In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Why Disasters
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

More and more record breaking Disasters are coming all over the world and one after another, regardless of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhist, Atheists or others, and everyone is suffering very badly. It is time to re-think on two types of Disasters, (Manmade Disasters and Natural Disasters).

Manmade Disasters:

An example of Manmade Disaster could be a cruel/incompetent ruler, which may be due bad deeds/actions of a nation or a test. In both cases people need to take Lessons from the Book of Guidance (the Quraan) and apply them practically. Repeatedly Relying on a Corrupted Person will NOT Change the Fortune of a Country.
Natural Disasters:

For example, Accidents, Blizzards, Cyclones, Droughts, Earthquakes, Epidemics, Fires, Floods, Hailstorm, Heat waves, Hurricanes, Tornados, Tsunami, Typhoon, Volcanic Eruptions, etc.

Reason for Disasters:

Reasons of Disasters regardless of Natural or Manmade could be either a Test or Alarming Punishments. (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.155, 007.094, 008.020-022, 011.116-117)

Allah NEVER destroys any Good Nation, without any reason. (Ref: 011.116-117, 030:041)

Disaster gets more and more devastating, after an Informer (Warner) arrives in a region (city / country / globe) and people don’t obey them, in order that they might learn humility. (Ref: Al_Quraan_007.094, 008.020-022, 011.116-117)

Allah Never Changes the Conditions of a Nation till their People (NOT their Leader) Changes themselves. (Ref: Al_Quraan_008.052-053)

Things to do when Disasters arrive:

Prevention is always better than cure. Always be ready to face any challenges and make a backup plan and prepare emergency tips before any disasters arrive. Also, keep asking Allah for forgiveness.

Advise to the Victims of the disasters?

We feel very sorry from the depth of our heart and we help from the depth of our heart. It is very hard to face such a great disaster, than writing in words. Reliefs (helps) are on the way, be patient and try to organize and help those first who need immediate attention among you. Try to give the first chance to children, old people, injured/sick people and women. Try not to break the justice and try to divide the reliefs (helps) equally among you with true justice.

How to help the survivors of the disasters?

Saving a Life is like Saving the Whole World. (Ref. Al_Quraan_005.032). Help the victims from the depths of your heart with whatever you can, regardless of any discrimination of Religion, Race, Gender or Color etc. If there are many deaths, try to bury them as soon as possible. BUT if the deaths are enormous then there is no need to waste time on counting bodies and waiting for others to come and recognize their loved ones. This may cause huge delay and diseases may spread which may enormously increase the figure of deaths.

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