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BY THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE SALAWATIA MUSLIM MISSION OF GHANA

SHEIHU RASHID HUSSAIN SALWAT

(QUTUB AZ-ZAMAAN)

YEAR OF PROPHET YAQUB, WITH EFFECT FROM TUESDAY,December, 6, 2011

 

INTRODUCTION:

We give thanks to God and pray for peace and blessings to be upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his household. God taught man by the Pen and taught him what he knew not (Q 96:1-5). The mystery of knowledge was conferred on man and he was thus charged with the mystic meaning of everything including particular qualities of Feelings and Love.

Among the mystic meanings of knowledge is “Ayaam ul-Lah”, or “Days of Allah”. It also means (the unfolding of the scriptures). The Islamic concept of unfolding the scriptures is as old as time itself. In Quran 45: 14 we are told; “Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not believe in the Days of Allah: it is His responsibility to reward each People according to what they have earned.” Also in Quran 14:5 it says; “We sent Musah (AS) with Our Signs commanding him to, “bring out his people from the depth of ignorance into the light of knowledge, and also to teach them to remember the “Days of Allah.” Verily in the concept of unfolding the scriptures, there are Signs for those who are steadfast and grateful”.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), explained “Ayaam ul-Lah”, or “Days of Allah” which was narrated by Muslim. He said, on the authority of Ubaiyi the Prophet (SAW) explained that, “Allah’s Days are some days of the year that are of fortunes and some others that are of misfortunes”. (Muslim, Book of Fadaail, Hadith No. 4386).  In most cases, solutions are prescribed to curb and prevent the misfortunes not to occur.


WHAT THE SCRIPTURES SAY; 2012

1.  GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

Most countries will face serious economic difficulties. The socio-economic policies of the world need to be reviewed and should be aimed at empowering the masses by promoting the well-being of the youth. Much effort should therefore be made to get the unemployed youth employed in order to curb future global economic crises.

2. FOOD INSECURITY / HUNGER

There shall be food insecurity resulting into hunger globally.  Already, some countries such as Somalia, Kenya, Bangladesh, North Korea etc. are victims to the severe hunger situation. The hunger situation in North Korea for instance is so severe that, people are starving to the extent that, they eat grass just to survive.

3. POLITICAL AGITATION AND ELECTORAL DISPUTES

There shall be serious political agitations resulting in electoral disputes in some countries around the world. Mostly the youth of these countries will call for new leadership in their various countries. All political and election issues should be aimed at promoting peace in the world. Elections must therefore be conducted freely and handled with absolute fairness in order to avoid political turmoil and disputes.

4. UPRISINGS/ PUBLIC UNREST

The current uprisings and public unrest in some countries will continue. Pressure will be put to bear on governments for political change due to economic difficulties.

5. NEW BIRTHS, INFANT MORTALITY AND MATERNAL DEATHS

There shall be so many new births thus, many children would be born into the world, but at the same time, the world will experience high rate of infant mortality and rampant maternal death through child birth.

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2011 EVENTS

Just like a dream, all the predictions for 2011 events came to reality. The Almighty Allah has shown us the way, but the question is, do we believe or pay attention? The answer is simply NO. This year’s events should clearly  warn those of us who believe to pay absolute attention to these wonderful revelations. The Almighty Allah loves us and has shown us the way; it is left for mankind to decide. It is time for mankind to listen and follow the natural laws of nature. The earth will be the most comfortable abode for mankind if mankind simply obey and do the simple scarifies.

 OUTBREAK OF EPIDEMICS

This year’s event has warned us against the outbreak of epidemics. Solutions to circumvent the occurrence of these slowly killing epidemics were given to mankind by the Almighty. But man pay deaf ear to these solutions.

  • Early this year, almost 4,000 people have died in Haiti from cholera and almost 200,000 have been sickened. Ghana, Venezuela and several other countries also have their fair share this deadly disease. The disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world, particularly in developing countries.

There are an estimated 3 million to 5 million cholera cases and 100,000 to 120,000 deaths every year worldwide, the health agency says.

  • Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this year, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

More than 50 of this month’s deaths were in the Far North region, the hardest-hit area so far. Residents in the Logone and Chari divisions of the region told CNN that the majority of people infected with the disease are children under the age of five and women.

  • Early this year, United Nations officials have called for an immediate ceasefire in the            Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow vaccinations to reach millions of children who are threatened by a sudden epidemic of polio.

The aggressive return of the contagious paralyzing virus comes just five years after it was declared eradicated in most of the world. It marks a major setback in the race to make polio only the third disease, after smallpox and the cattle virus render pest, to be eradicated.

In the wake of an outbreak earlier this year of so-called wild poliovirus, the first round of an unprecedented vaccination campaign aimed at 72 million children under five was launched in 15 African countries in November.

  • In June this year, the outbreak E. coli in northern Germany has left 22 people dead and more than 2,000 people ill.
  • Also in June, China lead poisoning outbreak hits more than 600 people.
  • Acid oceans turn ‘Finding Nemo fish deaf. Clownfish, the spectacular tropical species feted in the movie Finding Nemo, appear to lose their hearing in water slightly more acidic than normal. At levels of acidity that may be common by the end of the century, the fish did not respond to the sounds of predators.

The oceans are becoming more acidic because they absorb much of the CO2 that humanity puts into the atmosphere.

Scientists write in the journal Biology Letters that failing to move away from danger would hurt the fish’s survival.

  • Alcohol poisoning, not avian flu, killed Romanian birds. Birds that were thought to have died from avian flu in Romania instead apparently drank (Alcohol poisoning) themselves to death. The head of the local sanitary and veterinary authority, Dvsva, told news agency Agerpres that analysis of the starlings’ gizzards showed they had died from alcohol poisoning.
  • In November this year, Worries about high tides overwhelming parts of Thailand in recent days have morphed into fears about water- and insect-borne diseases in the flood-ravaged country.

REFERENCE

  1.  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20070757-10391704.html
  2.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/05/polio-outbreak-congo-ceasefire-un
  3. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/27/venezuela.cholera/index.html?hpt=T2
  4. http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/06/bangladesh-opposition-calls-for-two-day-protests/
  5. http://www.atokd.com/blogContent.aspx?blogID=401
  6. : http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/17/cameroon.cholera/index.html
  7.  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/31/world/asia/thailand-flood/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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