Channel: Zakir Naik
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Let us understand what is the meaning of the word lockdown.
lockdown means a situation where people are not allowed to leave or enter a particular building, or a promise or a complex or a city or an area
due to an emergency. The emergency can be if they're the bomb scare in a school zone or allowed to leave or enter the school. They can be right they can be war, but today, majority of the world more than 50% of the countries in the world they are under lockdown. And the reason is because of covid 19
coronavirus disease 19 or Coronavirus, disease 2019
and I have received hundreds and 1000s of questions on the social media especially on the Facebook. That why is Dr. Zakir Naik silent as far as the issue of Coronavirus is concerned it's more than few months. It's more than three months since the issue there. And today we see every Tom Dick and Harry everything in person is talking about Coronavirus. So why is Dr. Zakir Naik silence
and I have two reasons why a silent and I'll be breaking the silence today. Number one today the world has become a global village
and especially because of the social media. You have a lot of information
and a large portion of it which is either fake or is it false news. And we find today every second person whether Muslim or non Muslim is coming to Coronavirus and because of the fake news on the social media about Coronavirus about COVID-19 and about the fake news that has been made by different people. It's causing more harm than good. So I didn't want to add to it.
I will give you a few examples.
In the month of January 2020 the video clips by made by some people showing the Chinese being affected by the COVID-19 and they're barking like dogs. They're behaving like animals. I being a doctor I know that this is not true. Because the COVID-19 does not affect the brain. It affects the respiratory system. So these are fake videos of videos recorded during other times and attributing it to Coronavirus or COVID-19.
There is one person who's giving the treatment for Coronavirus saying you have onion and it gives the basic description in detail how should the onion be cut how you should eat it and he said within 20 minutes The Coronavirus will be killed in your complete body and you will have negative testing all these are nonsense and causing more damage than good to humanity. I'll give an example.
This is a person who's trying to be very logical and he shows on the video on the dental bottle it's mentioned that this that all it kills Coronavirus, anything fee. The manufacturing date is 2019 that means that all which was made in UK they knew in advance that Coronavirus will go to sprint 2020 they made this that all before that to kill. That means everything is planted. This is nonsense. The person is a fool. He doesn't know the basics of Coronavirus. Because Coronavirus was discovered in 1930s.
What we have today is COVID-19 it's one species of Coronavirus. So that's the reason we have to be careful. We don't have to unnecessarily pick up news from the media from the social media from the news and repeated without verifying it. And I'm shocked
I'm shocked that even many days many who are popular. Some of them have been my students. They're talking about the treatment of trauma of Coronavirus number one when they say Coronavirus it is not the same as COVID-19
COVID-19 is one type of Coronavirus which I speak later on inshallah and Biggie solution even though I'm shocked even solution about Coronavirus how to treat COVID-19 which is not the speciality
and he will speaking about Islamic expats, which is not the field. Most of us that is we are not for us. We are not wish to hit and they're giving instruction or not to do something which is further let the focus do that. Let them wish they do that or they cannot and imagine if you are wrong what will happen because our beloved portion of Sullivan said that while giving fatwa if you're qualified, if you give a right for you get double Sava if we give the wrong opinion wrong fatwa yet you get a single server
But if we're talking about medical aspects which is not your field, whether right or wrong, you are responsible for the damage caused. It is wrong because today, very few people in the world know about the details of COVID-19. Even as a medical doctor, I'm not qualified to speak on COVID-19 there are a few people like virologist like immunologist, those who are specialized in epidemics, more specialized on virus, a small section of the medical field they are qualified. So how can they just read a newspaper and repeated without verifying, even if it turns out to be right later on you'll be responsible. Similarly giving fatwa is not our scope. Let us do that. That was one of the
reason that I did not
about COVID-19 but since the people requested me 1000s of them and all the requests are talking about Coronavirus. I will speak a couple of minutes on Coronavirus to show you the difference to give information Coronavirus. People know about Coronavirus virus since decades. Let me tell you that the coronovirus has got various species. There are
about 20 species of Coronavirus and most of the species of Coronavirus. They do not affect the human beings. So, when they say Coronavirus does this damage actually, they give misinformation. Most of the Coronavirus doesn't cause damage to the human beings. There are five species that are each species which caused the problem. Five of the species cause a very minimal problem to the human beings.
There are three species which really are detrimental and caused great damage to the human beings. If you read the Coronavirus, was first discovered in animals in 1930s.
It was first discovered in chickens, which caused a respiratory
tract infection in the chickens later on in 1940s. It was found in mouse and in human beings. The first time it was found was in 1960s that was called human Coronavirus.
And the first time the word human Coronavirus came in the print media was in 1968
as I mentioned out of the 20 species out of the 20 species available of Coronavirus only eight effective human beings five
are very mild and doesn't cause a major problem with human beings. The three are detrimental. Number one is the SARS coronavirus SARS
is severe acute Respiratory Syndrome FA rs Coronavirus c ob
this mainly spread in the world and radicular pandemic in 2003. It started in 2002 in China, it mainly spent 2003 and 2005 was a 2014 was the life last that
last that it was
seen. suicides Coronavirus, merely spent 2003. It started in 2002 entering 2004. After that it wasn't seen. It was mainly a respiratory tract symptoms assumed it was declared as a pandemic by the who.
And the second one
is MERS Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus.
This Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome. It spread in 2012.
And it affected about 2424 people in the world. And about 850 people died because of MERS it spread in about 24 countries and then the keeping a track as late as the end of 2019. The report said there were 2484 cases in the full world all these about 10 years and it killed 858 human beings that means a mortality at that rate of 34.4% whereas
Coronavirus is that infected 8098 people in the world and killed 774 people less than 10% death rate that is 9.55% that rate
recently, a few months ago came the third Coronavirus species which was very deadly for the human beings and
That was COVID-19
Corona virus disease 2019 also called as SAS code two that is severe acute
Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus to
the floor was first
came into existence and notified to the who was in the end of December 2019 and the infection started a couple of months Some say November some sector but some say
earlier in 2019
what I gave information is about Coronavirus which is there and you can it is already established information. You can go to any medical journal any medical site and information are somewhat similar COVID-19 Coronavirus, 2019 disease it is new we aren't aware of the details there is no established treatment for it yet. There are research is being done. So if the medical fraternity who has specialized in the field if they give the comments it is okay but every Tom Dick and Harry talking about the treatment talking about to to take care about it and the die is doing it is not our field
even if it turned out to be right tomorrow out of flow that doesn't mean what we'll do that because Quran clearly mentioned then sorry, who Judah chapter 49 was number six. When you get information to check it up, check it rabidity. So if the medical experts themselves don't know the authenticity, how can we talk about it? That was the reason I kept silent on this issue. And now what has spoken is on Coronavirus which is not COVID-19 it is in the family the Coronavirus What I can tell you about COVID-19 that as of today
if you read the who it gives the case one year,
one day before, appointed who report which I did a few hours before, as of yesterday 24th of April to CST 2am CST timezone, there were 2.6 3 million people infected all over the world, of which 182,100 died.
But when I refer to the world ohmmeter, which gives update every minute,
as of today, that one day later than the 30 they quoted of who, as of today, the 24th of April 2021 58 GMT 158 or 10158 hours, GMT 2.8 3 million people all over the world were infected in more than approximately 20 different countries
and 197,245 people died.
And if you calculate the percentage, it comes to 6.97% death rate.
I don't say this is accurate one because you know, there are
10s of 1000s hundreds of 1000s maybe millions of them yet infected by the COVID-19. And because they have not been tested and most of them are asymptomatic. If we come to know the actual number of people infected would be much higher so that they'd also but naturally come low. So this was a brief information about the COVID-19 and for the people who take care when talking about Coronavirus about COVID-19
Let us understand and try and find out what is mentioned in the seed of the Prophet and the Sabbath
about the epidemic diseases
our beloved Prophet Musa masala
it's mentioned in say Buhari
wire number seven How did number 5708 our profitable solo Salim said that when you hear news of the break of a play in a land do not enter that land.
And if in the place where you're staying, a plague breaks out, do not leave that place.
The same message repeated in say Buhari one number seven number 5729 11. Messenger peace be upon him said
that when you hear
about a break of the plague in the land, not enter the land and in the country of staying a plague breaks out
go out of that country.
Not exit that country. A similar message is also repeated to say Buhari or number 700 number 5730
musallam said the
When you hear of news of a break of a plague, in a place, not enter the place, and where you stay, if a plague breaks out, do not run away from that place. And they're very effective at giving us a little bit of similar to what we have in the lockdown
that do not infect others by going out of place, and do not get infected by entering a place in which the epidemic is there.
It's also mentioned site Buhari. And number seven, number 5707. That our beloved Prophet Musa Lawson said that run away from Aleppo, like you run away from a lion.
You know, because leprosy is contagious. So you don't have to come close to it. You have to stay very far from it. Giving a watch today the medical fraternity tells us was already advised was by a prophet 14 years ago. It's also mentioned in sudden
volume number four, how did number 3544 that when a group of people came to take by
him to give allegiance to the Prophet, one of them will deliver. One of them was a leper. So the Prophet send a message to the man that go back and your buyer has been accepted. Your allegiance has been accepted.
And there's one more Hadith
in Sahih Bukhari
one number 700 number 5730. for the holidays, I'm in love with Peter Navarro the Prophet he said that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said
the plague was sent as a punishment May Allah subhana wa Taala on the people who wanted to send but for the believers, it is a blessing. And they for believers, stays in the land which is infected by plague, having faith in Allah, and believing that nothing will befall him, except what Allah has ordained. And Allah says, that the such people who die
they will be given the status of a martyr.
That means which case if a person dies a Muslim, believing in Allah subhanaw taala. Having said that, what Allah does is correct ordained for him and not fearing anything else. If he died, he'll be called as a martyr and regret the sum up of a matter.
This is the guidance that we get from the Hadith