World Day of Prayer and Repentance [Quote - 1004]

Mar 22, 2020

The Coronavirus is what it is. It is sweeping the globe. No one is immune and there are no sanctuaries.

Scientists must and will do their best to find a vaccine and a therapeutic -- effective medication that is. 

Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, assured us 1400 years ago that God did not create a disease for which he did not also create a cure.

It is just a question of time then. 

Also what will make the difference is the resources that are brought to bear on research and investigation and on the efforts to find a cure and a vaccine.

And the mass mobilization of all segments of society to produce, on war footing, all the testing and protective equipment as well as all the hospital space that may be needed.

And of course a critical variable will be the leadership that is exercised at this critical time by all those in power, from the president on down to the local mayors. 

Governors of New York, Maryland and California have acted decisively and with dispatch. Others will have to join them in taking bold action to arrest or slow the spread of the virus.

While all this is going on, the Pope -- finally, I should say -- has called for prayer. I second and endorse that call. 

I call on all Muslims around the world, and on all non-Muslims around the world, first to repent from all that they are doing wrong: socially; morally; religiously; and otherwise.

And, after that, everyone must turn to God and beg him to turn away from all of us this imminent menace to our health and life.


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