"Allah's Apostle (SAWS) mentioned the Dajjal one day in the morning. He
sometimes described him as insignificant and sometimes described him as
very significant, as if he were nearby in the date-palm trees. When we
went to him in the evening and he read our faces, he said: What is the
matter with you? We said: Allah's Apostle (SAWS), you mentioned the Dajjal
this morning as insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began
to think he was present in the date-palm trees.
"So he said: I harbor fear
in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes
forth while I am among you, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but
if he comes forth while I am not among you, a man must contend on his own
behalf and Allah will take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard
him against his evil). He will be a young man with twisted, cropped hair,
and a blind eye. I compare him with Abdul Uzza ibn Qatan. He who among
you will survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of
Surah al-Kahf (xviii). He will appear on the way between Syria and
Iraq and will spread mischief right and left...
"We said: Allah's Apostle (SAWS),
how long will he stay on Earth?
"He said: For forty days, one
day like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week, and the rest
of the days will be like your days.
We said: Allah's Apostle (SAWS)
will one day's prayer suffice for the prayers of the day equal to one year?
"Thereupon he said: No, but
you must make an estimate of the time (and then observe prayer).
"We said: Allah's apostle (SAWS)
how quickly will he walk upon the earth?
"Thereupon he said: Like cloud
driven by the wind. He will come to the people and invite them (to a wrong
religion); they will affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He will
then give a command to the sky: there will be rainfall upon the Earth and
it will grow crops. Then in the evening, their pasturing animals will come
to them with their humps very high, their udders full of milk and their
flanks distended. He will then come to another people and invite them.
But they will reject him so he will go away from them; they will have a
drought and nothing will be left with them in the form of wealth.
"He will then walk through
the desert and say to it: Bring forth your treasures. The treasures will
come out and gather before him like a swarm of bees. He will then call
someone in the flush of youth, strike him with the sword, cut him into
two pieces. He will then call and the young man will come forward laughing
with his face gleaming."
According to Abu Huraira, Mohammed
(PBUH) once said:
"May I not inform you about the Dajjal what no Apostle
of Allah narrated to his people? He would be blind and he would bring along
with him an image of Paradise and Hell-fire and I warn you as Nuh
[Noah] warned his people."
Hudhaifa bin Yaman reported
that Mohammed (SAWS) said:
"Dajjal is blind of the left eye, with thick
hair and there would be a garden and fire with him and his fire would be
a garden and his garden would be fire."
Uqba bin Amr Abu Mas'ud al-Ansari
went to Hudhaifa bin Yaman and said to him: "Narrate what you have heard
from the Prophet (SAWS) pertaining to the Dajjal.
"He said that the Dijal would
appear and there would be along with him water and fire and what the people
would see as water that would be fire and that would burn and what would
appear as fire that would be water and any one of you who would see that
should plunge in that which he sees as fire for it would be sweet, pure
Ubadah bin Saamit said this of Dajjal:
"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, while his other eye will be totally flat. It will neither be deep
in its socket nor protruding."
Al-Bukhari adds this detail: "When
Dajjal appears, his complexion will be white and his right eye will be
blind, while the left eye will shine like a bright star." (Book 77:68-92)
In Moslem symbology, a man's right
side is heaven and the left side is hell. Accordingly, Dajjal will be a
Caucasian who is spiritually blind, yet illuminated with hell-fire. He
will possess all things that would appear pleasant to him and his followers,
but which will be repulsive to Believers.
Ahmad mentions another sign of
Dajjal's appearance: "On his forehead will be written "Kafr" [the letters
"Kaa", "Faa", and "Raa", Disbeliever]. Every Muslim will be able to read
this whether literate or illiterate." Anas bin Malik reported the same
detail, spoken by the Prophet (PBUH). (Musnad 2: 223)
Moslem prophecy lists many signs of
the times that are repeated in different contexts in Islamic literature,
which makes them difficult to compile in chronological order. Before Dajjal
appears, there will be three years of drought. In the first year, the sky
will withhold one-third of its water; in the second year, two-thirds, and
in the third year, there will be no rain. All animals will die. When Dajjal
appears, he will be followed by 70,000 Yahudis (Jews) from Isfahan (present-day
Iran) wearing silk clothing, or wearing Persian shawls (according to Hadith
7034), and carrying double-edged swords.
At that time the earth will collapse
into sinkholes in various places: one in the east, one in the west, and
one in Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. A fog will cover the earth for 40 days, during
which time the non-believers will lay unconscious, while Moslems will suffer
from a cold-like illness. The fog will be followed by three days of darkness.
This will occur during the month of Zil-Hajj after Eidul-Adha. Then the
sun will rise in the west. After this event, it will be too late to repent.
A cold wind will kill all Moslem believers, leaving only the infidels alive
to witness the Last Hour. When the angel Israfil blows his trumpet,
the resurrection will begin.
Dajjal is described in detail in Kanz
al-Ummal (7:1998-2104). His "white ass" with 30-yard long ears may
well be a description of an airplane. The comment that "His voice will
be so loud that the whole world will hear him" probably refers to his use
of radio and tv broadcasts:
"And he will cure the blind and the
lepers and will revive the dead... The sea will be ankle-deep for him.
Underneath him will be a white ass. The length of each one of its ears
will be 30 yards, and his one step will be the distance of a day's journey.
The enemy of Allah will make his appearance and with him will be an army
of Jews and various kinds of men and women...
"The Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said:
There is no trial or tribulation greater than that of Dajjal since the
creation of man up to coming of the Day of Resurrection..."
"The last to follow him will be the
women and illegitimate children..."
"When Dajjal appears, the women will
assume the appearance of men, and the men will assume the appearance of
women. When Dajjal appears, there will be no part of the world left which
he will not dominate, except the cities of Mecca and Medina."
"Whoever hears about Dajjal should
keep way from him. By Allah! One will come to come to him and will think
that he is a believer, but he will follow him on account of the doubts
that he will raise in his mind."
"There will be some people accompanying
Dajjal, who will say: We keep him company. Although we know that he is
an unbeliever, we still keep his company so that we may eat his food."
"His voice will be so loud that the
whole world will hear him when he speaks."
"Dajjal will travel the entire world
and request the Earth to surrender its treasures, which it will willingly
"He will claim himself to be Allah,
and whoever has a weak faith and accepts him, Dajjal will put him into
his heaven; but whoever has a strong faith in Allah and rejects Dajjal
will be put into his hell fire. However, those who go into his heaven will
find that Allah has turned it into hell, and those who go into his hell
will find that Allah has turned it into heaven."
"All these things Dajjal will do and
dominate the entire world in 40 days, from the largest country to the smallest
island; and his first day will be the length of one year, but the days
will gradually decline into a normal day."
Mishkah al-Masabih contains
a similar prophecy of distorted time: "Asma, daughter of Yazid, son of
al-Sakan reported the Prophet as saying: Dajjal will remain in the earth
for 40 years, a year being like a month, a month like a week, a week being
like a day, a day like the time it takes to burn a palm branch."
These prophecies closely resemble the
Tiburtine Sibyll’s oracle (ca. 500 AD) of time compression that will occur
at the end this age: "The years will be shortened like months, the months
like weeks, the weeks like days, the days like hours, and an hour like
This effect could be caused by the
passage of a wandering black hole-star near or through our solar system.
Elsewhere, it is stated that Dajjal will remain on Earth for 40 days, during
which time the first day will be one year, the second day will equal one
month, the third day will last one week, and the fourth day on will be
"normal". This equals 14 months.
Chapter "Fitnah" in Mishkah al-Masabih
includes the following prophecy about Dajjal: "We said, O Messenger of
Allah, how swift will he travel on the Earth? He said: As the cloud is
carried in the wind, He, Dajjal, will be jumping about between the Heavens
and the Earth. He will then give command to the sky and it will give rain
to the Earth, and it will produce crops. So the world's treasures will
follow him as the bees follow their queen. Allah will give Dajjal the natural
power of material knowledge, and the liberty to exercise that power in
any way he wills, even to resurrect the dead.
"Dajjal will come riding on an ass
which will cross great distances very quickly. [Airplanes]. Dajjal will
be blind in his right eye, and the left eye will shine like a star. His
skin will be white. Dajjal will have so much power that he will be able
to carry Heaven and Hell upon his shoulders. Dajjal will be accompanied
by beautiful women and spirits and bastard children and other kinds of
people --- including an army of Jews. He will have music and singing unlike
any ever heard before, and whoever hears it will follow it.
"When Dajjal appears and he cannot
bring the whole world under his power and machinations and false beliefs,
the Christian nations will stand up with 80 banners or flags in an effort
to make peace in the world. But they will, in fact, betray the world and
bring ultimate destruction to the entire human race."
Rasulullah said: "Dajjal will come
but it will be prohibited and impossible for him to enter Medina. He will
set up camp in a barren land outside Medina. There will be three tremors.
At that time, all the disbelievers and hypocrites will flee. In this way
Medina will be purified of all evil hypocrites. 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 Raulullah 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 answer: No. He will then kill this person and
revive him. This person will say: I am totally convinced more than ever
that you definitely are Dajjal. He will attempt to kill this person again
but his efforts will now be in vain."
Abu Hurayrah quotes Mohammed (pboh) concerning Dajjal,
thus: "Allah's Messenger (pboh) said: Dajjal will come from the eastern
side with the intention of attacking Medina until he will get down behind
Uhud. Then the angels will turn his face towards Syria and there hewill
perish." (Hadith 3187)
Sahih al-Bukhariquotes this narration
by Anas bin Malik: "The Prophet said: As-Dajjal will come and encamp at
a place close to Medina and then Medina will shake thrice, whereupon every
Kafr [unbeliever] and hypocrite will go out towards him."
Al-Bukharioffers a Hadith, narrated
by Abdullah bin Umar, wherein Mohammed (PBUH) says:
"While I was sleeping,
I saw myself in a dream performing Tawaf around the Ka'aba. Behold, I saw
a reddish-white man with lank hair, and water was dropping from his dead.
I asked, 'Who is this?' They replied: 'The son of Mary'. Then I turned
my face to see another man with a huge body, red complexion and curly hair
and blind in one eye. His other eye look like a grape protruding out. They
said: 'He is Ad-Dajjal'. The man he resembled most is Ibn Qatan, a man
from the tribe of Khuza'a."
Sahih Muslim states: "Allah's Apostle (PBUH) said: You have heard of the city, one side of which is inclined
and the other is on the coast [Constantinople]. They said, Yes, Allah's
Apostle (PBUH). Thereupon he said: The Last Hour will not come until 70,000
people from Banu Isra'il attack it. When they land there, they will neither
fight with weapons nor shower arrows but will only say: 'There is no god
but Allah and Allah is the Greatest',and one side of it will fall. Thawr
[one of the narrators] said: I think that he said: The area on the coast.
Then they will say for the second time ''There is no god but Allah and
Allah is the Greatest', and the other side will fall. They will say: 'There
is no god but Allah and Allah is the Greatest', and the gates will be opened
for them and they will enter. They will be collecting spoils of war and
distributing them among themselves when a noise will be heard and it will
be said: Verily, the Dajjal has come. Thus they will leave everything there
and turn to fight him."
Sahih Muslim also gives this account by Abu
Hurayrah: "Allah's Apostle (PBUH) said: The Last Hour will not come until
the Romans land at al-Amiq or in Dabiq. An army consisting of the best
soldiers of the people on Earth at that time will come from Medina to oppose
them. When they arrange themselves in ranks, the Romans will say: Do not
stand between us and those Muslims who took prisoners from among us. Let
us fight them. The Muslims will say: Nay, by Allah, we shall never turn
aside from you and from our brethren so that you may fight them. They will
then fight and a third of the army, whom Allah will never forgive, will
run away. A third, which will be constituted of excellent martyrs in Allah's
eyes, would be killed. The third who will never be put on trial will win
and they will be the conquerors of Constantinople. As they are busy in
distributing the spoils of war after hanging their swords by the olive
trees, Satan will cry: The Dajjal has taken your place among your families.
They will then come out, but it will be of no avail. When they reach Syria,
he will come out while they are still preparing themselves for battle,
drawing up the ranks. Certainly, the time of prayer will come and then
Isa ibn Maryam (pboh) will descend and lead them in prayer. When the enemy
of Allah sees him, it will disappear just as salt dissolves in water, and
if Isa were not to confront them at all, even then it would dissolve completely.
Allah would kill them by his hand and he would show them their blood on
Isa's lance." (Hadith 6924)
Imam Mahdi - The Moslem Messiah
Moslems also expect the advent of Imam
Mahdi ("The Guided One"), the Hidden Iman. The Shia sect claims that he
will appear out of a tunnel (which he entered at the age of 5) in Samarra;
allegedly his name is Muhammed ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Askari.
A Hadith from Abd Allah ibn Masud says:
"The Prophet (pboh) said, If there were only one day left for the world,
that day would be lengthened until a man from among my descnedants or from
among the people of my Household [Ahl al-Bayt, a descendant of Fatimah
through Hasan], was sent; his name will be the same as my name, and his
father's name will be the same as my father's name. He will fill the earth
with justice and fairness, just as it will have been filled with injustice
and oppression. The world will not end until a man of my housefold, whose
name is the same as mine, holds sway."
According to Sa'id [Master] ibn-I Jabir,
the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) told Ibn-I Abbas this similar prophecy of Imam
"Even if the entire duration of the world’s existence has already
been exhausted and only one day is left before Qiyamah, Allah will expand
that day to such a length of time, as to accommodate the kingdom of a person
from my Ahlul-Bayt who will be called by my name. He will fill the earth
with peace and justice as it will have been full of injustice and tyranny
"We (I and my family) are members of
a household that Allah has chosen for them the life of the Hereafter over
the life of this world; and the members of my household (Ahlul-Bayt) shall
suffer a great affliction and they shall be forcefully expelled from their
homes after my death; then there will come people from the East carrying
black flags, and they will ask for some good to be given to them, but they
shall be refused service; as such, they will wage war and emerge victorious,
and will be offered that which they desired in the first place, but they
will refuse to accept it till they pass it to a man from my family who
appears to fill the Earth with justice as it has been filled with corruption.
So whoever reaches that time ought to come to them even if crawling in
the snow since among them is the Khalifatullah al-Mahdi."
In a similar prophecy, Abd Allah said:
"Whilst we were with the Prophet (PBUH), some young men from Banu Hashim
approached us. When the Prophet (PBUH) saw him, his eyes filled with tears
and the color of his face changed. I said, We can see something has changed
in your face, and it upsets us. The Prophet (PBUH) said, We are the people
of a Household for whom Allah has chosen the Hereafter rather than this
world. The peolpe of my Household will suffer a great deal after my death,
and will be persecuted until a people carrying black banners [the Abbasids]
will come out of the east. They will instruct the people to do good, but
the people will refuse; they will fight until they are victorious, and
the people do as they asked, but they will not accept it from them until
they hand over power to a man from my hosuehold. Then the earth will be
filled with fairness, just as it had been filled with injustice. If any
of you live to see this, you should go to him even if you have to crawl
Thwaban transmitted another version
of this prophecy: "The Prophet (PBUH) said, Three men will be killed at
the place where your treasure is [the Ka'aba]. Each of them will be the
son of a Khalifah, and none of them will get hold of the treasure.
Then the black banners will come out of the East, and they will slaughter
you in a way which has never been seen before. Then he said something which
I do not remember; then, If you see him, go and give him your allegiance,
even if you have to crawl over ice, because he is the Khalifah of Allah,
Likewise, Abd Allah said: "The Prophet
said (PBUH), A man from my household, whose name is like mine, will take
Rasulullah makes similar claims for
Imam Mahdi: "This world will not come to an end until one person from my
progeny rules over the Arabs, and his name will be the same as my name.
"Al Mahdi will be from my progeny.
His forehead will be broad and his nose will be high [or, hooked]. He will
fill the world with justice and fairness at a time when the world will
be filled with oppression. He will rule for seven years.
"There will be four peace agreements
between you and the Romans. The fourth agreement will be mediated through
a person who will be from the progeny of Hadhrat Haroon and will be upheld
for seven years. He will be from my progeny and will be 40 years of age.
His face will shine like a star and he will have a black spot on his left
cheek. He will don two Qutwaani cloaks and will appear exactly as a person
from Bani Israel.
"After the death of a Ruler there will
be some dispute between the people. At that time a citizen of Medina will
flee and go to Mecca. While in Mecca, certain people will approach him
between Hajrul Sawad and Maqaame Ibraheem, and forcefully pledge their
allegiance to him. Thereafter a huge army will proceed from Syria to attack
him but when they will be at Baida, which is between Mecca and Medina,
they will be swallowed into the ground. On seeing this, the Abdaals of
Shaam as well as large numbers of people from Iraq will come to him and
pledge their allegiance to him. Then a person from Quraish, whose uncle
will be from the Bani Kalb tribe will send an army to attack him, only
to be overpowered, by the will of Allah. This defeated army will be that
of the Bani Kalb. Unfortunate indeed is he who does not receive a share
from the booty of the Kalb. This person will distribute the spoils of war
after the battle. He will lead the people according to the Sunnat and during
his reign Islam will spread throughout the world. He will remain seven
years. He will pass away and the Muslims will perform his Janazah salaat."
Other prophecies made by Mohammed (PBUH),
and transmitted by Ibn Majah and Ahmad, give these
details about Imam Mahdi: "There will be a Caliph in the last period of
my Ummah who will freely give handsful of wealth to the people without
counting it. Al-Mahdi is from our Ahlul-Bayt; no doubt Allah will enforce
his appearance within a night...
"The Mahdi is one of us, from among the people of
my housefold. In one night Allah will inspire him and prepare him to carry
out his task successfully."
According to Ahmad, Abu Said said: "By Allah, every
ruler we have had has been worse than the previous one, adn every year
has been worse than the year before, but I heard the Prophet (PBUH) say,
Among your rulers will be one who will give out wealth freely, without
counting it. A man will come and ask him for money, and he will say, Take;
the man will spread his cloak out and the ruler will pour money into it.
The Prophet (PBUH) spread out a thick cloak he had been wearing, to demonstrate
the man's actions; then he gathered it up by the corners and said, Then
the man will take it and leave."
This prophecy is found in Imam Ali
ibn Abu Talib's Nahj'ul Balagha [The Path of Eloquence],
Khutba 141, 187: "The Imam who will create a world state will make the
ruling nations pay for their crimes against society. He will bring succor
to humanity. He will take out the hidden wealth from the breast of the
earth and will distribute it equitably amongst the needy deserving. He
will teach you simple living and high thinking. He will make you understand
that virtue is a state of character which is always a mean between the
two extremes, and which is based on equity and justice. He will revive
the teaching of the Holy Qur'an and the traditions of the Holy Prophet
after the world has ignored them as dead letters. He will protect and defend
himself with resources of science and supreme knowledge. His control over
these resources will be complete. He will know how supreme they are and
how carefully they will have to be used. His mind will be free from desires
of bringing harm and injury to humanity. Such a knowledge to him will belike
the property which was wrongly possessed by others and for which he was
waiting for the permission to repossess and use. He, in the beginning,
will be a poor stranger unknown and uncared for, and Islam then will be
in the helpless and hopeless plight of an exhausted camel who has laid
down its head and is wagging its tail. With such a start he will establish
an empire of God in this world. He will be the final demonstration and
proof of God's merciful wish to acquaint man with the right ways of life.
"Moreover, he said: Verily, a time
will come upon you wherein nothing will be more concealed than the truth,
nothing more manifest than falsehood, and nothing more manifest than falsehood,
and nothing more than lies about God and his Apostle. The people of that
time will possess no commodity more difficult to sell than the Book when
it is correctly recited, or one more in demand when its passages are misinterpreted.
There will be throughout all lands nothing more detested than good deeds,
or more renowned than evil ones. The reciters of the Qura'an will
have cast it away, and those who memorize it will have deliberately erased
it from their minds. The book and its disciples will, on that day, be ostracized
and outcast, two friends together on the road, to whom no one will offer
shelter. The Book and its disciples will be, in that age, among the people
and yet neither among them nor with them. For error is incompatible with
"Even though the Book and its disciples
might come together, the people would agree to keep separate. They would
divert from the community, as if they were the leaders of the Qura'an
rather than it being their leader. Nothing will remain of it among them
save the name; they will know nothing of it save its calligraphy and script.
Before, they had not made an example of the righteous by maiming them,
or called their sincerity towards God a lie, or punished good deeds with
the penalties for crimes. They who preceded you perished because they went
on hoping for too long and their allotted terms expired. Then the Promised
One descended, by whom excuses are rejected and upon whom repentance has
no effect, and with whom are the calamity and the affliction."
According to Abu Dawud, who devoted a chapter of
his Sunan to Imam Mahdi, "Ali said, whilst looking at his sone al-Hasan,
This son of mine is a Sayyid [master], as the Prophet (PBUH) named him.
Among his descendants there will be a man named after your Prophet (PBUH).
He will resemble him in behavior but not in looks..."
Abu Dawud also quotes the Hadith of Jabir ibn Samrah,
in which the Prophet (PBUH) says: "This religion will remain strong until
twelve Caliphs have ruled over you... All of them will be from Quraysh...
Then there will be Fitnah and killing."
According to Abu Dawud, Umm Salamah reported that
the Prophet (PBUH) said: "People will begin to differ after the death of
a Khalifah [Caliph]. A man from the people of Madinah [Medina] will flee
to Makkah [Mecca]. Some of the people of Makkah will come to him and drag
him out against his will; they will swear allegiance to him between al-Rikn
and al-Maqam. An army will be sent against him from Syria; it will be swallowed
up in the desert between Makkah and Madinah. When the people see this,
groups of people from Syria and Iraq will come and swear allegiance to
him. Then a man from Quraysh whose mother is from Kalb will appear and
send an army against them, and will defeat them; this will be known as
the Battle of Kalb. Whoever does not witness the spoils of this battle
will muss much! The Mahdi will distribute the wealth, and will rule the
peole according to the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH). Then he will die,
and the Muslims will pray for him."
Other details given elsewhere describe
him thus: his father’s name will be Abdullah; his mother’s name will be
Aamina. He will stutter, and on occasion this will frustrate him so much
that he will slap his thigh. He is short and has a ruddy face. His hair
sticks up. He will be 40 years of age when he makes his appearance. An
eclipse of the sun and moon will occur in the Ramadan observance just before
he emerges. When the people pledge their allegiance to him, a voice will
speak from the sky, saying, "This is the representative of Allah, the Mahdi;
listen to him and obey him". His army will march under a black flag; it
will come from Khurasaan.
Jesus Christ (whom the Moslems call
Hadhrat Isa or Isa ibn Maryam, the Messiah of Guidance) also figures prominently
in Muslim prophecy. Christians deny the validity of the prophet Mohammed
(pboh), but his followers acknowledge Jesus Christ as a great prophet,
albeit not as the demigod that Christians have made of him. In the opinion
of Moslems, Jesus (alayhe sallam: AS) was sent only
to the Children of Israel. He had no responsibility whatsoever to other
nations or people. The Moslems justifiably resent the putative "Christians"
who foist their disfunctional pretensions on other, older cultures (not
that the Moslems are much better in that regard, in some respects).
The Surah an-Nisaaa (4:156-159)
condemns the Jews for their killing of Jesus (AS), and states that Allah
(SWT) declares their claims to be false. According to Moslem doctrine,
a disciple who resembled Jesus sacrificed himself voluntarily: "And because
of their saying, 'We killed Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of
Allah' --- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it was made
to appear to them so.
"But Allah raised him up (with his
body and soul) unto Himself; and Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.
"And there is none of the people of
the Scripture [Jews and Christians] but must believe in him before his
death. And on the Day of Resurrection, he will be a witness against them."
Isa (Jesus) will appear during the lifetime
of Imam Mahdi. He will descend from heaven on a cloud (or supported by
two angels). He will land among a righteous group of 800 men and 400 women.
He will be of medium build, red-faced, with hair that appears wet. Isa
will carry two flexible swords and a shield, with which he will destroy
Dajjal at the Gate of Hudd in the valley of Ifiq; otherwise, at Baad Lud
(Lydda). Then the final war with the Jews will begin; the Believers will
be the victors. Isa will "break the cross" and "kill the swine".
Thereafter, all wars will end, including Jihad, and people
will return to their own countries. Peace will be on the Earth, and there
will be an abundance of crops. People will worship one God. Isa will marry,
have children, and live thus for another 19 years (40 years total). There
will be no illness or death for a period of 40 years. All venom will be
removed from poisonous insects and animals, nor will animals harm anyone.
The earth shall be so fertile that even if a seed is planted in a rock,
it will sprout there. Fruit will grow to huge size. There will be so much
milk that a single camel, cow or goat will feed a tribe.
The narration by An-Nawwas
ibn Sam'an concerning Mohammed's warning of Dajjal, also mentions the second
coming of Jesus: "It will at this very time that Allah will send Isa ibn
Maryam (AS). He will descend at the white minaret on the eastern side of
Damascus [at the time of Salat al-Fajr, the morning prayer],
wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on
the wings of two Angels. When he lowers his head, there will fall beads
of perspiration from his head, and when he raises it up, beads like pearls
will scatter from it. Every non-believer who smells the odor of his body
will die and his breath will reach as far as he is able to see. He will
then search for Dajjal until he catches hold of him at the gate of Ludd
[in Israel] and kills him.
"Then a people whom Allah had
protected will come to Isa ibn Maryam, and he will wipe their faces and
inform them of their ranks in Paradise. It will be under such conditions
that Allah will reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from
among My servants such people against whom none will be able to fight;
you take these people safely to Tur, and then Allah will send Gog and Magog
and they will swarm down from every slope. The first of them will pass
the lake of Tiberias and drink out of it. And when the last of them passes,
he will say: There was once water there.
"Isa and his companions will
then be besieged here (at Tur, and they will be so hard pressed) that the
head of the ox will be dearer to them than one hundred dinars. Allah's
Apostle (SAWS), Jesus (AS), and his companions will supplicate Allah, Who
will send to them insects (which will attack their necks) and in the morning
they would perish as one single person. Allah's Apostle (SAAS), Jesus,
and his companions, then come down to Earth and they will not find on Earth
as much space as a single span that is not filled with putrefaction and
stench. Allah's Apostle (SAAS), Jesus (AS), and his companions will then
beseech Allah who will send birds whose necks would be like those of Bactrian
camels and they will carry them away and throw them where Allah wills.
"Then Allah will send rain
which no house of mud-bricks or tent of camel-hair will keep out and it
will wash the Earth until it resembles a mirror. Then the Earth will be
told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result
thereof, there will grow such a big pomegranate that a group of people
will be able to eat it and seek shelter under its skin, a dairy cow will
give so much milk that a whole party will be able to drink it. The milking
camel will give such milk that the whole tribe will be able to drink from
it, and the milking-sheep will give so much milk that the whole family
will be able to drink from it. At that time Allah will send a pleasant
wind which will soothe people even under their armpits. He will take the
life of every Muslim and only the wicked will survive who will commit adultery
like asses and the Last Hour would come to them."
Quran 27 states: "The holy cities
of Mecca and Medina will be the only two places not dominated by Dajjal,
and even these he will attempt to dominate: but, when he goes to these
two cities, he will find angels guarding them with swords in their hands.
"Then Allah will send Isa from Heaven
and he will be brought by two angels to the roof of the Ka'bah [or: on
Amasjid in Dasmascus, Syria]. He will descend during the Fajr prayer. When
the people see Isa on top of the Ka'bah they will bring ladders to help
him down. After which Isa with other Moslems will declare war on Dajjal
and ultimately slay him and break the cross. Isa will convert the whole
world to Islam and rule by the principles of Qur'anic Law for 40 years.
Then he will pass away and be buried next to the grave of the Holy Prophet
Yajuj & Majuj
As in the Bible, Moslem prophecy also
foretells the invasion of the Mideast by Gog and Magog (usually thought
to be Russia and allies, or perhaps the Chinese), whom they call Yajuj
and Majug. Long ago they were imprisoned behind a magical wall built between
two huge mountains by Zul Qarnain. Yajuj and Majug cannot climb over the
barrier until Allah wills it, nor does it occur to them to go around. Instead,
they attempt to tunnel under it, stopping every evening just short of success,
rather than persisting round the clock. Allah fills the tunnel again every
night. They will not break through until Allah allows them to think the
words "If Allah wills it".
"And when Yajuj and Majuj are set loose,
they shall rush forth from every hill." (Quran 21:96)
Yajuj and Majuj will be released in
two groups. At that time, believers should go to Mt. Sinai. When Yajuj
and Majuj reach Mt. Khamrim in Israel, they will claim victory. The prayers
of believers will be answered; Yajuj and Majuj will be covered with infectious
boils that will kill them. Other sources state that Allah will send a worm
that will kill them. Chapter "Fitnah" has more to say about the matter:
"Yajuj and Majuj are still behind a
barrier somewhere on this Earth, continuously trying to break down the
barrier or wall, in order to be free. But Allah does not allow them to
break it, until the time when He is ready for them to do so. The first
sign of the breaking of the barrier will be the fire which will rise in
"Their population will be vast in numbers...
Their death rate is much lower than that of the rest of the world. Their
physical body is so strong that their two ears are like those of an elephant,
one of which they sleep on, while the other ear covers their entire body.
"Before the time comes for their release
from behind the barrier, Allah will send Isa from Heaven to slay Dajjal,
and Jesus will still be on this Earth when the time comes for Yajuj and
Majuj to be set free. Then Allah will tell Isa to take the believing servants
of Allah with him and shelter them in the mountains. Allah will then break
the barrier and let Yajuj and Majuj free, and they will surge forth and
devour everything upon the earth. All vegetation, animals, the waters of
the whole world and even human beings will be devoured by them, and not
a single drop of water will be left in the Gulf of Tiberius. Their voice
will be so loud that the whole world will shake and tremble at the power
of it. After they have devoured everything they will still not be satisfied,
and they will rush through the sky and begin to shoot arrows into the heavens
in order to try and kill Allah. And Allah in turn will fulfill their wish
and command the angels to put blood on the arrows and return them to earth.
"When they see the arrows return to
earth covered in blood, they will believe that they have killed Allah.
Then they will say: "We have killed God, now let us try to dominate the
moon and sky."
"At that time Allah will send down
some kind of disease upon them which will eat all the flesh from their
bones... The smell from their bodies when they die from this disease will
spread all over the world. Then it is that Isa, with all other Moslems
who have hidden in the mountains, will pray to Allah to save them from
the disease and death. Then a great cloud will cover the sky and Allah
will send down rain for 40 days. At first the rain will be red, the color
of blood. It will then turn green and will wash away the smell and the
bodies. The rain will finally become clear and purify everything."
Quran 27:82, etc., also describes
Dabbah al-Ard, "A Creature from the Earth.". His appearance will be heralded
by the forementioned three days of darkness and a shift of the Earth's
axis of rotation:
"And when the word comes to pass against
them, We shall bring forth a Creature from the Earth, Dabbah al-Ard, that
will speak to them, because people did not believe in our messages...
"After Dajjal and Yajuj and Majuj have
passed away, the entire world will believe in Islam and praise Allah. Much
later, Islam will decline again, to a lower extent than during the time
of Dajjal. Suddenly, Allah will darken the whole world with smoke; the
night will last 72 hours or longer. The sun will rise in the west, instead
of the east, and it will travel only one-third of its course before setting
again. On the next day, the sun and moon will resume their normal course.
"This will be the last opportunity
to repent to Allah, for then he will close the door of mercy. The Earth
will quake and Mt. Safaa near Mecca will split open. Dabbah al-Ard will
come forth from the crack. His face will be human, but with horns on his
head; his body as a horse, his legs like a camel's while his rump is of
a deer, and his tail is of a cow. He will be 60 cubits tall. In one of
his monkey hands he will hold the staff of Moses, and on the other hand
he will wear the ring of Solomon. He will stride the Earth at great speed,
and as he travels he will mark the forehead of believers with the
staff of Moses [Mu'mim]. Their faces will then shine bright as the moon.
But the unbelievers will be stamped with Solomon's ring, and their faces
will become black and horrible. Thus will the believers and unbelievers
be distinguished. Then Dabbah al-Ard will disappear as suddenly as he manifested.
Then Allah will hold the Day of Judgment."
Other descriptions of Dabbah al-Ard
state that he will be about 120 long. He will visit every person on earth
and speak to each in their own language.
Allah (SWT) says in Surah
Al-Naml 82: "When the Word is fulfilled against them, We shall bring
out from the earth a beast to them, which will speak to them because mankind
believed not with certainty in Our Ay‚t".
Numerous minor prophecies offer details
about the latter days:
"A breeze from the south" will cause
sores to appear in the armpits of Muslims, and they will die from it. This
seems to indicate a new form of biological warfare attacking the lymph
Abu Hurairah quotes the Prophet (PBUH) thus: "The
Euphrates will disclose a golden treasure. Whoever is present at that time
should not take anything of it."
In another quotation, Abu Hurairah repeats the above
with elaboration: "The Prophet said, The Hour will not come before the
Euphrates uncovers a mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine
out of every hundred will die, but every one among them will say that perhaps
he will be the one who will survive."
Timirdi recounts this Hadith from Ali ibn Abi Talib:
"The Prophet said: 'If my Ummah bears fifteen traits, tribulation will
befall it.' Someone asked, 'What are they, O Messenger of Allah?' He said,
'When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the
poor; when a trust becomes a means of making a profit; when paying Zakat
becomes a burden; when a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and
treats his friend kindly whilst shunning his father; when voices are raised
in the mosques; when the leader of a people is the worst of them; when
people treat a man with respect because they fear some evil he may do;
when much wine is drunk; when men wear silk; when female singers and musical
instruments become popular; when the last ones of this Ummah curse the
first ones --- then let them expect a red wind, or the earth to swallow
them, or to be transformed into animals.'"
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said:
"By Him Who sent me with the Truth, this earth will not pass away until
people are afflicted with landslides, are pelted with stones, and are transformed
into animals." The people asked, "When will that be, O Messenger of Allah?"
He said, "When you see women riding in the saddle, when singers are common,
when bearing false witness becomes widespread, and when men lie with men
and women with women".
Ibn Majah transmitted this warning of apostasy in
the latter days: "Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman said, 'The Prophet said: Islam
will become worn out like clothes are, until there will be no-one who knows
what fasting, prayer, charity and rituals are. The Qur'an will disappear
in one night, and no Ayah will be left on earth. Some groups of old people
will be left who will say: We heard our fathers saying La ilaha illa Allah,
so we repeated it.'
"Silah asked Hudhayfah: 'What will saying La ilaha
illa Allah do for them when they do not know what prayer, fasting, ritual
and charity are?' Hudhayfah ignored him; then Silah repeated his question
three times, and each time Hudayfah ignored him. Finally he answered: 'O
Silah, it will save them from Hell', and said it three times."
According to a Hadith from Bukhari, narrated by Abu
Hurairah, the Prophet (PBUH) said: "The Hour will not come until the buttocks
of the women of Daws move whist going around Dhu l-Khalasah."
The idol Dhu l-Khalasah was worshipped by the Daws
(a tribe in Yemen) before Islam.
Similarly, 'A'ishah said: "I heard the Prophet (sallallahu
alayhe wa sallam) say, 'Day and night will not pass away until people begin
to worship Lat and 'Uzza' [pre-Islamic Arabic goddesses].
Abu Hurairah quotes The Prophet (PBUH) thus concerning
women and an unidentified people with a predilection for whips (perhaps
a reference to sado-masochism): "There are two types among the people of
Hell whom I have not yet seen. The first are people who have whips like
the tails of oxen, with which they beat people, and the second are women
who are naked in spite of being dressed; they will be led astray and will
lead others astray, and their heads will look like camels humps. These
women will not enter Paradise; they will not even experience the faintest
scent of it, even though the fragrance of Paradise can be perceived from
such a great distance."
Elsewhere, Abu Hurairah again said: "I heard the
Prophet say, If you live for a while, you will see people go out under
the wrath of Allah and come back under His curse, and they will have in
their hands whips like the tail of an ox."
Abu Sa'id said that the Prophet (SAWS) said: "The
Hour will not come until the time when a man will leave his home, and his
shoes or whip or stick will tell what is happening to his family."
According to another version of this report, the
Prophet (saws) said: "By Him in Whose hand is my soul, the Hour will not
come until wild animals talk to men, and a man speaks to his whip or his
shoe, and his thigh will tell him about what happened to his family after
This is a clear prophecy about the modern invention
of cellphones. The mention by Abu Hurairah of "whips like the tail of an
ox" may be an attempt to describe the antennas on cellphones, radios, cars,
Ibn Majah relates that Abd Allah ibn 'Umar said:
"The Prophet (SAWS) came to us and said, 'O Muhajirun, [pilgrims] you may
be afflicted by five things; God forbid that you should live to see them.
If fornication should become widespread, you should realise that this has
never happened without new diseases befalling the people which their forebears
never suffered. If people should begin to cheat in weighing out goods,
you should realise that this has never happened without drought and famine
befalling the people, and their rulers oppressing them. If people should
withhold Zakat, you should realise that this has never happened without
the rain being stopped from falling; and were it not for the animals' sake,
it would never rain again. If people should break their covenant with Allah
and His Messenger, you should realise that his has never happened without
Allah sending an enemy against them to take some of their possessions by
force. If the leaders do not govern according to the Book of Allah, you
should realise that this has never happened without Allah making them into
groups and making them fight one another."
Ahmad recorded a Hadith by Allah ibn 'Amr, who said:
"I went to the Prophet (PBUH) one day whilst he was performing Wudu' [ablution]
slowly and carefully. He raised his head, looked at me and said, 'Six things
will happen to this Ummah: the death of your Prophet ' --- and when I heard
that I was aghast --- this is the first. The second is that your wealth
will increase so much that if a man were given ten thousand [dinars], he
would still not be content with it. The third is that tribulation will
enter the house of every one of you. The fourth is that sudden death will
be widespread. The fifth is a peace-treaty between you and the Romans:
they will gather troops against you for nine months --- like a woman's
period of childbearing --- then they
will be the first to break the treaty. The sixth is the conquest of
a city.' I asked, 'O Messenger of Allah, which city?' He said, 'Constantinople'."
Ahmad says that Abu Hurairah said that the Prophet
(PBUH) said: "Woe to the Arabs from the great evil which is nearly approaching
them: it will be like patches of dark night. A man will wake up as a believer,
and be a kafir [unbeliever] by nightfall. People will sell their religion
for a small amount of worldly goods. The one who clings to his religion
on that day will be as one who is grasping an ember - or thorns."
Mohammed (PBUH) also mentioned these minor signs,
which are evident today: Knowledge will disappear and ignorance will appear,
even though books will be widesread... Adultery and fornication will be
prevalent, performed in public, and there will be new sexual diseases and
many bastard children... Fornication will be widespread among leaders,
when people stop forbidding evil... Leaders will be oppressors, and the
worst of people... When the Moslems are large in number, the nations of
earth will gather against them "like hungry people going to sit at a table
full of food"... The people of Iraq will have no food or money due to oppression
by the "Romans" (the US invasion of Iraq, 2003)... There will be much food,
but much of it will have no blessing... People will refuse when they are
offered food... Profit will be shared only with the rich; the
poor will not benefit... People will become uncharitable misers, and good
deeds will decrease..."
"Men will walk in the marketplace with
their thighs exposed (shorts)... Men will begin to look like women and
women like men... People will dance till late at night... "
"Women will enter the business world, and will refuse to have children... Children
will be foul and full of rage..."
"Rain will be acidic...Smoke will appear over cities
(smog/haze pollution)... Earthquakes will increase... Men will try to make
the desert green (the Israeli kibbutz program)..."
near Aden in Yemen will spread to Syria, where it will stop. A few years
after the fire, Qiyamah will begin..."
"Moslems will conquer India
a few years before the return of Isa..."
"Wild animals will be able to talk
The Great Hour & Day of Doom
The exact time of al-Sa'at al'Uzma (the Great Hour),
or Day of Doom, is known only to God.
Anas ibn Malik told this Hadith (reported by Ibn
Majh and Bukhari) spoken by the Prophet: "I shall tell you a Hadith which
I heard from the Messenger of Allah, and which no one will tell you after
me. I heard him say, 'Among the signs of the Hour will be the disappearance
of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance. Adultery will be prevalent
and the drinking of wine will be common. The number of men will decrease
and the number of women will increase until there will be fifty women to
be looked after by one man.'"
Ali ibn Abi Talib quotes the Prophet (PBUH) thus:
"The Hour will come when leaders are oppressors, when people believe in
the stars and reject al-Qadar [Divine Decree, prophecy] when a trust becomes
a way of making a profit, when people give to charity reluctantly, when
adultery becomes widespread --- when this happens, then your people will
As recorded by Bukhari, Abu Hurairah reported that
the Prophet (SAWS) said:
"The Hour will not come until the following events
have come to pass: people will compete with one another in constructing
high buildings; two big groups will fight one another, and there will be
many casualties --- they will both be following the same religious teaching;
earthquakes will increase; time will pass quickly; afflictions and killing
will increase; nearly thirty dajjals will appear, each of them claiming
to be a messenger
from Allah; a man will pass by a grave and say, 'Would
that I were in your place'; the Sun will rise from the West; when it rises
and the people see it, they will all believe, but that will be the time
when 'No good will it do to a soul to believe in them then, if it believed
not before'; and a wealthy man will worry lest no one accept his Zakat
Some exegetes claim that the rising of the Sun in
the West refers to the rise of Islam in Europe, but it more likely indicates
a shift of the Earth's axis, which is predicted by several prophets of
Abu Sa'id al-Khudri states that the Prophet (SAWS)
said: "Thunderbolts will increase so much as the Hour approaches that when
a man comes to a people, he will ask, 'Who amongst you was struck by a
thunderbolt this morning?' and they will say, 'So-and-so and so-and-so
Abu Hurairah recorded that the Prophet (saws) said:
"The Hour will not come until there has been rain which will destroy all
dwellings except tents."
Ibn Majah narrated this Hadith: "The Prophet said:
Just before the Hour, there will be days in which knowledge will disappear
and ignorance will appear, and there will be much Harj" [killing in the
Ethiopian language; also quoted by Bukhari in Volume 9, Book 88, Numbers
183, 185 &186, narrated Abu Musa).
In like wise, according to Bukhari, Abu Hurairah
(radiallahu anhu) said: "The Prophet said, Time will pass rapidly, knowledge
will decrease, miserliness will become widespread in peoples hearts, afflictions
will appear, and there will be much Harj. The people asked, O Messenger
of Allah, what is Harj? He said, Killing, killing!"
Ahmad recorded a report by Abd Allah ibn 'Amr, that
the Prophet (SAWS) said: "The Hour will not come until Allah takes away
the best people on earth; only the worst people will be left; they will
not know any good or forbid any evil."
Ahmad also quotes Mohammed (PBUH) via Alba'al-Salami,
thus: "I heard the Prophet (SAWS say: 'The Hour will only come upon the
worst of the people'."
The Sahih of Al-Bukhari transmits
this warning from Mohammed (PBUH): "The least of the signs of the Last
Hour will be a fire which will gather mankind together from the East and
"Finally, a cold wind will come and kill all believers, leaving
only unbelievers on the earth who will then witness the Last Hour. The
angel Israfil will blow a trumpet, and the resurrection of all human beings
"The Hour will come suddenly: when a man has milked
his she-camel and taken away the milk, but he will not have time to drink
it; before a man repairing a tank for his livestock will be able to put
water in it for his animals; and before a man who has raised a morsel of
food to his mouth will be able to eat it."
Mohammed (PBUH) speaks of the Day of
Doom, thus in Quran 56:
"Say: The ancients, and the later folk shall
be gathered at the appointed time of a known day. Then you erring ones,
you that cried lies, you shall eat of a tree called Zakkoum, and you shall
fill therewith your bellies and drink on top of that boiling water, lapping
it down like thirsty camels. This shall be their hospitality on the Day
"So, when the Trumpet is blown with
a single blast and the earth and the mountains are lifted up and crushed
with a single blow, then, on that day, the Terror shall come to pass, and
heaven shall be split, for upon that day it shall be very frail, and the
angels shall stand upon its borders, and upon that day eight shall carry
above them the throne of the Lord. On that day you shall be exposed, not
one secret of yours concealed..." (Quran 69)
Another version of the Trumpet prophecy states that,
at the first sounding everyone will be struck with terror, at the second
blast, all will be struck
down, and all will be resurrected at the third.
Qur'an emphatically describes two trumpet blasts,
which have been interpreted to represent two Resurrections:
"And there shall be a blast on the
Trumpet, and all who are in the Heaven and all who are on the earth shall
expire, save those whom God shall vouchsafe to live. Then there shall be
another blast on it, and lo! Arising they shall gaze around them: and the
earth shall shine with the light of her Lord." (Qur'an 39: 68-69)
"One day, the disturbing trumpet blast
shall disturb it which the second blast shall follow. Verily, it will be
but a single blast." (Qur'an 79: 6, 7, 13)
1. Ali Akbar:
Israel and Prophecies of the Holy Quran;
1963/1971, Serag Publishing, UK.
2. Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias: Major Signs of Qiyamat.
3. Gharm-Allah El-Ghamdy: Signs of the Last Hour,
4. Dr Suhaib Hasan: "50 Signs of the Day of Judgment from the Words
of Allah & His Messenger"; Lecture at Cambridge Univ., January 2000)
5. www.islaam.com ; compilations by A. Abu Ismail
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