If you are here in search for a materialistic or medical therapy for Coronavirus, I am sorry to say that this article will be odd for you. I am not a doctor or a scientist, but for sure I wish them success in their research to combat the virus. Indeed, this piece of writing aims at something deeper. It directly goes to speak with your soul, your common sense. Let’s discover together why there is no refuge but God.
Coronavirus in Context
There is a big difference between someone who puts the virus in its right context, and another one who doesn’t. In fact, it is so difficult for anyone to realize the huge laws controlling the universe, on his own. However, the nature of man is arrogance. He is so weak, but so arrogant. Everything around us says there must be a Creator for this universe. Coronavirus comes to tell us there is no time for arrogance. Rather, it is time to uncover the truth inside everyone… There is a Creator; there must be a Day of Judgment.
Actually, your common sense shouts at you to accept that, however you try to cover that. Let’s suppose that there is nothing after this life and there is no Creator. Then, why are you so terrified by the spread of Coronavirus? In other words, why are you afraid of death? If you think that death is the end of every trial you face, why are you escaping from it?
I think it is more rational to relieve your common sense, and to start to deal with this ultimate truth. Then, you can put Coronavirus in its context.
Coronavirus is Nothing but Creation
Let’s face it, there is only one God for this universe; Allah the Almighty. He creates and will create everything in this universe. Thus, Coronavirus is one of His creation, same like me and you. The only solution is to ask Him guidance and support. Yes, scientists might find a solution sooner or later. Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) says that:
Allah does not send down any disease, but He also sends down the cure for it.” [Sunan Ibn Majah] (1)
However, there is no guarantee for the occurrence of a similar incident with a different virus!
Coronavirus: Not the First Story
Coronavirus isn’t the first strange virus, and it won’t be the last. Over history, there were similar incidents. For example: Allah (Only One God) tells us in His book, the Qur’an, a story about a similar event.
Allah the Almighty says:
Have you not considered those who left their homes in many thousands, fearing death? Allah said to them, “Die”; then He restored them to life. And Allah is full of bounty to the people, but most of the people do not show gratitude.” [Qur’an 2 – 243] (2)
That large group escaped out of a pandemic or something similar, seeking refuge. However, Allah’s effective order is above everything. He is the Almighty. He made them alive again as a miracle, whether by the supplication of a Messenger at their time or something else.
This leads us to speak about Allah’s attributes. He is the Most Merciful, Wise, Affectionate, Almighty and a lot more. We are certain that this condition will end, God willing. But what about the lesson or the message behind it? Do we get it? Also, do we realize that this life is just a test, and it has a Creator? Everyone’s result for this test will be according to his/her deeds. None will bear the burden of another.
Coronavirus: No Refuge but God
Moreover, they believe that praying is something essential as a relation with the Creator, at any time, not only that of hardship. So, they generally believe that there is no refuge but God. Thus, of course in such hardships, they put all their trust in Him while taking all usual worldly means. Furthermore, they believe that this life is not the end, so they try to look at the overall picture.
In short, a true Muslim is always satisfied with his/her live, regardless of all its ups & downs. Actually, a new study shows that “Muslims have the greatest score of life satisfaction”. (3)
Qur’an is the message of Allah the Almighty to the people. It has a significance and hint for everything that man needs. I invite you to start reading it.
To conclude, it’s now time to revert to Islam. The pure message of God, where you’re directly connected with your Creator, Sustainer, Provider & Protector without any intermediates. The simplest message that best suits human nature & doesn’t contradict with common logic.
This is very easy, just say these words: Ashhadu Alla eIlaha eIla Allah Wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammadan Rasolullah (I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah). Congratulations! You are Muslim. As simple as that. Also, you can have [one to one conversation] with our team if you have any questions related to Islam. Be a Muslim, win your life twice!