by Shaykh Gilles Sadek
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, to Him belong the endowments and proper commendations.
May Allah raise the rank of our Master Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his kind Ahl and Companions and protect his nation from what he fears for it.
Thereafter, Allah said in Surat Ghafir, Ayah 59: what means: “The hour will certainly come. There is no doubt – Yet most men believe not.”
Allah the Exalted created the world. He has created Earth as our temporary living place. Earth is merely a passageway to the hereafter and not a permanent (everlasting) living place. The Qur’an informs, that nothing in this life is eternal, everything we see will eventually perish, taking with it life on earth.
Undeniably, life on earth is constantly interchanging. This is evident in our daily circumstances and in the nature of the land we live on. Since the beginning of human life on earth, people die while others are born every day. This will continue until a time when everyone will die including Humans, Jinn and animals. This will be the end of life on earth; when Angel Israfil will blow the horn before his life is taken.
The time of that day is unknown to all creation. We know from the Qur’an, that Allah the Exalted has concealed this knowledge from the highest ranking angels and the best creations, the prophets and messengers.
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Allah has; however, identified for us signs which serve to indicate the approach of the Day of Judgment. There are minor signs and major signs.
The minor indications are what take place first and as the time draws closer to the Day of Judgment; the major indications will follow the minor signs. This chain of minor signs will not happen in a short span of time, they are expected to continue prevailing over thousands of years leading into the time when major signs will begin to appear one after the other in a short span of time. Life on earth will suddenly end with a magnificent blow.
The fact that the time of the Day of Judgment is concealed from all, was made apparent when Angel Jibril visited the Prophet and his Companions.
The scholar, Imam Muslim related that Angel Jibril approached Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم may Allah raise his rank one day in the form of a man and sat himself amongst the companions who were gathered with the Prophet. He asked the Prophet a few questions for the purpose of extending knowledge about Islam to the companions.
One of the questions he asked was, “Tell me about the day of Judgment?” The Prophet replied the meaning of: “I don’t know any more about it than you do.” By this, the Prophet meant both angel Jibril and he, knew nothing about the exact time of the Day of Judgment.
Jibril then asked, “Then tell me about the signs of the Day of Judgment?” The Prophet may Allah raise his rank, replied with what means, “The Day of Judgment will arrive after the girls will harm their mothers immensely, they would treat them as if they were their slaves, and the peasants along with the shepherds who were once known to be both bare foot and poor, will be wealthy enough to build tall buildings.”
These are among the minor signs, and it’s been stated by some Islamic scholars that these are some of the minor signs and have already prevailed.
We will stop here now and continue in another recording Insha Allah.
We mentioned previously some of the minor signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment and now we continue.
Some other minor indications are; some mountains will be demolished from their bases, people will announce their claim to Prophethood, earthquake occurrences will increase, as well as a population of deceivers and misleaders – among them will be the preachers of corruption, diseases unfamiliar to society will spread, detectable changes to the weather conditions and a widespread of events of killings and injustice will take place, a speedy elapse of time, whereby a year would seem like a month and a month would seem like a week and so on the close distances between shopping centers. In addition, other nations will take advantage of the fortunes of the Muslim nation, as one would take advantage of a delicious banquet of food, whilst they surround them from all directions. All of these indications are known to have already prevailed.
Among the last of the small signs yet to happen is the appearance of our Master al-Mahdiyy. This was mentioned by the Prophet in a hadith that means: “The Day of Judgment will occur only after a man from my descendants comes forth. His name is like mine and his father’s name is like my father’s name. He will fill the earth with peace and justice as it had been congested with corruption and injustice.”
Known as al-Mahdiyy, his full name is Muhammad Ibn^ Abdullah.
He will be from the descendants of either al-Hasan or al-Husayn, the sons of Fatimah(AS), the daughter of the Prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم .
Initially, in his mission, al-Mahdiyy will be accompanied by an angel. This angel will call unto the people “Oh people he is the Caliph (Khalifah) of Allah al-Mahdiyy so follow his path.”
It was mentioned from the route of the Companions that when al-Mahdiyy appears, he will come out from Madinah accompanied with one-thousand angels; three hundred from the awliya’ (upright Muslims) will wait for him in Makkah; they will be the first ones to pledge allegiance to him. Then an army will set forth to fight him, Allah will then make the earth cave in underneath them. After that al-Mahdiyy will come to the land of ash-Sham.
A famine will take place during the days of al-Mahdiyy, the complete believer will be satisfied by mentioning the name of Allah and Glorifying Him.
After the minor signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment, the ten major signs will occur in the following order: The Imposter (Dajjal) will emerge, Prophet ^Isa will descend from the second sky, Ya’juj and Ma’juj will come forth from their concealed place of residence, the sun will rise from the West, the Earth Dabbah (Animal) will emerge. Then a vast spread of smoke will be followed by three land slides, and the journey of great fire will originate from the deep
al-Masih ad-Dajjal (Anti Christ)
As we mentioned earlier the emerging of the Dajjal is the first of the major signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment. He is also called al-Masih ad-Dajjal (which means he is a great deceiver, because he is a liar blasphemer who sweeps through the land with speed).
The way in which he will travel the world is strange and unlike our ways.
The way in which he will travel the world is strange and unlike our ways.
He will travel the world with a tremendous ease, which is given to him by Allah the Exalted. He will travel the earth from all directions in just one and half years, spreading corruptions everywhere. He will gain access to every place with the exception of entry to Makkah and Madinah, in
The one eyed impostor is a human from the Children of Adam, apparently he is from the Children of Israel. He is described as having one eye, while the other one is totally flat, as well as being a great deceiver and liar. This is why he is also called ‘the one-eyed Imposter’, and in Arabic “A^war Ad- Dajjal”, which means the same.
Amazingly, he is now chained by angels on an island. The whereabouts of this island is unknown to anyone. He cannot emerge before his due time. He has been imprisoned there for a long time as it was illustrated by the incident told by a Companion of Prophet Muhammad may Allah raise his rank.
Tamim Ibn Aws tells that he and other Companions were sailing when their boat went astray leaving them lost in the ocean for one month. The boat was drifting deeper into the ocean when it stopped at an island. There, they were met with the one-eyed Imposter. The Companion described him to the Prophet as having a huge body and obviously knows the Arabic language, since he communicated with him in Arabic. He introduced himself to them and asked them many questions. Among his questions he asked if the prophet of an Arab origin – meaning Prophet Muhammad – has come forth yet. They said: “Yes.” The purpose of his question was to measure the remaining term of his imprisonment before his freedom. He is aware that his release will be one of the signs indicating the approach of the Day of Judgment, which will happen in a time after the Revelation of Prophet Muhammad.
Then the description of the Imposter was revealed to Prophet Muhammad may allah raise his rank and it was the same as that Companion mentioned.
He will possess extraordinary powers all given to him by Allah, the Exalted.
It has been mentioned that of the extraordinary things he will display – by the Will of Allah – is that he will split a person in two halves and restore him together again. Then that person will say: This has increased my belying of you. He will also order the sky to rain, and it will do so. He will then order the land to produce its plants, it will do so. The Imposter, will bring about two rivers, one will seem to be of fire; in reality this one will be a cool one for the believers. The other one will seem to be of water; in fact it will be fire for them.
When the Imposter first appears, the first day will feel as long as a year, then the next as long as a month, then the next day will feel as long as a week, then the remaining days will feel like normal days. Three years before his appearance, the sky will hold off one-third of its water, a year after it will hold off two-thirds of its water, then one year before his appearance it will hold off all of its water.
At that time hunger will spread on earth, however the followers of the Dajjal will not be affected. What will seem to them as a blessing, will actually be a curse. Allah will provide for them plenty of food and good fortune. However the Muslims who rejected the Imposter will experience the hunger, but they will be relieved from its pain by mentioning the name of Allah and glorifying Him in their worship. This will also be their means of nourishment. Therefore this state of hunger will not have any side effects upon them.
When prophet Jesus descends, he will kill the imposter when he encounters him in
During the days of Prophet Jesus peace be upon him there will be lots of safety and luxury. The earth will release all its gold and treasures, making the people rich to an extent leaving no-one in need of charity.
It’s time now to talk about Prophet Jesus descend to Earth, this was mentioned in more than one hadith. Al-Hakim related that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam said what means: “^Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary) willdescend to earth as a ruler and a fair judge, will perform Hajj or ^Umrah, and will travel to visit my grave in order to salute me and I will return his salutation.”
The exact time of ^Isa’s descend is unknown, what is known however is that he will descend at the Eastern side of
He will meet a group of Muslims preparing to pray with al-Mahdiyy as their Imam in ash-Sham. Ash-Sham includes
Prophet ^Isa will then travel to
Prophet ^Isa peace be upon him will live on earth for forty years after his descend from the second sky. When Prophet ^Isa dies, the Muslims will perform the Funeral Prayer for him and bury him.
Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم described ^Isa in a hadith classified as Sahih, as having an olive complexion, and as being of medium height and medium built, and has having straight hair.
Ibn Abi Hatim and An-Nasa’iyy related that Ibn ^Abbas said: “^Isa was with twelve of his companions in a house, and he said: ‘There are among you those who will blaspheme after believig.’ He continued: ‘Who among you will be made to look like me and be killed in my place, then will become my companion in
What some people narrate that a Jew came with the Jews to show them where Prophet ^Isa was, and that the Jews promised to give him a sum of money. They claimed that when he let them into the house he was made to look similar to ^Isa, they thought the he was ^Isa and killed him is not confirmed, although it is famous according to the historians. In fact the true narration is the one that ^Abdullah Ibn ^Abbas mentioned
Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog)
It’s time now to talk about Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), they are originally two tribes of the human race of the Children of Adam and have many off-springs, all of which are blasphemers. The people of Ya’juj and Ma’juj have been alive for many thousands of years and are insulated from other humans by the will of Allah. They are seized in a place which our civilization has not yet discovered. Allah separated them from us, so until their time is due, they can’t interact with us nor us with them.
As-Sa^b Dhul Qarnayn built a huge wall separating them from us. Dhul Qarnayn is said to be an upright righteous waliyy, Allah the Exalted has provided him with extraordinary abilities. The wind used to carry him from the East to the West. Allah ta^ala gave him a karamah (extraordinary act) enabling him to build a huge iron mountain wall, he then made it hard with an added cast of copper. It is mentioned that this wall is so magnificent in strength and size that none of the inhabitants behind it could climb over it.
Since their isolation thousands of years ago, Ya’juj and Ma’juj have been struggling daily to cut through the mountainous wall. Everyday, from dawn till dusk they try unsuccessfully to break through the wall. At the end of each day, they leave their incomplete task of breaking through the passage, agreeing to finish it off the next day. Except, on the following day and to their disappointment, they return to find the passage closed again. Obviously they have no choice but to start again. This dilemma will continue to happen daily until the day that Ya’juj and Ma’juj will seek the help of Allah in their intention to open the passage through the wall. As a result of asking the help of Allah, they will wake up and continue where they left off and eventually on that day they will successfully open for themselves a passage into our life.
Each one of them will not die before having one-thousand or more off-spring as the Messenger of Allah may Allah raise his rank mentioned. The population of Ya’juj and Ma’juj has been dramatically increasing in numbers since their isolation thousands of years ago. It is mentioned that they are such a large population that on the Day of Judgment the ratio of Ya’juj and Ma’juj compared with the common humans will be a hundred to one (100:1). It is falsely claimed that these people are midgets with extremely huge ears, using one ear as pillow and the other ear as a blanket. These claims are indeed untrue.
A famine will occur during their days. They will approach the
Before his death, Prophet Jesus would have succeeded in providing for the Muslims a life of peace, safety and luxury with good fortunes and pleasurable worships.
Prosperity will engulf the land and an abundance of wealth and fortune will be at the reach of every Muslim.
The earth will release all its gold and treasures, making the people rich to an extent leaving no-one in need of charity.
Day of Judgment!
In our last recording we talked about the coming forth of Ya’juj and Ma’juj. Let be known that these three signs: The emerging of the Dajjal, the descend of Prophet ^Isa from the second sky, and the coming forth of Ya’juj and Ma’juj are the first of the big signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment; after that the rest of the ten major signs will occur which will happen in the following order:
The sun will rise from the West rather than the East, then the Earth Animal will emerge. That Earth Animal will distinguish between the believer and the blasphemer, Allah mentioned it in the Qur’an in verse 82 of
These two signs happen in one day between dawn and mid morning, after that repentance will not be accepted from anybody.
Accordingly, if the blasphemer utters the Testification of Faith at that time, it will not be accepted from him. If a disobedient Muslim wanted to repent from his sins, his repentance will not be accepted. So the door of repentance is open until the day when the sun rises from the west and when that Earth Animal emerges.
After this a vast spread of dense smoke will travel over the land. This will have harmful effects on the non-believers it will suffocate them to near death. The Muslims on the other hand will be mildly affected showing symptoms similar to the symptoms of the common cold.
Then there will be three major land slides. One will happen in the East, the other in the West and the third will occur in the
The last of the ten major signs indicating the approach of the Day of Judgment will be a magnificent fire. This fire will erupt from the inner
In the final days of this world, the last of the Muslim villages to be ruined will be Madinah as the Prophet may Allah raise his rank indicated in the hadith.
The Qur’an will be raised to the sky in the final days, not a single verse of it will stay in this Earth.
Once these ten major signs take place, a soft breeze will enter under the arms of every Muslim taking their life gently. One hundred years will pass during which only the non-believers will exist on earth. There will be no Muslim to Praise or Glorify Allah the Exalted. Only the blasphemers will stay alive to face the time when life on earth will come to an end.
Angel Israfil will blow the horn.
This tremendous blast will rip the hearts of the non-believers and kill all living creature on earth, including humans and jinn; no humans or jinn will stay alive.
After the death of the humans, the angels will die Except for the angels in charge of
The last of them to die would be the angel of death ^Azra’il peace be upon him.
After forty years, Allah will bring back to life the angel Israfil who had already blown the horn the first time, to blow it a second time, making the dead people come out of their graves.
This will be the beginning of the Day of Judgment that will last fifty thousand (50,000) years…
[Sahih Bukhari, Book of Exegesis, Surah Al-Qasas]
Edited by ADHM