In the crisis we’re faced with, to be able to respond effectively, it is obligatory to exercise caution & listen to the medical experts who understand the sciences better than anyone else and are working tirelessly to make things easier & better for everyone.
The detailed knowledge that they have arrived at, is by recognising the actual structure of the disease & the solutions they’ve developed are not just opinions but it’s detailed information that is of crucial help for us and abiding by these does not mean overlooking faith or compromising Imaan in Allah but it was the way of Sunnah (The way of Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him) to trust the best (scientific or technical) evidence or advice available from experts at a given time.
The way of approaching this problem should begin and end with placing your trust in Allah for all affairs, but also by combining informed evidence and the rigorous scrutiny of data made available by the experts of todays time and not relegate the expert views to be irrelevant, we must use all resources & information made available to us to solve our problems, and then trust Allah.
We need to take our own responsibility first for achieving a good outcome, and then trust Allah to be able to achieve it.
Once Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) saw a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it,
he asked the Bedouin, “Why don’t you tie down your camel”. The Bedouin answered, “I placed my trust in Allah”. At that, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Tie your camel and place your trust in Allah” (Tirmidhi)
So let’s tie our camels, be diligent and begin and end all affairs by placing our trust in Allah.