Friday, November 16, 2007

Planet Mars and Islam!

No seriously! Mars does figure in Islam! one way or the other! As I wrote in my previous post that one receives a forwarding in email regarding motion of planet Mars and the closest ever proximity of it to Earth, one also gets an other email for the 'believers' that the motion of Mars is explained in Islam already! Go figure!

But first the text of that email...

Sunrise from the West
(Nasa's Report):
The science of astronomy states that the speed of planet Mars has been decreasing in its course toward the eastern direction in the few past weeks to the level we notice the "waver" between the east and the west and on Wednesday the 30th of July the planet movement stopped going toward the eastern direction..
Then in the months of August and September...Mars changed its course in the opposite direction to the West- and that until the end of September..which means the sun will rise now from the west on Mars!!
And this weird phenomena of the opposite movement called "Retrograde Motion" Most scientist state that all the planets will go through the same once at least and our planet Earth is one of them. Planet Earth will move in the opposite direction some day and the sun will rise from the west!!
This might occur soon and we are unaware!
The rise of the sun from the west is mentioned in the hadith and this is the major sign of the day of judgment, most if not All, the minor signs have occured. Wake up.
Our beloved messenger Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
"One of the signs of the hour..the sun will rise from the west, where no longer tauba (forgiveness) will be granted" !!
And the strange thing..most of our Shariah scholars mentioned that the rise of the sun from the west occurs only once..on that day..thewest..then again from the east..and continues until Allah wishes..and this is similar to what is happening to stops, then it changes its course of direction for a short period of time..then returns to way once it was.
Check the following link:

I don't know but reading this made my marbles follow a retrograde motion! For heavens sake. Retrograde motion of Mars is an optical phenomenon. Mars does not actually start to go in reverse! It appears to the human eye to be reversing back becasue of the relative motion of Earth and Mars around the Sun and the Earth being in the inner orbit as compared to Mars!

Even if one follows the link that has been provided in the text - one can read all about it (update 4th September 2012: The link no longer works. Follow this one). But No! we muslims will take for granted anything as being true if it has been labeled under the tag of 'Islam'!

First we keep ourselves ignorant about science. The we love to place Islam and Prophet Muhammad in it! and guess who gets mocked? I just request people out there not to put Prophet's name and keep placing Islam in everything not even remotely related to them.

And I really do not like people branding Prophet Muhammad as 'local hakeem' or astronomer with a very poor knowledge suggesting herbs to remedy certain ills or explaining motion of planets. Really I do not.

Muslims should be the ones respecting Prophet Muhammad. They on the other hand provide sufficient material otherwise.

Also Check the following posts.

- Moon Split - The Miracle?
- Prophets and Miracles


Anonymous said...

That was a good one. I really apprecitae your clarity of thought on these matters. If all Muslims are like you Islam won't be misunderstood as much as it is today. A man is supposed to lead his life by Common Sense and acquired knowledge and the role of religon is to support (mind you, not overwhelm) his spiritual needs. Keep writting. . .

PostMan said...

thanks :)

Its not just writing of such stuff.. one also needs people who understand! thats when it counts more :)

Yaseen said...

very nice article. one thing though, are u saying that the sun did not actually rise from the west in mars or not? and i understand what u r saying. when muslims put islam in everything the kafir start looking at Islam not as seriusly (if u understand me?). kazakallah kair

PostMan said...

Thanks Yaseen. Yes I am saying that sun did not rise from the west in Mars :)

Levi said...

Mars does not actually go into retrograde:
it is just an illusion that happens every couple of years due to the different speeds of the mars and earth orbits. thi spost actually makes you look quite uneducated and foolish to anyone that knows the facts about this.

PostMan said...

Thanks Levi. Actually, this is exactly what I wrote! You commented without reading the post? Uneducated and foolish I assume?:)