sent when the Hour is like this.” Given the prophetic qualities attributed to him by various Muslims and all Islamic literature, and the Hour akin to the incredibly short distance between the middle finger and the second finger on a hand, the prophet Muhammad could not predict the exactness of the Last Hour, and this Hour has been going on for more than 1400 years.
The third minor sign is the splitting of the moon, quoted from 54:1 and 54:2 of the Qur’an. The moon was supposedly cleft into two through the power of the prophet Muhammad, when he was alive. There are no records from other parts of the world about this astounding moon-splitting incident. A picture is used as proof, described in here as “Image published by space agencies of a clear cleft in the surface of the moon.”
That picture used as proof in the Darussalam book was captured by space crew aboard Apollo 10 in 1969 and belongs to NASA, showing only part of a linear rille known as Rima Ariadaeus. According to a mechanical simulation paper produced by A.L. Nahm for a publication in EGU General Assembly held from 22 to 27 April 2012 in Vienna, the Rima Ariadaeus is approximately 200 km long and 4.5 kilometres wide. Depending on which part of the fault you measure, the depth is between 3.5 kilometres to 4.2 kilometres. Other experts reckon the rille is approximately 300 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide.
The moon has a circumference of approximately 10, 864 kilometres and a diameter of approximately 3478 kilometres. Regardless of whether it is 200 kilometres or 300 kilometres long, experts concur Rima Ariadeus is merely a shallow dent and tiny rift in its surface, and one of many rilles on the surface of the moon. This rille is not evidence of the moon splitting, but a picture selectively taken out of context, and a definite lie. Please remember, inventing good information and keeping Muslims together by feeding Muslims lies is not lying, according to the most authoritative fundamentals of Sunni Islam, as recorded in Sahîh Al-Bukhâri. Because of my grasp of the trees and forests of Islam, I can navigate the mixture
Pages of this Darussalam Book relevant here:
Sahîh Al-Bukhâri 8:76:510 [in-book referencing is 81:92; ḥadīth 6503] to 8:76:512 [in-book referencing is 81:94; ḥadīth 6505] speak of the prophet Muhammad being sent at the beginning of the Hour, and when the Hour is like the incredibly short distance between the middle finger and the second finger on a hand. See the various ḥadīth below.
This is a very long Hour with no specific date, for somebody who supposedly had a hotline to a perfectly divine being demanding worship in accordance with a book riddled with errors.
To read Sahîh Al-Bukhâri 8:76:510 [click here]
To read Sahîh Al-Bukhâri 8:76:511 [click here]
To read Sahîh Al-Bukhâri 8:76:512 [click here]
According to Sahîh Muslim 4:1885 [in-book referencing is 7:55; ḥadīth 867a] in the “Book of Prayer-Friday” and under the chapter titled “Keeping the prayer and khutbah short”:
[Jabir b. Abdullah said: When Allah’s Messenger (may peace he upon him) delivered the sermon, his eyes became red, his voice rose, and his anger increased so that he was like one giving a warning against the enemy and saying: “The enemy has made a morning attack on you and in the evening too.” He would also say: “The Last Hour and I have been sent like these two.” And he would join his forefinger and middle finger; and would further say: “The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error.” He would further say:, I am more dear to a Muslim even than his self; and he who left behind property that is for his family; and he who dies under debt or leaves children (in helplessness), the responsibility (of paying his debt and bringing up his children) lies on me.”]
To read Sahîh Muslim 4:1885 [click here]
Looking at page 49 and 50 of this Darussalam book, the picture at the bottom-right corner on page 49 of the Darussalam Book is a shallow rift in the moon. The picture was actually taken by space crew aboard Apollo 10 in 1969 and belongs to NASA, showing only part of a linear rille known as Rima Ariadaeus. [click here][click here]
If you want to see a detailed article by Muslim Aisha Sabeer titled “NASA proves Muslims are idiots” explaining why the splitting of the moon is impossible while using pictures to back up her claims, including the picture in this Darussalam book:
According to a mechanical simulation paper produced by A.L. Nahm for a publication in EGU General Assembly held from 22 to 27 April 2012 in Vienna, the Rima Ariadaeus is approximately 200 km long and 4.5 kilometres wide. Abstract: [click here]