Fear of Covid-19

Fear of COVID-19

By: Mrs Afshan Fatima

English Teacher at Unique High School


The other day, in a telephonic conversation with a friend, I expressed my fear of death with COVID-19. She laughed it off saying we are destined to die one day. So, why worry. Agreed, but dont I have a right to think of a decent death. In the past whenever I imagined my death I always so myself surrounded by my loved ones,mourning my death then I imagined myself being given the last ritual wash, being taken to a mosque for the final prayer and then being lowered into the grave by my husband and my son. But, now when I see the treatment being given to the patients who die of COVID-19 a shiver runs up my spine. I being a follower of Islam always avoided being in contact with an unacquainted. So, how can I imagine my dead body being left at the mercy of strangers. It being thrown into a pit from a distance like a worm. So my rhetorical question is for all thoes who are flocking the markets humming Maut aani hai ayegi ek din and spreading the virus. Don’t we people deserve a decent death and a decent burial?
I humbly request everyone to understand the gravity of the situation and stay at home and help in breaking the chain of COVID-19.

11 Comments

  1. This is so true i have never seen life this way the way u exclaimed everythng is so beautifull…

  2. This hit me hard . Absolutely true.

  3. The way you rised the concern is appreciable, seeing our loved ones at risk is more difficult than any fear. I pray n hope in god that things will be fine soon.

  4. Well written..May Almighty save all of us from this pandemic

  5. Well written…May Almighty save all of us from this pandemic.

  6. May Allha protect and save us all from this virus.Aameen

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