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Wednesday 08 July 2020 - 17 Dhul Qadah 1441
His Eminence Sheikh Aql of the Druze monotheistic faith (Tawhid), Sheikh Naeem Hasan: The faith requires us now, and at all times, to count on the enlightened reason

2020-04-08

His Eminence, Sheikh Aql of the Druze monotheistic faith (Tawhid), Sheikh Naeem Hasan, sent the following message to the dear beloved Druze family:
The horrific consequences caused by the spread of the epidemic in the countries of the wholeplanet are becoming visible day after day. You have undoubtedly known by now that the symptoms of the infectionare not generally visible on the victim until after several days, and in the meantime, the infection would be transmitted invisibly from one person to another. Therefore, we emphasize the previous statements issued from our side, especially during the past monthregarding this serious matter, which gets aggravated by the irresponsible approach of some people to the matter and the erroneous feeling that the individual or the group is immune from this rapidly spreading epidemic, which is a terrible mistake that put highly developed countries in painful misfortunes.
Faith now requires, and in all cases, to count on our enlightened reason, and based on this rule, and with certainty of the power of faith, we ask everyone to givegreat importance to the following:
- The most effective means to ward off the dangers of what became known is through social distancing that can be manifested by the collective effortsof every town, village and region, through the instructions given by officialsin line with the context of the epidemic and what its development on a real-time basis. Each town shall haveits own “crisis team” that is formed by active membersof the society, municipalities, associations, etc., to firstly address the matters related to combating the spread of the epidemic, and secondly, to address the social conditions of people with limited or interrupted income as a result of the current circumstances.Thirdly, to monitor matters related to food and health security and so on. In this context, let us do serious work to establish and support mutual cooperative funds at the village and town levels.
- Working together on collective coordination between the various groups of society is of the utmost importance in the aforementioned affairs, for mutual support, harmony and unification of efforts would be a strong shield at all times, especially in difficult days. Therefore, we must strive for heartfelt, mental, and physical solidarity, looking for synergy without wasting our timeonefforts that miss the goal. Consequently, the loss of what is described by religion peopleas endowment, that is, achieving the honorable intent associated with the will of good, and God Almighty reconciles those whose intention is cleared in the window of reason and truth.
- Let our quote today be "if an organ complains of the body, thenthe rest of the organs would be alarmed and respond in fever",and you should know that the weight of the atom in goodness is zakat, that is, purity and a blessing for its giver, which is preserved with the One whom nothing is hidden from, God Almighty our first blessing and our best support.
Beirut on: 8/4/2020