An End to the Lockdown
During the Coronavirus epidemic, the world stood still. Everything went into lockdown. Schools, institutes and masjids all over the country were compelled to close their doors.
This was a troubling time for many Muslims all over the world. People had to pray at home and could no longer attend any gatherings at the masjids. Children could no longer attend lessons at masjids and parents were forced to look for alternatives.
However, this lockdown benefitted us in many ways and taught us many lessons such as:
1. This lockdown is a sign from Allah swt. Anything can happen at any time. No human knew that a virus would come and nobody knew how it would affect the world. Whenever Allah swt wills something, He just says ‘Be’ and it is. This epidemic showed us the power of Allah swt and how we, as humans do not have control, rather the full control of all matters is with Allah.
2. ‘After hardship comes ease.’ Through patience and continuous striving, we see the end of the lockdown approaching. Society is reforming itself and everything is slowly returning to the way it was. After months of waiting, we will no longer have to wait. After these troubling times, there is ease and will be more ease in the days to come Insha’Allah. This lockdown enforced everyone all over the world to be patient and turn to Allah in the troubling times.
3. Masjids are now gradually opening their doors to the public with guidelines to prevent the virus from further spreading. We can only understand their true value now, after they were taken away from us. As Allah (swt) says, ‘If you are grateful, I will increase for you…’ We need to show gratitude towards our masjids so Allah swt blesses us with more goodness and to avoid hardships like this.
"We, as humans do not have control, rather the full control of all matters is with Allah"
"We need to show gratitude towards our masjids so Allah swt blesses us with more goodness"
As the world is coming back together, we too, as a community should also carefully and gradually step out and return to our normal lives. We should now begin to attend prayers in the masjid whilst following the guidelines set out for us.
Insha’Allah, with further patience and steadfastness, we will see our community returning to normal. After this epidemic passes, we will see the masjids open with no restrictions and many prayers prayed in congregation. May Allah swt make us steadfast and keep us patient.
"May Allah swt make us steadfast and keep us patient"
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