NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 20, September 1986.
With the advent of the Islamic year 1407 AH, a new era was ushered in that will eventually become known to the whole world. As stated in Qur’an 63:8, the true believers received profound signs and distinctive marks, of which the hypocrites are totally unaware.
All power belongs to God, His messenger, and the believers, but the hypocrites do not know. (63:8)
Meanwhile, Satan’s days are numbered. These last days of Satan are marked by the closest birth pangs (labor pains) yet. These are the birth pangs preceding the birth of the United Islamic Nation, in fulfillment of the 19-words of Sura 110.
The birth pangs have been occurring once a week, namely, every Thursday, during the Islamic year 1406 (19×74). For example, the first Thursday of 1406 witnessed the earthquake destruction of a major center of idol-worship, Mexico City. The detailed list is shown below.
This year, 1407, the birth pangs are occurring everyday (see list below). We expect a universal declaration sometime during 1407 AH, followed by the inevitable victory for all those who worship God ALONE, and uphold His word ALONE.
LIST OF THE BIRTH PANGS DURING 1406 AH
* Thursday, Sep 19, 1985 (Muharram 5, 1406)
Mexico city earthquake kills 10,000. Thousands more injured and homeless.
* Thursday, Sep 26 (Muharram 12):
Hurricane Gloria batters entire east coast of USA from the tip of Florida to Canada’s border.
* Thursday, Oct 10 (Muharram 26):
Hurricane Isabel devastates Puerto Rico, then USA’s east coast. 500 dead and millions of dollars in damages.
Yul Briner dies.
Orson Wells dies.
* Thursday, Oct 17 (Safar 4):
Worst typhoon is history hits the Philippines.
Three strong quakes shake Japan.
Italian government falls in the wake of the Achille Lauro ship hijack.
* Thursday, Oct 24 (Safar 11):
Violent demonstrations in Egypt.
Hurricane Juan pounds New Orleans and the South.
* Thursday, Oct 31 (Safar 18):
Tanzanian government falls and a Muslim president takes over.
* Thursday, Nov 7 (Safar 23):
Worst floods in history devastate four mid-atlantic states; Virginia, W.Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the capital Washington,DC. All monuments in the capitalclose for the first time in history. More than 70 people die. Losses reach $400,000,000.
* Thursday, Nov 14 (Safar 30):
Volcano erupts in Columbia (major center of idol-worship) and kills 25,000 people. The city of Armero, Columbia wiped out.
*Thursday, Nov 21 (Rabi 1 7):
For the first time in history, a hurricane hits USA this late in November. Hundreds of thousands flee in panic in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia (Hurricane Kate). Many deaths. Millions of dollars in losses. Red Cross announces, “This is the worst year in history in the number of disasters.” The Red Cross announces closure of many offices due to running out of funds.
* Thursday, Dec 5 (Rabi I 22):
Chaos in Tokyo. Sabateurs destroy the brain of Japan’s railway system. 10,000,000 people stranded and confused.
* Thursday, Dec 12 (Rabi I 29):
Plane crash kills 247 (19×13) military personnel. The plane was flying from Sinai to USA, and crashed in New Foundland, Canada. This is the worst disaster in US military history, and made 1985 the worst year in aviation history in terms of casualties.
Ann Baxter dies.
* Thursday, Dec 19 (Rabi II 6):
France’s turn. Gunman takes a whole courtroom hostage; the judges, the attorneys, security guards, the spectators, etc. All of France watches on TV in horror. France is terrorized for 24 hours.
* Christmas 1985. Wednsday, Thursday, & Friday, Dec 25, 26, & 27:
Mount Aetna erupts causing deaths and destruction.
Rome and Vienna airports attacked. Machine guns kill 16 and injure 116 (17+116=133=19×7).
* Thursday, Jan 2, 1986 (Rabi II 20).
Kiloway volcano erupts in Hawaii.
Casualties of the Rome and Vienna airports attacks adjusted to 19 dead and 114 injured.
Plane crash in New Zealand.
* Thursday, Jan 9 (Rabi II 27):
Bloody Coup d’etat in South Yemen.
* Thursday, Jan 16 (Jumada I 5):
9000 people killed in Yemen. Coup d’etat still in progress.
* Thursday, Jan 23 (Jumada I 12):
Fire in the Continental Hotel in New Delhi kills 38.
Victims of Yemen’s Coup reach 12,000.
Coup d’etat in Uganda; new government takes over.
* Thursday, Jan 30 (Jumada I 19):
The world is shocked by Space Shuttle accident that took place January 28, killing 7 astronauts. Thursday, it became known that the accident happened exactly 19 years to the day after the Apollo accident that killed 3 astronauts, and that this was mission No. 57 (19×3).
* Thursday, Feb 6 (Jumada I 26):
Chaos in Haiti. Baby Doc flees to France.
* Thursday, Feb 13 (Jumada II 10):
Revolution in the Philippines.
* Thursday, Feb 20 (Jumada II 17):
Rebellion in Egypt kills hundreds and injures thousands. Paramilitary security forces revolt.
* Thursday, May 1 (Shaaban 21):
Afghanistan government falls. Babrak Karmal replaced. Soviet troops invade Kabul.
* Thursday, July 24 (Dhul Qi’dah 19):
French newspaper headline: “RED THURSDAY” due to devastating fires in the south.
* Thursday, Aug 14 (Dhul Hijjah 10):
Hurricane Charly hits USA east coast.
* Thursday, Aug 21 (Dhul Hijjah 17):
2000 people die from poisonous gas in the Cameroons. Worst geological disaster.
DAILY BIRTH PANGS OF THIS YEAR, 1407 AH
* Friday, Muharram 1st (Sep 5, 1986):
“Muslims” hijack Pan Am Plane in Karachi (a Muslim country). 19 people are killed in the aftermath, and Islam is given a bad name world-wide.
11-minute telecast invades Iranian television and shows the new Shah of Iran announcing his imminent return.
* Saturday, Muharram 2 (Sep 6):
“Muslims” attack Jewish Synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey (a Muslim country) and machine gun 19 Turkish Jews and 2 Israeli Jews while they worshiped God. Islam is given a bad name world-wide.
* Sunday, Muharram 3 (Sep 7):
“Muslims” attack church in southern Philippines with hand grenades. Islam is given a bad name world-wide.
* Monday, Muharram 4 (Sep 8):
Bomb explodes in Paris City Hall; kills 1 and injures 19.
* Tuesday, Muharram 5 (Sep 9):
Israeli raid on Sidon.
19 Jewish victims of Istanbul terror are buried.
* Wednsday, Muharram 6 (Sep 10):
Chaos in Chille following assassination attempt against President Pinochet.
* Thursday, Muharram 7 (Sep 11):
Bomb explodes in Paris Café.
Kidnapping resumes in Beirut.
* Friday, Muharram 8 (Sep 12):
Bomb explodes in Paris supermarket.
* Saturday, Muharram 9 (Sep 13):
Earthquake in Greece kills 19; injures hundreds.
* Sunday, Muharram 10 (Sep 14):
Bomb explodes in Paris police headquarters; injures 38.
Bomb explodes in NATO offices of Munich.
* Monday, Muharram 11 (Sep 15):
The worst disaster in mining history claims the lives of hundred in South Africa.