Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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All praises be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the best of Messengers (Muhammad), then:
In a small country which is no more than a distant island in the north of the Atlantic Ocean, there is a small volcano erupting under a glacier and blowing waves of dust clouds arousing general terror in all Europe and universal embarrassment for international flights.
The aircrafts stopped, airports were closed, flights were suspended, 113 European air ports closes all international flights, more than 63 thousand air flights are canceled and the airlines companies losses are estimated with 250 million dollar per day. The affected people are more than seven million passengers; all the ways are closed before them, air port terminals became as if they were beds for passengers, air ports started to provide them with beds and covers in addition to the losses of importers and exporters.
Today, Europe became semi isolated from the external world as it faced the biggest failure in aviation transport. Some people considered that the worst in the history of civil aviation!
1- Take admonition, O you with eyes (to see):
Dust clouds from only one volcano strike a whole continent with terror and fear, paralyze its aviation movement, so how will be the matter if many volcanoes erupt?
This matter really is worth contemplation, thinking, consideration and admonition. Muslims have to contemplate these great events, this contemplation should be based on their creed and belief in Allah, their trust that every thing good is endowed from their Lord’s Mercy and Benevolence and everything bad takes place with His Knowledge.
“That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.” (Yaseen: 38)
ذَٲلِكَ تَقۡدِيرُ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡعَلِيمِ
Allah decides and measures every thing with Wisdom. “He cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be questioned.” (Al-Anbiyaa’: 23)
لَا يُسۡـَٔلُ عَمَّا يَفۡعَلُ وَهُمۡ يُسۡـَٔلُونَ
Believers have to contemplate everything that could render a sermon to think and consider the Divine Acts. The Muslim consideration should not only be confined to what happens in near places or times, they have to consider any Signs of Allah whether they are near or far from them in time or in place.
2- And We sent not the signs except to warn, and to make them afraid (of destruction): Volcanoes and earthquakes are soldiers of Allah which Allah sends upon His slaves whom He chose as per His Wish, as a warning, threatening or as an affliction , a trial or a punishment.
“And none can know the hosts of your Lord but He.” (Al-Muddathther: 31)
وَمَا يَعۡلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَۚ
Among the soldiers of Allah is the cinder which is composed of small broken up particles of glass and rocks that threaten aircrafts and hinder their movements. This cinder is described to be killing because inhaling it causes to tear the lung tissues.
Attributing what happened only to the natural phenomena that take place only through universal systems and laws indicates that the people are unaware of the Creator and Disposer of this universe. Who manages the matters like that? And who runs them against whom He wishes as per His Measure and Planning!
“It is He Who shows you the lightning, as a fear (for travellers) and as a hope (for those who wait for rain). And it is He Who brings up (or originates) the clouds, heavy (with water). And Ar-Ra‘d (thunder) glorifies and praises Him, and so do the angels because of His Awe. He sends the thunderbolts, and therewith He strikes whom He wills, yet they (disbelievers) dispute about Allâh. And He is Mighty in strength and Severe in punishment.” (Ar-Ra’d: 12-13)
هُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُرِيڪُمُ ٱلۡبَرۡقَ خَوۡفً۬ا وَطَمَعً۬ا وَيُنشِئُ ٱلسَّحَابَ ٱلثِّقَالَ وَيُسَبِّحُ ٱلرَّعۡدُ بِحَمۡدِهِۦ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ مِنۡ خِيفَتِهِۦ وَيُرۡسِلُ ٱلصَّوَٲعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِہَا مَن يَشَآءُ وَهُمۡ يُجَـٰدِلُونَ فِى ٱللَّهِ وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡمِحَالِ
3- And this (Hell) is nothing else than a (warning) reminder to mankind:
What happened is one of Allah’s Signs which Allah sends to his slaves as a reminder and admonition for the believers and frightening and terrifying those who turn away, the believing hearts take admonition, submit with humility and repent to their lord, while the heedless hearts are only preoccupied with economic losses, following the media and watching the volcano while forgetting the Lord of the volcano:
“They have hearts wherewith they understand not, and they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones.” (Al-A’raaf: 179)
لَهُمۡ قُلُوبٌ۬ لَّا يَفۡقَهُونَ بِہَا وَلَهُمۡ أَعۡيُنٌ۬ لَّا يُبۡصِرُونَ بِہَا وَلَهُمۡ ءَاذَانٌ۬ لَّا يَسۡمَعُونَ بِہَآۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ كَٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمِ بَلۡ هُمۡ أَضَلُّۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡغَـٰفِلُونَ
One of the signs of cruel hearts is that the people hear the terrible events and the sermons which make the mountains submissive yet they continue to be tyrannical and commit their sins and to be confined to following their desires heedless of any threatening or warning. Continue reading