We urge everyone to choose mercy, wisdom and generosity, instead of fear, suspicion, and panic. Help us build a more grounded response within our communities.
1. Prevent the spread
2. Practice correct hand hygiene
3. Ensure cough etiquette
4. Avoid touching your face
5. Maintain social distance
6. Self-isolate if necessary
7. Look after your community
8. Don’t share unverified information
9. Check in on those who are vulnerable
10. Communicate and check your family and friends
11. Support healthcare professionals
12. Follow the orders of governmental officials and law enforcement agencies
13. Don’t stockpile!
Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) went through a lot of difficult times both on a personal and a community level. Life of Muhammad (SAW) was extremely successful; still, it was the most challenging life. By the desire and the guidance of Allah Almighty, He (SAW) was able to meet all the challenges which He (PBUH) faced and come out of difficult times much stronger than ever before. Islam teaches us to have faith in Allah Almighty during difficulties. We should have faith in His Mercy. Allah says in Holy Quran: “[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving.” (Quran, 67:2)
Reflect on how our positive – and negative – actions can impact humanity at large and ensure that what you do has a positive impact on others
Let this test be a reminder that nations, companions, and even Prophets before us have gone through unease and fears – we are not alone. In times like these, it’s our sense of community that will help us through. Let’s remember the words of Prophet Muhammad (SAW):
Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you.
So let’s come together in wisdom, mercy towards each other, and in hope in our Creator.