Catastrophic Mercy – Sh. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

A comparative study of ethics reveals the marked difficulty one has in identifying objectively universal standards for good and evil. While that may be so, few would object to the declaration that natural disasters, like earthquakes that produce tsunamis, are sinister, mischievous and catastrophic. On September 29, 2009 an 8.3 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc on the pacific Islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. This was followed the next day by two consecutive earthquakes in Indonesia, the first measuring a magnitude of 7.6 and the second measuring 6.2, that took―besides the hundreds killed the day prior in the Samoan earthquake over 1,000 lives.

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One Reply to “Catastrophic Mercy – Sh. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali”

  1. This was actually a very good article.

    I just wish the author had used simpler English. Twice I left the screen because the opening sounded too technical and boring.

    It wasn’t until half way through that the language loosened up and became more…natural.

    I’m not critiquing the writing, because the subject is definitely important.

    Just a reminder that we should always try to communicate to the people in a way that’s easy for them to understand.

    I encourage everyone to force themselves to read past the opening paragraphs of this article and really absorb what the author was trying to say.

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