Q. A person takes a Covid test. The test shows positive. Either they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. There are 4 questions that arise:
(A) They, in accordance with government guidelines, isolate for the stated period in the belief of indiscriminate contagion. What is the state of such a person’s Imaan and Nikah?
(B) Some argue, that Islam teaches us to take reasonable precautions and this constitutes a reasonable precaution. This in reality is a disingenuous argument to cover for their belief in contagion contrary to the explicit teaching of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. What is the state of such a person’s Imaan and Nikah?
(C) Persons in above 2 categories then tell others that they should test themselves and isolate if need be. In other words they are pushing their ideology on to others. How should a Muslim deal with such requests which are constant? (D) There are many “Muslims” who hold such beliefs. Does this mean a whole swathe of them exit the fold of Islam? I would appreciate if you would kindly address each question specifically.
A. 1) If the isolation is self-imposed, not forced by the zaalim government , and if this person has been informed that disease is not contagious, then his belief based on what the atheists inform him, is kufr. He should renew his Imaan as well as his Nikah.
2) While Islam advises laymen such as us to adopt reasonable, lawful precautions, it NEVER advises adoption of kufr. Kufr is not a precaution. It is satanism. If these protocols of the atheists are valid precautions, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah would have adopted same on the command of Allah Ta’ala. However, the Qur’aan and Sunnah emphatically negate these acts of shaitaan being precautions. Please read the numerous articles and booklets we have published on this subject. All are available on our website.
3) Their ideology and advice to others are kufr with the same consequences mentioned in No.1 above.
4) Most certainly it “means that a whole swathe of them exit the fold of Islam.” And, this is not surprising because Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had predicted this type of kufr which cancels Imaan. Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Amr (Radhiyallahu anhu) narrated the following Hadith:
“An age will dawn when the people will gather in their Musaajid and perform Salaat whilst not a single one will be a Mu’min.”
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