The Earthquake in Turkey

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

Some Islamic leaders in Turkey gave a very important speech in the summer of 1999, during which they talked about the earthquake that happened in Turkey. According to them as reported by many Turkish newspapers and the BBC, the purpose of this earthquake (and Allah knows best) was a party that was held on the beach in Turkey in one of the naval bases. Three thousand people attended that party. Of these, thirty people were Israeli Generals, more than thirty were American Generals, and the rest were Turkish Secular Generals, singers, and dancers.

The celebration was held in order to celebrate the retirement of some Turkish Generals. The party started off with drinking alcohol and dancing by the Israeli and Turkish Secular dancers. During the party, a Turkish General ordered a sergeant to bring him a copy of the Holy Qur'an. The sergeant brought the Holy Qur'an and gave it to the General. The General asked the sergeant to read a part of it, which he did, and then he asked him to translate it, but the sergeant apologized because he didn't know. Then, the General took the Holy Qur'an, ripped it off, and threw it under the feet of the Israeli dancers and said: “Where is the One Who revealed this Qur'an and said 'We have, without doubt, sent down the message; and we will assuredly guard it (15:9)' So where is that God to protect and guard His Qur'an?" The sergeant who brought the Qur’an was so scared when he saw this so he quickly left the base and he later told the people about what happened.

The earthquake started with pink light that covered the whole area. Then, the sea was split and a big explosion happened. The base was burned in the sea and all the people who were there died. Then the earthquake was extended into other areas. Until now, none of America, Israel, or Turkey could find anyone of those whom Allah punished.

Allah SWT said in His book: “And when We decide to destroy a town (population), We (first) send a definite order (to obey Allah and be righteous) to those among them [or We (first) increase in number those of its population] who are given the good things of this life. Then, they transgress therein, and thus the word (of torment) is justified against it (them). Then We destroy it with complete destruction.” (17:16)

That Earthquake in Turkey was a strong warning from the Almighty Allah to everyone who took Him and His religion, Islam, as an enemy. About 50 general in the Turkish army were killed during a meeting with Israeli generals during the Earthquake. Nevertheless, the Turkish army refused to give any kind of help to people who were affected by the earthquake. The Prime Minister of Turkey said that it is time for Turkey to go back to Islam!

Here is a mosque that survived the horrible earthquake in Turkey is a picture of the Golcuk's mosque that remains intact with its tall Minaret, while the surrounding residential buildings have all been razed to the ground in the earthquake.

Say: "He has power to send torment on you from above or from under your feet, or to cover you with confusion in party strife, and make you to taste the violence of one another." See how variously We explain the Signs, so that hey may understand. (Holy Qur'an 6:65)

The day before the earthquake, the Turkish government issued a law to jail every Muslim who is caught teaching his children the Holy Qur'an in his home. Allah says:

See they not that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they turn not in repentance, and they take no heed! (Holy Qur'an 126:9)

Say (O Muhammad), I do but warn you according to revelation: but the deaf will not hear the call, (even) when they are warned! If but a breath of the wrath of thy Lord do touch them, they will then say, Woe To us! we did wrong indeed! We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with Unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, we will bring it (to account): and enough are we to take account. (Holy Qur'an 45-47:21)

A mosque still stands amidst the rubble of collapsed buildings in this aerial view of a neighborhood in the western Turkish town of Golcuk, 60 miles east of Istanbul, August 19, 1999. The death toll from western Turkey's worst recorded earthquake surpassed 6,000, as hope waned of finding any of the thousands still missing under the mountains of rubble. Only the building next to the mosque did not fall down because if it did, it will destroy the mosque too. Even thou, it was partially destructed from the other side. Is it just a chance that modern and strong buildings felled down while the old mosque that was build last century remained safe with its tall minaret?  

This picture is a miracle. This is a Message from Allah to all people who fight Islam that Allah can destroy them at all. Ali (r.) said: ”there has been no punishment but because of a sin. And there has been no punishment that was took away but because of a repentance.” Ultimately, we should all say: Glory to you my Lord; I bear witness that there is no god but You; and I submit and repent to You.