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 Amanollah Alimoradi, the representative of the people of Kerman province in the Assembly of Experts, pointed out that there is a deep connection between physical health and the religion of Islam and said, “The religion of Islam has many Quranic verses and prophetic narrations for the physical health of man which shows the importance it gives to the human body and the personal and social cleanliness.”
He added, “I thank the authorities, the medical staff, the Coronavirus headquarters and all the nurses who today are striving through self-sacrificing and dedication for the health of the people and I pray to God to grant spiritual rewards to the nurses and to all of the health authorities.”
He said that the people of the country are a wise and religious people and added, “The Iranian people have been victorious in all political and cultural scenes and will defeat the Coronavirus in the country through reliance on God, the Ahl al-Bayt and the solidarity of the people.”
Hujjat al-Islam Alimoradi emphasized that people must minimize their going out and about to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the country and noted, “The only way to stop the spread of Coronavirus is to stay home.”
In conclusion, he noted that people must not forget to supplicate and pray to God and said, “Reciting Ziyarat Ashura and the supplications in Sahifah al-Sajjadiyyah [Scripture of Sajjad] is are among the solutions to this tribulation.”
Rasa News Agency