Q. Have you seen the latest statement of Bham’s Jamiatul Ulama South Africa dated 22 December 2020? They believe that there is an even more contagious Covid-19 strain. They also state: “Our actions determine the conditions that Allah sends down. Together with taking all the necessary precautions, we should also
Q. Another Hadeeth making its rounds on social media is: SOCIAL DISTANCING – The Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “When you speak to someone (who is afflicted with a contagious illness), there should be between you and them a space of the length of a spear (approximately two meters).”
Q. The proponents of social distancing are quoting a Hadeeth in Tirmizi where Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam told a bedouin to tie his camel first and then put his trust in Allah. Based on this Hadeeth, they argue that one has to take precautions. Accordingly, trustees and ‘Imaams’ have published
Q. Is it permissible to close the Masaajid when a plague breaks out? Some people are arguing that Musallis should not attend the Masaajid for the protection of people’s lives. They say that ‘preservation of life’ is amongst the objectives of the Shariah. Is their line of argumentation correct? A.