Yesterday in Leicester, and maybe a few other places, it was thundering and lightning and rain was pouring down heavily (Masha Allah it was beautiful).

For most of the people, it was just another day with bad weather; for some people it may have been a good excuse to stay in and not have to go out, but for a very few people this thunder and lightening was actually a message.

Every time the weather goes bad and there is thunder and lightening, I believe that there is a lot of power present. It is as though you can feel it in the atmosphere.

To be honest, that sort of weather scares me and sometimes prevents me from sleeping. I wonder if it is a sign from Allah that He is upset. What if the thunder is His anger and the lightening is a warning, a punishment that could strike anytime? We see the lightening coming down from the sky and reaching towards us and we hear stories of those people who have been struck.

Point:

Has Allah not given mankind respite from His punishment? Has He not also said that He will give us respite till a limited time thereafter He will reel us in towards Him in such a quick action that we will be left dumbfounded.

Is it not time that we looked at the signs of Allah and turned towards Him? Is it not the Mercy of Allah that He gives us respite as well as warnings so that we may take heed before His wrath falls upon us?

May Allah protect us from His wrath and punishment. May He save us from being amongst those who earn His displeasure and anger, and instead, may He make us from those who return to Him by looking at His signs and therefore earn His love, mercy and bounties. Aameen.

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