VII.- The Grand Carnage.
And another more seven hundred years intervened between the former presage and the next that was to come. It will only take us back to the middle of the twentieth century, when its haddieth was at that time being displayed: ‘The Hour will not occur until war breaks out between two huge factions of people; their calling is similar [they belong to the same religion]: a great carnage will occur between them.’ This, in my point of view, is a reference to World War II, which raged during the years from 1939 to 1945; for all the countries of the Allied and the Axis are belonging to Christianity, with exception to China and Japan, which were already at war against each other since 1937, and whose their people do not embrace the same religion. The total casualties of this war are estimated to be around 50 million to 70 million persons – a true carnage, and the worst that human beings have ever made.
VIII.- Some Present-day Presages.
None of the Prophet’s presages of the world end is better represented in our present time than the one that referring to a problem from which we are all suffering, the fast passing of time. This is known in Muslims’ writing as the Approximation of Time, since it had been remarked on by the Prophet as follows: ‘The Hour will not occur until time approximates: the year-time will pass as if it were a month; the month-time will pass as if it were a week; the week-time will pass as if it were a day; the day-time will pass as if it were an hour, and an hour-time will pass as if it were the time it takes a palm leave to be burnt out.’
In various another authentic haddieth, the Prophet refers to the Approximation of Time, though without the above details, but he adds some other present-day life’s phenomena, some of them, nevertheless, are connected with Muslim societies: ‘… parsimony spreads …, ignorance pervades…, killing increases…, the numerousness of non-Muslims servants [in Muslims' societies]…, the numerousness of policemen …, the frequent occurrence of earthquakes…’ And there are two others that are still to come, ‘the numerousness of women and the fewness of men…, money will be galore that a charitable person will be concerned with the question of who will accept his almsgiving.’
Another obvious present-day presage needs only a clear night-sky to be seen: ‘A sign of the forthcoming of the Hour is that the crescent moon, when it will be seen at its first night, the observer will see that it is as if it were two-days old.’ This natural phenomenon, known in Muslims’ culture as the Swell of Crescents, affirms a confusion that has taken place in the Moon’s course and, perhaps, some slight changes concerning the time it takes the orb to complete one circling in its orbit around Earth. A new table of the Moon to fixed stars may be needed, or, to quote the founder of Greenwich Observatory, King Charles II of England, we “must have them anew observed, examined, and corrected…”
In Egypt during the grimy age of the lapsed corrupted regime of Mubarak, as well as in many other Islamic countries today, was embodied a short passage in a long haddieth that carries numerous presages of the world end: ‘… And responsibility will turn to be a spoil…’ ‘Responsibility’ here refers to any known governmental-duty being allotted to any Muslim person. And the Prophet, through many authentic ahaddieth, always warns his Nation of Muslims the subsequence awaited on the Doomsday those who accept a governmental responsibility and do not accomplish it as duly as they could, ‘It is an immense responsibility, and on the Doomsday it will be a sorrow and remorse, except to those who take it over in its due right.’
It is recorded, in accordance to the above issue, that when Al-abbas, one of the Prophet’s dearer uncles, came to him and asked him to be appointed in any governmental service, the Prophet refused to appoint him in any official job, and laid down on that occasion an important governmental service principle: ‘By Allah,’ swore the Prophet at his uncle, ‘we do not give this to anyone who requests it or adheres to it.’ Nevertheless, people, by the moment, are eagerly seeking after this responsibility to attain for themselves, through corruption, some temporal personal profits.
What may be referring, indirectly, to the problem of global warming and its enormous effects on the climate around the world is the haddieth asserts that Arabia will return to the condition in which it was during ancient times: ‘The Hour will not take place before Arabia returns to be of meadows and rivers.’ The reader should note the verb ‘return’, since we know through a story in Quran that it had been of different condition when it was inhabited by an ancient people called Ad, who established almost the first civilization after the Deluge. By the way, when occurred for the first time, during the winter of the year 2012, in Egypt and many other Arabian countries, snow falls, this haddieth was extensively recalled on people’s mind.
Of the other presages we are waiting for is the peak of Euphrates’ water that will result in the appearance of a mount of gold. Reports on the aftermath of the irrigation plans of the Turkish government on the Euphrates confirm that this historical river will dry up within the space of around 35 years.
VIIII.- Euphrates' Gold Mount.
The consequence of the exposure of that promised gold mount will be disastrous, nevertheless: ‘Euphrates has neared to retreat, revealing gold mount. If anyone of you will be present during that time, he must not go there.’ For people will fight each others for attaining a share of the “common” treasure”, and the concluding result will be inevitable: ‘Of each 100 persons will go there, 99 of them will be dead and only one will return back safe.’ Though the Prophet’s warning is, thus, very clear and in advance, but people will go there to fight each other, just the same, that ‘everyone will say “it might be I who will get back safe.”’
X.- The Muslim-Jewish Decisive War
In comparison to those came down to us through Sunna Books, very little are the presages of the world’s end mentioned in Quran. The migration of Jews, from all over the world, to the land of Palestine to establish the State of Israel is the most notable: “And we said to the Children of Israel [Jewish people] after him [Moses] inhabit the lands; when the promise of the end time comes, We will bring you forward in flocks.”
Jews proceeded with the execution of this presage nearly during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, since the year 1880 on, when waves of Jewish immigrants, from Poland, Russia and Romania, began to settle down in Palestine. This is known in Arabic resources as the first wave, and its total number reached around 25 thousand persons by the year 1903. From 1904 to 1914, the second wave started out from Poland, as well as many other countries in Eastern Europe, and compromised around 34 thousand Jews. But the greatest among the Jewish migration waves, however, were the fifth wave (1932-1939) and the sixth wave (1940-1948), which contributed to the “promise” 224,784 and 118,300 immigrants respectively.
The plans of settling Jews in the Land of Promise have not ceased ever since, with immigration waves of Jews being in process from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the United States of America, the Middle East, Ethiopia, Russia, with plans to encourage around half a million to migrate to Israel from South America. Little did the Jews, and the world’s superpowers they could win over to their issue, recognized that they had been giving an endorsement to a Quran Verse.
The previous presage of the world's end seems to be leading directly to the next one mentioned in Sunna Books, a decisive war between Muslims and Jews: ‘The Hour will not occur before Muslims fight against Jews. Muslims shall overpower them; whenever a Jewish person hides behind a stone, a wall or a tree, the stone and the wall will speak and say: “O Muslim, there is a Jewish behind me, come and kill him,” except the trees of gharquad, for it is of the Jews’ trees.’ It is, obviously, a street war.
The Intended Mahdi and the Great Carnage
‘The worldly life will not be gone before one of my offspring rules the Arabs and fill the world with justice and fairness just like it will have been filled with injustice and unfairness,’ said the Prophet referring to a forthcoming Caliph, which known among Muslims as the Intended Mahdi. This man, ‘broad-forehead, aquiline-nosed; his name matches my name [Mohammed] and his father’s name matches may father’s name [Abdullah],’ will rule for seven years, during which the nations of Muslims will enjoy an ease and luxurious life which ‘they have never experienced before.’ Muslims’ treasuries, assert many ahaddieth, will be heaped up with money that when anyone goes to ask this Caliph an offering of money it will be paid to him without counting.
The Mahdi, most probably, is the refugee of the Sacred House of Mecca, to whom Prophet Mohammed refers in his haddieth: ‘Someone will take refuge with the House; he will have got no protection but the House. An army from Syria will be sent against him; and this army will be swallowed by the earth in a desert land somewhere near Medina.’
This earth-swallowing, pronounced “khusf” in Arabic, will first occur to the central part of the army, and when the members of the vanguard will call out to those of the rearguard, they will all be swallowed, with exception a few number of them, who will tell people of what will have happened to the others.
This Syrian campaign will be sent after the Mahdi has accepted, unenthusiastically, the position of Caliph, and it is most likely that a war between Islam and Christendom, which many of Prophet Mohammed’s ahaddieth mentioning to, will break out about this time in the future – it is not improbable, I think, that from the time of this Caliph onward Muslims will turn to be then a world power.
This war, which seems to be a world war between Muslims and Christians, will be anteceded by a peace treaty between Christendom and Islamic Caliphate. According to this treaty, so we are informed through our Prophet, Muslims will participate with Christians at a war against ‘a conjoint enemy from behind them [European or American countries],’ with the consequence of a decisive victory attained by the allied armies over that enemy.
This victory, however, will bring in its train a breach between the two parties when a Christian soldier, in the exultation of the victory, will raise up by his hands a cross and utter with the words, “the cross has won.” A Muslim soldier, excited with anger that the victory will thus be attributed to what he does not believe in, will oppose that Christian, break the cross, which will be ‘not far from him,’ and strike back: “Nay, it is Allah who has won.” A number of Christian soldiers, who will be outraged at the reaction of that Muslim, will, in turn, spring up, draw their weapons, and kill the Muslim: and thus the treaty will be allowed to collapse, and a fight between the two, formerly allied, parties will break out.
Unfortunately the Prophet’s companions have told us of almost nothing else concerning this war, but the available narrations reveal that the Christians will act treacherously toward Muslims by preparing secretly for a decisive fight. The Christian troops, which will be gathering somewhere in Syria, will be ‘under 80 banners, each banner consisting of 12 thousand soldiers’ – that sums up 960 thousands strong from 80 Christian countries.
Numbers, however, will prove, sooner or later, of no avail against Muslims faith and persistence. When the troops of the two world powers become lined up face to face, commanders of the Christian armies will offer peace on terms of surrendering ‘those who captivated from us.’ This “sudden” phrase, which comes down to us through another haddieth, supposes that there will be a former battle to rage before the ‘Great Carnage,’ as it is more generally named by Prophet Mohammed. In any case, Muslim soldiers will refuse to surrender ‘our brothers’ to the Christian allied armies and, thereupon, the war will soon break out.
It seems, from the details of the many ahaddieth available to us, that the Muslim forces will be divided into three sections to fight, in succession, the Christian armies – or, perhaps, that Muslims will prepare three separated armies; for the available information tells that ‘a third will flee’ from the battle field, and that ‘Allah will never accept their repentance,’ while ‘another third will all be martyrs; the best martyrs to Allah.’ I think, at this point, that some sort of chemical weapons, or any other weapons of massive destruction, will be brought into play in this final battle, since the haddieth refers that ‘no bird will pass by their side [the murders] but will immediately fall dead.’ At the end, a Muslim army, the third one, which will be consisted ‘of the best people on earth at that time’ will start out from Medina, and will win the war.
It seems, again, that the victorious Muslim army will follow up the defeated allied to capture, consequently, Rome, which is mentioned in these ahaddieth by its Arabic name in the Arabic version of the Bible (Romeya), as well as a town, which the Prophet had not given its name, but did give an overall geographical description that matches with New York City.
‘Do you know a town that a part of it located in the sea while the other is found on the mainland?’ directed the Prophet a question to his companions as he was to tell them about the Great Carnage, then he went on: ‘Seventy thousands of my Islam-Nation will invade it’.
Now, let’s let the verdict to be pronounced through present-day facts and geographical maps. New York City, hold competent authorities, consists of five divisions: Bronx, a borough (division) that located on the mainland of the Continent of North America; Manhattan, a famous borough that occupies a separate island; Staten, another borough sits on another separate island; Brooklyn and Queens, two boroughs located on the southwestern end of what known as Long Island, but they do not occupy the whole island – the four last boroughs are all found in the Atlantic Ocean, and thus they represent the ‘part located in the sea.’ That’s enough.
Then it is The Apple, as it is nicknamed, which a Muslim army 70 thousand strong will head for it after the conquest of Rome. ‘They will enter it without fighting. Just as they reach it, they will utter with the words, “No god but Allah, Allah is the Greatest”, and thus its first part's fortresses will fall down; then they will head for the other part and utter with the words, “No god but Allah, Allah is the Greatest,” and its fortresses will fall down; next they will utter with the words, “No god but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, and they will enter it. They will take immense spoils, like which they have never attained before.’
While the Muslim army will be dividing up the spoils, however, a rumor will be spread among them that the Antichrist has aroused in their homelands. And so, some of them will leave their share of the spoils, while others will carry it with him; ‘who will take from it [the spoils] will feel sorrow, and who will give it up will feel sorrow.’ To find out the truth, they will decide sending ten cavalrymen of them as a vanguard, ‘I do know their names and their father’s names,’ remarked the Prophet as he dubbed the members of this vanguard with the tag, ‘the best cavalrymen on earth at that time.’ They will reach Jerusalem to find the people are in peace in their city. Shortly afterward, the rumor will become a reality: ‘The Great Carnage, the conquest of the town, and the arising of the Antichrist will take place within the space of seven months.’