ABOUT TWO months back, I posted on A(H1N1) below:
“Swine flu fears grip the world…
ALHAMDULLILLAH (All praises be to Allah Subhannahu Wataala), Islamic teachings preach the importance of cleanliness. And taking ablution before each daily prayer (obligatory for Muslims to pray five times a day) which involves washing essential parts of the body, particularly starting with both hands is ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’ in itself. This is the most basic act of cleansing oneself from all kinds of diseases i.e. as a preventative measure from being infected with SARS, Bird Flu, Foot and Mouth disease and now the recent outbreak of Swine Influenza which has killed a number of people in Mexico and elsewhere in the world.
Another good teaching of Islam is the prohibition for all Muslims from eating pork meat, or even to rear pigs. The Swine Flu is believed to have originated from that particular animal and is further spread through human-to-human contact.
My point is with the rapid outbreak of this latest epidemic to hit the global population, the God Almighty seems to be giving warning signs to human beings on earth in general and Muslims in particular to strictly adhere to the teachings of the Islamic Holy Book, the Al-Quran. I personally admit that I have been neglecting my spiritual duties and responsibilities toward Him lately.
So what better time to start now and pray right away to seek Allah’s Guide and Protection from this Swine Flu fever… Insya Allah (God Willing).
And now I will remind myself again and again, go back to basics — pray, Pray and PRAY! For the love of the Lord Almighty, only He we all should go to and seek from for all the cures to worldly illnesses and diseases… 🙂 Five times a day of praying ain’t too much to ask! 😦
Prophet Musa Alaihi Salam (Moses – peace be on him) had once been inflicted with a painful tummy-ache. He suffered too much pain and had tried all kinds of medication ever invented and concocted during his time thousands of years ago. So when he could not bear the pain no more, he then turned to God for help — S.O.S ASAP! 😉
Allah Subhannahu Wataala, the Most Merciful and Most-Hearing, heard his Prophet’s urgent call for help. God commanded Nabi Allah Musa Alaihi Salam to go to the forest to look for a certain species of herbal leaves which could be the best cure for his particular illness then.
So off he did right away, no questions asked. And truly cured the alternative au naturel medicine did. However, after a few months, the stomach ailment troubled the Prophet again or recurring problem occured. Nabi Musa A.S then communicated with the Almighty to ask Him whatever happened to the magic of the cure? He explained to God that he had been taking his medication regularly but why no curable effect like when he first started taking it?
God’s simplest reply: “Ya Musa, it worked wonders the first time because you had the belief that it was your Lord who provided the cure for your illness and not the medication or the leaves from the jungle! But gradually your belief lost its firmness and you believed that it was the medicine that cured your sickness but not your Lord who commanded you to find the medicine from the forest, in the first place! Go figure! 😛
At long last, Prophet Moses (peace be on him) finally figured that it was not the medicine that cured his medical problem BUT all along it had always been the Lord Almighty who IS THE Cure via man-made medication utilizing resource-rich and solution-friendly jungle herbs~!
Let’s all pray to Him now and make the extra-mile effort to look for the best cure for H1N1 in our Flora and Fauna-rich virgin jungle… 😛
BUT always believe in our heart of hearts that everything is from Allah Azza Wajalaa and not from any of the myriad of His creations on earth! We must also pray that we will never ever go astray from the ONE! 🙂 Amin ya Rabbal Alamin!
p.s. The thing to remember in times of suffering from illnesses is this: When we are being afflicted with all sorts of diseases, it is a form of cleansing oneself from all previous sins committed, either knowingly or unknowingly.
p.p.s. The other thing to remember is that whatever ailments or diseases could only come from the Lord Almighty and only God cures all… May all those undergoing quarantine have strength and patience — Amin!