(Mawlana Shaykh Speaks with Cypriot Guests)
The reason why it happens are the concrete buildings cause problems. Everybody replaced their old houses with concrete buildings, which is no good. I am concerned about Istanbul. If it happens there millions of people will perish or suffer because they made their new construction very bad. (...) They showed me the buildings that Ottomans built and they are in safety. All the huge, new buildings they constructed will suffer five times worse than Van. Maybe the bridge will collapse. If the bridge collapses it will be terrible as they won't be able to cross to the other side to help.
The governments are mindless, they don't take advice, they don't listen to anyone. Earthquakes increase at the end of time; when fornication increases and earthquakes comes after it. Why did this catastrophe come to them? To awaken them. There isn't too much loss. Isn’t it a city (the affected area)? Yes. (The epi-center was the Baskale district). Many people came inside. The old residents of Van no longer remain. Many useless people came (to occupy it) and they corrupted that place. May Allah forgive us!
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq. Hasbun Allah wa n`ima ‘l-naseer n`ima ‘l-mawla wa n`ima ’n-naseer. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyi ‘l-`Azheem. Allahuma thabitnaa `ala ‘l-Haqq. Bi jaahi man anzalta `alayhi Surat al-Fatihah.
In Girne region, I also fear terrible corruption as there is so much dirtiness (there). So many years ago...I heard when I was small, when Italian geologists came there they were scared, saying, "How do these people live here?" The Girne Mountains are composed of a fractious chain and they say there is another chain of mountains under the sea, located so close, lip to lip. “With only slight movement this country can be destroyed three times," the geologists said. And there is so much dirtiness now; that is why I fear, as all kinds of dirtiness of the world is there.
“How do they live here?” This is a matter I knew of 80 years ago. If one of the ranges slides even a bit, all gets destroyed, no one will survive from there up to Nicosia. It starts going up from that small forest until the end of the Karpass; they say it stands like this. "How do these people live there? We are surprised!" the Italian geologists asked. May Allah forgive us.
No prayer, good deeds or actions or Allah’s orders are upheld there, but everything Shaytan orders is there, all kinds of dirtiness! I fear to even go there.(In the event of a catastrophe) innocent ones will go where they deserve, to Paradise, but the others belong to Hell.
Amaan yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee astagfirullah.
I fear for (the safety of) Antalya. Now, He (swt) protected Antalya from the earthquake, which is worse than a flood (the measure of Allah’s wrath).