In a hadith reported in Sahih Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said "The last Hour will not take place … until the lands of the Arabs are once again pasture lands and (filled with) rivers."
The word that draws my attention to this hadith is "again" because it implies that there was a time in the past when the Arab lands were lands of greenery, lush and vegetation and teeming with the ecology that comes with such an enviromnent.
Now what is the one product that the Arab lands export to the rest of the world in enormous quantities? Crude oil.
According to the biogenics theory crude oil is "the product of compression and heating of ancient vegetation over geological time scales. According to this theory, it is formed from the decayed remains of prehistoric marine animals and terrestrial plants."
So could it be said that the discovery of oil is another sign of the Prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam?
Following my post about immigrants some time ago i came across this article in today's Guardian. Quote: "In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, she said that many were angry because their children could no longer get homes in the area following a large influx of immigrants and asylum seekers."