Vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings
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Islam is the last religion to be sent to the world , every religion had proofs that authenticated its Divine source . God foreordained that Islam would be the last message to the world ,
so it must comprise many miracles that could be categorized under six categories , among them in this age , being the age of science , what is termed as the scientific miracles which science has recently proved them amazingly . let alone the scientific miracle , as we are going to talk about the unseen matters news . Prophet Mohammad had depicted and given prophecies concerning our generation and the many generation to come . In fact , these prophecies which can't be easily enumerated , have come true .
As to the miracle of the unseen news , prophet Mohammad gave a large number of them ; some of them happened during his life , others directly after his death . Every age witnessed the fulfilment some of these . The large portion of these prophecies go to our age . Insha Allah , we will tackle these in the coming studies.
Some of these prophecies , as prophet Mohammad determined , are portents of the of the doomsday . we ,now , are approaching that day according to the Devine calculation .
The miracle of the unseen tackled that the different phases of life , these tackled the social life , economic life , technological life , political strife and wars . Though there are fearful , they prove the true phrophethood of prophet Mohammad . What we are giving here are just two portents that reflect the social and economic life .The Bedouins , in the life of prophet Mohammad , used to lead a very simple life . They used to live in very simple houses out of mud and palm leaves . The discovery of oil made a revolution in every thing in the life of the Bedouin . Contrary to the life they used to lead , they ,now , live in very tall structures but even they compete in building very high structures.
Here are two Hadith ( traditional sayings of prophet Mohammad ) that talk about two prophecies that have come true .
It is narrated in Sahih Muslim that Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said to his companions ( through a long conversation about the signs of the last hour) ask me but the companions of the prophet embarrassed to ask him. Then there appeared before us a man and sat with the Apostle (peace be upon him) He knelt before him placed his palms on his thighs and said: Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Al-Islam implies that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth. He (the inquirer) said: Inform me about Iman (faith). He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, in His angels, in His Books, in His Apostles, in the Day of Judgment, and you affirm your faith in the Divine Decree about good and evil. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth. He (the inquirer) again said: Inform me about al-Ihsan (performance of good deeds). He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, for though you don't see Him, He, verily, sees you. He (the enquirer) again said: Inform me about the hour (of the Doom). He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: One who is asked knows no more than the one who is inquiring (about it). He (the inquirer) said: Tell me some of its indications. He (the Holy Prophet) said: That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and master, that you will find barefooted, destitute goat-herds vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings .
And the prophet said that five of the unseen things no one know them but Allah the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Lokman 34. And it has been narrated in the book of kanz el Ummal ( the treasury of the workers ) compiled by Almottaky Al Hendy that: Abu Hurayra said that the prophet ( peace be upon him ) said that : ( of the hour (of the doom) indications that you will find barefooted, destitute goat-herds vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings ) column 001, Book 002, Hadith Number 047. -----------------------------------------
a picture of a tall building in Arabia
Narrated By Abu Huraira : One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied, 'Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him on the Last Day, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer obligatory prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, for if you cannot see Him, be sure that He Sees you." Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, "The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents:
1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.
The Prophet then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour..." (31. 34)
Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of faith.