CoronaVirus & Qur'an & Hadith
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time.
Trying to Take the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It --
And Which One Does Not?)
If you think Allah and his Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam -- Qur'an and Hadith -- left out anything, you are wrong.
Qur'an and Hadith cover everything. It is just that you have to have the Ability to see things as they manifest themselves over time and space.
And that Ability is a sum total of all your skills and toil and trouble, marked by the purity of your mind, heart and soul, wrapped in Allah's Mercy and Grace.
Now, the New Corona Virus. An early 21st Century phenomenon that has thoroughly shaken and changed the world. No one knows where it came from; where it is going; what to do about it; or how it is going to end up.
But in the early Seventh Century, Allah's Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, told people to do the following:
- Wash your hands.
- And -- mind you -- wash your nostrils.
Now, I don't know who else was teaching this message at that time, or through the centuries thereafter, but this Seventh-Century Islamic Formula of washing hands and nostrils is directly related to the 21st-Century Corona Virus Epidemic.
Twenty-First Century Science says, Washing Hands is perhaps one of the most effective ways of combating Corona Virus, which really has no defense.
Hadith Sharif says, wash your hands frequently, at least five times a day when you perform your prayers or Salah.
And that is precisely also what the Qur'an says:
Faghsiloo Wujoohakum wa Ayidiyakum Ilal Maraafiq.
"Wash your faces and your hands -- all the way to your elbows."
This tight Interface between Qur'an and Hadith is another most amazing Miracle of Islam, unknown and unexplored by many, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
Qur'an and Hadith, then, both mandate Hand Washing. And they did this over 1400 years ago, on this earth. And they have continued to do that ever since.
And millions upon millions of Muslims have honored, cherished and upheld that mandate all through these one thousand four hundred years without the break or interruption of a single day.
And over a billion Muslims put that mandate into practice even today. All over the world.
Looking for Miracles? Look no further. This is one of the greatest and most self-evident miracles you are ever going to find.
Need Proof that this Qur'an and Hadith are from God Almighty? Then this is your proof, right in your hands. None better or stronger in this world.
Keep moving forward.
The Qur'an says:
"Wash your faces!"
And Hadith, of course, says the same thing.
And washing your face clearly suggests washing your eyes, mouth and nose. Right?
And the Hadith makes this explicit by saying: "Wash your nostrils!"
While this is amazing stuff, what makes me totally speechless with wonder is how the Hadith Sharif strongly urges Muslims to push water deep into their nostrils.
Wa Baalighoo Fil Istinshaaqi, is how the Hadith puts it.
Literally speaking, Baalighoo means "exaggerate," take this to a very high level, push things to the limit, hyperbolize as it were.
So, the Hadith would suggest Muslims should push water into their nostrils as deep as they could -- every time they make Wudu for their Prayers.
But why am I making a big deal out of it? To me, every Hadith and every Aayat of the Qur'an is a big deal. But other than that, here is a scientific detail that you can go and investigate on your own.
Go find out what the relationship of your nose is to the Novel Corona Virus.
If all the Medical Specialists, Epidemiologists, Virologists and other Scientists in the world tell you in one voice that your Nostrils -- your Nasal Cavity that is -- is where the Corona Virus resides, then hit the ground on the spot: Make a Great Big Sajdah right where you are.
And be grateful that you are a Muslim -- a Believer in Qur'an and Hadith.
And then get up, dust up, and get ready to Take the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It -- and Which One Does Not?
That way, you will be able to share the blessings of Heaven with all your fellow Human Beings who reside right here on Earth.
And to tell you the Truth, as they say, that was the reason why God Almighty created you in the first place.
And if you are a Muslim, then that precisely is the name of your Mandate from God.
It is called Islam.