How did Allah allow the prophets to be killed?
- Allah punished those who were oppressors by destroying them. Since there is no change in Sunnatullah (the way of Allah) and He informed us that He would save believers in the 103rd verse of Surah Yunus, why were the Israelites not destroyed and how did Allah allow them to kill prophets?
Submitted by on Wed, 20/10/2021 - 10:43
Dear Brother / Sister,
When we look at the history of mankind or the prophets, we are informed by the Quran that the tribes that were oppressors related to various issues were destroyed in various ways. However, it is not appropriate to accept these destructions as Sunnatullah. If such a thing would happen, every sinner should be punished immediately by Allah, but such a thing does not happen.
It is clearly stated in the Quran that the issue is not like that:
“And if Allah were to impose blame on the people for what they have earned, He would not have left a single living being on earth. But He defers them for a specified term. And when their time comes, then indeed Allah has ever been, of His servants, Seeing." (Surah Fatir, 35/45)
In another verse, it is stated that Allah gives some time to unbelievers:
"The disbelievers should not think that it is better for them that We give them more time: when We give them more time they become more sinful- a shameful torment awaits them." (Surah Aal-i Imran, 3/178)
The situation stated in this verse is known and expressed among people and as follows: “Allah gives some time, but never neglects”
As for the tribes that Allah punished;
The majority of these punishments were due the challenges of some tribes to show miracles to their prophets, asking for miracles or denying prophets, trying to kill them and, as a result of these, Allah’s punishing them for not believing despite the miracles shown to them.
When these punishments as a whole in the Qur'an are viewed, it will be clear that this is the case. The example you gave about the 103rd verse of Surah Yunus is not general. In this verse, Allah declares that when punishment comes to a tribe, He will save the prophets and those who believe in them, and punish the others. The same thing holds true for the stories told about both the people of Hud and the people of Noah (Nuh).
As for Allah's help to the believers;
This is true. Even though this subject cannot be explained in a few paragraphs to be written here, the verse "And that man can have nothing but what he strives for" (Surah an-Najm, 53/39) is sunnatullah.
Today, the Western world works and gets its rewards for its efforts, and since they lack Islamic moral values and views the world from a capitalist perspective, it can do all kinds of cruelty to others for its own welfare.
Again, a few million Jews rule the world and see themselves as having the right to persecute everyone. They achieve this by working very, very hard.
However, in general, the Islamic world is in a state of laziness and inertia. For this reason, they are subject to persecution. If Muslims had worked hard and had more powerful weapons in their hands than those of their enemies, could their opponents have persecuted the Islamic world so easily?
That is why Muslims need to work two-three-five-ten times harder than their enemies in every field so that they will be rewarded for their efforts.
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