RNA – For nearly a month, Iran has been engaged with an unwanted guest called COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and this guest, as a sinister virus, comprises a large portion of the daily news and content viewed by society.
These days, we have heard, seen and read that the Coronavirus is less dangerous than all similar viruses and the only thing that is different is the speed of the transmission and spread.
The virus, which, of course, isn’t capable of overwhelming most people physically and only kills two to three percent of people, but has been able to disrupt the psychological climate of society and fear of this virus has become a concern for the people.
The current situation for our people, though difficult and painful, will certainly have many benefits in the era after the relative control of the Coronavirus with the help of God.
The religion of Islam is based on and personal and social health and hygiene and according to the Quranic verses and narrations, we find that there is a profound connection between religion and cleanliness and relief from tribulations such that many people today have forgotten supplicating and praying in order to ward off tribulation and illness..
Therefore, Rasa News Agency, held brief conversations with Friday prayer leaders and teachers and administrators of the Islamic Seminaries of Kerman province and received healthcare and spiritual advice and information on the relationship between religion and health.
Hujjat al-Islam Hasan Alidadi, the Friday prayer leader of Kerman, said, “Abiding by the advice of health professionals is the most important duty of the people in regard to the Coronavirus.”
He stated that the eradication of the virus requires a centralized and unified command and said, “For my part, I’m subject to the expert opinions of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the National Headquarters for the Fight Against the Coronavirus and in this province (Kerman), we must all be subject to the provincial health network.”
Considering that personal and environmental hygiene is one of the top priorities these days, he said that people must avoid gatherings and avoid unnecessary going out and about as much as possible.”
Hujjat al-Islam Alidadi emphasized that we need more unity, affection and kindness more than ever more in these conditions and said, “People must stay in their homes in order to defeat the Coronavirus.”
Rasa News Agency