Our Messenger (saas) has stated: “The life span of the world is seven days in the afterlife days. Almighty Allah said that a day in the Sight of the Lord is like a thousand of your years. Allah will ascribe the equivalent of good deeds of the seven thousand years of the age of this world to the one who meets the need of any of his brothers in the faith on the path of Allah as if he spends his days in fasting and his nights in worship.”
In his work Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, one of the Ahl al-Sunnah scholars told in 8 hadiths that the life span of this world is 7000 years .
However, our Prophet (saas) draws attention to a calendar of 7000 years with his words ‘the 7,000 year life span of the world.’
This calendar of 7000 YEARS is a calendar used in various era of history like Hijri, Gregorian, Solar and Maya calendars.
This calendar that our Prophet (saas) mentioned in his hadith is a period of time in millions years of history.
Just as the Hijra which is the beginning of Hijri calendar and the birth of the Prophet Jesus (as) is the beginning of Gregorian calendar, so may the 7000 years of time related from our Prophet (saas) be determined according to an event regarded as the beginning. Many important events like the birth of the Prophet Abraham (as) or the Prophet Noah (as), the assignment of the duty of prophethood to the Prophet Abraham (as), the building of the Kaaba or the starting of the Noah’s flood may well be the beginning of this calendar of 7000 years.
Our Prophet (saas) narrated some information regarding the period from his time to the time of the end of the Islamic community by taking this calendar of 7000 years as basis.
Our Prophet (saas) has enlightened the Muslims about the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as), the global dominance of Islam and on what century will the End of Times be by means of these information.
The detailed information narrated by our Prophet (saas) come to light when other hadith and the works of our Islamic scholars are studied.
“FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED YEARS HAVE PASSED FROM THIS WORLD.”
Our Prophet (saas) told that the acceptance life of the Islamic community is 7000 years and the 5600 years of this have passed until the time of our Prophet (saas).
According to the calendar revealed by our Prophet (saas) the acceptance life of the Islamic community is 7000 years. Until the time of our Prophet (saas) 5600 years of this have passed. When we extract 5600 from 7000, the result is 1400.
According to that calendar of 7000 years, after 1400 years have passed from the death of our Prophet (saas) the life span of the Islamic community will end and the time of the Day of Judgment will be very close (Allah knows the best).
The great Ahl al-Sunnah scholar Al-Barzanji tells that the life span of the Islamic community will not exceed the year 1500 (Allah knows the best).
“THE LIFE OF THIS COMMUNITY WILL EXCEED 1,000 YEARS, YET BE LIMITED TO 1,500 YEARS.”
One of the greatest Islamic scholars al-Suyuti made this statement after examining the hadith.
“THE LIFE OF MY COMMUNITY WILL NOT EXCEED 1,500 YEARS.”
We are now in the year 1431 Hijri calendar. That is 1431 years have passed from the life span of the community since our Prophet (saas). So then how much will the life span of the Islamic community pass the year 1500?
By numerogically examining a hadith told by our Prophet regarding the End of Times, Bediuzzaman has made the calculation that the acceptance time of the Islamic community, that is their victorious time will end in year 1506 hijri calender, meaning that it will not exceed 1500 years as told in the hadith.
“A GROUP FROM MY COMMUNITY WILL REMAIN IN TRUTH UNTIL ALLAH’S COMMAND (THE DAY OF JUDGMENT)” (Muslim)
The abjad calculation of the clause “A group from my community...” which is 1542 (2117 Gregorian calendar) implies its (the community’s) time of survival.
The abjad calculation of the clause “will remain in truth” gives 1506 (2082 Gregorian calendar); it indicates until that date (2082) it will continue its work of enlightenment evidently and obviously, and maybe victoriously;
then until 1542 (2117) in secrecy and defeat.
The abjad calculation of the clause “until Allah’s command” (when the gemination mark is counted) suggests that THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WILL BEFALL the unbeliever in 1545 (2120 Gregorian calendar). (Kastamonu Addendum, p. 33)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the greatest mujaddid of the last 1000 years stated that the Muslim community will be in truth till Allah’s comand and that this will continue victoriously until 2082s and that it is probable that in year 2120 the Day of Judgment will occur (Allah knows the best).
Bediuzzaman’s declaring that the Islamic community will remain victoriously till 1506 affirms completely the statements of great Islamic scholars like Al-Barzanji, al-Suyuti that “the life span of my community will not exceed 1500 years” (Allah knows best.)
Since the life span of the world is 7000 years and that our Prophet (saas) told 5600 years have passed from this world, then the rest of the life of the community should be completed in the 100 years of time between years 1400 and 1500 hijri calendar.
Our Prophet (saas) is the Prophet of the End of Times. 1400 years have passed since the time of our Prophet (saas). We are now living in the final period of the End of Times. So little time is left until the Day of Judgment. The Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come within this century and Islam will prevail the world insha’Allah.