There is not only the scientific explanation of seismologists and geologists, there is also the Islamic interpretation of the real reasons for the earthquake that devastated central Italy.
The theory comes from a site of Muslim residents in Italy, “Yes to Islam in Italy”, which has over 43 thousand followers on Facebook. “Undoubtedly the earthquakes that are happening these days are among the signs that Allah uses to frighten His servants – it says -. Earthquakes and all the other things that happen and cause damage and injuries to people are because of shirk (idolatry, false faith, ed) and sin, as Allah says: Whatever misfortune befalls you, it will be a result of that done by your hands. ” The destruction caused by the earthquake is not random nor merely a natural event, there is the will of Allah and the sins of infidels. The post is shared by hundreds of people: Ibrahim living in Milan, Mohammed who lives in Parma, Mehdi of Bergamo and many others.
The earthquake as a punishment by Allah indeed finds evidence in different suras of the Quran, quoted by the Islamist website in the comfort of their own explanation. A (Al-A’rf, 96) says: “If the residents of these towns had believed and had fear of Allah, We would have opened upon them the blessings from heaven and earth. Instead they rejected and hit them for what they had done. ” Yet another (Al-Ankabt, 40): “Each hit for his crime: against some We sent the storm, some were caught by the Cry, and some We caused the earth to swallow and others drowned. Allah did not make them wrong, but they did wrong themselves. ”
The concept is clear although it is not said explicitly by the site: those who died under the rubble had been guilty of a serious sin, do not believe in Allah, and so if you asked for it. The site “Yes to Islam in Italy” cites as evidence a Koranic commentator of the fourteenth century: “Sometimes God gives the earth permission to breathe, which is when major earthquakes happen; this means that people feel scared, so they repent, give up sins, pray to Allah and feel regret for their sins. ” The solution to prevent disasters like the one that wreaked amateur soil and other countries of central Italy, more than building earthquake-resistant housing, you can convert to Islam: “What we have to do, is to repent to Allah, adhere firmly to His Religion and avoid all that he has forbidden, so they can be free and attain salvation from all evils of this world and the Other: that is how Allah will take away all evil, and bless them with all good. ” In comments to the Facebook page, as well as thanks to Allah “that makes us see these signs,” there are those who note that among the dead there could also be some Italian Muslims. Directors’ Response Site (unknown) Islamist: “The article speaks in general. It refers to Muslims and non-Muslims. “