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 Masjid guidelines. What is the response to their argument?
A. Did any ill people attend the Masjid in the time of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam?
Since the above answer is obviously yes, how did the sufoof of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam look like? Were there gaps in the Sufoof? NO! So, why did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam then not ‘tie the camel’ when it comes to social distancing in Salaat? Do these people misinterpreting the Ahaadeeth understand the Ahaadeeth better than the speaker himself? Do they understand the Ahaadeeth better than Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam? Obviously NOT! So, why misconstrue and twist Ahaadeeth to prove the kufr concepts of ‘social distancing’ in Salaat?
Furthermore, tying the camel will refer in this age to locking your car. It does not apply to the sufoof. All the Covid-19 Masjid regulations are KUFR Rubbish!
They are stupidly trying to project themselves as holier and greater than the Sahaabah Radhiayallahu anhum and Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam with their ludicrous so-called guidelines. Plagues took place during the era of the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu anhum; and Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam did not prevent any Muslim who had symptoms of illness from the Masjid.
All the guidelines and protocols of the Masaajid which are under the control of those ‘wearing masks’, are in rejection of the Fatwa of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who said: “There is no contagion.”