With the WHO declaring that the Coronavirus is pandemic, countries getting into quarantines and more than 125,000 Corona cases announced, people are getting more terrified by the day.

In many countries, schools have closed down, offices have shut their doors and employees have been asked to work from home, and even in the Muslim world, the Saudi government regularly closes down the Mecca Haram for daily sanitization. What should we do as Muslims to deal with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

1. Get informed

While the CoronaVirus is a massive challenge: medical, political, social and economic, catching it is not that easy. Moreover, the most effective way to stop the virus from being transmitted is frequent and careful handwashing. 

To be considered at high risk of catching the coronavirus you need to live with or have direct physical contact with, someone infected, be coughed or sneezed on by them (or pick up a used tissue), or be in face-to-face communication, within two metres, for more than 15 minutes. Hence, we’re not talking about passing someone in the street.

2. Protect Yourself

Islam is against living in fear or spreading terror. However, protecting one’s self, which is an Amanah (trust) and a blessing from Allah, is a duty.

وقال تعالى: {ولا تلقوا بأيديكم إلى التهلكة}

(البقرة 195)

“And do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction.” Al Baqarah 2:195

CoronaVirus

A story about Omar Ibn Al Khattab and how he dealt with ‘The Plague’ (Attaoon)

Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) reported: ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) set out for Ash-Sham (the region comprising Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan). As he reached Sargh (a town by the side of Hijaz), he came across the governor of Al-Ajnad, Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah (RA) and his companions. They informed him that an epidemic had broken out in Syria. ” Omar called for the early immigrants (Al Muhajerin) and Al Ansar (The Helpers) to consult them for what to be done, whether to proceed forwards with the army or retreat to their homes.

Some of them said: “You have set forth to fight the enemy, and therefore you should not go back;” whereas some of them said: “As you have along with you many eminent Companions of Messenger of Allah (PBUH), we would not advise you to set forth to the place of the plague (and thus expose them deliberately to a danger).

Coronavirus

‘Umar (RA) announced to the people, saying: “In the morning, I intend to go back, and I want you to do the same.” Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah (RA) said: “Are you going to run away from the Divine Decree?” Thereupon ‘Umar (RA) said: “O Abu ‘Ubaidah! Had it been someone else to say this.” (‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) did not like to differ with him).

He said: “Yes, we are running from the Divine Decree to the Divine Decree. What do you think if you have camels and you happen to get down a valley having two sides, one of them covered with foliage (plants) and the other being barren (infertile land), will you not act according to the Divine Decree if you graze (feed) them in vegetative land? In case you graze them in the barren land, even then you will be doing so according to the Divine Decree.

There happened to come ‘Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Auf, who had been absent for some of his needs. He said: I have knowledge about it. I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying,

If you get wind of the outbreak of plague in a land, you should not enter it; but if it spreads in the land where you are, you should not depart from it.”

Thereupon ‘Umar bin Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) praised Allah and went back.

Source: Riyadh Assalehin Hadith 1791- Al Bukhari and Muslim

Coronavirus

Besides, the above Hadeeth proves that the Prophet (PBUH) has been a pioneer for calling for a complete quarantine in case of epidemic diseases. In which people are not allowed to enter or leave an infected area/country. Lately, it has \ proven that people might be infected yet showing no visible symptoms. Hence people are not advocated to leave their area in favor of containing the virus and not spreading it.

3. Take your Precautions

Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.”

Following the hygienic precautions is mandatory for us to protect ourselves and our families from the disease. 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue to hand, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.
  • Seek early medical help if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • If visiting live markets in affected areas, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces that have been in contact with animals.
  • If you have returned from an infected area and develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, do not leave your home until a doctor has advised you.

4. Duaa for protection from disease

We’ve been blessed with treasures to protect ourselves from any harm, such as reciting the morning and evening supplications and other Quranic dua.

Dua# 1

Therefore“Whoever recites it three times in the morning will not be afflicted by any calamity before evening, and whoever recites it three times in the evening will not be overtaken by any calamity before morning.”

“بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ”.

Bismillaahil-lathee laa yadhurru ma’as-mihi shay’un fil-‘ardhi wa laa fis-samaa’i wa Huwas-Samee ‘ul- ‘Aleem .

In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name, nothing can cause harm in the earth nor the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.

Abu Dawud 4/323, At-Tirmidhi 5/465, Ibn Majah 2/332, Ahmad. Ibn Majah’s chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.

Coronavirus

Dua# 2

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

 

A’oothu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati 

min sharri maa khalaqa.   

  I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from

the evil of what He has created.

 CoronaVirus

Dua# 3

O Allah, You are my Lord. There is no God but You. I put my trust in You. You are the Lord of the Mighty Throne. Whatever Allah wills will happen and what He does not will, cannot happen. There is no power or strength except with Allah, the Exalted, the Mighty. I know that Allah has power over all things, and Allah comprehends all things in knowledge. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil of myself and the evil of all creatures under your control. Surely the straight way is my Sustainer’s way.
Allaahumma anta rabbi laa ilaaha illa anta alaika tawakkaltu, wa anta rabbul arshil kareemi. Ma shaa Allahu kaana, wamaa lam yasha`lam yakun, wala haula wala quwwata illa billahil aliyil azeem. A`lamu annallaha alaa kulli shayin qadeer, wa annallaha qad ahata bikulli shayin ilma. Allaahumma innee aaoozubika min sharri nafsi, wa min sharri kulli daa abbatin anta aakhizum bina siyatihaa inna rabbi alaa siratim mustaqeem.

4 Responses to Coronavirus: Duas and things you need to know about it.

  1. Ibrahima Sylla says:

    MashaAllah ??

  2. Shahed Choudhury says:

    Assalamualaikum Brother,
    Could you please supply me a few dua for after Adhan with hadith text please.
    Jazakallahu khairan

  3. ULatif says:

    Asalamolaikum,
    You might find this link useful:
    http://www.myislaam.com/dua/after-adhan/
    The translation is “Oh Allah! Lord of this perfect call and this prayer to be established, grant Muhammad Al-wasilah (a high and special place in Jannah) and Al-fadheelah (a rank above the rest of creation) and raise him to a praised platform which you have promised him.”

    JazakAllah Khair.

  4. hany.fouad hany.fouad says:

    Hadith Online divides hadiths according to categories. Listing hadiths as Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and so on. A search toolbar is provided where you can search for a specific hadith if you want to. The slogan says “The Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. at your fingertips” is definitely true.

    Duas Online where you can search according to the categories listed. Plus, there are collections you can browse on. For example, duas you recite during mornings, Eid and hajj. Tips to make duas are also provided.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *