تحميل THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: LESSONS FOR HUMANITY FROM A RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE بي دي إف

لقبTHE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: LESSONS FOR HUMANITY FROM A RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE
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will be called to account” (Quran: 21:23). Commenting on this issue, Yasir

Qadhi notes that “No one among us is qualified to speak on behalf of Allah.

We are not able to declare why something is happening. Or to link a general

tragedy to specific evil. And we are not demonstrating mercy when we claim

that people being subjugated to this are being punished for a crime most of

them have nothing to do with” So, to claim that this calamity inflicted on

Chinese people because their government has persecuted Uighur Muslims does

not convince us that much.

d) Pandemics and the Ecology:

Today, we have so many groups to protect our ecology and

environment. Yet, greedy companies and business industries are destroying

this planet earth at an alarming rate. People are destroying forests and cutting

down trees in many countries for money. Deforestation in amazon jungles and

in many parts of Malaysia and Indonesia clearly indicates the human greed and

destruction of natural resource. Moreover, the geopolitical greed and a trade

war between China and the US has accelerated the destruction of the natural

resources of this world. China expands its development projects all over the

world and it does not care about environmental disasters and ecological

catastrophes. It has done so many development projects in many Afro-Asian

countries without any consideration to the ecological damages and destruction.

According to the Holy Qur’an, this world is nothing but a divine gift

for humanity. People must utilize it with maximum care and trust. God created

the universe for the benefit of humanity. Therefore, we must handle it with due

care and responsibility. Man should not destroy the natural resources of this

world. He must use it with a sense of responsibility and accountability and yet,

today, many countries do not care about this. A.H. Murad argues that man has

failed to maintain the balance of the ecosystem in this universe. He notes that

“And now God’s world is paying us back with this invisible miasma which

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makes us afraid even to inhale. Putin and Trump, masters of nuclear arsenals,

are staggering back from its influence, discovering, perhaps, the Naqshbandi

the rules of khush Dar dam, mindfulness in every breath. So small an enemy

to have overthrown our world: too tiny to see, the corona literally a crown. This

microscopic flimsy protein, this almost nothing, is now king of the world”

(Ibid,2) Theologically speaking, God has given man this world and its natural

resources as trust. Yet, man has utterly failed to honour this trust and misused

the natural of resources of the world. That is why we see all these natural

calamities. The holy Qur’an tells us “corruption has flourished on land and sea

because of people’s action. He will make them taste the consequence of some

of their own actions. So that that may return back.” (Qur’an: 30: 41).

“we madly ravage and violate nature and walk upon the moon, every

other species cringe from us as ecosystems dies, our gamed financial system is

increasingly parasitical upon the poor. From our human perspective Covid-19

is an inflection which disorder our world, but seen from the world’s perspective

humanity itself has, over the past age, become a still more deadly disease: like

fungus or a hookworm we suck the blood of the host, multiplying insanely until

the ecosystem itself, the planet which we vampirize, starts to sicken and dies.

Bani Adam, released from the natural restraints urged by religion, has itself

become a disease, in its planning and its wisdom no more intelligent than a

microbe. We have become a Qarun virus”; (A H. Murad. P2). The Holy Qur’an

has documented the destruction of previous nations in history. It tells us that

the excessive greed for materialism and power has caused competition and

destruction between previous nations. It looks like history repeats itself in this

geopolitical rivalry between the West and East once again. Some developed

countries and more importantly, China and US fight for the domination the

wealth and power. Now they fight one another to grab the lion share of the

wealth of the world as hungry animals fight for a piece of meat in the jungle.

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