In the Zohar (pg. 270a) on the weekly portion
Va'etchanan, Rebbe Shimon says: "In the future, at the end of days, the Holy One
will return the People of Israel to the Land of Israel, and it is written
regarding that time, "If a lion roars who dares not be afraid?" (Amos
3:8) The commentary on the Zohar, "Matok MiDvash," then refers the reader
to the Talmud (Sanhedrin pg 106a): "Rabbi Yochanan says, "Woe to that
umma (nation) that will exist at the time when the Holy One redeems His
sons, who would place his coat between a lion and a lioness at the time when one
requires the other (to mate) and Rashi adds: "delaying them…. is dangerous."
Note that Rabbi Yochanan says ‘umma’ in the singular,
not many nations.
As to the meaning of the word umma, it is defined as:
"Arabic word for community, especially the Islamic
community. Umma, derived from umm ("mother"), is a term
traditionally used in Islam to denote the worldwide community of the
faithful. In the twentieth century, the term was also sometimes used by
Arabs to mean "nation" in a political sense, both in global terms (the
pan-Arab umma) and local terms (a specific nation)." (//answers.com/topic/umma-1#ixzz2ZleQj819)
method for the re-conquering has always been Jihad...
In Islamic belief all land that was conquered by the
Umma but subsequently taken from them – like "Palestine" and parts of
Mediterranean Europe – still belongs to the Umma for all time, even though it may
be temporarily in the hands of others. The primary
method for the re-conquering has always been Jihad,
which we hear being so strongly called for today.
Lately the Jihadists have taken an interest in
conquering Syria and Bashir Assad (appropriately Assad means 'lion' in
Arabic) is trying to destroy them. Perhaps we can say that the "Big Lion" is
using the "Little Lion" to do His work. Furthermore the anti-jihad rebellion is
spreading to Egypt and other countries in the Middle East.
Woe to the Umma!
The author, a Torah Codes consultant at
Ascent-of-Safed, says that combining together the letters between
Levit. (8:21) and Deut. (7:13) at intervals of 5773 letters produces the words: "Rosh Tzevah Neshek Nesher L’vaser Hapala
HaUma, meaning: "Head of Eagle (Egyptian Army symbol) Army to announce fall of the Umma!" May it be quickly in our time, Amen.
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