IS THIS THE END OF THE WORLD?March 10th, 2009
IS THE END OF THE WORLD NEAR? NO WAY!
Q. Quite a few respected viewers keep asking if the Last Day (Qiyamah) is upon us now.
A. Dr. Shabbir says,
“ABSOLUTELY NOT - NOT AT ALL!”
Q. Wow! What? Is he a prophet, a messenger, an apostle? Doesn’t the Qur’an say?
72:26 (Allah is the) Knower of the Unseen (and the future), and He makes known to none His secret,
72:27 Except as He wills to a Messenger whom He has elected, and to him He reveals from the past and the future, and ensures that the revelation is guarded. [God Himself guards the Perfected Final revelation, hence no more apostles will come. Al-Quran is now the Messenger for all times.15:9]
So, has Shabbir gone crazy?
A. Probably not. And he is no more than a life-long student.
The problem with Shabbir is that he sets up his convictions on the Infallible Divine Authority. As of 2008 CE, the Final Testament, Al-Qur’an, has not prevailed yet, nor is the Benevolent Qur’anic System in place anywhere in the world. In other words, the Kingdom of God on earth is conspicuous by its absence.
[Incidentally and fortunately, the scourge of the Mullah-peddled “Islamic” Shari’ah is on the run, getting a thorough intellectual beating around the globe. We can hear the death-rattle of the Number Two Islam.]
Now let’s look at the Qur’an. Much has to happen first.
9:32 They seek to extinguish God’s light (the Quran) by their utterances. But God will not allow this to pass, for He has willed to spread His light in all its fullness even though the rejecters may detest it.
9:33 He is the One Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the True Religion (The Divinely Prescribed System of Life), that He may cause it to prevail over all religions and systems of life, even though the idolaters may detest it.
[5:3, 9:31-33, 13:31, 14:48, 18:48, 41:53, 48:28, 51:20-21, 61:8-9. The Quranic Deen will prevail over all religions. This refers to Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism and all other forms of religion, including the sects that are now present in the name of Islam. Please remember that no sect can be considered Islamic. DEEN in the Sight of God is nothing but Al-Islam (5:3). But next to religions, the Quranic System of Life will also dominate and prevail over all manmade political and social systems such as Communism, Secular Democracy, Despotism, Theocracy, Monarchy, all “isms” such as “Humanism” Socialism, Idol worship in any form, Sufism and Capitalism. This will happen as humanity, after the centuries old, protracted toil of trial and error will come to intellectually realize and accept the Supremacy of the Final Testament, Al-Quran]
13:31 … As for those who reject the Divine laws in nature: Disasters will not cease to strike them for their deeds, even close to their homes until the promise of God come to pass. Surely, God never fails in His promise.
[Mankind have been devising various political and socio-economic systems in search for the best as they have been doing. Those systems will keep collapsing and they will keep suffering far and close to their towns and homes. Then, ultimately, they will realize that the Quran offers the solutions to all the problems humanity faces at any given time. 5:3, 9:31-33, 10:100, 13:31,14:48, 18:48, 41:53, 48:28, 51:20-21, 61:9. The Quran is intended to move hearts, not mountains. 6:7, 6:25, 6:112, 15:14-15, 17:90-93]
14:48 The Day will come when this earth will be replaced with a new earth, and the heavens too will be replaced and they will come forth to God, the One, the Dominating.
[And before that, as the caravan of humanity journeys forward, people will witness a total metamorphosis in their political and social systems, a brand new environment where the Universal law of the One Mighty, Dominating God will prevail. 9:31-33, 13:31,14:48, 18:48, 41:53, 48:28, 51:20-21, 61:9]
41:53 In time We will show them Our signs in the utmost Horizons and within themselves, so that it will become clear to them that this Quran is certainly the truth. Is it not enough for them to know that your Lord is Witness to all things (including this proclamation)? [9:31-33, 13:31, 14:48, 18:48, 41:53, 48:28, 51:20-21, 61:9]
48:28 He is the One Who has sent His Messenger with Enlightenment and the Religion of truth that He may cause it to prevail over all other systems of life. God is Sufficient as Witness (to this Pronouncement). [9:31-33, 13:31,14:48, 18:48, 41:53, 48:28, 51:20-21, 61:9]
61:8 They aim to put out God’s light with their mouths (utterances), but God has willed to spread His light in all its fullness, however hateful this may be to the deniers.
61:9 He is the One Who has sent forth His Messenger with the guidance, and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all religions (and other systems of life) however hateful this may be to those who ascribe partners to Him. [9:31-33, 13:31, 14:48, 18:48, 41:53, 48:28, 51:20-21, 61:9]
Now see that the road to our fervently besought destination has already been lighted.
5:3 This Day, I have perfected your Religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and chosen for you AI-Islam (Submission to Divine commands that ensures universal peace) as the System of Life.
Note: On an individual basis, the Akhirah (Hereafter) is closer than we think. Think, how near is death! And the moment we die, we go into a state of prolonged sleep with thousands of years passing like a single second. [36:51-52]
A HADITH in line with the Book: The exalted Prophet is reported to have said that the Hereafter of a person begins immediately with death. This makes perfect sense in the light of 36:51-52.
36:51 And when the Trumpet is blown, out of their disintegrated states to their Lord they will run. [Ajdaath = Bodily remains = Physical remains in the graves or scattered anywhere = Disintegrated states]
36:52 They will say, “Oh, woe to us! Who has awakened us from our beds of sleep? This is what the Beneficent promised, and the Messengers spoke the truth.” [Marqad = Bed of sleep = Resting place. These two verses strongly dismiss the clergy-peddled false concept of punishment in the grave. And how would God punish people after death before the Day of Judgment. Moreover, many kinds of suffering (‘Azaab) are named in the Quran, but not once is mentioned ‘Azaabil Qabr’]
Considering the above:
33:63 People ask you about the Hour. Say, “The knowledge of that rests with God alone. You should know (that for your purposes) the Hour may be near?”