Channel: Tariq Appleby
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was so happy as Marina said, Mr. alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato.
I recently saw a clip by an Egyptian scholar chef aboard Omar al Bashir, where he talks about certain aspects of the Sunnah, that we as Muslims have learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam practiced, and things that he taught and instructed. And now during this time of global pandemic, we one of the positive things that we can discuss and that we can focus on is what we you know, now's an opportunity to look at the sun not to
for guidance. And number two, we appreciate more deeply and in in a better way, how significant and how important the so now the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam is, if you look at the wh OHS website where they talk about preventative measures, one of them is that they say make sure you and the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then dispose of the tissue immediately. So that's the advice about how to reduce the spread of of the virus because you might, you might have it and you could pass it on to others you might show no, no symptoms you'll be asymptomatic. But if
we look at the Sunnah in Germany or tell me the, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam According to abora, the Allahu anhu when he would sneeze, he would cover his face with his hand or with his garment, meaning his throat, and he would muffle the sound with it. And a Hanafi scholar commented on this and he said, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did this, he covered his face with his throat, so that he his saliva or his his mucus would not spread to anyone around him so that he would not harm that person, he will not cause that person any harm or inconvenience. So this is what the prophets will allow it He will send them totus
14 centuries ago, this is how he showed us how we should protect the people around us and we should not cause them any harm in during this time, where that kind of etiquette and that kind of practice is going to reduce the spread of a disease where it's going to
cause less people to become infected in sha Allah, following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at this point is is even more important. The second thing that the chef mentioned in his in his video clip, was the issue of travel restriction, and an interaction not traveling from a place where there is an outbreak of of a disease or a virus. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a hadith narrated by Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah in the book of medicine Kitab.
He says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it. And if the plague breaks out in the place while you are in it, do not leave that place. So the concept of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
or the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave it clear, clear, gives us clear instructions about restricting our travel to a place that is affected by a disease or the outbreak of an epidemic or pandemic. And the fact that if we are in that place, if we are if we are in China, or in South Korea, or Iran or Italy, or any of the places that have been, or any place Subhanallah the entire globe, there are cases in almost every single country on Earth, then we should not leave we should not because we might have the virus, we will have absolutely no symptoms. And we could then pass it on to others, unknowingly and unwittingly. So we see again, a beautiful aspect of the
Sunnah, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent by Allah Subhana Horta Ellis, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was instructed and he was taught and he was guided and he was inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he statements and his actions, they carry such such wisdom and and so much so much knowledge that no it's it's, it's sad. It's all it's sad, and it's also a great opportunity. I'm not sure. For myself, personally for myself.
You know, I've yet to work through through those emotions like
But when we go through times of adversity and things are really difficult this is when we begin to appreciate the things that were right in front of us and was staring staring us right in the face, you know, on almost daily basis. So these are Wake Up Calls for us as Muslims to really look at the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The third thing that the chef mentioned, and I thought it was it was also it was funny, and it was sad, is it says that Donald Trump tweeted a few days ago, that we should, you know, designated Sunday, the 15th of March as a national day of prayer, he says, It is my great honor to declare Sunday March the 15th, as a national day of prayer,
we are a country that throughout our history has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these. So the chef mentions this is that even someone like Donald Trump
understands whether this is political, whether this is a publicity stunt, whatever it might be. But I think that globally, in every community, whether they be Muslims or not understand that during these times of
difficulty, these trying times, that we turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala that we seek His help to seek his his guidance and his protection. And we understand that only Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who disposes of the affairs of of his creation in this world that he's created, that only Allah subhanaw taala has the power to change our situation. So let's turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerely and let us seek guidance in the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed to us Kitab Allah was so naturo so Li sallallahu alayhi wa send them the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam barakallahu li como Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh