Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane "Sandy", are you going to blame it on the Muslims?


ground zero @ the WTC, you going to blame the Muslims on this one? 



Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatulahi wa barakatu, 
This is what humans say about Hurricanes: 

"A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied bythunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied bythunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface." (http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes)

 But in reality, this is the reason for all major calamities in the world, Allah says, " Evil (sins and disobedience of Allaah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allaah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allaah, and begging His Pardon)."(Ar-Rum, ayah 41)

Do you ever have a moment where you just want to address the nation and tell them to WAKE UP, SMARTEN UP, & PICK UP THE QUR'AN? 
Well, I have many of these moments, but when I see "natural disasters" that sweep a certain country by storm, I can't help but need to write a post about it. I also want to remind everyone, Muslims and Non-Muslims about this verse from the Qur'an : "and whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned, and He pardons much.}"  [Ash-shuraa 42:30]

As many of us have seen and heard, Hurricane "Sandy" has been busy demolishing and eating up everything in it's way. I don't refer to these storms by names that meteorologist have given them, simply because I don't look at these "natural disasters" as natural (as many think they are caused by some lady known as "mother nature".) They do not happen because of "mother nature" nor do they happen because of a shift in this or a shift in that. They simply happen because of Allah. Violent storms and winds are true signs from our Creator. The eminent scholar, Ibn Uthaimeen (May Allah have mercy on him) said: “And we do not negate the fact that there are tangible reasons for it, but who is the one who provides these tangible reasons?  Verily, the tangible reasons do not exist, except with the command of Allah, the Mighty, and Majestic. Allah, by His wisdom, has made for everything, a reason, or a tangible reason. 
We see many people helpless, frightened, and scurrying to over stock in emergency supplies. Does it ever occur to them to even stop for one second before calamity befalls them, and to think where exactly does this angry storm come from? No, of course not. People think that they can save themselves from calamity as long as they prepare and find a "safe" place to hide. NOWHERE IS SAFE FROM ALLAH because if He wanted to He will destroy you. He will destroy anything and everything around you, behind you, and beside you. He is the ALMIGHTY. How funny it is that we humans think we are just so strong and tough? All the money in the world couldn't even save you from one BIG STRIKING WAVE from the ocean which Allah has sent forth! 
How can your wealth save you from an earthquake, a fire, or a tornado? No, there is no such thing as "being at the wrong place at the wrong time" because Allah is the one who set you there at the right place, and the right time, on HIS schedule. WAKE UP & REFLECT!  
 {And how many signs in the heavens and the earth they pass by, while they are apathetic towards them} [Yusuf 12:105] 
How sad it is, when we only cry and reflect on life when there is a universal disaster that strikes us? How pathetic it is when we cry for "god" during the times of despair over trials and tribulations. Then once everything is over, we show no gratitude to our one true Creator and we go on continuing to live our clueless, sinful lives? 
If only we reflected upon the Qur'an and learnt what Allah has said over and over again. 
{‘O you who believe! Remember Allah’s favor upon you, when there came against you hosts and We sent against them a wind and forces that you saw not (i.e. troops of angels during the battle of Al-Ahzab [the confederates]).  And Allah is ever All-seer of what you do. [Al-Ahzab 33:9]

“And to Solomon (we subjected) the wind, strongly raging, running by His command towards the land which We have blessed; and of everything We are the All-Knower.”  [Al-Anbiya 21:81]

“ so We punished each (of them) for his sins, of them 

were some on whom We set hasib (a violent wind with 

shower of stones) [As the people of Lut (lot)], and of 

them, were some who were overtaken by as-saihad 

(torment-awful cry, (as Thamud’s or Shuaib’s people)], 

and of them were some whom We caused the earth to 

swallow [as Qarun (Korah)], and of them were some 

whom We drowned [ as the people of Nuh (Noah), or the 

Firaun (Pharaoh) and his people]. It was not Allah who 

wronged them; rather they wronged them-selves.  

[Al-‘Ankabut 29:40]


{and in ‘Ad (there is also a sign) when We sent against them the barren wind; it spared nothing that it, but blew it into spreads of rotten ruins} [Az-zariyat 51:41-42]
{As for Ad, they were destroyed by furious violent wind!}  [Al-Haqqah 69:6]

I am a true believer of JUSTICE. When people say "well God doesn't do harm, God isn't mean, God isn't this and that and blah blah blah...", well I say " WELL DO YOU KNOW GOD? You all think God is a person who died on the cross, you also think that God needs to take a day off to 'rest' after He created the universe" but the real truth can be found in the Qur'an :

Surah Al-Ikhlas 114 (The Unity)
" Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
 Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
 He neither begets nor is born,
 Nor is there to Him any equivalent."" ( 112:1-4)

Allah does not sleep, eat, nor rest. 
He is the Almighty, The All Knowing, The Owner, The Creator. 
He created the heavens and the earth and everything in between. 
He causes life and He causes death. 
So He does as He pleases. 

No doubt that it is sad that many innocent lives are lost, but earning the Wrath of Allah is a much greater issue. Denying and disobeying in The MOST MERCIFUL ? What do you expect? He has granted us much respite, SO MUCH MERCY and still we sit back and twiddle our thumbs and call it a day! 
Learn your Creator before you return to your Creator, but by then it will be too late. 

Hurricane "Sandy" isn't the first signs of Allah and His wrath, remember the Earthquake in Japan? Well, PLEASE refresh your memory with this CHILLING POST 





6 comments:

  1. Wa 'alaiki salam wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh,

    a great well written post masha Allah. It is indeed at those moments when muslims (not all of'em unfortunately) do some real reflection and ponder on the Power of Allah, how dreadful of His Wrath we should be !

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  2. Assalamu Aleikum,
    Great post! "Do you ever have a moment where you just want to address the nation and tell them to WAKE UP, SMARTEN UP, & PICK UP THE QUR'AN?", many more moments than I could possibly list on this post.
    I had one question for you, for example if there was a suggestion to evacuate if you lived on the ocean or something, you should not leave? Or, you should not buy some extra water in case you run out and can not get to the store?
    JazakAllah khlairen,
    Ruhina

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    1. walaikumassalam wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu dear sis
      well you should obviously leave but seek help and trust in Allah through saying the duaa for strong winds, afterall He is the one who will keep you safe if He wills. The only time we should not flee is when the nation is afflicted with a epidemic and the disease will spread if we leave the country we are in. As for the water, you should buy some extra water but I don't think overstocking is necessary is it? If anything happens to you it is by the will of Allah, and if He put you in it, and you put your trust in Him, then He will get you out of it.
      I am not a sheikh or scholar but just based on common sense, I think thats what I would do!

      xoxo

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  3. As-salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

    Masha Allah! Very well written! I was reading the news in the days before the hurricane struck about how everyone was stocking up and preparing.... and the one item that was bought in spades by the majority? Beer! That's right. The good people couldn't survive the storm without the beer. I would laugh if I didn't find it obscene.

    The frequency of the calamities are increasing and still the people are heedless, myself included, much to my shame. Subhan Allah, it's so scary! Even now, there's a cyclone raging in the Southeast Asia region and as a result, we're being bombarded with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Al-hamdulillahi it's not headed to my country as of yet, but the effects are being felt over three countries.

    The howling of the wind is a scary sound, it makes you feel just how tiny and helpless you are in the face of the phenomenal power of Allah subhanahu wa ta'aala!! May Allah forgive our sins and have mercy upon us! Ameen!

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    1. WALAIKUMASSALAM WA RAHMATULAHI WA BARAKATU

      AMEEN AMEEN AMEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH SIS...SO FRIGHTENING . UNREAL. WE ARE NOTHING WITHOUT ALLAH..and yet , as you said, we are all still so heedless and thinking we can rule the world. *sigh*

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  4. Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu,
    This was a mind awakening post Mashaa Allah....It just makes me realise how attached we are to this Dunya & how we always tend to forget what is truly important in this life & the next.....Subhan Allah *sigh*

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