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.