Testing by troubles is one of Allah’s ways of testing us. Allah applied that to the Prophet Job (pbuh). He suffered many troubles, but withstood them all. Allah gave rise to very intense pains. He took his children from him, He took his wife from him, and He took his belongings from him. He was left penniless. And He inflicted a very severe sickness on him. “O Lord, lift this suffering from me” he said. And when the test was over, Allah did lift the suffering from him. Because he prayed sincerely, Allah revealed it to him. “Drink ester,” He said. Cold water. “Wash yourself with water and exercise your feet.” Move. Exercise, drinking water and having a wash. Allah lifted that scourge and discomfort from him. Allah restored his children to him. He regained his wife and wealth and lived at ease.
Kurds are very well-mannered. Kindness, respect, manners, hospitality, heroism and honor are all general characteristics of our nation, and they are fully developed in them, too. They are very polite people. But they oppressed them, too. May Allah reward those oppressors suitably in the hereafter, insha’Allah. But they will be able to live in peace and complete comfort in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as).
“… The Imam [Imam Jafar al-Sadiq] then said, "O Hisham, how many are your senses?"
He replied, "They are five."
The Imam then asked, "Which one is the smallest?"
He replied, "The seeing sense."
The Imam then asked, "How big is its size?"
He replied, "It is about the size of the lentil or smaller."
The Imam then said, "O Hisham, look in front of you and above you and then tell me what you have seen."
Hisham then replied, "I can see the sky, the earth, the houses, the buildings, the land, the mountains and the water canals."
The Imam then said, "The One Who has been able to fit all that you can see in a lentil or even a smaller thing is also able to fit the whole world inside an egg without any change in the size of any one of them.”
Hisham bowed down and kissed the feet, the hands and the head of the Imam (a.s.) saying, "This is enough for me O descendant of the holy Prophet [saas]” and then left for his home.” (Usul al Kafi, Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni, H 212, Ch. 1, h 4; online at http://www.al-shia.org/html/eng/books/hadith/al-kafi/part3/part3-ch1.htm)
Look at the depth of knowledge of that time. When I describe the space in the brain the image forms in, I always compare it to a lentil. He also refers to a lentil in terms of size That is very significant. He says all these things happen in a space the size of a lentil. He is giving knowledge from the Mind of Allah. It is amazing. That means that the 12 imams knew all about the essence of knowledge, right down to the very basics.
When we die, we know that we are spirit. Having a body is one thing, and a soul something else. A person will not see that as sufficient when he becomes spirit. A body is also essential. It pleases him. That is how Allah has created us. We go to bed in the evening and die in our sleep. We get up in the morning. People go to another country. They get up and find it hard to pull themselves together. We can see that there are also such stages after death. Stages of going to sleep and then waking up again, sleeping and waking. When resurrected in the hereafter, it is as if they are resurrected from sleep. They are also confused there. So, this is the day of resurrection, they say. When one dies, angels come to bear off one’s soul, If the person is a Muslim they are very kind and speak to him in a most loving manner. And that person is very keen for his soul to be taken, even before it happens. His soul is actually taken from him even before they come for it. The screen before him is lifted. Allah tells us our vision is very sharp on that day. They say we have just come to take you. Allah says the soul is taken very gently. They hardly feel it, and there is no pain. But the taking of the soul is very painful for the kafir. They suffer terrible pain, they know it is happening from that. If that is how it starts, that means their reward is hell, may Allah forbid. That is what it means. With Muslims, there is a light before them and on their right sides, And their are guides with them who take them along. But there is no such thing with unbelievers. They go alone. They are covered in a substance like tar, as we are told in the Qur’an. They are naked, but covered in something like tar. Like oil, covered in it. That is so they look black. They understand. It is impossible for them not to. But believers have the light, light before them and on their right sides and entities to welcome beside them. Allah says they all very much hope to go to paradise. Because according to the Qur’an, paradise is where they should normally go. But they still are not one hundred percent certain. According to verses, they should develop that certainty.
He says the gates of paradise open for them. One thinks of an iron gate. We will understand when we see that there, when we see that system. They may perhaps be gates of light or some other material. Unbelievers still gossip even though they are burning there. They become ever more psychopathic. The burning in hell would seem to be unlike the burning we are familiar with. Their faces burn and shrink. Their faces burn, the fires continues on their faces. They are covered in something lie tar, but they are still proud there. They are still capable of lying. Allah says they hide their regret. He says they look out of the corner of their eyes and are even more obstinate there. This is not a state of affairs we are used to. We will see when we get there. It is not like we picture it in our minds. Because under normal circumstances, a person who is burning cannot speak. There is no way that someone in the flames can speak, they lose all control because of their agony. But people speak there. They even say, tell your Lord and bring us the daily bread and water He bestows. They do not ask Allah to give them food and water. That is too hard for them. They tell those other people to bring them. They are still nonbelievers. They are still denying. They still look for a way out, since they imagine themselves to be so very clever. They have the mindset of unbelievers. Allah has taken away their reason. They still think they can get away. They constantly strive to do so. From what I can tell, they imagine it to be a kind of prison. They imagine they can fool someone and make their escape. That is another of the pains Allah inflicts on them. They foolishly strive in vain.
6.8 --- It is narrated from Muhammed b. Hanafi that: We were with Hazrat Ali (as) one day. Someone asked about Hazrat Mahdi. Ali (ra) said, “Alas.” He then made a nine with his hands and said that he will come in the End Times, when a person is told “Fear Allah, fear Allah.” (and he went on to say): In the same way the clouds gather in the sky, Allah will muster a community around him. He will reconcile their hearts. They will not grieve for those of them who are martyred, nor rejoice over those who join them. Their numbers are those of the people of Badr. In the same way that those who went before could not surpass them, those who come after will not be able to catch them. Their numbers are the number of those who crossed the river with SAUL. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman)
…restriction to 7 years, he will reign over all countries for 7 years, or restriction to 9 years, as of the capture of Constantinople ... (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, 184)
In other words, our Prophet (saas) refers to the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) to Istanbul and his being active in Istanbul for 7 or 9 years. There is also a reference to 79, the number 7 and 9 put together.
As clouds gather in the sky, Allah will muster a community around him.. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, 57)
“As clouds gather in the sky.” This is a reference to cloudy events. The events of September 11, for example, Chernobyl, the eruption of that volcano. A huge cloud reached as far as Turkey in the Chernobul explosion and that volcanic eruption. Our Prophet (saas) describes it rather opaquely. He says 9, and is referring to 1979. With regards to 9, Bediuzzaman says that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will wage an intellectual struggle on 9 fronts. He speaks of “9 enemies, on 9 fronts.” Nine fronts, meaning Darwinism, materialism, communis, Stalinism and the rest.
He will produce the treasures of Jerusalem, the Ark of the Covenant, the table of the People of Israel and the tablets, the robe (jubba) of the Prophet Adam (pbuh), the staff of the Prophet Solomon (as) and the milk-white glove sent by Allah to the People of Israel. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 33)
That is why freemasons wear white gloves. Because of their awe of that glove. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will find that glove. That will be very important evidence for the masons. The staff of the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) and the robe of the Prophet Adam (pbuh). He will unearth these and display them. And the masons will come to faith when they see this, insha’Allah. Unbelievers will also believe. The Ark of the Covenant in particular. They are keenly awaiting the Ark of the Covenant. Masons and the Knights of the Temple and the Rosicrucians. They have been seeking it for hundreds of years. But they cannot find the Ark of the Covenant. They cannot, because it is not in such a place as to be found. Its lord will unearth it. And they will be overwhelmed when it is discovered. It will also have a profound and intense impact on masons.
Naim b. Hammad narrated in the Fitan, and Abu Jaffar from Muhammad b. Ali, that he said: A star the shape of a horn will appear in the East when Abbasid comes to Khorasan. When this comet first appeared, the people of the Prophet Noah (pbuh) perished, the Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was cast into fire, Pharaoh and his people who fought against Prophet Moses (pbuh) perished, and John [Yahya] (pbuh) passed away. When you see that comet, take refuge in Allah from the evil of fitna. THE BIRTH OF THAT STAR WILL BE AFTER THE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN AND MOON. THEN CORRUPTION WILL PERSIST UNTIL THE COMING OF A ‘ROOK’ IN EGYPT. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 32)
The course of history is immaculately shown in this hadith. After eclipses of the Sun and Moon, it says. And lunar and solar eclipses happened, 15 days apart in the month of Ramadan. Our Prophet (saas) speaks of the birth of the double-tailed comet Lulin, and that also happened. After that comes mention of disorder in Egypt. Until the coming of an individual, says our Prophet (saas).
“A corruption will appear such that nowhere will be free of it, and this corruption will immediately spread from where it is to another place.” He says it will spreadin a chain effect to other countries. It began in one place and spread to another.
“This corruption will immediately spread from where it is to another place, and this state of affairs will persist until a herald calls from the sky, “O People, your commander is now the Mahdi.” Our Prophet (saas) says these events will not cease. He says they will continue until the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).
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Our Prophet (saas) describes these events in detail since what is happening in Egypt are some of the important phenomena of the End Times and Mubarak is in that sense highly significant: H.30---Daylami related from Abu Ali Mardani (with his series of accounts), and he from Abu Zer and he from the Messenger of Allah (saas). He said: A MAN WITH A FLATTENED NOSE WILL EMERGE FROM THE QUREYSH IN EGYPT. HE WILL BE DEFEATED, HIS POSSESSIONS WILL DISAPPEAR AND HE WILL FLEE TO RUM. He will bring them to Alexandria and he will fight against Muslims and this will be the first bloody slaughter.
--- Ibn Asakir related in his History in a chain of accounts originating from Abu Zer that Rasulullah (saas) said: A MAN WITH A FLATTENED NOSE WILL EMERGE FROM THE QUREYSH IN EGYPT. HE WILL BE DEFEATED, HIS POSSESSIONS WILL DISAPPEAR AND HE WILL FLEE TO RUM. He will bring them to Alexandria and he will fight against Muslims and this will be the first bloody slaughter
He says the people with the names of “Kahtani, Jahjah, Haysan and Makat will appear.” In my opinion, Sheikh Nazim al-Qubrusi is one of these people. Either Kahtani, or Jahjah, or Haysan or Makat. Sheikh Yasin is also one of them. Important figures of the End Times.
If Jews abide by the original of the Torah, we would not regard such a person as out of the ordinary. Since Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will rule them with the original of the Torah, and since he will rule Christians with the true version of the Gospel, then we can call them our friends. The true version of Islam cannot emerge so long as people are not followers of Muhammad. In the same way that we cannot be Muslims if we reject any prophet, neither can a follower of Moses be a Muslim if he rejects any prophet. One cannot be a Muslim if one rejects the Prophet Muhammad (saas). Because Muslims have a duty to believe in all the prophets. The prophets are a single whole. You cannot eliminate one or some of them. We must believe in them all.