RNA – Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad-Sa’id al-Hakim, an Iraqi source of emulation, thanked the country’s medical and healthcare staff for explaining religious teachings about providing blood plasma to treat patients with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and other issues.
The Iraqi scholar said that as medical and medical staff, including doctors and nurses, are working tirelessly to treat Coronavirus patients, it was important to note the issue of blood plasma and some tips on how to fight Coronavirus both in Iraq and abroad, we note:
Tip 1: It is befitting that those who have had Coronavirus previously and their health has now improved, should now work with health centres to provide their blood plasma to reduce the pain and suffering of those infected with the virus. Perhaps they will not only help to heal them, but also save their lives, just as God said in the Holy Quran has said, “…Whoever saves a life is as though he had saved all mankind” [5:32]. Undoubtedly, you, the recovered, have endured the pain and suffering of this disease, so do not neglect this important matter and cooperate with doctors and nurses to provide them with your own blood plasma.
Tip 2: We would like to thank all the medical and healthcare staff, including doctors, nurses and other people who serve in pharmacies and health centres and risk their lives to serve their fellow human beings. May you continue your relentless efforts and cultivate hope in the hearts of patients. We hope that with the cooperation of each other, you will establish special research complexes and medical centres with your fellow scientists and researchers so that you can overcome this struggle with pride.
Tip 3: We ask all believers to follow the health instructions and the guidelines of social distancing, to refrain from holding gatherings, shaking hands and kissing each others’ cheeks and to use a mask and gloves to prevent a catastrophe from occurring.
Tip 4: We thank all the believers for their cohesion and cooperation with each other and the social solidarity they have had in these difficult conditions because everyone is witnessing how charities and young people are working to meet the needs of needy families.
In conclusion, Ayatollah al-Hakim prayed to God Almighty for the acceptance of everyone’s good deeds and for the sake of Imam al-Mahdi, to remove the tribulation of the Coronavirus, to cover the afflicted with the clothes of good health and welfare and to protect all the believers under the protection of the al-thaqalayn (two weighty things – the Quran and Ahl al-Bayt).
As of June 9th, there have been 13,481 cases of Coronavirus, 370 deaths and 5,572 recoveries in Iraq.
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