Islamic Emirate: Why we are not willing to take lessons from catastrophic natural disasters

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We live on the planet Earth which belongs to Almighty Allah and benefit from His enormous blessings. Earth and sky, clouds and winds, rains and snow, oceans and rivers, mountains and landscapes, crops and gardens etc ………… all have been subjected by the Almighty Allah for the wellbeing of mankind. He, the Almighty entrusted man to be God’s deputy on earth and has provided all essential items which human needs in this material life.

{وَلَقَدْ مَكَّنَّاكُمْ فِي ٱلأرْضِ وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ قَلِيلاً مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ} (الأعراف -۱۰).

We have established you on earth and provided you with a livelihood: yet you are seldom thankful. (Verse:10, Chapter:7)

The creation of mankind, the universe and other blessings are not vainness or mere a play.

{وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاءَ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لَاعِبِينَ} (الأنبیاء- ۱۶)

Not for (idle) sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. (Verse: 16: Chapter:21)

There is a great aim behind their creation. That aim includes submission to Almighty Allah, implementation of Divine system on earth and leading life in the light of Islamic Shariah. When human beings lead their life in the framework of Divine Shariah then by the orders of Almighty Allah, the entire universe performs its duties normally, being at the service of mankind. But when people fail to perform their religious and moral duties and become unthankful and resort to transgressions, then with the permission of Almighty Allah changes take place in nature and blessings turn into disasters.

{وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَى آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ بَرَكَاتٍ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ وَلَكِنْ كَذَّبُوا فَأَخَذْنَاهُمْ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ} (الأعراف- ۹۶).

Had the people of those towns believed and kept from evil, We would have opened upon them the blessings of heaven and earth. But they denied and We punished them for their misdeeds. (Verse:96, Chapter:7)

A number of devastating incidents have been taken place during past fifteen days in our beloved country. Unfortunately, neither side has paid attention to these incidents nor anyone has extended assistance to the effected families.

  1. On Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, three people were killed and eight other injured as a result of avalanches in the highway of Raghistan and Kob Aab districts. Meanwhile, there is still risk of incidents of other avalanches in the area. According to the reports, the roads connecting the center of Badakhshan province with its five districts are closed for traffic because of snowfall.
  2. On Saturday, 26th March 2016, four people of a family including a man, women and two children were martyred as a result of a land slide in Chapa Dara district of Kunar province. Reports say that due to heavy rains in the area, a huge rock slipped from the top of the mountain and smashed into a house.
  3. On Saturday, 2nd April 2016, three people were martyred because of heavy rains in Gayzab district of Orozgan province while huge agricultural lands were inundated.
  4. Similarly, recent rains and floods have also caused huge life and material losses in different parts of the beloved country. Thirty people have been martyred in total while thousands of acre of land submerged. Huge damage is reported from Orozgan, Daikundi and Ghazni provinces. Similarly, rains have also caused huge damages in Kunar and Nuristan provinces.
  5. On Monday, 4th April 2016, it was reported that huge rocks slipped from a mountain in the area of Dap Baroro of Asmar district and the road is completely block for all kinds of traffic from past five days. Due to the blockage, people of Nari and Ghaziabad district of Kunar province and Kamdesh and Bargematal district of Nuristan province are suffering. Even, the prices of food items have soared.

Some people link bloody natural incidents with atmosphere and environmental situations. Furthermore, they try to find physical evidences and philosophies behind earthquakes, floods, storms and other natural disasters. But, in fact, actions of human being are behind these incidents. Furthermore, these kinds of incidents also demonstrate Allah’s favors to train their servants. Muslim should take lessons from these incidents, should pay attention to their deeds, repent and ask Almighty Allah for forgiveness. They should help the people effected by disasters and should work for the reformation of their society. Similarly, they should discourage immoralities and evils so that they would save their own souls and the souls of others from the torment of this world and the Hereafter and prevent would-be disasters.

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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