Why is the whole world going through the lethal coronavirus pandemic? What are the Muslims supposed to do in this situation? Is this a punishment from Allah (SWT)?
Aisha (RA) narrated that she inquired the messenger of Allah PBUH regarding plague to which He responded that;
The above stated Hadith explains that a pandemic is a punishment from Allah (SWT). As Muslims, we are required to focus on ourselves. Are we getting far from Islamic teachings? Everyone is asking for mercy from Allah (SWT) regarding the pandemic which has effected people globally in every aspect of their lives.
What should we, as Muslims supposed to do in such a situation?
Firstly, Muslims should have a strong belief in the teachings, we should revive our faith by reverting back to Allah (SWT). Then, we should start focusing on serving humanity. We should be practical along making Dua for the good to appear. The first world countries, which have an abundance of wealth and technologies, are also failing in dealing with the virus. Their condition is a lesson for the Muslim community.
In addition, Muslims are required to emphasize on their daily routines, they should seek forgiveness and should recite and follow the Holy Book of Qur’an revealed for us. This difficult time would also pass, however, the Muslims are required to focus and note the lesson from the widespread virus. Indeed, Allah (SWT) is merciful, we should revert to him and initiate contending the western nations.
That could only be achieved by affection and knowledge, not by extremism. And mainly, don’t get tensed, just stick by the doctor’s and the government’s recommendations. We should be indulged in praying. In these quarantine days, read, implement and focus on becoming a better person and a better Muslim.