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The Mystery of Creation, Destruction,

and Natural Calamities:

an exposition in light of science and the Qur’an

By S.M. Zakir Hussain (Bangladesh)

Part 1.2

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Table of  Contents




Summary of the Book


1. An Introduction to Creation, Destruction and Calamities


1.1. What do the sciences say about natural calamities?


1. 2. Whom God Does not Destroy


1. 3. The Philosophy of Natural Calamities in Light of Science


1. 4. The Causes of Poverty and Famine in Light of Economics


1. 5. The Causes of Natural Calamities in Light of the Qur’an


1. 6. Why We Cannot Learn to Be Wise Even after Losing a Lot


2. The Theory


3. Some Instances of Mass Destruction and their Causes






Mystery of Creation 1. 2. Whom God Does not Destroy

To go back to our main point, Go has clearly declared in the Qur’an that He never destroys a good people or a people who repent for what they have done:
11:117. In truth your Lord destroyed not the townships tyrannously while their folk were doing right.

6:131. This is because your Lord destroys not the townships arbitrarily while their people are unconscious (of the wrong they do)

20:134. And if we had destroyed them with some punishment before it, they would assuredly have said: Our Lord! If only you hadst sent to us a messenger, so that we might have followed Thy revelations before we were (thus) humbled and disgraced!

10:98. If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old) that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah! When they believed We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them comfort for a while.

21: 9. Then we fulfilled the promise to them. So we delivered them and whom We would, and We destroyed the prodigals.

21:11. How many a community that dealt unjustly have We shattered, and raised up after them another folk!
21:12. And, when they felt Our might, behold them fleeing from it!
21:13. (But it was said to them): Flee not, but return to that (existence) which emasculated you and to your dwellings, that you may be questioned.
21:14. They cried: Alas for us! we were wrong-doers.
21:15. And this their crying ceased not till We made them as reaped corn, extinct.

Therefore, if it is seen that a group of people is being destroyed or inflicted with severe natural calamity, then it is to be inferred that it deserves the wrath of God for its misdeeds, although there seems to be apparent indications that some of the people are outwardly religious.


  Continued ...


Author of:

Secret Knowledge of the Qur'an