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Dealing with COVID

Here’s what we can do in dealing with Corona Virus.

THE DO’S

CLEANING

We can clean thoroughly our masjid.  Learn from  the Masjidil Haram, they really work extra miles to ensure the cleanliness of the Holy Place.

WASHING

Wash your hands up to the elbow as frequently as possible. Sanitizer does not work as good as water and soap.  You can wash your hands frequently, but it doesn’t mean you can waste the water. Be mindful!

STAY HEALTHY

Enhance your immune system by eating all the normal, healthy diet as dieticians would always recommend.  This is especially the time to make sure you are in a good shape of health. And speaking of good shape of health, make sure to always stay fit by maintaining regular exercise, at least 30 minutes daily.

MAKE DU’A

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) never failed to say these supplications when evening came and when morning came: (O Allah, I ask You for well-being in this world and in the Hereafter. O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in my faith, my worldly affairs, my family and my wealth. O Allah, conceal my faults and protect me from that which causes me to worry. O Allah, protect me from before me and from behind me, from my right and from my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in Your greatness lest I be destroyed from beneath me).”

(Narrated by Abu Dawood (5074) and Ibn Maajah (3871). Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood).

This is interesting too! Read also about  Another Hadith on Plague Outbreaks.

THE DON’TS

SPREAD MISINFORMATION

Don’t read, engage and spread unverified sources regarding COVID-19.  Remember as a Muslim, we should always verify our sources.

“O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, with news,  investigate, verify the news, so that you do not harm people unknowingly, and become, over what you have done, regretful.” (Quran 49:6)

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also warned us:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ كَذِبًا أَنْ يُحَدِّثَ بِكُلِّ مَا سَمِعَ

“It is enough of a lie for someone to narrate all that he hears”. (Sahih Muslim)

PANIC!

Panicking is never the solution for anything.  Stay calm and collected.

PHYSICAL CONTACT

Avoid physical contact with others at any cost.  Even a handshake! It might be the best time to start enforcing the-no-handshake-with-non-mahram !

CROWDED PLACES

Finally, we would highly suggest everyone to avoid going to crowded places.  Especially if you have symptoms of flu, fever and such, please quarantine yourself from contacting others.

Farwina Faroque

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