Prominent Iraqi Shia scholar, Hadi Al-Modarresi has been diagnosed with coronavirus after stating that the virus was “God’s punishment”
Apparently, this happened weeks after he claimed the deadly disease was undoubtedly âan act of Allahâ against the Chinese for their treatment, mockery, and disrespect towards Muslims and Islam.â
The 63-year-old cleric who is one of the most prominent Shia leaders in Iraq and comes from a long line of active scholars was quoted in parts, earlier in the year saying;
âIt is obvious that the spread of this virus is an act of Allah. How do we know this? The spread of the coronavirus began in China, an ancient and vast country, the population of which makes up one-seventh of humanity. More than a billion people live in that country.
The authorities in that country are tyrannical and they laid siege to more than a million Muslims and placed them under house arrest.â