Failing to help those who are stricken by disasters on the grounds that this is the will of Allaah
Praise be to Allaah.
These and similar comments are undoubtedly false speech, which is indicative of great ignorance or despicable negligence. The will of Allaah can never be grounds for committing sin or neglecting obligatory duties.
Moreover, Allaah has commanded us to help Muslims who are in dire straits and to help the needy. He denounces those who fail to do this duty, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Nay! But you treat not the orphans with kindness and generosity (i.e. you neither treat them well, nor give them their exact right of inheritance)!
And urge not one another on the feeding of Al-Miskeen (the poor)!
And you devour the inheritance — all with greed.
And you love wealth with much love”
Not feeding the poor is one of the causes of a person entering Hell. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“ ‘What has caused you to enter Hell?’
They will say: “We were not of those who used to offer the Salaah (prayers),
Nor we used to feed Al-Miskeen (the poor);
Wealth belongs to Allaah; if He willed, He could take it away from the person who says these things. Would he, in that case, when he is in desperate need for food, like to have said to him what he is saying to others?
This view is seriously mistaken and is a great misguidance. The one who says this is like those of whom Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning);
“And when it is said to them: ‘Spend of that with which Allaah has provided you,’ those who disbelieve say to those who believe: ‘Shall we feed those whom, if Allaah willed, He (Himself) would have fed? You are only in a plain error’”