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Is China Learning Islam’s Righteousness the Hard Way?

China has been very clear in its stance against Islam. It went as far as enslaving its minority Muslim population for growing beards.

On the other hand, China seemed pretty pleased with its non-Muslim population that eat cats, dogs, pigs, worms, cockroaches, pangolins, and drink intoxicants. In fact, China went as far as forcing its Muslim population to eat those things, too.

However, ever since the COVID-19 breakout, various Chinese officials have effectively started reversing the un-Islamic unhygienic policies. E.g. China started banning eating Pangolins as of last week, and a city has started banning eating cats as of a few days ago.

It seems that there is a pattern: the Chinese lifestyle is slowly changing towards the Islamic lifestyle because their eating habits might be causing COVID-19, despite its governments irrational opposition of Islam. In fact, the recent food bans is inline with Allah’s messenger’s command in the authentic Hadith:

Ibn ‘Abbas reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) prohibited the eating of all fanged beasts of prey, and all the birds having talons.

Sahih Muslim

Is China slowly learning that Islam is actually right? One Islamic rule could have saved China from health and economical disasters.

Unfortunately, almost all politicians are still too blinded to see the better preventative measure as proposed by Islam (avoiding the too-risky food sources). For example, here is a quote from a U.S. official trying to propose a solution:

Unfortunately, rather than using best practices, this outbreak in Wuhan was covered up

Robert O’Brien, the White House national security adviser. Source: Reuters.

Robert O’Brien is right in blaming China for not following best practices after COVID-19’s discovery. However, he is wrong for proposing a shallow preventative measure (following best practices after COVID-19’s discovery), when he could’ve proposed a better, and deeper, preventative measure (avoiding unclean food sources). Based on the context of O’Brien’s suggestion, he is implying as if his shallow proposal is the best solution. Little he knows that his “best practices” is still not good enough, but Islam’s is (avoiding the too-risky food sources).

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