As Muslims we believe, ‘The reality of faith is knowing that what has passed you by was not going to befall you; and that what has befallen you was not going to pass you by.’ (Tabarani) If we are meant to be sick, no matter the precautions we take, we will get sick. If we are not meant to be sick, no matter what we do, we will not become sick.
However, we also have a responsibility to do what we can to prevent illnesses and keep ourselves healthy. We believe, ““There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment.” So it is our job to find the cures, or ways to avoid the diseases, and take the proper actions.
First of all, it is very important that we avoid traveling to areas that the outbreak is known to have occurred. It is also important to avoid leaving areas that are affected. “If you hear that it (the plague) is in a land, do not go there, and if it breaks out in a land where you are, do not leave, fleeing from it.” This is clearly a great way to protect us from spreading the disease to others and to help us avoid contracting it.
We should also make use of black seeds and/or black seed oil (under the guidance of our doctor) because it can help us overcome many illnesses.
If you are sick then please opt to work from home for the sake of those around you. Also, it would be wise to avoid traveling at this time and to focus on staying at home as much as possible. Only leave your home for the necessities (such as food) and wear a face mask if you must leave the house when you are ill. You may be able to order them online if they are not in stock where you live.
If you must sneeze then sneeze into your elbow or away from the direction of others as best as you can. Make sure to eat healthy foods and stay hydrated with purified water.
Most of all remember to make dua that Allah protects you and your loved ones from contracting the virus.
Also, please follow the rules set in place by the leaders who are in charge of where you live. As long as they are not haram rules!
Remember that this virus is, generally, most deadly to the young and those above around 70 years old but it can still hurt anyone. So please take every precaution especially if you fall in the older or young age groups.
Stay safe! Please share this article with those who you believe may benefit.