Sunday, October 09, 2005

Quake rocks Pakistan, India

Ya Allah...An earthquake of a 7.6 magnitude hit Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Kashmir today. The death toll has reached 18,000 so far - 17,000 in Kashmir. Who knows how much that number is to be multiplied in the coming days and weeks...an article. SubhanAllah, out of the middle of nowhere. May Allah make it easy for them and their families and bestow upon them His Mercy, Compassion, and forgiveness. Or think ye that ye will enter paradise while yet there hath not come unto you the like of (that which came to) those who passed away before you? Affliction and adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the messenger (of Allah) and those who believed along with him said: When cometh Allah's help? Now surely Allah's help is nigh. (2:214) Verily we belong to Allah, and to Him we shall return.

3 comments:

brotherhood said...

May Allah grant them mercy and blessings in this blessed month and grant the deceased a path to Jannah.. ameen

who-made said...

Sometimes I wonder why it is that the already poor and unfortunate - such as those living in impoverished lands, or war zones - have to bear the brunt when catastrophe strikes. But I remember that this is only a part of Allah (the most Merciful's) Eternal plan, something we will probably never fully comprehend. It definitely serves as a reminder to those who witness from near and afar. Also we know that after every hardship, comes ease. May Allah accept everyone's supplications and prayers.

Ameera said...

Salam alaikum. Please remember the victims of the quake in all your prayers! The death toll is climbing and may go beyond 50,000 - even a 100,000. 4 million are homeless and 120,000 need immediate medical help. They need Allah's help. May Allah help us all. Ameen.