Part 2 Characteristics of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the Hadiths (20/20)
Technologies in the End Times Reported By Our Prophet (saas)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Tell the Whole World of the Moral Values of the Qur'an and the Signs Leading to Faith By Means of the Technological Means of the End Times
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will disseminate knowledge across the world in the same way as justice and equality. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 36, p. 253)
Thanks to the Imam az-Zaman's [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] grace, knowledge will enter people's hearts. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 53, p. 86 narrated from al-Ikhtesaas; Mikyaal al-Makaarim, Vol. 1, p. 236)
In this age [the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] people will be taught the Holy Qur'an and its truths. (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 339)
Information About the Structure of the Earth and the Universe will be Obtained in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
At that time [In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)] people will have access to the seven layers of the heavens and the seven layers of earth. (Bihar al-Anwar vol: 52, p. 321)
The hadith refers to information and technological progress that will be forthcoming in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). People have recently acquired the technology with which to explore the depths of the Earth and also to learn about the furthest corners of the universe. We now know about the structure of the Earth, from the layers under the crust to the nature of magma. By Allah's leave, people have now acquired considerable knowledge, from the gases in the layers of the atmosphere to the details about other galaxies. Our Prophet (saas) revealed 1400 years ago that facts that were unknown in his day would be learned in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as).
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Make Use of Technology in Obtaining
The universe will be as visible as the palm of his hand for Hazrat Mahdi (as). (Bihar al-anwar, vol. 52, p. 328)
The hadith indicates that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will make use of technology in the End Times. Wide-ranging information about the universe will be obtained in the End Times. By the will of Allah, many things that were hitherto unknown will be learned through advances made in the End Times. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will use hand-held computer technology to obtain any information he wants or to establish communication with anywhere in the world.
People in Many Different Cities will be Able to Hear Hazrat Mahdi (as) Preach the Word at the Same Time
Aban ibn Taglib says: I heard Imam Jaffar Sadik say, It is as if I can see the Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)],... people in all countries WILL SEE HIM WITH THEM IN THEIR COUNTRIES, he will unfurl the standard of the Messenger of Allah (saas)... (Zamanın Imamını Tanıyalım, Imam Mehdi [Let us get to know the imam of the time, Imam Mahdi], Ali Irfan, p. 94)
This hadith reveals that even people living in other cities and countries will see Hazrat Mahdi (as) as if he were next to them and living in their own cities, in other words, that they will listen to him by means of the technology of the time, live television, radio and the Internet. Just like the Prophet (saas), Hazrat Mahdi (as) will spread the moral values of Islam across the world, and the holy banner of our Prophet (saas), which is preserved in Topkapi Palace will be unfurled for the first time since his day. (Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear in Istanbul, where the banner of our Prophet (saas) and other holy relics are kept.)
Electronic Commnunications in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (As)
A herald will cry out from the sky saying, "Truth lies with the line of Muhammed", and a herald will emerge from the earth, and he will say, "Truth lies with the line of Jesus."
Abbas said, "The voice from the earth comes from satan, and that from the sky comes from Allah." (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 53)
All kinds of sounds and images will reach the earth through television, radio the internet and through radio waves in the form of electronic waves from the sky. In this way, information will reach people that "Truth lies with the line of Muhammed," in other words, Hazrat Mahdi (as) is from the lineage of our Prophet (saas). Everyone on earth will hear and see these sounds and images.
False and misleading information will be spread by atheist masons working underground and by the atheist secret state, in other words, the committee of the antichrist. They will spread the idea that "Truth lies with the lineage of Jesus." They will maintain that the Prophet Jesus (as) married, had children, and continued his line and that his descendants are living today. The claim of the "Holy Grail" made by atheist masons in the present day is a reflection of this subject. The appearance of this matter in the End Times is another miracle of our Prophet's (saas).
A Person's Voice Speaking to Him
I swear to Allah, in whose power my life is, that the Day of Judgment will not take place until savage animals talk to human beings, until a person's voice and shoes speak to him, and until people tell him what they are doing." (Ash-Sharani, Mukhtasar Tazkirah al-Qurtubi, p. 471)
With the cassette and CD players widely used today it is possible to record a person's voice and listen to it later. The reference to "a person's voice speaking to him" is suggestive of these devices. The expression "until a person's shoes speak to him" puts one in mind of the listening devices that intelligence officers conceal in their footwear. Listening devices installed inside shoe heels and developed by Romanian intelligence during the Cold War were used by Western diplomats.
The reference to "people telling him what they are doing" may indicate how families and friends a long way away establish communications using Internet cameras and video telephones."
A Sound Receiver Inserted Into A Shoe Heel
"The Day of Judgment will not take place until the handle of a whip, his shoe lace speak to a person, until there is such abundance that a person will find nobody to give alms to, until rivers and streams flow through Arab lands." (Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Musnad, II, p. 498)
The reference to "a person's shoe lace speaking" in the above account indicates the shoe lace serving as an antenna in surveillance systems installed in footwear.
The term "until the handle of a whip speaks to a person" may again be a reference to modern technology's wireless and mobile phones resembling whips. The use of wireless and mobile phones whose antenna are not unlike the tips of whips bears a close similarity to the term "until the handle of a whip speaks to a person."
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be Known All Over the World By Way of the Internet, Television and the Radio
The name and fame of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will constantly spread during the End Times. The Internet, television and radio will play a major role in this. The hadith of our Prophet (saas) say that the renown of Hazrat Mahdi (as) will spread by way of images and videos carried over the Internet, and through television and radio:
The imam [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will (spiritually) conquer the East and West and bring Islam (the morality of Islam) to rule across the world... ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL GIVE PEOPLE SUCH POWER THAT EVERYONE WILL HEAR HIS [HAZRAT MAHDI'S (AS)] WORDS, WHEREVER THEY MAY BE, and the imam (as) will give life to Islam... (Bihar al-Anwar, V. 52, p. 279 and V. 53, p. 12 Ikmal al-Din, V. 2, p. 367)
It is certain that in the time of QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] IF A BELIEVER IS IN THE EAST, HE WILL PERSONALLY SEE HIS BROTHER IN THE WEST. IF HE IS IN THE WEST, HE WILL SEE HIS BROTHER IN THE EAST. (Bihar al-Anwar, V. 52, p. 391)
It is also indicated in the hadith that through such means of communication as the Internet, television and radio, every community will be able to see images of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and listen to his words, translated into their own languages, from anywhere in the world:
In the Iqdud Durar he says: THIS SOUND WILL COVER THE WORLD AND EVERY PEOPLE WILL HEAR IT IN THEIR OWN TONGUES. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 51)
There will be a voice from the sky to the people of the Earth, SUCH THAT EVERYONE WILL HEAR IT IN HIS OWN TONGUE. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 37)
A voice from the sky will call him by his name, AND EVERYONE IN EAST OR WEST OR EVEN ASLEEP WILL HEAR THAT VOICE and wake up. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 56)
In the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) Communications will be Established Using Videophone and Computer Systems
It is certain that in the time of QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] IF A BELIEVER IS IN THE EAST, HE WILL PERSONALLY SEE HIS BROTHER IN THE WEST. IF HE IS IN THE WEST, HE WILL SEE HIS BROTHER IN THE EAST. (Bihar al-Anwar, v. 52, p. 391)
In this hadith our Prophet (saas) refers to the advanced technology that will be developed during the Hijri 1400s, the time of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as). The videophones and camera systems in computers produced in the 21st century have made it possible to establish visual links and speak with people all over the world whenever we wish. With these developments, yet another portent of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) has become a reality.
All the Cities of the World Can be Seen in Great Detail Using Satellite Technology Over the Internet
When matters are entrusted to competent Hazrat Mahdi (as), ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL RAISE THE LOWEST PART OF THE WORLD FOR HIM AND LOWER THE HIGHEST PLACES. SO MUCH THAT HE WILL SEE THE WHOLE WORLD AS IF IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND. WHICH OF YOU CANNOT SEE A SINGLE HAIR IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND? (Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 5, p. 328)
THE UNIVERSE WILL BE AS VISIBLE AS THE PALM OF HIS HAND FOR HAZRAT MAHDI (as). (Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 5, p. 328)
The Internet technology enables easy access to satellite images of the world.
Down to their streets, cities can be watched over the Internet.
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), satellite imaging, television and Internet systems will all serve him. All the cities of the world can be seen in detail using satellite technology over the Internet. It appears from the hadith that Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers will make use of Internet technology in the End Times.
According to Muhammad, son of Imam Jaffar Sadik, the imam said: "WHEN THE QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] APPEARS, he will send a messenger to every country, and will say to them: "YOUR CONVENTION IS IN YOUR HAND. If you encounter a situation you do not understand and find it difficult to rule on, LOOK AT YOUR HAND AND DO WHAT IS WRITTEN THERE..." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 381)
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), people in management positions will communicate and learn things using hand-held computers and computerized cell phones over the Internet.
With Advancing Technology and the Spread of the Internet in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (As), Information will Become Easily Accessible
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) information will be so pervasive that even a woman in her home will judge according to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saas). (Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 352)
With advancing technology and the spread of the Internet in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), information will become easily accessible. Housewives sitting at home will have the opportunity to obtain information of all kinds from their own homes, and they will thus be able to scrupulously abide by the moral values of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas).
In the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (As), People in Management Positions will Communicate and Research Matters of Which They Are Ignorant with Palm Computers and Computerized Telephones
According to Muhammad, the son of Imam Jaffar Sadik, the imam said: "WHEN THE QAIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] APPEARS, he will send a messenger to each country and will say to each messenger: "YOUR CONVENTION IS IN YOUR HAND. If you encounter a situation you cannot understand and find it difficult to rule on, LOOK AT YOUR HAND AND DO WHAT IS WRITTEN THERE..." (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 381)
The hadith notes that in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), people in management positions will make use of palm computers and computerized telephones to communicate, obtain information or research things they do not know. It seems that in this holy time technology will reach the most advanced level and people will press the keys on palm computers or computerized telephones to access news reaching them or learn things they do not know, and they will see and understand these things by looking at the screens of such devices.
1. Two In one
You can carry your office with you. With the hand-computer with GSM features, you can both chat and have access to the Internet.
2. Revolution in technology
The References in the Hadith to ''A Hand Reaching Out From the Sky'' and Saying ''This is Hazrat Mahdi (as), Follow Him.'' Suggest That Hazrat Mahdi's (as) Hand will be Seen On the Internet and Tv
From Qaza'ah. He said: ... A VOICE WILL BE HEARD FROM THE SKY, SAYING, "THE SAINT OF ALLAH IS A COMPANION OF A SUCH. [Referring Hazrat Mahdi (as)] Asma bint Umays said: THE SIGN OF THAT DAY IS A HAND REACHING FROM THE SKY AND PEOPLE STARING AT IT CONSTANTLY. (Hadith interpreted by Jalaluddin Al-Suyuti, Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 69)
... AT THAT TIME A HAND WILL BE SEEN TO REVEAL ITSELF FROM THE SKY... (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 51)
Mobile TV Broadcasting
Conflicts and disputes will continue until A HAND APPEARS FROM THE SKY and a voice is heard to cry, "This is your leader, the Mahdi." THE SIGN OF THAT DAY: A HAND WILL REACH OUT OF THE SKY and people will see and look at it. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 53)
And he [the Prophet Moses (as)] drew out his hand and there it was, pure white to those who looked. (Surat al-A'raf, 198)
In the hadiths our Prophet (saas) reveals that one of the signs before the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) that will enable people to recognize him is "a hand reaching out from the sky." Again according to the hadiths, "people will see and look at" this hand. Together with this hand that reaches out from the sky, a voice will be heard saying, "The saint of Allah [(Hazrat Mahdi (as)] is such and such a companion." That voice will be that of Hazrat Mahdi (as). Hazrat Mahdi (as) will not claim to be Hazrat Mahdi (as), but as the person who is best informed about him, he will describe Hazrat Mahdi (as) through the television and the Internet.
Again according to the indications in the hadiths, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear before people's eyes through the television and the Internet, and people will thus constantly see his hand. The signs also indicate that, like the hand of the Prophet Musa (as) as described in the Qur'an, Hazrat Mahdi's (as) hand will be very striking and eye-catching. And it seems that his hand will always be prominently displayed.
Another hadith says that "Hazrat Mahdi (as) will use his hands when he talks; he will move his hand as he wishes to emphasize what he is saying and that people will see those motions:
"HE WILL STRIKE HIS LEFT KNEE WITH HIS RIGHT HAND when he speaks slowly and steadily. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 174)
It appears from all these indications that "a hand being seen by people" is another important sign enabling them to recognize Hazrat Mahdi (as).
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Preach From His Own Home
Imam Baqr said, "When our Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] appears… WHEN HE WISHES TO SPEAK TO THEM THEY WILL HEAR AND WILL SEE HIM ALTHOUGH HE IS IN HIS OWN DOMAIN." (Yawm al-Khalas, p. 269)
When Hazrat Mahdi appears in the End Times he will tell people of the existence and oneness of Allah and will restore to life the moral values of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas). It appears from the hadith of our Prophet (saas) that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will make his message heard from his own, by means of some form of broadcasting.
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will Speak to People Over Live Internet, Television and Radio Connections
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) people will possess a technology that enables them to hear the voice of Hazrat Mahdi (as) from where they are sitting or lying, or even from high altitudes. Present-day television, telephone, radio and computer systems can provide audio-visual live broadcasts accessible to people all over the world.
Imam Sadik said: …THEY WILL HEAR THE WORDS OF THE IMAM IN EAST AND WEST, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE SITTING ON THEIR CHAIRS OR IN THEIR BEDS. A SINGLE VOICE WILL BE HEARD BY THEM ALL AND THEY WILL ALL MOVE TOWARD IT. Before long, in the blink of an eye, they will all enter his presence…" (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 53, p. 7)
The Whole World will Watch Hazrat Mahdi (as) on Television and Computers
WHEN HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) APPEARS, Allah will cause such power of vision and hearing to be manifested in believers that HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL CALL TO THE WHOLE WORLD FROM WHERE HE IS, WITH NO POSTMAN INVOLVED, AND THEY WILL HEAR AND EVEN SEE HIM. (Lutfullah Saafi Gulpaygani, Muntakhab al-Asar Fee Al Imam al-Saani al-Ashar, p. 483)
The hadith informs that in the time of the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as), ease of communications will make it possible for his image and voice to be instantaneously transmitted to televisions. It describes how Hazrat Mahdi (as) will preach across the world and how his words and image will be easily accessible to everyone.
Cars in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) is moderate of virtue and excellent of creation... HIS STEED WILL SHINE LIKE A FULL MOON. HE [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] WILL GO AT THE HEAD OF THE MOST AUSPICIOUS COMMUNITY. They are enfolded by Allah's religion; they will seek to approach Allah with him... (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 171)
The hadith suggests that "cars" will be one of the technical vehicles available in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), and that these will have headlights and interior lighting. It appears from the information provided in the hadith that the headlights of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) car will also shine brightly.
There will be Fast Means of Transportation in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
Aban ibn Taglib says: I heard Imam Jaffar Sadik say, "It is as if I can see the Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)],... he will ride a black and white horse shining between its two eyes..." (Zamanın Imamını Tanıyalım, Imam Mehdi [Let us get to know the imam of the time, Imam Mahdi], Ali Irfan, p. 94)
This hadith refers to present-day rapid transport vehicles in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). Our Prophet (saas) draws attention that these vehicles will be very fast and permit rapid transportation from one place to another.
1. Hypersonic jets exceeding sound 7 times
Signs to Technology in the End Times from the Hadiths about the Antichrist
It is reported from Ibn al-Munadi (ra) that: "He will hold the clouds in his right hand, extend to where the Sun sets, walk on the ocean, and yet the water will come only up to his heels… There will be smoke in front of him and a green mountain behind… He will issue such a cry that all those between the earth and the skies will hear it... He will command the soil and it will grow crops..." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 219)
He will hold the clouds in his right hand...
This hadith reported from the Prophet (saas) refers to the antichrist holding "the clouds in his right hand." This may be a reference to airplanes capable of reaching the uppermost levels of the atmosphere. Planes ascend to the level of the clouds and make it possible for human beings to reach them. This technology seems to be connected to the words of the hadith regarding the antichrist "holding the clouds in his right hand." And Allah knows the truth.
He will extend to where the Sun sets...
The reference in the hadith to extending "to where the Sun sets," may well be significant in terms of modern technology. Sunset can be observed all over the world using technological devices such as telescopes and satellites. Satellite systems can provide images of all countries, and these can then be watched all over the planet on the Internet. The reference in the hadith to "the antichrist extending to where the Sun sets" may be pointing to the satellite system in question. (Allah knows the truth).
He will walk on the ocean, and yet the water will come only up to his heels...
Our Prophet (saas) tells us that the antichrist "will walk on the ocean, yet the water will come only up to his heels." This description may well be a reference to present-day sports such as surfing, water-skiing, kite surfing, or barefoot water-skiing. People who engage in these sports move over the surface of the water, touching it only with their feet. The reference in the hadith to the antichrist walking on the water, and the water coming only up to his heels, may well be an indication of these sports. And Allah knows the truth.
There will be smoke in front of him and a green mountain behind...
The reference in the hadith to "smoke in front of him, and a green mountain behind," bears a close resemblance to the picture established by modern-day airplanes in the sky. As the illustration makes clear, as they fly an image forms of a cloud of smoke in front of them, and one of a mountain covered in greenery behind.
He will issue such a cry that all those between the earth and the skies will hear it...
The hadith also refers to the antichrist issuing such a cry that all those between the earth and the skies will hear it. Modern advances such as radio, television and the Internet can broadcast across the world by means of satellites and radio waves, and everyone in all countries can now listen to the same broadcast at exactly the same time. This technological system, representing a single broadcast or voice, may well correspond to the hadith's description of everyone in heaven and earth hearing the same thing. And Allah knows the truth.
He will command the soil and it will grow crops...
The hadith also refers to the antichrist "commanding the soil to grow crops." The different kinds of agricultural machinery and the various sizes of tractor available today make harvesting a simple matter. Similarly, fertilizer and irrigation technologies mean that crops grow very quickly. Using these technologies the land can be sown and made highly productive, and this agrees with the description in the hadith. And Allah knows the truth.
(Antichrist) will come to a river and he will command it to flow, thus it will flow, then he will turn upwards and command it to flow and it will flow, then he will command it to dry and it will dry. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 213)
The hadith refers to building of dams at the time of antichrist. As a matter of fact, when the dam shutters are locked, the river dries sraightaway and when the dam shutters are opened, the river continiues to flow.
Left: Ataturk dam, Adiyaman
A Reference to Railroad Transport
With the antichrist there will be two mountains. One mountain will have trees, fruits and water, the other mountain will have smoke and fire. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 213)
This account describes the position of trains and railroad wagons in the End Times. Railroad wagons are made out of wood and used to carry fruit. As the account says, there is "smoke and fire" on railroads. "With the antichrist there will be two mountains" refers to the use of railroads and to these wagons loaded with fruit.
Fire forms in the engine sections of trains that run on coal or diesel, and smoke in their chimney stacks. The "two mountains" in the account refer to two large masses consisting of the railroad and the wagons. The reference to "with the antichrist" indicates that the person driving the train moves along with it. (Allah knows the truth.)
A Reference to Narcosis Use
He (antichrist) will also have Paradise and Hell with him. ... Then he will appear to kill someone and bring him back to life." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 213)
People's hearts are removed and replaced under narcosis in the End Times. In this way, people are put in a form of death and then resuscitated. In the same way, people whose hearts stop can be brought back to life by the use of electroshock. This is being referred to in the account. (Allah knows the truth.)
A Reference to Mass Dining Systems
Antichrist will have a mountain of bread and meat, and a river of water... (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 213)
"He will also have a mountain of meat, a mountain of bread". (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 214)
"He will have with him a mountain of broth, cooked meat that never cools, a flowing river... behold food and drink, he will say" (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 215)
The account notes the provision of food en masse to people forced to live under communist oppression in the 20th century. Vast quantities of food and drink, compared to rivers in the account, would be brought in to factories where 10-20,000 people were forced to work en masse.
A Reference to Rapid Transport Technology
"The antichrist will travel the world in 40 days." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 216)
The account refers to the speed obtained in moving from one place to another in the End Times.
A Reference to Radio and Television Broadcasts
When dajjal (the antichrist) emerges, he cries so loud that the people of both East and West hear him. (Ibn Kathir, an-Nihaiah, 1:96) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 216)
The account refers to radio and television broadcasts in the End Times that all people in East and West will be able to hear. (Allah knows the truth.)
A Reference to the Use of Solar Energy
"He (antichrist) will catch a bird flying in the air and roast it under the Sun." (Hakim, ibn al-Asaqir ibn Omar) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 216)
A reference to the use of solar energy in the End Times. (Allah knows the truth.)
Darwinists' Use of Reconstructions
He (antichrist) will say to a Bedouin, What do you think if I bring your father and mother back to life for you? Will you bear witness that I am your lord? The Bedouin will say "Yes", so two devils will assume the appearance of his father and mother, and will say, "O my son, follow him for he is your lord." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 217)
The antichrist will say, "I will resurrect your dead father." And when they say, "Yes, show us," he will show them false ape-man pictures produced using reconstructions and false transitional fossils, saying, "I am your father." And they will go along with this devilish deception. The ideology of the antichrist will depict people's forefathers as apes, and they will be taken in by this deception of the antichrist's.
The Spread of Atheism in the End Times
"When he (antichrist) says I am your lord (Surely Allah is beyond that)... (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 218)
The antichrist has deceived people by saying, "I am the lord of the world". (Surely Allah is beyond that) He has depicted matter, and therefore all atoms, as a supposed deity. (Surely Allah is beyond that) But this trickery of the antichrist's has been created in such a way as to be exposed when Hazrat Mahdi (as) shows people the truth, the fraudulent nature of Darwinism and the fact that Allah has created all things.
The Spread of Darwinism in the End Times
"He [the antichrist] will say, 'Go now, and tell people that I am their Lord; tell them of my paradise and hell'... (Surely Allah is beyond that.)
It is narrated that people under satan's influence will deceive people by saying that people themselves and also their forebears are supposedly "apes." "I am an ape, you are an ape and your sister is an ape," they will say. But believers led by Hazrat Mahdi (as) will thwart this trickery of the antichrist's and tell everyone that Allah has created all things from nothing. The words, "You tell a lie! You are evil, and he is one of a liar!" reveal that the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) will definitely expose this trickery of the antichrist's.
Many media organizations become instrumental in the propaganda of the evolution hoax.
The Spread of Materialism in the End Times
"He [the antichrist] will say, 'Go now, and tell people that I am their Lord; tell them of my paradise and hell'... (Surely Allah is beyond that.) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 218)
The antichrist will deny Allah and invite others to denial by claiming that Paradise and Hell are in this world. The account states that materialist scientists under the influence of the system of the antichrist will spread irreligion across the whole world, and will therefore summon people to the system of the antichrist and to make Darwinist propaganda.
A Reference to the Economic Crisis
There will be three hard years before the antichrist (coming forward). For those people will suffer a great famine. During the first year, Allah will command the sky to hold back third of its rain... (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 220)
This state of affairs that would take place in the End Times described in the account has already happened. People across the world are suffering grave economic difficulties. Wars, conflicts, terror and acts of violence are persisting in many parts of the world; many people living under difficult conditions, such as hardship, troubles and hunger. The drought referred to in the account has also shown its effects across the world.
1. Vakit, 02.05.2010: EURO IS COLLAPSING
A Reference to Medical Technology
He will call a single person, kill him AND CUT HIM UP... That person's body will be cast away in two pieces. The antichrist will then tell those around him, "Look at this servant I have killed. I SHALL NOW BRING HIM BACK TO LIFE." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 220)
The account refers to the development of technology and medicine in the End Times. It is described how in the time of the antichrist people's bodies will be divided in two, and that it will be possible for these to be put back together again. In our day, internal organs such as the heart and the liver are removed from the body during medical operations and people then brought back to life by these being replaced again.
As an-Nawwas ibn Sam'an reported, the Prophet (saas) said:
"He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth..." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 219)
It is reported in the above hadith that in the End Times there will be means of causing rainfall when so desired. These methods are actually employed today. The technique known as cloud seeding is applied as follows:
"Seeding of clouds requires that they contain supercooled liquid water—that is, liquid water colder than zero degrees Celsius. Introduction of a substance such as silver iodide, which has a crystalline structure similar to that of ice, will induce freezing (heterogeneous nucleation). Dry ice [frozen carbon dioxide] or propane expansion cools the air to such an extent that ice crystals can nucleate spontaneously from the vapor phase. ... In mid-latitude clouds, the usual seeding strategy has been predicated upon the fact that the equilibrium vapor pressure is lower over water than over ice. When ice particles form in supercooled clouds, this fact allows the ice particles to grow at the expense of liquid droplets. If there is sufficient growth, the particles become heavy enough to fall as snow (or, if melting occurs, rain) from clouds that otherwise would produce no precipitation. This process is known as "static" seeding. Seeding of warm-season or tropical cumuliform (convective) clouds seeks to exploit the latent heat released by freezing. This strategy of "dynamic" seeding assumes that the additional latent heat adds buoyancy, strengthens updrafts, ensures more low-level convergence, and ultimately causes rapid growth of properly selected clouds. Cloud seeding chemicals may be dispersed by aircraft or by dispersion devices located on the ground (generators)."
One place in which this technique is often employed is Kansas. The National Geographic website provides the following information on the subject:
The rain bomb is a technology that has been developed over the last 60 years. Today, some 24 countries, including the USA, Israel, Canada, Russia, Thailand, Morocco and Australia employ the technique to increase rainfall.
1. The procedure of cloud seeding in the sky
Increase in Milk Production
One of the events reported in the hadiths as a portent of the appearance of the antichrist is an increase in milk yield. The progress that has been in livestock rearing in our time has given rise to this increase in yield reported in the hadith. And Allah knows the truth.
An-Nawwas ibn Sam'an reported that the Prophet (saas) said:
The artificial insemination of the animal population, embryo transfer and the raising of animal quality by means of high productivity stock, which began being implemented only recently in our own time, have led to a huge rise in milk production in all countries, particularly Holland and Belgium. In Holland, for example, the daily average milk yield from a single cow has risen to 35 liters. Some cows are even known to produce as much as 53 liters.
The Treasure Detector
One of these is a hadith describing the emergence and attributes of the antichrist. This hadith tells of treasure hidden beneath a building as the antichrist passes by it:
He would then walk through the waste land and say to it: "Bring forth your treasures", and the treasures would come out… (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 219)
As we know, detectors that can find metals under the ground and that are capable of distinguishing between metallic and non-metallic compounds are in wide use today. Thanks to these, it can immediately be established whether or not there is any metal buried beneath a building or under the ground. These detectors, which make it easy to find buried metals such as gold, silver, copper and bronze, are frequently employed in engineering, construction and by the military, and by others for treasure hunting.
The above hadith may well be referring to the use of such a device. That would explain the detection of treasure beneath the building and its subsequent extraction. And Allah knows the truth.
One of his (antichrist's) astonishing deeds is this: He will enter the sea three times a day; one of his arms is long. With his long arm he will lean on the bottom of the sea, and with his other hand he will sweep up and catch what he wishes from among the fishes in the deeps... (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 216)
It is indicated in the hadiths of the Prophet (saas) that in the End Times antichrist will "reach down the bottom of the sea and catch the fishes of the deeps." The "trawl nets" used today in catching fish fully match this description given in the hadith. And Allah knows the truth.
Fishing with trawl nets is also known as "multi-species fishery" because a large number of species are caught at the same time. Trawl nets, a kind of drag net, are used in seabed and mid-water fishing. These nets, which scour the seabed with steel cables, trap all the fish they encounter.
Trawl nets, resemble large, cone-shaped, wide-mouthed (30 meters or so wide) bags. Wooden struts are used to keep the mouth open when the net is first cast into the sea. These are connected to the trawler boat by steel cables. Bottom trawling is generally used in places where the seabed is largely flat. Dropped from the trawler boat, the trawl net is dragged along behind it for some 1.5 to 3 hours and scours the seabed, catching all the fish it encounters. It is then raised using a winch and the fish inside unloaded on deck. Once the fish have been cleaned and washed, they are packed in ice in the ship's hold. On some very large and highly advanced trawlers, the fish are loaded into freezing apparatus once they have been cleaned. These boats are able to remain at sea and therefore fish for more prolonged periods.
Discovery of Solar Cookers
He will catch a bird flying in the air and roast it under the Sun... (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 216)
In the above hadith reported from the Prophet (saas), our attention is drawn to "hunted prey being immediately able to be cooked and eaten" in the time of the antichrist. Another aspect of these descriptions is that this will take place "in a sunny environment." These statements in the hadith may be referring to the "solar cookers" that are used with modern-day technology. And Allah knows the truth.
Thanks to the solar cookers that are manufactured as an alternative to LPG, natural gas, electricity, wood and coal, even foods such as meat can be immediately cooked and eaten under the Sun.
The descriptions referring to the End Times are highly applicable to our own time.
Clouds of Smoke
The antichrist will say, "I am the Lord of the worlds... It is by my leave that this Sun follows its course, if you wish, I can halt its progress!" They will respond by asking him to halt it. At this he will imprison the Sun, and will make a day resemble a month and a week a year. (Reported from Nu'aym ibn Hammad) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, pp. 219, 220)
One of the hadith of our Prophet (saas) refers to the antichrist imprisoning the Sun. Today, smoke clouds can be formed using a variety of different techniques, by means of which the sunlight can be blocked out. The smoke bombs used to create such clouds were used in the First and Second World Wars. These shrouded the sky, blocked off all sound and prevented the detection of planes and parachutists. This artificial measure, the blocking out of the Sun's rays, appears to be in close agreement with the imprisoning of the Sun referred to in the hadith. And Allah knows the truth.
The Flowing of Rivers Through Arab Lands
"The Day of Judgment will not take place … until rivers and streams flow through Arab lands." (Ash-Sharani, Mukhtasar Tazkirah al-Qurtubi, p. 471)
The term "until rivers and streams flow through Arab lands" refers to desert agriculture using large quantities of water on the present-day Arabian Peninsula, and particularly in countries such as Israel and Saudi Arabia.
1. Desert soil transformed into agricultural areas in Israel
Dabbat Al-Ardh Described in the Qur'an and the Hadith Denote to Computer and Internet Technology (Allah Knows the Truth)
Narrated from Ibn Abbas: "Its face looks like human face, its Beak is hairy..." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 276)
Its face looks like human face: With the statement "its face looks like human face", it is denoted that Dabba will have characteristics similar to humans. Computers of our day also see by means of cameras, hear by means of sensory systems and speak directly just like humans do.
Its beak is hairy: The term "its beak is hairy" may be denoting to the electric cable consisting of fine cables and used for charging the computers. Animals' beaks are like plastic, they even resemble mica. The plastic power cord consisting of fine cables may be referring to the simile in the hadith.
Narrated from Hudhaifa: "No one will be able to catch up with him and the one escaping it will not be able to avoid." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 276)
Today, it is impossible to reach the speed of computers in the transmission of information. And during the time Dabba appears, even those who do not want to listen to the Qur'an and the advice of the Muslims, will absolutely be able to learn Allah's Mighty power and the morality of the Qur'an and they will not be able to run away since computers enter every house.
Narrated from Abu Huraira: "All sorts of colors are available in Dabbat al-Ardh" (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 276)
Now, today's computers consist of 16.8 million color.
Narrated from Abu al-Zubair, "... Its eye is like the eye of swine, and its ear is like the ear of an elephant..." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah p. 276)
In today's computers, there exist cameras in the shape of a small eye. By means of these cameras computers are able to perceive every kind of image.
The appearance of laptop computers of our day resemble elephant ears. By means of audio recording feature of the computers, all the voices in the location can be easily detected and even recorded.
It will have the Prophet Musa's (as) staff by its side...It will cry out aloud: "People have no longer deep-felt faith in our verses." Then it will stamp the believers and unbelievers alike (it will become a means for us to recognize believers and unbelievers) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 277)
It will possess the Prophet Musa's (as) staff: Allah has shown one of the greatest proofs of Creation from nothing to Darwinists and materialists of that time by transforming the Prophet Musa's (as) staff into a live snake instantly. By way of computer and Internet technology, Allah will show the proofs of Creation to all Darwinists and materialists in the End Times.
It will stamp believers and unbelievers alike: It is understood that in the End Times both believers and unbelievers will confront with the seal of our Prophet (saas) through computer and the Internet. In the hadith, it is denoted that everyone who connects to the Internet will see the Messenger's (as) seal and this seal will increase the believers' zeal and enlighten their faces and degrade the unbelievers' arrogance.
"It will encounter a believer and it will illuminate his face when it stamps it. When it stamps the unbeliever it will turn as black as pitch." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 277)
Beliefs of the believers will strengthen, who come across with the evidence of the existence of Allah, verses of Qur'an, works featuring the Islamic moral values and the seal of our Prophet (saas) when they are surfing on the internet. Besides, the faces of unbelievers who come across with the seal of our prophet (saas) will be darkened because of the strength of their rage.
"... It will cruise on Earth like a star. Those chasing it will not be able to catch up with it, and those escaping from it will not be able to avoid it." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 277)
Computers can deliver all data to all over the world via Internet. Since computers are in every house, people will not be able to flee the right and truth.
"It will appear three times and shout aloud with a sound audible by everyone between the heavens and the earth.
Dabbat al-Ardh dominates underground, overground and the heavens. There will be no city, no house it would not reach and enter. Nowadays, computers have entered all houses and thanks to satellite technologies and Internet; from people working underground to those living on top of skyscrapers or those voyaging by plane in the air, voice and images will reach to all people.
It will approach someone performing his daily prayer (salat) and stamp him between his eyes with the seal of a liar saying: "This prayer of yours has not been established, because you are a liar and an utter hypoctrite." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 278)
Hypocritical people who distort their tongues by quasi bringing the Qur'an as a witness, acting in a way as if they were devouts although opponents of the Qur'an; are being answered and it's being made clear that they are "liars".
Related above upon the remembrance of the declaration that it will kill the satan (eradicate it ideologically). (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 278)
The system of satan, Darwinism, materialism and atheism will be annihilated by the publications informing people about the oneness and greatness of Allah. The religion of satan will thus be destroyed.
"... It will cover three-days distance in one step..." (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 278)
Nowadays, thanks to computers and internet, data can be transferred to the other end of the world in seconds and all people can be reached.