Lunar and Solar Eclipses in Ramadan


 

There are two signs for the Mahdi... The first one is the lunar eclipse in the first night of Ramadan, and the second is the solar eclipse in the middle of this month. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi' 'Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 47)

 



 

Lunar eclipse will occur in the first night of the Ramadan. In the middle of the Ramadan, solar eclipse will occur. (Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Rasul Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 199)

 



 

During his reign, on the 14th of the Ramadan, solar eclipse will occur. On the 1st of that month, moon will darken... (Imam Rabbani, Letters of Rabbani, 380; Letters of Rabbani, 2-1163)

 



 

There will be two solar eclipses in Ramadan before the Mahdi's advent. (Mukhtasar Tazkirah Qurtubi, p. 440)

 



 

... The solar eclipse in the middle of the Ramadan, and the lunar eclipse at the end... (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi' 'Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 37)

 



 

There will be two eclipses of the Moon in Ramadan... (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi' 'Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 53)

 



 

There will be two eclipses of the moon in Ramadan before the Mahdi emerges. (Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Rasul Barzanji , Al-Isha‘ah li-ashrat al-sa‘ah,, p. 200)

 

The most striking point here is that two solar as well as two lunar eclipses take place within one month (Ramadan).

According to the first, second and third hadiths above, the lunar eclipse would be on the first night of the Ramadan whereas in the fourth hadith, it is said to be on the last day of this month. Accordingly, the common results of all these hadiths are the following:

1- There will be solar and lunar eclipses during Ramadan.

2- These will be spaced about 14-15 days apart.

3- The eclipses will be repeated twice.

In line with these calculations, there was a lunar eclipse in 1981 (Hijri 1401) on the 15th day of Ramadan, and a solar eclipse on the 29th day of the month. There was a "second" lunar eclipse in 1982 (Hijri 1402) on the 14th day of Ramadan, and a solar eclipse on the 28th day of the month.

It is also particularly significant that in that particular instance, there was a full lunar eclipse in the middle of Ramadan, a most striking prophecy.

The occurrence of these incidents during the same period coinciding with the signs of the Mahdi's emergence, and their miraculous recurrence at the onset of the fourteenth Islamic century for two consecutive years (1401-02) makes it possible for these events to be the signs foretold by the hadiths.

Moreover, an astoundingly similar eclipse occurred in the years 2002 and 2003.

ACTUAL ECLIPSE DATE


Lunar Eclipse November 20, 2002

In Hijri 1423 (in the middle of Ramadan)

15 days later

Solar Eclipse December 4, 2002

In Hijri 1423 (at the end of Ramadan)


Lunar Eclipse November 9, 2003

In Hijri 1424 (in the middle of Ramadan)

15 days later

Solar Eclipse November 23, 2003

In Hijri 1424 (at the end of Ramadan)


(above) The photograph of the lunar eclips in 1981
published in the Sky Telescope magazine dated July 1999
(below) The dates of the solar and lunar eclipses in 1981 and 1982 on the calender sheets.



"Lunar Eclipse"at the time of meal before dawn during Ramadan
Vatan, November, 8 2003