بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
وَهُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاء مَاء فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ نَبَاتَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَأَخْرَجْنَا مِنْهُ خَضِرًا نُّخْرِجُ مِنْهُ حَبًّا مُّتَرَاكِبًا وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِن طَلْعِهَا قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِّنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهًا وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ انظُرُواْ إِلِى ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَيَنْعِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكُمْ لآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
“And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees – of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. “
[Al-Qur’an: Al-‘An’am :99 ]
As a student of the Qur’an, I have come across many ayahs in the Qur’an about The Last Hour and what the world is going to become once that time comes. For example, there will be many earthquakes occurring, one after the other until everything on earth is destroyed.
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ
“O mankind, fear your Lord. Indeed, the convulsion of the [final] Hour is a terrible thing.”
[Al-Qur’an: Al-Hajj: 1]
Another example is when the sky will fall asunder and nothing will be left on earth.
وَإِذَا الْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ
“And when the mountains are removed.”
[Al-Quran: At-Tawkir: 3]
It is very easy for one to read such ayahs, and not give a second thought to them. We all fall into this trap because of the fact that we believe that these are things to come in the near future, and we will prepare at that time. We do not need to start preparing right now. We don’t understand the true meaning and depth of such ayahs because some way or the other we need to see things to believe. Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) shows us signs but we fail to see and draw closer to Him.
Recently, the city of Karachi experienced unending rainfall the effects of which are still being experienced by many small villages which have been completely flooded. There is no food and clean drinking water. People’s houses have been completely ruined.
Once on the news channel I saw members of a village where the flood has hit being interviewed. I was shocked to see that instead of worrying about where their next meal would come from, they were more concerned whether the camera would take their shot so they could be on TV!
I couldn’t help but sob I realized only at that moment that the rain that was falling so heavily from the skies was something I could experience. I could see it, hear it and feel it. I also realized and that Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) is trying to tell us something. This rainfall was a sign of Allah’s infinite power.
Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) is telling us that He can send such heavy rains and loud thunder which will flood houses, so imagine what will happen when the Last Hour is to come. Allah (سبحانه وتعالى )has warned us over and over again and we may take some time to think about it, but do we actually realize?
When we look at rain, drought, snow, do we realize how much power Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) really has?
May Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) forgive us all, and show us all His mercy. Ameen
I was born and raised in Carbondale, Illinois and came to Pakistan with my husband in the summer of 2010. My hobbies include reading, writing and learning more about deen (religion). It has been a year and a half since I came towards the Qur’an and can’t imagine my life without it.