- The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour
By Shaykh Rami Al Rifai.
“O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.” (4:59)
The End Of America, The End Of The Arabs, The Rise Of Europe and The Mahdi’s Army
If we live comfortable lives then how can we know there is something wrong in the world: Allah said in a hadith Qudsi “If you never felt pain or experienced problems, how would you know i’m the Healer? If you never made a mistake, how would you know i’m the Forgiver? If you were never hurt, how would you know i’m the Comforter? If your life is perfect, then why would you need Me?” We can’t see the problems of the world if there are no problems in our lives, we are almost at the end, if what’s occurred so far isn’t enough to see then how can you see?
Many of Islams major scholars have written works on the signs of the hour in which they have arranged the Ahadith in the chronological order they understood the events would occur in, Imam Suyuti and Imam Ibn Kathir are two such scholars. Imam Ibn Hajar who wrote the famous Tafsir to Sahih Bukhari, Fath al Bari, similarly divided the major signs of the hour into two main categories, and arranged them into those that would definitely be occurring before the other.
The Prophet (saws) said: “The signs shall appear one after the other like the beads on a string follow one another (when the string is cut).” He also said: “The signs are like beads strung on a string. If the string breaks, they [quickly] follow one after the other.”
The Signs began to appear in our lifetime and have been following each other one by one, this is clear by the acceptance of most scholars that the minor signs of the hour have all been fulfilled and we are about to witness it’s first major sign, the first sign being the Mahdi (ra). Syria is mentioned in ahadith in relation to events that will mark the nearness of the hour. This Book takes the accounts of the prophet and identifies them giving an entirely more accurate chronology than was previously possible, from this effort the clearest picture yet emerges of the state of the world and its future, which we have corroborated with multiple sources all essentially saying the same thing.
Umar ibn Al-Khattaab (ra) said, “One day the Prophet (saws) stood up amongst us for a long period and informed us about the beginning of creation (and talked about everything in detail) till he mentioned how the people of Paradise will enter their places and the people of Hell will enter their places. Some remembered what he had said, and some forgot it”. (Bukhari)
- The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth
In more than 15 ahadith found in the Sahih of Imam Bukhari, Sunnan of Imam Abu Dawwud, Jamii of Imam Tirmidhi and others, the prophet (saws) said Islam has a specific lifespan on earth, these Ahadith state Allah gave Islam 1500 years then after this He would establish the Hour, we are now in the year 1437 H of the Islamic calendar, this book quotes these Ahadith and discusses them giving specific years for when events are expected to occur as the prophet (saws) mentioned.
Because we can place all the ahadtih on a timeline we can place names and years for when the events occur, which all leads to one question when will the end come. For muslims there are two “ends” they are waiting for in life, the hour itself and the end of Islam on earth before that time.
This book will present not just the ahadith that speak about the specific lifespan of Islam, but the ahadith in which the prophet gave a timeline for events in years such as Imam Mahdi (ra) ruling for 9 years or Isa (as) remaining on earth for 40 years after He (saws) returns, this book will show that both types of Ahadith say the exact same thing about how much time Islam has. Table of contents