Fitna in Damascus


The tribulation in Sham will calm down on the one hand and flare up again on another. This corruption will not end until an angel from the sky calls: "The Mahdi is your leader. The Mahdi is your caliph." (Risalat al-Khuruj al-Mahdi, p. 63)


The hadith indicates that there will be terrible chaos in Sham before the Mahdi appears. This refers to the chaos developing in Syria.

As we mentioned earlier, however, "Sham" means "the left" and refers to those countries to the left of the Hijaz.

(Left) The gravest accusation from USA to Damascus: Syria is a Terrorist State (Cumhuriyet, April 5, 2003)
Clashes in Syria Continue: The city of Hama is in Flames (Hurriyet, February, 1982)

During the early years of the twentieth century, civil wars, rebellions, conflict and great wars were already raging in this region. These conflicts triggered one another and had a great impact upon all of the people living there. The statement "This tribulation will calm down on the one hand and flare up again on another" is noteworthy in this regard: Over the last fifty years, several major events occurred in this region, among them the Suez War, the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, the Lebanese civil war, and the ongoing tension in Palestine.

Violance Does Not Abate, (Aksam, January 22, 2002)
Violance of Israel Continues, ( Yeni Mesaj, June 12 2001)
Israel Wants More Blood, (Radikal, October 4, 2000)
War at Doorstep, (Aksam, March 30, 2001)
Israel counters Yom Kippur offensive, (Newsweek, April, 1997)


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