Reason for widespread sicknesses

Q: What does Islam say about the rare diseases which doesn’t have any cure or still research is going on? How should a person believe in the process of Allah and be patient and keep fighting with the disease?

A: Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has warned us that when immodesty and immorality become rife and widespread then there will be such sicknesses which were previously unheard of. The way forward will be for one and all to turn to Allah Ta`ala in sincere repentance and beg Him for His special forgiveness, mercy and help, and for each person to make a concerted effort to change his or her life.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)