OUR DEATH IS IN ALLAH’S GRASP, NOT THE GRASP OF THE CORONAVIRUS
By Mufti Mahmood Ashraf Usmani
[Rendered in to English by Mufti Sufyan]
The panic of coronavirus and the fear of precautionary measures has been spread so much that people have become unrealistically panic-stricken and frightened that they have started forgetting their faith in Allah, the Almighty, the One who has no partners. Ah! This is such a big loss in this world and the hereafter.
Take all precautionary measures according to your ability. However, for the sake of Allah, do not become anxious or frightened. Have faith that life and death are in Allah’s grasp; our death is not in the grasp of the virus.
In the morning and evening, whilst sitting and whilst getting up, by mentioning the virus and by planting this thought of the virus in your heart and mind, do not destroy the peace of your current life.
By taking precautionary measures, have faith in Allah’s (divine) power and protection, and be calm.
Even now, there is still a lot in this world other than the virus. Do not become a psycho by letting one thing overcome your heart and mind.
Remember! Death will not come before its time. Hence, do not forget Allah’s blessings by becoming terrified. Be grateful, life will be easy.