History repeating itself?

Yesterday after salahtul esha one of the brothers gave a thoughtful and a meaningful reminder to all of us who were there. “In the events of Japan, Allah (swt) simply caused two plates to slighty move and look at the devastation it caused. The after shocks being still felt upto now. Human being tends to think “I am this and I am that” it’s only in events like this that truly reminds him who he really is. – A weak, vulnerable, fragile creation of Allah who is capable of being wiped out with anything! Events like in japan reminds us the power of Allah and this is nothing compared to what’s to come in the akhirah.”
The people of Ad and Thamud at the time of Nuh and Lut (alhis’salam) were destroyed by Allah in similar ways – With earth quakes and floods (tsunami). In recent years this phenomenon of an increase in natural disasters seems to be reoccurring again on earth. The new Zealand earthquake which happened a month before this one and then there’s the tsunami of recent years which happened in Asia pacific. This has now got some of the scientists taking aswell. I was watching a programme last night on al jazeera where some scientists were discussing why there was a dramatic increase in these natural disasters in recent years.
The lesson for us should be that, hasn’t the time come for is to realise our actions and return to Allah in repentance? Or are we going to wait to meet the same fate as those who went before us?
You see, like many of us now who think these things are just natural disasters which have no meaning. The people of Ad and Thamud also thought the same when dark clouds started appearing above them.
They thought it was just a normal rain cloud which will be to their benefit! How wrong they were. When the wrath of Allah descends its also envelopes the pious who maybe living in the locality, if they have not left the place at the time of the disaster. BUT, the consequences are different. The pious will be rewarded for their actions they did whilst on earth and the sinful held accountable. We pray that allah forgive the muslimeen who may have also perished in the disaster and give them jannah, inshaAllah. Amin

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