Faizel Patel - 26/03/2020
As world battles the Coronavirus outbreak and South Africa braces for a 21-day lockdown, esteemed Islamic scholar Ml Sulaiman Moola addressed a question that has been nagging on many peoples minds.
Is the Coronavirus a test or an affliction?
Ml Moola says it is part of the pure and pristine teachings of Islam that regardless of the challenges, difficulties and adversities that the human race finds itself in, Islam will always provide guidance, direction navigation.
However Ml Moola says the Coronavirus has created a lot of panic across the globe.
“In my entire life, I’ve never witnessed anxiety, hysteria and panic of this level. And I am sure many even our old folks would not recall where the entire planet came to a shutdown, the entire aviation industry had been halted, the economic implication have been catastrophic.”
So is the is the Coronavirus a test or an affliction from the Almighty?
“The truth be told, we don’t have that answer and its not within our domain and our jurisdiction to pronounce or to venture into those mysteries. These are unknown to us and know exclusively to Allah.”
Ml Moola says every tragedy that bring people closer to Allah is a bounty and every bounty that takes you away from Allah is a tragedy.
Listen to the Ml Moola answer the question about whether the Coronavirus is a test or an affliction from Allah.