In this talk, Mufti Taha Karaan provides a conceptual approach in understanding the phenomenon of a communicable disease in relation to religious law, creed and daily activities of living. The COVID-19, which has now been classified as a pandemic, has caused much societal confusion and panic. Many countries have declared national states of emergency. As Muslims, we should ensure that we are cognizant of how our religion advises us in taking practical precautions in safeguarding our health and well-being. Additionally, we should be cautious not to misinterpret the events around us as a divine punishment. Furthermore, Mufti Taha Karaan discusses the impact of a communicable disease on Islamic jurisprudence and religious societal obligations.
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