Is this a sign of the End Times?
On the morning of February 24, 2022, Russia launched a devestating attack on Ukraine. The attack occured by air, land and sea, with Russian forces bombing city centres and other civilian areas. In the first week alone, at least 352 civilians have been killed and another 1,684 wounded. Many people around the world are bracing themselves, asking: “is this the start of World War III?”
The appearance of the signs of the End Times also signal that relief is near. The Bible says that God will bring “an end to wars throughout the earth.” (Psalm 46:9). And Jesus told his followers to pray for the arrival of the Kingdom of God, which will accomplish God’s plan for peace and prosperity to fill the world.
The narrations of Ahlul Bayt (pbut) also indicate that the signs of the end times signal the arrival of the promised savior of mankind, and he has indeed arrived. The Qaim will overturn the darkness of the world and usher in a new era of light. “Prophet of Allah pbuh said: “From my sons will be 12 Naqeeb (princes), they are noble, spoken to by Angels and conveyers of knowledge, the last of them is the Riser (Qaim) of truth who will fill the Earth with justice just as it will be filled with oppression.” (AlAnwar alBahiya p.10;1 Al-Insaf fi alNus ‘an alAimma p.101; AlKafi lilSheikh alKulayni v.1 p.534 Hadith.18)