Shariah’s Perspective on Managing Pandemics: A Study of the Covid-19 Pandemic

1. Bela Monis Mughal,
M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
2. Dr. Masooma Batool
Department of Islamic Studies
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan


Many pandemic diseases occurred in the history of Islam as well as in the era of the Prophet (S.A.W) such as plague, smallpox, and Leprosy. Like these epidemic diseases, the novel coronavirus 19 is also a contagious pandemic disease that came in the twenty-first century. This research aims to know how any pandemic disease came then how it should be dealt with according to Shariah. The methodology adopted for conducting this research is qualitative as it includes the material taken from primary and secondary sources of Islam. The purpose of the study is to make people aware that whenever any pandemic like covid-19 came then they should not become afraid and must not lose their hopes in Allah Almighty. The study concludes that these epidemic or pandemic diseases came as a trial for the believers. Islam provides complete teachings that help one to deal with any sort of problem whether it should be related to one’s health or any other aspect of life. Finally, every individual on their part must know how any kind of pandemic disease shall be managed according to the practices of Shariah.

Keywords: Shariah, Covid-19, disease, Allah Almighty, Holy Prophet (S.A.W), Islam


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