Is December 21 2012 the end of the world?

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How many of you have seen the Hollywood movie “2012” that was based on a prediction of Mayan civilization according to which the world will be ended on December 21 2012 because in Mayan calender there is no date after 21st December 2012. What will be happened to the world on  December 21 2012? Is it true that the world will be ended on this mentioned date? Lets explore some facts about the date of 21st December 2012.

Is December 21 2012 is the end of the world?

The date of  December 21 2012 has acquired global attention and the awe and worldwide deliberations around this day of Apocalypse have been nothing short of an epidemic. The Apocalypse or the Doomsday implies an end of the world and the date of  December 21 2012 is being considered by many as THAT day.

This belief takes its roots from the Mayan calendar, the Maya being a Meso-american civilization acknowledged for their art, architecture, mathematical & astronomical systems and for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian America.  The Mayan calendar is recorded as a carving on the Aztec `sun stone’ and is, therefore, sometimes also referred to as the Aztec calendar. The calendar has no dates after the  December 21 2012 and this fact has given rise to the prophecy that the world will end on this date.

Of course the prophecy is not shared by one and all and there expectedly are people – from the ordinary to scientists and astrologers who believe that  December 21 2012 will be like any other day and nothing unusual is going to happen on this day.  From this group of people who do not believe in the Doomsday prophecy, there are some who go as far to claim that 21st December 2012 is being deliberately and unduly capitalized upon by the `believers’ to gain either fame or money (or both) by way of selling books, ads, and the likes.

What is Mayan Calender?

Mayan Calendar

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The `believers’ however claim that the Mayan civilization were obsessed with time-keeping and the Mayan calendar has been incredibly precise in terms of accurately predicting solar / lunar eclipses thousands of years into the future. That this accurate calendar mysteriously ends on  December 21 2012 does signify something – the end!

What Islam says about  December 21 2012?

According to Islam, there is no place of such predictions in our Life, only ALLAH knows what is going to be happened in the very next second. Also there are many signs that are yet to appear e-g, Sunrise from west, appearance of Jesus Christ, appearance of Imam-e-Mahdi and many other signs.

What Bible says about  December 21 2012?

Many scientific, literary and religious theories are also finding concurrence with the Mayan calendar.  For example, according to some algorithms of the Bible Code a large asteroid / comet will collide with the earth on  December 21 2012.

What NASA says about  December 21 2012?

NASA has also predicted that the sun will reverse its magnetic poles in year 2012 – en event which may mean that harmful charged particles blasting away from the sun are more easily penetrating the earth’s atmosphere (solar storming).  NASA however has not specified any particular date(s) for this event. As per numerology each number is associated with a corresponding letter. The date 12-21-12 reads as A-B-B-A-A-B.

21st December according to Hebrew Language:

Considering that the Hebrew language is read from right to left, this date would read BA ABBA. The Hebrew translation for BA ABBA is “Father comes / is coming”.

However, the people looking forward to celebrate X’mas and the New Year 2013 far outnumbers those who fear the end.

41 Responses to Is December 21 2012 the end of the world?
  1. Jawad Latif
    July 31, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Only ALLAH knows what is going to be happened in the very next second.

  2. admin
    July 31, 2012 | 9:29 pm

    100% true..

  3. Floramae Reando
    August 29, 2012 | 8:58 pm

    Absolutely! Nobody knows what would happen in the future, only God knows. What we can do is just to prepare ourselves physically and spiritually…….

  4. Rakhshanda Pakistani
    August 31, 2012 | 11:08 pm

    Only ALLAH knows the best…..

  5. Nasrullah Durrani Afghan
    September 5, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Only Allah knows of the future. Nobody can predict the future of the world. A person can plan but cannot predict the future of even him/herself. In the HOLY Quraan signs for the end of the world are mentioned and they still need to be appeared.

  6. Joe
    October 3, 2012 | 7:10 am

    I do believe that the end will come on 12/21/12. Then, the Mayans can finally Start selling the new calendars they’ve been sitting on for thousands of years.

  7. horseluver
    October 4, 2012 | 1:10 am

    I dont believe any of this

  8. kim
    October 4, 2012 | 3:21 am

    Give it up. My son cries like a baby cause people wont stop talking about this crap. If u believe it will end in december then make ur peace! OTHER WISE GROW UP. How does anyone know the person who made that calendar all those years ago didn’t die? Think about that!

  9. m1k3
    October 5, 2012 | 12:39 am

    Maybe you shuld teach ur kid about death so he wont be so dam scared,,, try spending time with them instead of online bitching at people,,,

  10. Bob
    October 16, 2012 | 11:14 am

    All sounds a bit like ABRACADABRA to me.

  11. jimmy udo
    October 16, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    the people who wrote the calender didn’t finish it.

  12. Cindy
    October 16, 2012 | 8:09 pm

    I do know God and he said only the he knows the hour that Jesus Christ will return. I do believe he will return, but I also believe that we should all try just living one day , one minute at a time because not one of us is promised another minute. Try and love and not judge eachother. If we do this there wont be anymore wasted wondering about something we have no control of anyway.

  13. Cecilia
    October 20, 2012 | 7:58 am

    I believe we will die on time…the world as we know will end as we cause it thru arrogance and abuse, gluttony and greed…

  14. JOanna Pipes
    November 8, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Y2K anyone? Panic=Profit

    I think it indicates a new age, this isnt the first time calendars have been reset. bc to ad to ?? …ze?

  15. arum
    November 11, 2012 | 1:44 am

    me to

  16. arum
    November 11, 2012 | 1:46 am

    i couldint agree better

  17. arum
    November 11, 2012 | 1:48 am


  18. Jimmi
    November 25, 2012 | 12:33 am

    This calendar is like shit nothing will heppend in this date,Allah only know the date end of the world.

  19. op gera
    November 26, 2012 | 9:24 pm

    end of earth planet on Dec 21, 2012-ridiculous

  20. farrukh
    November 27, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Allah knows the best. if we see honestly the teachings of Muhammad (PBUH) and Quran are true and keep the human away from the fear of die and end of life or universe.

  21. sanjay
    November 27, 2012 | 5:30 pm

    positive attitude will help us to face each coming day including 21.12.2012 .

  22. dschinn
    November 30, 2012 | 3:13 am

    the Mayas only have this calendar, which ends by 21st of December 2012 – but the Mayas never said, that this will be the end of the world. – it were others who claimed doomsday and the press found their “big meal”. obviously the Mayas mean that something will occur – but not “end of world” … why is Maya calendar at end ? – because the Mayas were not able to continue it, by reason of their situation, not of ours . . . ?

  23. Lusulpher
    November 30, 2012 | 7:33 am

    Isn’t that also when the Earth transitions to the other side of the milky Way’s galactic plane/horizon?
    The Mayans and NASA were tracking that.

  24. Ahmed Shahriar
    December 4, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Allah knows what’s gonna happen but we don’t. It is true that our saint will come. Does anyone know that he hasn’t come yet or not? May be he has come.

  25. Aziz
    December 6, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    10000000000 %

    if any person knows what will happen to him in future he will wish to die by the moments these things will happen to him

  26. kapil gulati
    December 7, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    dont worry ….If God gave us life so enjoy it,,enjoy every hour every minute every second……….There is no end of the earth……..enjoy my friends ……..

  27. Irha
    December 7, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    I dont wanna beleive it.. M a muslim but i have also heard the story of mayan people and the calendar made on sun stone.Those people predict the exact lunar calculations.It cant b wrong.But then i also beleive at the day of judgement.Besides other signs as appearence of jesus and dajal arrival, signs of simmilarity between boy and girl and people making movies againt islam..these also makes me to ponder over it again.. May be this could be the end..may be NASA proves it wrong and it will only unleash a new era or may be it will collide with metores or black hole.. But then this language which hebrew predicts of BA ABBA is also scaring me. . .what if something is really comming. . .God have mercy:-(

  28. Peter Måhlin
    December 8, 2012 | 8:59 pm

    Just a few questions before we go – what timezone will count? As some of us know, and possibly even acknowledges, the Earth is spherical and rotates around an axis. A new day woun’t dawn at the same moment on every spot on our planet. Which time zone is the one?

    If the world ends at December 21, 00:00 hours UTC -6 (Central American time) – will Sweden succumb seven hours later, at 7 o’clock in the morning? Or will we Swedes pass into a possible afterlife seven hours BEFORE Central America, when the clock says 17:00 (5 in the afternoon) Thursday 20, in Central America?

    Will the people of Anchorage, Alaska, meet their maker already at Thursday, December 20 at 21 hours (9 in the evening)in their local time – or will they have to wait for 3 hours more?

    That is – will the globe explode in one moment, or will “a tidal wave” of destruction sweep the surface of Earth precise at midnight in true sun time?

    Did the Mayans have their new year on the same day as we have in our time?

    And, did they count in base 10?

  29. john keneth velasco f
    December 9, 2012 | 5:57 am

    there is nothing true who believes that the end is 12 21 12 the truth we’ve gonna wait what happens

  30. Chandra Tumba
    December 10, 2012 | 10:25 am

    no any person how knows what will happen to in future. modern since also not able to say about future it can guess only. Time can’t end so everybody don’t believe in that end of the world in 21 Dec 2012. thing positively, do positive and make your future well. Happy new year 2013 for all of you.

  31. Bax
    December 10, 2012 | 9:23 pm

    We do not have a right to set the date of when the world would end becoz we r not the creators of it… only Allah knows best and signs on day of judgment are showing up but Apocalypse is not mentioned in the Quran however the sun has got connection with the end of the world .

  32. Musalman pakistani
    December 12, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    Allah knows best… We can’t even predict about very next second of our life how can we so confirmed about DEC 21…???

    December 18, 2012 | 3:37 pm

    hey don’t believe because ALLAH knows more better than human .

  34. trh
    December 19, 2012 | 3:15 am

    The Mann calendar was wrote before the leap year was introduced
    So really disregarding all the leap years the 21 Dec 12 should
    Have be3 bout 3 years ago ……

  35. Wasim
    December 20, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    yes, Only Allah knows every thing

  36. Nick
    December 20, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    I think it is just going to be the end of this generation and bring a new beginning for earth like we will be doing stuff differently or we will be doing the same everyday life stuff but the world is definitely not going to end 21 December 2012

  37. HAMID
    December 20, 2012 | 11:03 pm

    Dear Friends,
    A true believer will never relay on the predictions of the common people. The signs pertaining to the End of the world as mentioned in the Holy Quran are yet to be discovered. Also, as per the predictions of our beloved Prophet (SAW), a lot is still to come before the end of the world. Only Almighty Knows when it is going to happen. A person who is born has to die one day. We should pray and worship like a true muslim so as to get our rewards in the next never ending life. May God Bless You All.

  38. Leeroy
    December 21, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Nothing should be happen .
    Only one thing happen today that’s a week end Party 🙂

  39. ismail
    December 21, 2012 | 7:11 pm

    Allah only know the end day . Human being have no knowledge cannot make perception on the doomsday. Allah know what will happen on December 21, 2012, but it is not doomsday.
    All the knowledge about doomsday belongs to ALLAH. In Islam some other things will appear before doomsday.

  40. Imran Haji
    December 22, 2012 | 2:46 am

    People the world din’t end. Only Allah knows about the hour, its funny to see people predict about the end of the world. Did we create it? NO, “Oh man, you come from a drop of semen and you leave as a piece of dust. You don’t know when you came and you don’t know when you’re leaving. Yet you go around thinking you know everything.”

  41. john
    January 30, 2013 | 6:45 pm

    Well, it wasn’t the end of the world. Don’t do that next time.

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