Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doomsday Clock at 5 mins. to midnight

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم A Princeton University professor sits alongside the Doomsday Clock during... thumbnail 1 summary
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

A Princeton University professor sits
alongside the Doomsday Clock during
an announcement by the Bulletin of
Atomic Scientists at the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science in Washington, DC,
on January 10, 2012
 
The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timepiece used as a barometer of global threats to humanity, has been moved one minute closer to midnight.

On Tuesday, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the clock from six minutes to five minutes before midnight.

Midnight symbolizes a global disaster.

"Despite the promise of a new spirit of international cooperation, and reductions in tensions between the United States and Russia, the Science and Security Board believes that the path toward a world free of nuclear weapons is not at all clear, and leadership is failing," the group said in a statement explaining the move.

"Two years ago, it appeared that world leaders might address the truly global threats that we face. In many cases, that trend has not continued or been reversed,” the statement added.

The Doomsday Clock, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago, has been changed 20 times so far.

The analogy originally represented the threat of global nuclear war, but since 2007 it has also reflected the global threat from climate change.

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"Berfikir tanpa kotak"

Ar Ra'isul Mutakallim, Tabligh Ki Zabaan (Lidah Tabligh) Hadrat Maulana Umar Palanpuri Rahmatullahu 'alaihi berkata: "Orang yang kuat adalah orang yang sanggup bertahan dalam arus kerosakan. Orang yang lebih kuat adalah orang yang sanggup melawan arus kerosakan. Namun orang yang paling kuat adalah orang yang sanggup merubah arah arus kerosakan hingga menjadi akannya arus kebaikan.”

“Dajjal bersama tenteranya mempunyai kekuatan yang amat istimewa dan amat tersusun. Begitu juga Yakjuj dan Makjuj membuat huru-hara di seluruh dunia. Kehebatan mereka tiada siapa yang dapat melawan dan orang beriman berundur dengan hanya makan zikir dan tasbih."

"Allah zahirkan kudratnya hanya dengan labah-labah yang kecil dijadikan asbab untuk menggigit tengkuk-tengkuk mereka hingga mati. Mayat mereka begitu busuk diseluruh dunia. Orang beriman tidak tahan terus berdoa pada Allah. Allah ta'ala hantarkan hujan dan banjir menghanyutkan mereka ke laut. Inilah yang akan berlaku di akhir zaman nanti."

"Amalan dakwah memisahkan hak dan batil seperti air menghanyutkan sampah dari emas dan logam-logam yang lain. Namun pekerja² agama jika wujud cinta dunia dalam hati mereka seperti emas dan disaluti logam-logam lain, maka banyak masalah yang akan timbul.”