The Advices Of Senior ‘Ulama Regarding The Coronavirus

Due to many different opinions being voiced via social media, by all and sundry, regarding the coronavirus and the correct reaction to it, we felt it appropriate to publicize the advices of the senior ‘ulama regarding it. This is because many of the complications that arise pertain to Deeni matters, and all along, we have been following the ‘ulama in our Deeni affairs, so it is only correct that we follow them with regard to our stance on this issue from a Deeni perspective as well. Hence, we have listed some audio clips of senior ‘ulama below:

Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi al-Uthmani Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Should The Masaajid Be Closed Or Not?

Hazrat Ml Haroon ‘Abbasoomer Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – A Muslim’s Approach To The Coronavirus

Hazrat Ml ‘Abdul Hamid Is’haq Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – What Our Deen Teaches Us

Hazrat Mufti ‘Abdul Qaadir Husain Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Advices Regarding The Masaajid & Adopting Means

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Coronavirus & The Media

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – What Is The Correct Approach?

Hazrat Ml Ilyas Patel Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Treating The Actual Cause Of The Coronavirus

Hazrat Ml Zaheer Karim Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – The Plagues Of The Past & How The ‘Ulama Reacted To Them

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Islamic Guidelines Regarding The Coronavirus

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The purpose of this page is to collate the various articles and Q&As in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19), to make it easy for readers to access the Islamic guidance in this regard and remain up to date with new guidance and advice. Please note that as the situation evolves, the advice in some of the earlier articles may change.

The articles are outlined here in order of publication, click on the title to read:

  1. Is Iḥrām necessary if entry to Makkah is uncertain due to Coronavirus? (27 Feb 2020)
  2. Coronavirus Advice – 10 Questions regarding Coronavirus (4 March 2020)
  3. Coronavirus and ʿUmrah: two scenarios (6 March 2020)
  4. Coronavirus: Should Jumuʿah Ṣalāh be cancelled? (12 March 2020)
  5. Coronavirus deaths and ruling on Ghusl (13 March 2020)
  6. Delaying a burial due to Coronavirus (15 March 2020)
  7. Burying multiple bodies in one grave due to Covid-19 (15 March 2020)
  8. Wearing mask in Ṣalāh (15 March 2020)
  9. Hand Sanitisers containing alcohol (15 March 2020)
  10. How can Coronavirus be stopped? (16 March 2020)
  11. Coronavirus: Should Masjids close? (17 March 2020)
  12. Burial of female whose family is in isolation (17 March 2020)
  13. No female to bathe female deceased (17 March 2020)
  14. Ghusl for Coronavirus infected bodies (17 March 2020)
  15. Masjids limiting congregational Ṣalāh due to Coronavirus (Update) (20 March 2020)
  16. Statement of senior UK scholars on Coronavirus and Masjids (Urdu and English) (21 March 2020)
  17. Coronavirus and Handling Dead Bodies (22 March 2020)
  18. Self-Isolation, Social Distancing and Transforming the Home (23 March 2020)
  19. Can non-Muslim bathe the Covid-19 deceased? (24 March 2020)
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Outstanding Respect

If Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) saw any piece of paper lying on the floor, he would immediately pick it up with respect and place it in some respectful place. Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned that Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say: “We must respect paper because it is a means of us attaining knowledge.”

In fact, the entire theme of his life was adab (respect). He used to often say: “Everything in this world is engaged in the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala. When something is making the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala then it is worthy of respect. Remember! Never throw anything down as this is contrary to adab.”[1]

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Steadfast On Salaah

Hasan bin Saalih (rahimahullah) was a pious person who was born in the year 100 A.H. and passed away in the year 169 A.H. Hasan (rahimahullah), his twin brother, ‘Ali (rahimahullah), and their mother, would divide the night into three portions between them. They would then take turns to perform salaah, thus ensuring that throughout the night there was one person standing in salaah in their home. After their mother passed away, Hasan (rahimahullah) and his brother divided the night into two portions between them, taking turns to stand in salaah. Finally, when his brother ‘Ali (rahimahullah) passed away, Hasan (rahimahullah) began to stand for the entire night performing salaah.

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From Darkness To Light

(Modern To Modest)

I would like to inform my respected readers about what I was and what I have now become.

I am a born Muslim, alhumdulillah. However, I did not grow up in a Deeni (Islamic) environment.

My parents separated when I was in grade 11. My mum moved out, and a few weeks later, my dad moved out as well. I stayed with my granny (father’s mother) who was non-Muslim. I felt as if my whole world came crashing down. I had to make my own decisions in life. I used to see my mum very seldom after school and things weren’t the same.

I changed a lot. I became aggressive, always pushing away people that cared about me. I lived with my granny for a few months and then moved in with my aunt who is also from my father’s side (my dad was a revert so his entire family was non-Muslim). At the time, I thought that living with my aunt was the best decision, because every teenager wants their freedom to do what they want without having anyone to answer to, right?

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An upcoming Masjid

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Conviction in Allah Ta‘ala

When something is repeated, it settles deep down in our hearts and we become convinced regarding it. We repeatedly speak of the material world and this has settled deep in our hearts. It is time we beautify and fortify our hearts with the conviction in Allah Ta‘ala.

The one who is convinced that Allah Ta‘ala’s treasures are always full will not be worried and concerned as to what he is going to eat tomorrow. We ask for tomorrow’s food today. However Allah Ta‘ala does not ever ask us for tomorrow’s salaah today.

Everything has been created for us and we have been created for the worship of Allah Ta‘ala. This has to be repeated to the point of conviction, or else we will get consumed with the things of the world and end up forgetting Allah Ta‘ala altogether.

If we are convinced that Allah Ta‘ala Alone decides all matters, then we will remain happy with the decree of Allah Ta‘ala and enjoy ease and peace. Otherwise, due to greed, we will restlessly try for something else and in the process disgrace ourselves, yet we will still only get that what we were supposed to get. How much longer will we be angry with Allah Ta‘ala because our nafs (carnal desires) did not get what it wants? When will we get angry at our nafs for not doing what Allah Ta‘ala wants? Inculcating the right conviction is the simple solution, and it comes with repetition.

http://alhaadi.org.za/articles-publications/articles/42-general/3754-conviction-in-allah-taala.html

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The importance of Ikhlaas (Sincerity)

Question

What is the reward of sincerity of intention (ikhlaasun niyyah)?

Answer

1) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather He looks at your hearts and actions.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith:  2564)

2) Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked:

What is the reward for a person who fought in the path of Allah, seeking reward and fame? Nabi (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no reward for him.” The man repeated the question three times to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: “There is no reward for him.”, and then said: “Allah Ta’ala accepts those deeds which were performed purely for His Sake and which were meant to seek His Pleasure.

(Sunan Nasai -Al Mujtaba-, Hadith: 3140)

Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the hadith as good (jayyid). (Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 2810)

A similar narration has also been recorded in Sunan Abi Dawud, (Hadith: 2516) on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

3) Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said:

‘The world and all it contains is cursed, except for those action that are done sincerely for the pleasure of Allah.’

(Tabarani, See Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 222)

‘Hafiz Mundhiri (rahimahullah) states that the above Hadith has been recorded with a sound chain (بأسناد لا بأس به)

(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 55)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

The importance of ikhlas (sincerity)

 

١. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏

“‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى صُوَرِكُمْ وَأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَلَكِنْ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى قُلُوبِكُمْ وَأَعْمَالِكُمْ ‏”‏

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
٢. عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ الْبَاهِلِيِّ، قَالَ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ أَرَأَيْتَ رَجُلاً غَزَا يَلْتَمِسُ الأَجْرَ وَالذِّكْرَ مَا لَهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ لاَ شَىْءَ لَهُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَأَعَادَهَا ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ يَقُولُ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ لاَ شَىْءَ لَهُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏

“‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَقْبَلُ مِنَ الْعَمَلِ إِلاَّ مَا كَانَ لَهُ خَالِصًا وَابْتُغِيَ بِهِ وَجْهُهُ ‏”‏

سنن النسائي
٣. عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ , قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :

” الدُّنْيَا مَلْعُونَةٌ ، مَلْعُونٌ مَا فِيهَا إِلا مَا ابْتُغِيَ بِهِ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ “

طبراني

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The entire creation prays for those who preach good

Question

Tabligh, people talk about a narration where the fishes and birds pray for those who go out and do the work of the Prophets. Kindly quote the source, grading and from which, Muhaddith. Jazak’Allah.

Answer

Perhaps the Hadith in reference is the following:

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Indeed Allah Ta’ala, His angels and the entire creation in the heavens and earth, including the ants in their holes and the fishes send salutations/pray for mercy for those who teach good to mankind.’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2685 )

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith has soundly authentic. (hasan sahih)

(refer to Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2880 -Risalah edition, Tuhfatul Ashraf, Hadith: 4907 & Sharhul ihya, vol.1 pg.110)

Those who are engaged in the effort of tabligh, are also included in the above.

All they preach, day and night is to follow the commands of Allah, and the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).

Can there be a better type of message to preach?

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

The entire creation prays for those who preach good


قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم:

 إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلاَئِكَتَهُ وَأَهْلَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ حَتَّى النَّمْلَةَ فِى جُحْرِهَا وَحَتَّى الْحُوتَ لَيُصَلُّونَ عَلَى مُعَلِّمِ النَّاسِ الْخَيْرَ

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​Son’s Career 

Question: 
Assalaamu ‘alaikum

My son will be completing his matric this year insha-Allah. He is very deeni inclined, loves the musjid, listens to deeni talks and Quraanic recitation from his phone and shows no inclination towards succeeding in his secular studies.

We come from a modern background. My husband is adamant in him going to university and getting a degree. I am afraid of my son not living to my husband’s expectations because at this stage, when he is so close to the final exams, he is showing no inclination to take his secular studies seriously.

I find it very difficult to talk to my husband as he feels that I am not supporting him in his efforts for my son to succeed. 

Please advise.

Jazakallah 

Answer: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barkaatuh

Respected Sister in Islam

In this time and age, when most young boys are generally inclined to the glitter and glamour of the world and are falling headlong into every vice, one must be extremely grateful to have a son who is deeni inclined and wishes to pursue the path of deen. He should be fully encouraged. Such a child will insha-Allah become a true asset to the parents. He will be a source of peace and assistance in this world and will be a true asset for the parents when they have left this world. Insha-Allah he will become a means of sadaqah jaariyah – and this is what we will need more than anything.

On the other hand, many who went on to university, etc. unfortunately lost their hayaa, their deeni values in general and some even lost their imaan – Allah Ta‘ala forbid.

The father should spend a day at campus and observe what goes on. Many youngsters at university were caught up in the worst haraam – not because they wanted to – but because they were relentlessly pursued by the immoral girls on campus, and they eventually fell into the mess. This is not based on hearsay. Youngsters who have fallen in the mess have confessed to various ‘Ulama and sought advice on their tragic situation.

In any case, we suggest that you appear to support your husband BUT, as advice to him, suggest to him that he consult a senior, experienced ‘Aalim.

May Allah Ta‘ala increase your son in all his good qualities and bless your husband with the correct understanding.

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Uswatul Muslimah Panel of ‘Ulama

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