And fear the Fitnah (affliction) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong, and know that Allah is Severe in punishment. Quran Surah Anfal 8:25
All these afflictions are not a punishment. It is actually a respite for all humanity and especially for Muslims. Forget about the conspiracies theories stating this epidemic might be some man-made biological warfare etc. Even then, no affliction befalls except by God’s permission. The time you get nowadays in isolation think about yourself and your way of life. The routine life, your stubborn egos and erected necks have already humbled seeing God’s Wrath. But if you insist again to your old way of living after getting relief as the Quran says
And when affliction touches man, he calls upon Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but when We remove from him his affliction, he continues [in disobedience] as if he had never called upon Us to [remove] an affliction that touched him. Thus is made pleasing to the transgressors that which they have been doing. Quran Surah Yunus 10:12
If you do that again, then I warn you of coming afflictions and wars and I clearly told you (Message To The Muslims) that if you do not mend your ways, then within 50 years, you will be finished from this planet and God will replace you with other people who will not be like you. A countless number of people have been here in this world, and now they are Top Soil. The whole case of humanity is that in this entire cosmos, this solar system in which we exist is actually a mottle, just a dot a pinprick in the cosmos. In that tiny dot, our planet is a micro speck. In that micro speck, the country or city that you are living in is a super micro speckle, but in that, you are a Big Person a Big Ego.
Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them which We had established upon the earth as We have not established you? And We sent rain from the sky upon them in showers and made rivers flow beneath them; then We destroyed them for their sins and brought forth after them a generation of others. Quran Surah Anam 6:6
And if Allah were to punish men for that which they earned, He would not leave a moving (living) creature on the surface of the earth, but He gives them respite to an appointed term, and when their term comes, then verily, Allah is Ever All Seer of His slaves. Quran Surah Fatir 35:45
This World This Universe Is Not Perfect. Its A Trial
Blessed is He in whose hand is the dominion, and He is over all things competent –
[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving. Quran Surah Mulk 67:1-2
This universe He created is not a perfect place. O humankind, your Lord has made this world a trial, but this universe is one among others your Lord has created. Others are not like this. And for its perfectness, your Lord already told you in His revelations and scriptures that He made it a trial and this particular universe He created along with the Devil the evil the negative force. Devil is like a waste, a by-product of creation such as you get from your factories during manufacturing something good.
But there are other worlds, universes which are not like this. Which are perfect where there is no disease, no problem, no extreme heat, no extreme cold, no hunger thirst, and no cause and effect like we know here. I ask you a question, which God is greater in your point of view, a God who can create a perfect Universe or a God who can create all types of universes perfect imperfect every kind. If your Lord only had created perfect worlds, you could have said, didn’t he had powers that he could have created something different?
What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself…… Quran Surah Nisa 4:79
Why Humanity In General & Muslim In Particular Are In Afflictions
The philosophy I gave in my article Real cause of Afflictions Diseases Epidemics is not trivial. This is how your Lord is running this Universe. If in Quran everywhere you read admonish to Children of Israel, the reason is simply that when you are trusted with some honor and responsibility, then denial and betrayal mean a lot. Quran is the last revelation, but trust me if there were any new revelations after Quran, they would be filled with God’s Wrath and Woe on the Muslims. These are the situations of emergency. I will tell you later how. But even in a normal situation, the purpose of our creation is not living a life like you live i.e living for oneself, earning for oneself, making home and producing children offsprings. Animals are doing all this. Neither the purpose of creation is to pray and do religious rituals without ever thinking their spirit and meaning.
I told you that there are three major tasks for individuals and for nations as well 1-Spreading the Divine Message 2-Standing against Zulm/Injustice 3-Establishing justice. People who are lesser in resources and intellect are actually the responsibility of those 10 percent of you who have resources and knowledge. They should be like shepherds to them and should provide the necessities of life.. like Food, Shelter and Justice. If God had willed that all should know Him, the way people of understanding know, He would not have created you, as those beings which are with Him are enough for His praises and glorify Him morning and evening.
Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that to Us you would not be returned?” Surah Muminun 23:115
Every one of you wants to live his routine life, especially Muslims, while for them, the situation is almost like an emergency. Look with all these deeds that you have been doing for more than a thousand years, you are not going anywhere. Look what your situation is in this world nowadays. Every one of you thinks that the Calamity will not reach his house. Even on the countries level, your enemies have been killing you one by one. When one country comes under crisis by conspiracies of your enemies, your affluents, your Govt heads, and your Military generals sit and in their mighty wisdoms and universal ethics decide that they should not intervene and that they will not be part of any others war. And one by one, all of you get hunted.
The fact of the matter is that your rulers are really very wise, but they are smart for their own interests. They have accumulated much wealth in cash, properties, and commodities. They are afraid of losses in their business empires. You have not listened to the voice and crying of innocent people in your nearby regions who were crying, asking for your help asking for their rescue from the cruel oppressors who are killing them, sieging them. They were crying under lockdown as they have been captured from all around. Their jobs and economies ruined. Children are being killed in front of mothers. All this was happening and you paid no attention.
All humanity remained silent and now look at yourself, you are all under lockdown. Your routine life is under a halt. Your social gathering places are deserted. Your economies are going down. Not only this, but for the first time in the history of humanity, all significant places of your worship and center of all prominent religions and central Houses of God are closed. There must be something wrong as God Has Deprived you even from His Worship.
All of you will bear the consequences. As you all are “Normal people.” You don’t have to do anything with your surroundings. You have no concern with what is happening around you unless and until your own life gets disturbed. What matters to you is your routine daily life, your small job, yourself, your home, and your children. But this is not the only cause of your decline. There are many social evils in your societies and within you on individual capacities, as I clearly mentioned in Why Muslims are Poor Intolerant & extremist.
And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?” Quran Surah Nisa 4:75
Coronavirus Is Not A Punishment Of God But Its A Respite
This is Just a Beginning: A Respite To Mend Your Ways
Coronavirus is not a punishment. It is actually a respite for all humanity and especially Muslims. The time you get nowadays in isolation think about yourself and your ways. Now this is just a beginning, the coming years will show you much more than this. This will happen to all of you, all humanity. But as I know the Way of God, so more punishment would be coming for those nations which have directly been asked for help. Many afflictions await for those who were the direct addressee of the oppressed and the poor. Those who spend the millions amount of money on their social events, their gatherings their foods.
Who wear dresses of millions of amount. They say, but we give to the needy and the poor, we take care of our near ones. But God doesn’t accept their charity as in Surah Maidah below. Because you don’t fear God. You say this with your lips and tongues, but the fact of the matter is that belief has not passed beyond your throats. You do all sins and do everything against God’s commandments. You do everything from social evils like corruption, stealing (even Tax and Utilities) to personal sins like adultery and drinking.
إِنَّمَا يَتَقَبَّلُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الْمُتَّقِينَ
“Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him].
Muslims should need to break this status quo this routine life. This affliction is a warning in addition to many others. In the time of tribulations, our hearts become soft. There is a tradition, and also in the commentary of Surah Dhukhan verse 10-11, it is written that upon constant denial of Meccans one day Prophet prayed O God, help me with a famine like the famine of Joseph.
Then watch for the Day when the sky will bring a visible smoke.
Covering the people; this is a painful torment.
According to traditions, Allah accepted his prayer, and the whole land was caught by a famine that the people were extremely distressed. Then some chiefs of the tribe along with Abu Sufyan, came to the Holy Prophet and requested him to pray to Allah to rescue his people from the disaster. On this occasion, Allah sent down this Surah. I want to clarify here that relating this event with these verses is not true as the verses mention here a future event yet to come near judgment Day. But on the face of the tradition, I like to clear some confusion that a naive mind can have that how come Prophet PBUH a persona of Mercy can ask Azab/Punishment for his nation. For them to explain that he was not asking a punishment like that of Ad, Thamud, or Lut for his nation but rather than like that of Yusuf’s, which was just a famine. And the purpose of his pray was only that people’s hearts get soft when they are in trouble, and at that time, they are ready to break their stubborn attitude and ready for absorbing new message new teachings.
Verily, We sent to many nations before you. And we seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health (with calamities) so that they might humble themselves. Quran Surah Anam 6:42
O Muslims, this is same for you now. Not only this affliction of coronavirus but all those afflictions of past hundreds of years asking you to mend your ways and reconsider your religion and jurisprudence.
REASONS FOR DECLINE OF MUSLIMS
Why Living A Routine Life Is A Crime
Look the word “Routine Life” I am saying again and again, what is this routine life. Life of animals, like a horde, no direction, no ideology. Your only purpose is to earn, eat, procreate, and nesting. This is how animals live. So even in normal situations, this is a crime as human beings are not sent here for this.
Cause & Reason Of Afflictions And Diseases
But you are in an emergency of extinction and earth has become narrow for you. Afflictions are coming from above and below. Your Lord has made you taste the punishment from above and below and made you taste the violence of one another. Your enemies are hunting you one by one. So especially in this situation, your insistence on living the same life without thinking is a crime. Your normal people who are not doing big corruption, killing or social crimes and think that because they just have some personal major or minor sins… they will not be punished. I told you that religion is not a personal matter. It is a Way Of Life. You are here in this world sent by God with some tasks. Not performing your tasks and duties will result in the same outcome as was the way of God for previous nations.
Say, “He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from beneath your feet or to confuse you [so you become] sects and make you taste the violence of one another.” Look how We diversify the signs that they might understand. Quran Surah Anam 6:65
Consider Carefully The Following Examples
I give you an example. Consider you are working in a company and one day your boss send you with some assignments to another city. Now you arrive that city get lodged in a hotel and live there for three days but do nothing regarding the assignment you were sent for. But simultaneously, you also do not do any monetary corruption. Take care of your companies money as it is yours. Do not order anything lavish in food or drinks and in any sense, lived a very modest living and then comes back to your head office. What do you think, will you be rewarded or punished by your Boss?. Of course, a severe punishment as you have done nothing and wasted all the money of the company, time and energy. This example can be related to this world but only to those who are very pious and honest people. Even they will not be spared and will get punishment as they would have done nothing except doing some good for their own souls.
Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter – We increase for him in his harvest. And whoever desires the harvest of this world – We give him thereof, but there is not for him in the Hereafter any share. Surah Shura 42:20
If you reconsider your thoughts and way of living, and if your religious clergy realize their mistakes and repent, my Lord is generous to forgive them. Just consider you have earned much in this world. You have done much for your personal and your sects gains. Now let’s do something for your hereafter may be your lord forgive you for all that you did just as the companions of Prophet and forgive your all past sins. Remember All big names of your history like Ali, Abu Bakr, Umer if they would have insisted Prophet for living the routine life how could his message have spread. If their attitude would be like that whenever they come to the prophet, they would have said, “your talks are excellent, but we will not close our shops” i.e we would live the life of Meccans.
So this is the meaning of routine life…this is actually the status quo. Consider the routine life/ the status quo in times of Prophet Muhammad was to live like the life of Meccans and not accepting new thoughts and teachings. Routine life nowadays is to keep insisting on carrying the burden of the same distorted teachings of your sects. Your hearts know very well that how much falsehood has entered in your books. In all the past centuries, you only tried to hide it, but the wound is not healing because wounds do not heal like this. They need a special care specific diagnosis and then a proper treatment and sometimes even surgery.
You can say that he was the Prophet of God, and in any case, God should have spread the message. My response is that, but God Uses man in this world to bring about His tasks, and the only difference would be then someone else would have been in their role. And all these noble figures would have died like Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab (God Forbid). But all those noble figures of your history helped prophet because they understood the wrongdoings of their society and changed their whole lives accordingly. They did not wait for his end that if Prophet would get fame, power and become victorious, then they would follow his ideology. This was, in contrast, the thinking of disbelievers who waited long for any evil thing to happen to the Prophet. Accepting a message, an ideology after it becomes evident, is the trait of deniers. It is not acceptance, but it is surrender as was done by Abu Sufyan and all the rest.
This also simultaneously clear another philosophy that I always say that when علم/ Knowledge comes through any Holy source, through some warner or from within your self, then also comes the responsibility. After getting knowledge of the exact nature of things and true understanding of events and nature of God’s Way, right and wrong, after that, if you still insist on sticking to your old ways of living, then you will get punishment. Not only this but sometimes you get more punishment than others in case you happen to be the first listener or have more knowledge than others. That is why the Quran says of double punishment for Prophets wives and for those belonging to noble families with proper upbringing and education as in Surah Ahzab and Surah Nisa, respectively.
……if they should commit adultery, then for them is half the punishment for free women….. Quran Surah Nisa 4:25
A Questioner Asks: But What Can We Do. We Are Good, But Our Govts Are Wrong
One among you says that, but the majority of Muslims are good people, and it is the elite, the governments who are wrong and corrupt. That’s not true. All of you are wrong. You want to live your own life like an animal, a routine life. Not ready to mend your thoughts, your way of life, your wrong conception of religion. One among you again says, “but it is because they have not given proper circumstances, the general population is deprived of prosperity, good conditions. That’s why they are wrong”.
I say No, the best philosophy always produced in times of downfall. After the black death of Europe, their communities produced so many philosophers and thinkers in bad times who then brought forth their nations out of misery. They broke the chains of shady religious practices and freed their nations from the slavery of the Church, the main culprit of wars and misery between them. Again the same person asks, “but that proves my point that they flourish after getting liberty from religions.” Yes, here you are, right. The West flourish after breaking chains of religions, but they were bound to do that as they had no alternative. They were agnostics or skeptic because of the irrational religious dogmas. They could not believe in that God because they were thinking minds. They had no alternative, and their religion and books were so much distorted that they were bound to leave that religion behind. They had no alternative, the other version, the latest revelation of God was with Muslims, and they couldn’t accept or take it from them because of prejudice, animosity and many other reasons.
But in the case of Muslims, the situation is different. You have an all preserved all saved Book of God with you. It is only that you just distorted its sense and interpretation by creating a web of traditions, sayings, historical events, and interpretations of your saints. So in your case, it is not liberation from religion that can save you but only disregarding the old, obsolete, distorted, and rotten religious dogmas and accepting the original message of God, which is still with you well preserved.
No one of you agreeing to break the status quo. Your hearts know very well that you are not admitting your mistakes and wrongdoings, for if you admit, you will lose your followers. Your hearts know very well that how much falsehood has entered in your books. You cannot go forward from here if you don’t admit the mistakes of your past. If you do not correct your history. Remember the best time to plant a tree was ten years ago, the second best time is today.
Religion Was One For All Of You
Since the beginning of this dialogue, the first slide on videos contains these words. “The Last Dialogue” is an individual’s effort by the Will of his Lord to make this world a better living place, to raise the human intellect for the fulfillment of God’s Will and to invoke God’s Mercy on humans”.
I mostly addressed you as “O Mankind,” as this dialogue is a synthesis of religion and I am presenting you the case of God. Religion was one for all mankind, but you divided it into different religions and sects. Those scriptures and Words of God which are still in their original form, you also changed and altered their meanings and interpretation by making a web of historical events, stories and human sayings around them. I know Jews say that they are the chosen ones. Christians say that they will be the only one. The same is the view of Hindus, Buddhists Muslims, and all others about themselves. Have they taken an oath from your Lord or they say that about which they have no knowledge.
O humankind, your Lord is one Lord and Religion is only one for all of you that is submission to The Only One The