9 March 2020, Mon

Motivates people to follow the directives of the doctors and physicians

Jamaat Ameer urges people to offer special prayer on Friday seeking refuge from corona virus outbreak

In a statement issued on 9 March 2020, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has prayed to Almighty Allah seeking refuge from the infection of Corona virus.

“We are deeply concerned and worried over the outbreak of corona virus worldwide. We already received the news that 3 people of Bangladesh also got affected by this virus. Since then, the entire nation is tensed and passing days amid panic. Any such outbreak or calamity comes from the authority of Almighty Allah and He ensures its cure and remedy. Allah says in the Quran,

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere; Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return" (Sura Baqarah: Verse 155-156)

To remained free and unaffected from any such diseases or outbreak, some cautionary steps to be followed. The doctors and physicians also gave some directions this time as well to remain safe from the attack of corona virus. I am drawing the kind attention of my fellow countrymen in this regard.

  • Keep your hands clean, and keep your distance from sick people
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Unless you are already infected, face masks won’t help
  • Cover your face with tissue paper while sneezing or throwing cough
  • Stock up on home supplies, medicine and resources
  • Prepare your family, and communicate your plan
  • With children, keep calm and carry on — and get the flu shot
  • To boil meats and eggs properly
  • To drink sufficient juice and drinking water
  • Putting mask on the face

Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet صلی ‌اللہ ‌علیہ ‌وسلم used to say: O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases. (Abu Daud: Hadith 1554)

So instead of getting panic, we should pray to Almighty Allah to seek refuge from illicit and illegal activities. I am calling upon the religious leaders and the people of all sections to offer special prayer on 13 March, Friday seeking refuge from Corona virus and similar outbreak.”