Tuesday, August 08, 2006


On 17th October 1973, Islamic nations from OPEC announced selective embargo toward nations that support Israel. From then onwards, a global economic crisis was created and US economy suffered the most. This energy crisis certainly shows how powerful Middle-East nations were when they are united. And it changes the US policy towards Arab nation. More info here

Having said that, that event certainly shows how oil controls the entire globe. Look at the war on Iraq. Certainly it was not caused by 'weapon of mass destruction'. Many believe the objective was to capture Iraq's oil properties since Iraq is a rich oil-producing nation. An increase in oil price create major disturbance and inflict great concern among many people. Even for an increase of 10 cent certainly spell out trouble.

I came across this hadith describing events before the Last Hour.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil the mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die (in the fighting) and every man amongst them will say: `Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive.'''

Another narration is: "The time is near when the River Euphrates will dry up to unveil a treasure of gold. Whosoever may be alive at that time, should not take anything of it.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Do you know where the River Euphrates flows? It flows from Turkey through Iraq. Thinking about the hadith, I think there will be another war or battle somewhere in near future along the River Euphrates. And to think that many people will die in fighting for that mountain of gold.....

At present, even oil already caused major trouble / war in this world. Aren't we getting closer and closer to the Last Hour?

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