The following video produced by Think Islam captures a modern-day dramatization of the well-known saying:
“There are no atheists on a sinking ship”.
When one is in trouble and all avenues seems exhausted it is only natural to call out to God and even the most fervent denier of God does so. This shows that our natural disposition and our most inner selves recognise that there is a Creator. Allah says in the Qur’an:
“And when waves come over them like canopies, they supplicate Allah, sincere to Him in religion. But when He delivers them to the land, there are [some] of them who are moderate [in faith]. And none rejects Our signs except everyone treacherous and ungrateful.” 31:32
Despite calling out to God only moments ago, when the turbulence subsides and when safety comes, they forget and begin to deny God yet again.
By the way, anyone notice the reference to the ayah written on the plane? Clever!
By Abu Safiyyah