No need for precautions, 5 times Namaz daily can save us from Coronavirus: Crowd outside Mosque

While people are avoiding crowded places amid the coronavirus fears, a large number of people are gathering at Jama Masjid in Delhi. As it is obligatory to perform five prayers throughout the day in Islam, Muslim people have to go to Mosque to Namaz (Prayer).

At a time when the rest of the world is avoiding leaving home in the current outbreak of coronavirus, few Muslim people are adamant that they will continue to do Salah in the crowd.

Recently, a video went viral in which a crowd of people could be seen outside Jama Masjid in Delhi saying, “We (Muslim) are not afraid of Coronavirus, we come here to perform Namaz and we are safe by the grace of Allah”.

Talking to News 24, Muslim people said that we need not be afraid of COVID-19 because we have faith in Allah and he will never let us be infected with the virus. As long as there is god to protect us, no disease can harm us, they said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged his countrymen to avoid social gatherings as part of precautionary measures to contain coronavirus outbreak, but people outside Jama Masjid believe that Allah is always there to protect them from the epidemic. They say that we do not believe in rumors, we put our trust in Allah.

When asked why they do not perform prayers at home, they claimed that Islam does not allow them to perform Salah from home. 

When asked about precautions, they said that we trust only in Allah and at the same time we are taking precautions to avoid the spread of the virus.

When they were asked to avoid gathering, they stated that they can not stay away from the crowd because Namaz is performed by several people together at Mosque

Scientists are trying their best to find a complete cure to combat the fast-spreading disease. China too is finding it tough to bring the widespread infectious disease under control. People outside Jama Masjid, on the other hand, believe that Allah’s grace can treat the disease.

The novel coronavirus outbreak has now claimed the lives of over 6,000 people and infected more than 1.6 lakh people globally. The COVID-19 outbreak has also spoiled the international calendar of various sporting events all across the world. The fast-spreading disease has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 under huge doubt.

By far, two deaths owing to COVID-19 have been confirmed in India and over 100 people have been infected with it.

Unfortunately, for now, there is no vaccination or cure available to help patients recover the deadly disease. So it is advised to take all possible precautions. People should avoid the area where coronavirus infection has been reported. Make sure that you keep yourself away from those who have coronavirus symptoms.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.