ISLAM, MUSLIMS AND HIV/AIDS INFECTION ON WORLD AIDS DAY:1 December 2011
-34 million are infected with HIV/AIDS in the world...2/3 are in Subsahara Africa
Since it started,60 million were infected.
-30 million died from HIV/AIDS
-2 million deaths every year,including 330 000 children
-2.7 million new infections every year
-2.5 million children are infected
-16 million orphaned
-100 000 are infected in Britain.
A retrovirus and is called HIV(Human Immune deficiency Virus)
It lives only in fluid and will die on dry surface
Is present in semen(sexual secretion of man),in the Vaginal secretion of woman,in blood,in Saliva/mouth(oral sex).
HIV/AIDS was discovered first in 1981 in Los Angelos in the Us among many homosexuals
The virus DESTROYS the natural immune defence system of the body, leading to many opportunistic infections
which invade the human body.
The infected person can infect
It will take up to 10 years for the disease to become clearly manifested..during this period symptoms may not appear.
THE MAIN CAUSES OF INFECTION
-Zina/adultery/fornication/immoral sex/prostitutes/girl friend-boyfriend..... from an infected person.
sex ) (ALL ARE HARAM IN ISLAM)
Unfortunately we do have today some Muslim men/husbands and some Muslim youth/sons who got the HIV virus because of Zina.
Zina/adultery can bring also more than 20 sexually transmitted diseases,apart from AIDS!
-Anal intercourse/homosexual sexual relation(ALL ARE HARAM IN ISLAM)
-Sharing needles/syringes for injection among drug addicts,when one person is infected
Taking drugs(Heroin,Morphine,Cocaine,LSD...) are HARAM in Islam
Unfortunately,we have many Muslims today ,especially some youth,who take illegal drugs and are addicted to it.
Some other causes for getting HIV/Aids infection:
-Blood transfusion,if not clean and not sterilised,more risk in third world poor countries
-The infected husband giving it to his wife after committing adultery/Zina with an infected woman/prostitute
Or the infected wife giving it to her husband,after committing Zina/adultery with another infected
-The infected wife giving it to her child,during pregnancy,birth and in some breastfeeding
From the infected unclean razor blade in the barber shop
Any razor blade should be used once for disposable after
From an unsterilised medical instrument which carries the HIV virus,used during a surgical operation or in dental treatment(cut/blood)
-Chest problems,pneumonia and more infection with Tuberculosis
-Parasitic and fungal infections
-Loss of weight/Wasting
-Kaposi sarcoma/Skin tumours
-Neurological and Psychiatric problems
It is very important to do some tests,by finding the the antibodies of the virus in the blood,especially after doing any of the Haram causes of infection(Adultery,anal intercourse...).
Repeated test can be done after 3 months,as sometimes the test may not show the infectionthe virus yet.
It is very advisable for pregnant woman to have the test early in pregnancy and to test both man and woman before marriage.
There could be many Muslims who are infected with the virus and do not know about .
Those who went astray and committed any haram practice or Zina,should have the test quickly before they infect their wives.
The GP can organise easily the test for any one
Testing can be done in confidentiality or private clinic.
There is no treatment for HIV/AIDS infection and there is no cure,AIDS is a killer disease!
However there are some Antiretrovirus drugs which can be used to stabilise the symptoms and delay perhaps some deaths.
But they are expensive to buy unfortunately!
PRIMARY PREVENTION IS THE BEST STRATEGY TO ADOPT ,AS IT WILL SAVE A LOT OF LIFE AND A BIG FINANCIAL BILL
By practicing Islam:Chastity/Abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage and by avoiding all haram behaviour (Zina/adultery,anal intercourse/practicing homosexual anal intercourse,taking haram illegal drugs...)
Avoiding oral sex will help too in
order to avoid some HIV/AIDS infections
This Islamic practice by itself will avoid us about 99% of HIV/AIDS infections.
Hence the great role of Islam in the prevention of most AIDS infections.
More,the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) has
predicted before in a well known Hadith that NEW DISEASES will occur when
Zina/adultery and sexual immorality are widespread as it is today!
On top of all that,there is a great bonus of health,for the prevention of a large number of cases of HIV/AIDS infections, from our beloved physician and teacher Sayyidna Muhammad(peace be upon him),who asked us more than 1400 years ago to CIRCUMCISE OUR BOYS:
The World Health Organisation(WHO) has announced about 2 years ago,after doing repeated medical studies,
TO CIRCUMCISE ALL BOYS AND MEN IN THE WORLD TO AVOID 60% OF HIV/AIDS infection....!!!
Few days ago:10 new medical
studies have given the same message on Circumcision as the WHO.
What a great healthy Sunnah and contribution from the final Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) to mankind..
Recently the president Obama in the US announced that he has allocated a special budget to CIRCUMCISE 5 million people in Africa!
Also the US Congress in 2008 allocated a budget of $48 billion dollars for 5 years for HIV/AIDS infections.
Many people do not know that any patient infected with HIV/AIDS will cost us £500 000 in order to look after him during his life!
No doubt Islam is very ECONOMIC too,when practiced and will save us trillions of pounds!
ALHAMDULILLAH FOR THE GREAT HEALTH GIFT OF ISLAM !
May ALLAH protect our children, our youth,our husbands
,our wives and all Muslims from any HIV/AIDS infections...Ameen
Dr Abdul Majid Katme(MBBCh,DPM)
Spokesman: Islamic Medical Association/UK
T: 07944 240 622 E-mail: email@example.com