Originally posted by nusnus
All I'm thinking right now is, why didn't ANYONE foresee the Arab Spring and the fall of regimes.
Sure, Muhammad did. The prophecy is 1400 years old - it has fulfilled right to the letter up to this second:
The hadith is from Musnad Ahmad collection, as follows: "The Prophethood will be among you as long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it when
He wills. Then a Khilafah on the model of Prophethood will prevail so long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it when He wills. Then there will
be a biting monarchy as long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it when He wills. Then there will be an oppressive (tyranical / military)
monarchy as long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it when He wills. Then a Khilafah on the way of Prophethood will prevail. And then the
Messenger was silent."
After the death of Muhammad, the khilafah on the model of prophethood lasted for a few years with the reign of the 4 califs.
Now, look what Muhammad says will be next: "a biting Monarchy". This is interesting since it is what really happened - the khilafah was basically
dismantled and monarchies created which lasted for a very long time.
Next in line is an "oppressive, tyranical/military" rulership - and this is where we are RIGHT NOW - just look at the rulers in the arab world: Ben
Ali comes from military background, Mubarak too, and Ghaddafi also. And almost all other rulers of arab lands are just like them, oppressive. They are
now all falling, just like Muhammad (saws) said it would happen. Now, see in the hadith what comes next
The problem is just that islamic prophecies or threads from an islamic perspective are rather generally ignored on these forums and vanish into
obscurity after a time - while USELESS prophecies of alleged christian modern "prophets" and charlatans are plastered all over these boards
edit on 21/10/2011 by sHuRuLuNi because: (no reason given)