Between panic and complete lack of concern, where do we find the spiritual balance required to navigate the coronavirus outbreak? We sat down with Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda to talk about how the Prophet ﷺ and his companions dealt with similar issues, and what we can learn from them.

  1. Recognition: The first principle is that illness is a real thing, it’s a part of our reality. Illness is something that the Prophet ﷺ taught us to recognize.
  2. Precaution: The second principle is that someone who is dealing with some sort of illness should not be interacting with someone who is not sick. You have a responsibility to not unnecessarily impose yourself and the potential of your illness upon another person.
  3. Treatment: The Prophet ﷺ commanded us to remedy our illnesses. You seek out whatever remedy is available, whatever treatment there may be.
  4. Reward: If you have taken all of the precautions, but still caught an illness, and then sought treatment but the treatment has failed, that person’s reward is like that of a martyr.

Recognizing disease, seeking its treatment, and working towards its prevention are all part of Islamic tradition. Click To Tweet

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Source: Muslim Matters