The recent events in Egypt are signs of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
The eyes of the whole world have been on Egypt in recent days. Because the Egyptian people are going through one of the most confused periods of history. Two million protesters took to the streets while the fighting was going on.
These events taking place in Egypt and the physical features of President Hosni Mubarak, who had been head of government since 1981, being described by our Prophet (saas) in complete detail in the hadiths is absolutely astonishing.
... THE ROOK APPEARING IN EGYPT IN THE TIME OF HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)
Naim ibn Hammad narrated in Al-Fitan, and Abu Jaffar from Muhammad ibn Ali, that he said: A star the shape of a horn will appear in the East when Abbasid comes to Khorasan... THE BIRTH OF THAT STAR WILL BE AFTER THE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN AND MOON. THEN CORRUPTION WILL PERSIST UNTIL THE COMING OF A ‘ROOK’ IN EGYPT. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman)
As it is quite clear from the images you are now seeing, in terms of details such as his hair, the shape of his eyes, his facial expression and the nature of his lips and nose, Hosni Mubarak’s face bears a close resemblance to a rook. Other details provided in the hadiths further corroborate that description.
Our Prophet (saas) reports that this individual will live at a time of corruption and when a two-headed comet is seen. Lulin, the comet in question, approached closest to the Earth in February 2009. In that respect, it is clear the hadith is referring to our own day. So our Prophet’s (saas) metaphor of “a rook appearing in Egypt” is completely compatible with Hosni Mubarak.
... WITH A FLATTENED NOSE
Daylami related from Abu Ali Merdani (with his series of accounts), and he from Abu Zarr and he from Rasulullah (saas). He said: A MAN WITH A FLATTENED NOSE WILL EMERGE FROM THE QURAYSH IN EGYPT. HE WILL BE DEFEATED, HIS POSSESSIONS WILL DISAPPEAR AND HE WILL FLEE TO ROME. He will bring them to Alexandria and he will fight against Muslims and this will be the first bloody slaughter. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman)
As seen from the picture, Hosni Mubarak’s nose is visibly flattened, just as described in the hadith.
... A TYRANNICAL EGYPTIAN WHO SLAUGHTERS THE GOOD
Another account from Kab states, “A member of the Makhzum tribe will assume the leadership, and after him Mawla will come, and after him A TALL, POWERFUL, BROAD-SHOULDERED ONE FROM THE ARABS WHO DESTROYS THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIM WILL GOVERN. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar)
Each of the details revealed in this hadith is in complete agreement with Hosni Mubarak.
For example, Hosni Mubarak had “being of tall stature” added to the list of presidential preconditions. He himself is also “tall,” as described in the hadith.
Another characteristic cited in the hadith is that this person “will destroy those who oppose him.” Indeed, throughout his years as head of state, Mubarak was known as the “Last Pharaoh” because of his dictatorial regime and oppression, especially of Muslims.
Our Prophet (saas) also refers to this person being “physically powerful and broad shouldered.” With both his own military experience and also HIS 25,000 PERSONAL ARMY, Mubarak appears to be powerful, and is visibly physically strong and broad-shouldered.
CORRUPTION THAT WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT END BEFORE THE COMING OF HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)
SUCH CORRUPTION WILL BE SEEN THAT IT WILL FLARE UP IN ONE PLACE BEFORE BEING EXTINGUISHED IN ANOTHER and a herald from the sky will continue to cry out “What is your leader.” (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, Chapter 3, 1.1)
CORRUPTION WILL CONTINUE UNINTERRUPTED... PEOPLE WILL ASK WHEN IT ENDED, BUT IT WILL STILL CONTINUE. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 36)
The recent events in Egypt are also one aspect of the corruption in the run-up to the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as).
CORRUPTION THAT TURNS INTO FIGHTING WITH SWORDS
Corruption will be seen, followed by further corruption, and THE FIRST WILL INCITE THE TRANSITION OF THE LAST INTO FIGHTING WITH SWORDS and after that will come a corruption such that all unlawful things are regarded as lawful. And after that, the caliphate (Muslims’ spiritual leader) will come to Hazrat Mahdi (as), the most auspicious person on earth, as he sits at home. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 26)
In the recent events in Egypt, Mubarak supporters began attacking the protesters, using SWORDS AND CLEAVERS. Just as our Prophet (saas) described in the hadith.
CORRUPTION WILL ONLY COME TO AN END THROUGH HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)
... THEY WILL BE FREED FROM CORRUPTION THROUGH HIM [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)]. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman)
... a corruption will appear such that nowhere will be free of it, AND WHEN THIS CORRUPTION ENDS IN ONE PLACE IT WILL IMMEDIATELY SPREAD IN ANOTHER DIRECTION, AND THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A HERALD FROM THE SKY CALLS OUT, “O PEOPLE, YOUR LEADER IS NOW THE MAHDI.” (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 23)
According to the tidings imparted by our Prophet (saas), following a dark time full of fear and violence, Allah will bestow great happiness of mankind through Hazrat Mahdi (as).