Religion (Islam) and science (NASA) both agree that one day, Sun shall rise from the west, and that shall be a harbinger of hereafter. It is a doomsday prophesy as stated by our holy Prophet (pbuh) and has many such references in the holy Quran
Initially the earth was completing the round around the sun in four hour. After billions of years, it now completes the round in 23 hours, 56 minutes and 04 seconds. Therefore, if the earth is slowing down on its axis then it will eventually come to a halt. But the forces that bring it to a halt will in turn begin to spin it the other way; once it begins to spin the other way, the sun will then rise from the west. Only by using current technology has it been shown (i.e. proven, so it is now an established scientific fact) that the earth is slowing down, something they could not have known in the middle of the dessert over 1400 years ago. One of the portents of the Judgment Day revealed in the hadiths of our Prophet (pbuh) is “The Rising of the Sun in the West”: Our beloved Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “One of the signs of the (Last) hour..the sun will rise from the west, where no longer tauba (forgiveness) will be granted”
One of the portents of the Judgment Day revealed in the hadiths of our Prophet (pbuh) is “The Rising of the Sun in the West”: Our beloved Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “One of the signs of the (Last) hour..the sun will rise from the west, where no longer tauba (forgiveness) will be granted”
This might appear strange, but it has happened already, at least with planet Mars. The science of astronomy states that the speed of planet Mars has been decreasing in its course toward the eastern direction in the past few weeks to the level we notice the “waver” between the east and the west. and on Wednesday the 30th of July ‘2003, the planet movement stopped going toward the eastern direction.. Then in the months of August and September… Mars changed its course in the opposite direction to the West- and that until the end of September..which means the sun will rise now from the west on Mars!! And this weird phenomena of the opposite movement called “Retrograde Motion” Most scientist state that all the planets will go through the same once at least and our planet Earth is one of them.
The rise of the Sun from the West is mentioned in the ahadith and this is the major sign of the Day of Judgment, (For more about Judgement day, please click here)most if not all, the minor signs have occurred.Islam is the only religion that prophesies that the sun will rise from the West, instead of rising from the East, in the End Times, before Day of Judgement. Both the Quran and the Hadith affirm that this phenomenon will take place. The occurrence of this phenomenon is considered in Islam as one of the major signs that indicate the Day of Judgement is close.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.237 Narrated byAbu Huraira states that :- Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established till … earthquakes will increase in number … till a man when passing by a grave of someone will say, ‘Would that I were in his place,’ and till the sun rises from the West. … “
Holy Quran states :-
Or your Lord (Himself) to appear,
or some of your Lord’s signs should appear
(But) on the day when Lord’s signs do appear
Believing will be of no avail to anybody who did not believe earlier
Or who did no good works while believing
Say, “ watch and wait, we too are waiting”
It is not only the religious angle, even the scientists community believes that like Mars, one day, Earth will also have sun rising from West. (http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?34927-Sun-Rising-from-West-NASA-s-Confirms ) All-Powerful and Almighty Allah has created our Earth together with all the living things on it, the Solar System, the Milky Way, billions of constellations and galaxies, in other words the entire universe, out of nothing. Of course, Allah, Who created this boundless universe and Who maintains it at every moment, is also powerful enough to put an end to it when so ever He desires. It is revealed in about 16 verses of the Qur’an that the universe will inevitably come to an end on a day appointed by Allah. That day is the Judgment Day.The Hour is coming–there is no doubt about it.But most of mankind has no faith.
Yet most men will not believe it
(Quran – 40:59)