Storming the Ka`bah and
the Subsequent Bloodshed
The phrase "the year in which he will emerge"
draws attention to a massacre that will
occur on the date of the Mahdi's emergence.
In 1979, a massacre very like this one occurred
during the Ka`bah raid, which took place
during the pilgrimage month at the very
beginning of the period during which the
signs of Mahdi's advent appeared - the first
day of the Islamic year 1400 (21 November
The hadiths also mention bloodshed. The
killing of 30 people during the clashes
between Saudi soldiers and militants during
the raid confirms the rest of this hadith.
Seven years later, an even bloodier incident
happened during the pilgrimage. In this
incident, 402 demonstrating pilgrims were
killed. Both the Saudi soldiers and the
Iranian pilgrims committed great sins, for
they killed one another. These bloody incidents
have great parallels to the environment
described in the hadiths.
The Prophet (may God bless him and grant
him peace) said:
Saudi Arabia’s connection with
the world has been cut
clashes with Iranian militants
MECCA IS OCCUPIED (Turkiye, November
Clash in Mecca: 402 Dead (Turkiye,
August 2, 1987 )
in Mecca (Time, December 3, 1979)
The Ka`bah attack in 1979
turned into a massacre. It
is striking that this massacre
took place at the beginning
of the fifteenth Islamic century,
when the End Times' signs
appeared one after another.
Seven years after this mass
murder, an even bloodier event
took place during the Hajj.
These bloody events have evident
parallels with the environment
described in the hadiths.
Examining the expressions in the hadiths
indicates important events regarding the
Big sins are committed
near the Magnificent House [the Ka`bah].
This hadith draws attention to the incidents
that will occur near the Ka`bah. The incidents
during 1407 actually took place near the
Ka`bah, and not inside it, unlike the event
of 1400. Both incidents happened just as
the hadiths indicated that they would.
It is not a mere coincidence that two
such major events as bloodshed in the Ka`bah
and the killing of pilgrims, as reported
in the hadiths, should take place one after
the other in the period when all portents
regarding the Mahdi are coming true.
... [There will be] outbreak
of war, massacre and carnage in [the month
of] Dhu al-Hijja.
The fact that this war and conflict is
discussed together with the killing of pilgrims
shows that these events will take place
in the same period of time. During that
same period, the Iran-Iraq war broke out
and the world saw the worst fighting and
chaos in the Middle East.