Now, when we see that only human cooperation and unity can help, we ask: was it worth to generate so much hatred between people?
It's like a war movie we're watching from an armchair, eating paprika-chicken with a noodle, yawning and worrying for the protagonist. All what he does is running, shooting, hiding while the camera takes him from all sides. Of course, we have no idea that in such a situation it is impossible to shoot with camera from all sides and a war in reality is completely different.
Meanwhile, we scold the neighbor who cleans the carpet and the wind blows dust to us.
Now we are suddenly in a state of war. We see that it is not easy to escape, if we shoot, someone shoots back, so it is not a shooting-gallery and we can become easily targets ourselves. Suddenly we are shitting in our panties, panicking and we are in "oh, what will happen with us" mood. Well, how nice would be to hear the calming words of the neighbor if I would have no quarrel with him just last week! How nice it would be if he called me now and agree when we're going for fishing!
Maybe our human relationships are becoming more valuable, maybe we won't consider each other as means like we did in the past. Perhaps we can see the events clearer and find out how many lies we have been told about the wickedness of others, their bad intentions, and we have become the source of further, additional lies. Instead of ignoring these news, we heated up our emotions and searched for communication-related phenomena in our own environment, then we entered the game of hatred. All sides are guilty. We live in a system built on a Goebbels-like communication where the lie of the power has infiltrated into our homes, our privacy and poisoned it. And I'm not identifying which power I mean, because all of them did it! As they do it today, in this unfortunate situation! I say this because, even in the time of epidemic, the political communication is stronger than the biological one about our real state.
This is a great opportunity to introduce our teachings about liars:
And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is). (Quran 2:42)
This is the essence of lying: taking out the true parts from a statement, obscuring them and replacing them partly or totally with false elements.
...Truly Allah guides not one who transgresses and lies! (Quran 40:28)
…But Allah guides not such as are false and ungrateful. (Quran 39:3)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-Fajur (i.e. wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fajur (wickedness) leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar."
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Good Manners, Hadith 116.
Lie can be established on different motives. It can be a simple mistake, a form of behavior or a deliberate intention. We cannot issue judgment in the following cases:
Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There are three (persons) whose actions are not recorded: a sleeper till he awakes, a boy till he reaches puberty, and a lunatic till he comes to reason.
Abu Dawud said: Ibn Juraij has transmitted it from Al-Qasim b. Yazid on the authority of 'Ali from the Prophet (peace be upon him). This version adds: "and an old man who is feeble-minded."
Sahin, authentic (al-Albani)
Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 4403
Relief is given therefore, for a minor, an unconscious condition that can be the result of illness, old age, compulsion, or external impacts and weakness. The external impact or weakness means becoming victim to an influence, that can be gullibility, a fall into false news, which is not followed by a deliberate move further on this path.
If bad intent, planning is involved into a lie and its distributor does not include into the exempted categories, he/she can be subject of sanctions. The earthly sanction is always decided by the norms of the society of the given place and age. Regarding the judgement of Allah (SWT), He decides it alone.
After you analyze these aspects, form a new view of your neighbor, be forgiving, but clear your vision where you are deceived. Because there are many plans around you!