The Islamic scholar who claimed that Coronavirus disease was Allah’s punishment to those maltreating Muslims has tested positive to the virus.
Hadi Al-Modarresi, a famous Iraqi scholar, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
This is however coming few weeks after he claimed that the deadly disease was undoubtedly “an act of Allah”.
Hadi who is a 63-year-old muslim cleric is one of the most prominent Shia leaders in Iraq.
Interestingly, he comes from a long line of active scholars in Iraq.
In early February 2020, the Islamic cleric stated thus:
“It is obvious that the spread of this virus is an act of Allah. How do we know this? The spread of the coronavirus began in China, an ancient and vast country”.
“The population of which makes up one seventh of humanity. “More than a billion people live in that country. The authorities in that country are tyrannical and they laid siege to more than a million Muslims and placed them under house arrest”.
“Even the journalists in that country began to mock the niqab of Muslim wome. They forced Muslim men to eat pork and drink wine. Allah sent a disease upon them and this disease laid siege to 40 million Chinese people”.
The same niqab that they mocked has been forced upon them, both men and women, by Allah, by means of the state authorities and officials.”
Nevertheless, Hadi Al-Modarresi tested positive to coronavirus disease about one week ago.
Many have been wondering if Allah has also punished him for mocking the sick, or whether he too is an enemy of the Muslims.