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Observing health principles in the current situation is a religious and intellectual obligation

Hujjat al-Islam Rafati-Naini warned those people who don’t comply with the health recommendations at this time and emphasized, “Adherence to the principles of health and hygiene at the current time is a religious and intellectual obligation.”
RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Abbas Rafati-Naini offered advice on countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and said, “Like many of the viruses we have experienced before in our lives and in Iran, the Coronavirus is an infectious virus of a specific type and we can prevent being infected by it by observing health and hygienic advice.”

The spokesman of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran added, “The strongest recommendation of our religion is that we must always observe hygiene and cleanliness, especially at this juncture. As long as the virus is present, observing these health principles and principles is a religious practice – in fact, observing health is a rational exercise.”

Hujjat al-Islam Rafati-Naini warned those people who don’t comply with the health recommendations at this time and said, “One can’t say that if I’m fortunate or blessed enough to not get infected, I won’t get infected and don’t need to observe the principles of hygiene. Therefore, the manner to observe the principles of hygiene is to keep clean and this is a religious obligation.”

The dars al-kharij teacher said that many of our religious recommendations are in regard to maintaining personal cleanliness and hygiene and said, “Many of our recommendations, even in regard to the recommendations of worshipping, are to maintain superior health, such as wudhu and ghusl (ablution) and the preliminaries of wudhu such as gargling and sniffing water into one’s nose, all of which are due to the principles of hygiene.”

He said that washing hands, especially before and after meals, is one of the emphasized recommendations in religion and said, “In some cases, such as when there is a virus, observing these health principles becomes a greater necessary, more recommended more important.”

Hujjat al-Islam Rafati-Naini also referred to the necessity of using the opportunity of the months of Rajab and Sha’ban to pray for the end of this tribulation and said, “Therefore, supplicating and praying before God is very important in removing this disease from our country and our Islamic society and on the other hand, we must all observe the health recommendations for the sake of religion.”

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