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16) Storming the Kaaba and the Subsequent Bloodshed

 

The year in which he (Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will emerge, people will perform hajj together and gather without an imam. The Hajjis will be looted, and there will be a battle at Mina in which many will be slain and blood will flow until it runs over the Jamra al-'Aqaba. [Jamra: a stone pillar representing satan that is stoned during the pilgrimage.] (Narrated by `Amr ibn Shu`ayb, al-Hakim and Nu`aym ibn Hammad, Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 169)

 

 

People make pilgrimage without an imam leading them. Big wars break out when they come down to Mina, and they are entwined just the way dogs entwine, and tribes attack each other. This strife is so widespread that legs are buried in lakes of blood.(Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 35)

 

 

The phrase "the year in which he will emerge" draws attention to a massacre that will occur on the date of Hazrat Mahdi's (as) emergence. In 1979, a massacre very like this one occurred during the raid on the Kaaba, which took place during the pilgrimage month on the first day of Hijri 1400 (21 November 1979).


 

The hadiths also mention bloodshed. The killing of 30 people during the clashes between Saudi soldiers and militants during the raid confirms the rest of this hadith.

Seven years after this attack, an even bloodier event took place during the Hajj on Hijri 1407: 402 people were killed in attacks on pilgrims demonstrating in the streets, and much blood was spilled. Muslims committed terrible sins by killing each other (the Saudi troops and the Iranian pilgrims) beside al-Bayt-al Mu`addham (the Kaaba). These bloody incidents bear a close resemblance to the climate described in the relevant hadiths:

 

The Prophet (saas) said: "There will be a voice in Ramadan, a noise in Shawwal, and war between the tribes in the month of Dhu al-Qa`dah. Pilgrims will be despoiled. There will be a war in Mina in which many will die, to such an extent that so much blood will flow as to leave the stones there in a lake of blood." (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi, p. 31)

There will be a voice in Ramadan, and a voice in Shawwal. In Dhu al-Qa`dah, the tribes will fight one another. In Dhu al-Hijjah, pilgrims will be despoiled. In Muharram, there will be a shout from the sky: "Take heed. Such a person is of the auspicious ones of the people of Allah. Listen to and obey him." (Ahmad Diya ad-Din al-Kamushkhanawi, Ramuz al-Ahadith, 2:518, no. 5)

 

 

 

There will be rebellion in Shawwal, talk of war in Dhu al-Qa`dah, and an act of war in Dhu al-Hijjah. Pilgrims will be despoiled, and their blood will flow [over the Kaaba]. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 166)

In the month of Dhu al-Qa`dah, the tribes will wage war, pilgrims will be kidnapped, and there will be bloody wars.(Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi, p. 34)

There come the cries of war in [the month of] Shawwal with the outbreak of war, massacre, and carnage in [the month of] Dhu al-Hijjah. The pilgrims are plundered in this month, the streets cannot be crossed because of the [amount of] blood shed, and religious prohibitions are violated. Great sins are committednear al-Bayt al-Mu`addham [the Kaaba]. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi, p. 37)

 

"... Great sins will be committed in Bayt al-Muaddham."

This hadith draws attention to the incidents that will occur not in Bayt al-Muaddham (Kaaba) but close to it. The incidents during the month of Dhul al-Hijja (pilgrimage season) of the Hijri year 1407 actually took place near the Kaaba, and not inside it, unlike the event of Hijri 1400. The first incident that we narrated at the beginning occurred on Hijri Muharram 1, 1400 in Bayt al-Muaddham (Kaaba) itself. Both incidents happened just as the hadiths indicated that they would.

It is no mere coincidence that two such major events as bloodshed in the Kaaba and the killing of pilgrims, as reported in the hadiths, are taking place one after the other in the period when all portents regarding Hazrat Mahdi (saas) are coming true.

When we analyse the expressions in the hadith, it is seen that there are portents regarding important events related to the same period.

"[There will be] act of war and carnage in [the month of] Dhu al-Hijja."

The fact that this war and conflict is discussed together with the killing of pilgrims shows that these events will take place in the same period of time. During that same period, the Iran-Iraq war broke out, and the world saw the worst fighting and disorder in the Middle East.

- There come the cries of war in [the month of] Shawwal...

This may be a reference to tension in the Persian Gulf, heightened tension between Iran and the United States, and a state of war.

  1) Portents of Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) Coming Taking Place One After the Other
2) The Proliferation of Corruption
3) Widespread Slaughter Before Hazrat Mahdi (as) Comes
4) The Global Pervasiveness of Disorder and Conflict
5) Strife In Which Even Women and Children Are Slaughtered
6) Financial Crisis Is One of the Signs of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
7) The Increased Oppression of Muslims
8) The Destruction of Masjids and Mosques
9) Religious Prohibitions (Haram) Gain Acceptance
10) The Open Denial of Allah (Surely Allah Is Beyond That)
11) The Iran-Iraq War
12) The Occupation of Afghanistan
13) Stopping the Flow of the Euphrates
14) Solar and Lunar Eclipses During Ramadan
15) The Rise of a Comet
16) Storming the Kaaba and the Subsequent Bloodshed
17) Sighting a Flare In the East
18) The Explosion of the Tanker “Independenta” In 1979 In Istanbul
19) An Increase In the Number of False Prophets
20) The Use of Religion for Personal Ends
21) The Occurrance of Great And Astonishing Events
22) A Sign Out of the Sun
23) The Destruction of Great Cities
24) An Increase In the Number of Earthquakes
25) The Taking Place of a Major Event
26) Emergence of a Two-Tailed Comet
27) An Image Shaped Like a Hand In Space
28) Severe Floods
29) Bird and Swine Flu
30) A Rise In Lightning Strikes
31) The Destruction of Baghdad by Flames
32) Vanishing of Iraqi Army In the Desert
33) The Iraqis Will be Left Penniless
34) Sanctions Against Iraq and Sham
35) The Reconstruction of Iraq
36) Corruption In Sham
37) The Killing of Innocent Children
38) The People of Iraq Fleeing Northwards to Sham
39) Disorder In Sham, Iraq And Arabia
40) A Great War Between the Tigris and Euphrates
41) Division Iraq Into Three
 
 
 
 

 

 

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