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Muslim IAS-IPS Officers Cite Quran To Say Courting Disease Through Negligence Is A 'Sin'

By Sanya Dhingra


5 April, 2020


Nearly 80 serving and retired IAS, IPS and IFS officers belonging to the Islamic faith have appealed to the Muslim community to adhere to social distancing norms, and not give anyone the opportunity to accuse it of spreading Covid-19 in India.


Notices pasted on the gate of a mosque in Lucknow, asking devotees to offer namaaz from home | Photo: ANI



The officers’ appeal comes in the light of the Tablighi Jamaat event at New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area last month, which has resulted in about one-third of the total Covid-19 cases in India as on 5 April.

“Of late, a message is going in the society at large that Muslims, as a group, in India are not adhering to ‘social distancing’ and other measures to counter the spread of the pandemic,” the officers have written in their open appeal to Muslims.

“Distressing videos are in wide circulation showing stone pelting at health workers, and clash of men from Muslim community with police personnel who were enforcing the law. In some videos, policemen are being forced to baton-charge the people hell-bent to go to a mosque for prayer,” the officers state.

In this light, the officers have urged Muslims to “act responsibly and stand out as examples for fellow citizens in the fight against coronavirus”.

They add that the community should ensure its actions do not offer anyone an opportunity to accuse Muslims for the spread of the epidemic in India.

“They must adhere to the guidance of the public health experts and the orders of the government, since what is correct must be followed irrespective of whether one finds support for that or not in religious scriptures,” they state.

Invoking the Quran

The officers have invoked Islamic teachings to argue that contracting the virus through negligence is a “sinful act”, even if you are the only person who gets infected.

“Suicide and courting danger and disease by one’s rash and negligent act is haram,” the officers state. “The virus does not remain confined to the body of the person who invited it to himself through his foolish act. It travels rapidly in the family and society, and brings indiscriminate deaths to innocents.”

They add: “The Quran says if one kills an innocent human being, it is as if he had killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it is as if he had saved the life of all mankind.”

However, they also say that even in the absence of religious scripture, it is imperative that Muslims respect quarantine norms.

“Even if there were no religious sanctions to avoid a plague or remain in quarantine during a raging epidemic, adopting measures to safeguard oneself from it would still be the sensible thing to do,” they say.

“Muslims can pray collectively at the mosques after the pandemic dies out and the normal life is restored.”

Original Headline: Muslim IAS-IPS officers’ Covid-19 appeal to community: Don’t give anyone reason to blame you

Source: The Print

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  • Your beloved Editor or Moderator is Shun of  Editing my comment and adding "SAW" as I said I do not know even meaning of it.
    What right has editor or moderator has to edit it, why do you are not commenting of this behaviour of your Muslims friend who power of editing and moderating comments had abused the power.

    By Aayina - 4/12/2020 11:26:20 PM

  • Aauina says, "How Muslims can be liar".
    Only a very ill-bred and poorly educated person would say something like that.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/10/2020 11:15:04 PM

  • How Muslims can be liar((((not all but those who run propounds of converting and finishing Hindus they defiantly do all lies)))))you can see in my last Commmet the Editor or moderater change something by himself "(SAW)" I do not know even meaning of it. 

    That enough to tell what extent Muslims can go.

    Editor or Moderator is only suppose to delete if abusive words are used not to add anything in my comment and change the meaning.

    I wish Editor or Moderator will publish this commnent, to acknowledge what he/she had done wrong to my comment by adding"(SAW)" and correct his/her bad action.

    By Aayina - 4/10/2020 3:50:32 PM

  • Aayina,

    I do not label every Hindu as a Sanghi. The handful of Hindus in this forum, including yourself, whom I consider to be Sanghis are consistently full of hate and come to this site solely to vent their poison against Muslims and against Islam. Whether they are actual members of the RSS or not is not important.  Their aspersions are exactly the same aspersions that Sanghi writers have reiterated again and again in Sanghi publications for many years. None of their assertions are bright and they have become tiresome and boring. While I respect Hindus, I have nothing but contempt for hate spewing Sanghis.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/10/2020 12:10:07 PM

  • For Gulam Mohyuddin every commentators from Hindu background had become RSS linked, paid or brainwashed.
    Whatever he cooments automatically to be counted as Harsh words but not against Hindus of this country , but when other criticises they becme RSS agent or RSS followers or RSS brainwashed.
    Hindus do not need RSS to radicalised, Muslim actions and their behaviour are enough to make Hindu distance and dislike them, at least we do not hate like you Muslims and your book hate us as Kafir,.
    Ghulam Mohyddin rather than labelling everybody With RSS, why do not write Muslims behaviours which match with 7th century because you are 21st century modernist.
    Satish B do not disheartened this is old Muslim tactic anybody ask hard Question to Islam they will call them mediocre, childish or hater, I have been lately watching you, I also one time thought to left but secular logic encouraged me to be present on the platform.
    Satish B keep asking hard Question to Muslims, Hindus of India are last to ask muslims hard Question otherwise they have finished all non-Hindu population and had hijacked all land where once upon time Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and nature followers existed togather with all respect towards others belief. Story of Banu Qureza will horrify you if read how Mohmmed Paigmebr killed an Unaremd Men group sours ounces from all,side and sold women and kids, Even we as Hindu( Kafir from Muslim point of view) released 71 thousand Pakistani Muslim, which is even better act than what Mohmmad Paigmebr did with Banu Qureza,
    Indian Muslims are even more shameless than Arab world Muslims, Indian Muslims believe Banu Qureza event true and if you ask Indian Muslims they will tell you hate Islam, Arab Muslims atleast doubt the event itself happen, so think how much hypocracy Indian Muslims have, also as Hindu if we surrender to Indian Muslims in the light of Banu Qureza genocide you cannot trust Muslims, 
    There  will be always high moral Muslims whose moral will be higher than what Quran says so they will try to twist meaning but they never been mainstream since Islam was spoken by Mohmmad (SAW)
    Satish B one more thing never start use abusive words from your side, once This Muslims commentators use it never stop using those abusive words. Give them what they give you, use those words because if you do not use those words back they will abuse you like Gulam Mohyddin does, to be honest I never knew abusive words I have learn for this Islamic website from Muslim commenters who first abuse me than I always use.
    It's nice website were prominent commenters and their article writers will teach you English abusive  vocabulary, also if you are interested in Arabic 7th century Abusive words than you have to take interest in Quran and Hadees.

    By Aayina - 4/9/2020 1:02:41 AM

  • Why does SatishB keep making such moronic comments? Is he paid by the RSS to do so?
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/8/2020 2:07:55 PM

  • What Sultan Shahin Saheb says is of vital importance.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/7/2020 10:44:40 PM

  • Government is not willing to take responsibility for its failure to even contemplate the detalibanization of Muslims.
    By SatishB - 4/7/2020 10:43:06 PM

  • “Even if there were no religious sanctions to avoid a plague or remain in quarantine during a raging epidemic, adopting measures to safeguard oneself from it would still be the sensible thing to do,”
    This is the most important part of this statement.  It is imperative for Muslims to not rush to scriptures to find justification or otherwise for any action. Even if a religion or cult that you belong to stops you from using common sense, don't fall for it. That Quran asks 700 times for Muslims to think, observe and discover is a bonus. But even if it didn't,  Muslims should use their common sense and rationality to decide upon a sane course of action for themselves. Never let go of rationality. Religion may require you to transcend rationality in developing a faith in the unseen, but it does not compel you to act irrationally. 

    By Sultan Shahin - 4/7/2020 4:28:55 PM

  • Hats Off, a habitual liar, needs to be told that what the Tablighis did was in direct contravention of Islam both as far as behavior during epidemics and obeying the orders of existing authorities are concerned. He is trying to develop all kinds of angles to smear moderates. How does any man get on such an evil mission?
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/7/2020 1:20:09 PM

  • this is what religion does to otherwise normal people.
    after a couple of days of outrage, moderate muslims aka "habitual liars" or taqiyya artists will slowly start deconstructing the entire sequence of stupidity by invoking the mantra of "religion has nothing to do with it" and then slowly to the second sloka of "all religions preach caring for others" and then finally with third psalm of "only a tiny minority.." etc.,
    but for the extremists we could never have seen through the moderates.

    By hats off! - 4/7/2020 9:27:11 AM

  • Similar initiative has to be taken from the Muslim teaching community and Trustees of Minority institutions.
    By Mohd Farooque Khan - 4/7/2020 5:01:25 AM

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