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[10/02/2023] Earthquakes Are From The Warning Signs Of Allāh – Khutbah by Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid حفظه الله. Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.
Some points discussed during this Khutbah:
- The reason Allāh decrees signs such as earthquakes, floods and storms for mankind.
- Mujāhid (رحمه الله) on the meaning of the verse, “Say: ‘He has power to send torment on you from above or from under your feet…’” [Sūrah al-An’ām 6:65]
- Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azīz b. Bāz (رحمه الله) on the prevalence of earthquakes, what causes them and what is obligatory upon every Muslim and non-Muslim when they occur.
- The manner in which Allāh destroyed some of the previous nations.
- The falsehood and haughtiness of those who claim they can control the climate and thus avert (what they refer to as) “natural disasters”.
- The consequences of sins and disobedience.
- Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) on the effect earthquakes should have upon the servants of Allāh.
- Umar’s (رضى الله عنه) address to the people when Madīnah was shaken by an earthquake.
- Taking heed and learning from these calamities when they occur.
- An encouragement to give in charity, aid and show mercy to those afflicted.
- The way to ward off these afflictions and protect ourselves and our families.
- The mercy shown to this ummah.
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