Distancing from contagious sicknesses.

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 Bismihi Ta`ala

*DISTANCING FROM CONTAGIOUS SICKNESSES.*صحيح مسلم -)أَنَّ أَبَا سَلَمَةَ بْنَ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا عَدْوَى وَيُحَدِّثُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا يُورِدُ مُمْرِضٌ عَلَى مُصِحٍّ  

*Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam said: ‘’The sickly contagious should not be brought close to the healthy.’’(Bukhari/Muslim)* *Reported in Muslim shareef that a leprous man was between the Thaqeef group of people(that came Madinah). So Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam sent to inform him that: ‘’We have already taken his oath of allegiance from far and hence he should step back.’’(Muslim)*صحيح مسلم – ()حَدَّثَنَا شَرِيكُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَهُشَيْمُ بْنُ بَشِيرٍ عَنْ يَعْلَى بْنِ عَطَاءٍ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ الشَّرِيدِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَكَانَ فِي وَفْدِ ثَقِيفٍ رَجُلٌ مَجْذُومٌ فَأَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهِ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّا قَدْ بَايَعْنَاكَ فَارْجِع
 *Allegiance is done normally hand with hand. But Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam showed us to keep distance from contagious diseases. So do not give hand or musafahah during this epidemic period. Keep distance as instructed by health authorities*.صحيح البخاري – ()باب الجذام وقال عفان حدثنا سليم بن حيان حدثنا سعيد بن ميناء قال سمعت أبا هريرة يقول قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا عدوى ولا طيرة ولا هامة ولا صفر وفر من المجذوم كما تفر من الأسد

*Hazrat Abu Hureirah r.a. said that Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam said: ‘’…run away from a leprous just like you run from a lion.’’(Bukhari)**Normally, it is sunnah to visit a sick and make du`as for him. But here we are prescribed by medical sunnah to stay away from contagious diseases. Hence all healthy precautions prescribed by our health authorities is under this sunnah protocol of protecting oneself from contagious diseases*.  صحيح البخاري – ()وعن أبي النضر مولى عمر بن عبيد الله عن عامر بن سعد بن أبي وقاص عن أبيه أنه سمعه يسأل أسامة بن زيدماذا سمعت من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في الطاعون فقال أسامة قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الطاعون رجس أرسل على طائفة من بني إسرائيل أو على من كان قبلكم فإذا سمعتم به بأرض فلا تقدموا عليه وإذا وقع بأرض وأنتم بها فلا تخرجوا فرارا منه
 *Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam said: ‘’Plague is a punishment that Allah Ta`ala sent on Bani Israeel or upon those before you. When you are informed that there is plague outbreat such and such places, then don`t travel to that area. And when there is outbreak in your area, then don`t travel out to escape from it.’’(Bukhari)**This hadith is clear that we should not travel to the outbreak area because we will get contaminated. And we should not travel out, because we will the disease to other areas. This is because of the fact that plague/pandemics are contagious.**NOTE: The hadith of musnad Ahmad that some are unfortunately spreading saying that hazrat Amr bin `Aas r.a. went in the forests to hide from the epidemic is weak and dha`eef.* *Hence it is not against tawakkul to take healthy precautions and distance oneself from epidemics and contagious diseases.* 

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