We are in unprecedented times. Never before has our generation seen or experienced anything close to what is currently happening in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. A global shutdown of schools, businesses, transportation and mosques has brought our society to a complete halt.


How should Muslims respond?

For Muslims, we find ourselves in a further unique situation. Yes, we are anxious, worried about our loved ones contracting the virus and concerned what it means for our financial future. We also know this is an opportunity, a chance to turn to Allah.

“What does Allah want from me in this time?”

All of mankind, collectively, is being tested with this virus.

Healthcare workers are showing up everyday for their patients, instead of running away. Parents are taking on full responsibility of their children’s education, when they were not prepared to do so. We were once social isolating from our families and connecting with the world, we are now connecting with our families and social isolating from the world.


What is the blessing? 

Allah is giving us a chance.

He is giving us time, let us not waste it. When we return to Him on the Day of Judgement, we do not want our behaviors of sleeping all day, kids on video games, constant refreshing social media, to be a testament against us. There is a blessing in this.

“Everything that happens to a believer is good.”