Pompeii Had a Similar End
The Qur'an tells us in the following verses that there
is no change in Allah's laws;
They swore their strongest oaths by Allah that if
a warner came to them, they would follow his guidance
better than any (other) of the Peoples: But when a warner
came to them, it has only increased their flight (from
righteousness) - On account of their arrogance in the
land and their plotting of Evil, but the plotting of Evil
will hem in only the authors thereof. Now are they but
looking for the way the ancients were dealt with? But
no change wilt thou find in Allah's way (of dealing):
no turning off wilt thou find in Allah's way (of dealing).
(Surat al-Fatir: 42-43)
The destruction of Pompeii came by means of the eruption of
the volcano Vesuvius.
Above is a picture representing the luxury and prosperity
of the city of Pompeii before the disaster.
The volcano Vesuvius is the symbol of Italy, primarily the
city of Naples. Remaining silent for the last two millennia,
Vesuvius is named the "Mountain of Warning". It
is not without cause that Vesuvius is known as such. The disaster
that befell Sodom and Gomorrah is very similar to the disaster
that destroyed Pompeii.
To the right of Vesuvius lies
Naples and to the east lies Pompeii. The lava and ash of
a huge volcanic eruption, that happened two millennia ago,
caught the inhabitants of that city. The disaster happened
so suddenly that everything in the town was caught in the
middle of its everyday life and remains today exactly as
it was two millennia ago. It is as if the time had been
The removal of Pompeii from the face of the earth by such
a disaster was not purposeless. The historical record shows
that the city was exactly a center of dissipation and perversity.
The city was marked by a rise in prostitution to such an
extent that even the number of brothels was not known.
But the lava of Vesuvius wiped the whole city off the map
in a single moment. The most interesting aspect of the event
is that nobody escaped despite the terrible violence of
the eruption of Vesuvius. It is almost like they did not
even notice the catastrophe, as if they were charmed. A
family eating their meal were petrified right at that moment.
Numerous petrified couples were found in the act of intercourse.
The most interesting thing is that there were couples of
the same sex and couples of young boys and girls. The faces
of some of the petrified human corpses unearthed from Pompeii
were unharmed. The general expression on those faces was
Here lies the most incomprehensible aspect of the calamity.
How did thousands of people wait to be caught by death without
seeing and hearing anything?
Pompeii before the disaster.
This aspect of the event
shows that the disappearance of Pompeii was similar to the
destructive events mentioned in the Qur'an, because the
Qur'an particularly points to "sudden annihilation"
while relating these events. For example, the "inhabitants
of the city" described in Surah Ya-seen died all at
once in a single moment. The situation is told as follows
in the 29th. verse of the surah;
It was no more than a single mighty Blast, and behold!
they were (like ashes) quenched and silent.
In the 31st verse of Surat al-Qamar, again the "instantaneous
annihilation" is emphasised when the destruction of
Thamud is recounted;
For We sent against them a single Mighty Blast, and
they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens
examples of petrified human corpses uncovered among
the remains of Pompeii.
The death of the people of Pompeii took place instantaneously
as just as the events recounted in the above verses.
Despite all these, things have not changed much where Pompeii
once stood. The districts of Naples where debauchery prevails
do not fall short of those licentious districts of Pompeii.
The Island of Capri is a base where homosexuals and nudists
reside. The Island of Capri is represented as a "Homosexual
paradise" in tourist commercials. Not only on Capri
and in Italy, but in nearly all the world, a similar moral
degeneration is at work and people insist on not learning
from the awful experiences of past peoples.