Date: February 15, 2013 (the date when the asteroid DA14 is expected to approach the earth)
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
A ball of flame from the sky is speeding in the world’s atmosphere. And people are about to notice that in a matter of seconds…
And now, the pieces of the exploded meteor are raining down on the city, with blinding speed, and are caught on camera, hitting everywhere, buildings, cars, roads. The Russian Internal Affairs Ministry reported that 950 people were injured, 200 of them children. The amount of glass broken due to the meteor shower was reported to be equal to the size of 110 football fields.
However the falling meteor parts weren’t coming from the DA 14 that had a diameter of 40 meters. As the telescopes were scanning the skies for days for DA14, another one came unnoticed and took the world off-guard, with its impressive diameter of 17 meters.
This very clearly shows us that the world is under constant protection due to very sensitive balances and it also served a great reminder of the scale of the danger our earth is facing.
In fact, there are some 1300 meteors with a diameter bigger than 140 meters that could possibly hit the earth. However, only 20-30 percent of these meteors which are classified as PHA, could be detected. It is difficult to detect their orbit because as they approach the earth, their orbit changes due to the changing gravity.
Moreover, the scientists are still yet to find a way to stop an asteroid. In addition to the consequences of the impact, the dust cloud after the strike can rise up and block sunrays from reaching the earth. This means the end of the life on earth.
Another potentially hazardous object is asteroid RQ36. This asteroid has a possibility of striking the earth after 2100 and for the moment, the possibility is one in a thousandth. RQ36 457 was discovered in 1999 and has a strong impact force.
Even a small meteor shower that lasted only two minutes injured some 1000 people, caused huge damage and showed us of the vast damage an asteroid like RQ36 could inflict. This meteor shower was another astonishing aspect of the end of the times and made it loud and clear that we cannot ignore the danger.
Allah explains in the 44th verse of the surah At-Tur that some people will continue to act like even such extraordinary events are not important: “If they saw a lump of heaven falling down, they would just say, ‘Banked-up clouds!’.”
Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) said that in the end of the times, such extraordinary things will happen:
From Aysha (RTA): «AT THE END OF THIS COMMUNITY, it will collapse AND CHANGE APPEARANCE and stones will rain down...» (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 111)
IN THE END TIMES THERE WILL BE COLLAPSE AND STONES WILL RAIN DOWN, and people will no longer look human. (Sahl Ibn Saad, Ramuz Al Ahadith, Vol. 2, p. 302/8)
Clearly, the meteor shower in Russia is another sign showing that we are living in the end of the times, before the judgment day. Hundreds of other signs like this, told by Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) had already come true.
How is the judgment day going to be like?
All these signs that show we are living in the end of the times prior to the judgment day, and all these events also herald the appearance of Hz. Mahdi (AS) and the descend of Prophet Jesus (AS) to the world, and the reign of Islamic moral values in the world. As described in the hadiths of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) the reign of Islamic morals in the world will last from 7 to 9 years and after this Golden Age, people will lose their faith one more time and go completely astray, worse than ever. They will tear down Kaaba. They will destroy all copies of Quran and in the words of Bediuzzaman ‘The Quran, which is like the brain of the earth, will be raised up to the heavens’. Very few faithful people left in the world, will continue to live in hiding and defeated. And a couple of years before the judgment day, all of those faithful people will be taken, too. They will pass away with a beautiful breeze having a pleasant fragrance, and then the judgment day will break loose on the unbelievers.
Bediuzzaman, based on Quranic verses, said that the judgment day will happen with an asteroid or a meteor striking the earth in Risale-I Nur Collection:
On the Day the first blast shudders,
and the second blast follows it,
hearts that Day will be pounding
and eyes will be cast down.
They will say, ‘Are we to be restored to how we were?
Bediuzzaman said that the asteroid will strike the earth, pierce through it with the impact affecting the whole world. Also this impact will change the direction of the rotation of the earth. Then asteroid, because of its altered orbit, will boomerang and strike the earth for a second time. The earth will start spinning from east to west, while it was previously west to east. This will make the sun rise from the west rather than east and another sign of the judgment day, described by Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) will have come true.
Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, based on the dates he worked out with abjad calculations and saying that ‘Allah knows the best’, estimated that the judgment day will probably be in 2120, after the impact. This great impact will horrify people, tear out the mountains, set the seas on fire. As soon as the judgment day breaks loose, the terror will be so strong, it will feel like a dagger into the hearts of the unbelievers and they will start running around senseless, not knowing what they are doing. After a short while, the life on earth will come to an end completely and there won’t be any traces of the civilizations once there.
Now the question that must be answered is… Could RQ36 be the asteroid mentioned in Quran that will start the judgment day?
Surely, Allah knows the best...
New NASA Mission to Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130208112058.htm