War Between Local Areas

 

"Between the Tigris and the Euphrates, a city will be built where the children of Abbas will reign. It is called Zawra [Baghdad]" "O Rasul al-Akram, the leader of believers, why is it called Zawra?" "It is called Zawra because the war surrounds it, expanding to the borders." (Mukhtasar Tazkirah al-Qurtubi, p. 426, no. 776)

 

 

You do not see for I am seeing the places of turmoil between your houses as the places of rainfall.
(Sahih Muslim; Doomsday: Portents&Prophecis; p. 84)

 

Guerilla warfare became widespread in the twentieth century. The ensuing conflicts often take place in streets and between houses. The most recent example occurred in Baghdad in 2003. Indeed, the first hadith above relates that a war will expand to all the corners of Baghdad. The events of the latest Gulf war and the related news reported by the media confirm the news foretold in the hadiths. (God knows best.)

(Left) Guerilla war got violent (Ortadogu, August 14, 2003)
(Right) The Real War Will Be on the Streets of Baghdad (Milliyet, March 25, 2003)

 

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