In light of the 2019 (1442 AH) lockdowns imposed on several places in the world, Dr. Amjad Rafīq discusses the preferred disposition of a Muslim during this trial as well as other scientific and historical observations from the Islamic and secular sciences.
There is a greatly exaggerated fear towards "contagion" that contradict the actual reality above and beyond what is appropriate and proportionate. Remedying a disease by restricting the masses and damaging the economy is unknown in the history of medicine, rather it is an innovated affair from the disbelievers. As a result of these illogical approaches, we see some individuals suffering from affective disorders, feeling anxious, fearing the unknown. These characteristics are not suitable to the believer, rather from the Qurʾān and Sunnah, we are to taught to be optimistic and put our trust in Allāh, as Allāh the Almighty is the one who oversees and controls all affairs, and it is him to which we return.