Channel: Zakir Naik
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The next question from
mafia, India. Is COVID-19 a punishment from Allah? Or is it a test?
If it's a punishment, then what new sins have we done in this era, which even our ancestors haven't done? That has made Allah angry with us.
Let me first tell you the basic
guideline and outline, that whenever there is a calamity, whether it be an epidemic, whether it be a pandemic, whether it be floods, whether it be rains, whether it be an earthquake, any calamity, it can either be a punishment, or it can be a test. If the people are sinful, then most probably, this is a punishment for them. In that same area, they will people who are very good, who are very pious, who may be praying five times a day may be following the ashram of, of Allah subhanho, wa Taala, the prophet and even the affected. So in such cases, if you're on the straight path and are not doing anything, then this
this calamity, it's a test for you. So at the same time, that same calamity can be a punishment of some people can be a test for some people, if you understate part is a test, and the less testing you that if Allah is giving you difficulties. Yet, do you worship alone? Not yet, do you thank Allah or not? So these calamities are a reminder to us
to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala so it can be both. So you yourselves can decide whether this calamity is the punishment or a test. If you're far away from the dean, if you're breaking the laws of Allah subhanaw taala no mytheo masala salam, if away from the Sunnah, then be sure this is a punishment. If you're on the straight path offering fight them Salah we have given us a copy of fasting you're following the five pillars and all the outcome of the Quran. Then, rest assured that this is a test for you. And as a beloved former Salah Salim said,
it's mentioned sable hurry one, number seven, number 5734. How the Dasha mela repeated, the wife of the Prophet said that, that the Prophet said that Allah has sent the plague as a punishment, on whom he wishes amongst that believers, but for the believers, it is a blessing.
And if the believers
remains in the defective place of plague, with sincere faith, and agree that whatever happens, will happen with the will of Allah and having faith in the other, then he will get the reward of a matter. This is mainly for plague, but then extended to other diseases, as far as reward is concerned.
regarding a question, yes, it can be a punishment, it can be a test, regarding a question that what new thing have we done in this age that Allah has sent this calamity?
I mean, I believe the world every day is going far and far away from Allah subhanaw taala. It's going more and more further away. And you see what was in the past. Today, something different. The fire she's increasing, obscenity is increasing, the zinna is increasing, homosexuality is increasing. And you will see that there are many of the signs of that hora sama, on my Facebook if you go and doing the signs
of the ends of the world, and the three sections to it. They're the minor signs and the major signs, the minor signs are divided into minor signs that have already occurred, and minor signs that have not had occurred. For the end of the world, I finished the minor things that have already occurred and minor things that have not occurred. inshallah, after I'm done, I continue with the major signs of
the end of the world and that 10 major sign which I've got some sign in it.
And as I did say that there will be times when women will be clouded, but don't appear naked. They'll wear clothes, but actually they'll not be wearing clothes, you know, and you find now today people, the ladies wearing dresses, they're so short, most of the body fene they were transparent and all these things. So there is so much of a Yosh there's so much of obscenity, there's so much of and it's become more public. Previously Yes, maybe it was done on individual level it was done on a society level but not in all over the world. Today. You can see on the television channels you can see on the social media, you can see on the Facebook you can see on the YouTube so it has increased
to epidemic level or sorry pandemic level because all the social media is available throughout the world. Therefore I'm think pandemic level, and we played our last minor data that may keep away from all the major sins and also the minor sins and favors from the punishment of last month.
Allah and let us have faith in Allah subhanaw taala and let this be a test for us so that we can prove that Allah Spano tala.