Allāh has said,
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ ٱلذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And remind, for verily, the reminder benefits the believers.”The Noble Qur’ān 51:55
🌿 A Sufficient Answer For The One Who is Asked Concerning The Ideological Attack Named COVID
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
All praise belongs to Allāh (God), may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَٰزَعْتُمْ فِى شَىْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلْءَاخِرِ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا
“O you who have believed, obey Allāh and obey the Messenger and those in authority over you. And if you disagree among yourselves over anything then refer it back to Allāh and the Messenger if you truly believe in Allāh and the Last Day. That is better (conduct) and (leads to) the most excellent outcome.”The Noble Qur’ān 4:59
And His Saying, The Most High,
وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَٰطِى مُسْتَقِيمًا فَٱتَّبِعُوهُ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ ٱلسُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّىٰكُم بِهِۦ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
“And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become the pious.”The Noble Qur’ān 6:153
Know, may Allah preserve you, that the main positions of the ‘Ulama concerning infectious disease are two:
- That there is no infectious disease at all.
- That there is no infectious disease, outside of the Will of Allāh,
Yes, may Allāh bless you, this means that there are scholars of this Ummah who negate the existence of COVID-19.
This is the position of great Scholars of this Ummah such as Al Bayhaqi, At Tahawi, At Tabari, Hafidh al Hakami and other than them.
This is based on the saying of Allāh’s Messenger, ﷺ, or similar statements,
“(There is) no contagion, nor bad omen from birds, nor any omen of the night bird, nor any (bad omen in the month of) Ṣafar (or contagion through stomach disease).”Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim
It is also narrated in Saheeh Bukhari from ibn ‘Umar, may Allāh be pleased with him, that he said,
On the day of Al-Ahzab the Prophet said, “None of you (Muslims) should offer the ‘Asr prayer but at Banu Quraiza’s place.”
The ‘Asr prayer became due for some of them on the way.
Some of those said, “We will not offer it till we reach it, the place of Banu Quraiza,” while some others said, “No, we will pray at this spot, for the Prophet did not mean that for us.”
Later on it was mentioned to the Prophet and he did not berate any of the two groups.
So is it from the methodology of the Muslim, may Allāh bless you, to marginalize legitimate positions of the Scholars of this Ummah because it is not the most vocal position of this time, or not the position of one’s favourite Shaykh or Ruler?
The methodology of the Prophet, ﷺ, has proceeded in dealing with legitimate differing amongst the Muslims in understanding of the revelation, may Allāh make us firm upon the Sunnah.
In addition, may Allāh bless you with steadfastness upon the Straight Path, when was it the case that the Salaf of this Ummah would call people to the blindfollowing of Religious Scholars in Worldly Matters?
The Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, said,
“You are more knowledgeable concerning your worldly affairs.”Saheeh Muslim
If this was the case for the Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, then what about the Religious Scholars of this time? May Allāh preserve them and reward them abundantly.
In the case of this fitnah in particular, then the Religious Scholars and Rulers of the Muslims have deferred to those whom they have seen to be the people of knowledge concerning health.
This is not a subject about which there is concensus, even among the Non-Muslims, with experts in their fields negating the existence of COVID.
From the World Leading experts in Biochemical Sciences and the Plots of The Unbelievers (Shaykh Rabee’, may Allāh preserve him, having mentioned that learning what the unbelievers are plotting for us is Fard Kifaayah [communal obligation] for the Ummah) is our Teacher and Elder, Shaykh Dr Abu Iyaad, may Allāh reward him with good.
The Ustadh has, at length, refuted COVID, firstly with texts of The Book and The Sunnah, secondly with the sayings of the Religious Scholars and thirdly with the own sciences and statements of the pushers of the ideological attack.
Allāh, The Perfect and Most High, has said,
كَذَٰلِكَ مَآ أَتَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا قَالُوا۟ سَاحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ
“Likewise, no Messenger came to those before them, but they said: ‘A sorcerer or a madman!’”The Noble Qur’ān 51:52
From the methodology of the unbelievers is the name-calling of a Caller to the Truth who calls them to that which their ownselves do not desire.
Allāh, The Mighty and Majestic, also said,
بَلْ كَذَّبُوا۟ بِمَا لَمْ يُحِيطُوا۟ بِعِلْمِهِۦ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِهِمْ تَأْوِيلُهُۥ كَذَٰلِكَ كَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَٱنظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَٰقِبَةُ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ
“Nay, they deny that which they compass not in knowledge and whose interpretation has not yet come to them. Thus those before them did deny. Then see what was the end of the wrongdoers!”The Noble Qur’ān 10:39
Denying the truth without compassing it in knowledge is likewise from the methodologies of the unbelievers, may Allāh save you from that which earns His Anger.
Is it so difficult, that when knowledge of a matter has not yet reached us, that we say of it simply, “Allāh knows best!”
Concerning the plots of the unbelievers, then Allāh has informed us in His Mighty Book,
وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَا فِى كُلِّ قَرْيَةٍ أَكَٰبِرَ مُجْرِمِيهَا لِيَمْكُرُوا۟ فِيهَا وَمَا يَمْكُرُونَ إِلَّا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ
“And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its criminals to plot therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves, and they perceive (it) not.”The Noble Qur’ān 6:123
And it is narrated in Saheeh Bukhari that Az-Zubair ibn ‘Adi, who said,
We went to Anas bin Malik and complained about the wrong we were suffering at the hand of Al-Hajjaj. Anas bin Malik said, “Be patient till you meet your Lord, for no time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it. I heard that from the Prophet.”
So The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth and all that is inbetween them has informed you that He has set up in every town great ones of its criminals to plot therein, and His Messenger, ﷺ, informed you that no time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it,
How then, may Allāh preserve you upon the Sunnah, can it be difficult to accept the plotting of the disbelievers in this time of ours?
As regards our Noble Scholars and the Rulers in the various Muslim Lands, may Allāh preserve them, then the Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, said,
“When a judge utilizes his skill of judgment and comes to a right decision, he will have a double reward, but when he uses his judgement and commits a mistake, he will have a single reward.”Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim
May Allāh, The Perfect and Most High, reward our Scholars and the Rulers of the Muslims for their striving.
Can it really be difficult for us to accept that the Muslim Rulers, may Allāh preserve them, may fall into error, when we and our children study the Life of Imam Ahmad and the fitnah in his time, when the Rulers had been affected by something greater than this Ideological Attack, instead, a statement of Major Kufr, which was then forced on the people.
The Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, also said,
“Allāh neither raised up any Prophet nor did He authorize any person with ruling power but for whom there were two types of entourage: one enjoins upon him to do good and incites him to carry it out, and the other enjoins evil and goads him; and the protected is the one whom Allāh protects.”Saheeh Bukhari
So please, O Muslim, O Salafi, if we do not have knowledge of a matter let us say to it “Allah knows best”, and let us not go beyond the bounds. Verily, Allāh, The Perfect, said,
قُلْ يَٰٓأَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ لَا تَغْلُوا۟ فِى دِينِكُمْ غَيْرَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوٓا۟ أَهْوَآءَ قَوْمٍ قَدْ ضَلُّوا۟ مِن قَبْلُ وَأَضَلُّوا۟ كَثِيرًا وَضَلُّوا۟ عَن سَوَآءِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ
“Say (O Muhammad): “O People of the Scripture, do not exceed the limits in your religion other than the truth, and do not follow the vain desires of a people who went astray before, and misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path.”The Noble Qur’ān 5:77
Let us not say that the Ijtihād of the Scholars and Rulers are revelation from Allāh, manufacturing a lie upon The Almighty Creator with our tongues.
And let us not go beyond bounds in following and obedience, following the way of those who went astray before us, which Allāh has informed us of,
ٱتَّخَذُوٓا۟ أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَٰنَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْمَسِيحَ ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَآ أُمِرُوٓا۟ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَٰهًا وَٰحِدًا لَّآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
“They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allāh, and the Messiah, son of Mary, and they were not commanded except to worship One God; none has the right to be worshipped except Him. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from whatever they associate.”The Noble Qur’ān 9:31
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
“In The Name of Allāh, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants,
إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ
“Indeed, mankind is in loss.
إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ
“Except those who believe and work righteous deeds and mutually advise each other with the truth and mutually advise each other with patience.”The Noble Qur’ān: Surat ul ‘Asr
May Allāh extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.
– Abdullah Watts