RNA – In a statement, Ayatollah Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, a senior Iraqi scholar, said that many generous believers are seeking to distribute food and financial assistance to needy and disadvantaged families due the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
He added, “This actions of these benevolent people is a very great human deed that God Almighty will accept, as it is stated in Surah al-Kahf [The Cave], verse 30: ‘Indeed We do not waste the reward of those who are good in deeds’ and in Surah al-Baqarah [The Heifer], verse 195: ‘Indeed, God loves the virtuous’ and also in Surah al-Araf [The Heights], verse 56: ‘Indeed God’s mercy is close to the virtuous.’”
Ayatollah al-Yaqoubi stated that benevolent people and charitable organizations are working under the names of the Shi’ah religious authorities [sources of emulation] and in line with the call of these authorities to help the needy. If these actions are accomplished in line of gaining nearness to God and in the holy name of Imam al-Mahdi, the rewards will be greater.”
The Iraqi scholar added, “We ask God Almighty to guide us in fulfilling the needs of Imam al-Mahdi because without a doubt, trying to meet the needs of believers and lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt is one of the examples of trying to meet their needs. It’s therefore considered that because your actions must be with the intention of the Purified Imams, great care must be taken.”
Today, Dr. Adham Ismail, the representative of the World Health Organization in Iraq, praised the actions of the government of Iraq and the crisis headquarters’ decisions in fighting the Coronavirus and stressed that the country has embarked on a courageous program to fight the virus that is better and more effective than the actions of the United States and European countries.
In addition to implementing various projects, including the suspension of administrative and educational activities five weeks ago and implementing a plan to ban nationwide travel, Iraq prevented the further spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
According to the latest figures from the Iraqi Ministry of Health, 1,482 people have tested positive with the Coronavirus, 81 people have died and 906 have recovered.
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