There are two signs for the Mahdi... There will be two lunar eclipses in Ramadan...... ….(al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar, p. 49, 53)
Solar and lunar eclipses are perfectly normal physical events that have taken place countless times during the history of the Earth. However, an eclipse of the kind described in these accounts is not a phenomenon encountered all that often. This “very rare” phenomenon took place only recently and also two years in succession...
So ……in line with these calculations, the Moon was eclipsed on Hijri 15 Ramadan 1401 (which is 1981 in the western calendar) and the Sun on Hijri 29 of the same month of Ramadan and same year 1401 (also 1981).
Amazingly, in the following year, the Moon was once again eclipsed on Hijri 14 Ramadan 1402 (which translates to 1982 in the western calendar) and the Sun on Hijri 28 Ramadan 1402 (1982).
The fact that these events took place in the same period as the other portents of Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) coming and were miraculously repeated twice at the beginning of the Hijri 1400s strengthens the assumption of what the hadiths are pointing towards in these events.
What is also noteworthy and quite amazing is that similar eclipses took place in 2002 and 2003.
There was an eclipse of the Moon in the middle of Ramadan in 2002, or Hijri 1423. And an eclipse of the Sun just 15 days later.
In 2003, or Hijri 1424, the Moon was again eclipsed in the middle of Ramadan and the Sun again 15 days later.
The eclipses of the Sun and Moon at 15-day intervals in the month of Ramadan, in agreement with the hadiths of our Prophet (saas), are the heralds of major events, just like the other portents of the End Times. These events, that have taken place within a very short space of time, were described by our Prophet (saas) many centuries ago and took place just as foretold in the hadiths. This tells mankind a very important truth: that the time of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is here.2011-06-11 20:43:52