Imam of our Masjid quoted Hadith from Sahih Muslims and from Bukhari’d collection of Hadith and said when Jesus will be returned to earth by Allah, Jesus will kill Dajjal with sword. He also added that there will be so much peace on earth that a lions and goats will live together without lion trying to eat goats. He was saying these things in Friay Khutabah. I kept quite. In Islam listening Khutbah of Imam’s is part of salat and no one can speak, question or criticize Imam. But after all prayers were done and we were out of Masjid, I said to Imam, do you think it is possible that all modern weapons of wars will disappear and we shall go back to swords, bows and arrows? Do you have any proof in Hadith or Quran? On what basis did you say this. And secondly will Lions start eating grass instead of their diet meet of grass eating animals so lions will stop eating goats. I said Does it make any sense to you? He had no answer to my question and said this is what I have read in Hadith. I said Hadith is not Quran and it can be wrong. May be listenners of Prophet’s statements did not understand him or some part of hadith is missing.
I heard a great scholar of Quran from Pakistan saying Imam Mehdi will defeat all the forces of Jews and Christians in the battle of Armegeddon. Answering a question he said Allah will give Mehdi AS so much spiritual power that when zMehdi will look at the Bombers coming to bomb Muslims, Mehi AS will look at the bombers and powerful laser beams will shoot out of his eyes and the beems will destroy the modern techonology bombers. That is how he Mehdi Aleh Assalam will defect the forces of enemies of Muslims. Though it sounds impossible but we can not say it is B.S because he said Allah will give him that power. We know Allah can do any thing. So we can not argue with the scholar and can only wait and see what will heppen in that happen. To convince Jews that Jesus was Messenger of God, God told Jesus to make a bird from clay and then blow on it with my name. When he did blow on bird out of clay God turned it into real bird and it flew away when Jesus let it fly in air. I did read this story myself in Quran.
Now Non-Muslims will call it a B. S but we Muslims have to believe it because God has revealed the story to Prophet Mohammad and any one can read it in Quran.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
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And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Hanif Yusuf Patel
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.