End of the World is Not Hidden*
[20:15] “The Hour (end of the world) is surely coming; I will keep it almost hidden. For each soul must be paid for its works.
[20:16] “Do not be diverted therefrom by those who do not believe in it— those who pursue their own opinions—lest you fall.
[20:17] “What is this in your right hand, Moses?”
[20:18] He said, “This is my staff. I lean on it, herd my sheep with it, and I use it for other purposes.”
[20:19] He said, “Throw it down, Moses.”
[20:20] He threw it down, whereupon it turned into a moving serpent.
[20:21] He said, “Pick it up; do not be afraid. We will return it to its original state.
[20:22] “And hold your hand under your wing; it will come out white without a blemish; another proof.
[20:23] “We thus show you some of our great portents.
[20:24] “Go to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed.”
[20:25] He said, “My Lord, cool my temper.
[20:26] “And make this matter easy for me.
[20:27] “And untie a knot from my tongue.
[20:28] “So they can understand my speech.
[20:29] “And appoint an assistant for me from my family.
[20:30] “My brother Aaron.
[20:31] “Strengthen me with him.
[20:32] “Let him be my partner in this matter.
[20:33] “That we may glorify You frequently.
[20:34] “And commemorate You frequently.
[20:35] “You are Seer of us.”
[20:36] He said, “Your request is granted, O Moses.
[20:37] “We have blessed you another time.
[20:38] “When we revealed to your mother what we revealed.
[20:39] “Saying: ‘Throw him into the box, then throw him into the river. The river will throw him onto the shore, to be picked up by an enemy of Mine and an enemy of his.’ I showered you with love from Me, and I had you made before My watchful eye.
[20:40] “Your sister walked to them and said, ‘I can tell you about a nursing mother who can take good care of him.’ We thus returned you to your mother, that she may be happy and stop worrying. And when you killed a soul, we saved you from the grievous consequences; indeed we tested you thoroughly. You stayed years with the people of Midyan, and now you have come back in accordance with a precise plan.
[20:41] “I have made you just for Me.
[20:42] “Go with your brother, supported by My signs, and do not waver in remembering Me.
[20:43] “Go to Pharaoh, for he transgressed.
[20:44] “Speak to him nicely; he may take heed, or become reverent.”
[20:45] They said, “Our Lord, we fear lest he may attack us, or transgress.”
[20:46] He said, “Do not be afraid, for I will be with you, listening and watching.
[20:47] “Go to him and say, ‘We are two messengers from your Lord. Let the Children of Israel go. You must refrain from persecuting them. We bring a sign from your Lord, and peace is the lot of those who heed the guidance.
[20:48] “‘We have been inspired that the retribution will inevitably afflict those who disbelieve and turn away.'”
[20:49] He said, “Who is your Lord, O Moses.”
[20:50] He said, “Our Lord is the One who granted everything its existence, and its guidance.”
[20:51] He said, “What about the past generations?”
[20:52] He said, “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord never errs, nor does He forget.”
[20:53] He is the One who made the earth habitable for you, and paved in it roads for you. And He sends down from the sky water with which we produce many different kinds of plants.
[20:54] Eat and raise your livestock. These are sufficient proofs for those who possess intelligence.*
[20:55] From it we created you, into it we return you, and from it we bring you out once more.
[20:56] We showed him all our proofs, but he disbelieved and refused.
[20:57] He said, “Did you come here to take us out of our land with your magic, O Moses?
[20:58] “We will surely show you similar magic. Therefore, set an appointment that neither we, nor you will violate; in a neutral place.”
[20:59] He said, “Your appointed time shall be the day of festivities. Let us all meet in the forenoon.”
[20:60] Pharaoh summoned his forces, then came.
[20:61] Moses said to them, “Woe to you. Do you fabricate lies to fight GOD and thus incur His retribution? Such fabricators will surely fail.”
[20:62] They disputed among themselves, as they conferred privately.
[20:63] They said, “These two are no more than magicians who wish to take you out of your land with their magic, and to destroy your ideal way of life.
[20:64] “Let us agree upon one scheme and face them as a united front. The winner today will have the upper hand.”
[20:65] They said, “O Moses, either you throw, or we will be the first to throw.”
[20:66] He said, “You throw.” Whereupon, their ropes and sticks appeared to him, because of their magic, as if they were moving.
[20:67] Moses harbored some fear.
[20:68] We said, “Have no fear. You will prevail.
[20:69] “Throw what you hold in your right hand, and it will swallow what they fabricated. What they fabricated is no more than the scheming of a magician. The magician’s work will not succeed.”
*20:15 The end of the world is given in the Quran, God’s final message (15:87).
*20:54 Those who possess intelligence appreciate the fact that we are astronauts who were launched into space on this ‘Spaceship Earth.’ God provided us with renewable food, water, pets, wildlife, and livestock, as we embark on this temporary space odyssey. Compare God’s provisions to ‘Spaceship Earth’ with the provisions we give to our astronauts (Appendix 7).
God keeps knowledge about the end of the world almost hidden:
[27:66] In fact, their knowledge concerning the Hereafter is confused. In fact, they harbor doubts about it. In fact, they are totally heedless thereof.
[15:87] We have given you the seven pairs, and the great Quran.
[79:43] It is not you (Muhammad) who is destined to announce its time.
[43:61] He is to serve as a marker for knowing the end of the world,* so you can no longer harbor any doubt about it. You shall follow Me; this is the right path.
Almost: Arabic: 28:10, 42:5, 67:8, 9:117, 17:74, 27:72, 18:93, 43:52, 24:40, 2:20, 19:90, 24:35, 17:76
20:14 – 15 is the ideal response when people ask about individuals who are not aware of God’s message. That the knowledge of these people is with God.
20:18 – Whatever we lean on we can through it down and God will support us
[22:15] If anyone thinks that GOD cannot support him in this life and in the Hereafter, let him turn completely to (his Creator in) heaven, and sever (his dependence on anyone else). He will then see that this plan eliminates anything that bothers him.
20:25 – God removes our temper when we are righteous:
[9:14] You shall fight them, for GOD will punish them at your hands, humiliate them, grant you victory over them, and cool the chests of the believers. [9:15] He will also remove the rage from the believers’ hearts. GOD redeems whomever He wills. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.
Sura 94: Cooling the Temper (Al-Sharrhh) [94:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful [94:1] Did we not cool your temper? [94:2] And we unloaded your load (of sins). [94:3] One that burdened your back. [94:4] We exalted you to an honorable position. [94:5] With pain there is gain. [94:6] Indeed, with pain there is gain. [94:7] Whenever possible you shall strive. [94:8] Seeking only your Lord.
If we have a temper problem is it possible to remove this deficiency through will power alone?
Alcoholism used to be an incurable disease until Bill Wilson and the 12 step program:
- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Moses seems to be suffering from imposter syndrome when he first spoke with God
Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. The term was coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. While early research focused on the prevalence among high-achieving women, impostor syndrome has been found to affect both men and women, in roughly equal numbers.
What does it mean in 20:41 when God says “I made you just for Me” to Moses?
God could take the most persecuted of a society (a baby that was sentenced to death) and have them topple the most affluent and powerful in a society.
(from: Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)
End Of The World
|(God is) the Knower of the future;
He does not permit anyone to unveil such knowledge.
Only through the messengers that He chooses
does He reveal future and past events. [ 72:27 ]
Among the duties charged to me as God’s Messenger of the Covenant is unveiling the end of the world (Page 415). We learn from 18:7-8 and 69:13-15 that this world will come to an end. A new earth and new heavens will replace the present heavens and earth (14:48).
Signs of the Approaching End of the World
The Quran provides many signs, and states that the means for unveiling the end of the world have been given (47:18). The signs given in the Quran include:
- The splitting of the moon: This already happened in June 1969 when we landed on the moon and brought back moon rocks. People on earth can go now to many museums, colleges and observatories to look at pieces of the moon.
- Discovering the Quran’s 19-based mathematical code(74:30-37): Fulfilled in 1969-1974.
- The creature(27:82): “Made from the earth, it alerts the people that they have been oblivious to their Creator.” The Creature, made from the earth, did appear and was instrumental in unveiling the Quran’s numerical code, and proclaiming that the world has neglected God’s message; the creature is the computer. Note that the digits that make up 27:82add up to 19.
- Appearance of God’s Messenger of the Covenant(3:81): As detailed in Appendix 2, a consolidating messenger, prophesied in the Quran, comes after all the prophets have delivered the scriptures, to purify and unify. This prophecy was fulfilled in Ramadan 1408.
- The Smoke(44:10): occurs after God’s Messenger of the Covenant has delivered the unified message and proclaimed Submission (Islam) as the only religion acceptable by God.
- Gog and Magog: they re-appear, in accordance with God’s plan, in the year 1700 AH (2271 AD). Gog and Magog are mentioned in 18:94and 21:96. If you count the verses from 18:94to the end of Sura 18, you find them 17. If you count the verses from 21:96 to the end of Sura 21, you find them also 17. This is the Quran’s sign that Gog and Magog will re-appear in 1700 AH.
It Will Not Remain Hidden [20:15]
Verse 15 of Sura 20 informs us that the end of the world will be revealed by God before the end of the world, and Sura 15, Verse 87, gives the time for that event:
|We have given you the seven pairs, and the great Quran. [ 15:87 ]|
The seven pairs are the 14 Quranic Initials. The total gematrical value of these profound pillars of the Quran’s miracle pinpoints the year of the end of the world. It is noteworthy that Verse 85 of Sura 15 states: “The end of the world will surely come to pass.” The next verse, 15:86, tells us that God is the Creator of this world, and, of course, He knows when it will end. The following verse, 15:87, tells us when the world will end. As shown in Table 1, the gematrical values of “The Seven Pairs” of Quranic Initials total 1709 (see also Table 1 of Appendix 1). According to 15:87, the world will survive for 1709 lunar years from the time this prophecy is stated in the Quran. This means that the world will end in the year 1710 AH. This number is a multiple of 19; 1710 = 19×90.
Table 1: Total Gematrical Value of “The Seven Pairs” of Quranic Initials
|Quranic Initial||Gematrical Value|
The unveiling of this information took place in the year 1400 AH, 309 years before the prophesied end of the world (1709-1400=309). The number 309 is a Quranic number (18:25), and is connected with the end of the world (18:21). The peculiar way of writing 309 in 18:25, “Three hundred years, increased by nine,” indicates that the 309 are lunar years. The difference between 300 solar years and 300 lunar years is 9 years.
The year of this discovery, 1400 AH, coincided with 1980 AD, and 1980 plus 300 solar years is 2280, also a multiple of 19, 19×120. Thus the world ends in 1710 AH, 19×90, which coincides with 2280 AD, 19×120. For the disbelievers who do not accept these powerful Quranic proofs, the end of the world will come suddenly (6:31, 44, 47; 7:95, 187; 12:107; 21:40, 22:55; 26:202; 29:53; 39:55; 43:66; and 47:18).
While Hadith is forbidden as a source of religious teachings (Appendix 19), it can be a useful source of history. We can derive a lot of information about historical events and local customs and traditions during the early centuries of Islam. The books of Hadith indicate that the Quranic Initials were believed to determine the life span of the Muslim Ummah. The classic exegesis by Al-Baydaawy cites the following historical event as a possible explanation of the Quranic Initials. The same event is detailed in Al-Suyooty’s ITQAAN, First Printing, 1318 AH, Vol 2, Page 10:
The Jews of Medina went to the Prophet and said, “Your Quran is initialed with A.L.M., and these Initials determine the life span of your religion. Since `A’ is 1, `L’ is 30, and `M’ is 40, this means that your religion will survive only 71 years.” Muhammad said, “We also have A.L.M.S.” They said, “The `A’ is 1, the `L’ is 30, the `M’ is 40, and the `S’ is 90. This adds up to 161. Do you have anything else?” The Prophet said, “Yes, A.L.M.R.” They said, “This is longer and heavier; the `A’ is 1, `L’ is 30, `M’ is 40, and `R’ is 200, making the total 271.” They finally gave up, saying, “We do not know how many of these Initials he was given!” [Al-Suyuty’s Famous Reference ITQAAN]
Although this narration is well known, many scholars have been reluctant to accept the unmistakable connection between the Quranic Initials and the end of the world. They could not bring themselves to deal with this subject for the simple reason that the calculation makes the end of the world, and judgment, a reality.