Sunday, April 26, 2020

Collection of reflections on Covid 19

Since the last posting on March 14th of a Musical Interlude, it had been a long hiatus, psychologically and physically.

Malaysia was then in the midst of a leadership change. What needed to be  expressed of the underlying politics was already written months ahead, if not a year. The song title was appropraite for that moment in time.

Constrained by a stiff Teres Major muscle to add to the woes of other existing muscular discomfort, we resigned to be mere audience.

Events unfolded that led to Tan Sri Muhyiddin sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday, March 2nd and the beginning of Movement Control Order on March 18th.

Earlier over dinner at Bukit Bintang on March 16th, MCO was announced. No doubt it was necessary, in fact overdue, but the worry then was the economic impact.

Dato Najib was one of the earliest notable voices to suggest government to spend and assist rakyat, especially the B40 and 60% of population earning daily wages. Without hesitation, he said, cash is king.

As of yesterday, indications are looking positive. MCO is on its last phase till May 12. College students will soon be allowed to "balik kampong".

It will eventually be time to grasp and address the economic fallout.

Before getting into the hard issues, it is an appropriate time to be reminded of the self-reflections many had undergone through the Covid pandemic.

It serves to put us on the right moral and ethical path as one ready to face life and challenges of the "new normal" ahead.

It was a frightful situation and still is for many countries, even developed western countries such as US, UK, Italy, Sweden and France.

The deadly virus denied us much that had taken for granted and on being denied, only did we realised.

However, there are many out there being denied everyday of their life ...

For us Muslims, we have to question ourselves:

The denial of something so sacred should open our eyes and heart...

The relevant minute observations...

The larger sins of corruption ...

Sins condemned by Allah...

Everyday sins...

Yet, the denied and neglected prayed for us all...

For Malaysians, there is hope albeit in the local humourous observation ...

That same hope could be felt elsewhere too...

The isolation could well be much needed for humanity to heal itself.

May God bless humanity with another chance to the right and true path ahead ...

Hayya 'ala-l-Falah. Hayya 'ala-l-Falah.
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!
La ilaha illa Allah.

Hurry to salvation. Hurry to salvation.
God is Great! God is Great!
There is no god except the One God.

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