While the world is still struggling to control the COVID-19 pandemic, international media are turning to some of Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) fundamental teachings for hygiene and health.
Frequent handwashing, self-isolation, and avoiding physical contact, which are now recommended as preventive measures against the coronavirus, are some of the core principles of Islam.
“Prophet Muhammad’s(ﷺ) Incredible Tips for Surviving a Pandemic” is the title of an article published by Spanish newspaper ABC on Friday, April 3.
The publication presents recurring recommendations from health experts to prevent the COVID-19 spread and compares them to early Islamic teachings by Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ).
“It is incredible to think that, 1,300 years ago, an illiterate … without any scientific training already knew, step by step, what to do during a pandemic. [His] name was Muhammad(ﷺ), he founded Islam and reflected … his recommendations to avoid the pandemic,” reads the article.
In another article published by American magazine Newsweek on March 17, American scholar Craig Considine presents and explains the commandments of Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) to avoid contagion.
“While he is by no means a ‘traditional’ expert on matters of deadly diseases, Muhammad(ﷺ) nonetheless had sound advice to prevent and combat a development like COVID-19,” reads the article’s introduction.
(2020, April 8). International Media Praises Prophet Mohammed’s (ﷺ) Incredible Tips for Surviving a Pandemic. Retrieved from https://islamtics.com/international-media-praises-prophet-mohammeds-%ef%b7%ba-incredible-tips-for-surviving-a-pandemic/