Can You Call Out Deniers of COVID-19?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question

There is this website that believes 51% of COVID-related information and vaccines are lies and that whoever takes those vaccines is a disbeliever. I’m confused as a non-Muslim as to why you guys don’t call them out.

Answer

We don’t call people out. We teach and guide and do not argue.

We follow mainstream scholars and scholarship, and they have affirmed that we follow

  1. mainstream medical opinion and
  2. government guidelines.

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.