From the means of repelling affliction is the congregational and Friday prayer

By our Shaykh, the ‘Allāmah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajūri – may Allāh preserve him

The Shaykh said may Allāh preserve him: “Therefore I say by Allāh it is from the means of repelling the afflictions: The congregational and Friday prayer by Allāh; because it is worship of Allāh.”

Verily from the means of repelling afflictions is the obedience of Allāh: The congregational and Friday prayer, this is divine evidence to affirm that, from the Book of Allāh and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ, and those are hypothetical theories oppose that, and the Lord of the humans is more knowledgeable about the humans, and more knowledgeable about their best interests and what benefits them and what harms them, and we have from the Book of Allāh and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ what establishes that obedience is from the means of Allāh defending a servant:

Allāh said:

(إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُدَافِعُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ خَوَّانٍ كَفُورٍ)

“Truly, Allāh defends those who believe. Verily! Allah likes not any treacherous ingrate.”

And each time a person is more guided Allāh is more merciful and gentle to him as they mentioned in the statement of Allāh:

(اللَّهُ لَطِيفٌ بِعِبَادِهِ)

“Allāh is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves.”

Every time a servant is more worshiping, Allāh is more gentle.

Taken from the speech: “The callers to Allāh have upmost importance in societies, for they are from the reasons of preserving the good and preventing the harm from the servants.”


The Shaykh said in his speech before that we are talking about what is in our country and our current state. Whilst answering a question, some of our brothers have closed their masājid and perhaps this has resulted in laziness from some of them, and grief, so what is your advice?

The Shaykh may Allāh preserve him said: “Our country is different than many of the countries in this affair, and from what it differs in is:

1 – That it is a country with poverty in it, and it’s people if they do not strive in earning a living they will be overburdened, they are not looked after, so he is in need to work hard on his car, or working in his trade, and earning a living, if he does not earn a living his family will go hungry, and condition will worsen, and his chest will become tight, and his dependants will go to waste; and the Prophet ﷺ said:

كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ إِثْمًا أَنْ يُضَيِّعَ مَنْ يَعُوْل

“It is enough of a sin for a person to let his dependents go to waste.”

So his family are in need of expenditure and taking care of and medical treatment, this is what this country differs from other than it, due to the current poverty they are forced to mix with the people not by choice; their mixing for their living is the same as their mixing for their prayers. And there is no difference, if we say you all isolate oneself from this and don’t isolate oneself from that, mix and work and earn a living is contradictory!! Why!, is Corona not in the markets or in the cars, it is not except in the masājid, this is not correct.

2 – What follows this matter is from the contradictory factors that there is found in the Land of Yemen what is known from wars and that it is being pushed and pulled, this one attacks this one, this one comes to this one, and if this one does not defend himself perhaps harm will happen, and having said that it is not possible for one to remain in his house and remain content, relaxed and you all know the front line are filled with the world, what do the front lin not have Corona in them, there is no Corona except in the masājid, this is from the contradictory factors.

3 – Our country does not have this sickness praise be to Allāh, we praise Allāh and continue to praise him, it has poverty in it, Allāh was gentle with it, gentleness is according to the condition like the phrase (with weakness comes compassion).

So with the fact that they are in good health, and in compassion, this thing has not happened to them praise and grace be to Allāh, they are carrying out far fetched precautions, for example at the borders, they are carrying out good precautions and legislated safety measures and sanitization, no one is rebuking this, if a person admits himself then he is to be secluded upon what the narration of the Prophet ﷺ:

لا يورد الممرض على المصح

“The sick one should not enter upon the healthy one.”

He never said seclude all of them or abandon all the masājid; this is exaggeration, we are talking about what is in our country currently, we are in safety all praise to Allāh and we ask Allāh for safety in this life and the next…

And the hadith tie it (tie the camel and put your trust in Allāh) meaning the camel is present, you fear for it to flee, and his statement the sick should not enter upon the healthy, meaning the sick one is known to be sick, he is secluded by himself, and like not commencing upon a country that has sickness, don’t commence upon it as is in the hadith of Abdirahmān bin Awf may Allāh be pleased with him in the Sahīh concerning the story of Umar may Allāh be pleased with him after consulting the companions (about the country with plague)…the hadith

To sum up do not leave fleeing from the decree of Allāh, remain in it believing in the decree of Allāh placing one’s trust upon Allāh. And the one who is far from it and it has not entered upon him and he sees a real plague, he doesn’t commence to it so that nothing happens to him by the decree of Allāh so he says would that I had did such and such, but such and such, this is summary of what the explainers mention concerning the meaning of that.

Transcribed to Arabic and summarized by: Hamūd Ath-Thawābi (may Allah reward him with good – on the 22nd, Sha’bān, 1441H)

Translated by : Abu ‘Abdillah ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi

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