1. Historically, vaccines have been developed as preventative measures against various diseases such as polio, small pox, etc.
“And We will surely test you with instances of fear and hunger and with (a loss of) wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return." Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.” (2:155-57)
All praise is due to Allah and may His choicest salutations continue to descend upon our Master and Leader Mohamed (saw)
South Africa is witnessing an exponential spike in COVID 19 infections owing to the emergence of a new variant of the COVID 19 virus. The new variant appears to be more infectious than the original virus. South Africa’s 7-day rolling average of daily new cases has more than doubled over the past two weeks, from 6.47 new cases per 100,000 people on Dec. 6 to 14.68 new cases per 100,000 people on Dec. 20. The country has recorded a total of 912, 477 cases, including 24,539 deaths.
The gruesome murder of a 47-year-old history teacher, Samuel Paty, gave President Macron the perfect opportunity to divert attention from his failed domestic policies. Instead of condemning the atrocious and vile actions of the murderer, Macron singled out an entire religion by saying: “he was killed because the Islamists want our future. They know that with quiet heroes like him, they will never have it.” He chose to denigrate Islam by labelling it as a religion in crises and by projecting the provocative cartoons onto government buildings in France. The caricatures of the noble Prophet are deeply hurtful to the sensibilities of 1.8 billion Muslims across the globe. As Muslims we do not endorse, sanction or encourage extra judicial killings notwithstanding.
The UAE is the third Arab nation to normalise relations with Israel after Jordan and Egypt, capping years of discreet contact between the two countries. The abnormal ‘normalisation of relations’ is ostensibly in return for postponing the further unlawful annexation of Palestinian land. But the German-Israeli historian Moshe Zimmermann said in an interview with German broadcaster ARD that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had admitted that the annexation had only been postponed temporarily.