Divine Philosophy of Plagues and Torments


  • Dr. Abdul Razaq Khan Niazi PST Teacher GES Samandwala, Mianwali
  • Dr. Zia ur Rehman Zia Assistant Professor Dept. of Islamic Studies Govt. College University Faisalabad


Qura’an, Tafhim al-Qur'an, Corona Virus, Plagues, Torments, Judgment Day


In this mundane world, resulting from wicked deeds, easy and difficult circumstance, individual and mass casualties, destruction and calamities of all sorts are connected with the actions and morals of humans as well as with the trials on humans by Allah, results of evil doings, and also with the Divine punishment. The filth of thought, actions and physical has a great share in the causes of these different disasters and Torments. These Divine punishments can assume in different forms. Their rejection, doubt in them and heedlessness towards them is against the Quran and Hadith. The basic and key reason of the rejection to these is the disbelief in the Day of Judgment, owing to which moral restraints are imposed on human beings, which are unpleasant to them. However, seen through the light of Quranic verses and Hadith there is no point which impedes in believing that the Allah Almighty Who, on the Day of judgment, resurrects a man after his departure from this world can inflict, in this world too, the Divine punishment on this body on account of his sins and rewards on account of his good deeds. The basic reason of this mindset of rejection to this is the zenith-of-the-roof western-education and research’s promulgation of only the materialistic perspective of the history and the influences based on the weariness to Allah. The solution is to bend the knee in humility before Allah and adhering to the Divine Law or the Sunnah of Allah and giving men the thought to the right path by putting to a better use of the delay granted for the reconciliation with Allah instead of committing the wicked deeds. In this case, we, as the moderate Ummah and the best of all the Ummah, proclaim the Jehad of guidance in all fields of life.