Pestilence

Posted on 06/29/2012 by marina

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PESTILENCE. Arabic ta’un طاهون waba’ وباه
According to the teaching of Muhammad in the traditions, a pestilence is a punishment sent by God, it is also an occasion of martyrdom, and that Muslim who abides in the place where he is at the time of a pestilence, and dies of it, is admitted to the rank of a martyr. It is also enjoined that Musalmans shall not enter a place where there is a pestilence raging, but remain where they are until it is passed. (Mishkat, book v. ch. 1.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam