to increase now at this time, because charity is

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something that will extinguish the Wrath of Allah and will attack the mercy of Allah and by us engaging in fasting, then of course, a song and observance of song world will bring goodness to us and to the planet at large. We ask the almighty to make it easy for the Ummah in these very, very trying times, and then we can maximize in our time of quarantine and isolation. A believer is never bored. A believer is never monotonous wherever he is, he has something to do and he can make his time meaningful. Remember the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said during Antony dokolo ha

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Masjid Envato hora that the entire land has been made a place of worship prostration for me, in the previous nations, Riba and worship would take place in designated places. And Allah speaks about the different places of worship. When Allah de for online answer ba ba boom Ba ba ba in love with them at Saba Sawa may well be our Salah went on one masajid Youth guru he has smola he kathira and also speaks about in the 11 days in Surah. Yunus because of the tyranny of Pharaoh when the bunny is ill could not exit from their homes. They were told what you are no boo to contribute, and we're a famous Salah that convert your homes into Qibla and establish prayer. So for us find a place in your

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house and then tie your place then Thailand is a place of worship. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to use this time meaningful that we can bond with our family and attract His mercy. And hopefully it would alleviate this virus and this pandemic that has gripped the planet in its entirety. I mean, you're allowed me