The land of the Arabs becoming once again meadows and rivers

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The Hour will not begin until the land of the Arabs once again becomes meadows and rivers.” [Muslim]

Imaam Muslim narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The Hour will not come until the land of the Arabs once again becomes meadows and rivers.”

Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The Hour will not come before wealth becomes abundant and overflowing so much that a man will take the Zakaah due on his property but will not find anyone to accept it from him and till the land of Arabia becomes meadows and rivers.[Muslim]

Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “‘The Hour will not come until the land of the Arabs goes back to being meadows and rivers; and until one travels from Iraq to Makkah fearing none but the highwaymen; and until Al-Harj becomes widespread.’ It was said, ‘What is Al-Harj, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said: ‘Murder.’” [Ahmad]

This Hadeeth is a scientific miracle describing universal facts that were only discovered in the last few decades of the twentieth century when scientists discovered, based on unequivocal scientific evidences, that Arabia had meadows and rivers in ancient times, and climatic studies proved that they will become rivers and meadows once again, because the earth passed through its long history through fluctuating climaticcycles that may be gradual or sudden.

For example, more than one century and a half ago, scientists realized that our earth passed through glacial cycles that covered the land starting from one of the two poles (or both of them) towards the equator. This ice tide ebbs many times within the same cycle.

Scientists have developed several theories to explain how the earth enters into these glacial cycles.

These theories are based on the hypothesis that solar radiation from the sun decreases due to the periodic changes in the shape of the earth’s orbit around the sun, and the variation in the degree of inclination around its axis, in addition to the relocation of the continents between the different climatic areas as an inevitable result of the movement of the plates of the lithosphere.

During the glacial tide on the land, areas located near the higher latitudes transform into barren ice deserts where plants die and animals escape, while areas that are located on the desert belt from Mauritania in the west to central Asia in the east
turn into an area with heavy rainfall.

During these rainy cycles, all the dry valleys that spread in the deserts of this area today were formed and they were flowing rivers in the past.
Then they became dry with the decrease in the quantity of water.
These dry valleys could never be formed by anything other than running water.

According to studies, we discovered that Arabia witnessed seven rainy periods during the last thirty thousand years, with eight periods of drought in between them. Today, we are living in the eighth period.

Climatic studies refer to the fact that we are about to enter into a new rainy period as indicated by the beginning of the glacial tide in the northern half of the earth towards the south, which is accompanied by a remarkable decrease in temperatures during winter. Were it not for the growing rates of pollution, which worsen the impact of the “greenhouse effect” phenomenon, we would have witnessed an ice age in North America, Europe, and Asia today.

During rainy periods, Arabia was covered with green meadows and was full of flowing rivers, while the depressions turned into lakes full of life.

Likewise, the land became full of all forms of life and beings just as the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, described it.

It was even proved that the sand of the Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert, which is one of the most barren areas on earth today, covers a number of dry lakes and old watercourses.

These lakes and watercourses were full of life and water until the time of the people of ‘Aad, who established an unparalleled material civilization in Southern Arabia at that time.

This civilization used to export goods to Europe, which was primitive at that time. It exported dried fruits, seeds, incense, perfumes, wood, gold, and silver.

However, when Allaah The Almighty sent Prophet Hood, may Allaah exalt his mention, to them with the divine guidance, the call of pure monotheism, the worship of Allaah The Almighty as He commanded and the obligation of performing the duties of succession on earth and constructing it, as well as the necessity of the establishing justice on earth, they disbelieved in their Lord and denied His Blessings.

They also disobeyed His Messengers and were arrogant on earth without right; therefore, Allaah The Exalted sent the rain and the barren wind against them burying them, ending their existence and making them like disintegrated ruins.

Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {As for ‘Aad, they were arrogant upon the earth without right and said, “Who is greater than us in strength?” Did they not consider that Allaah Who created them Was greater than them in strength? But they were rejecting Our signs. * So We Sent upon them a screaming wind during days of misfortune to make them taste the punishment of disgrace in the worldly life; but thepunishment of the Hereafter is more disgracing, and they will not be helped.} [Quran 41:15-16]

The material civilization of the people of ‘Aad was mentioned by two ancient historians; the first was Ptolemaeus of Alexandria who drew the flowing rivers of the Empty Quarter with their branches and lakes, and the other was Yelini the Great, a Roman historian, who said that the civilization of the people of ’Aad was unparalleled at that time.

The recent period of heavy rains in Arabia represents the end of the glacial age, which prevailed on earth during the last two million years in successive cycles of glacial ebb and tide, leaving distinct marks on the shape of the surface of the earth in general, and in the northern half of the earth in particular.

Scientists defined about twenty cycles, each of which lasted for about one hundred years; one-half of this number was glacial tides with ten cycles of glacial ebb in between them.

Scientists predicted the beginning of one of the glacial ebbs and a new cycle that will start very soon, by the permission of Allaah The Almighty, as indicated by many signs.

The cycles of the glacial tide on the land are not strange, because this has happened many times throughout the history of the earth and its traces are accurately engraved on the stones of the earth.

The rocks of the Precambrian period carry the traces of two of these glacial tides that happened about two billion years ago, and Cambrian rocks carry traces of a further two glacial tides; the first one of them occurred about 400 to 440 million years ago (Silurian Period) and the other occurred about 250 to 300 million years ago (Carboniferous period and the Permian period).

The first one left its traces in the northern third part of Arabia, while the other left traces on the southern third.

The glacial tide was coming from the Indian subcontinent, which was at that time part of southern Arabiaand which was also part of the African continent, Australia, and South Africa forming a huge continent that scientists called Gondwanaland.

These facts were only discovered in the recent decades of the twentieth century, while the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, referred to them in his Hadeeth: “The land of the Arabs becoming once again meadows and rivers,” which proves that he is a true Prophet and Messenger and that he was connected with Allaah The Almighty through Divine Revelation and that he was taught by the Creator of the heavens and the earth. 



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