Has it happened to you that when a problem comes to you, you say “Why me?”
Similar statements were made after the loss in the battle of Uhud by the people, so Allah revealed the followed ayah:
(What is the matter with you?) When a single disaster smites you….you say: "From where does this come to us?" Say (to them), "It is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds)." And Allâh has power over all things.
(Ale Imra’n: 165)
But when a disaster strikes to someone else, we are led to believe that we’re probably the “chosen one” that’s why, we have been saved from Allah’s wrath.
4,300 dead in the Indonesian earthquake (as of today 5/28/2006)
We utter a few words of sorrowfulness and sympathy for the victims, and then get reengaged in our unholy lifestyle. No tears from the fear of Allah, no falling into sujud for being grateful that we were not the ones this time, no repentance from our sins...
Are our hearts not dead?