Stories about Doomsday

Karbala and the importance of women in Islam

It was dusk when the dust finally settled. Desert sand glistened with blood and sweat. In the distance, a small group of women and children huddled together next to the smouldering wreckage of burnt tents. Breathless, she counted the women and children. Her heart sank as she noticed the absence of Sakina (AS). Her brother had entrusted his four-year-old daughter in her care and she was nowhere to be found. The events of the day spiralled in front of her eyes and the impact made her stumble. Pulling herself together, she realised her responsibility. Glancing back at the dejected group ...

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7 times future predictions caught our attention but failed to happen!

Recently, a Bulgaria born clairvoyant Baba Vanga made head lines in newspapers all over the globe because she foresaw an invasion of Europe by Muslim extremists (most probably by Islamic State – ISIS) in 2016. The blind prophetess, who is also known as Nostradamus of Balkans, further predicted that there will be use of catastrophic chemical warfare against Europeans in this war which would lead to the creation of an Islamic caliphate by 2043. She even claimed that Rome will be the epicentre of the new Muslim political-religious rule. Baba VangaPhoto: YouTube This is not the first time ...

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It’s December 21, are you still alive?

Enter December 21, 2012. For many days preceding this date, several people have been at their wits’ end in fear of what they call the Apocalypse, Judgement Day, Armageddon or the End of the World. With mounting apprehension they await the ‘annihilation’ of planet Earth. Already, a sizeable number has reportedly flocked to the tiny French village of Bugarach, which they believe is the only refuge from the disaster that is soon to engulf the world. Thankfully, the majority has not been swept away by the frenzy. Still, it begs the question that why has this particular date been singled out to prophesise ...

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India vs Pakistan, an emotional affair

There is a combined sense of anticipation and fear the minute you wake up. If you are old enough, then this is not your first time and circumstances permitting this will not be your last either. You’ve been counting the days and preparing yourself for it but when it’s D-day, the butterflies refuse to exit the stomach- quite literally in some cases. A cursory look at the watch indicates there is still some time to go- so you get off your backside and do an odd chore before life comes to a complete standstill. The man behind the counter of a ...

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I met with the Mayans; they said the world isn’t ending anytime soon!

I am sorry to disappoint you folks, but the world is not going to end on 21.12.2012 because the Mayans never made an apocalyptic statement alluding to a complete end to this world. It is quite amusing to see people go into bouts of vigour, stocking up on essentials, sharing Facebook statuses and creating panic about this notion. I took matters into my own hands and decided to investigate this rumour further, by travelling to Mexico and meeting the Mayans themselves to gain a better understanding of this situation that has gone viral. Needless to say, it was one of the ...

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Doomsday drivel: The world will not end, plan your future

I was planning on have an amazing winter break until I watched the movie “2012”. It scared me to death and made me reconsider my future plans. The movie depicts a global cataclysm that brings the world to an end in 2012. Since the past decade, a lot of people believe in the hoax of doomsday arriving on December 21, 2012. The public’s concern about this date blossomed into a major presence on the internet and spread internationally. Some conspiracy theories linked the end of the world on December 21, 2012 to the ancient Mayan calendar. Can you guess why? Only because the Mayan calendar ...

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December 21, 2012: The end of the world?

With exactly seven days to go, the air is booming with buzz about an impending doomsday set to fall on December 21, 2012. I’m sure you already know what the fuss is about, but for the uninitiated, here goes. It is predicted by historians, astrologers, astronomers, the Mayans, scientists and even internet wizards that the world is going to end this December. Yes, that’s right this very month, even before Christmas and the New Year holidays! Now, let me share with you a few fascinating historical revelations that, for some, point towards the end of the world as we know it.  1. The Mayan ...

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