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Corona Crisis: Message from Religious Scholars

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Admin_markaz



April 14, 2020, New Delhi: “Corona is a national crisis and all Indians, despite their differences in many aspects, need to come together to fight this Pandemic.” These views were expressed by Engr. Mohammad Saleem, National Vice-President of Jamaat e Islami in a unique online program that brought together various religious heads on one platform under the title “Corona Crisis: Message from Religious Scholars” that was transmitted online nationwide on 14 April at 7.30 PM. In this exclusive online program, in which ten top level scholars expressed their views on tackling the Corona crisis, Engr. Saleem further added that, “For its own safety, the whole nation needs to abide by the directions of the Government and the Health Department”. He expressed hope that this call by the religious leaders would go a long way in helping the fight against the corona pandemic and that together we all would succeed in saving precious human lives of our brothers and sisters.

All the religious leaders appreciated the effort of Jamaat e Islami in taking the initiative for this unique program. Unitedly they stressed upon the need to follow the guidelines issued by the government and the ministry of health. The advised on the importance of social distancing and the use of mask for protection. in this time of national crisis, they all stressed upon the need to fight this pandemic unitedly without any distinction between religion, caste or creed.


“Our country is in a comparatively better position than others, despite the acute shortage of resources.”

Swami Omkar Anand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Peethadhishwar, Omkar Dham


“We all are the children of the same God and it is our national duty to stand together in the time of this great crisis.”

Goswami Sushil Maharaj, National Convenor, Indian Parliament of Religions


“All Religious Heads should pray in their respective ways for an early end of this crisis.”

  Acharya Vivek Muni, Renowned Jain Saint Vishwa Ahimsa Sangh


“We human beings have forgotten that we are not our own Creator or of this world. We need to go back to our scriptures.”

Dr. A K Merchant, National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Baha’i Community of India


“This is not the time of allegations and counter-allegations or of selfish politics but of serving the society and the whole mankind.”

Swami Maartand Puri, Spiritualist & Senior Journalist


“The society needs to come out and help the huge number of migrant labours who have come out on the streets in desperation and who are suffering immensely.”

Swami Agnivesh, Nationally renowned Spiritualist and Human Right Activist


“The human race has violated the boundaries set for it, be it of nature, environment or of humanity and have failed to take any lesson from the afflictions that have plagued the world in the past.”

B.K. Brij Mohan Anand, Principal Secretary, Brahamakumaris


“We human beings ourselves are responsible for the current crisis as we have been playing with nature to fulfill our selfish needs.”

Dr. Bhikku Nand Ratan Thero, Secretary, Pali Society of India


“The country and religion would survive only if we survive.”

Swami Laxmi Shankaracharya, a renowned religious scholar


“We all should thank the team of Medical Professionals, the law enforcing agencies and others who are leaving no stone unturned in combating this deadly virus.”

Sant Veer Singh Hitkari, Religious Scholar from the Ravidas Sect.


“We should pray continuously to save the whole world from this deadly disease.”

Gyani Ranjeet Singh, Head Granthi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi


“We cannot afford to lose this battle and we should unite in the name of serving humanity.”

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, renowned spiritual leader


Introducing the program and its concept to the audience, Jb Mohammad Iqbal Mulla, Secretary, Jamaat e Islami Hind said that, “Jamaat e Islami Hind, for the last more than 70 years, has been serving the nation and has done its utmost to alleviate the problems facing the country.” He said that, “This online program was another effort of Jamaat to fulfill its national responsibility to bring the country together in the face of this crisis of immense magnitude.” He also expressed the hope that the whole nation will pay heed the messages of the distinguished Religious Heads.

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