The following message was fwded extensively on the emails. It tries to prove that the sun rose from the west on Planet Mars and this will happen to Earth as well. I have some interest in Astronomy and i knew about retrograde motion. Therefore when i read the message i realized that false statements were added to some facts to prove that sun will rise from west. This is blatant lying!
The following is the actual fwed message with my comments are in brackets followed by my explanation of retrograde motion.
NASA – Sunrise from the West
Get ready, be prepared…. ..
Please read, very interesting article.
The science of astronomy states that the speed of
planet Mars has been decreasing in its course toward
the eastern direction in the past few weeks to the
level we notice the “waver” between the east and the
west..and on Wednesday the 30th of July the planet
movement stopped going toward the eastern direction..
Then in the months of August and September… Mars
changed its course in the opposite direction to the
West- and that until the end of September
the sun will rise now from the west on Mars!! ( This is not true)
weird phenomena of the opposite movement called
“Retrograde Motion” Most scientist state that all the
planets will go through the same once at least and ourplanet Earth is one of them.
Planet Earth will move in
the opposite direction some day and the sun will rise
from the west!!
This might occur soon and we are unaware! The rise of
the sun from the west is mentioned in the hadith and
this is the major sign of the Day of Judgment, most if
not all, the minor signs have occurred. Wake up.
Our beloved messenger Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him)
“One of the signs of the hour. the sun will rise
from the west, where no longer tauba(forgiveness) will
be granted” !!
And the strange thing most of our
Shariah scholars mentioned that the rise of the sun
from the west occurs only once on that day the sun
will rise from the west.. then again from the
east..and continues until Allah wishes and this is
similar to what is happening to Mars.. it stops, then
it changes its course of direction for a short period
of time..then returns to way once it was.
( This is all apparant motion of mars to us i.e. retrograde motion of mars from our earth, in reality mars is moving just as it was, it is rotating just as it was, the sun is rising from the same place as it always did on mars!!)
This piece of news is very important as it brings with
it a great sign of warning and remembrance of the
coming of a new WORLD – the world of he Hereafter .
When we show this hadith that was told 1400 years ago
about this miracle.. you will see InshaALLAH, a lot
will rivert to right path…And the muslims if they
see this phenomena happening in Mars who knows maybe
it would bring them closer to our CREATOR.
May Allah (swt) keep all of us in the Right path and
provide us with success in this world as well as in
I have marked the false statements in red.
Retrograde motion is the APPARENT motion of planets in our sky. It has nothing to do with the actual rotation or revolution of the planet.
If you observe the moon, it appears in our night sky in a differnt location every night. if u observe daily, you will realize that the moon everyday appears slightly east from its previous location. This is its apparent motion to US.
Similarly we can observe planets in our night sky everyday if u observe daily, they APPEAR everyday slightly east of their previous location. However becasue of differnt speed of rotation, we move faster than mars and therefore it appears in our sky to start moving westwards on some days This is called Retrograde Motion.
This concept is a bit complicated, but i have treid to simplify it. If other astronomers can explain it better please do leave ur explanations…. I can assure you this happens quite frequently with mars and other plants far away from us. This does not mean that the SUN is rising fromt the west.
FOR THE SUN TO RISE FROM THE WEST, THE ROTATION OF EARTH HAS TO CHANGE
The hadith of the rising of the sun from west is very authentic and will definitely Happen. Allah SubhanaTala is our creater and has full power to change the rotation of the earth any time He wants. It is devilish on our parts however to twist the scientic facts to prove hadiths. This is blatant lying and we should not lie to prove that our religion is true. Just think how the knowledgeable astronomers will laugh on our stupidity and call us idiots and lunatics!
We shud have enuff Taqwa and Eman to belive this hadith without any scientific fact.
May Allah guide us all to the Truth and make us accept it, Ameen.