A MIRACLE OF A SHAHEED
On the occasion of Beer Maoonah, the Sahaabi, Hadhrat Aamir Bin Faheer (Radhiyallahu anhu) was martyred. Another Sahaabi, Hadhrat Aamir Bin Tufail (Radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: “I saw the Janaazah of this Shaheed, Aamir Bin Faheer, rising towards the heaven. It continued ascending until it disappeared from sight. After a short while, the Janaazah returned.”
BBC reports: The Australian navy has begun evacuating people trapped in the fire-ravaged town of Mallacoota on the Victoria coast. Two ships, HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore, will pick up about 1,000 people, MP Darren Chester said. He called it an "unprecedented mass relocation".
Some 4,000 residents and tourists fled to the beach on Monday night, when racing bushfires encircled the town. The military evacuated around 60 people by air last night. The evacuees will sail to Port Welshpool, local mdia reported - a 16-hour voyage down the Victoria coast.
The larger ship, HMAS Choules, has a "few hundred beds". Further trips are possible, depending on demand.
Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews declared a state of disaster for six areas and resorts, including Mallacoota. The ships were only just visible from shore through the thick yellow air.
Thousands of people are also fleeing parts of neighbouring New South Wales, where a state of emergency is in force. Since September fires have killed 19 people in the two states.
More than 1,300 homes have been destroyed. At least 28 people remain missing after fires this week alone.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under attack for his response to the fires. He was heckled by angry locals in Cobargo, New South Wales, and had to cut short his visit to the fire-hit town. Media caption "You're an idiot, mate": Australian PM Scott Morrison heckled by bushfire victims.
What is happening on the ground?
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a week-long state of emergency, which started at 08:00 local time on Friday (21:00 GMT on Thursday).
Thousands of people are already fleeing a vast "tourist leave zone" in NSW, with supplies running low in some cut-off towns. It's been called "the largest relocation out of the region ever". Kosciusko National Park in the south of NSW, home to the country's highest mainland peaks is also being evacuated and closed.
High temperatures and strong winds are forecast for the weekend, leading to "widespread extreme fire danger". The state government has warned that conditions are likely to be "at least as bad" as New Year's Eve, when hundreds of homes were destroyed.
What about other parts of Australia?
In the capital Canberra - an administrative region surrounded by NSW - bushfire smoke meant air quality there was rated the third worst of all major global cities on Friday, according to Swiss-based group AirVisual.
An elderly woman died after being exposed to the smoke as she exited a plane at Canberra airport, local reports say. Australia Post has suspended deliveries in the city "until further notice".
Two regions of Western Australia (WA) were also facing catastrophic fire danger on Thursday, and parts of South Australia were expected to see extreme conditions on Friday.
Q. How can this Ummah be saved from Allah’s punishment?
A. There is no way of preventing Allah’s Athaab other than by repentance and observance of the Shariah. Obedience to Allah Ta’ala is the only way to be saved from the Athaab. The innumerable sins in which Muslims are recklessly and flagrantly indulging will most certainly bring about the decree of Allah’s Athaab.
Q. What is the way forward for the reformation of the Ummah?
A. On a mass-scale we can forget about the reformation of the Ummah. Now, only Imaam Mahdi (Alayhis salaam) will attend to the Tarbiyat of the Ummah as a whole. Those who are concerned with the Deen and Allah’s Pleasure should only submit to the Sunnah and follow the Shariah. There is no other way – no other prescription.