Our Prophet (saas) foretold all the events that would take place in the End Times in great detail and even described, literally like a calendar, after which events Hazrat Mahdi (as) would appear and what he would do following his coming. All the events foretold by our Prophet (saas) have taken palce one after the other as of Hijri 1400 (1979), and in this way it has been shown that hundreds of hadiths are completely trustworthy.
One of the events of the End Times foretold by the Messenger of Allah (saas) is the upheaval going on in Egypt. Our Prophet (saas) has described in great detail which events that upheaval would follow. According to this account, an individual resembling a “rook” will cause uphevaal and disorder in Egypt following the sighting of a double-tailed comet:
Naim b. Hammad narrated in the Fitan, and Abu Jaffer 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 `Alamatal-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 32)
Our Prophet (saas) reveals that this individual will live in a time of corruption and when a double-tailed comet is sighted. Lulin, the comet in question, came closest to the Earth in February 2009. In that regard, the hadith is clearly referring to the present day. Therefore, our Prophet’s (saas) description of “a rook appearing in Egypt” completely matches Hosni Mubarak.
Our Prophet (saas) has also provided other details about this individual. He will apparently have a flattened nose:
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.
As seen from the picture, Hosni Mubarak’s nose will be visibly flattened, just as described in the hadith.
This is not the end of the details provided by our Prophet (saas). Our Prophet (saas) also says that this person will be tall, broad-shouldered and possess great military force:
Another account from Kab states, A member of the Mahzum tribe will assume the leadership, and after him Mawla will come, and after him A TALL, POWERFUL, BROAD-SHOULDERED EGYPTIAN WHO DESTROYS THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIM. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar,p. 30)
Each of the details revealed in this hadith is in complete agreement with Hosni Mubarak.
For example, Hosni Mubarak had “being of tall stature” added to the list of presidential preconditions. He himself is also “tall,” as described in the hadith.
Another characteristic cited in the hadith is that this person “will destroy those who oppose him.” Indeed, throughout his years as head of state, Mubarak was known as the “last pharaoh” because of his dictatorial regime and oppression, especially of Muslims.
Our Prophet (saas) also refers to this person being “physically powerful and broad shouldered.” With both his own military experience and also his 25,000 personal army, Mubarak appears to be very powerful, and is visibly physically strong and broad-shouldered.
In describing all these developments, the Messenger of Allah (saas) also imparted the glad tidings that corrution and upheaval will come to an end with the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as).
... THEY WILL BE FREED FROM CORRUPTION THROUGH HIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)]. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman)
... ... a corruption will appear such that nowhere will be free of it, AND WHEN THIS CORRUPTION ENDS IN ONE PLACE IT WILL IMMEDIATELY SPREAD IN ANOTHER DIRECTION, AND THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A HERALD FROM THE SKY CALLS OUT, “O PEOPLE, YOUR LEADER IS NOW THE MAHDI.(Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 22)
According to the tidings imparted by our Prophet (saas), following a dark time full of fear and violence, Allah will bestow great happiness of mankind through Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).