The Corona pandemic: What a Blessing!
By Mazeedatilkhayr bn Sa’eed
March 18, 2020
The Corona Pandemic: What a Blessing!
Every calamity comes with its lessons. The lessons learnt from this ravaging corona pandemic is about the nothingness of man. Now, it’s apparently clear that man is not only a failure to the beautiful world that habours him, but also a huge disaster to himself.
The technology and science which he fondly relies upon to the detriment of his faith in Allah is, after all, a limited skill. He can now see that he is doom to self-inflicted pain, bewilderment, anxiety and confusion, except he obeyed his Lord.
Man is so confident of his ability, capability and, sometimes, nobility to assume a total control over the planet earth, so much that no animal may continue to exist; no bird flies in the air or insect roams at will, except by the will of man, irrespective of Allah’s prohibition of some certain foods.
Of course, man eats and drinks of his own desire, without considering the limitations set by Allah. The history of man is replete with such violations which amount to disobeying Allah, but this particular one commited by few has finally landed the entire human race in trouble.
Now, our survival, as humans, is threatened. The global interactions are already broken into pieces. The artificial equipment-birds crafted by man, otherwise called Aeroplane, have started vacating the airspace and the territorial waters. In many countries, people are locked up!
Our voluntary decision to remain under lock certainly make mockery of our often chanted “Freedom of movement”. Even the freest and the most powerful amongst us have been compelled by this ghostly virus to limit their movement.
For the fear of being hit by the notorious CONVID19, the entire human race is gradually being concealed in burqa. The rebellious soul who, years before, had abhorred seeing a Muslim woman covered in Niqaab is now (himself, his entire family, friends and neighbours – male and female) enveloped in purdah. We perform ablution, even with soap!
Man, so, we are this fragile?
So, we’re not solid!
Human knowledge, before now, had kept alive the unfit, who wouldn’t have survived; and we seemed to be absolutely confident of ourselves to tell what and who should live on the planet earth. Thus, we conquered the world.
But unfortunately, it only remains for us to conquer our worst enemy – our own ego, which has landed us in this pandemic trouble! We are confronted by evil – a notorious child of our egoistic desire. We are yet to understand how to fight the evil!
For the affluent and the privileged, the worst of ailments comes with a trip to Europe and the Western world where the best of treatment is delivered with ease. But now, with the spread of this fearsome ghost, even the whole of Europe runs for cover.
It’s even more pathetic that our places of worship must necessarily be closed. It’s so pathetic that in some parts of the “world in plague”, the believers must pray at home. Indeed, no decision could be saner. May Allah accept the believers’ worship.
A lesson for the believers is that here is a world of sin, but you mustn’t abandon the sinners to their way of life. We must preach to them and take the message of the Prophet to the nook and cranny of the world and as far as China.
For if we didn’t do, the consequences of the sinner’s taste and desire would be globally shared; and even the holy sanctuary may feel the impact, as the believers are now bared from accessing its blessings for the fear of this notorious plague.
As you can see, the virus has so far defied the strength of our collective wisdom, including the pride of science. It has humbled our arrogance of power and the annoiting oil of the liars. It’s now high time we started repenting with a lot of istigfaar. May Allah protect the human race.