“There can be no joy from the suspension of congregational prayer in mosques in line with the lockdown to fight the Coronavirus. However, we are in a moment that demands responsibility towards ourselves and wider society. We are urged to seek ways of averting harm, protecting human life, in as far as it can be possible.” (EB BHAM)

What Responsibility is he Talking About?

“Responsibility to ourselves and wider society” in terms of the Shariah does not envisage abrogation and cancellation of the unchangeable laws of Allah’s Shariah.

Bham implies that his concept of ‘responsibility’ can cancel any law of Allah Ta’ala. This so-called ‘responsibility’ overrides the unchangeable laws of the Shariah. Thus, in reality’ it is the opposite of upholding the Sharia.

This foolish idea of ‘responsibility’ implies that Bham shows greater responsibility to society than Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah.

During the plagues which occurred in the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah, they would flock to the Musjid.

Their understanding of responsibility to society did not prevent them from the Musaajid; it did not bring about cessation or a temporary suspension of Salaat; it did not demand abandonment of Jumuah Salaat; it did not demand spacing of the sufoof in the Musaajid; it did not demand quarantine; it did not prevent the healthy mixing with the sick.

It did not demand any of the ludicrous measures which Bham and co follow and promotes in the way of Kufaar governments who have no link with Nabi Alayhis Salaam!

Abdus Sathaar Syed
For Qalamul Haq
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Member of The Jamiat of Muslims of South Africa