The Arrivals or just Arrivals and also known as The Wakeup Project, is a series of conspiracy theory videos that many young Muslims watch. It has a lot of speculation that is unproven. Muslim scholars have spoken against it too.
Scholars on Arrivals
Tariq Preston (University of Madeenah)Hope that helps
Arrivals of Deception
Having heard much about, “The Arrivals,” I finally watched the series. I thought I could learn something, but then realised that something was amiss. I write these words to awaken the overly trusting to points which might have been overlooked.
Certain “facts” are in fact plain conjecture. Other facts which can easily be researched are simply copied and pasted without verification. For example, quotations are simply extracted from the audio, From the Shadows, including the most glaring error claiming that the Freemasons realised their error in France when they lost control of Napoleon. They therefore made certain that when they later inspired the American Revolution that they installed a Freemason, George Washington.
The producers make much of their “research” yet as Americans, they should know a basic fact that the Treaty of Paris terminating the Independence War was signed in 1783, which is 16 years before Napoleon came to power in 1799. Did the Masons then invent a time travel machine to install George Washington back in 1775? Incidentally Washington died in 1799, the year Bonaparte came to power and broke away from Masonic control. How could the French Revolution possibly have been before the American Revolution?
If these widely available facts are mysteries to these great researchers, why should we trust them on their novel, obscure claims?
Brazen distortion of Qurān and Ḥadīth
Our interpretation of Qurān and Ḥadīth is what Allāh and His Rasūl (pbuh) taught us, via the chain of the Ṣaḥābah (R.A), Mufassirūn and Muḥaddithūn. Aḥādīth warning against personal interpretations are well known.Perhaps the most detailed hadīth describing ad-Dajjāl is narrated by an-Nawwās bin Sam‘ān in al-Imām Muslim’s Ṣaḥīḥ, Chapter on the Mention of ad-Dajjāl. It is quite lengthy, but based on the print version where it covers 16 lines; the producers conveniently only quote a half-a-line to suit their purpose. Due to the length I only mention the relevant parts below
Why The Arrivals is False
- Islam says one of the way Dajjal controls people is through music. It's ironic how Arrivals has non-stop music, even when quoting Qur'anic verses.
- Islam says Dajjal will come at the end of time. Arrivals say it is already here. Therefore it goes against Islam. The Arrivals was made by the Shi'a who have different hadith.
- George Bush said “Iraq was a biblical war against Gog and Magog”. He also believes in Antichrist and Illuminati, and thinks Muslim countries are controlled by Dajjal, just like Muslims think western countries are controlled by Dajjal. Muslims who believe in this stuff are just as irrational as George Bush.
What The Qur'an Says
The Qur'an says not to get anxious by conspiracy theories. Those who do are misguided by Shaytan.
The meaning of the verse is explained by Ibn Kathir in his tafsir.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir
The Arrivals attempts to show Islam is against terrorism, and that it is the Jews who did 9/11 as well as many other terrorist attacks. This is false and is not supported by any evidence. Just like any other conspiracy theory, it rejects all the proof for the more commonly accepted interpretation of events which has real proof for its conclusions and findings. It appeals to Muslims who are hurt by the fact that Muslim terrorists were involved in the attacks.
- Terrorism - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Terrorism
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- Tariq Preston - The Arrivals - Bitter Lies Sweetened with Honey - Islam Factory, July 29, 2010
- Sulaiman Kindi - A review on The Arrivals series - My Ummah, February 18, 2010
- Ali Yenidunya - George W. Bush: Iraq Was a Biblical War Against Gog and Magog - Enduring America, May 27, 2009