Dr. Abubakr Imam Aliagan, one of the prominent Nigerian Islamic Scholar has said that Muslims have a natural immunity in their body system to fight Coronavirus.
The the Illorin born Scholar said this while reacting to the suspension of Congregational prayer in Saudi Arabia over the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia Tuesday suspend five daily congregational prayer, including Friday Juma'at Prayer, the suspension also extended to Madina.
He said: “Again, our sisters are always adorned in Hijab, some even use Niqab and gloves. So, we the Muslims already have a potent immune system against coronavirus. That is to say that we don’t have any problem.
The cleric, who is also an Imam of a Jumuat (congregation) Mosque, noted that the action of the Saudi Government is in line with Islamic teachings on preventing the spread of an epidemic in any area.
He said the Holy Prophet specifically mentioned that if there is an epidemic at a certain location, people should not go close to that danger area or place.
“While those that are living there should not come out until the epidemic is wiped out. The prophet, by implication is saying we should avoid the spread of epidemics with necessary precautionary steps.”
Aliagan argued that the Saudi authorities’ directive is only aimed at forestalling the wildfire spread of the disease.
He said: “I don’t think the Muslim Ummah and its authorities in Nigeria should toe the line of Saudi by banning congregational prayers in mosques.
“The situation in our country is quite different from what we have in the Arab world or even at some western countries. The killer scourge easily ravages their immune system and body. However, I am still saying we should go along with what the Prophet counselled.
“Which is that we should not take epidemics or any killer disease for granted. We should take all necessary precautions. Any advice from health officials should strongly be adhered to and abided by.”OMOKOSHABAN