A billboard carrying the centuries-old advice of Holy Prophet (PBUH) to deal with pandemic has been erected in Chicago, USA.
Gain Peace, a non-profit organization, has placed the billboard with the advice of the Holy Prophet Muhammad to guide people on how to fight coronavirus. The billboard attributed these guidelines to the historical narrations and hadiths of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
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“Wash your hands frequently, don’t leave infected areas and don’t visit infected areas,” the billboard says.
These guidelines assert the importance of cleanliness and are in line with the preventive measures outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO). These measures have been widely shared on social media ever since the outbreak of coronavirus.
According to the narration, Prophet Muhammad said, “When you hear that a plague is in a land, do not enter it and if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”
“Do not place a sick patient with a healthy person,” the Prophet adds in another narration.
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While his guidelines resonate today in the times of pandemic coronavirus, practices like social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine are used worldwide to protect healthy people from potential coronavirus’ victims.
Earlier, detailed research surfaced explaining that the three key tools-soaps, quarantine and alcohol as a disinfectant in fighting the pandemic coronavirus were inventions of Muslim thinkers and researchers.
Coronavirus has changed Islamic practices globally. Muslims have restricted themselves from going to mosques for daily prayers. The top Islamic scholars from around the world have advised the people of faith to perform various acts of worship at homes in limited settings instead of joining congregations in mosques.
Congregational prayers are suspended in Grand Mosques of Mecca and Madina. With the holy month of Ramadan just around the corner, scholars have asked people to perform additional prayers of Taraweeh at homes.
These measures have been taken to reduce people-to-people contact to control the spread of coronavirus.