A couple of hours ago, near my region, an earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude hit. SubhanAllah, when i read about it in the news, and its strength, i began to imagine the day of Judgment. Imagine the splitting of the earth? Now thats a big thing, and only Allah AlQahaar can do this.
AlQahar the ultimate conquer. This name of Allah is so great, because it leaves us to submit and surrender to Allah. The tsunami’s and hurricanes we see every now and then, are the works of AlQahar.
In the quran, we see the theme of *earthquake’s* mentioned throughout, there is a surah even speaking about the zalzalah of the day of judgment.
In surat al Hajj, Allah subhanahu wa ta’la says:
“O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour (of Judgment) is a terrible thing. The Day you see it, every nursing mother will forget her nursing, and every pregnant one will drop her load, and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunken, but severe will be the Torment of Allah.” [Surat Al-Hajj:1-2]
I read a sisters commentary about this ayah which really shook me, and let me look at it from a diff angle. As soon as the topic of the day of judgment came up, and an earthquake, one of the greatest disasters occur, the ‘nursing mother’ will forget her baby. Now a mother, in a time of calamity automatically thinks of her little one, thats just in her nature, to run him/her to safety, and we all know it subhanAllah. I remember as a child, our house got on fire, and the first thing my mother did, was run upstairs to grab my baby brother, before she even told my sister and i to leave the house.
Now if we fret and take shelter from a 5.5 magnitude earthquake now, on the day of judgment, the magnitude of the earthquakes, will leave a mother, to leave her nursing child. That’s how hard it will strike us all.. subhanAllah
The ayah also says, that the earthquake is something ‘atheem– great’. The word atheem, means magnificant, large and strong. It is terrifying, and it is mentioned to what degree it will leave us on that day. SubhanAllah…
Think of the power of Allah, think about it, its something really frightening, but at the same time, it allows our divine link to grow, and flourish. The works of AlQahar are to leave us with eager to worship and submit to Him.