Ike, Take a Hike!
This is mostly directed to those living in areas around Houston and Galveston. As most people are aware, Hurricane Ike is predicted to strike through those areas with wind speeds greater than 100 MPH. Mostly everything has been canceled (schools and after-school activities). All of Galveston is being mandated to evacuate, but others are riding out the storm.
It looks like I’m going to have to face Ike as well! I’m staying at my house instead of evacuating.
My main point is that I pray everyone will be safe through this hurricane if it hits us.
If you’ve heard the story of Prophet Nuuh (Noah), then you should know that he built a boat for Allah (God) because Allah was angry at the people who Nuuh went to. There’s a lesson that should be learned from that event. In the Qur’an, it explains, “There is no place of safety against Allah’s wrath except His Mercy.” (11:43)
No one wants to experience Allah’s wrath, which is why we should all seek forgiveness and closeness to Allah. This goes for everyone, including non-Muslims.
When you’re closer to Allah, he WILL protect you like a best friend.
So, I pray that God will bless everyone, and that he will forgive all our sins.