CORONA PLAGUE FATWA

THE CORONA PLAGUE

FATWA ISSUED BY SHEIKH AHMAD AL-KURI OF MAURITANIA

QUESTION

Is it permissible for healthy Muslims to abandon Jumuah and Jamaa’ah for the fear of the corona disease?

ANSWER

By the taufeeq of Allah!

Firstly: During real fear for the enemy in battle in the Path of Allah, Jamaa’ah (Jamaat Salaat) is not waived. How then can Jumuah and Jamaa’ah be abandoned on account of fear for a suspected disease?

Secondly: The cause for these epidemics and diseases is sin and transgression. Allah Ta’ala says (in the Qur’aan): “Whatever calamity befalls you, is the consequence of the perpetration of your hands.”
And Allah, The One Who is Mighty and Aware says: “Corruption has appeared on the land and the ocean on account of (the misdeeds) committed by the hands of people so that He gives them to taste something of what they perpetrated, for perhaps they will return (to the Path of Rectitude).”
Allah has explained that the remedy is to return to Allah with repentance and seeking forgiveness (Taubah and Istighfaar), Tilaawat and Dua. The remedy is not in the abandonment of some acts which Allah has made incumbent us, namely Jumuah and Jamaa’ah.

Thirdly: Allah Ta’ala says: “No calamity will befall on the earth nor upon you except that which (has been recorded) in the Book even before We create it.”
“Even if you were in your homes, those for whom death has been decreed would emerge and go to their places of his death.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Know that even if all mankind unites to benefit you, they will be able to do only that which Allah has ordained for you. And, if they unite to harm you, they will be able to do only Allah has decreed for you.” (Ahmad and Tirmizi)

Thus, our Imaan is on Qadha and Qadr (in whatever Allah has ordained for us). We repose Tawakkul (Trust) on Allah Jalla wa Alaa. Has He not prohibited us from abandoning whatever He has compulsorily imposed on us, namely Jumuah Salaat and Jamaa’ah, for the fear of disease, etc.?

Fourthly: Has Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) not informed of the measure to be adopted relevant to a plague, and that it is not permissible to enter a region where there is a plague, and not to flee from such a place? Did he mention abandonment of Jamaat Salaat in such a place?

Fifthly: A plague had erupted during the khilaafat of Umar Bin Khattaab (Radhiyallahu anhu). H consulted in this regard with the Muhaajireen, then with the Ansaar……Did they abandon Jumuah and Jamaa’ah because of it (the plague)?

Sixthly: Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala says: “Seek aid by means of Sabr and Salaat.” What, is this Istiaanah (seeking help) by means of establishing Salaat in the Musjid as was the practice of Nabi (Alahis salaam) or was it by abandoning Jumuah and Jama’aat?
Seventhly: Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever performs Subuh (Fajr) in Jamaa’ah, he is in the responsibility (and protection) of Allah.” Is it not sufficient for us to be in the responsibility of Allah? “Is Allah not sufficient for His servant?”
Eighthly: When Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had not granted permission to the blind man to be absent (from Jamaat Salaat) despite him not having someone to guide him, and despite the abundance of wild animals in Madinah, then how can a healthy person be permitted to abstain from Jamaat merely for the fear of the disease?

Ninthly: Whenever Rasulullah feared something, he would hasten to the Musjid. How then can we abandon Jumuah Salaat and Jamaa’ah for fear of corona?

Tenthly: There was in every Islamic city one Jaami’ Musjid where all the people gathered to perform Jumuah, and epidemics and plagues would befall Muslims. Did any of the Ulama of Islam ever issue the fatwa throughout the history (of Islam) to close and lock the Musaajid because of an epidemic or plague?

28 Rajab 1441 – 23 March 2020

WHEN JUMUAH IS INVALID, PERFORM ZUHR

WHEN JUMUAH IS INVALID, PERFORM ZUHR
QUESTION

Assalaamualaikum

In our Musjid in Robertsham, Johannesburg, the Imaam was happy, and in a jolly way was counting people, and the musjid jamaat ensured that once the 100th person came in the gates were locked. The Imaam rushed through the salaah very badly.

I am very disheartened and feel like I never want to read behind these insane imams ever again. Was the Jumuah Salaat valid?

The police did not count. The jamaat stopped the people once they reached 100 and made them wait for the 2nd jamaat. Should I read Zuhr?
ANSWER

Yes you should perform Zuhr. The Jumuah was not valid. All these molvis and imaams are displaying their nifaaq. In this way has Allah Ta’ala exposed them. Those munaafiqeen who have closed the Musaajid despite the government not having made this demand are the worst scoundrels and agents of Iblees. They will have to circumambulate (make tawaaf) of their intestines in Jahannam according to the Hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

Concerned Muslims should arrange their own Jumuah Salaat anywhere, whether in the open, a Jamaat Khaanah, a storeroom or in one’s home. The minimum number of musallis is four – the Imaam and 3 muqtadis. Do not participate in these mock ‘jumuahs’ if you are able to arrange for Jumuah elsewhere. However, if this is not possible in your context, then after having joined in the mock jumuah, perform four raka’ts Zuhr Fardh. The moron imaam should have left the counting and preventing to the police.

25 Rajab 1441 – 20 March 2020

JUMUAH SALAAT AND CORONA

THE CHINA PIG DISEASE

RE: JUMUAH SALAAT

In the event of the government callously and unjustly enforcing its 100 man limit at the Musaajid on the occasion of Jumuah, the following should be noted:

(1) It will not be permissible for the trustees and Imaams of the Musaajid to debar any Muslim from participating in the Jumuah Salaat and Khutbah. Preventing a Muslim from joining the Jumuah Salaat will INVALIDATE the Jumuah Salaat of the entire Jamaa’t (congregation).

The validity of Jumuah Salaat relies on the condition of Ithnul Aam, i.e. free and unfettered permission to the general Muslim public to attend. It is therefore of paramount importance that Muslims (the trustees and Imaams) should not attempt to enforce the government’s decree. If they do, the Salaat of the entire congregation will be invalid.

(2) Should zindeeq and spineless trustees and imaams prevent any Muslim from joining the Salaat, then those who had participated in the invalid Jumuah Salaat should individually perform the four raka’ts of Zuhr.

(3) If the government posts policemen or guards at the Musaajid to compel compliance with their oppression, thereby preventing Muslims from entering the Musjid, then the Jumuah Salaat will be valid since the wicked act is not committed by Muslims. In this case there will be no need to perform Zuhr after Jumuah.

(4) Supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to destroy the munaafiqeen in our midst.

22 Rajab 1441 – 17 March 2020