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Muslims have been preparing to prevent the spread of illnesses for the past 1400 years…
1. Limited handshaking (especially between the opposite sex, out of respect)
2. Washing a minimum of five times per day which includes, hands, mouth, nose, face, arms past elbows, head, ears, and feet in preparation for worship.
3. Washing private parts with toilet paper AND water after each and every restroom use.
This is in addition to the routine daily showers most people take.
4. Taking a special thorough bath (called ghusl) after intimacy, menstruation, and on Fridays prior to attending the mosque or engaging in worship.
5. Covering of the face to filter dust and particles, as well as to protect women from strangers and harrassment.
6. Quarantining. When a plague breaks out in an area, Muslims are advised to not travel to it, or if they are living there, to stay there in order to stop its spread.
For those people who have caught a Muslim “randomly” washing their feet in a sink on a “random” day…now you know.
“Purification/Cleanliness is half of faith” – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Please keep in mind that Quran was sent 1400+ years ago, and there was no editorial process involved.
by Mufti Faraz Adam
The Prophet encouraged quarantine:
“Do not put a sick one (animal) with a healthy one (animal)” (Sahih al-Bukhari)
“If you hear that a plague has hit a land, do not go to it; if it breaks out in a land where you are present, do not leave” (Bukhari)
2. Hygiene & Disinfecting
The Prophetic practice which Muslims are recommended to follow are full of hygienic practices:
a. Washing hands upon awakening
b. Performing ablution and washing five times a day for prayers.
c. Washing before/after eating
d. covering mouth when sneezing
3. Impermissibility to consume rodents, reptiles, insects and other potential carriers of disease
According to the Hanafi school, it is not permissible to consume rodents, reptiles, insects and other such creatures as they are from the Khaba’ith (filthy creatures)
4. Permissibility to cull infected creatures
It is permissible to cull infected creatures and animals to…
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