The art of war is something that the Arabs were quite familiar with. This is known from even a cursory study of the pre-Islāmic era.The famous proverb, “If looks could kill”, could be applied to numerous situations where the Arabs were ready to kill someone who looked at them in a way which caused them feel uncomfortable.
It is no secret that the wars of old were ‘fairly’ different to what we see today. For most of human history, wars were fought on a battlefield with both armies meeting by confrontation. Soldiers would draw their weapons knowing well that it was their swordsmanship that would dictate the outcome of the battle.
Forward the clock to the Modern Age, and war is a different ‘ballgame’ altogether, and by game, the pun is very intentional. Today, a young man who has zero combat experience can remotely control a drone from the comfort of his air-conditioned base, and just like a game, he can ‘execute’ his orders without the hassle of psychotherapy thereafter. Killing in this way is efficient, cost effective and the likelihood of the ‘guilt’ factor for the triggerman is minimal. Killing by drones is efficient, and ensures that activities remain below the radar.
Whilst war by drones is an act responsible for the deaths of many, modern day warfare has evolved to include chemical, psychological and cyber warfare. There is however, another type of warfare in the modern age. One which has been the building blocks to herald the age of Dajjāl. That warfare is better known as the ‘War of Words’ or ‘War Propaganda’.
Currently, wars are fought based on ‘surveys’ conducted independently via online polls etc. The war of words has been strategically developed to target specific groups of people or regions as part of a mass program of ‘character assassination’ in order to sway public opinion in favour of heinous crimes, has worked fantastically for the ‘superpowers’ today who designed them.
Amongst the benefits of studying the signs, is to prove that Prophet Muhammad صَلیَّ اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ was indeed the true messenger of God, and his prophecies are undoubtedly a means through which his prophethood passes that litmus test.
Could the Prophet صَلیَّ اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ have foretold such a time when ‘words’ would be more dangerous than the brandishing of a blade?
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِنَّهَا سَتَكُونُ فِتْنَةٌ تَسْتَنْظِفُ الْعَرَبَ قَتْلاَهَا فِي النَّارِ اللِّسَانُ فِيهَا أَشَدُّ مِنْ وَقْعِ السَّيْفِ
Narrated by Sayyidunā Abdullāh ibn Amr ibn Al-Ās رَضِیَ اللّٰہُ عَنْہُ that the Prophet صَلیَّ اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “There will be strife which will wipe out the Arabs and their slain will go to Hell. During it (that time) the tongue will be more severe than blows of the sword.”
In the previous section, we have substantiated that even Hollywood is accomplice to this crime of vilification of Islām and Muslims, with particular focus on the Arabs. The Beloved Messenger’s صَلیَّ اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ specific link to the danger of words and the destruction of the Arabs is absolutely accurate to the modern age.
Iraq was famously invaded at the cost of thousands of innocent lives on the ‘propaganda’ of ‘weapons of mass destruction’. This was based on supposedly viable ‘intel’, which was later discovered to be devoid of any intelligence as those weapons of were not discovered. Of course this was yet another ‘False Flag Operation’ through which the pockets of the oil-hungry elite were filled. The fact that the mere mention of such propaganda resulted in the unlawful invasion of a nation who did not attack its invaders is indeed the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Rasūlullāh صَلیَّ اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ.
Currently, the Arabs / Muslims are demonized with the label of ‘terrorist’. The power of this campaign has conditioned the minds of billions across the globe to the extent that no Muslim is left in peace, particularly at the airport. No Muslim is left without the suspicion of ‘terror attacks’ in public. Such is the power of ‘words’ today, that it can lead to the invasion of an entire nation because the words ‘weapons of mass destruction’ creates panic which overrides the rules for the requirement of proof! The war of words can cause a toothpick to be recognized as a missile if it is aimed in the direction of the Judeo-Christian Alliance, yet a missile fired at innocent children in Gaza can be equated to the damage caused by a toothpick!
We are indeed witnessing the signs unfold in our lifetime, and with the fulfillment of each of these signs, the beginning of the end draws ever closer! Allāh Y protect us!
 Sunan Abū Dāūd- Book of Trials and Fierce Battles (Kitāb Al-Fitan Wal-Malāhim), Chapter Regarding Restraining The Tongue, Hadīth 4265. Whilst some have graded it as weak, it has been collected in Jāmi At-Tirmizhī, Hadīth 2178, as well as Sunan Ibn Mājah, Hadīth 3967 from the same narrator.