Bi ismillahir rahmanir raheem
Hadhrat Imraan bin Husain (R.A.) relates that, "I heard Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying: "That since the birth of Adam
(A.S.) till the advent of Qiyamah there is no fitnah (evil, test)
much greater than that of Dajjal."
Hadhrat Huzaifah (R.A.) says, Dajjal will be blind in his left
eye. He will have very thick hair on his body and he will also have
Jannat and Jahannam with him. Though his Jannat will appear as Jannat,
in reality it will be Jahannam and likewise though his Jahannam
will appear to be Jahannam, in reality it will be Jannat.
Imraan bin Husain (R.A.) says Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
said: "Those who hear about Dajjal should stay far from him. By
Allah! A person will approach him thinking him to be a Believer,
but on seeing his amazing feats he will become his follower".
Ubadah bin Saamit (R.A.) says, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
once said, "I have explained Dajjal to you, but I fear that you
might not have understood. Maseeh Dajjal will be short, and his
legs will be crooked. The hair on his head will be extremely twisted.
He will have one eye (with which he can see, and this is the protruding
eye about which other ahadeeth inform us), while his other eye will
be totally flat. It will neither be deep (in its socket) nor protruding.
If you still have any doubt regarding him then remember that your
Sustainer (Rabb) is not one-eyed. (Because Dajjal will eventually
claim to be Allah). In a lengthy Hadeeth narrated by Abu Saeed (R.A.),
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said:
"Dajjal will come but it will be prohibited and impossible for him
to enter Madina. He will set up camp in a barren land outside Madina.
One person who will be the best of persons will confront him by
saying: "I bear witness that you are the very Dajjal about whom
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has informed us".
Dajjal will say to his followers, "If I kill this person and then
revive him will you people still doubt me?"
They will reply, "No".
He will then kill this person, (according to another narration
he will split this person in two) and thereafter revive him. This
person will say, "I am now totally convinced more than ever before
that you definitely are Dajjal."
Dajjal will attempt to kill this person again but his efforts
will now be in vain. (According to a Hadeeth after this incident,
Dajjal will not be able to harm anyone).
Hadhrat Anas (R.A.) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
said: "Dajjal will come and finally reach the outskirts of Madina.
There will be three tremors. At that time all the disbelievers and
hypocrites will flee (from Madina).
In this way Madina Munawwarah will be purified of all the evil
Hadhrat Asma bint Yazeed (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) once came to my house and there he spoke about
Dajjal. He said that before the emergence of Dajjal there will be
three spells of drought. In one year the skies will withhold one
third of its rains, causing the earth to withhold one third of its
produce. In the second year the skies will withhold two thirds of
its rain causing the earth to withhold two thirds of its produce.
In the third year the skies will withhold all its water and there
will be no crops that year. All animals, be they hooved or toothed
will die as a result. The greatest evil of Dajjal will be to approach
anyone and ask him: "If I bring your camel back to life, will you
then believe that I am your Rabb"? This person will reply, "most
certainly". Thereafter Shaytaan (from the many Shayateen who will
always accompany Dajjal) will appear before this person in the form
of his camel with a fat hump and fully laden udders.
Likewise Dajjal will appear before another person whose father
and brother have long passed away and ask him, "If I bring your
father and brother back to life will you believe that I am your
Rabb?" The person will reply, "Why not"? Shaytaan will one again
take on the appearance of his brother and father..."
Hadhrat Mughira ibn Shu’ba (R.A.) says that, "No one asked
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) about Dajjal as much as
myself. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said to me, "How
can he possibly harm you"? I said: "People are saying that he will
have with him a mountain of bread (provisions) and a river of water".
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "In the sight of Allah
he is much more disgraced than that. (i.e. Allah knows full well
that in reality Dajjal has nothing with him, and all that which
appears to be with him is but deception).
(Bukhari and Muslim)
Other Ahadeeth regarding Dajjal inform us that: He will emerge
between Shaam and Iraq, and his emergence will become known when
he is in Isfahaan at a place called Judea; (Yahudea) He will be
of Jewish origin;
The Jews of Isfahaan will be his main followers; Apart from having
mainly Jewish followers he will have a great number of women followers
as well; He will have with him fire and water, but in reality the
fire will be cold water, while that what appears to be cold water
will in reality be a blazing fire; Those who obey him will enter
his "Jannat’ while those who disobey him will enter his Jahannam;
There will be a thick fingernail-like object in his left eye; The
letters "Kaa" "Faa" "Raa" will appear on his forehead and will be
deciphered by all Mu’mineen regardless of them being literate
or not; He will have a wheatish complexion; He will travel at great
speeds and his means of conveyance will be a gigantic mule. It is
said that he will play beautiful Music which will attract the music
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has exhorted the regular
recital of Suratul Kahf which will most certainly save one from
the Evils of Dajjal.
- Dajjal will lay claim to Prophethood.
- He will then lay claim to Divinity.
- He will perform unusual feats.
- He will travel the entire world. He will send down rains upon
those who believe in him, which in turn will cause good crops
to grow, trees to bear fruit and cattle to grow fat.
- He will cause drought to those who disbelieve in him, causing
starvation and hardship for them.
- During those trying times the Mu’mineen will satiate
their hunger through the recitation of Subhan Allaah and La’ilalha
llallahu. The hidden treasures of the earth will spill forth at
his command. He will stay on this Earth for a period of forty
days; the length of the first day will be one year, the second
day will be equal to one month, the third day will be equal to
a week and the remaining days will be normal.
- He will be unable to enter Makkah because the Malaikah will
be guarding the Holy City and nor will he be able to enter Madina
because there will be Malaikah guarding each of the seven entrances
to Madina; From Madina he will proceed towards Shaam where Imaam
Mahdi will be stationed;
- Finally Eesa (A.S.) will descend from the heavens and pursue
him and eventually kill him at Baab Lud. (Present day Lydda)
DESCENSION OF SAYYIDENA EESA ALAYHIS SALAAM
The descension of Sayyidena Eesa (A.S.) also falls in the category
of the major signs of Qiyamah according to the Qur'aan and the hadeeth.
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said, "By Him in whose hands is my soul, the time
is near when Ibn Maryam (Eesa A.S.) will descend upon you; he will
rule over you with justice; he will break the Cross and kill the
pigs; He will end all battles. There will be such an abundance of
wealth during his rule that there will be no takers; The value of
one Sajda in the eyes of the people will be much greater than the
world and what it Contains;"
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) then recited the verse:
"There is none among the People of the Book but will believe in
him before his death"
Hadhrat Imraan bin Hussain (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said, "There will always be a group of people on
the Path of Truth, overpowering their enemies, until the Order of
Allah comes, and Eesa (A.S.) descends".
Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (R.A.) narrates that Eesa (A.S.) will descend
on Mount Afeeq. He will be a just ruler. He will don a cloak and
be of medium height. His cheeks will be flat and his hair straight.
He will have a spear in his hand and he will kill Dajjal. With the
death of Dajjal all battles will come to an end. There will be such
peace and safety in his time that if a person were to be confronted
by a lion, it will not attack him, and if a person were to take
hold of a snake it will not harm him. There will be an abundance
of crops during his time as it used to be during the era of Aadam
(A.S.). All the inhabitants of the earth will believe in him and
they will all follow one religion".
In a lengthy Hadeeth narrated by Hadhrat Nawwas bin Sam’aan
(R.A.) from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) who says",...
Eesa (AS.) will descend on the white Eastern Minaret of Damascus.
He will don two saffron colored sheets. His hands will be resting
on the shoulders of two Malai’kah. When he lowers his head
it will appear that droplets of water are flowing (from his hair),
and when he raises his head it will appear as though there are shiny
silverish pearls on his hair.
Eesa (A.S.) will have a reddish white complexion. He will remain
alive on the earth for forty years. When he passes away the Muslims
will perform his Janazah salaat". He will don the Ihraam either
for Umrah or Haj or for both from Fajje Rautia.
YA’JOOJ AND MA’JOOJ
During the reign of Eesa (A.S.) people will live an extremely
peaceful life filled with prosperity and abundance. Then the wall
which imprisons Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj will break and they
will surge forth in large numbers.
"But when Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj are let loose arid they
rush headlong down every hill" (Qur'aan, 21:97)
WHO ARE THE YA’JOOJ AND MA’JOOJ
Zul Qarnain (A.S.) who was a pious and just Ruler traveled to
many lands and conquered them, establishing justice and the Law
of Allah therein. Allah Ta’ala provided him with all forms
of material strength through which he was able to carry out his
conquests and missions.
He once carried out a mission in three directions, the far west,
the far east, and then in a northerly direction. It was here that
he came across a tribe of people who complained to him about the
tribes of Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj which inhabited the land
behind two huge mountains and often emerged from behind these mountains
to perpetrate acts of anarchy and plunder among them. They requested
Zul Qarnain (A.S.) to erect a barrier between themselves and the
tribes of Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj so that they could be
saved from their atrocities. With the material strength at his disposal,
Zul Qarnain (A.S.) enlisted their physical labor and set about erecting
a high wall between the two mountains. The height of the wall or
its exact length is unknown. What is known is that the height of
this wall reaches that of the summit of both mountains. It is made
with blocks or sheets of iron, which is further strengthened with
molten lead. In this manner Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj are
unable to scale the wall, or cross it except when it is the will
"And when the promise of my Rabb approaches, He will level
it to dust" (Qur'aan 18:98)
They are situated in a land of ice which is hidden from our gazes
and the exact location of which is unknown. Though many interpretations
do exist in this respect, none of these can be said to be absolute.
Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj are human beings and according
to a narration they are from the progeny of Yafith ibn Nooh (A.S.)
In a lengthy Hadeeth by Hadhrat Nawwas ibn Sam’aan (R.A.)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said:
Allah will send revelation upon Eesa (A.S.) that ‘Such a creation
of mine is now going to emerge that no power will be able to stop
them. Therefore take my servants and ascend the Mount of Toor’.
Then Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj will emerge and surge fourth
in all their fury. When those from among them who constitute the
former part of their army pass the lake of Tiberias (which is in
Northern Palestine), they will drink up all the water of that lake
and by the time those that constitute the latter part of that same
army pass the lake, they will say, "There used to be water here
(long ago). When they will reach the Mount of Khamr in Jerusalem,
they will arrogantly proclaim; "We have conquered the people of
the earth, now we will annihilate those in the sky".
So saying they will fire their arrows towards the sky. When the
arrows return to the ground they will be blood stained. In the meantime
Eesa (A.S.) will be on the Mount of Toor with his followers. At
that time the head of an ox will as valuable as is hundred dinars
to you in this day. (This indicates the scarcity of provisions).
Faced with these hardships, Eesa (AS.) and his followers will make
dua unto Allah (to remove this calamity). As a result Allah will
cause sores to appear on the necks of each and every individual
of these people which will cause their death suddenly. When Eesa
(A.S.) and his followers descend from the Mount of Toor there will
not be a single space on the land where the dead rotting bodies
of these people is not littered, giving off a horrendous odor. Eesa
(A.S.) and his followers will once more supplicate unto Allah as
a result of which Allah will send down huge birds whose necks will
be as thick as that of the necks of camels, and they will dump these
bodies in a place where Allah wills. (According to a narration by
Tirmidhi, they will be dumped at a place called Nahbal). Allah Ta’ala
will then send down a heavy rain, the waters of which will flow
in every part of the earth cleansing it thoroughly. It will rain
for a period of forty days. The Muslims will then burn the bows
and arrows of Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj for a period of seven
Allah will order the earth to yield forth its crops in abundance
and there will be such blessing and prosperity that one pomegranate
will be sufficient for a whole group while the peel thereof will
suffice to cast a shadow over them.
The milk of one camel will be sufficient for many groups while
one milk giving cow will be sufficient for a whole tribe. One milk
giving goat will be sufficient for a whole family..." (Muslim)
Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said: ‘On the day of Qiyamah Allah will say
to Adam (A.S.) to pick out the Jahannamis from his entire progeny.
Adam (A.S.) will ask: "0 Rabb who are they"? Allah will say: "Nine
hundred and ninety nine of a thousand are Jahannami while the one
is a Jannati". On hearing this the Sahabah were overtaken by fear
and they asked: "O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) who will
that one Jannati be"? Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
"Do not grieve, the nine hundred and ninety nine will be Ya’jooj
and Ma'jooj while you will be the Jannati". (i.e. your numbers in
relation to them will be one in a thousand). (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Umar (R.A.) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said: "Allah Ta’ala divided mankind into
ten parts. Nine tenths constitute Ya'jooj and Ma’jooj while
the remaining one tenth constitutes the rest of mankind".
Hadhrat Zainab bint Jahsh (R.A.) says: ".. .once Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) awoke from such a sleep that his face was red and
these words were on his tongue,’ There is none worthy of worship
but Allah. Destruction is upon the Arabs on account of that evil
which has come close to them. Today a hole as big as this has opened
up in the wall of Ya’jooj and Ma'jooj and Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) indicated the size of the hole forming a ring with
his index finger and thumb". (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrates that every day Ya’jooj
and Ma’jooj break (dig) through the wall erected by Zul Qarnain
(AS.) until they reach the end of it to that extent that they can
actually see the light on the other side. They then return (home)
saying that "We will break through tomorrow. "But Allah Ta’ala
causes the wall to revert to its original thickness and the next
day they start digging through the wall all over again, and this
process continues each day until as long as Allah wills them to
When Allah wishes them to be released, then at the end of the day
they will say, "If Allah wills, tomorrow we will break through".
The following day they will find the wall as they had left it the
previous day (i.e. it will not have returned to its original state).
and after breaking the remaining part of it they will emerge".
(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)
Commenting on the above Hadeeth, Allamah Ibn Arabi says, Three
miracles are evident in this Hadeeth:
1. It never occurs to these tribes that they must continue work
during the night. After all, they are in such large numbers that
they can easily delegate the work among themselves and work in shifts.
But Allah does not allow this thought to occur to them.
2. It does never occur to them that they can merely cross the mountains
or scale the wall, which they can do through the aid of equipment
and implements which they possess in large numbers. According to
a narration by Wahab ibn Munabbah it is known that these tribes
are agriculturists and artisans possessing various types of equipment.
3. The thought of saying If Allah wills" never enters their minds
and it will only occur to them to say it when Allah wills that they
CAVING IN OF THE GROUND
After the annihilation of Ya’jooj and Ma'jooj Eesa (A.S.)
will live on and then pass away. He will be buried alongside Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). A man named Jahjaah from the Qahtaan
tribe of Yemen will then be the Khalifa and he will rule with great
justice and piety. With the passing of time other Rulers will follow
and slowly once again, corruption and decadence will set in. The
baseless customs of Kufr and ignorance will pervade the Earth. According
to a narration in Bukhari and Muslim, at this time one place in
the east and another in the west will cave in and among those who
die as a result of this will be those who refute the concept of
According to a narration appearing in Muslim Shareef, Abu Dawood,
etc. a thick fog or smoke will envelope the skies. This smoke will
last for forty days and it will cause the Mu’mineen to develop
colds while the effect of it upon the Kuffar will be so severe that
they will lapse into unconsciousness. Thereafter the skies will
THE NIGHT OF THREE NIGHTS
Not very long after the clearance of the smoke, a night will suddenly
become unusually long. This incident will occur in the month of
Zil Hajj some time after Eidul Adha, and cause great restlessness
among the people. Travelers will become frustrated while children
and adults will be overtaken by extreme anxiety and they will resort
to Taubah. Even the animals will become restless. After a length
of three nights this night will finally come to an end.
RISING OF THE SUN IN THE WEST
When the lengthy night ends, the sun will rise, but contrary to
its normal manner of rising in the East. On this day the sun will
rise from the West and its rays will be extremely dull. When it
reaches the meridian it will return and set in the West normally.
On seeing this strange event many Kuffar will affirm their faith
in the Oneness of Allah while many sinful Muslims will repent for
their sins. However at this time neither will the Imaam of the Kuffar
nor the repentance of the sinful Mu’mineen be accepted by
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said: "Whoever repents unto Allah, BEFORE the sun rises
from the West will surely have his repentance accepted by Allah".
THE BEAST FROM THE EARTH
The next day while the unusual event of the rising of the sun
from the West will still be fresh in the minds and upon the tongues
of the people, an earthquake will grip Mount Safaa in Makkah, causing
a split in the ground. A strange looking animal will emerge from
this crack in the ground." And when our judgment overtakes them,
we will bring out from the earth a beast that shall speak to them..."
According to a hadeeth narrated by Hadhrat Huzaifah (R.A.) Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has mentioned the emergence of the
beast from the ground as one of the final signs of Qiyamah.
This animal will be most strange and fascinating in its appearance
and action. It will speak to the people. It will not be born as
other creation is born, but will appear miraculously from the ground.
According to a Hadeeth recorded in Ibn Katheer and narrated by Hadhrat
Talha bin Umar (R.A.) the following is mentioned:
"As the animal emerges from the ground, it will be dusting the
sand off its head. It will proceed towards the area between Hajrul
Aswad and Maqaamul Ibraheem. The people on seeing it will flee in
all directions, except for one group of people. It will approach
this group and illuminate their faces like shining stars. Thereafter
it will set out and travel throughout the whole world (at a great
speed). It will mark the faces of the Kuffar and none will be able
to escape it".
It is narrated that this animal will have the staff of Sayyidena
Moosa (A.S.) with which it will mark the faces of the Mu’mineen
causing it to glitter while it will mark the necks and noses of
the Kuffar with the ring of Sayyidena Sulaiman (A.S.) causing their
faces to be blackened. Most scholars are of the opinion that this
animal will speak the normal and general things to the people. Before
the emergence of this animal there will be rumor on two previous
occasions about its emergence, once in Yemen and once in Najd. After
performing its duty the animal will disappear.
THE BREEZE FROM THE SOUTH
Thereafter an extremely fresh and fragrant breeze will blow from
the south causing a slight pain under the armpits of the Mu’mineen.
This pain will soon cause their deaths according to the order of
their piety, i.e. first the most pious, then the sinners, then the
flagrant sinners, etc. until no Mu’min, pious or sinful remains.
DESTRUCTION OF THE KA’BAH
Now that no Mu’min remains on the face of the earth, the forces
of Kufr and falsehood will be rampant. The entire world will be
under the the domination of Kuffar Africans. They will destroy Ka’bah
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said: "Zus Saweeqatain (one with short shin bones), from
Habsha (Abyssinia) will destroy the Ka'bah.
Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (R.A.) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said: "It is as though I can see a black, with crooked
legs destroying the Ka’bah, brick by brick".
Hajj will no longer take place. The words of the Holy Qur'aan will
be lifted from the pages.
There will neither be any fear of Allah in the hearts of the people
nor any obedience whatsoever to His commands.
People will stoop to the lowest level of bestiality, perpetrating
the worst acts of immorality, corruption and evil.
Tyrant rulers will inflict the worst forms of punishment and cruelties
upon their subjects and the general masses will indulge in bloodshed
There will be such ignorance that not a single being will mention
the name of Allah.
These will be the worst creation ever and upon them Qiyamah will
There will be a certain degree of peace in Shaam as compared to
the rest of the world and many people will emigrate towards Shaam
with their families.
THE GREAT FIRE FROM THE SOUTH
A huge fire will break out in Yemen and the people will flee from
it. The fire will follow them as they proceed. When they will stop
to rest, it too will stop close by, and as they proceed it will
resume following them. In this manner it will drive them towards
Shaam, after which it will disappear. This is the final sign of
THE COMMENCEMENT OF QIYAMAH
Some years after the Fire, while people will be living their lives
in sin, enjoying the luxury and comforts of the world, on a Friday
which will be the 10th Muharram, the day of Aashura, a distant continuous
sound will be heard. At first no one will take notice of this sound,
but as it gradually grows louder, people will be overtaken by fear.
This will be the TRUMPET (Soor) being blown by Hadhrat lsrafeel
The sound will be heard by all the people everywhere at the same
time, and there will be nowhere to escape from it. As it grows louder
people will become increasingly terrified and fearful. Soon it will
be louder than thunder and people will flee from their homes out
into the jungles in the hope of escaping from it while the animals
of the jungle who will also be terrified of it will come into the
living areas of the people to escape it. Soon all the creatures,
large and small will die because of the sound. It will destroy everything
and cause the earth to split all over. The seas will burst forth
covering the nearby mountains in water, and not before long the
mountains too will break up and the pieces thereof will crash against
each other totally disintergrating. As the sound grows louder yet,
the skies will split and the heavenly bodies, the stars, the moon
and the sun will all crumble.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SOOR (TRUMPET)
The soor is a gigantic horn-shaped object. The bearer of the Soor
is the angel lsrafeel (alayhis salaam) who will blow the Soor at
the advent of Qiyamah and again at the advent of Resurrection.
The Soor is a physical or material object. The effect of its sound
will be the destruction of the universe. The Soor is not an allegorical
or metaphorical description of an abstract concept. It is a real
and material object created by Allah Ta’ala. Rejection of
its reality is kufr since the existence and description of the Soor
are facts proven by the Qur’aan Shareef and Ahadeeth. (Kitaabul
DEATH OF SHAYTAAN
When all of mankind is destroyed, Malakul Maut (The angel of death)
will, now proceed towards Shaytaan, who will be running helter skelter,
because that life which he had requested from Allah has now finally
come to an end. The Mala’ikah will apprehend him and beat
him up with fiery rods, and thus extract his soul. The extent of
pain suffered by Shaytaan in his agonizing moments of death will
be the sum total of all the pain that was suffered by all of mankind
during their respective moments of death.
The soor will be blown for a period of six months after which nothing
will remain, except for eight things: The Arsh, Kursi, Lowh (Tablet),
Qalam (Pen), Jannat, Jahannam, The Soor and the Souls. The souls
will lapse into a state of unconsciousness. Even the Mala’ikah
will be annihilated.
According to a narration even these eight things will become non-existent,
though for a short while. When nothing exists, Except the Being
of Allah, He will proclaim, "For who is all sovereignty today?"
There will be total silence... Allah Himself will then declare,
"For Allah, The One, The Almighty."
Then after a period known to Allah Alone, He will once more recreate
the Creation; the heavens, the earth, and the Malaikah. There will
be no trees, mountains or seas on the earth. The order will then
be given to lsrafeel (A.S.) to blow the Trumpet again, as a result
of which all the souls will return to their physical bodies which
Allah had recreated. After entering the bodies, these souls will
never ever leave them.
When the trumpet is blown, all of mankind will rise and proceed
towards the Plains of Qiyamah. The first to rise will be Our Beloved
Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), followed by Hadhrat Eesa (A.S.)
and then the Ambiyaa (A.S.), the martyrs, and the pious, who will
be followed by the sinners and finally the Kuffar.
Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number
610: http://www.muslimaccess.com/ebooks/signs_of_qiyamah.asp#firsttorise -
Narrated Abu Said:
The Prophet said, 'People will be struck unconscious on the Day
of Resurrection and I will be the first to regain consciousness,
and behold! There I will see Moses holding one of the pillars of
Allah's Throne. I will wonder whether he has become conscious before
me of he has been exempted, because of his unconsciousness at the
Tur (mountain) which he received (on the earth)."
All of mankind will gather on the plains of Qiyamah which will
be at a place known to Allah. The Sun will be lowered towards the
people and will be at a distance of only a mile overhead, causing
people to drown in their own sweat according to their sins.
This will be the beginning of the lengthy Day of Reckoning, "...a
day, the measure of which is fifty thousand years..." (Qur'aan)
Our Dua unto Allah The Merciful is that: May He grant us the true
realization of the purpose of our existence on this earth, before
death overtakes us; May He guide us towards repentance and reformation;
May He instill the realization of Aakhira in our hearts, and May
He save us from the horrors of the Day of Qiyamah. Aameen.
DETERIORATION OF THE UMMAH
Hadhrat Muaaz bin Anas (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said, "This Ummah will remain on the Shariat
until three things do not occur to them.
1. Knowledge is not lifted up from them (i.e. The non existence
2. There is not an abundance of illegitimate children;
3. Cursing people do not emerge amongst them."
The Sahabah asked, "Who are the cursing people?" Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "In the last days there will
be such people who, when they meet, curse and abuse each other instead
of greeting (with Salaam)." (Durre Manthoor)
Hadhrat Anas bin Malik and Hadhrat Saeed Khudri used to say, "You
people commit such deeds, the gravity of which hardly occurs to
you. But during the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
we used to regard these very deeds as destructive (for the Deen)."
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (R.A.) says we accompanied Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) on a journey when we stopped over at
a place. While some companions went about pitching their tents others
practiced archery. The Muazzin called out the Adhaan. I proceeded
in the direction of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) who
had been addressing a group of people. He said, "O people!
Every Nabi of Allah who came before me was charged with the obligation
of inviting his people towards good and preventing them from evil.
Beware! safety and goodness will only be found in the early era
of this Ummat, while the later era of this Ummah will witness severe
calamities, difficulties and tribulations. Each new calamity will
be much worse than the one preceding it. A calamity will befall
a Mu'min and he will think that "this is the end of me". That calamity
will pass on its time, only to be replaced by another one much severer
and worse. Each calamity will be severer than the previous one and
with the approach of each he will have the same thought that "this
calamity is the end of me". At such a difficult and calamitous
time whosoever wishes that his Imaan be safeguarded and that he
may enter Jannat saving himself from Jahannam, then must have firm
faith in Allah and the Last Day until his last breath; he should
deal with people in the exact manner he would like them to deal
with him. Whosoever has pledged allegiance to any Imaam (Ameer of
the State), then he should uphold that allegiance at all possible
levels. (Durre Manthoor)
Hadhrat Zubair bin Adi (Rahmatullahi Alayhi) says that when some
people complained about the atrocities perpetrated by Hajjaj bin
Yusuf to Hadhrat Anas bin Malik (R.A.) he replied, "You have no
choice but to exercise Sabr. A time much worse than the present
time is yet to come. I had heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said: "You people will be sorted out like dates
the good dates are separated from the bad ones. Likewise the good
amongst you will be lifted up (pass away) while the evil will remain.
At such a time if you have to die (through grief and sorrow) then
Hadhrat Ameer Muawiya (R.A.) says that, "Once during the Friday
Khutbah I declared that "the spoils of war and Fayy (booty acquired
without fighting) belongs solely to the Ameer. The Ameer may give
from it to whomsoever he wishes and may with hold it from whomsoever
he wishes". No one from the congregation objected to my statement.
I repeated the same statement the next Friday and once more was
not opposed. It was only on the third Friday when I repeated this
statement did one of the congregants interject by saying: "We do
not accept what you are saying. "You (the Ameer) are not the owner
of either the booty or the Fayy. It belongs to us the people, and
should any obstacle come between us and it, we will resolve it in
the Court of Allah with our swords. (i.e. we will die fighting for
that which Allah has declared as our right).
After the Salaat I ordered that this person be apprehended and
brought to my residence. This action gave rise to a notion among
the people that this person is sure to be punished on account of
having opposed the Ruler publicly.
After a while another group of people came to my residence and
were amazed to find that the captured person was seated alongside
me and was being accorded honor. I said to them," he has saved me
from ruin, may Allah grant him prosperity. (I then explained to
them) I heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once saying
that "After me there will be such Rulers who will utter anything
that they please but none will have the courage to oppose them.
These people will enter Jahannam just as people enter into any place
(i.e. casually). (Fearing that I may be from one of these people
I decided to put it to the test and therefore) I made this declaration,
and when I was not opposed on the first Friday I feared that I must
be from among those people. When I was not opposed yet again on
the second Friday I was sure that I most surely must be from amongst
those people. When this person objected to me on the third Friday
he actually saved me from ruin. May Allah grant him life". (Tabrani)
Musa bin Abi Eesa narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
once asked. "What will happen to you (if you are alive) when your
youth become immoral and your daughters and wives uncontrollable?"
The Noble Sahabah asked (in wonder arid amazement), "Will such
a thing even occur?" Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied,
"Not only this, but even worse (things will occur). Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) continued, "What will become of you when you neither
exhort that which is good and nor prevent that which is evil?" The
Sahabah (R.A.) asked, "Will such a time also occur?" Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, "Not only this but worse".
Thereafter Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Ponder
as to what your condition would be when you begin to regard evil
as good and good as evil?" (Ar Raqa’iq)
Hadhrat Ibn Mas’ood (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Certain signs will be apparent before Qiyamah:
- People will greet only those whom they know;
- Businesses will expand to such an extent that the womenfolk
will also be introduced into the businesses;
- People will severe ties with relatives;
- The Fitnah of the pen will emerge;
- False evidence will become common practice;
- True evidence will be falsified.
The Fitnah of the pen refers to the evil, shameless and deviating
literature, in the form of novels, un-Islamic and anti-Islamic books
Hadhrat Ibn Mas’ood (R.A.) says, "I myself heard Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying "Amongst the signs of Qiyamah
is this that people will pass through the Masjid but will not even
perform two rakaat Salaat; A person will greet only those whom he
knows; A son will drive even his aged parents out (of the house)
on account of (fear of) poverty; Naked, (scantily dressed), hungry
people and shepherds will compete with each other in erecting high
Hadhrat Huzaifah (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said, "Recite the Qur'aan in an Arab accent, and do not
recite it in the tone of lovers, (musical), the Christians and the
After me certain people will emerge who will recite the Qur'aan
in a musical tone and in the tone of mourners. The Qur'aan will
be on their tongues and will not affect their hearts..."
Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.