Can I say that the Muslims in places such as Syria are suffering because they preferred this world more than Allah and his Messenger, and because of that Allah is punishing them now. My reference for this statement is the verse of the Quran 9:24 where Allah says, “qul ʾin kāna ʾābāʾukum wa-ʾabnāʾukum wa-ʾikhwānukum wa-ʾazwājukum wa-ʿashīratukum…[Transliteration]
Oct 18th, 2015
No, this is wrong and is only said by ignorants! Speaking about Allah without knowledge is a major sin!