21 March 2020

Take precautions, follow health guidelines and turn to Creator against Corona virus pandemic: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President

Take precautions, follow health guidelines and turn to Creator against Corona virus pandemic: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's President Syed Sadatullah Hussaini has issued a public appeal, urging them to take necessary precautions and follow government's health guidelines against Corona virus pandemic.

In a statement, the Jamaat president said, "the global Corona virus pandemic is a challenge and a test for the entire world. The increasing number of those infected with the virus in our country and the expected spread of the pandemic in the future is a matter of great concern. All the citizens of the country should remain alert in these conditions. The communiqué and instructions published by the government, various departments and concerned health-experts should be strictly followed.”

In his appeal, Mr. Hussaini gave instructions to the people:
1.    The biggest reason for the spread of the pandemic is the gathering of people. Hence, big ijtemas (gatherings), meetings and functions should be avoided in the present conditions. If it is indispensable to conduct a small meeting then all the necessary precautions should be exercised while conducting the same.

2.    Try to avoid travelling as far as possible. People should remain in their own places. This is the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad in these conditions.

3.    The Friday prayer and sermon should be brief; people should disperse after the prayer and offer the “Sunnat” (non-obligatory) prayers at home.

4.    The daily five prayers should also be short. Only the “Farz” (obligatory) prayers should be offered in the mosques. People must perform ablution at home. Special attention must be paid to cleanliness in the mosques. If possible, arrangement for sanitizers should be made.
5.    The people, who have cold, fever, cough and sneezing should not go to the mosques. The old, the sick and children should be advised to pray at home.

6.    The protest movement that is going on against the CAA-NRC-NPR should continue but keeping in mind the local conditions, it should be organized in such a way that people’s lives are not endangered and the instructions issued by the Department of Health are not violated.

7.    The virus spreads from person to person. Healthy people despite being infected by the virus can remain healthy and by infecting the weak, can cause their death. Islam prohibits both endangering yourself and putting others to danger. Hence, everybody should try not to become the source of spreading the disease and for that, he/she should adopt all possible precautionary measures.

8.    Where there is a need to exercise precaution, there should not be any persistence/compulsion on the things that hold the status of permitted and recommended in Islam.

9.    In this regard, all the local units of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and our cadres should cooperate fully with the government and Department of Health. They should try continuously to create awareness in the people.

10. All these conditions remind us of the immense power of the Creator of the Universe and the helplessness of man. Let us turn to God in these conditions. Let us repent and seek His forgiveness. Let us ensure the recitation of the prayers that save us from calamity. Let us pray continuously for the safety and good health of our family, nation and humanity.

11. These conditions also remind us of our “dawati” (dissemination of the message of Islam) responsibilities. They obligate us to draw the attention of people of our county to their Lord and Creator. We should remind people that one of the main reasons for natural calamities is the cruelty, oppression, corruption and unrest in this world. Hence, all of us should introspect and carry out our self-evaluation.


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