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Did the coronavirus’ message reach global titans?

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09.04.2020

Some have compared what the coronavirus caused in the world to a mini version of the Day of Judgement, where people flee from their brothers, mothers, fathers, partners, children and the community that shelters him. Those infected by coronavirus are isolated far from everyone and people run away from them, even those closest to them. They refuse to have one last moment with them and they are not buried in the family grave. Everyone wants to save themselves and this is reflected in the Quranic verse: “Every man that Day will have enough to make him careless of others.”

People are separated and the ties of affection and mercy have been broken. The mosques are without rows of worshippers, the Kabbah is without people performing tawaf, streets are empty, and parks are missing the smiles of children. Everyone is staying at home, terrified of sneezes and coughs passing from here or there.

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In a scene from a mini Judgement Day, coronavirus has emptied the world of its inhabitants, while on the scarier day, the Day of Resurrection, the world will become crowded and people will be standing side by side in rows before God.

This raises the question: Have people learned anything from this mini Judgement Day? Prepared themselves for it? Made themselves better, and made amends with others in order to face the actual Day of Judgement? Did they turn to Allah, as they have no........

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