According to the report of the British newspaper The Sun, the local people are saying that this is a sign of the coming of doomsday, when the world will end. Prophet Muhammad is said to have said 1400 years ago, ‘The end time will not come until the land of Arabia will be covered with meadows and rivers.’ At the same time, many people are seeing it linked to the recent move to promote the greenery of Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, climate change experts say that excessive rains and flash floods are probably caused by climate change.
Leo Meyer, director of the Climate Connect organization, said, ‘You can’t necessarily say that the reason for the heavy rains in Saudi Arabia is climate change. Weather has always been changing but this type of very bad weather is increasing all over the world. Mecca is considered the holiest city in Islam. The average summer temperature here is 41°C. During this time only 2 to 3 mm of rain falls.
In the month of December last, the rains reached their record level and there was a stir due to floods in the entire city. Muslims coming to Mecca to visit the Kaaba had to pass through flood waters. The Sun’s report states that whether the world will end or not cannot be said, but this greenery is a welcome event for Mecca and Medina.