The shortening of time is a portent of Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) appearance
The Day of Judgment will not come unless the following incidents come true…Time will shorten while distances will get shorter by means of vehicles. (Buhari, Fitan.25; Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Musnad, 2/313)
In our century, voyages which lasted for months in previous ages can be made in only a few hours in incomparably safer, easier and more comfortable forms.
This is how the sign of the hadith becomes manifest.
In another hadith of our Prophet (saas) we find the following information regarding the shortening of time:
Hazrat Anas (ra) relates: "Resûlullah aleyhissalâtu wesselâm told:
The Day of Judgment does not come unless times shortens. This shortening occurs in such a way that a year lasts as shortly as a month, a month runs as shortly as a week, a week as a single day, a day as an hour and an hour as lighting a kindle. (Tirmidhi, Zuhd: 24, 2333)
Time shortens and night and day come close together… (Death, the Day of Judgment-the Portents of the End Times, p. 374, no. 681)
The hadith also reveals that time-saving will be peculiar to the End Times:
Indeed, communication that took weeks among continents in previous ages can be accomplished in only a matter of seconds by means of the Internet and other communication technologies.
In our time, it is quite possible to purchase the goods that used to arrive at the end of months-long caravan voyages in a matter of a couple of weeks, or a month at most.
Today millions of books can be published during the space of time that was required to publish a single book a few centuries ago.
All these aside, mundane daily tasks such as cleaning, cooking, child care, maintenance, and shopping no longer take too much time by means of the state of the art electronic devices.
Thus has this portent of the End Times is also taking place just as how it was heralded by our Prophet (saas).
It is scientifically proven that time shortens
In the space existing between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere, there exists a natural vibration. This fundamental frequency, which is also known as the “heartbeat of the world”, is called the Schumann Resonance. It was predicted mathematically by the German physicist Winfried R. Schuman in 1952.
The Schumann Resonance is very important because it encloses the Earth and thus keeps nature and all living forms under its effect. It is constantly measured by the world’s prominent physics research centers.
During measurements made in the 1950s, the Schumann Resonance was measured at 7.8 Hertz. This value was thought to remain constant. Indeed the global military communication system was established over this frequency. However, in the 1980s, a sudden change in this state caused great shock for the scientific community, because in 1980, it was seen that the Schumann Resonance was measuring above 11 Hertz. Recent reports have revealed that this rate increases even further. The change in the Schumann Resonance frequency indicates the speeding up of time. Accordingly, 24-hours of time is experienced in 16 hours or less. That is, the time perceived is shortened. Science is unable to tell why this rate has increased, or the factor that caused this increase. With the shortening of time, a portent of the End Times that our Prophet (saas) foretold 1,400 years ago, is thus scientifically proven in our day.
The Earth is getting prepared for the Day of Judgment and by Allah’s leave, its portents are taking place one after another.
ADNAN OKTAR: “In the End Times, at the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), days, weeks will shorten” says our Prophet (saas). Let everyone ask one another. Compared to the past, have days, weeks, months shortened or not? Anyone, if any, who says ‘No’ can write to me. Everyone unanimously says, “In the past, days were longer; we used to do many works during the day. Time has shortened.” This is clear. This is a portent of the End Times. This is a portent of Hazrat Mahdi (as). It is a miracle our Prophet (saas) told. (Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Live Interview dated August 18, 2010 Samsun AKS TV and Kayseri TV)
ADNAN OKTAR: Everyone says this. The weekend comes in no time. Did the weekend come so quickly in the past? The days were not passing. [Now] the day ends in a moment. One sleeps for a while, for some seven or eight hours, then he wakes up, has his breakfast and the evening comes and the day ends. One goes to work and in no time comes back home and goes to sleep. He has no time to breathe. One is amazed at [how the time passes so quickly]. That the Day of Judgment is close strengthens our bonds of brotherhood even more. The closeness of the Day of Judgment is a factor that encourages love. Also being together in the Hereafter has a meaning and beauty Insha'Allah. (Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Live Interview dated June 12, 2011 A9 TV)