A Martian Sunrise from the West
GET READY, BE PREPARED
By Hafiz Kelvin
Islamic Outreach ABIM (Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 4, ¾ 2008)
The science of astronomy has found that the speed of the planet Mars has been decreasing in its course toward the eastern direction in the past few weeks to the level that we notice the ‘waver’ between the east and the west. On the Wednesday the 30th July the planet’s movement STOPPED going in an easterly direction. Then in the months of August and September…MARS IS CHANGING ITS COURSE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION TO THE WEST. Until the end of September this directional change continues, which means the sun will rise now from the west on Mars!! This weird phenomenon of the opposite movement is called ‘Retrograde Motion’. Most scientists’ state that all planets will go through the same process once at least and our planet Earth will move in the opposite direction some day and the sun will rise from the west!! This might occur and we are unaware! The rise of the sun from the west is mentioned in the hadith and this is the major sign of the day of judgement; most, if not all, the minor sign have occurred. Wake up, Reader!
Our beloved messenger Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him) said: ‘One of the signs of the hour, is the sun will rise from the west, where no longer tauba (forgiveness) will be granted’!! And the strange thing is most of our shari’ah scholars mentioned that the rise of sun from the west occurs only once and on that day the sun will rise from the west and then again from the east and continue until Allah wishes. This is similar to what is happening to Mars. It stops, and then it changes its course of direction for a short period of time, and then returns to way it once was.
And Abdullah bin Amro (R.A), said: (I memorized from the messenger (SAW) a hadith I will never forget. I heard the messenger of Allah say:
‘The first aya (sign) to come the of the sun fom the west’ [Ahmad]
‘Allah (swt) places HIS ‘Hand’ at night to fogive his morning sinners, and places in
the morning to forgive his night sinners until the sun rises from the west’ [Muslim]
This news is very important as it brings with it a great sign of warning and remembrance of the coming of the new world—the world of the Hereafter. When we show this hadith that was told 1400 YEARS AGO about this miracle.. You will see InsyaAllah, a lot will revert to the right path... and the Muslim if they see this phenomenon happening in Mars, who knows may it bring them closer to our Creator.
Just as we acknowledge the truth of Allah by recognizing the dawn and dusk in our daily prayers, and the distinctness of the day and the night, we must learn that to see the sign which have been given to us by Allan in the Nobel Quran and our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and contemplate their significance. Each of us must share and ask the important questions such events, and for each of us the questions may differ in form and content. But the most important question is:
What in my life is important to my attaining Paradise?
May Allah (The Creator of All) forgive our sins.
May Allah (swt) keep all of us in the right path and provide us with success in this
world as well as in the Hereafter.