Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Is Coronavirus a Punishment from God?

Is Allah angry at us? Can this circumstance in any way be a mercy? Dr. Osman Umarji discusses his latest research analysis and answers these questions with evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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Osman Umarji

Dr. Osman Umarji holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s and Ph.D in Educational Psychology from UC Irvine. He has studied Islam at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. His research interests include the development of human motivation, religious socialization, spirituality, and Islamic legal theory. Dr. Umarji is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at UC Irvine. He has previously taught child development, adolescent development, and statistics. His expertise in both psychological and Islamic sciences allows him to conduct empirical research on contemporary issues facing Muslims.