natural disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, and droughts, which bring
different kinds of miseries are also sometimes due to our bad deeds. Quran has
described in details that how these many kinds of natural disasters have wiped
out many nations in the past when they disobeyed Allah and crossed the Divine
Quran mentions different kinds of natural disasters
which were caused by the wrath of Allah Taala.
one of them We seized for his crime. Of them, against some We sent a violent tornado:
some were caught by a (mid-night) blast, some We caused the earth to swallow up
( powerful earthquake or major volcano eruption), and some We drowned (in water).It
was not Allah Who injured (or destroyed) them: they injured (destroyed) themselves.(29:40)
surah HUD, it is mentioned with all details that how the nations of the following
prophets were punished one after the other because of their sins and rebellious
Prophet Nuh (as) - FLOOD His whole nation
except his companions was perished by a great flood. Huge flow of water welled
out from the earth and from the sky and all were drowned except few believers.
Prophet Hud (as) - A DREADFUL EXPLOSION
His whole nation, named Aad was destroyed by a horrible natural disaster except
those who obeyed him. (11:49-59)
(as) - A MIGHTY BLAST His whole nation, named Thamud, except his true followers,
was smashed by a dreadful explosion that rang along with a powerful storm. (11:61-67)
Prophet Lut (as) - A MOST POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE His whole nation, except his true
followers were destroyed by turning the whole town upside down, followed by a
rain of baked clay layer on layer. (11:77-82)
Prophet Shuayb (as) - A POWERFUL BLAST
His whole nation, named Madyan,
except his few followers, was killed by a powerful Explosion (Earthquake). (11:84-94),
Prophet Moosa (as) -THROWN INTO THE
SEA Pharaoh, his Chiefs and the whole army were drowned into the River Nile.
After giving all details of crimes and punishments, Quran very clearly tells the
cause of such dreadful natural disasters in the following verse.
are some of the stories of communities which we have told you
It was not WE that wronged them: They wronged their own souls. (11:100)