As a Muslim I do not pay much attention about current media frenzies’ claim that this world will be end by the year 2012.
Because all the things are created by Allah SWT.Not only the mankind but the whole Universe will meet their expiry date one day. That is known to us as Tawheed that is ,all Muslims have to believe as the fundamentals of Islam.
That day is known as Yawn Al Qiuamah “The Day of Resurrection” that will be Allah’s final assessment of humanity.
Let me tell you something very simple. Everything that you see around you has its own expiry date like the medicines over the shelf of your home. Only difference is that we know the expiry date of certain things and we do not know for the most of them, including our own expiry dates.
No one knows exactly when a person is going to die. Allah keeps it secret to all of us.
The same law applies to the expiry date of this Universe including the very minute planet known as Earth that we are living in the Universe. But for those who do not believe the Creator and the Day of Judgment face very serious spiritual issues such as frustration or looking for ways to survive in such Scenario.
I would like to highlight and compare the view of the materialists and Muslims on today’s topic “Will this world end on 2012?” in this post.
Lets look at the case of Mr Geryl who has decided to quit his job to prepare to survive the Apocalypse.
That’s because Geryl believes the world as we know it will end in 2012. He points to the ancient Maya cyclical calendars, the longest of which last renewed itself approximately 5,125 years ago and is set to end again, supposedly with catastrophic consequences, in 2012. He speaks of the ancient Egyptians, who, he claims, saw 2012 as a year of great change too. And he points to science: NASA predicts a sharp increase in the number of sunspots and sun flares for 2012, he said, sure to cause electrical failures and satellite disruptions.
There are thousands of websites offering survival tips, selling things from A to Z which they claim is useful for the day this world would end. Even Hollywood is making cash by releasing movie like“2012”.
For the Muslims, the message is very clear about the end of this world and the Universe.
No one knows that day. For an Ordinary Muslim who read the Holy Quran and understand the following verses will keep his faith only on Allah, the Creator of the Universe.
“Yet man still wants to deny what is ahead of him,
asking when is the day of rising?
But when the eyesight is dazzled,
and the moon is eclipsed,
and the sun and moon are fused together,
On the day man will say “Where can I run?”
No indeed there will be no safe place.
Quran 75:5 – 11
Allah clearly stated what will happen on that day;
“ When the stars are extinguished,
when heavens is split open ,
when the mountains are pulverized,
when the Messenger’s time is appointed-
until what Day is that deferred?
Until the day of decision,
And what will teach you,
What the day of Decision is?
When the sky is split apart,
When the stars are strewn about,
When the seas flood and overflow,
When the graves are emptied out,
Each self will know,
What it has sent and left behind.
The purpose of writing this post is to share the view of an ordinary Muslim, regarding such a rumors and news. Muslims know that our earth and our lives are not eternal here. We are here temporarily for the test. The test from Allah SWT for all of us to determine who are the best people among his creation.
In other words, those who do good will be willingly waiting for the Day of Judgment for the rewards.Those who do mistake but repent and ask for forgiveness will be waiting for that day with the “Hope” as Allah’s attributes always begin as all Merciful and the Forgiver.
Allah knows the best,
Kyaw Kyaw Oo