COVID19: Mirwaiz lists supplications Allama Rasool Shah (RA) recited during 1901 epidemic
Srinagar, Apr 3: Kashmir’s chief cleric and Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has issued a list of supplications and asked people to recite them during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
The supplications, as per an email from Mirwaiz foundation on Friday, are “a set of Duas & Wazaifs that were prescribed and recited by Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Allama Rasool Shah (RA) invoking Allah’s mercy and blessings during the dreaded epidemic that had hit the sub-continent badly in 1901.” The Mirwaiz foundation circulated the list in the email.
“As we all know the whole mankind is going through trying times. We are caught in a whirlwind of disease and desolation. A nanoscopic virus has brought the entire world onto its knees reminding us to comprehend the power of the unseen. It’s an opportune time for all of us to invoke Allah’s mercy and earnestly pray for deliverance from this scourge,” said the Mirwaiz foundation. “We at Mirwaiz Foundation have curated a set of Duas & Wazaifs that were prescribed and recited by Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Allama Rasool Shah (RA) invoking Allah’s mercy and blessings during the dreaded epidemic that had hit the sub-continent badly in 1901,” the foundation said in its statement. “While the scientific fraternity and allied specialities are working hard to control this pandemic let’s send our earnest prayers their way and seek Allah’s blessings to help us tide over these tough times as guided my our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).” It asked all the Muslims to pray humbly and recite these supplications at home and fervently seek Allah’s help to alleviate our sufferings. “It is our sincere belief that Allah (SWT) will grant us refuge from this scourge and keep all of us under His divine care and protection,” the foundation added. Pertinently, the coronavirus pandemic has rattled the entire world with over a million people infected and over 50,000 dead because of it. In Kashmir too, more than 50 persons have been tested positive for the virus while two have died of it. Not just Kashmir, the entire India is under strict lockdown until April 14.