Italy's worst earthquake in 30 years has killed 289 people and left 28,000 homeless. Our thoughts are with them.
The fourth Caliph, Ali (raa) said, A person is either your brother in faith or in humanity. We do feel for our brothers and sisters in Italy.
These disasters are reminder from Allah about the coming of the day of Judgement. There is a chapter in Quran that is called Al-Zalzala (the Earthquake). This is the 99th chapter and it paints a scary image of the day of Judgement. The verses are as follows:
When the earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion,
And the earth throws up her burdens (from within),
And man cries (distressed): 'What is the matter with her?'-
On that Day will she declare her tidings:
For that thy Lord will have given her inspiration.
On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they (had done).
Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it!
And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.