Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 21: The End of Time scenarios have no scientific or scriptural basis.  

December 21, 2012 is not far. The speculations that began from 1975 will come to an end on the night of the day described by many as the most significant day in human history. A wide range of eschatological beliefs are under discussion all over the world. The day is the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoarmerican Long Count Calendar and various people have proposed various astronomical alignments and numerological formulare.
Some say that from December 21 a new physical or spiritual transformation will take place in our world and a new ear would begin. Others say that on December the world would come to an end or some major catastrophe would occur. Some even suggest that Earth will collide with a planet called Nibiru.
These ideas have no basis in the scientific world or in the scriptures. NASA has rejected the dooms day scenarios and the Quran and the Bible are unanimous that that the end is known only to Allah, the Almighty.
Those who are promoting the dooms day scenarios have no idea of what they are talking about. If the world is coming to an end on that day, then no one would be there to appreciate their predictions and if the world continues to exist, they would be exposed one more time. But such predictions have been falsified hundreds of times and these people have not learned about it.
Those who are looking for the signs of the end time also do not think much about what they are talking about. Even if we knew for sure that the world is coming to an end on December 21, we cannot do much about it except getting ready for that day. But isn’t it that we should all be prepared to leave this world anytime. Once we are gone, it makes no difference to us whether we left this world individually or with everyone else.
We had the same hype about the end of the world in 2000 and then someone predicted the end in May 2012 or in October 2011. Nothing happened. Yet people still believe in these meaningless and useless talks.
The reality is that each one of us should be prepared to leave this world regardless of our age and health at any time. As a Muslim, we believe that the death would not be an end of life. Rather we would be raised once again to face the consequences of our actions in this world. We should keep that simple guidance in our mind and organize our life accordingly.
When the end will come, none of us will be there to know that the end has occurred.

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