Salaam Alaikum Br Khalid and Br WCoastbaba...and anyone else reading this.
It's really scary and really sad. May Allah tala protect everyone InshaAllah and awaken our hearts to the truth. "Fragility of life, and the power of Allah," How true that is br Khalid. I just keep repeating this quote in my head ... it's odd.
I have a cousin who is somewhere in Japan for studies, please make dua =( We haven't gotten into contact yet.
Wa alaikum as salaam dear Sis Nafs -
I hope you make contact with your cousin - will definitly keep them in our du'a and please do let us know when you find out more.
inna lillah wa inna ilaihi rajeoon. so horrible. may Allah give them strength and patience.
Do you guys remember this hadith:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will be very frequent, time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow amongst you."
Thanks for the reminder Sis Jannah - I do remember the reference to the death of religious men, but I didn't remember the earthquake portion, but it certainly makes sense.
Ma'sha'allah, BrKhalid, you always manage to say wise and reflective things and put things in perspective whatever the event or subject we are discussing. Jazak'Allahu Khairan for your insight.