Life is a learning experience. Life is not so simple that it can be put into an easy formula where answers come spilling out because people and their life patterns form very complex situations that for the most part are completely unknown by even the individual himself. Therefore, the expression found in the New Testament, ‘Judge not so that you will not be judged’ is very meaningful and highly complex. Who knows precisely what an individual needs to go through in order to be saved? Allah Alone Knows for Sure and that is an ultimate fact. However, there are things to do, things clearly stated about ‘rights and wrongs’ found in the approved religious records so people are not left with any willy-nilly create your own religious pathway type of nonsense.

Geological scientists know something about this world and how very complex and dynamic it can be. One moment can be peaceful and the next horrendously terrifying. Volcanoes can sprout up out of nowhere and discussions about super tsunamis, super volcanoes, drastic weather changes, increased violent storms leading to global catastrophes go on to prove that life is dynamic. History also shows that kingdoms rise and while seemingly unconquerable can fall in a relatively short time span. So what else is new?

It is my contention that we are approaching the end of an era, the end of what I call the 4th Age of Man. Whatever symbolism or language is used is not that important. What is important is what is found in the records that deal with this topic. Frankly speaking, records like the Book of Ezekiel, a few parts of the New Testament and the more massive material contained in approved hadith literature as well as some verses in the Quran, show an era (the close of the 4th Age) to be quite a dramatic and horrific time for the people left alive during this process. In other words, it is not a few days of ‘pain’ and hurt but an extended period of suffering and depression that will envelop mankind as a whole.

The Earth is a dynamic place filled with surprises with all of its twists and turns and at times life threatening situations. Just ask the dinosaurs and other life forms which have historically ‘ruled the world’ only to find out that they were swept aside abruptly in a periodic cleansing.

Just who planned these things? Who developed these long term changes and molded these conditions on a set pathway with a set order and outcome? It definitely is not the clever species that we call man. For mankind, the laughable ‘kings’ of this world, this place we call home is a place where dreams can be lived out through the desire of starting a ‘new world order’. Hundreds of names can be used like the pharos of old, Alexander the great and Adolf Hitler. Their plans sprung forth, grew and collapsed into dust when seemingly at the height of their so-called successes; they were ‘destined’ to alter the course of history to their liking. Each one thought that they had control and could remake TRUTH in their own image and likeness. Little did they realize that they were just mere fodder in the PLAN that unfolded according to what had been set. Their desires got the best of them and they followed their desires like a dog that chases after its tail heedless but pumped up by their successes such that they believed that they could remake TRUTH in their image.

And the (unbelievers) plotted and planned and Allah too planned and the Best of Planners is Allah. Q (3:54)

The current year is 2010 and some look forward to an era of manmade glory and victory in conquering the vagaries of life while at the same time stamping ones excellence on the process such that great names can be immortalized for future reference and remembrance just exactly dreamed about by the pharos of old or the Caesars of Rome.

What stands in the way of their self-glory is their hatred of TRUTH while they are driven by their own lusts to think of themselves as something really important and indispensible instead of the misbegotten stubble that they really are. They have become deluded into thinking that they hold all the cards and they cannot see the Real Reality of existence. Hence, they are blind and oblivious to TRUTH and their humbleness of servitude to their Creator is non-existent.

Scattered throughout my books but especially found in the books, Kill The Beast, The Real Holy Grail: The Messiah on Trial and He is not My Ancestor are indications of the frailty of man’s position on this dynamic planet that man calls home. In truth, man did not originate on this planet although the ‘earthly shell’ called a human body did get scooped up from this place in the beginning and so like in a neat physics book he must conform to the perfect set of laws of that which binds him to this place but enough of that.

For the sake of brevity, I will choose one quote from the scriptures, in this case the New Testament, in order to try to capsulate on what must surely come to pass as man has raced throughout the ‘X’ number of years of his existence while reaching for a ‘golden climax’ to his supposed meaningful existence. However, laying the groundwork for this quote will be the Pure Words of the Creator Lord from the Quran:

Allah has decreed, “It is I and My apostles who must prevail” for Allah is One Full of Strength, Able to Enforce His Will. Q (58: 21)

Then leave Me alone with such as reject this Message: By degrees We shall punish them from directions they perceive not. Q (68: 44)

And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Matt. 24: 22)

Basically, the world is divided into two parts with of course gradations showing on the scale of life which can only be judged by HIM WHO ALONE CAN JUDGE in fairness. These two categories are the sons of light and the sons of darkness. What it basically boils down to from the time of father Adam (pbh) is those who attempt to follow The Way verses those who are opposed to The Way.

One has to be careful here because some have come to ‘define’ The Way but are twisted like their own souls. Let it be known now that only Allah is the Turner of the Hearts and He turns them as He Wills. In other words, some very bad people have turned into very good ones but that is life and a man should concentrate on his own essence rather than seeing his neighbor’s deficiencies unless the law is being broken.

The book, Kill The Beast, has raised an issue about billions of people dying in a relatively short time frame which seems to many a very drastic and improbable occurrence. Also, inside this book is a description that boggles the mind of civilization being literally taken apart by the seams and having men reduced to animal-like behavior.

Let us take a recent example of what occurred on the island of Haiti. Remember the devastation the earthquake caused, how many people were displaced and the human suffering that came about and is still continuing. In spite of many countries coming to Haiti’s rescue by pouring in food, various supplies and other help, the country still remains under depression. Even with massive aid flowing into the country, corruptions of all sorts have still raised its ugly head which of course one can expect from the human predator elements.

Imagine, however, what Haiti would look like if no aid arrived. Civilized law and order would soon breakdown and most men would revert to the law of the jungle in a fight for survival which sometimes descends into a kill or be killed situation with all sorts of depraved actions taking place.

The New Testament quote mentioned above can be used to show a planet under attack from all sides and all territories whereby man is thrown into a state of near total decay and no one country being able to step in and help the other. This is NOT a scenario whereby an instantaneous destruction takes place but like a musical score it builds to a crescendo until the people are reduced to live in a world seemingly bent on wiping out all life forms except the cockroach and a few patches of vegetation.

Besides the violent climate changes, earthquakes and whatnot, we have some of man’s greedy nature to contend with, which as history has pointed out, shows that there has never been a lack of strong armed thugs who in the guise of desiring peace and harmony create mass murder, death, destruction and hardships on others so that their personal philosophies may be followed by eliminating those who would oppose their way. One way of climbing out of being destitute under this system is to ‘valiantly’ show the ‘thug’ how industrious one can be by eliminating the competition. This means that people opposed to such depravity must be taken care of, made an example of and sent to their so-called final resting place. Prison, torture and death are no strangers to this planet.

With the birds singing and the weather being nice, it is hard to imagine these things especially since certain world powers and world organizations are busy trying to hold this planet together. Therefore, talk of elimination of certain ‘states’ rightfully or wrongfully are looked down upon by mostly civilized men. So men seem to have a plan by which a certain gentlemen-like order will remain intact or so they would hope. Anyway, whatever happened to the great delusional dream of man after he went through such a degrading but learning process of World War I? It was supposed to be ‘the war to end all wars’ – so much for man’s fairytales!

Man can’t be perfect in stopping the spread of nuclear weapons for all time to come and he certainly can’t stop the planet Earth from throwing up its many natural disasters one after the other as it is commanded nor can he keep this ‘living planet’ which serves its Creator Lord from cleaning itself. In fact that ‘powerhouse’ known as man, seems to be sitting on a very precarious ‘log’ as they say in English but unfortunately for him his collective ego doesn’t seem to realize it very much. Even if he could control things on this Earth, which is a laughable idea, the very Sun, asteroids and comets will do their respective jobs but only when told to do so by the One Who made them.

So, we can take another look at the above quote from Matthew and get yet another feel for man’s vulnerability. Sometimes he comes through with flying colors and sometimes he debases himself being lower than an animal.

Or do you think that most of them listen or understand? They are only like cattle; no, they are further astray from the Way. Q (25: 44)

All of this was said to bolster what has been written in, Kill The Beast, and other places so that it may be possible to slow down and take note of what must surely come to pass. It is nothing more than a simple contest of wills and a desire to open the door of the heart and humbly submit as in desiring to bow down to His Will under the conditions that He Himself has set. For an egotist or arrogant person that will be impossible but for the ‘aware’ but non-perfect human being that is attainable for those who put their trust in Allah.

A look at the current situation

The world historically has always been divided according to certain spheres of influence. This explains when rival systems or competition between certain powers take place, why there have been so many wars. It is the old familiar dog eat dog world of ‘what is mine is mine and what is yours will also be mine’ mentality.

Currently the world is divided into several kingdoms that have no desire of becoming extinct. These divisions consist of the up and coming Chinese who have launched themselves into a course of market domination, the Russians with thoughts of Stalinism coming back, the Europeans with a little bit of ‘old world’ highhandedness and the American spend-it-all influences. Each of these sectors has something to prove.

The contest is like 4 big beasts sitting at a table together watching and waiting intently for someone to stumble. After the stumbling with a little covert push of course and after a few crocodile tears, life continues with someone happily filling the void and flexing their muscles a little bit more. No real overt kicking is permitted in this club or such a war may start that will end both the victor and the vanquished. However, a little nudging is acceptable if one of the ‘spheres’ happens to be near the cliffs edge.

America has so far been the leader of influence in the pack but something is happening over there that just doesn’t sound right. Neither Republicans nor Democrats can stop the ‘money leak’ or else chaos would be the result so it looks like death by economic implosion seemingly is around the corner in a few decades. America is pinning its hopes for the future in future developments that like a miracle will ‘bailout’ the gross waste of decades. To put it bluntly, the world is not a kind place when it comes to pinning one’s hope on staying afloat when the hull has been irreparably breached.

If the planet Earth would change allegiance from the One God to America, no doubt America would sail on for centuries as the ‘guiding light’ of civilization. However, the Earth has its own instructions and will do what it is told. In other words, when it is time to shake and shiver, it will take down countries and people targeted for the purpose. Why? It is getting ready for a new age that was promised which can be called a paradise on Earth and it will be a no nonsense place with no ‘hidden scheming’ agendas filled with trite expressions, backstabbing initiatives or immoral alliances.

Have you not turned your thought to one who disputed with Abraham about his Lord because Allah had granted him power? Abraham said, “My Lord is He Who gives life and death.” He (the arrogant man) said, “I give life and death.” Said Abraham, “But it is Allah that causes the Sun to rise from the East. (Now) you cause it to rise from the West.” Thus was he confounded who (in arrogance) rejected Faith. Nor does Allah give guidance to a people unjust.

Q (2: 258)

However that may be, a lesson from Hitler still applies. When he was losing the war, he pressed on. When the war was lost, he pressed on. When the ‘enemy’ was only a mile from his final headquarters, he still had his hopes. When the enemy was about knocking on his door, he committed suicide because the game was over. The game was over before he even started the war but so much for the wisdom or folly of man.

Allah gave a promise and it won’t be put off. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary (pbh) will not be constrained except for the Gog and Magog period but that filth will be eradicated after a short time. So the world is getting itself ready by moving in that ‘cleansing’ direction whereby billions of people will die in a short period of time.

What is that short period of time and how can we be sure billions of people will die? Allah alone knows best about these things. We do have indications in Islam about the dynamics of this period. We also know that even in times of tranquility, many people die a natural death every day throughout the whole world.  Add the other types of death through disease, starvation and all sorts of villainy and one can see how the numbers keep going up. Throw in massive destructive forces affecting the entire world, the collapse of earthly governments, the opportunistic hangers-on who are predators and the elimination of the Gog and Magog and the number of humans that will die rises dramatically.

What is this short period of time? It has been called the time when the ‘Great Signs’ of the HOUR approach and one can go back to the quote from Matthew and get even more of a complete picture of what is being said.

The following is taken from the book, Kill The Beast, page 30.

Abu Huraira reported God’s Messenger as saying, “When … learning is acquired for other than a religious purpose, a man obeys his wife and is unfilial towards his mother, brings his friend near and drives his father off, … singing girls and stringed instruments make their appearance, wines are drunk, and the last members of this people curse the first ones, look at that time for a violent wind, an earthquake, being swallowed up by the earth, metamorphosis, pelting rain, and signs following one another like bits of a necklace falling one after the other when its string is cut.  (Tirmidhi transmitted it.)

Abu Huraira reported God’s Messenger as saying, ” The Last Hour will not come before … earthquakes are abundant, the time becomes short, dissensions appear and there is much harj, which means slaughter, … before a man passes another’s grave and expresses the desire that he were in his place, and before the sun rises in its place of setting.  Then when it rises and people see it they will all believe, but that is a time when a soul will not be benefited by faith it did not have before, or acquire any good from its faith.  (Bukhari and Muslim)

It is generally agreed that the expression ‘signs following one another like bits of a necklace falling one after the other when its string is cut’ refers to the compressed time period featuring the major Signs of the Last Hour. It is also agreed that there is much thought (study) that goes into these expressions in order to get the more complete impact about the conditions taking place. In other words, it’s not just death on paper but a dynamic period of woe and for the whole world at large affecting everything from trade to living standards.

Other expressions of hadith literature discuss the drastic reduction of the Arab population, ideological warfare and the complete helplessness of man as if man was on the brink of annihilation but that has been recorded elsewhere.

The ‘short period of time’ spoken about is known only by Allah but it can be guessed as less than ten years between its start and its completion with the total destruction of the Gog and Magog. Taken together with the above quote from Matthew and more awareness about the situation comes to light.

What can a person do besides the obvious declaration of TRUTH? With patience and understanding and cleansing of the heart comes the awareness of the following verses in Allah’s Pure Word the Quran.

This too takes some studious thought but the meaning is clear enough. So what can people do? It is obvious that people have to be patient. It is also obvious that they have to refresh their remembrance of Him Who created all things and know that His Mercy and Forgiveness are always in reach to those who seek for it in earnestness if they are true to themselves.

Whatever misfortune happens to you is because of the things your hands have wrought and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness. Q (42: 30)

Patiently then, persevere for the Promise of Allah is True and ask forgiveness for your fault … Q (40: 55)

The Home of the Hereafter We shall give to those who intend no high-handedness or mischief on earth and the end is (best) for the righteous.

Q (28: 83)