As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the globe, we pray that every single member of our community and their loved ones remain healthy and well. We pray to Allah (swt) to guide humanity to find a cure to this and all diseases.
Here are a few things you should know:
Whether at home, in the mosque, at school or at work, practice good hygiene all the time. This is the best protection against this and other respiratory viruses. See and share the attached infographic.
Respect those who may not wish to shake hands as a precaution. Practice greeting each other by placing the right hand on the heart.
Get your information from reputable authorities, such as Health Canada and Manitoba Health and follow their advice about prevention, travel and preparedness.
If you are not feeling well please avoid public spaces such as the mosque.
If you are over 60, please take extra precautions as the risk is highest for those above 60 years of age.
If you are experiencing anxiety or excessive fear about this issue, please reach out to MIA’s mental health counselors.
If you are in a self-quarantine situation, please do not attend the mosque or community gatherings until your quarantine period is completed. If you require assistance during this period,
The MIA staff and board are monitoring the situation and consulting with experts, and will keep you informed of any changes to the MIA operations or its programs. Right now, all MIA functions, such as daily prayers, Jumu’a Friday prayers and social and educational programs are not affected.
We remind ourselves and you of the Prophetic Du’a when someone gets sick:
اللهم رب الناس، أذهب الباس، واشفه وأنت الشافي؛ لا شفاء إلا شفاؤك، شفاء لا يغادر سقماً
Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba’s, ashfi wa anta shafi, la shifa’ illa shifa’uka shifa’ la yughadiru saqama.
Oh Allah! The Sustainer of Mankind! Remove the illness, cure the disease. You are the One Who cures. There is no cure except Your cure. Grant us a cure that leaves no illness.
Dua for protection from illness and disease
This dua for protection from illness should be our constant prayer at this time – and it carries an important reminder that our refuge is always in Allah (SWT):
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ
Allah humma inni a’udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-asqaami
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, insanity, elephantiasis, and the worst of diseases.”
Dua for leaving the house
Many of us may be fearful of leaving home at this time, but the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Whoever says upon leaving his house:
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللّٰهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ
Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu ‘alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah
“In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah; there is no might and no power except by Allah.”
it will be said to him: ‘You are guided, defended and protected.’
The devil will go far away from him.”
Dua for protection against calamities
This dua for protection against calamities is a powerful supplication to Allah (SWT) to help and save us from every crisis, however unexpected:
اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَينِ يَدَيَّ, وَمِنْ خَلْفِي, وَعَنْ يَمِينِي, وَعَنْ شِمَالِي وَمِنْ فَوْقِي, وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَن أُْغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي
Allah humma‘h fathny min bayne yaday wa min khalfi, wa‘an yameeny wa ‘an shimaly, wa min fawqi, wa a’uthu bi ‘athamatika an ughtala min tahty
“O Allah protect me from my front, behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in Your Magnificence from being taken unaware from beneath me.”
Dua for sickness
Of course, when we are ill, we should seek medical attention – but we can also pray to Allah (SWT) to help our recovery. It is narrated that Aisha (pbuh) said that when anyone among them had an illness, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to rub the area of the pain and recite the following dua for protection:
اللَّهُمَّ ربَّ النَّاسِ ، أَذْهِب الْبَأسَ ، واشْفِ ، أَنْتَ الشَّافي لا شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ ، شِفاءً لا يُغَادِرُ سقَماً
Allah humma Rabban-naas, adhhibil-ba’s, washfi antash-Shaafi laa shifaa’a illaa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqamaa
“O Allah, Lord of mankind, do away with my suffering. Heal (me) as You are the only Healer and there is no cure except that of Yours, it is that which leaves no ailment behind”
Dua for fear and anxiety
If you’re feeling anxious or worried, that’s completely normal under these circumstances. You can call our free Listening Line 7 days a week from 12pm-8pm at 0300 303 1360, and say the following dua:
اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِيهِمْ بِماَ شِئْتَ
Allah hummak-fineeyhim bi maa shi’ta
“O Allah, suffice (i.e. protect) me against them however You wish.”
Dua for protection of family from every evil
It is narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) used to say the following dua for the protection of al-Hasan and al-Husayn (His grandsons). This is a beautiful dua for protection of family members, especially our beloved children:
أَعُوذُ بِكلِمَاتِ الله التّامّاتِ مِن شَرّ مَا خَلَقَ
A’udhu bi kalimaa ti-llaahi taam-maati min sharri ma khalaq
“I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that has been created.”
Dua for health and well being
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَاىَ وَأَهْلِي وَمَالِي اللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَاتِي وَآمِنْ رَوْعَاتِي وَاحْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَىَّ وَمِنْ خَلْفِي وَعَنْ يَمِينِي وَعَنْ شِمَالِي وَمِنْ فَوْقِي وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي
Allahumma inni as’alukal-‘afwa wal-‘afiyah fid-dunya wal-akhirah. Allahumma inni as’alukal-‘afwa wal-‘afiyah fi dini wa dunyaya wa ahli wa mali. Allahum-mastur ‘awrati, wa amin raw’ati wahfazni min bayni yadayya, wa min khalfi, wa ‘an yamini wa ‘an shimali, wa min fawqi, wa ‘audhu bika an ughtala min tahti
O Allah, I ask You for forgiveness and well-being in this world and in the Hereafter. O Allah, I ask You for forgiveness and well-being in my religious and my worldly affairs. O Allah, conceal my faults, calm my fears, and protect me from before me and behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in You from being taken unaware from beneath me.
Dua for protection against illness
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ،وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ
Allahumma inni a’uzubika minal baros, wal junuun wal juzzam, wa min sayyi’il-asqam
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, madness, and evil diseases
(Sunan Abi Daud)
Dua for protection against every kind of harm
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Bismillahil-lazi la yadhurru ma’asmihi syai’un fil ardhi wa la fis-sama’i wa huwas-sami’ul aleem
In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in heaven, and He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing
(Sunan Abu Daud)
Dua for forgiveness and well-being
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ
Allahumma inni as’alukal-’afwa wal ‘afiyah fid-dunya wal-akhirah
O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and my well-being in this world and the Hereafter
(Sunan Ibn Majah)