Covid-19 patients in ICU asked to say “syahadah” before put to sleep

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PETALING JAYA –  Before a COVID patient is put to sleep and assisted by a breathing machine in the Intensive Care Unite (ICU), he/she would be asked to say two words of “syahadah” and contact your family via video call for the last time.

The syahadah is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of Allah (God) and acceptance of Muhammad as his prophet. The declaration reads: lâ ilâha illallâh, Muḥammadun rasûlullâh “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” in English.

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“The procedure before going to sleep we will ask the patient to say two words of syahadah and speak for the last time via video call only. Maybe that is the last greeting to the family. And this is the last trip of one of my COVID patients,”  health staff, Shahrin Sahbudin shared on the official Facebook of the Ministry of Health (MOH) today.

He said, patients were asked to do so as perhaps that was their last greeting to family members.

“And this is the last trip of one of my Covid-19 patients. May it be placed with the righteous.

“The departure was not accompanied by family members. Death is for sure. From Him we come, and to Him we return,” he said here.

Malaysia has recorded 7,703 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (June 2), with 126 deaths, bringing the death toll to 2993. – Malaysia World News


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