The Quranic Perspective on Earthquakes

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Alhamdulillah all praises due to Allah the Lord the ROB he does as he pleases for our to Lima, you read, he sends the rain down to the earth and he brings forth the plant from the seed. None can challenge what to decrease his will and power shall always succeed. He says going to matter and it becomes and the hearts of the Creation continues to praise him as do the tongues. So we submit our will to that of an ally him and Allah Hakeem and we beg him that our souls he redeems us towards Allah follows the know that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has reminded us to be conscious of him. When he says in the Quran, you hola Dena Maruta Allah Allah to hottie while temotu Illa one to

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Muslim Moon dear Muslims, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala reminds us to sort of Bukhara verse 214 I'm Hasebe tomb until the whole Jana, did you think you will enter Jana, without any tests and trials? Did you think Jana was free for the taking? And Allah subhana wa Tada says, and you have not been tested like those before you must set homegirl Betsa will Barack was Zulu Zulu had your color Rasulullah Dena Ahmed Omar, Huma Turnus Rolla, the people before you were tested so much with afflictions with adversities, they were so violently shaken was zero, that even the prophets and the closest people that believed in them, they cried out, where is the help of Allah? Where shall the help of Allah

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when shall the help of Allah come? And Allah responds, in the nostril Allah He budeme Verily, Allah has Nasir Allah's help is always close. The Arabic word for Sheikh Zulu is the same word that means earthquake Zina. And there is hardly any calamity that shakes people's faith, and that destroys entire civilizations like that of Xizang of earthquakes. In fact, the Quran teaches us that at times, at times, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses Israel's uses earthquakes to destroy entire civilizations that people have shy we are told in the Quran Hodel Mala Lydian Acuff Roman call me him, the chieftains of the people of sure if they said Let any Tabata I'm sure Ivan in either la hos

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Iran, if you follow sure i All of you are losers. Allah azza wa jal says that Homer Raji for the earthquake came and destroyed them for us by houfy. Daddy him Jessie mean, and they fell lifeless in the very houses that they built, the very houses that they thought would protect them, those houses collapsed on them, and they all died in that punishment that Allah sent to the people of Shanghai. The same goes for the people of Hood. Allah subhana wa Tada mentions they too, were destroyed by a trembling of the earth. Allah azza wa jal tells us very clearly in the Quran and Sunnah tell Anka boots. Allah azza wa jal says that for cooler and a husband, Airbnb, each one of these previous

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civilizations we call to account for their sins, some of them are selling either him however, we sent storms upon them of of stones, others we sent a mighty blast, yet others we cause the earth to swallow them in earthquakes, and yet others We drowned them. And Allah azza wa jal did not wrong them but they wronged themselves. And we learn as well in the story of Kowloon, the wealthiest and the mightiest person in the Quran. That person whom ALLAH blessed with more wealth than anybody in human history. That person who said Allah didn't make me wealthy, I made myself wealthy. I managed to earn this money from my intelligence. I know how to earn money. And he would boastfully walk on

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this earth, and Allah subhana wa Taala mentions his whole story and sort of costs us and then Allah says for Seffner B Hill out, we cause the earth to rupture, and he falls into it an earthquake happened right where he was walking. And in a hadith in Sahih Behati. Our Prophet system also mentioned a similar story, somebody else the Prophet SAW, Selim said, that there was a man in a generation before you walking with pride on Earth, boasting of his clothes and wealth, puffed up with conceit, full pride, walking in a very arrogant manner. And because of this, Allah subhanho wa Taala caused the earth to open up and swallowed him and he is continuing to go falling and falling

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until he will go into the depths of jahannam. So the concept of Zela being a punishment

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It is something that the Quran mentions is indeed true for some peoples. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions very clearly in the Quran that if he wanted to, he could send such a punishment on anybody if he so desires. The Quran reminds us especially the Quran and those who rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala can at any moment cause an earthquake to come right where they are in Nisha Nassif behind will Earth if we want we can cause the very earth that they walk on to break up and open underneath them. Allah subhana wa Tada challenges the mighty challenges the arrogant challenges those that are

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causing facade and bloodshed on this earth. Amin and levena Macaluso yards, do those that are doing evil deeds. Do those who not devise evil plots? Do they feel safe against Allah subhana wa to either causing the earth to open up and swallow them? Are they that confident they can guarantee that no earthquake will come under their very feet? very explicitly. Allah says Who gave you this contract who gave you the sense of security in Surah Al molk. We recite all the time, every single Juma every few weeks we recite every one of us should recite Surah Mulk as often as possible. Amin to Memphis sama II and yes, if I become ill out of the fire either here 10 More Do you feel secure and safe

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against the one who is in the heavens? That he shall not cause the earth to swallow you up as it is shaking violently wafer either here toward toward here means it to shaking violently. Are you that confident that at any time no earthquake will come to you? And that is why our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will seek refuge in Allah from such a calamity. Allah says in the Quran, called who will call you Allah and yerba Alikum Ida Berman and Phil click on Allah is qualified and capable. Allah is fully capable of sending upon you a punishment from above you are prophets and recited this verse. He said, I seek Allah's refuge from any punishment, a type of rain that comes through a type

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of stoning from the heavens, I seek Allah's refuge. Then the Quran goes on, I will mentality or Julie calm, or from the very place that you're walking on underneath a poverty and others say meaning via an earthquake, and the process and recited this verse, and he says, I seek refuge in You, oh Allah from this ever happening. I seek refuge in You from this ever happening. So the Quran is very clear that Allah is all powerful, and Allah azza wa jal can at any time send this upon anybody whom He wills, and there is no denying that upon some civilizations in the past, it was used as a mechanism of punishment. However, however, we need to be very, very clear here, that not every

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single time Zelda happens, it is because of a punishment. Not every single time that it happens, we must automatically blame the very people iStockphoto Allah, that's not the case at all. In fact, the Quran tells us of another case of an earthquake that was not sent down as a punishment, but was sent down as an Ebro as a means of reflecting as a means of repentance as a means of coming close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this isn't suitable out of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala mentions walked out on Musa coma who serene Orajel LME cartina, Musa chose 70 People from his from amongst his nation to meet the special appointment that he would go up to to resign. Now he chose 70 people that would

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wait for him at the bottom of booty Cena. Then what happened? farlam ohada tumor Roger Ver to the earthquake overtook them. And Musa called out, Yara be Oh my Lord, if you willed you could have destroyed us a long time ago and me as well. Are you going to destroy us because of the sins of a few people? Rather, this is a test from you in here Illa fitna Touka some people will be misguided and led astray because of this test, and others will be guided because of it. Until Willie Yuna and Timo Lana, You are our Protector, you are our guardian for him, nah, fulfill Anna, forgive us have mercy on us will antihero raw, humane and you are the Most Merciful of all who have mercy.

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On earthquake overtook the best human being alive at the time, that is Musa alayhis salam, he felt the earth shake under him. He felt the earth shake under him. And he turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he said, Oh Allah, if you wanted to, we will be destroyed by a million reasons. And because of this, some people will

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go astray and others, they shall be guided others, they shall recollect their thoughts, they shall come back to the right path. So I am asking you, oh Allah that you guide us, I'm asking you that you forgive us. I'm asking you that you have mercy on us. Here, we have an explicit example of an earthquake that was not sent as a punishment, Musa was not being punished for something, but rather, as overall a means that a lesson and a sign. So we have to be careful. Unfortunately, some people who don't understand they make these overarching statements that every type of zeltser every earthquake, it is a punishment upon the very people it is coming upon. And this is not the attitude

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of the believer, true sometimes in some civilizations that were used, but not all the time. And we need to be very clear that when something like this happens, we go to the individual level, we don't speak at the macro level. And we say for every single righteous person who has been afflicted in sha Allah Who to Allah, it is a means of raising that person's ranks. It is a means of forgiveness. It is a means of Kfar up and exploitation. And those who are not afflicted directly and even those that are they should take from this Ebro a lesson they should take from this that which they used to take for granted the stability of the earth. For example, we take this completely for granted, but only

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Allah azza wa jal knows if and when some type of calamity like this were to ever happen. I was in those very cities of Halsey on top and chandelier or for a year and a half ago, I was there for four days, I went there to help refugees that were coming over from Syria. It is a different side of Turkey, beautiful land, historic land, an entire civilization city like ours. No one could ever have predicted no one could have thought that that very city would now be in shambles. No one can predict this. It is all Allah's Kadar and despite all of our technology, despite all that we have come to, we still have no idea when and where the next earthquake will happen. So let nobody feel safe. Alpha

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amino macara ALLAH, do you feel safe against Allah azza wa jal let nobody have that sense of arrogance. All of us should have a sense of humility when we see these tragedies, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam predicted that of the signs of the Day of Judgment is Katara to xylazine is that earthquakes are going to increase and we see this by Allah. We see this every few days, weeks, every few years, a massive earthquake happens, which is a typical barely 10 years ago in some of our homelands, Pakistan, one of the most devastating earthquakes took place recently as well. Another one took for every few years, some massive earthquake takes place. 20 years ago, it was in

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the island of Haiti, all of these earthquakes, our profit system or predictive Sahiba hottie Hadith, that of the signs of the Day of Judgment is that earthquakes are going to become frequent and more cutthroat xylazine. And the Quran reminds us the Quran reminds us that when we see these earthquakes, we should not only think of the impending closeness of the Day of Judgment, but also of the actualities of the Day of Judgment. And that is because one of the signs one of the one of the characteristics of the actual day of judgment is that the entire Earth is going to be engulfed in an earthquake, not one city, not one area, not one country, the entire globe is going to be shaking, no

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place will be safe from that earthquake. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you harness it to Cora back home in zealot, Assa T che you are now vim all mankind, the conscious and mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala and know that the violent earthquake of the Day of Judgment is a very dreadful thing in Zambia to Sir, you think these earthquakes are bad. A time will come when we will all be experiencing the earthquake of the Day of Judgment. On that day. Allah will protect some people and Allah will grant them peace may Allah make us amongst them, and those that don't have that comfort and peace. They will be facing an earthquake the likes of which no human has ever seen in zealot

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Assa T che on Alvim In fact, we have an entire sutra called the Sutra of earthquakes we've all memorized it as a child either Zillertal out of those Xyla surah. ZIL Salat means the sort of earthquakes either Zillertal or will do ZIL Salah ha. When the earth is going to have an earthquake, the real earthquake Zulueta Zala ha the one earthquake that she'll engulf the entire world. Never has the world had an earthquake yes lands have them. Cities have them regions have them

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There shall only be one earthquake that shall engulf the entire world, either. Zillertal outdo zils Allah oneself Zela one earthquake that shall be greater than all of the earthquakes combined, that shall happen on the very day of judgment. So of the wisdoms of seeing an earthquake now seeing the panic and chaos, seeing that reality of the wisdoms, we prepare for that earthquake, we prepare for the protection of the last day on that day. It's not going to be our physical houses that will protect us, it will be our houses of iman. We cannot fortify our cover from that earthquake with a cement No, we can fortify our cover with our good deeds with our Salah with our luck, we can fortify

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the cover with how we lived our lives so that when that earthquake happens, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says, The believers will HomeAdvisor and Yo Ma even Amin on the believers, they will not be worried when everybody else will be worried Allah will give them a man Allah will protect them, when everybody else will be terrified, they are going to be protected. So of the wisdoms of seeing these types of calamities is that we are more cognizant and conscious of the ultimate earthquake, which is the earthquake of the Day of Judgment, and we prepare for that, brothers and sisters. From all of this we learn that it is a mistake to generalize and say that such such natural disasters are only

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because of the people there and they might have done something wrong. No, there are multiple reasons for just such disasters. And there are multiple lessons and wisdoms and for those who are afflicted, the only thing we can say to them is that they must turn to Allah subhana wa Tada for patience. They must expect Allah to reward them for all that they have lost and they must never ever lose hope of the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah in Nasir Allah He called him in surah Allah He uploaded in masala Hikari May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless me and you within through the Quran and may make us of those who is vs. They understand and applies halal and haram throughout our lifespan. As

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scholars forgiveness, yours will ask him for his the love for and the Rockman.

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hamdulillah All praise is due to Allah the one and the unique. He it is when we worship, and it is his aid that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed and He hears the prayer of the week as to what follows. Know that there was no Zeller earthquake during the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina, there is a weak narration which is very weak that there was some earthquake, but this is not true. There was no earthquake during the time of the Sierra. But there was a spectacular solar eclipse. And back then, right now we can predict an eclipse down to the millisecond. And because we can predict it, we have lost the the all that people in the past had of

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it. But we haven't lost all of earthquakes. You cannot predict earthquakes. Despite all of our science, we cannot predict earthquakes. The people back then could neither predict earthquakes, nor could they predict solar eclipses. And so both of them gave a sense of all trepidation, genuine sense of fear of what is happening. So during the life of the prophet Sallallahu either he was seldom there was what they would consider a natural disaster a very rare occurrence. A full on solar eclipse, of course, they did not understand the physics. Sadly, just because we understand the physics we have lost the oil and we forget that Allah azza wa jal is the one who put the sun and the

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Moon to the Earth in this dimension. Allah is the one who controls even if we know the mechanism, it should not remove from our hearts the sense of all of the realities of how this is happening. So in the time of the process of there was this solar eclipse, and it coincided with a tragedy. It coincided with the personal loss of the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that child who he named after his ancestor Ibrahim, Ibrahim passed away and a few hours later, the sun eclipsed, the people began linking something on Earth with something up there. And they said, this is because of the death of Ibrahim. And our Prophet system taught us basic al Qaeda and theology. He

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taught us basic realities that we still use to this day. Verily, the sun and the moon are two of the signs and miracles of Allah. And they do not Eclipse because of the life and the death of somebody on Earth. The sun and the moon are natural creations of Allah. They are miracles, they are signs they're magnificent. They are not linked to the birth and the death of people.

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On this earth, similarly, natural causes like earthquakes and other things, we should not immediately link them to what is happening on Earth. Sometimes Allah azza wa jal used it for punishment, and other times it is just a natural phenomenon as is this what the process man is telling us, the sun and the moon are two of the phenomenons of Allah they don't Eclipse because of what is happening here on Earth. Rather the process of them said, Allah azza wa jal uses them. In order that you draw lessons you how we will be here Ibadah who he wants this evolved, he wants the servants to draw closer to Allah to increase in their trepidation, their Eman, their Taqwa. So when

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you see this, I will preface this and I'm said, Rush immediately to do the vicar of Allah and increase your Diaz and increase her aesthetic far and Hadith. When you see one of these amazing phenomenon, when you see these natural signs of Allah subhana wa taala. Don't let these natural signs fall on deaf ears. Don't let them fall on stale and old hearts know, let your heart be alive and young with the vicar of Allah. Let your hearts be soft at the realities of what is going on. And how will you do this? Take an Uber like the process that I've said, these are signs that Allah is using so that His servants draw closer to Him, so that his servants marveled at his power,

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appreciate the other of Allah subhanho wa Taala turn back to Allah increase their DUA and is still far and thicker, literally from the Hadith when the sun eclipsed. So how much more so when we see this type of Zela ALLAH SubhanA wa Allah says in the Quran, woman luda, Sybil Yachty in touch with. We only send these types of signs and miracles so that our servants turned back to me and they increase in their taqwa and the hope and the hardship of me when I noticed suitable Yachty in touch with Qatada commented on this verse and he said, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses all of these types of signs, so that perchance may be some of his servants will reflect some of his servants will

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remember, some of his servants will turn back to Allah subhanho wa taala. And once an earthquake did happen, not in the lifetime of the process, but in the lifetime of some of the Sahaba in Kufa, the earth shook in Kufa and there was a minor trembling an earthquake, and even Massoud came out even muster with the senior companion and the greatest scholar and Sahaba that lived in Kufa, a minister who came out to the masjid he gathered all the people in the masjid while the earth is Zella is giving its earthquakes and Ibn Masaru it gave them a powerful hutzpah. And of that he said, we have recorded in our books of history, he said, Yeah, Yohannes oh people or mankind, your Lord has given

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you a chance to return back to him. So take this opportunity and turn back to him. Your Lord has given you a chance by showing you this and you're still here. Allah didn't take you away. You're still here. Your Lord has given you a chance that you turn back to him. So therefore seize the opportunity and turn back to him. This is the spirit of our faith. We accept Allah other we don't have to be happy. We accept that Allah has the right to do as he pleases. We understand there's a wisdom we might not know the wisdom. We ourselves might not appreciate the wisdom but there must be wisdoms, beyond our human understandings. We trust Allah subhana wa Taala he is our Mola he is our

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protector, we turn to Him, those that are actually suffering the calamity we can only make dua for them and help them in other ways. And but we remind them to turn to Allah for sub for throw up to expect that what Allah has taken away, he will give even more back in this world before the next and we remind these brothers and sisters of ours, we remind them that Allah azza wa jal has chosen them to raise their ranks as our Prophet sallallahu sallam said, when Allah loves somebody, he tests them and the more he loves them, the more he tests them, and especially the people of that region, they have already been tested by civil war have already been tested by an evil tyrant destroying their

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own country. I mean, here what is happening below the sham they've been tested in so many ways to panela. Now on top of this, this is being tested, but the people of Sham are beloved to Allah azza wa jal, the people of Sham have been praised in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so we make dua for them, we pray for them brothers and sisters, we give them what we can we will give insha Allah to Allah charity, it's fortify on all of us, we raise funds for them, we make dua for them and of the things of the Sunnah of the Prophet system that we will revive today. We will make a special to offer them to our quote in our Salah in our tour because we're going to pray

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Our Prophet system whenever there was a calamity whenever there was a disaster, he would actually make a special dua within the Salah and this is a well known tradition all over the Medina who understand and agree to this every time there's a Nazia a disaster then

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The Muslim Ummah collectively should make dua in the third Salah watch. And so today insha Allah Allah insalata Juma and the second Raka. After we come up from the ROCOR, we're going to make a short and brief to our special dua to revive the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam and again, a reminder to all of your brothers and sisters do what you can. First and foremost Your heart should be attached more than anything, there must be a genuine sense of attachment of Rama which means number two, you follow the news you see what's happening. Number three, you make dua for them DA is free to add takes nothing raise your hands and make dua for them. And number four,

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whoever can should give whatever they can give whatever amount you can for this disaster and tragedy so that Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts whatever meager efforts we can and the final point use this as an Abler for us to better our own lives. And we ask Allah is refuge we seek Allah's refuge that no such calamity ever comes unto us. Allahumma in Edina aminu Allahu Allah Tada via the AMI ism but in love Africa wala Herman Illa for Raja wala Dana Illa Allah eater while Amma de la ilaha feta while I see Ron Illa your Sarita Allama fildena Willie one interlinear Saba Hoon Eben Iman wala treasure I feel peruvianus Hillel Lydian Amano Robina in Nicaragua for Rahim Allah Houma Israel

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