The End of Time: The Hidden Truth by Dr Shahid Masood
Mon 30 Aug 2004
|How will the world end? Is a question that human beings have pondered over since time immemorial.
The famous poet Longfellow calls human footprints sublime on the 'sands of time' while writer Margaret Mitchell declares generations will be 'gone with the wind'. The Ancient Greeks believed that the human race was like a bird, that came from a dark passage and flew away in another dark tunnel, with a momentary stay in a bright room, which they believed was our world.
Islam sheds considerable insight into this issue and Dr Shahid Masood has succeeded in making this information far more accessible. The 'End of Time: The Hidden Truth' is a collection of talk-shows which were originally aired on the channel ARY Digital and opened up an interesting debate on this issue.
Talking about his programme with MCBDirect, Dr. Shahid Masood said that he felt that there was a pressing need for a Muslim exposition on the end of time:
`It's a political and religious debate that I have initiated with this programme. We all know that a number of books are available which portray the Jewish and Christian perspectives. I have endeavoured to give a compilation of facts and signs prophesised by the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him).'
Dr. Shahid Masood is widely respected for his views on the politics of the sub continent and is a popular figure amongst the Muslim community. Nevertheless he has still been surprised with the success of this CD:
`I have been awe struck by the success of this CD. I get calls from people around the world, Muslims and non Muslims alike.'
The CD is available in the Urdu language at present and an English version will be available by November 2004.
Dr. Masood vividly relates the signs of the end of time, making us realise how very close we may have come to the Day of Judgement. This is an excellent CD on a question that is of relevance to each and every one of us.
Fe'reeha M. Idrees
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