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Old 09-12-2015, 03:17 AM
 
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(CNN)A powerful storm toppled a construction crane Friday afternoon at the Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque, in Mecca -- killing at least 107 people and injuring 238 others, Saudi Arabia's civil defense authorities said on Twitter.
Mecca mosque: 107 killed in crane collapse - CNN.com

Mecca crane collapse.
Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster - BBC News




This happened on the Muslims' most critical mission in accordance to Islam, i.e. Pilgrimage to the Kaaba.
Any relations to any sins.

What is the Muslims general interpretations of the above incident?

Any explanation from the Quran on this?
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:21 AM
 
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69:5. As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning.
Any relation of this verse to the above incident?
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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This is an interesting question. I also am curious about the Muslim interpretation about why, on 9-11, allah put a rainbow over where the Twin Towers were destroyed when Muslims flew planes into them.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:00 AM
 
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As Christians we need to pray for our Muslim brothers and sisters injured in this terrible event. We
have experienced crane failures in NYC and it's simply a sign of how vulnerable we are to mechanical
failures . Mecca is a holy shrine to these people, their loving families and it just hurts my soul to see
this kind of accident.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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There is absolutely zero supernatural influence on falling cranes. They can fall on anyone.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Muslims think everything that happens is caused by a supernatural Creator of the universe. Allah has complete control over everything according to Islam.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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Muslims think everything that happens is caused by a supernatural Creator of the universe. Allah has complete control over everything according to Islam.
Close but not quite. We believe Allaah(swt0 has enabled all things. But they happen because of choices and natural physical laws. His knowing all that will happen is not predestination.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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There's a certain paradox in all this - evident to any but the most superstitious.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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There's a certain paradox in all this - evident to any but the most superstitious.
Just before and during Hajj, the area surrounded the Kabbah becomes the most desly populated region on earth with about 3,000,000,000 crowded into a very small area. Even minor accidents can result in hundreds of deaths.

In the month before Hajj considerable construction takes place in order to accpmmodat the over 2,000,000,000 Pilgrims. Even though it is not yet Hajj Mecca is already crowded with early arrivals. The miracle is that a toppling crane did not kill thousands.

Nothing supernatural about this. simple fact when an accident occurs in a crowd there will be many casualties.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Just before and during Hajj, the area surrounded the Kabbah becomes the most desly populated region on earth with about 3,000,000,000 crowded into a very small area. Even minor accidents can result in hundreds of deaths.

In the month before Hajj considerable construction takes place in order to accpmmodat the over 2,000,000,000 Pilgrims. Even though it is not yet Hajj Mecca is already crowded with early arrivals. The miracle is that a toppling crane did not kill thousands.

Nothing supernatural about this. simple fact when an accident occurs in a crowd there will be many casualties.
I think you have a few too many zeros there

I hope there is additional supports for these cranes in an area like this in the future so a tragedy like this doesn't happen again.
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