Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Why God [Allah] Send Natural Disasters?

Why God [Allah] Send Natural Disasters?

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"Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned." [Quran 21:35]
Wisdom Behind Calamities And Disasters

Allah mentions in the Qur'an that He has caused a Pharaoh and his people to suffer a number of natural disasters, including floods and attacks by waves of locusts and other insects. He described those events as clear and detailed signs of His power, but the Pharaoh and his people continued to be arrogant and maintained their criminal practices. It is noteworthy that these events are described in the Qur'an as "clear and detailed signs." A sign is sent to a people in order to remind them of Allah's existence and power so that they may come to believe in Him. Allah says in Quran

"And We sent no Prophet unto any town (and they denied him), but We seized its people with suffering from extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss of health and calamities, so that they might humiliate themselves (and repent to Allah). Then We changed the evil for the good, until they increased in number and in wealth, and said: "Our fathers were touched with evil (loss of health and calamities) and with good (prosperity, etc.)." So We seized them of a sudden while they were unaware. And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwa (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes, etc.)." [7:94-76]

Thus, we see that calamities all on those people who use to do evil and commit crimes but it is upon Him to save the good and righteous people from such disasters. The people of Noah, for example, were destroyed with the flood, while the people of Aad were destroyed by winds, and the people of Thamud by an earthquake accompanied by a heart piercing sound. The fact that Allah mentions these punishments to us serves as a reminder that He is able to inflict similar punishments on us if we defy His orders and continue to do so unrepentantly. Though we know that Messengers and those who believe from the people were saved. It is a great fortunate news that Allah Himself considers to save righteous people from those disasters as an essential task for Him
“Then shall We save Our messengers and the believers, in like manner (as of old). It is incumbent upon Us to save believers.” [10:103]
In life, we are crossing a bridge to the after life. We face difficulties. The way we deal with these difficulties determines where the bridge is leading. Difficulties teach us to grow and become stronger. It gives us the chance to show our humanity and compassion. If there were no difficulties in life, then we are in heaven? do we really deserve heaven? How you live determines. Scientifically speaking, there are huge explosions happening inside the planet, with loud sounds, heat, that Allah protected us from. If the pressure keeps going without frequent outlets, it will explode. It is a law by Allah and this is how the earth is balanced. Also, Allah made the good general and the evil an exception. For example, He provides health to a person for his whole life except when he is old. He became sick after health and death after living. If you face a difficulty, face it with patience, persistence, gratefulness to Allah and you shall be happy and fulfilled. In conclusion, we are in this life to face difficulties, learn from them, be as good as we can deserve going to heaven. And To taste the faith! One should have equally ask why is rain falling?

Why disasters come?

1.Natural disasters are punishment of Allah for those people who are either disbelievers or cross His limits
On different instances in Holy Quran Allah swt has clarified this point that natural disasters result from disobedience of Allah:
And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much.  (Ash-Shura 42:30)

2- Natural disasters are warning for those who are sinners
Natural disasters are warnings for those who are sinners.This fact has also has been elaborated in Quran .Some of the instances are as follows:
"And verily, We will make them taste of the near torment (i.e. the torment in the life of this world, i.e. disasters, calamities, etc.) prior to the supreme torment (in the Hereafter), in order that they may (repent and) return (i.e. accept Islâm)" (As-Sajdah 32:21)
"See they not that they are tried once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease, famine, etc.)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it). (At-Tawbah 9:126)

3- Natural disasters are test for those who are believers
"And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.)" (Al-Baqarah 2:155)
"Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allâh will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allâh knows all that before putting them to test)." (Al-'Ankabut 29:2-3)

4- To test patience and achieve submission

And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. [22:11]

5- A chance to repent
There can be no doubt that we are suffering these disasters by our own misdeeds
"Evil (sins and disobedience of Allah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allah, and begging His Pardon)." [30:41]

This extract is taken from Harun Yahya site

A Lesson from History: The Titanic

History abounds with cases of people relying on technological breakthroughs and totally disregarding the might of Allah. That is exactly why many disasters have gone down in history as painful lessons for everyone. Each one of these events is important in the sense that it reminds man that neither wealth nor power, science nor technology has any power to resist the will of Allah.

Numerous examples of such incidents can be given. The best known is the famous Titanic, a huge ocean liner 55 meters in height and 275 meters in length, which sank nearly ninety years ago. The Titanic, intended to be an "assault on nature", was a grand project that employed a team of engineers and as many as five thousand people. Almost everybody was absolutely convinced that this ship would never sink. The ocean liner was a masterpiece of technology with many engineering advances that pushed back the limits of its day. Yet those who relied on the technical prowess of the ship did not take into consideration one important fact stated in the verse "The command of Allah is a decree that is made absolute" (Surat al-Ahzab 38) and that everyone will sooner or later meet his fate. Eventually, a minor failure led to the sinking of the ship and advanced technology could not save the Titanic from her bitter end.

From what the survivors of Titanic related, the majority of her passengers gathered on the deck to pray when they realised the ship was about to sink. In many sections of the Qur'an, this tendency of human behaviour is repeated. In times of serious trouble and danger, man sincerely prays and seeks the help of his Creator. However, when delivered from danger, they immediately turn away in ungratefulness:
Your Lord is He that made the ship go smoothly for you through the sea, in order that you may seek of his bounty. For He is unto you most Merciful. When distress seizes you at sea, those that you call upon – beside Him – leave you in the lurch! But when He brings you back safe to land, you turn away (from Him). Most ungrateful is man! Do you then feel secure that He will not cause you to be swallowed up beneath the earth when you are on land, or that He will not send against you a violent tornado (with showers of stones) so that you shall find no-one to carry out your affairs for you? Or do you feel secure that He will not send you back a second time to sea and send against you a heavy gale to drown you because of your ingratitude, so that you find no helper therein against Us? [Surat al-Isra: 66-69]
Wisdom Behind Calamities And Disasters
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