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Mayan Calendar, or the system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, ends on Dec. 21, 2012.
Religious Muslim scholars rejected the unjustifiable doomsday prophecy on the end of the Mayan Calendar this December 21, 2012. The scholars also condemned the media for introducing fear and confusion to the public with their erroneous end of the world predictions.
Muhammad Saeed, a Rawalpindi resident, revealed that he was shocked upon reading in a magazine the doomsday news on December 21.
"I don't know whether it was true or false but the idea of massive destruction everywhere was just beyond the human heart that could get panicked. I immediately stopped my children from reading any such story or see a news report," Muhammad Saeed shared.
In an interview with "The News," Muhammad Adam Khan declared that Allah Almighty indicated at the Chapter 25 introduction of Quran that nobody but Allah knows when exactly the world ends. As for the claims of numerous signs happening first before the occurrence of doomsday, Muhammad Adam Khan stated that superstitious people believe in these things because they do not search facts from the Quran and Hadith.
"Whosoever has been professing about these events has no bases for such claims. While whatever we Muslim tell, we have basis and those were found in Qura'an and Hadith," he said.
For the Muslims, they must avoid false doomsday reports because Allah Almighty is the sole creator of this world who knows when the time for it to be destroyed is.
All of the religious scholars expressed their grief particularly with the role of an Islamic country media. They believe that the media should responsibly deliver accurate news to the public instead of the incorrect and unjustifiable end of the world predictions that could traumatize people.
Fortunately, there are some trustworthy internet sources such as the Wikipedia that also refused to accept as true the doomsday prophecy on the Mayan Calendar end date of December 21.
It is stated in the Wikipedia web site: "Scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in 2012. Professional Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Maya accounts and that the idea that the Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 misrepresents Maya history and culture, while astronomers have rejected the various proposed doomsday scenarios as pseudoscience, stating that they conflict with simple astronomical observations."
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