Shari’ah Status of Precautionary Measures against Pandemic Diseases (Before and After the Spread of Disease)
Keywords:Self -Defense, Precautions, Human Nature, Epidemic, Disease
Islamic Shari’ah promotes the human nature. Every commandment of Islam is easy approachable for its followers physically as well as psychologically. Islam does not advise even a single ritual practice which is harmful for human body. For, one of five basic objectives of Islamic Shari’ah is to save humanity. In normal as well as in some odd situations, Islam teaches different safety measures. In a situation when contagious or pandemic disease outbreaks, Islam advises its followers to adopt the required safety precautionary measures. Trust in Allah is also a primary faith of Islamic Shari’ah but different safety measures have also been introduced by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). This paper is to highlight the safety measures introduced by Islam. The main objective of this study is to manipulate the Islamic strategy of self-defense in a pandemic disease. The basic research question of this study is, what is the status of precautionary measures against pandemic diseases? A descriptive research method will be used for this study.