Ramadan 2012, The 28th Day
Ramadan 2012, The 28th Day
Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. “They worship Me, not associating anything with Me. Any who are unbelievers after that, such people are deviators.”(Surat an-Nur, 55)
The Timing Of The Coming Of The Prophet Jesus (as) And Hazrat Mahdi (as)
“The subject of the Mahdi” is one that has always occupied an important place in the Islamic world, ever since the Age of Bliss. Hoping that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be instrumental in making the afflictions Muslims have been going through, the intellectual systems based on denial, unfair and unjust practices, conflicts and wars pervading the world to come to an end, believers have always awaited the coming of this blessed individual in their own times and sincerely prayed to Allah for it to come about.
The hadiths of our Prophet (saas) speak of Muslims eagerly awaiting the coming of the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) ever since the time of the Ashab al-Kiram (Companions of the Prophet [saas]). In the hadiths, our Prophet (saas) also tells the believers who will live in that time “to find and follow Hazrat Mahdi (as), even by crawling over ice,” and advises those who live to see this happy age to strive to be worthy of this blessing from Allah:
This blissful time, for which people have been deeply longing for hundreds of years will, according to the indications in the hadiths, last “for more than half a century.” And little time now remains until these historic glad tidings, of such great importance to the Islamic world, finally come about. By Allah's leave, the timing given by the Prophet (saas) in the hadiths for the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is now imminent. The century we are living in, or “Hijri 1400s”, is “the century of the Mahdi,” by Allah’s leave. “The coming of the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as),” that people have been keenly awaiting and praying for over the centuries will, by His leave, take place in this century. Sincere Muslims living in this century and who eagerly, hopefully and enthusiastically await the coming of these historic individuals will, insha’Allah, be able to enjoy the honor of being among the Prophet Jesus’ (as) and Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) helpers, friends and close followers. They will be able to support the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) in their intellectual struggle against irreligious movements, in spreading the moral values of Islam across the world, in uniting the Islamic world and in causing the Christian world to follow the Qur’an and the true faith.
The hadiths of our Prophet (saas), books written by great Sunni scholars, and all the statements by worthy scholars who were mujaddids (revivers) and mujtahids (scholars who derive legal rulings) of their own times, all point to the present century. Almost all the events known as “The Portents of the End Times” have come about one after the other “like the beads on a necklace.”
Everyone, whether or not they take a great interest in this reality, is by now well aware of it; the subject of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is being discussed on domestic and foreign television and radio stations, on chat programs, in newspapers and magazines, at conferences and on web sites. There is no doubt that this is an important sign revealed in the hadiths and foretelling the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as):
People have not had the honor of seeing a “Prophet” for the last 14 centuries. They have been unable to meet and see such a holy person and to witness his deep faith, fear of Allah and superior moral virtues. By Allah's leave, this time is now the age when people will be honored by a “Prophet” after 1400 years. Allah will send the Prophet Jesus (as) back to Earth to support Hazrat Mahdi (as) in his struggle against denial. On this second coming, the Prophet Jesus (as) will adhere to the Qur’an and will be instrumental in the whole Christian world also obeying the Qur’an. The Prophet Jesus (as) will follow Hazrat Mahdi (as) and they will establish the global dominion of Islamic moral values under Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) spiritual leadership. This is a great blessing from Allah for people living in the current century.
The İnvalidity Of The Claim That ''Rna İs The Forebear Of Life''
The RNA world thesis is a supposed savior launched by Darwinists out of a sense of despair at the failure of all experiments regarding the beginning of life. But everyone who understands science and the complexity of the cell will inevitably find it illogical for Darwinists, who have never manufactured even a single protein, to make such a claim. In the absence of a single protein of the first imaginary cell they claim for the beginning of life, Darwinists claim that RNA is responsible for the whole thing, in all its wondrous complexity. But when it comes to how RNA itself first appeared, they are again, as always, silent.
· According to the RNA world thesis, a hypothetical RNA molecule that came into being by chance manufactured proteins in some way, after which DNA appeared by chance out of a need for a second molecule to store all this protein information. Darwinists, with their powerful imaginations, are still trying to produce a single peptide bond in the laboratory, but seek to mislead people by shamelessly propagating this impossible and unbelievable scenario.
· Extraordinary complexity is a huge and insoluble dilemma for Darwinists who are unable to account for how even a single RNA nucleotide might have come into being.
· Even if we assume that the impossible happened and came about by chance, proteins are still essential in order for this entire mechanism to function. In other words, RNA cannot perform its function of producing a protein without proteins already being in existence. Just like other proteins, in order for DNA and RNA to exist and function, it is essential for the cell to exist beforehand, fully equipped and with all its proteins and other organelles.
· A second major deception on this subject is the claims made regarding the function of RNA. RNA only contains information about the structure of protein alone. RNA has no mechanism to manufacture protein.
· A protein is manufactured in an organelle called the ribosome with the assistance of many enzymes as the result of highly complex processes. The ribosome is a complex cell organelle again made up of proteins. This therefore leads to the impossible assumption that the ribosome, the proteins serving within it, DNA and RNA all came about spontaneously at exactly the same time.
· The RNA world thesis, spoken of with embarrassment by many scientists, is one of the most illogical theories yet espoused by Darwinists, who are in a despairing state when it comes to explaining the origin of life. Casually bringing up such an illogical claim and depicting it as major scientific evidence is another element of Darwinist demagoguery.
The eminent University of San Diego California evolutionist Dr. Leslie Orgel, a colleague of Stanley Miller and Francis Crick, refers to the possibility of “life beginning with the RNA world” as a “scenario.” Orgel sets out the characteristics that RNA would have to possess and the impossibility of its doing so in an article titled "The Origin of Life on the Earth" in the October 1994 issue of American Scientist:
This scenario could have occurred, we noted, if prebiotic RNA had two properties not evident today: A capacity to replicate without the help of proteins and an ability to catalyze every step of protein synthesis.(Leslie E. Orgel, "The Origin of Life on the Earth", Scientific American, October 1994, Vol. 271, p. 78)
It is of course impossible for such a RNA to exist.
Hazrat Mahdi (as) Will Be Born In A Big City And Then Come To Istanbul
The word “medina” is used in a metaphorical sense in the hadiths handed down from the Prophet (saas). In other words, our Prophet (saas) uses the word medina to mean very different things. There are many large cities or “medinas” in the Islamic world. For that reason, one can only tell in what sense the word medina is being used by looking at other accounts on the subject.
In the hadith cited above, our Prophet (saas) says that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come from medina, whereas in another hadith he says that Hazrat Mahdi (as) “will come from the village of Kara.” Imam al-Qurtubi’s at-Tazkirah refers to Hazrat Mahdi (as) coming from the western part of the Islamic countries. This statement shows that the large city in which Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be born is in the western part of the Islamic nations.
In another hadith, our Prophet (saas) tells his interlocutor that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will perform the spiritual capture of medina, in other words, a big city. In the account, because there were many medinas (or big cities), the person speaking to the Prophet (saas) was uncertain which medina, in other words which big city, Hazrat Mahdi (as) would achieve the spiritual conquest of. He therefore asked the Prophet (saas) which medina (or big city) he meant.
The Prophet (saas) answered that this medina (city) was Constantinople (Istanbul).
Therefore, the word medina is used by the Prophet (saas) in this hadith in the sense of a great city in order to refer to Istanbul. Another hadith reveals that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will emerge from the city that contains the sacred relics, including the sacred banner of our Prophet (saas). The banner and other sacred relics of the Prophet (saas) are currently kept in a special section of Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace.
It appears from the above hadiths that the sacred relics of our Prophet (saas) are where Hazrat Mahdi (as) is, and that the banner will be opened up when he appears. Since the sacred relics are in Istanbul, it is clear that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be in Istanbul, too.
However, one can also see from looking at other accounts that the city of Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) birth and the city in the west of the Islamic world is a different medina or city from the one that he will spiritually conquer. For example, it can be seen from the description in this hadith that the city that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will capture, Istanbul, is one in which a dry path will be opened up in the sea, in other words, in which a bridge system will be used.
The hadith also states that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will plant a standard in this city, making it clear that the city is the one that contains the sacred banner of our Prophet (saas).