Al Haqq Publications Issue 1 Sha’ban 24, 1441 AH The Justified Punishment Throughout the his- own hands. When those who denied “And verily, tory of mankind Al- the disbelievers at Our ayat." Al- lah punished the dis- the time of Nuh عليه Qur'an] Similarly the We will make believers for their السالمplotted against Al-Mighty destroyed them taste wrong doings. He the people of Sho'aib of the near punished them either السالم عليهby torment pri- by drowning them earthquake " So the or to the su- such as the disbe- earthquake seized preme tor- lievers at the time of them and they lay ment in order Nuh عليه السالمand (dead), prostrate in Firawn and His peo- their homes." Al- that they CORONAVIRUS ple, or destroyed 'Ād Qur'an mAy return .” by violent wind and the Messenger of Al- -Al Qur’An Thamud by a cry. lah ﷺand those with Whenever the disbe- him ["And they have lievers show their plotted a mighty hatred and enemity plot." Al-Qur'an] through their actions and plotted against Allah destroyed the believers, Allah them ["So We saved rushed to help the him and those along "So We saved believers by punish- with him in the ship him and those ing the kuffar by His and We drowned along with him in the ship and We drowned For the past hundred years all the three nations have caused this ummah those who denied maximum harm. They gathered upon the Muslims like diners gather Our ayat." upon food. The honour of Muslims and our religion and our women Al-Qur'an and our holy lands have been violated by these kuffar. The state of the ummah is such that We are used to the humiliation of the enemies. We find it almost impossible to spot the problem. Invading Muslim lands, dishonouring our women and occupying our holy land by the disbeliev- ers, is a norm for us. The only thing that can deliver us from this state is Jihad but it is considered the biggest crime against humanity by the so Page 3 called Muslim leaders and their supporters. Apart from a small group of the believers, the rest of the ummah has given up hope to defeat the enemies. So Allah sent down Coronavirus to remind the believers that might belongs to Allah only and remind us that our enemies can be defeated at any give time بإذن هللا "O my people, I had certainly conveyed to you Since this is the punish- For the past hundred years the messages of ment of Allah, it does not ummah as whole has gone my Lord and suit the believers in Allah away from the teachings of advised you, so to ask for it to go away and the Qur'an. Islam is no how could I show sympathy with the longer at the top of the grieve for a disbelievers. When the agenda; nationalism, de- disbelieving punishment of Allah reach- mocracy, securalism and people?" Al- es those who deserve it we liberalism have become the Qur'an must thank Allah for it and desired objectives of this show no sorry for the de- ummah. We seek freedom, struction of the enemies of Justice and progress in sys- Allah. " And he turned tems other than the sharia'h away from them and said, of Allah. For the past hun- "O my people, I had cer- dred years we have been tainly conveyed to you the punished for turning our messages of my Lord and back to the book of Allah advised you, so how could and have been subject to I grieve for a disbelieving the constant humiliation of people?" Al-Qur'an the enemies. The decades Page 4 of anarchy and instability in The effect is to the extent that the Muslim world is nothing today our children growing but the result of ignoring the up seeing democracy, se- warning of the Messenger of curalism, liberalism and na- Allah " ﷺAllah raises nations tionalism something within through this Book and debas- the boundaries of the sharia'h. es through it others." Muslim Masses have left the fold of Islam because of the above For the past hundred years we mentioned misguidances. either encouraged or allowed misguidance to flourish in How many of us stood up and Muslim lands. When we in- fought to take Muslims out dulge in the misguidance that from the worship of democra- does not only affect those cy? How many of us stood up who are a part of it but affects and fought to bring Muslims the ummah as whole then Al- out of the worship of Nation- lah sends down a punishment alism? How many of us stood which does not strike those up and fought to deliver Mus- who wronged themselves ex- lims from the worship of the clusively. Nationalism, de- Tawaghit to the worship of " And fear the mocracy, securalism and lib- Allah? Is not covid-19 a pun- Fitnah (affliction eralism have affected every ishment justified against as single member of this um- well? and trial) which mah. affects not in particular (only) those of you who Haven't we ignored the command of Allah when He warned us " And do wrong, and fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong, and know that Allah is severe in know that Allah is punishment." Al-Qur'an Ibn Abbas رحمه هللاcommented on this ayah severe in "Allah commanded the believers to stop evil from flourishing among punishment." them, so that Allah does not encompass them all in the torment (Fitnah).'' Tafsir Ibn Kathir Al-Qur'an If we Muslims did not change our attitude towards the disobedience to Allah and behaved the way disbelievers do when punished, then Allah will send down a punishment which will be way worse than Covid-19. The attitude of the disbelievers towards the punishment of Allah is that they do not learn a lesson. In the time of being pun- ished, the disbelievers do call upon Allah for help, but what they don't do is that they do not abandon the ways and practices that at- tracted the punishment of Allah in the first place. "Then why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves? But their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing." Al-Qur'an Page 5 By Allah if we did not abandon the ways and practices of the kuffar then surely we will share in the future calamities that would strike the mankind as we share in the punishment of Covid-19. If we did not come back to the teachings of the Qur'an and fight in the cause of Allah to restore Allah's authority on the earth, then Allah will punish us with something much worse. We must strive against the wide spread misguidance on the earth or else Allah will afflict us with calamity which will not be removed by us sup- plicating to Him. The Messenger of Allah ﷺsaid "By He in Whose Hand is my soul! You will enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, or Allah will send a punishment upon you from Him; you will supplicate then to Him, but He will not answer your supplica- tion." Ahmad It is not enough to reform our- to go up to bring water and that "By He in Whose selves only. If we want to pro- troubled the others, so they Hand is my soul! tect ourselves from the punish- said, `Let us make a hole in our You will enjoin ment of Allah, we must com- share of the ship and get water, righteousness and mand good and forbid evil. We saving those who are above us forbid evil, or must strive against the misguid- from troubling them, so, if the Allah will send a ance that affect the ummah as people in the upper part let the punishment upon whole; if we failed to do so others do what they suggested, you from Him; then Allah will send down pun- all the people of the ship would you will supplicate ishment like coronavirus which be destroyed, but if they pre- then to Him, but will affect everyone of us. The vented them, both parties He will not answer Messenger of Allah ﷺsaid " would be safe." Al-Bukhari your The parable of the person abid- supplication." ing by Allah's order and re- Ahmad strictions in comparison to those who violate them, or sit idle while they are being violat- ed, is that of those who drew lots for their seats in a boat. Some of them got seats in the lower part, which is the most rough and worst part, and the others in the upper. When the former needed water, they had Page 6 We ask Allah not to remove this virus from the disbelievers and their allies amongst us until it has weaken them and their economies; and we ask Allah to make it a blessings for the believers and the Mujahi- deen in particular.