Allah says in the Qur’an, “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” (2:155)
Thus, the believers
are informed that they will be tested, that this world is a place where, along
with happiness, peace and tranquility are the states of fear, grief, and
Over the past weeks, the novel coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the whole world, killings tens of thousands and infecting more than 2.6 million.
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In Blackburn, the Muslim community is mourning the death of two local imams who sadly passed away after contracting the coronavirus, Lancashire Telegraph.
Imam Hazrat Moulana
Abdul Razzak Jalgaonkar and Moulana Abdul Majid Hodekar were known throughout
the region and the community, and had helped the mosque in a range of
A statement from the
mosque said: “Due to the current Government guidelines we are unable to
share funeral details with you.
request that you abide by these rules and support us in these difficult
Tributes were paid on
Facebook, with one user saying: “A sad loss to the community.
“May Allah SWT
grant him the status of a martyr.
condolences to his family and the community to whom he made such a big
The imams are not the
first Muslim scholars to pass away due to COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
Earlier this month, the Muslim community was shocked by the news of the passing away of Ghousia Mosque imam Hafiz Nisar Gorji due to COVID-19.
As of Thursday, April
23, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected 2,657,611 and killed other 185,318,
according to the latest estimates by WorldOMeter.
the UK, there are 133,495 COVID-19 cases. The virus has killed 18,100 so far in the country.