The invasion of Azerbaijan is another portent of the coming of Hazrat...
Abu Bashir says: Imam Abu Abdullah Jafar Sadiq said: My father told me: A FIRE WILL CERTAINLY APPEAR FROM AZERBAIJAN. AND NOTHING WILL BE ABLE TO STAND IN ITS WAY. STAY IN YOUR HOMES WHEN THIS HAPPENS. Do whatever we do. (In other words, when we stay at home, you stay at home, too). And when our Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] moves, run swiftly and without stopping towards him...(Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani p. 311)
This report foretold by the Prophet (saas) in the hadith 1400 years ago, refers to the invasion of Azerbaijan in recent years. Following Armenia’s claim to possession of Nagorno Karabagh, Azeri demands for independence led to a historic massacre in Azerbaijan. Hundreds of Azeri Muslims were martyred as a result of a plot by atheist freemasons and atheist Zionists on January 20th, 1990.
Unarmed Azeri civilians were shot at by the Red Army of the Gorbachev administration, using tanks and military vehicles, at all the points of entry into Baku. The Russian fleet in the Caspian Sea rained shells down from their ships .
The troops that entered the city martyred hundreds, with shelling from tanks or from the ships of the fleet, and thousands more Azeris were injured. Many Azeris were martyred beneath the tracks of Russian tanks, the streets were filled with the blood of martyrs, and permission to collect the dead and injured was denied. Those trying to help were shot at, electricity supplies to hospitals were cut off and the injured were operated on by candlelight.
Subsequently, on February26th, 1992, 1,300 of our Azeri brothers, mainly women, children and the elderly, were martyred in the Khojaly massacre. A further 1,275 people were taken hostage and 150 people simply disappeared, never to be seen again. Examinations of the lifeless bodies of our martyred Muslim brothers revealed that many had died as the result of severe torture; many had been burned, had their eyes gouged out and their heads cut off. Witnesses’ descriptions reveal the scale of the atrocity:
A journalist who witnessed the events describes what took place:
“I lived through the fall of the Nagorno-Karabagh city of Khojaly for a whole day. I documented it with images and told the world, with video clips, of the slaying of 1,300 Azeri Turks by Armenian gangs in one day. The Khojaly massacre was indescribably savage. When those who managed to escape the Armenian knives and bullets, women, children and the elderly, managed to come to Agdam under hail on the snowy mountain, their feet had frozen. Some of their feet had to be amputated because of gangrene. Old grandfathers and grandmothers had their faces slashed by razors, while young women’s bodies were cut up, and babies’ heads were stripped of their skin. Corpses were laid out all along the 12 kilometers of forest between Khojaly and Agdam.”
THE ARMENIAN JOURNALIST DAUD KHEYRIYAN, WHO WITNESSED THE SLAUGHTER, DESCRIBES IT THUSLY:
“… the Armenian group “Gaflan” (dealing with burning of dead bodies) have collected 100 dead bodies of Turks (Azerbaijani) and burned them in a place located one kilometer from Khojaly to the West on March 2nd… I saw a girl aged 10 and wounded in her hands and in the head lying in the last truck. Her face was already of a blue color. But she was still alive despite her hunger, coldness and wounds. She had a little breath. I cannot forget her eyes striving with death… Suddenly a soldier called Tigranyan took that body and threw it in with other dead bodies… Then they have burned the dead bodies.” Daud Kheyriyan, For the Sake of Cross, pp. 62-63)
As we have seen, Azerbaijan suffered terrible tragedies during these events. This, as revealed in the hadiths of our Prophet (saas), is one of the signs of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as).
A FIRE WILL CERTAINLY APPEAR FROM AZERBAIJAN. AND N...