Why does Allah send Earthquakes? Hazrat Aisha R.A. gave 5 reasons

Earthquake is a situation where the surface of the Earth shakes. The basic reason behind it is that the plates underneath the Earth move which cause an earthquake. Earthquake can be of different magnitude.

Those of high magnitude can cause deaths and destruction. While those of minor magnitude cause fear in hearts. 

History has witnessed Most Deadly Earthquakes causing destruction beyond imagination, the building collapsed within seconds, hundreds of people died because of a single yet massive shake.

Even with the advent of technology, nothing can stop an earthquake from occurring! It is a natural disaster and nature is obedient to Allah (SWT).

So why does Allah Almighty send such a sudden disaster towards the mankind? What are the causes of earthquakes? Aren’t frequent earthquakes alarming?

One does wonder that what the causes of Earthquakes are. Which acts make Allah so angry at us? One shall be equipped with the knowledge so that we can prevent earthquakes from occurring and make sure Allah is satisfied with us!

It is indeed the wrongful human actions that cause an earthquake to occur. When Madina experienced an earthquake during the life of Umar bin Khattab R.A, he was sure that it is the people at which Allah is angry and warned them:  If there is another earthquake, I will not stay here with you.”

Jotted below are authentic words of Hazrat Aisha R.A relating to what cause earthquakes: According to Anas R.A, I (Anas) asked her, ‘Relate to us regarding earthquakes,

O Mother of the believers!’ She said, “O Anas, if I were to inform you thereof, you will live a sorrowful life and you will die in this state of grief and you will be raised on the Day of Judgment whilst this fear is in your heart.” I said, “O Mother, relate to me.”

1-When a woman removes her clothes in a house other than her husband’s (an indication towards adultery), she tears the veil between her and Allah.

Adultery is indeed the major cause of Allah’s anger. Adultery is a cause of many evils in the society. Adultery has become a common practice in our society and thereby causing Allah to express his anger towards mankind.

2-When she applies perfume to please a male other than her husband, this will be a source of fire and a blemish for her.

A woman is solely for her husband if a woman uses perfume to impress her husband if she gets ready to please her husband: Allah is satisfied with her. Yet if a woman tends to attract other men, indeed she has displeased Allah Almighty.

3-When the people begin to commit adultery

4- When the people begin to consume alcohol

5-When the people begin to use musical instruments, Allah becomes enraged in the heavens and orders the Earth to shake them.

Alcohol and music have been forbidden by Allah Almighty. However, both uses have become common. People intake Alcohol proudly and listen to music on daily basis! And then they ask why Allah is angry with us?

If they repent and refrain, then it is good for them, otherwise, Allah will cause it to fall upon them.” I asked, “Is this their punishment?” She said, “It is rather a mercy, means of blessings and admonishment for the believers, and a punishment, display of anger and torment for the unbelievers.”

Indeed, Allah loves those who ask for forgiveness and restrain from what he has demanded. May Allah guide us all!

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.