Someone asked: “Why is it not permissible to flee from a plague?”

It is not permissible for the same reason that fleeing from the Battlefield of Jihad is not permissible. Life is not our property. Where the order of Allah Ta’ala is to protect life, it shall be protected, and when the order is to eliminate it, it shall be eliminated. Allah has forbidden fleeing from a plague, hence it is not permissible. The reason for the prohibition is the command of Allah Ta’ala. But nowadays, the so-called intelligentsia search for ‘rational’ wisdoms and reasons. The actual response does not satisfy them.