At-Tawbah 

The earth trembles, the heavens have darkened, evil has appeared on land and on sea because of the injustices of the wicked, and evil doers. Blessings have disappeared, good deeds are less, and life has become corrupted because of the wickedness of the wrong-doers. The morning light and the night’s darkness shed tears, because of the awful deeds that are committed. Honorable writers among the angels and others from among them have complained to their Lord because of the prevalence of misdeeds and the supremacy of atrocities. By Allah! This is a warning of approaching torment, and forthcoming afflictions, so you have no resort except sincere repentance as long as repentance is still available.
Do not wait until there is no escape in which Allah says,
‎﴾ وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٓا أَيَّ مُنْقَلَبٍ يَنْقَلِبُونَ ﴿
“And those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned.”

[Quran 26:227]

• [Ibn al-Qayyim, Al-Fawa’id]

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