Ustadz Bahctiar Natsir : The Issue Of
Syria The Perspective Of Al Malhamah Kubra
13 July 2012
By Al-Ikhwan Al-Mujahidun
The upheaval that is happening in the countries of
Sham including Syria, is not to be seen from the
perspective of politics only and be stuck in what
political forces are behind the conflict. But it needs
to be examined through the approach to Islam and Iman.
This can be done by studying the hadiths about the
end-times so that we would not be misguided.
"That the war of the end-time has already begun. This
is the beginning of Al Malhamah Kubra. So, if we read
the hadiths this is a certainty beyond the expectation
of the Syrian people, as well as their leader, as the
actors," said the head of the Arrahman Qur'an Learning
Centre (AQL), Ustadz Bachtiar Natsir to arrahmah.com,
Jakarta, Wednesday, (4/7).
Sham itself according to Ustadz Bachtiar, of course
has more specialities compared to other regions as
illustrated by the fadhilatush Sham hadiths, in fact
Rasulullah had prayed for up to three times for the
blessings of the countries of Sham.
"The people of Sham, since long ago, are amongst the
people who had greatly supported the da'wah of
Rasululullah SAW, in terms generosity, they're the
people whose wealth and strength are hidden. Due to
that, their trial is also big, such as their
socialism," he explained.
Based on the hadith of the end-times, the events of
the Al Malhamah Kubra will happen in region of Sham,
which today includes the territories of Syria,
Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Syria later became
significant as it is the place where Isa Al Masih will
come down to fight Dajjal.
"At Masjid Ummayah in Damascus to be exact, the land
around the masjid has now been bought by the Jews,"
explained this Secretary General of MIUMI who had
already visited that Masjid.
Due to that, Ustadz Bachtiar urged, the Muslims must
do the orientation of the arena of the end-time.
"We must know where Imam Mahdi and Prophet Isa will
appear. And also how the beliefs of the Christians and
Jews about the end-times are. So that we can correlate
the symbols and realities on the ground wisely," he
Because, according to him, the studies about the
phenomenon of the end-times are limited to being
partial in nature still. "Those relying on studies
which are based on hadith alone have limited field
informations, those who studies the field has their
information misguided since they are not following the
hadiths. Therefore, both are required" said this
leader of The Spirit of AL Aqsa. The Nubuwah
(prophecies) and information about the upheaval in
this end-time must be passed to the next generations.
"Perhaps it will be our sons and grandsons who will
live in the zenith 0f the end of time later. So they
must be told before the Al Malhamah Kubra happens as
the peak of the war will happen there," he advised.
The flow of events of the end-times itself happened
starting from the destruction of Iraq as a result of
the fight between the two siblings fighting for the
gold in the river Euphrates.
"From there the fight continued until later it bevels
into a fight between the worshippers of Allah and the
worshippers of satan," he added.
In tune with Islam, Church group also mentions the
turmoils in the end-time with name "Armageddon". In
fact, today in some fundamentalist Christians and
Jews, there are already those who are taking the steps
based on the Scriptures.
"They've been buying the best horses, because the
fight of the end-time is again done with the swords,"
said this man who had visited Hebron.
Ustadz Bachtiar continued, that the Muslims should not
be beaten by Jews in reading the map of the end-time
which is very much guided by nusuh (Nas or texts).
"They are studying the end-time with their scriptures,
while the Muslims have not been like that," he