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Islam - Possibility That The Sun Will Rise From The West On Earth!

Updated on November 6, 2014

Will The Sun Rise From The West On Earth?

How about this for a future prediction? I predict that the Sun will rise from the West on Earth some time in the future! You may be thinking i must be mad! Well, i'm not! And this is actually not my prediction, it is taken from a Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muahammad), (peace be upon Him), from over 1400 years ago! It is also in the Glorious Quran, all of which i will prove with verses from the Glorious Quran and Hadeeth in this article.

As we all know the Sun has been rising from the East on Earth ever since the beginning of the universe, so how can the Sun rise from the West all of a sudden???

(If you are reading this in the future, i published this in October 2011, so bear witness!)

Quraan: 41: 53:

We will show them our signs in the universe, and in their own slaves,until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Quraan) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?

Quraan: 38:87:

It (this Quraan) is only a Reminder for all the Alamin (mankind and jinn). 88:And you shall certainly know the truth of it after a while.

Quraan: 27:93:

And say [(O Muhammad) to these polytheists and pagans]: All praise and thanks are Allah's:he will show you his Ayat (signs, in yourselves, and in the universe or punishment), and you shall recognize them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do.

This is one of the major signs of the end of the world and Islam is the TRUTH, so whatever is written in the Quran and whatever was revealed via Muhammad (peace be upon Him) is the TRUTH. This is will happen. It is just a matter of time.

One day, the Sun will rise from the West
One day, the Sun will rise from the West

Retrograde Motion

There is such a thing called Retrograde Motion which we witness from Earth happening to other planets around us. This recent scientific discovery simply means that other planets, especially Mars, is seen in the skies to go along it's original orbit and then do a loop when Earth overlaps it, making it look like as if it is orbiting as normal, then going backwards and then coming back onto it's normal orbit. Although this may not happen to Earth, the only other way, which is highly likely, is that if the Earth tilts on it's axis, then definitely the Sun will look like as if it's rising from the West. There is a possibility that the Sun may move from one position to another and so it will be possible for it to rise from the West.

Retrograde Motion
Retrograde Motion

Hadeeth On The Sun Rising From The West

This is a Hadeeth which confirms that the Sun will rise from it's place of setting mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as one of the major signs of the end of the world. Remember, this will not take place until the end of the world is near.

Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrate from Abu Hurayra - Allah be well-pleased with him - that the Prophet said:

The final hour will not begin until the sun rises from its point of setting. When the sun rises from the West and the people see that, they will all believe. However, at that time, {its belief avails naught a soul which theretofore believed not} (6:158)

Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrate from Abu Dharr, Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet (pbuh) - said as the sun was setting:

Do you know where it (the Sun) goes? It goes to where it prostrates under the Throne and asks permission to rise again. Then it receives permission. The time is very close when it will prostrate but it will not be accepted, and it will ask permission but not receive it. It will be told, "Go back whence you came." At that time it will rise from its place of setting. This is His saying - Most High is Allah! - (and the sun runs its course until its place of rest; that is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise) (36:38).

Allah has said in the in the Glorious Quran that there are things that the human minds will never be able to comprehend, so the verses from the Quran above seems like a fantasy scene from a movie and difficult for us to understand and take in, but it is quite simple if you have faith and belief in the One God (Allah) and the last and final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

The rising and setting of the Sun is described as a prostration under the Throne (Allah's Throne) to signify the seemingly replenished energy which these celestial bodies possess. The end of their prostration by the will of Allah signifies the termination of their energy.

The Suns solar flare
The Suns solar flare

Solar Storm, Earth's Rotation Slowing Down

Solar Storm

It is predicted that the Sun's solar flares will affect the Earth between the years 2012 to 2014 with the most powerful solar storm yet. Apparently, according to another website i looked at, our Sun has quietened down with regards to solar flares and Sun spots so we are waiting for the next big solar storm yet to come.

How will the solar storm affect Earth? Solar storms will not affect human life, according to scientists, but it may affect the way we live, especially because of the way we depend on modern technology so much. If you think about the technology we use nowadays, like mobile phones and internet for communication purposes, satellite navigation systems, aeroplanes etc they will be affected if the satellites in space are affected by the solar storms. According to hadiths from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), we humans will go back to ancient times where will fight with swords and on horse back. This means that all these tanks, fighting planes and guns will be of no use. We will find out when the time comes. Allah knows best.

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The Earth's Motion Around The Sun

Earth's Rotation Slowing Down

According to many scientists and websites, the Earth's rotation is slowing down. This is happening due to the transfer of Earth's rotational momentum to the Moon's orbital momentum as tidal friction slows the Earth's rotation. The gradual increase in the Moon's speed is causing it to slowly recede from Earth (about 4 cm per year), so the orbital period is increasing and also the length of a month.

How this may affect the Sun to rise in the West is still confusing. One day the Earth will stop rotating then start to rotate in the opposite direction, then the Sun may seem like it is rising from it's place of setting and then setting in East. It may be that day to which the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad (pbuh), referred to in a Hadith:

We said: Allah's Apostle (pbuh) , how long will he stay on Earth? (Referring to Dajjal, the Anti Christ)

He said: For forty days, one day like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week, and the rest of the days will be like your days.

From the above hadith, it seems that on that day which will be like a year, the Earth may stand still and start to rotate in the opposite direction, although there may be millions of years left before this will happen, according to scientists. This has not been and probably will not be proven by science as it is an estimation, because Allah has not given human beings the level of comprehension beyond a certain amount. Just like the Jinn, they are invisible to us, but they exist among us. We only see them if they want us to see them when they take the shape of a human, animal or a ghost like figure.

Allah knows best, Allah knows what will happen, when it will happen, and how it will happen.


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    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Yes, Allah says 'Be' and it is! Subhan Allah!

    • Mathew James profile image

      Mathew James 

      6 years ago

      all things are easy for Allah !!!

    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Yes of course.

      The messenger Muhammad peace be upon him said that the sub will rise from the West before the end of the world. No one made this up.

      Read Sahih Al Bukhari, everything is in there.

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      6 years ago

      I only believe in the decision of Allah and what Muhammad (saw) said!

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      7 years ago

      Great blog. I have a question though. Is there any order of these signs starting? As in we've seen some of the minor signs but no order has been mentioned anywhere? Most people are saying that the Sun will rise from the west on the 21st. However, I believe that it will be Allah's decision and maybe this is just a way of testing our faith? Sorry. But hearing all this end of days end of days talk at times makes me worried though I try to tell myself that I should believe in my religion and keep my faith in Allah and hope He shall give all of us enough time to ask for more forgiveness.

    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      7 years ago from Muslim Nation

      No problem, thanks for visiting.

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      8 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      Great hub ... I was actually thinking of writing about retrograde motion and the Quran for a while but didn't get round to doing it... thanks for putting this up.

    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      8 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Thank you Buraq. I am very interested in the major and minor signs before the end of the world and it looks like most of the minor signs are passing, and it won't be long before the major signs start. Teh world is not what it used to be, especially with people neglecting their religion.

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      8 years ago from Vaniyambadi

      Nice hub Mia, there shud be someone atleast reminding of the ticking clock world is unaware about, truly we cannot predict when it'll happen but for sure its gonna happen, then again it is one of the major signs of Qiyamah and it may take sometime, then again the pace world is moving so faster we can expect it any time, kudos to present this sign with details and beautifully, keep it up !!!

    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      8 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Lol, probably won't be around, but it will be a spectacle! Some things are too complicated for us to comprehend, and this one of them.

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      8 years ago from Florida

      what a truly once in a lifetime event hope im around to see it thanks!

    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      8 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Lol, you and i will probably not be around at the time it happens. Muslims believe it will happen because it is a major sign of the end of the world, and i don't think we're near to the end yet, so don't worry and sleep peacefully!

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      8 years ago from East Cackalacky

      Please post a warning the night before so I can close the blinds on the west end of my bedroom. If I get a chance to sleep late that morning I don't want to miss it.


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