Assalaamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters,
I can understand some of you can find everything that is happening with Corona virus somewhat frightening, that we are living through times most of us never thought we’d see and I would be lying if I said it is not worrying in some respects.
But I have begun to see many friends online, and not just social media friends but real life friends who I’ve also added on social media say some truly outrageous and crazy stuff and think it would be better in these times if we stepped back and looked into matters before posting.
O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful.
Quran translation, Surah Al-Hujarat, 49:6
That is because some of the ideas being pushed forwarded is borderline conspiracy theory stuff which could be very dangerous and we should all fear Allah and be careful what we say.
If someone doesn’t seek medical attention for themselves and a loved one when it is needed they could end up dead or seriously harmed which will be recorded on your record of deeds and one day you will stand before Allah to answer for that.
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
Quran translation, Surah Al-Ma’idah, 5:32
Consult doctors and nurses in the community if you have doubts, don’t just hit like or even share to some of this outrageous stuff we are seeing being posted.
As to why people are being routinely tested the coming back positive when no symptoms when going to hospital, well yes it’s a virus… that is how they work with an incubation period. Then this person you thought fit and well can then show severe symptoms, even die later. This is how diseases work but instead of only happening to people we know rarely, we are just seeing it on a mass scale so it appears alarming, especially when amplified over social media.
The hospitals are struggling, many staff are off ill themselves, others covering for positions they don’t normally work in, and yes some people are going to be treated less well than they might otherwise be in the confusion and stretched resources but some people are suggesting the NHS staff, or at least a huge proportion of them are engaged in bad behaviour, even some sort of plot against ethnic minorities or the population at large… you’re well off into tin foil hat territory here.
I am not someone who generally trusts everything the government, especially this government does but don’t brothers and sisters realise how many people, including many ethnic minorities and Muslim staff would need to be in on such a plot to make it work?
This is also a new situation to those in charge. Local authorities, medical staff and yes the government are effectively trying to make things work as they go along but the science changes daily, how it affects society and people is being learnt about daily, so it looks incredibly messy but they are attempting to do the best they can.
It’s really easy once the data and knowledge about this virus and it’s effect has been updated to look back on what has been done a few days before and go on social media and say that x or y should have been done instead but unless you said it at the time, you are not right or wise all of a sudden or any smarter than the people making these decisions, nor are you helping the situation but instead muddying the waters, creating doubt and confusion and making it far more likely others will disregard official advice and endanger themselves and others.
Likewise with 5G, I am hopeful most of you will calm down once this has all died down and realise how silly many people are being but seriously, learn how viruses behave, and no they cannot be created by radiation.
I am certain there will be mistakes and bad decisions which have been made, and continue to be made. People who really should have known better and should be held to account after the fact, but now is not the time for such inquiries.
The strategy those in charge are pursuing might be different to one we may prefer, but the government we have is the one we are going to have through this whole crisis, if you don’t like it, tough.
Now if you are attempting to pull it down right now, make people doubt their decisions, or play party political games you are putting lives, including your own and your family members at risk.
As Muslims living in the UK we need to behave better than this, and fear a day when we will be held accountable for all we have done.