The Mystery of Creation, Destruction,
and Natural Calamities:
an exposition in light of science and the Qur’an
By S.M. Zakir Hussain (Bangladesh)
(Author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Table of Contents
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:
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!
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.