Date: 14th October 2016; 13th or 14th Muharram 1438;
ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP, (http://aljumaareminder.com/), natural calamities, why do they occur?
WHY DO NATURAL CALAMITIES OCCUR?
Anwar Awlaki’s speech:
These are major earthquakes. It could take entire parts of the world off of the face of the earth. For example, the continental divide is a very dangerous/unstable place. These events don’t just happen like that, like most people think. They are predestined by Allah. They have reasons. It is punishment for the people for their sins. Allah is testing the people.
And you find that the earthquake in Northridge which happened in the valley of Northridge because that is where the studios of filming these pornography movies are. And that is where the centre of the earthquake was. And the earthquake of San Frasisco. We know the corruption and pervasion that exists there. So these events don’t just happen like that. They have reasons why they occur.
There once happened an earthquake in Madinah. It happened again and happened the third time. They were very small earthquakes. ’Umar ibn AlKhattab stood on the mimbar and said to the people of Madinah, “Either you stop sins or I am going to leave Madinah.” ‘Umar understood that this was because of the sins of the people. If it happened now, people would say that the first one was an earthquake and number two and three were aftershocks. ‘Umar was saying it was because of their sins.
Once the mountain of Uhud shaked, RasulAllah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam put his hand on the mountain and said, “Don’t move because on top of you is a nabiy, a siddiq and two shuhadaa`.” Abu Bakr was a siddiq and Umar and Uthman were the two shuhadaa.
Miracle:–The heavens and earth submit to Allah fully and they speak:
Do you believe that earth transmits continuous sound frequencies but we don’t hear it? That is the most recent discovery in the earth science. What did the Qur’an say about that?…. “Earth speaks” I found this title in one of the international websites which is www.discovermagazine.com , in fact that title is an ordinary title in this era because scientists had discovered that everything in the universe transmit sound frequencies.
But at the time of the descending of the Qur’an that matter wasn’t known at all as human at that time didn’t imagine that earth is transmitting vibrations, but the Qur’an told us about that issue in many verses which were explained by many explainers that Allah almighty gave earth the ability to speak so it became able to speak. God says:
Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth: “Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.” They both said: “We come, willingly.” (Qur’an 41:11)
Also God says about the Pharaoh and his chiefs after He be blessed and exalted drown them:
And the heaven (whatever lies above, and it is not limited to the 7 heavens) and the earth wept not for them (Fir’aun and his people) , nor were they given a respite. (Qur’an 44:29)
If we read saying of the explainers we can see that they believed in the ability of earth and heaven to speak in a real voice and also in their ability to cry. One of the most important space websites which is www.space.com had published an article with a title “sky is speaking”. Mark Whittle, an astronomer at the University of Virginia found that universe in its early beginning was transmitting sound frequencies which were caused by the sudden expansion of the gases, the Qur’an told us about that in (Qur’an 41:11) above.
The scientists had discovered that these frequencies are in the Inaudible. Range and it has an important mission. As earth transmit frequencies in a range less than 20 hertz (less than 20 vibrations in second) before earthquakes, volcanoes and before the tsunami phenomenon. In 2004 when the tsunami hit beaches of Indonesia which caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and before it occurs dogs run away and elephants in the zoo started to grumble and shout , scientists explained that as the animals hear these vibrations and felt with fear.
The scientists found that the elephants talk with each other in an inaudible voice also whales speak in these frequencies which spread through the water for thousands of kilometers! By the use of these frequencies, scientists are attempting to make an early detection for earthquakes and natural disasters. Before the occurrence of volcanoes and earthquakes to be as a warning for animals to run away from the area of disaster, also God supported these animals with systems to hear these frequencies and to analyze it to take the necessary action, but the arrogant human till now didn’t invent such system to predict with earthquakes and volcanoes. Glory to Allah!
With all this information we should be well aware that our sins really anger the heavens and earth but they do not act on their anger unless ordered by Allah:
Indeed you have brought forth a terrible evil thing. Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins, that they ascribe a son to the Most Beneficent (Allah). But it is not suitable for the Most Beneficent that He should beget a son. (Qur’an 19:89-92)
And if Allah were to punish men for that which they earned, He would not leave a moving (living) creature on the surface of the earth, but He gives them respite to an appointed term, and when their term comes, then verily, Allah is Ever All-Seer of His slaves. (Qur’an 35:45)
The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving. (Qur’an 17:44)
We should also note that Allah says we don’t understand their glorification. We might hear and see the sounds via frequencies in a computer but we would not understand them.
The hertz, Hz, is the derived SI unit of frequency. The frequency of a sound wave determines its tone and pitch. The frequency range of a young person is about 20 to 20,000 hertz. The human ear is capable of hearing many of the sounds produced in nature, but certainly not all. That is why when people ascribe a son to Allah; the heavens’ and the earth’s anger can’t be heard by us. Notice, not just one heaven but all 7 of them. This also applies to when a believer dies; we can’t hear all the 7 sevens and the earth weeping for him/her.
Subsequent studies have shown that elephants generate infrasound calls to communicate over long distances. The elephants’ calls would be deafening—around 110 decibels, as loud as a rock concert—but we cannot hear a note because the waves are so lengthy, as long as 225 feet. This part of the sound spectrum travels especially well through water, so alligators, hippos, and whales use infrasound calls as well. The cries of blue whales may reach thousands of miles undersea.
If we witness natural disasters, let us repent to Allah and leave sins. Let us also tell people to repent to Allah and to leave sins.
Now Muslims should not be going around being cocky that we will not get hit by natural calamities because of our purity. These two Ayats below and Hadith (considering that Gog and Magog have already been released) below should suffice to remove any cockiness. Also natural calamities might came about as a trial; we are being tested afterall.
….So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him who fears Allah and keep his duty to Him. (Qur’an 53:32)
And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment. (Qur’an 8:25)
Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh: That the Prophet (ﷺ) once came to her in a state of fear and said, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. Woe unto the Arabs from a danger that has come near. An opening has been made in the wall of Gog and Magog like this,” making a circle with his thumb and index finger. Zainab bint Jahsh said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Shall we be destroyed even though there are pious persons among us?” He said, “Yes, when the evil person will increase.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 3346]138 - IARLG - WHY DO NATURAL CALAMITIES OCCUR; Date 14th October 2016; 13th or 14th Muharram 1438 (74 downloads)
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