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Author Topic: Does Islam believe in the end of the world, December 21 2012?  (Read 3485 times)
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« on: Jun 24, 2010 07:12 AM »


Salam
I was wondering if its real or not, Does Islam believe it? and whats your opinion?
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2010 09:00 AM »

salam


Where did that date come from, who believes it to be true?


That's gives us a little over two years... what



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And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2010 12:42 PM »

THE HADITH OF GABRIEL (Taken from http://www.salaam.co.uk/themeofthemonth/june02_index.php?l=5)

The reason I'm posting this in reply to the question, is because it discusses the hour (i.e. the end of the world/blowing of the trumpet/day of judgment sequence). It's a beautiful hadith in it's own right and gives a wonderful explanation of ihsan.

The hadith of the archangel Gabriel is of great importance because it encompasses the foundations of Islam, Iman and Ihsan. Its status in Prophetic tradition (sunnah) is the status of al-Fatiha (the chapter called 'The Opener') from the remaining of the Quran. This is why it is called the mother of all sunnah just as the Fatiha is called the mother of all Quran.

In the hadith of the Gabriel (Gibreel), related by 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, a companion of the Prophet (pbuh) and the second Caliph in Islam, the basic aspects of the way of Muhammad (pbuh) are laid out.

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One day while we were sitting with the messenger of Allah there appeared before us a man whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of journeying were to be seen on him and none of us knew him. He walked up and sat down by the prophet. Resting his knees against his and placing the palms of his hands on his thighs, he said:"O Muhammad, tell me about Islam". The messenger of Allah said: "Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so." He said: "You have spoken rightly", and we were amazed at him asking him and saying that he had spoken rightly.

He said: "Then tell me about Iman."He said:"It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil thereof." He said: "You have spoken rightly".

He said: " Then tell me about Ihsan." He said: "It is to worship Allah as though you are seeing Him, and while you see Him not yet truly He sees you".

He said: "Then tell me about the Hour". He said: "The one questioned about it knows no better than the questioner."

He said: "Then tell me about its signs." He said: "That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute herdsman competing in constructing lofty buildings." Then he took himself off and I stayed for a time.

Then he said: "O Umar, do you know who the questioner was?" I said: "Allah and His messenger know best". He said: "He was Gibreel (Gabriel), who came to you to teach you your religion." (Narrated by Muslim)

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2010 09:09 AM »

as salaamu alaykum,

Please read this response:

from: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-studies/world-to-end-2012-answered-by-imam-mustafa-umar/

World to End 2012?
Published on January 4, 2009

by Imam Mustafa `Umar

The Question

The life and death of planet Earth byastrophysicist Donald Brownlee and paleontologist Peter Ward. Now these two men are saying is that the world will end on some time in 2012. Allah says in the Quran that only he knows when the world will end these men are saying that there calculations are based on the maya calendar, the calendar has been used to predict the future before also and so far it has only been 43 seconds off. Is there anything in the quran that agrees with this matter? i need some reassurance because i want to get it of my head its bothering me a lot.


The Answer

In the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

You have made a very wise decision in asking this question on two counts. First, because many young people nowadays have several questions and/or misgivings about their religion but keep them inside. As time goes by, these ideas pile up and then might trigger some day and lead to numerous doubts about their religion without anyone understanding what happened. Therefore, it is beneficial to express what you feel and to ask questions.

Second, you have asked the right people who grew up in an environment similar to yours and have knowledge of Islam. Many people end up asking the wrong people who either can’t relate to them or have no knowledge. This would only end up causing more problems.

The stance of the Qur’an on this issue is clear from the following verse: “They ask you [Prophet] about the end of the world, saying, ‘When will it be?’ How can you tell them that? Its time is known only to your Lord. You are only sent to warn those who fear it.” (Qur’an 79:42-45)

The point is that when Allah says that something is “known only to your Lord”, it means that it is something that cannot be discovered by man, such as a person’s lifespan. Many people try to predict a number of things and we assume that, because of the advances in science and technology, we can also have knowledge similar to what Allah has. However, think about how many times the weather report has been wrong despite all the satellites and advanced equipment, how many people were supposed to die but lived, and how many people were supposed to have lived but died. All of these things remind us of how far we really are from Allah’s knowledge.
As for using the Maya calendar, we need to stop and think about a number of things. First, how many predictions did they make? Second, what were their predictions about? Third, what was the rate of accuracy in all of their predictions and why they aren’t being used as mainstream evidence? Fourth, where did they get this knowledge from?

We must be very critical of people who claim to know the future. Most people who make such a claim are frauds while the others are merely guessing. It’s like horoscopes which are written in such a general way that people think they can actually tell the future when, in reality, they don’t. We shouldn’t be fooled by such things,even if they are packaged and presented in the name of science. Science is a very useful tool, but it is often misused and twisted to fit a certain agenda or just to sell a book. When all is said and done, remember that just because the sun has risen from the east for millions of years doesn’t mean that Allah can’t change it tomorrow and make it rise from the west.  We must remember that just as our own lives are in the hands of Allah, so is the life of the world, and He can end it whenever He likes. May Allah allow us to utilize our limited lives with what pleases Him before our time is up.

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2010 09:30 AM »

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Is it something with the numbers Huh? numerology? 12-21-12  I think we went through this before, wasn't the world supposed to end in 2000?? Tongue Well I think as usual we should take every day as it comes and should live it as if it could be our last, which it very well could be. Just heard about a former Imam's here son who died in a car accident at 17 in Saudi. SubhanAllah, you just never know.

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