Blood Brothers #34: Muslims panicking over Coronavirus pandemic

In this episode of the Blood Brothers Podcast, Dilly Hussain speaks with the chairman of Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, Dr Abdul Wahid.

Dr Wahid who is a frontline GP in London describes how work has been for him since the UK officially went into lockdown last month. They discuss the psychological impact of social distancing for the elderly and the steps Dr Wahid has personally taken while caring for his mother who lives with him.

Dr Wahid also explains why the NHS has been working to maximum capacity and what preventative measures the UK government could have taken to avoid this huge strain on the healthcare service, as well as exploring the values and policies a hypothetical Islamic government or polity would have implemented during such a crisis.

The crux of the podcast covers the various responses and reactions from Muslim communities in the UK and beyond to the pandemic, from panic buying, hoarding food and toiletries, shopkeepers overpricing, debates pertaining to the closure of mosques and whether COVID-19 is a punishment or test from Allah.

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