After my recent research blog about Comet Halley as a sign of endtimes, now sharing with u all an another research blog about Comet Hale-Bopp which is also a sign of endtimes but this sign is one among those signs which will appear before the appearance of IMAM MAHDI. You all will be surprise how our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had prophecised and informed his Ummah about one such Grand Sign of EndTimes Event in the Sky. But at the same time i do wonder how this Hadees/Prophecy has been left aside or ignored without deep research about it till today?
Before moving further u should remember that while understanding the Signs or Codes in the Quran or Hadees the words used in the arabic should not always be taken literal sometimes symbolical point of view need to be consider too.
حدثنا سعيد أبو عثمان عن جابرعن أبي جعفر قال
إذا بلغ العباس خراسان طلع بالمشرق القرن ذو الشفا وكان أول ما طلع بهلاك قوم نوح حين غرقهم الله وطلع في زمان إبراهيم عليه السلام حيث ألقوه في النار وحين أهلك الله فرعون ومن معه وحين قتل يحيى بن زكريا فإذا رأيتم ذلك فاستعيذوا بالله من شر الفتن ويكون طلوعه بعد انكساف الشمس والقمر ثم لا يلبثون حتى يظهر الأبقع بمصر
Abi Ja’far said: “If the Abbas reaches Khorasan, “Qarn Zu-Shifa” rises in the East. The first time it appeared was at the perishing of the people of Prophet Nooh when Allah drowned them. And it rose at the time of Prophet Ibrahim, when they cast him into fire, and when Allah caused Firaun (time of Moosa) and those with him to perish, and when Prophet Yahya son of Zakariah was killed. If you see this, seek refuge in Allah against the evilness of Fitan (strifes and tribulations). It will rise after the eclipse of the sun and the moon. Then, soon the Abqa (a man seeking to rule) in Egypt will appear.”
(Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan, Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi’s book Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 32)
“Qarn zu Shifa” rises in the east.
Now when the arabic word ‘QARN’ is literally translated into English we get the word ‘HORN’ but this very word also has another meaning which is ‘ALARM-SOUND’ in English. Now try to guess another word for ‘Alarm-Sound’… Yes its the word ‘BOP’ as in blowing the sound ‘Beep Beep Bop’. Or you can go reverse way and check the meaning of the word ‘BOP’ in an English dictionary. So the arabic word QARN symbolises the english word BOPP in this context.
Now lets move further…
When the arabic word ‘SHIFA’ is literally translated into English we get the word ‘HALE’. Yes both these words SHIFA and HALE means cure, remedy, state of well-being, free from illness.
So this prophecy of QARN zu SHIFA is nothing but the prophecy of Comet HALE-BOPP foretold 1400 years ago in Islam.
Earlier ‘Qarn zu Shifa’ had appeared during the times of Prophet Nooh, Prophet Ibrahim, Firaun during Prophet Moosa and Prophet Yahya ibn Zakariyah.
Researchers do say that the Comet Hale Bopp may have been observed by ancient Egyptians during the reign of Pharaoh Pepi I (2332–2283 BC).
‘Qarn zu Shifa will rise after the eclipse of sun and moon.
Researchers say its last Perihelion Date of Apparition was 1 April 1997. And before this Sun had eclipsed on 9th March 1997 and Moon had eclipsed on 24th March 1997. In fact on March 9th 1997 that solar eclipse in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia allowed observers there to see the comet in the daytime.
Then soon ‘Abqa’ will appear in Egypt.
I am not quiet sure about this but this Abqa which means a ‘man seeking to rule’ may be Ayman Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor and leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. But, however Allah knows the best. The Luxor massacre of 17th November 1997 possibly suggest this fact. Also, the 1995 attack on the Egyptian Embassy in Pakistan, was the Egyptian Islamic Jihad’s first success under Ayman Al- Zawahiri’s leadership.
حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد العزيز بن صالح عن علي بن رباح عن ابن مسعود قال
تكون علامة في صفر ويبتدأ نجم له ذناب
Ibn Mas’ud said: “There will be a sign in Safar and the star with a tail will begin.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan)
A sign in the month of Safar as a Star with a tail will begin.
The Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered independently on July 23, 1995 by two observers, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp. This date is in fact 24th of month Safar 1416 in Hijri Calendar.
قال الوليد وقال كعب
هو نجم يطلع من المشرق ويضيء لأهل الأرض كإضاءة القمر ليلة البدر
Ka’b said: “It is a star that rises from the East and illuminates for the people of the Earth like the illumination of a moon in a full-moon night.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan)
Comet Hale-Bopp was illuminated indeed for the people of the Earth since it was the most widely observed comet of the 20th century and one of the brightest seen for many decades and was visible to the naked eye for a record 18 months. Hale–Bopp became visible to the naked eye in May 1996. And till in January 1997 it was already bright enough to be seen by anyone who looked for it, even from large cities with light-polluted skies. And the last naked-eye observations were reported in December 1997, which meant that the comet had remained visible without aid for 569 days, or about 18 and a half months.
والحمرة والنجوم التي رأيناها ليست بالآيات إنما نجم الآيات نجم ينقلب في الآفاق في صفر أو في ربيعين أو في رجب وعند ذلك يسير خاقان بالأتراك تتبعه روم الظواهر بالرايات والصلب
Al-Walid said: “The redness and stars we have seen are not the Ayat. The star of the Ayat is a star that flips/turns in the horizons in Safar or in Rabi, or in Rajab. Once this happens, Khankan marshes the Turks; the Romans of Zawahir will follow with the banners and Crosses.”
(Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan)
These pophecy about ‘Khankan’ and ‘Zawahir’ during the apparition of Comet Hale-Bopp need to be analyse by some Experts in Islam.
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