We Obey The Law And Implement Mandatory Government Guidelines, But Beware of Atheists/Alarmists Superstitions Regarding Disease!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Most High] said:
وَڪَيۡفَ أَخَافُ مَآ أَشۡرَڪۡتُمۡ وَلَا تَخَافُونَ أَنَّكُمۡ أَشۡرَكۡتُم بِٱللَّهِ مَا لَمۡ يُنَزِّلۡ بِهِۦ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬اۚ فَأَىُّ ٱلۡفَرِيقَيۡنِ أَحَقُّ بِٱلۡأَمۡنِۖ إِن كُنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ
And how should I fear those whom you ascribe as partners to Allaah, while you fear not that you have ascribed partners to Allah things for which He has not sent down to you any authority. (So) which of the two parties has more right to be in security? If you but know.” – Meaning, how can it be justified by way of sound intellect or by one who has sound understanding to fear that which you have made a partner of Allaah in deity ship when it is the case that such partners can neither harm nor benefit, but you do not fear the fact that you ascribe partners to Allaah in deity ship of that which He neither sent down proof nor legislated for you; (ref 1); rather you only follow desires. (ref 2). [ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَلَمۡ يَلۡبِسُوٓاْ إِيمَـٰنَهُم بِظُلۡمٍ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمُ ٱلۡأَمۡنُ وَهُم مُّهۡتَدُونَ – It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong i.e. Shirk), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided. [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayaat 81-82]
Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَيَوْمَ نَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ نَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا أَيْنَ شُرَكَاؤُكُمُ الَّذِينَ كُنتُمْ تَزْعُمُونَ
ثُمَّ لَمْ تَكُن فِتْنَتُهُمْ إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا وَاللَّهِ رَبِّنَا مَا كُنَّا مُشْرِكِينَ
انظُرْ كَيْفَ كَذَبُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ ۚ وَضَلَّ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا يَفْتَرُونَ
And on the Day when We shall gather them all together, We shall say to those who ascribed partners (to Us): “Where are your partners whom you used to assert (as partners) with Allah)? There will then be (left) no Fitnah (excuses or statements or arguments) for them but to say: “By Allah, our Lord, we were not those who ascribed partners (to You). Look! How they lie against themselves! But the (lie) which they invented will disappear from them. [6:22-24]
Allaah [The Exalted] informed us of the fate of the people of shirk on the day of judgement that they will be questioned and rebuked. It will be said to them: [أَيْنَ شُرَكَاؤُكُمُ الَّذِينَ كُنتُمْ تَزْعُمُون- Where are your partners (false deities) whom you used to assert (as partners) with Allah)?]- Meaning: Indeed, Allaah has no partners; rather that was a (false claim) and a lie from yourselves.
[ثُمَّ لَمْ تَكُن فِتْنَتُهُمْ – There will then be (left) no Fitnah (excuses or statements or arguments) for them]- Meaning: They will not have any answers when tried and tested by way of this question, except that they will (attempt) to free themselves from their acts of shirk, saying “By Allaah! Our Lord, we were not those who ascribed partners (to You)”. Look at their affair in amazement and how they lie against themselves! They repeat the lie but only in loss and harm against themselves.
[وَضَلَّ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا يَفْتَرُون – But the (lie) which they invented will disappear from them]-Meaning: Those whom they used to assert as partners with Allaah! Indeed, Exalted and Lofty is Allaah above all that they ascribe to Him as partners. (ref 3)
Therefore, beware O Muslim! There are people out there whose Kufr and Shirk is always manifesting in their sciences, views, opinions and theories, so be vigilant. We obey rules and guidelines that have been declared mandatory by the government because one has to follow the law of the land, but do not allow the atheists to affect your hearts. Therefore, one must read the clarifications in the following links regarding the concept of contagious disease in the Deen of Allaah and how to behave whether there is a lock down or not.
How to gather between the Prophet’s negation of contagious diseases and his forbiddance of entering a land which has a contagious disease, and mixing with afflicted people ― Shaikh Ibn Bāz
Ref 1: As-Sawaa’iq Al-Mursalah. Page 490
Ref 2: Tafseer As-Sadi
Ref 3: Tafseer As-Sadi