Posted by: alqamardesigns | March 2, 2008

Earthquake felt across much of UK – Monday, 25th Feb 2008

The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years has shaken homes across large parts of the country. Dr Brian Baptie, of the BGS, said: “An earthquake of this size, of magnitude five or thereabouts, will occur roughly every 10 to 20 years in the UK.” The main 10-second quake, which struck at 0056 GMT at a depth of 15.4km (9.6 miles), was the biggest recorded example since one with a magnitude of 5.4 struck north Wales in 1984. [Source: BBC News]

From among the established Sunan of Allah is that He does not send punishment except due to sin and He does not remove it except after repentance. Allah ta`ala says, “Whatever misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned.” (42:30)

Allah the Mighty and Majestic says: “Evil and mischief have appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned, that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allah).” [30:41]

[Source: Earthquakes – Shaykh Saalih al-Hamraani]

Subhaan’Allah, I was sleeping when this occured, and as soon as the earth tremor started, I woke up, the whole room including myself was shaking from side to side!! My first instance was that a bus was going past our house! Then thought, this ain’t no bus… I started saying La illaha ilallah, and Inna lillahi wa ina elayhi rajioon! Wallahi, it was an awful feeling, it was as though the tremor was building up and getting stronger, and at any moment the house was going to collapse.. but, Alhamdulillah after about 3 shakes it just stopped. I jumped out of bed saying Allahu Akbar.. went to my parents room, mom felt the earthquake where as dad was fast asleep..I texted around my friends, some felt it and some did not..

Subhaan’Allah, this is but a reminder for us .. we must take heed and not be amongst those who are heedless of Allah’s signs, we need to wake up from our slumber and turn back to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala! From Allah do we come, and to Him we must all return… This is a warning to all of mankind and jinn, .. we must ask Allah to forgive us, we must repent for our sins, and spend our lives in obidience to Him and His Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasallam.

Life is passing us by so quickley, we need to sieze the moment and gather our provisions in this life for the hereafter.. may Allah protect us from His Wrath and Punishment, and make us amongst those whose prayers, sacrifices, deeds, living and dying and for Allah alone. Ameen

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