Social nexus between COVID-19 & Religion
Keywords:Social distancing, Congregation, Personal Hygiene, Solidarity
While considering the stressful factors resulting from the apparent COVID-19, this paper addresses the issues that students have observed in the context of one’s religiosity. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, there have been some buzz words of whether to attend the congregational prayers/activities or not. Such aspects involve the how a religion (particularly Islam) allowed people to interact during the outbreak of a pandemic or a plague and how one can be safe from catching it without panicking or creating a chaos. The sample taken was nine students, who were from IIUI (International Islamic University Islamabad) and FURC (Foundational University Rawalpindi Campus). The religious aspects include how the people are offering prayers in this pandemic and how the religious specialists (Imam or Ulema) are reacting to this pandemic and how the solidarity is affected in the society in this stressful phase of time. The personal hygiene and public cleanliness are also one of the most essential factors at hand and how people are practising it is still to be questioned.