This fascinating short article in Urdu by Dr. Muhammad Adil from Pakistan discusses the way Muslims dealt with the plague pandemic of the year 639 CE (18 Hijri) that killed innumerable people. Using historical references the writer argues that all the basic precautions of social distancing, isolation, quarantine etc. were observed by the then Muslims. The Islamic government of Caliph Umar was at the very forefront to implement those safety procedures.

The author, Dr. Muhammad Adil, is a school teacher with a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies and a deep interest in exploring humanitarian issues from an Islamic perspective. He also was one of the winners of the Second ICRC National Essay Competition in Pakistan in 2019.

Please read the article here.