The Hour

Last updated July 15, 1999.


Bismilla hi Rahmani Rahim. To read a hadith does not mean that we automatically understand it in the correct way. Only experts on hadith can interpret an hadith in the right way. It is our duty to try to find such experts. Some of the contents in the table are not hadith. I have tried to give a source in all cases.

The list below is sorted on source.

Source Content

40 Hadith Qudsi

No: 13

Hadith Qudsi 13:

On the authority of Adiyy ibn Hatim (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:

I was with the Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and there came to him two men: one of them was complaining of penury (being very poor), while the other was complaining of brigandry (robbery). The Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: As for brigandry, it will be but a short time before a caravan will [be able to] go out of Mecca without a guard. As for penury, the Hour (Day of Judgement) will not arrive before one of you takes his charity around without finding anyone to accept it from him. Then (1) one of you will surely stand before Allah, there being no screed between Him and him, nor an interpreter to translate for him. Then He will say to him: Did I not bring you wealth? And he will say: Yes. Then He will say: Did I not send to you a messenger? And he will say: Yes. And he will look to his right and will see nothing but Hell-fire, then he will look to his left and will see nothing but Hell-fire, so let each of you protect himself against Hell-fire, be it with even half a date - and if he finds it not, then with a kind word.

(1) i.e. at the time of the Hour. It was related by al-Bukhari.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 2

No: 449

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour will not come until people vie with one another about mosques.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 2

No: 581

Narrated Sulamah daughter of al-Hurr:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: One of the signs of the Last Hour will be that people in a mosque will refuse to act as imam and will not find an imam to lead them in prayer.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 3

No: 829

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to us while we were reciting the Qur'an, and there were among us bedouins and the non-Arabs. He said: Recite, all is well. In the near future there will appear people who will straighten it (the Qur'an) as an arrow is straightened. They will recite it quickly and not slowly (or it means that they will get the reward in this world and not in the Hereafter).

Abu Dawud

Book No: 3

No: 1041

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he was expelled (from Paradise), on it his contrition was accepted, on it he died, and on it the Last Hour will take place. On Friday every beast is on the lookout from dawn to sunrise in fear of the Last Hour, but not jinn and men, and it contains a time at which no Muslim prays and asks anything from Allah but He will give it to him. Ka'b said: That is one day every year. So I said: It is on every Friday. Ka'b read the Torah and said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) has spoken the truth. AbuHurayrah said: I met Abdullah ibn Salam and told him of my meeting with Ka'b. Abdullah ibn Salam said: I know what time it is. AbuHurayrah said: I asked him to tell me about it. Abdullah ibn Salam said: It is at the very end of Friday. I asked: How can it be when the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) has said: "No Muslim finds it while he is praying...." and this is the moment when no prayer is offered. Abdullah ibn Salam said: Has the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) not said: "If anyone is seated waiting for the prayer, he is engaged in the prayer until he observes it." I said: Yes, it is so.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 3

No: 1092

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) addressed, he would say: Praise be to Allah, from Whom we seek help and pardon, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our souls. He whom Allah guide has no one who can lead him astray, and he whom He leads astray has no one to guide him. And I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and apostle. He sent him before the coming of the last hour with truth giving good tidings and warning. He who obeys Allah and His Apostle follows the right path; and he who disobeys them shall harm none except himself, and he will not harm Allah in the least.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 7

No: 3188

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) said: A time will come for the people (of Medina) when a man will invite his cousin and any other near relation: Come (and settle) at (a place) where living is cheap, come to where there is plenty, but Medina will be better for them; would they know it! By Him in Whose Hand is my life, none amongst them would go out (of the city) with a dislike for it, but Allah would make his successor in it someone better than he. Behold, Medina is like furnace which eliminates from it the impurities. And the Last Hour will not come until Medina banishes its evils just as a furnace eliminates the impurities of iron.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 14

No: 2529

Narrated Abdullah ibn Hawalah al-Azdi:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sent us on foot to get spoil, but we returned without getting any. When he saw the signs of distress on our faces, he stood up on our faces and said: O Allah, do not put them under my care, for I would be too weak to care for them; do not put them in care of themselves, for they would be incapable of that, and do not put them in the care of men, for they would choose the best things for themselves. He then placed his hand on my head and said: Ibn Hawalah, when you see the caliphate has settled in the holy land, earthquakes, sorrows and serious matters will have drawn near and on that day the Last Hour will be nearer to mankind than this hand of mine is to your head.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 35

No: 4232

Narrated Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman:

Subay' ibn Khalid said: I came to Kufah at the time when Tustar was conquered. I took some mules from it. When I entered the mosque (of Kufah), I found there some people of moderate stature, and among them was a man whom you could recognize when you saw him that he was from the people of Hijaz.

I asked: Who is he? The people frowned at me and said: Do you not recognize him? This is Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, the companion of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him).

Then Hudhayfah said: People used to ask the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) about good, and I used to ask him about evil. Then the people stared hard at him.

He said: I know the reason why you dislike it. I then asked: Apostle of Allah, will there be evil as there was before, after this good which Allah has bestowed on us?

He replied: Yes. I asked: Wherein does the protection from it lie? He replied: In the sword. I asked: Apostle of Allah, what will then happen?

He replied: If Allah has on Earth a caliph who flays your back and takes your property, obey him, otherwise die holding onto the stump of a tree.

I asked: What will come next? He replied: Then the Antichrist (Dajjal) will come forth accompanied by a river and fire. He who falls into his fire will certainly receive his reward, and have his load taken off him, but he who falls into his river will have his load retained and his reward taken off him.

I then asked: What will come next? He said: The Last Hour will come.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 35

No: 4246

Narrated AbuMusa al-Ash'ari:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Before the Last Hour there will be commotions like pieces of a dark night in which a man will be a believer in the morning and an infidel in the evening, or a believer in the evening and infidel in the morning. He who sits during them will be better than he who gets up and he who walks during them is better than he who runs. So break your bows, cut your bowstrings and strike your swords on stones. If people then come in to one of you, let him be like the better of Adam's two sons.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 37

No: 4319

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour will not come before there come forth thirty Dajjals (fraudulents), everyone presuming himself that he is an apostle of Allah.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 37

No: 4320

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour will not come before there come forth thirty liar Dajjals (fraudulents) lying on Allah and His Apostle.

Abu Dawud

Book No: 40

No: 4747

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri ; Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Soon there will appear disagreement and dissension in my people; there will be people who will be good in speech and bad in work. They recite the Qur'an, but it does not pass their collar-bones. They will swerve from the religion as an animal goes through the animal shot at. They will not return to it till the arrow comes back to its notch. They are worst of the people and animals. Happy is the one who kills them and they kill him. They call to the book of Allah, but they have nothing to do with it. He who fights against them will be nearer to Allah than them (the rest of the people). The people asked: What is their sign? He replied: They shave the head.

As-Sililah As Sahihah

Volume No: 1

No: 5

Hudhaifah bin Al-Yaman reported that the Messenger of Allah sallalluhu 'alayhi wa sallam said,

"Prophethood (meaning himself) will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain, then Allah will raise it up whenever he wills to raise it up. Afterwards, there will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood remaining with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, he will raise it up whenever He wills to raise it up. Afterwards, there will be a reign of oppressive (The reign of Muslim kings who are partially unjust) rule and it will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, there will be a reign of tyrannical rule and it will remain for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, Allah will raise it up whenever He wills to raise it up. Then, there will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood."

Then Hudhaifah said, "The Prophet stopped speaking."

At-Tabaraanee

In Al-Kabeer from the relation of Abu Umayya

"Truly it is from the signs of the hour that knowledge will be sought from the small ones" (i.e. the people of innovation, those on other than the path of the companions)

Bukhari

Volume No: 1

Book No: 2

No: 47

Narrated Abu Huraira:

One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied, 'Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you." Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, "The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.

1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.

2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.

The Prophet then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour--." (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of faith.

Bukhari

Volume No: 1

Book No: 3

No: 56

Narrated Abu Huraira:

While the Prophet was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came and asked him, "When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?" Allah's Apostle continued his talk, so some people said that Allah's Apostle had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Alllah's Apostle had not heard it. When the Prophet finished his speech, he said, "Where is the questioner, who enquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?" The Bedouin said, "I am here, O Allah's Apostle ." Then the Prophet said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday)." The Bedouin said, "How will that be lost?" The Prophet said, "When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)"

Bukhari

Volume No: 1

Book No: 3

No: 80

Narrated Anas:

Allah's Apostle said, "From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):

1. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of Religious learned men).

2. (Religious) ignorance will prevail.

3. Drinking of Alcoholic drinks (will be very common).

4. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.

Bukhari

Volume No: 1

Book No: 3

No: 81

Narrated Anas:

I will narrate to you a Hadith and none other than I will tell you about after it. I heard Allah's Apostle saying: From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):

1. Religious knowledge will decrease (by the death of religious learned men).

2. Religious ignorance will prevail.

3. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.

4. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man.

Bukhari

Volume No: 1

Book No: 10

No: 515

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Allah's Apostle came out as the sun declined at mid-day and offered the Zuhr prayer. He then stood on the pulpit and spoke about the Hour (Day of Judgment) and said that in it there would be tremendous things. He then said, "Whoever likes to ask me about anything he can do so and I shall reply as long as I am at this place of mine. Most of the people wept and the Prophet said repeatedly, "Ask me." Abdullah bin Hudhafa As-Sahmi stood up and said, "Who is my father?" The Prophet said, "Your father is Hudhafa." The Prophet repeatedly said, "Ask me." Then Umar knelt before him and said, "We are pleased with Allah as our Lord, Islam as our religion, and Muhammad as our Prophet." The Prophet then became quiet and said, "Paradise and Hell-fire were displayed in front of me on this wall just now and I have never seen a better thing (than the former) and a worse thing (than the latter)."

Bukhari

Volume No: 2

Book No: 17

No: 146

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will be very frequent, time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow amongst you." (See Hadith No. 85 Vol 1).

Bukhari

Volume No: 2

Book No: 24

No: 493

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till your wealth increases so much so that one will be worried, for no one will accept his Zakat and the person to whom he will give it will reply, 'I am not in need of it.' "

Bukhari

Volume No: 2

Book No: 24

No: 494

Narrated 'Adi bin Hatim:

While I was sitting with Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) two person came to him; one of them complained about his poverty and the other complained about the prevalence of robberies. Allah's Apostle said, "As regards stealing and robberies, there will shortly come a time when a caravan will go to Mecca (from Medina) without any guard.

And regarding poverty, The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till one of you wanders about with his object of charity and will not find anybody to accept it And (no doubt) each one of you will stand in front of Allah and there will be neither a curtain nor an interpreter between him and Allah, and Allah will ask him, 'Did not I give you wealth?' He will reply in the affirmative. Allah will further ask, 'Didn't I send a messenger to you?' And again that person will reply in the affirmative Then he will look to his right and he will see nothing but Hell-fire, and then he will look to his left and will see nothing but Hell-fire. And so, any (each one) of you should save himself from the fire even by giving half of a date-fruit (in charity). And if you do not find a half date-fruit, then (you can do it through saying) a good pleasant word (to your brethren). (See Hadith No. 793 Vol. 4).

Bukhari

Volume No: 2

Book No: 26

No: 663

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

The Prophet said "The people will continue performing the Hajj and 'Umra to the Ka'ba even after the appearance of Gog and Magog."

Narrated Shu'ba extra:

The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till the Hajj (to the Ka'ba) is abandoned.

Bukhari

Volume No: 3

Book No: 43

No: 656

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).

Bukhari

Volume No: 3

Book No: 48

No: 819

Narrated Zahdam bin Mudrab:

I heard Imran bin Husain saying, "The Prophet said, 'The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them, and then those coming after (the second generation)." Imran said "I do not know whether the Prophet mentioned two or three generations after your present generation. The Prophet added, 'There will be some people after you, who will be dishonest and will not be trustworthy and will give witness (evidences) without being asked to give witness, and will vow but will not fulfill their vows, and fatness will appear among them."

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

No: 662

Narrated Abu Said:

The Prophet (pbuh) said,Surely you will follow the ways, of those nations who were before you, span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e. inch by inch) so much so that even if they entered a hole of a mastigure, you too would follow them," We said, "O Allah's Messenger! Do you mean the Jews and the Christians?" He replied, "Whom else?" (Meaning of course, the Jews and the Christians.)

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 52

No: 177

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 53

No: 336

Narrated 'Abdullah:

The Prophet stood up and delivered a sermon, and pointing to 'Aisha's house (i.e. eastwards), he said thrice, "Affliction (will appear from) here," and, "from where the side of the Satan's head comes out (i.e. from the East)."

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 53

No: 401

Narrated Auf bin Mali:

I went to the Prophet during the Ghazwa of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, "Count six signs that indicate the approach of the Hour: my death, the conquest of Jerusalem, a plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep, the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one hundred Dinars, he will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no Arab house will escape, and then a truce between you and Bani Al-Asfar (i.e. the Byzantines) who will betray you and attack you under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve thousand soldiers.

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 55

No: 546

Narrated Anas:

When 'Abdullah bin Salam heard the arrival of the Prophet at Medina, he came to him and said, "I am going to ask you about three things which nobody knows except a prophet: What is the first portent of the Hour? What will be the first meal taken by the people of Paradise? Why does a child resemble its father, and why does it resemble its maternal uncle" Allah's Apostle said, "Gabriel has just now told me of their answers." 'Abdullah said, "He (i.e. Gabriel), from amongst all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews." Allah's Apostle said, "The first portent of the Hour will be a fire that will bring together the people from the east to the west; the first meal of the people of Paradise will be Extra-lobe (caudate lobe) of fish-liver. As for the resemblance of the child to its parents: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife and gets discharge first, the child will resemble the father, and if the woman gets discharge first, the child will resemble her." On that 'Abdullah bin Salam said, "I testify that you are the Apostle of Allah." 'Abdullah bin Salam further said, "O Allah's Apostle! The Jews are liars, and if they should come to know about my conversion to Islam before you ask them (about me), they would tell a lie about me." The Jews came to Allah's Apostle and 'Abdullah went inside the house. Allah's Apostle asked (the Jews), "What kind of man is 'Abdullah bin Salam amongst you?" They replied, "He is the most learned person amongst us, and the best amongst us, and the son of the best amongst us." Allah's Apostle said, "What do you think if he embraces Islam (will you do as he does)?" The Jews said, "May Allah save him from it." Then 'Abdullah bin Salam came out in front of them saying, "I testify that None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah." Thereupon they said, "He is the evilest among us, and the son of the evilest amongst us," and continued talking badly of him.

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 787

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till you fight a nation wearing hairy shoes, and till you fight the Turks, who will have small eyes, red faces and flat noses; and their faces will be like flat shields. And you will find that the best people are those who hate responsibility of ruling most of all till they are chosen to be the rulers. And the people are of different natures: The best in the pre-lslamic period are the best in Islam. A time will come when any of you will love to see me rather than to have his family and property doubled."

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 788

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till you fight with the Khudh and the Kirman from among the non-Arabs. They will be of red faces, flat noses and small eyes; their faces will look like flat shields, and their shoes will be of hair."

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 789

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I enjoyed the company of Allah's Apostle for three years, and during the other years of my life, never was I so anxious to understand the (Prophet's) traditions as I was during those three years. I heard him saying, beckoning with his hand in this way, "Before the Hour you will fight with people who will have hairy shoes and live in Al-Bariz." (Sufyan, the sub-narrator once said, "And they are the people of Al-Bazir.")

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 790

Narrated 'Umar bin Taghlib:

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Near the Hour you will fight with people who will wear hairy shoes; and you will also fight people with flat faces like shields."

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 806

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till there is a war between two groups among whom there will be a great number of casualties, though the claims (or religion) of both of them will be one and the same. And the Hour will not be established till there appear about thirty liars, all of whom will be claiming to be the messengers of Allah. "

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 807

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

While we were with Allah's Apostle who was distributing (i.e. some property), there came Dhu-l-Khuwaisira, a man from the tribe of Bani Tamim and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do Justice." The Prophet said, "Woe to you! Who could do justice if I did not? I would be a desperate loser if I did not do justice." 'Umar said, "O Allah's Apostle! Allow me to chop his head off." The Prophet said, "Leave him, for he has companions who pray and fast in such a way that you will consider your fasting negligible in comparison to theirs. They recite Qur'an but it does not go beyond their throats (i.e. they do not act on it) and they will desert Islam as an arrow goes through a victim's body, so that the hunter, on looking at the arrow's blade, would see nothing on it; he would look at its Risaf and see nothing: he would look at its Na,di and see nothing, and he would look at its Qudhadh ( 1 ) and see nothing (neither meat nor blood), for the arrow has been too fast even for the blood and excretions to smear. The sign by which they will be recognized is that among them there will be a black man, one of whose arms will resemble a woman's breast or a lump of meat moving loosely. Those people will appear when there will be differences amongst the people." I testify that I heard this narration from Allah's Apostle and I testify that 'Ali bin Abi Talib fought with such people, and I was in his company. He ordered that the man (described by the Prophet ) should be looked for. The man was brought and I looked at him and noticed that he looked exactly as the Prophet had described him.

Bukhari

Volume No: 4

Book No: 56

No: 808

Narrated 'Ali:

I relate the traditions of Allah's Apostle to you for I would rather fall from the sky than attribute something to him falsely. But when I tell you a thing which is between you and me, then no doubt, war is guile. I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "In the last days of this world there will appear some young foolish people who will use (in their claim) the best speech of all people (i.e. the Qur'an) and they will abandon Islam as an arrow going through the game. Their belief will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will have practically no belief), so wherever you meet them, kill them, for he who kills them shall get a reward on the Day of Resurrection."

Bukhari

Volume No: 5

Book No: 57

No: 37

Narrated Anas:

A man asked the Prophet about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "When will the Hour be?" The Prophet said, "What have you prepared for it?" The man said, "Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Apostle." The Prophet said, "You will be with those whom you love." We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet (i.e., "You will be with those whom you love.") Therefore, I love the Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.

Bukhari

Volume No: 5

Book No: 59

No: 685

Narrated Ibn Umar:

We were talking about Hajjat-ul-Wada, while the Prophet was amongst us. We did not know what Hajjat-ul-Wada' signified. The Prophet praised Allah and then mentioned Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal and described him extensively, saying, "Allah did not send any prophet but that prophet warned his nation of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal. Noah and the prophets following him warned (their people) of him. He will appear amongst you (O Muhammad's followers), and if it happens that some of his qualities may be hidden from you, but your Lord's State is clear to you and not hidden from you. The Prophet said it thrice. Verily, your Lord is not blind in one eye, while he (i.e. Ad-Dajjal) is blind in the right eye which looks like a grape bulging out (of its cluster). No doubt,! Allah has made your blood and your properties sacred to one another like the sanctity of this day of yours, in this town of yours, in this month of yours." The Prophet added: No doubt! Haven't I conveyed Allah's Message to you? " They replied, "Yes," The Prophet said thrice, "O Allah! Be witness for it." The Prophet added, "Woe to you!" (or said), "May Allah be merciful to you! Do not become infidels after me (i.e. my death) by cutting the necks (throats) of one another."

Bukhari

Volume No: 6

Book No: 60

No: 151

Narrated Abdullah:

Allah's Apostle said, "The key of the Unseen are five: Verily with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour He sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware." (31.34)

Bukhari

Volume No: 6

Book No: 60

No: 159

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until the sun rises from the West: and when the people see it, then whoever will be living on the surface of the earth will have faith, and that is (the time) when no good will it do to a soul to believe then, if it believed not before." (6.158)

Bukhari

Volume No: 6

Book No: 60

No: 160

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The hour will not be established till the sun rises from the West; and when it rises (from the West) and the people see it, they all will believe. And that is (the time) when no good will it do to a soul to believe then." Then he recited the whole Verse (6.158)

Bukhari

Volume No: 6

Book No: 60

No: 219

Narrated Ibn Umar:

Allah's Apostle said, "The keys of Unseen are five which none knows but Allah: None knows what will happen tomorrow but Allah; none knows what is in the wombs (a male child or a female) but Allah; none knows when it will rain but Allah; none knows at what place one will die; none knows when the Hour will be established but Allah." (See The Quran 31:34.")

Bukhari

Volume No: 6

Book No: 60

No: 301

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:

The Prophet said, "The keys of the Unseen are five." And then he recited:

'Verily, the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone).' (31.34)

Bukhari

Volume No: 6

Book No: 60

No: 458

Narrated Sahl bin Sad:

I saw Allah's Apostle pointing with his index and middle fingers, saying. "The time of my Advent and the Hour are like these two fingers." The Great Catastrophe will overwhelm everything.

Bukhari

Volume No: 7

Book No: 62

No: 158

Narrated Anas:

I will narrate to you a Habith I heard from Allah's Apostle and none other than I will tell you of it. I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "From among the portents of the Hour are the following: Religious knowledge will be taken away; General ignorance (in religious matters) will increase; illegal Sexual intercourse will prevail: Drinking of alcoholic drinks will prevail. Men will decrease in number, and women will increase in number, so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man."

Bukhari

Volume No: 8

Book No: 76

No: 503

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour." It was asked, "How will honesty be lost, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, "When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour."

Bukhari

Volume No: 8

Book No: 76

No: 513

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till the sun rises from the west, and when it rises (from the west) and the people see it, then all of them will believe (in Allah). But that will be the time when 'No good it will do to a soul to believe then. If it believed not before.."' (6.158)

The Hour will be established (so suddenly) that two persons spreading a garment between them will not be able to finish their bargain, nor will they be able to fold it up. The Hour will be established while a man is carrying the milk of his she-camel, but cannot drink it; and the Hour will be established when someone is not able to prepare the tank to water his livestock from it; and the Hour will be established when some of you has raised his food to his mouth but cannot eat it."

Bukhari

Volume No: 8

Book No: 77

No: 601

Narrated Hudhaifa:

The Prophet once delivered a speech in front of us wherein he left nothing but mentioned (about) everything that would happen till the Hour. Some of us stored that our minds and some forgot it. (After that speech) I used to see events taking place (which had been referred to in that speech) but I had forgotten them (before their occurrence). Then I would recognize such events as a man recognizes another man who has been absent and then sees and recognizes him.

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 84

No: 69

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till two (huge) groups fight against each other, their claim being one and the same."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 173

Narrated 'Abdullah:

The Prophet said, "I am your predecessor at the Lake-Fount (Kauthar) and some men amongst you will be brought to me, and when I will try to hand them some water, they will be pulled away from me by force whereupon I will say, 'O Lord, my companions!' Then the Almighty will say, 'You do not know what they did after you left, they introduced new things into the religion after you.'"

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 175

Narrated Abdullah:

Allah's Apostle said to us, "You will see after me, selfishness (on the part of other people) and other matters that you will disapprove of." They asked, "What do you order us to do, O Allah's Apostle? (under such circumstances)?" He said, "Pay their rights to them (to the rulers) and ask your right from Allah."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 178

Narrated Junada bin Abi Umaiya:

We entered upon 'Ubada bin As-Samit while he was sick. We said, "May Allah make you healthy. Will you tell us a Hadith you heard from the Prophet and by which Allah may make you benefit?" He said, "The Prophet called us and we gave him the Pledge of allegiance for Islam, and among the conditions on which he took the Pledge from us, was that we were to listen and obey (the orders) both at the time when we were active and at the time when we were tired, and at our difficult time and at our ease and to be obedient to the ruler and give him his right even if he did not give us our right, and not to fight against him unless we noticed him having open Kufr (disbelief) for which we would have a proof with us from Allah."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 180

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard the truthful and trusted by Allah (i.e., the Prophet ) saying, "The destruction of my followers will be through the hands of young men from Quraish."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 181

Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh:

The Prophet got up from his sleep with a flushed red face and said, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. Woe to the Arabs, from the Great evil that is nearly approaching them. Today a gap has been made in the wall of Gog and Magog like this." (Sufyan illustrated by this forming the number 90 or 100 with his fingers.) It was asked, "Shall we be destroyed though there are righteous people among us?" The Prophet said, "Yes, if evil increased."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 184

Narrated 'Abdullah and Abu Musa:

The Prophet said, "Near the establishment of the Hour there will be days during which Religious ignorance will spread, knowledge will be taken away (vanish) and there will be much Al-Harj, and Al-Harj means killing."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 187

Narrated 'Abdullah:

The Prophet said, "Near the establishment of the Hour, there will be the days of Al-Harj, and the religious knowledge will be taken away (vanish i.e. by the death of Religious scholars) and general ignorance will spread." Abu Musa said, "Al-Harj, in the Ethiopian language, means killing," Ibn Mas'ud added: I heard Allah's Apostle saying; (It will be) from among the most wicked people who will be living at the time when the Hour will be established."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 191

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever takes up arms against us, is not from us."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 198

Narrated Ibn 'Umar:

I heard the Prophet saying, "Do not revert to disbelief after me by striking (cutting) the necks of one another."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 199

Narrated Abu Bakra:

Allah's Apostle addressed the people saying, "Don't you know what is the day today?" They replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." We thought that he might give that day another name. The Prophet said, "Isn't it the day of An-Nahr?" We replied, "Yes. O Allah's Apostle." He then said, "What town is this? Isn't it the forbidden (Sacred) Town (Mecca)?" We replied, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle." He then said, "Your blood, your properties, your honors and your skins (i.e., bodies) are as sacred to one another like the sanctity of this day of yours in this month of yours in this town of yours. (Listen) Haven't I conveyed Allah's message to you?" We replied, "Yes" He said, "O Allah! Be witness (for it). So it is incumbent upon those who are present to convey it (this message of mine) to those who are absent because the informed one might comprehend what I have said better than the present audience who will convey it to him.)" The narrator added: In fact, it was like that. The Prophet added, "Beware! Do not renegade as disbelievers after me by striking (cutting) the necks of one another."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 202

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "There will be afflictions (in the near future) during which a sitting person will be better than a standing one, and the standing one will be better than the walking one, and the walking one will be better than the running one, and whoever will expose himself to these afflictions, they will destroy him. So whoever can find a place of protection or refuge from them, should take shelter in it."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 204

Narrated Al-Hasan:

(Al-Ahnaf said:) I went out carrying my arms during the nights of the affliction (i.e. the war between 'Ali and 'Aisha) and Abu Bakra met me and asked, "Where are you going?" I replied, "I intend to help the cousin of Allah's Apostle (i.e.,'Ali)." Abu Bakra said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If two Muslims take out their swords to fight each other, then both of them will be from amongst the people of the Hell-Fire.' It was said to the Prophet, 'It is alright for the killer but what about the killed one?' He replied, 'The killed one had the intention to kill his opponent.'" (See Hadith No. 30, Vol. 1)

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 206

Narrated Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman:

The people used to ask Allah's Apostle about the good but I used to ask him about the evil lest I should be overtaken by them. So I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We were living in ignorance and in an (extremely) worst atmosphere, then Allah brought to us this good (i.e., Islam); will there be any evil after this good?" He said, "Yes." I said, 'Will there be any good after that evil?" He replied, "Yes, but it will be tainted (not pure.)'' I asked, "What will be its taint?" He replied, "(There will be) some people who will guide others not according to my tradition? You will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of some others." I asked, "Will there be any evil after that good?" He replied, "Yes, (there will be) some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire." I said, "O Allah s Apostle! Will you describe them to us?" He said, "They will be from our own people and will speak our language." I said, "What do you order me to do if such a state should take place in my life?" He said, "Stick to the group of Muslims and their Imam (ruler)." I said, "If there is neither a group of Muslims nor an Imam (ruler)?" He said, "Then turn away from all those sects even if you were to bite (eat) the roots of a tree till death overtakes you while you are in that state."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 208

Narrated Hudhaifa:

Allah's Apostle related to us, two prophetic narrations one of which I have seen fulfilled and I am waiting for the fulfillment of the other. The Prophet told us that the virtue of honesty descended in the roots of men's hearts (from Allah) and then they learned it from the Qur'an and then they learned it from the Sunna (the Prophet's traditions). The Prophet further told us how that honesty will be taken away: He said: "Man will go to sleep during which honesty will be taken away from his heart and only its trace will remain in his heart like the trace of a dark spot; then man will go to sleep, during which honesty will decrease further still, so that its trace will resemble the trace of blister as when an ember is dropped on one's foot which would make it swell, and one would see it swollen but there would be nothing inside. People would be carrying out their trade but hardly will there be a trustworthy person. It will be said, 'in such-and-such tribe there is an honest man,' and later it will be said about some man, 'What a wise, polite and strong man he is!' Though he will not have faith equal even to a mustard seed in his heart." No doubt, there came upon me a time when I did not mind dealing (bargaining) with anyone of you, for if he was a Muslim his Islam would compel him to pay me what is due to me, and if he was a Christian, the Muslim official would compel him to pay me what is due to me, but today I do not deal except with such-and-such person.

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 210

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri:

Allah's Apostle said, "There will come a time when the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take to the tops of mountains and the places of rainfall so as to flee with his religion from the afflictions.

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 212

Narrated Salim's father:

The Prophet stood up beside the pulpit (and pointed with his finger towards the East) and said, "Afflictions are there! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out," or said, "..the side of the sun.."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 214

Narrated Ibn 'Umar:

The Prophet said, "O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham! O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Yemen." The People said, "And also on our Najd." He said, "O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham (north)! O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Yemen." The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! And also on our Najd." I think the third time the Prophet said, "There (in Najd) is the place of earthquakes and afflictions and from there comes out the side of the head of Satan."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 216

Narrated Shaqiq:

I heard Hudhaifa saying, "While we were sitting with 'Umar, he said, 'Who among you remembers the statement of the Prophet about the afflictions?' Hudhaifa said, "The affliction of a man in his family, his property, his children and his neighbors are expiated by his prayers, Zakat (and alms) and enjoining good and forbidding evil." 'Umar said, "I do not ask you about these afflictions, but about those afflictions which will move like the waves of the sea." Hudhaifa said, "Don't worry about it, O chief of the believers, for there is a closed door between you and them." 'Umar said, "Will that door be broken or opened?" I said, "No. it will be broken." 'Umar said, "Then it will never be closed," I said, "Yes." We asked Hudhaifa, "Did 'Umar know what that door meant?" He replied, "Yes, as I know that there will be night before tomorrow morning, that is because I narrated to him a true narration free from errors." We dared not ask Hudhaifa as to whom the door represented so we ordered Masruq to ask him what does the door stand for? He replied, "'Umar."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 219

Narrated Abu Bakra:

During the battle of Al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from the Prophet). When the Prophet heard the news that the people of the Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said, "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 224

Narrated Ibn 'Umar:

Allah's Apostle said, "If Allah sends punishment upon a nation then it befalls upon the whole population indiscriminately and then they will be resurrected (and judged) according to their deeds. "

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 229

Narrated Abi Waih:

Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman said, 'The hypocrites of today are worse than those of the lifetime of the Prophet, because in those days they used to do evil deeds secretly but today they do such deeds openly.'

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 230

Narrated Abi Asha'sha:

Hudhaifa said, 'In fact, it was hypocrisy that existed in the lifetime of the Prophet but today it is Kufr (disbelief) after belief.'

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 231

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till a man passes by a grave of somebody and says, 'Would that I were in his place.' "

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 232

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till the buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daus move while going round Dhi-al-Khalasa." Dhi-al-Khalasa was the idol of the Daus tribe which they used to worship in the Pre Islamic Period of ignorance.

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 233

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till a man from Qahtan appears, driving the people with his stick."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 234

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till a fire will come out of the land of Hijaz, and it will throw light on the necks of the camels at Busra."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 235

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Soon the river "Euphrates" will disclose the treasure (the mountain) of gold, so whoever will be present at that time should not take anything of it." Al-A'raj narrated from Abii Huraira that the Prophet said the same but he said, "It (Euphrates) will uncover a mountain of gold (under it)."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 236

Narrated Haritha bin Wahb:

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Give in charity because there will come a time on the people when a person will go out with his alms from place to place but will not find anybody to accept it."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 237

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established (1) till two big groups fight each other whereupon there will be a great number of casualties on both sides and they will be following one and the same religious doctrine, (2) till about thirty Dajjals (liars) appear, and each one of them will claim that he is Allah's Apostle, (3) till the religious knowledge is taken away (by the death of Religious scholars) (4) earthquakes will increase in number (5) time will pass quickly, (6) afflictions will appear, (7) Al-Harj, (i.e., killing) will increase, (8) till wealth will be in abundance ---- so abundant that a wealthy person will worry lest nobody should accept his Zakat, and whenever he will present it to someone, that person (to whom it will be offered) will say, 'I am not in need of it, (9) till the people compete with one another in constructing high buildings, (10) till a man when passing by a grave of someone will say, 'Would that I were in his place (11) and till the sun rises from the West. So when the sun will rise and the people will see it (rising from the West) they will all believe (embrace Islam) but that will be the time when: (As Allah said,) 'No good will it do to a soul to believe then, if it believed not before, nor earned good (by deeds of righteousness) through its Faith.' (6.158) And the Hour will be established while two men spreading a garment in front of them but they will not be able to sell it, nor fold it up; and the Hour will be established when a man has milked his she-camel and has taken away the milk but he will not be able to drink it; and the Hour will be established before a man repairing a tank (for his livestock) is able to water (his animals) in it; and the Hour will be established when a person has raised a morsel (of food) to his mouth but will not be able to eat it."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 238

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba:

Nobody asked the Prophet as many questions as I asked regarding Ad-Dajjal. The Prophet said to me, "What worries you about him?" I said, "Because the people say that he will have a mountain of bread and a river of water with him (i.e. he will have abundance of food and water)" The Prophet said, "Nay, he is too mean to be allowed such a thing by Allah"' (but it is only to test mankind whether they believe in Allah or in Ad-Dajjal.)

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 239

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, "Ad-Dajjal will come and encamp at a place close to Medina and then Medina will shake thrice whereupon every Kafir (disbeliever) and hypocrite will go out (of Medina) towards him."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 240

Narrated Abu Bakra:

The Prophet said, "The terror caused by Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal will not enter Medina and at that time Medina will have seven gates and there will be two angels at each gate (guarding them).

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 241

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:

Allah's Apostle stood up amongst the people and then praised and glorified Allah as He deserved and then he mentioned Ad-Dajjal, saying, "I warn you of him, and there was no prophet but warned his followers of him; but I will tell you something about him which no prophet has told his followers: Ad-Dajjal is one-eyed whereas Allah is not."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 242

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:

Allah's Apostle said. "While I was sleeping, I saw myself (in a dream) performing Tawaf around the Ka'ba. Behold, I saw a reddish-white man with lank hair, and water was dropping from his head. 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 eye looked like a protruding out grape. They said (to me), He is Ad-Dajjal." The Prophet added, "The man he resembled most is Ibn Qatan, a man from the tribe of Khuza'a. "

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 243

Narrated 'Aisha:

I heard Allah's Apostle in his prayer, seeking refuge with Allah from the afflictions of Ad-Dajjal.

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 244

Narrated Hudhaifa:

The Prophet said about Ad-Dajjal that he would have water and fire with him: (what would seem to be) fire, would be cold water and (what would seem to be) water, would be fire.

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 245

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, "No prophet was sent but that he warned his followers against the one-eyed liar (Ad-Dajjal). Beware! He is blind in one eye, and your Lord is not so, and there will be written between his (Ad-Dajjal's) eyes (the word) Kafir (i.e., disbeliever)." (This Hadith is also quoted by Abu Huraira and Ibn 'Abbas).

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 246

Narrated Abu Sa'id:

One day Allah's Apostle narrated to us a long narration about Ad-Dajjal and among the things he narrated to us, was: "Ad-Dajjal will come, and he will be forbidden to enter the mountain passes of Medina. He will encamp in one of the salt areas neighboring Medina and there will appear to him a man who will be the best or one of the best of the people. He will say 'I testify that you are Ad-Dajjal whose story Allah's Apostle has told us.' Ad-Dajjal will say (to his audience), 'Look, if I kill this man and then give him life, will you have any doubt about my claim?' They will reply, 'No,' Then Ad-Dajjal will kill that man and then will make him alive. The man will say, 'By Allah, now I recognize you more than ever!' Ad-Dajjal will then try to kill him (again) but he will not be given the power to do so."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 247

Narrated Abu Huraira: Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "There are angels at the mountain passes of Medina (so that) neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal can enter it.'

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 248

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, "Ad-Dajjal will come to Medina and find the angels guarding it. So Allah willing, neither Ad-Dajjal, nor plague will be able to come near it."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 88

No: 249

Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh:

Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh:

That one day Allah's Apostle entered upon her in a state of fear and said, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah! Woe to the Arabs from the Great evil that has approached (them). Today a hole has been opened in the dam of Gog and Magog like this." The Prophet made a circle with his index finger and thumb. Zainab bint Jahsh added: I said, "O Alllah's Apostle! Shall we be destroyed though there will be righteous people among us?" The Prophet said, "Yes, if the (number) of evil (persons) increased."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 92

No: 414

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba:

The Prophet said, "A group of my followers will remain predominant (victorious) till Allah's Order (the Hour) comes upon them while they are still predominant (victorious)."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 92

No: 415

Narrated Humaid:

I heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan delivering a sermon. He said, "I heard the Prophet saying, "If Allah wants to do a favor to somebody, He bestows on him, the gift of understanding the Quran and Sunna. I am but a distributor, and Allah is the Giver. The state of this nation will remain good till the Hour is established, or till Allah's Order comes."

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 92

No: 421

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till my followers copy the deeds of the previous nations and follow them very closely, span by span, and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch)." It was said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do you mean by those (nations) the Persians and the Byzantines?" The Prophet said, "Who can it be other than they?"

Bukhari

Volume No: 9

Book No: 93

No: 552

Narrated Muawiya:

I heard the Prophet saying, "A group of my followers will keep on following Allah's Laws strictly and they will not be harmed by those who will disbelieve them or stand against them till Allah's Order (The Hour) will come while they will be in that state."

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 10

From the book "The Signs before the Day of Judgement", 2nd edition 1992, Dar Al Taqwa Ltd, 7A Melcombe Street, Baker Street, London, NW16AE. ISBN 1 870582 03 9

Imam Ahmad reported via Abu Nudrah that Abu Said said: " One day the Prophet (S) led us in praying the afternoon prayer (Salat al-Asr). Then he stood and addressed us until sunset. He mentioned everything that was to happen until the day of Resurrection, and left nothing unsaid. Some of us remembered it, and some of us forgot it. One of the things he said was: 'O people, this world is full of attractive temptations. Allah has appointed you as vicegerents (Khalifah) in this world, and He will see how you will act. So guard yourselves against the temptations of this world and of women.' Towards the end of the speech, he said, 'The sun is about to set, and what remains of this world, compared to what has passed, is like what remains of this day compared to what has passed.'"

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 12

Abd Allah ibn Masud said: "The Prophet (S) said, 'Islam began as something strange, and it will revert to being strange as it was in the beginning, so good tidings for the strangers.' Someone asked, 'Who are the strangers?' He said, 'The ones who break away from their people (literally, 'tribes') for the sake of Islam.'

This Hadith was narrated by Ibn Majah on the authority of Anas and Abfi Hurayrah.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 14

'Awf ibn Malik reported that the Prophet (S) said: "The Jews split into seventy-one sects: one will enter Paradise and seventy will enter Hell. The Christians split into seventy-two sects: seventy-one will enter Hell and one will enter Paradise. By Him in Whose hand is my soul, my Ummah will split into seventy-three sects: one will enter Paradise and seventy-two will enter Hell." Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, who will they be?" He replied, "The main body of the Muslims (al-Jamaah)."

'Awf ibn Malik is the only one who reported this Hadith, and its isnad is acceptable. 2 FOOTNOTE

2. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Sunnah (Hadith 4572, 4573), 12/1340-2. "The main body of the Muslims" (al-Jamaah) means the people of the Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and other sciences, who have agreed to follow the Traditions of the Prophet (S) in all circumstances without introducing any changes or imposing their own confused ideas.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 14

Hudhayfah ibn al-Yamdn said, "The Prophet (S) 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 Quran 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 repeat 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. (Ibn Majah.)

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 15

Hadith of the Prophet (S): "The Hour will not come upon anyone who says, 'Allah, Allah'; it will only come upon the most evil of men. 5

FOOTNOTE

5. The first part of it was related by Muslim in Kittab al-Iman, 1/91, and the second part in Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat al-Sa'ah, 8/208.

Ibn Kathir

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'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet (S) came to us and said, '0 Muhajirun, (emigrants from Makkah to al-Madinah) you may be afflicted by five things; God forbid that you should live to see them. If fornication should become widespread, you should realize 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 realize that this has never happened without drought and famine befalling the people, and their rulers oppressing them. If people should withhold Zakat, you should realize 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 realize that this 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 realize that this has never happened without Allah making them into groups and making them fight one another."' (Ibn Majah.)'

Ibn Kathir

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'Ali ibn Abi Talib said, "The Prophet (S) led us in praying Salat al'Fajr (the morning prayer). When he had finished, a man called to him: 'When will the Hour be?' The Prophet (S) reprimanded him and said 'Be quiet!' After a while he raised his eyes to the sky and said, 'Glorified be the One Who raised it and is taking care of it.' Then he lowered his gaze to the earth and said, 'Glory be to the One Who has outspread it and has created it.' Then the Prophet (S) said, 'Where is the one who asked me about the Hour?' The man knelt down and said, 'I asked you.' The Prophet (S) said, 'The Hour will come when leaders are oppressors, when people believe in the stars and reject al-Qadar (the Divine Decree of destiny) when a trust becomes a way of making a profit, when people give to charity (Sadaqah) reluctantly, when adultery becomes widespread - when this happens, then your people will perish.' " 3

FOOTNOTE

3. al-Haythami, Kittab al-Fitan.

Ibn Kathir

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'Imran ibn Husayn said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'Some people of this Ummah will be swallowed up by the earth, some will be transformed into animals, and some will be bombarded with stones.' One of the Muslims asked, 'When will that be, 0 Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'When singers and musical instruments will become popular, and much wine will be drunk. ' " 4

FOOTNOTE

4. Narrated by al-Tirmidhi.

Ibn Kathir

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'Ali said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Mahdi is one of us, from among the people of my household. In one night Allah will inspire him and prepare him to carry out his task successfully."' (Ahmad and Ibn Majah.) 2

FOOTNOTE

1. Ahmad, al-Musnad; similar Hadith in Abu Dawud, Kitab Awwal al-Mahdf.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Dawud devoted a chapter of his Sunan to the subject of the Mahdi. At the beginning of this chapter he quoted the Hadith of Jabir ibn Samrah, in which the Prophet (S) said, "This religion will remain steadfast until twelve caliphs have ruled over you." (According to another report he said, "This religion will remain strong until twelve caliphs have ruled over you.") Jabir said, "The people cheered and shouted Allahu akbar! Then the Prophet (S) whispered something. I asked my father 'What did he say?' My father said, 'He said, All of them will be from Ouraysh,'" Another report says that when the Prophet (S) returned to his house, Quraysh came to him and asked, "What will happen after that?" He said, "Then there will be tribulation and killing."

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Dawud reported a Hadith from 'Abd Allah ibn Masud: "The Prophet (S) said, 'If there were only one day left for the world, that day would be lengthened until a man from among my descendants or from among the people of my household, 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 household, whose name is the same as mine, holds sway." 4

'Abd Allah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'A man from my household, whose name is like mine, will take power."' (Tirmidhi.) In another report, from Abu Hurayrah, the Prophet (S) said, "If there we-re only one day left for this world, Allah would lengthen it until he took power." 5

FOOTNOTES

3. See Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Mahdi.

4. op. cit.

5. al-Tirmidhi, in his chapters dealing with al-Fitan.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Sa'id said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Mahdi will have a high forehead and an aquiline nose. He will fill the earth with justice and fairness just as it was filled with injustice and oppression, and he will rule for seven years."' (Abu Dawud.) 6

FOOTNOTE

6. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Mahdi.

Ibn Kathir

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Umm Salamah said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say, 'The Mahdi will be one of my descendants, from the children of Fatimah."' (Abu Dawud.) 7

FOOTNOTE

6. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Mahdi.

7. op. cit.

Ibn Kathir

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Al-Zubayr ibn 'Ad! narrated, "We went to Anas ibn Malik and complained about the wrong we were suffering at the hands of al-Hajjaj. Anas ibn Malik said, 'Be patient, "For no time will come but that the time following it will be worse, until you meet your Lord." I heard the Prophet (S) say that.'" (Bukhari.)

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'There will come a time of afflictions when one who sits will be better than one who stands; one who stands will be better than one who walks; and one who walks will be better than one who runs. Whoever exposes himself to these afflictions, they will destroy him. So whoever can find a place of protection or refuge from them, should take shelter in it."' (Bukhari and Muslim.) 5

FOOTNOTE

3. Bukhari, Kitab al-Fitan, 9/60; Muslim, Bab Nuzul al-Fitan ka-Mawaqi' al-Qatar, 8/168.

4. Bukhari, ibid.

5. op. cit., 9/64; Muslim, Bab Nazul al-Fitan ka-Mawaqi' al-Qatar.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say, 'The Hour will not come until the buttocks of the women of Daws move whilst going around Dhu 'l-Khalasah."' Dhu 'l-Khalasah was an idol worshipped by the tribe of Daws during the Jahiliyyah. (Hadith from Bukhari.) 9

FOOTNOTE.

9. Bukhari Kitab al-Fitan, 8/182.

Daws: a tribe in Yemen. Dhu'l-Khalasah: a house full of idols - it is so called because they believed that whoever worshipped it or went around it would be purified (khallasa).

This Hadith means that the tribe of Daws will become apostates from Islam and will go back to idol worship; even their women will exert themselves in worshipping the idol and running around it, so that their flesh will quiver.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah also said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Euphrates will disclose a golden treasure. Whoever is present at that time should not take anything of it."' 10

Abfi Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) 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 (and thus possess the gold)."' (Muslim.) 11

FOOTNOTES

10. Bukhari, Kitab al-Fitan, 9/73.

11. Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat al-Sa'ah, 8/174.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "I heard the Prophet (S) 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.'" (Ahmad, Muslim.)

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) 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."' (Ahmad.) 17

FOOTNOTES

16. Ibn Majah narrated a similar Hadith in Kitab al-Fitan, (Hadith 4015), 2/1331. Ahmad, Musnad, 3/187.

17. Ahmad, op. cit., 2/390.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "I heard the Prophet (S) saying to Thawban, 'O Thawban, what will you do when the nations call one another to invade you as people call one another to come and cat from one bowl?' Thawban said, 'May my father and my mother be sacrificed for you, 0 Messenger of Allah! Is it because we are so few?' The Prophet (S) said, 'No, on that day you (Muslims) will be many, but Allah will put weakness (wahn) in your hearts.' The people asked, 'What is that weakness, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'It is love for this world and dislike of fighting."' (Ahmad.) 18

16. Ibn Majah narrated a similar Hadith in Kitab al-Fitan, (Hadith 4015), 2/1331. Ahmad, Musnad, 3/187.

17. Ahmad, op. cit., 2/390.

18. op . cit., 2/359.

Ibn Kathir

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The Prophet (S) said, "There will be a tribulation in which one who is sleeping will be better than one who is lying down, one who is lying will be better than one who is sitting, one who is sitting will be better than one who is standing, one who is standing will be better than one who is walking, one who is walking will be better than one who is riding, and one who is riding will be better than one who is running; all of their dead will be in Hell." The Companion of the Prophet (S) who narrated this Hadith said, "O Messenger of Allah, when will that be?" He said, "That will be the days of Harj." He asked, "When will the days of Harj be?" The Prophet (S) said, "When a man will not trust the person to whom he is speaking." The Companion asked, "What do you advise me to do if I live to see that?" He said, "Restrain yourself, and go back to your place of residence." The Companion then asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what should I do if someone enters my neighborhood to attack me?" He said, "Go into your house." The Companion asked, "What if he enters my house?" He said, "Go into the place where you pray and do this - and he folded his arms, - and say 'My Lord is Allah', until you die." 19

16. Ibn Majah narrated a similar Hadith in Kitab al-Fitan, (Hadith 4015), 2/1331. Ahmad, Musnad, 3/187.

17. Ahmad, op. cit., 2/390.

18. op . cit., 2/359.

19. op. cit., 1/448.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Bakrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'There will tribulation during which one who is lying down will be better than one who is sitting, one who is sitting will be better than one who is standing, one who is standing will be better than one who is walking, and one who is walking will be better than one who is running.' Someone asked, 'O Messenger of Allah, what do you advise me to do?' He said, 'Whoever has camels, let him stay with them, and whoever has land, let him stay in his land.' Someone asked, 'What about someone who does not have anything like that?' He said, 'Then let him take his sword and strike its edge against a stone, then go as far away as possible."' (Abu Dawud; similar Hadith in Muslim.) 20

FOOTNOTE

20. Abfi Dawud,, ibid. (Hadith 4236). Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan, 8/169.

Ibn Kathir

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At the time of the Fitnah of 'Uthman ibn 'Affan's Khilafah (Caliphate), Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas said, "I bear witness that the Prophet (S) said, 'There will come a tribulation during which one who sits will be better than one who stands, one who stands will be better than one who walks, and one who walks will be better than one who runs.' Someone asked, 'What do you advise if someone enters my house to kill me?' He said, 'Be like the son of Adam (i.e. resign yourself)."' (Muslim, Tirmidhi.) 21

21. Tirmidhi, Abwab al-Fitan (Ijad[th 2290), 6/436, 438. Ahmad, Musnad, 1/185.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Musa al-Ash'ari said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'Before the Hour comes, there will be a tribulation like patches of dark night. A man will get up a believer and go to sleep a kafir, or will go to sleep a believer and get up a kafir. The one who sits will be better than one who stands, and one who walks will be better than one who runs. Break your bows, cut their strings, and strike your swords against stones. If someone comes to kill any of you, then be like the better of the two sons of Adam."' (Abu Dawud.) 22

22. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Fitan wa'l-Malahim (Hadith 4139), 11/337.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Dharr said, "The Prophet (S) was riding a donkey and sat me behind him. He said, 'O Abu Dharr, if the people were suffering from such severe hunger that you could not even get up from your bed to go to the mosque, what would you do?' I said, 'Allah and His Messenger know best.' He said, 'Be decent and restrain yourself.' Then he said, 'O Abu Dharr, if the people were suffering from severe death (i.e. if a man were worth no more than a grave), what would you do? If the people were killing one another, until Hajarat al-Zayt (an area of Madinah) were submerged in blood, what would you do?' I said, 'Allah and His Messenger know best.' He said, 'Stay in your house and lock the door.' I asked, 'What if I am not left alone?' He said, 'Then be one of them.' I said, 'Should I take up my sword?' He said, 'If you did that, you would be joining them in their activities. No - if you fear that the brightness of the shining sword will disturb you, then cover your face with part of your clothing, and let him carry his own sin and your sin."' (Ahmad.) 23

23. Ahmad, Musnad, 5/149; similar Hadith in Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Fitan wa'l-Malahim (yadith 4241), 11-340, 343

Ibn Kathir

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'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr said, "We were on a journey with the Prophet (S) ... When the Prophet's (S) caller called for prayer, I went there. The Prophet (S) was addressing the people, saying: 'O people, it has been the duty of every Prophet before me to guide his people to whatever he knew was good for them, and to warn them against whatever he knew was bad for them, but this Ummah has its time of peace and security at the beginning; at the end of its existence it will suffer trials and tribulations, one after the other. Tribulation will come, and the believer will say, "This will finish me", but it will pass. Another tribulation will come, and he will say, "This is it", but it will pass, and a third will come and go likewise. Whoever wishes to be rescued from Hell, and enter Paradise, let him die believing in Allah and the Last Day, and treat the people as he' himself wishes to be treated. If anyone gives allegiance to an lmam, then let him obey him if he can (or on one occasion he said: as much as you can)."'

'Abd al-Rahman (one of the narrators of this Hadith) said, "When I heard that, I put my head between my knees and said, 'But your cousin Mu'awiyah is ordering us to squander our wealth among ourselves in vanity, and to kill each other, although Allah SWT has said, "O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity . . . "' (al-Nisa'.) 4:29

"'Abd Allah [another narrator] put his head in his hands and paused awhile, then he raised his head and said, 'Obey him in that which is obedience to Allah and disobey that which is disobedience to Allah.' I asked him, 'Did you hear that from the Prophet (S)?' he said, 'Yes, I heard it with my ears and understood it in my heart."' (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, al-Nasa'i, Ibn Majah.) 24

FOOTNOTE

24. Ahmad, Musnad, 5/149. Muslim, Kitab al-Imarah, 6-18. Ibn Majah, Kitab al-Fitan (Hadith 3956), 2/1306,1037. al-Nasi'i, Kitab al-Bay'ah (shorter version), 7 - 152, 153. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Fitan (shorter version), Hadith 4229, 11 - 319.

Ibn Kathir

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The Prophet (S) said, Among my Ummah, some will be swallowed up by the earth, some bombarded with stones, and some transformed into animals." (Ahmad.) 25

FOOTNOTE

25. Ahmad, Musnad, 2/163.

Ibn Kathir

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'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr said, "I went to the Prophet (S) 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, 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."' (Muslim)

Ibn Kathir

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Dhu Mukhammar said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'You will make a peace-treaty with the Romans, and together you will invade an enemy beyond Rome. You will be victorious and take much booty. Then you will camp in a hilly pasture; one of the Roman men will come and raise a cross and say "Victory to the Cross", so one of the Muslims will come and kill him. Then the Romans will break the treaty, and there will be a battle. They will gather an army against you and come against you with eighty banners, each banner followed by ten thousand men."' (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah.) 1

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Hour will not come until the Romans camp at al-A'mash or Dabiq. An army, composed of the best people on earth at that time, will come out from Madinah to meet them. When they have arranged themselves in ranks, the Romans will say, 'Do not stand between us and those who took prisoners from amongst us. Let us fight with them.' The Muslims will say, 'NO, by Allah, we will never stand aside from you and our brothers.' Then they will fight. One-third will run away, and Allah will never forgive them. One-third will be killed, and they will be the best of martyrs in Allah's sight. -One-third, who will never be subjected to trials or tribulations, will win, and will conquer Constantinople. Whilst they are sharing out the booty, after hanging their swords on the olive-trees, Satan will shout to them that the Dajjal has taken their place among their families. They will rush out, but will find that it is not true. When they come to Syria, the Dajjal will appear, while they are preparing for battle and drawing up the ranks. When the time for prayer comes, Jesus the son of Mary will descend and lead them in prayer. When the enemy of Allah (i.e. the Dajjal) sees him, he will start to dissolve like salt in water, but Allah will kill him'" (Muslim) 3

Ibn Kathir

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When Mustawrid al-Qurashi was sitting with 'Amr ibn al-'As, he said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say, 'The Hour will come when the Romans will be in the majority. "Amr asked him, "What are you saying'? He said, "I am repeating that which I heard from the Prophet (S)." 'Amr said, "If you say this, it is true, because they have four good characteristics: they are the most able to cope with tribulation, the quickest to recover after disaster and to return to the fight after disaster, and are the best as far as treating, the poor, weak and orphans is concerned. They have a fifth characteristic which is very good: they do not allow themselves to be oppressed by their kings."6

FOOTNOTE

6. Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan, 8 - 176.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 39

Mu'adh ibn Jabal said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The building of Bayt al-Maqdis (in Jerusalem) will be followed by the destruction of Yathrib (Madinah), which will be followed by a fierce battle, which will be followed by the conquest of Constantinople, which will be followed by the appearance of the Dajjal.' Then he put his hand on the thigh or the shoulder of the one with whom he was speaking (i.e. Mu'adh), and said 'This is as true as the fact that you are here (or as true as you are sitting here).'

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said about Madinah: 'Neither plague nor the Dajjal can enter it. (Bukhari.) 9

FOOTNOTE

9. Bukhari, Kitab al~Fitan, 9/76 .

Ibn Kathir

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Jabir said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say, 'Just before the Hour there will be many liars; among them is the one in al-Yamamah, the 'Ansi in San'a', the one in Himyar, and the Dajjal. This will be the greatest fitnah."' (Ahmad.) 2

FOOTNOTE

2. Ahmad, Musnad, 3/345.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Hour will not come until thirty "dajjals" appear, all o them lying about Allah and His Messenger. " (Abu Dawud.) 5

FOOTNOTE

4. Ahmad, Musnad, 2 - 457.

5. op . cit., 2/450.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'Just before the Hour, there will be thirty "dajjals", each of whom will say, I am a Prophet."' (Ahmad.)6

FOOTNOTE

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 41

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'There will be "dajjals" and liars among my Ummah. They will tell you something new, which neither you nor your forefathers have heard. Be on your guard against them, and do not let them lead you astray."' (Ahmad.) 7

FOOTNOTE

4. Ahmad, Musnad, 2 - 457.

5. op . cit., 2/450.

6. op. cit., 2/429.

7. op. cit., 20/349.

Ibn Kathir

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Anas ibn Malik said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The time of the Dajjal will be years of confusion. People will believe a liar, and disbelieve one who tells the truth. People will distrust one who is trustworthy, and trust one who is treacherous; and the Ruwaybidah will have a say.' Someone asked, 'Who are the Ruwaybidah?' He said, 'Those who rebel against Allah and will have a say in general affairs."' (Ahmad.) 12

FOOTNOTE

4. Ahmad, Musnad, 2 - 457.

5. op. cit., 2/450.

6. op. cit., 2/429.

7. op. cit., 20/349.

8. op. cit., 5/46.

9. op. cit., 2/95.

10. op. cit., 5141, 46.

11. op. cit., 5/46.

12. op. cit., 3/220.

Ibn Kathir

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Ibn Shihab said, "'Umar ibn Thabit al-Ansari told me that some of the Companions of the Prophet (S) told him that on the day when he warned the people about the Dajjal, the Prophet (S) said, 'There will be written between his eyes the word Kafir (unbeliever). Everyone who resents his bad deeds - or every believer - will be able to read it.' He also said, 'You must know that no one of you will be able to see his Lord until he dies."' (Muslim, Bukhari.) 1

FOOTNOTE

1. Bukhari, Kitab al-Adab, 8/49, 50.

Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan, 8/192, 193.

Ibn Kathir

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Hudhayfah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'I know more about the powers which the Dajjal will have than he will know himself. He will have two flowing rivers: one will appear to be pure water, and the other will appear to be flaming fire. Whosoever lives to see that, let him choose the river which seems to be fire, then let him close his eyes, lower his head and drink from it, for it will be cold water. The Dajjal will be one-eyed; the place where one eye should be will be covered by a piece of skin. On his forehead will be written the word Kafir, and every believer, whether literate or illiterate, will be able to read it."' (Muslim.) 4

FOOTNOTE

4. Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan Shorter version in Bukhari, Kitab al-Fitan, 9/75.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 51

'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet (S) said 'While I was asleep, I saw myself in a dream performing Tawaf (circumambulation) around the Ka'bah. I saw a ruddy man with lank hair and water dripping from his head. I said, "Who is he?" and they said, "The son of Mary." Then I turned around and saw another man with a huge body, red complexion, curly hair and one eye. His other eye looked like a floating grape. They said, "This is the Dajjal." The one who most resembles him is Ibn Qatan, a man from the tribe of al-Khuzd'ah. (Bukhari, Muslim.) 2

FOOTNOTE

2. Bukhari, Kitab al-Fitan, 9/75. Muslim, Kitab al-lman, 1/108.

Ibn Kathir

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Abu Umamah al-Bahili said, "The Prophet (S) delivered a speech to us, most of which dealt with the Dajjal and warned us against him. He said, 'No tribulation on earth since the creation of Adam will be worse than the tribulation of the Dajjal. Allah has never sent a Prophet who did not warn his Ummah against the Dajjal. I am the last of the Prophets, and you are the last Ummah. The Dajjal is emerging among you and it is inevitable. If he appears while I am still among you, I will contend with him on behalf of every Muslim. But if he appears after I am gone, then every person must contend with him on his own behalf, and Allah will take care of every Muslim on my behalf. He will appear on the way between Syria and Iraq, and will spread disaster right and left. O servants of Allah, adhere to the path of Truth. I shall describe him for you in a way that no Prophet has ever done before.

He will start by saying that he is a Prophet, but there will be no Prophet after me. Then he will say, "I am your Lord," but you will never see your Lord until you die. The Dajjal is one-eyed, but your Lord, glorified be He, is not one-eyed. On his forehead will be written the word Kafir, which every Muslim, literate or illiterate, will be able to read. Among the tribulations he will bring will be the Paradise and Hell he will offer; but that which he calls Hell will be Paradise, and that which he calls Paradise will be Hell. Whoever enters his Hell, let him seek refuge with Allah and recite the opening Ayat of Surat al-Kahf, and it will become cool and peaceful for him, as the fire became cool and peaceful for Abraham.

"He will say to a Bedouin, What do you think if I bring your father and mother back to life for you? Will you bear witness that I am your lord? The Bedouin will say Yes, so two devils will assume the appearance of his father and mother, and will say, "O my son, follow him for he is your lord."

"He will be given power over one person, whom he will kill and cut in two with a saw. Then he will say, Look at this slave of mine, now I will resurrect him, but he will still claim that he has a Lord other than me. Allah will resurrect him, and this evil man (the Dajjal) will say to him, Who is your Lord? The man will answer, My Lord is Allah, and you are the enemy of Allah. You are the Dajjal. By Allah, I have never been more sure of this than I am today."

Abu Sa'id said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'That man will have the highest status among my Ummah in Paradise. ' " Abu Sa'id said, ','By Allah, we never thought that that man would be any other than 'Umar ibn al-Khattdb, until he passed away.

Al-Muhdribi said: 'Then we referred to the Hadith of Abu Rafi'i, which said, "Part of his Fitnah 'will be the fact that he will pass through an area whose people will deny him, and none of their livestock will remain alive. Then he will pass through a second area whose people will believe in him; he will order the sky to rain and the earth to bring forth crops, and their flocks will return from grazing fatter than they have ever been, with their flanks stretched, their udders full. He will pass through every place on earth - except Makkah and Madinah, which he will never enter, for there are angels guarding every gate of them with unsheathed swords until he reaches al-Zarib al-Ahmar and camps at the edge of the salt-marsh. Madinah will be shaken by three tremors, after which every Munafiq (hypocrite) will leave it, and it will be cleansed of evil, as iron is cleansed of dross. That day will be called Yawm al-Khalas (The Day of Purification)."'

Umm Sharik bint Abi'l-'Akr said , "O Messenger of Allah, where will the Arabs be at that time?" He said, "At that time they will be few; most of them will be in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), and their Imam will be a righteous man. Whilst their Imam is going forward to lead the people in praying Salat al-Subh (the morning prayer), Jesus son of Mary will descend. The Imam will step back, to let Jesus lead the people in prayer, but Jesus will place his hand between the man's shoulders and say, 'Go forward and lead the prayer, for the Iqamah was made for you.' So the Imam will lead the people in prayer, and afterwards Jesus (AS) will say, 'Open the gate.' The gate will be opened, and behind it will be the Dajjal and a thousand Jews, each of them bearing a sword and shield. When the Dajjal sees Jesus, he will begin to dissolve like salt in water, and will run away. Jesus will say, 'You will remain alive until I strike you with my sword.' He will catch up with him at the eastern gate of Ludd and will kill him. The Jews will be deflated with the help of Allah. There will be no place for them to hide; they will not be able to hide behind any stone, wall, animal or tree - except the boxthorn (al-Gharqarah) - without it saying, 'O Muslim servant of Allah! here is a Jew, come and kill him!"' The Prophet (S) said, "The time of the Dajjal will be forty years; one year like half a year, one year like a month, and one month like a week. The rest of his days will pass so quickly that if one of you were at one of the gates of Madinah, he would not reach the other gate before evening fell."

Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, how will we pray in those shorter days?" He said, "Work out the times of prayer in the same way that you do in these longer days, and then pray. " The Prophet (S) said, "Jesus son of Mary will be a just administrator and leader of my Ummah. He will break the cross kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizyah (tax on non-Muslims). He will not collect the Sadaqah, so he will not collect sheep and camels. Mutual enmity and hatred will disappear.

Every harmful animal will be made harmless, so that a small boy will be able to put his hand into a snake's mouth without being harmed, a small girl will be able to make a lion run away from her, and a wolf will go among sheep as if he were a sheepdog. The earth will be filled with peace as a container is filled with water. People will be in complete agreement, and only Allah will be worshipped. Wars will cease, and the authority of Quraysh will be taken away. The earth will be like a silver basin, and will produce fruit so abundantly that a group of people will gather to eat a bunch of grapes or one pomegranate and will be satisfied. A bull will be worth so much money, but a horse will be worth only a few dirhams."

Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, why will a horse be so cheap?" He said, "Because it will never be ridden in war. " He was asked, "Why will the bull be so expensive?" He said, "Because it will plough the earth. For three years before the Dajjal emerges, the people will suffer severe hunger. In the first year, Allah will order the sky to withhold a third of its rain, and the earth to withhold two-thirds of its fruits. In the third year, He will order the sky to withhold all of its rain, and the earth to withhold all of its fruits, so that nothing green will grow. Every cloven-hoofed creature will die except for whatever Allah wills." Someone asked, "How will the people live at that time?" He said, "By saying La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah and Al-Hamdu-li'llah. This will be like food for them." 1

FOOTNOTE.

1. Ibn Majah, Kitib al-Fitan, (Hadith 4077), 2: 1363.

"He will break the cross and kill the pigs", i.e. Christianity will be annulled. "He will not collect the Sadaqah (i.e. ZakIt) - because there will be so much wealth, and no-one will be in need of Sadaqah.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 59

The prophet (S) said, "The Dajjal will come forth, and one of the Believers will go towards him. The armed men of the Dajjal will ask him, 'Where are you going?' He will say, 'I am going to this one who has come forth.' They will say, 'Kill him!' Then some of them will say to the others, 'Hasn't your lord [i.e. the Dajjal] forbidden you to kill anyone without his permission?' So they will take him to the Dajjal, and when the Believer sees him, he will say, '0 People, this is the Dajjal whom the Prophet (S) told us about'. Then the Dajjal will order them to seize him and wound him in the head; they will inflict blows all over, even in his back and stomach. The Dajjal will ask him, 'Don't you believe in me?' He will say, 'You are a false Messiah'. The Dajjal will order that he be sawn in two from the parting of his hair to his legs; then he will walk between the two pieces. They he will say 'Stand!' and the man will stand up. The Dajjal will say to him, 'Don't you believe in me?' The believer will say, '.It has only increased my understanding that you are the Dajjal'. Then he will say, 'O people! he will not treat anyone else in such a manner after me'. The Dajjal will seize him to slaughter him, but the space between his neck and collar-bone will be turned into copper, and the Dajjal will not be able to do anything to him. He will take the man by his arms and legs and throw him away; the people will believe that he has been thrown into Hell, whereas in fact he will have been thrown into Paradise." The Prophet (S) said, "He will be the greatest of martyrs in the sight of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds." (Muslim.) 2

FOOTNOTES.

2. Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat al-Sa'ah, 8/199, 200.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 61

Al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah said, "No-one asked the Prophet (S) more questions about the Dajjal than I did. He said, 'You should not worry about him, because he will not be able to harm you.' I said, 'But they say that he will have much food and water!' He said, 'He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that'." (Muslim.)

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 61

Al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah said, "No-one asked the Prophet (S) more questions about the Dajjal than I did." One of the narrators said, "What did you ask him?" Al-Mughirah said, "I said, 'They say that the Dajjal will have a mountain of bread and meat, and a river of water'. The Prophet (S) said, 'He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that'." (Muslim.)

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 67

Abu Hurayrah (RA) said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. When a Jew hides behind a rock or a tree, it will say, "O Muslim, 0 servant of Allah! There is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!" All the trees will do this except the box-thorn (al-Gharqad), because it is the tree of the Jews."' (Ahmad.) 3

FOOTNOTE.

3. Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat al-Sa'ah, 8/388. Ahmad, Musnad, 2/417.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 68

It is proven in the Sahih (authentic) Ahadith that the Prophet (S) used to seek refuge with Allah from the tribulation of the Dajjal in his prayers, and that he commanded his Ummah to do likewise:

"Allahumma inna na'udhu bika min 'adhabi jahannam, wa min 'adhabi 'I-qabr, wa min fitnati 'l-mahya'i wa'l-mamat, wa min fitnat' l-masihi 'd-dajjal."

"O Allah! We seek refuge with You from the punishment of Hell, from the punishment of the grave, from the tribulations of life and death, and from the tribulation of the False Messiah (Dajjal)."1

FOOTNOTE

1. Bukhari, Kitab al-Jana'iz, 2/124. Muslim, Kitab al-Masajid, 2/93.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 68

Abu'l-Dira reported that the Prophet (S) said, "Whoever memorizes the first ten Ayat of Surat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal." (Abu Dawud.) 2

FOOTNOTE

2. Muslim, Kitab al-Musafirun, 2/199. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Malahim (Hadith 4301),11/401,402.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 73

'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah, and will remain for forty - "I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years." - Then Allah will send Jesus son of Mary, who will resemble 'Urwah ibn Masud. He will chase the Dajjal and kill him. Then the people will live for seven years during which there will be no enmity between any two persons. Then Allah will send a cold wind from the direction of Syria, which will take the soul of everyone who has the slightest speck of good or faith in his heart. Even if one of you were to enter the heart of a mountain, the wind would reach him there and take his soul. Only the most wicked people will be left; they will be as careless as birds, with the characteristics of beasts, and will have no concern for right and wrong. Satan will come to them in the form of man and will say, "Don't you respond?" They Will say, "What do you order us to do?" He will order them to worship idols, and in spite of that they will have sustenance in abundance, and lead comfortable lives.

"Then the Trumpet will be blown, and everyone will tilt their heads to hear it. The first one to hear it will be a man busy repairing a trough for his camels. He and everyone else will be struck down. Then Allah will '(or send down) rain like dew, and the bodies of the people (i.e. the dead) will grow out of it. Then the trumpet will be sounded again, and the people will get up and look around. Then it will be said, "O people, go to your Lord and account for yourselves." It will be said, "Bring out the people of Hell," and it will be asked, "How many are there?" - the answer will come:

Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of every thousand." On that day a child will grow old and the shin will be laid bare." (al-Qalam 68:42) (Muslim.) 1

FOOTNOTE

1. Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat al-Sa'ah, 8/201, 202.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 74

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The son of Mary will come down as a just leader. He will break the cross, and kill the pigs. Peace will prevail and people will use their swords as sickles. Every harmful beast will be made harmless; the sky will send down rain in abundance, and the earth will bring forth its blessings. A child will play with a fox and not come to any harm; a wolf will graze with sheep and a lion with cattle, without harming them."' (Ahmad.) 2

FOOTNOTE

2. Ahmad, Musnad, 2/482, 483.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 74

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'By Him in Whose hand is my soul, surely the son of Mary will come down among you as a just ruler. He will break the cross, kill the pigs and abolish the Jizyah. Wealth will be in such abundance that no-one will care about it, and a single prostration in prayer will be better than the world and all that-is in it."' Abu Hurayrah said, 'If you wish, recite the Ayah:

"And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgement he will be a witness against them (al-Nisa' 4:159) (Bukhari, Muslim.) 3

FOOTNOTE

3. Bukhari, Kitab al-Anbiya', 204, 205. Muslim, Kitab al-Iman, 1/93, 94.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 74

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (S) said, "The Prophets are like brothers; they have different mothers but their religion is one. I am the closest of all the people to Jesus son of Mary, because there is no other Prophet between him and myself. He will come again, and when you see him, you will recognize him. He is of medium height and his colouring is reddish white. He will be wearing two garments, and his hair will look wet. He will break the cross, kill the pigs, abolish the Jizyah and call the people to Islam. During his time, Allah will end every religion and sect other than Islam, and will destroy the Dajjal. Then peace and security will prevail on earth, so that lions will graze with camels, tigers with cattle, and wolves with sheep; children will be able to play with snakes without coming to any harm. Jesus will remain for forty years, then die, and the Muslims will pray for him." (Ahmad.)4

FOOTNOTE

4. Ahmad, Musnad, 2/406.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 76

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said,'On the night of the Isra' (miraculous journey to Jerusalem) I met Moses - he was a slim man with wavy hair, and looked like a man from the Shanu'ah tribe. I also met Jesus - he was of medium height and of a red complexion, as if he had just come out of the bath."' (Bukhari, Muslim.) 1

FOOTNOTE

1. Bukhari, Kitab al-Anbiya', 4/302. Muslim, Kitab al-Iman, 1/106, 107.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 77

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (S) said, "Every day, Gog and Magog are trying to dig a way out through the barrier. When they begin to see sunlight through it, the one who is in charge of them says, 'Go back; you can carry on digging tomorrow,' and when they come back, the barrier is stronger than it was before. This will continue until their time comes and Allah wishes to send them forth. They will dig until they begin to see sunlight, then the one who is in charge of them will say, 'Go back; you can carry on digging tomorrow, in sha'Allah.' In this case he will make an exception by saying in sha'Allah, thus relating the matter to the Will of Allah. They will return on the following day, and find the hole as they left it. They will carry on digging and come out against the people. They will drink all the water, and the people will entrench themselves in their fortresses. Gog and Magog will fire their arrows into the sky, and they will fall back to earth with something like blood on them. Gog and Magog will say, 'We have defeated the people of earth, and overcome the people of heaven.' Then Allah will send a kind of worm in the napes of their necks, and they will be killed by it . . . 'By Him in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the beasts of the earth will become fat.""

Gog and Magog are two groups of Turks, descended rom Yafith (Japheth), the father of the Turks, one of the sons of Noah. At the time of Abraham (AS), there was a king called Dhu'l-Qarnayn. He performed Tawaf around the Ka'bah with Abraham (AS) when he first built it; he believed and followed him. Dhul'-Qarnayn was a good man and a great king; Allah gave him great power and he ruled the east and west. He held sway over all kings and countries, and traveled far and wide in both east and west. He traveled eastwards until he reached a pass between two mountains, through which people were coming out. They did not understand anything, because they were so isolated; they were Gog and Magog. They were spreading corruption through the earth, and harming the people, so the people sought help from Dhu'l-Qarnayn. They asked him to build a barrier between them and Gog and Magog. He asked them to help him to build it, so together they built a barrier by mixing iron, copper and tar.

Thus Dhu'l-Qarnayn restrained Gog and Magog behind the barrier. They tried to penetrate the barrier, or to climb over it, but to no avail. They could not succeed because the barrier is so huge and smooth. They began to dig, and they have been digging for centuries; they will continue to do so until the time when Allah decrees that they come out. At that time the barrier will collapse, and Gog and Magog will rush out in all directions, spreading corruption, uprooting plants, killing people. When Jesus (AS) prays against them, Allah will send a kind of worm in the napes of their necks, and they will be killed by it.

FOOTNOTE

1. Tirmidhi, Abwab al-Tafsir: Surat al-Kahf (Hadith 5160), 8/597-99) Ibn Majah, Kittab al-Fitan, (Hadith 4080), 2/1364. Ahmad, Musnad, 2/510, 511.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 79

'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say, 'Dhu'l-Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia will destroy the Ka'bah and steal its treasure and Kiswah. It is as if I could see him now: he is bald-headed and has a distortion in his wrists. He will strike the Ka'bah with his spade and pick-axe'. " (Ahmad.) 2

FOOTNOTES.

2. Ahmad, Musnad, 2/220.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 79

It was reported from 'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar that the Prophet (S) said, "Leave the Abyssinians alone so long as they do not disturb you, for no-one will recover the treasure of the Ka'bah except Dhu'l-Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia." (Abu Dawud, in the chapter on the prohibition of provoking the Abyssinians.) 3

FOOTNOTE

3. Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Malahim, (Hadith 4287), 11/423.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 79

Ibn 'Abbas narrated that the Prophet (S) said, "It is as if I can see him now: he is black and his legs are widely spaced. He will destroy the Ka'bah stone by stone." (Ahmad.) 4

FOOTNOTE

4. Ahmad, Musnad, 1/227.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 80

The Prophet (S) said, "The Hour will not come until a man from Qahtan appears and rules the people." (Muslim; similar Hadith in Bukhari.)

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 80

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'Day and night will not come to an end until a freedman called Jahjah holds sway."' (Ahmad.)

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 82

Ibn Abbaas, al-Hasan and Qatadah said that "It will speak to them" (tukallimuhum) means that it will address them. Ibn Jarir suggested that it means that the Beast will address them with the words "... for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs" (al-Naml 27:82) - latter part of the Ayah). Ibn Jarir reported this from Ali and Ata. It was reported from Ibn Abbas that tukallimuhum means that the Beast will cut them, i..e. it will write the word "Kafir" on the forehead of the unbeliever and "Mumin" on the forehead of the believer. It was also reported from Ibn Abbas that he will borth address them and cut them: this suggestion incorporates both of the previous suggestions; and Allah knows best

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 90

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (S) said, "The hour will not come until there has been rain which will destroy all dwellings except tents". 2

FOOTNOTE

2. Ahmad, 2/262.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 92

It was reported from Abu Sa'id that the Prophet (S) 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". (Ahmad.)6

FOOTNOTE

6. Ahmad, Musnad, 3/88, 89.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 92

It was reported from Abu Sa'id that the Prophet (S) 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 he left". 7

FOOTNOTE

7. Ahmad, Musnad, 3/83, 84.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 92

Anas said, "We were discussing the fact that the Hour would not come until there is no rain, the earth does not produce crops, and fifty women will be cared for by one man; and if a woman passes by a man, he will look at her and say, 'This woman once had a husband'." (Ahmad.)8

FOOTNOTE

8. op. cit., 3/286.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 92

Abu Hurayrah said: "The Prophet (S) said: 'The Hour will not come until time passes so quickly that a year will be like a month, a month like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour, and an hour like the time it takes for a palm-leaf to burn'." (Ahmad.)9

FOOTNOTE

9. op. cit., 3/358.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 93

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said: 'The world will not pass away until the one who enjoys it the most is the depraved son of the depraved'." (Ahmad.) 10

FOOTNOTE

10. op. cit., 2/358.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 93

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'Before the Hour comes, there will be years of deceit, in which a truthful person will be disbelieved and a liar will be believed; and the insignificant will have a say'." (Ahmad.)"

FOOTNOTE

11. op. cit., 2/238.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 94

Tariq ibn Shihab said, "We were sitting with 'Abd Allah ibn Mas'ud, when a man came and told us that the time for prayer had come. So we got up and went to the mosque . . . After the prayer, a man came to 'Abd Allah ibn Mas'ud and said, 'As-salam 'alayka (Peace be upon you), 0 Abu 'Abd al-Rahman'. 'Abd Allah answered, 'Allah and His Messenger have spoken the truth'. When we went back, we asked one another, 'Did you hear the answer he gave? Who is going to ask him about it?' I said, 'I will ask him'; so I asked him when he came out. He narrated from the Prophet (S): 'Before the Hour comes, there will be a special greeting for the people of distinction; trade will become so widespread that a woman will help her husband in business,; family ties will be cut; the giving of false witness will he common, while truthful witness will be rare; and writing will be widespread". (Ahmad.) 15

FOOTNOTE

15. Ahmad, Musnad, 1/407.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 95

'Abd Allah ibn Masudd said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say: 'Eloquence can be bewitching; the worst of the people are those upon whom the Hour will come while they are still alive, and those who turn graves into mosques'." (Ahmad.)2

FOOTNOTE

2. Ahmad, 3/268

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 95

It was reported from Anas that the Prophet (S) said, "The Hour will not come until no-one on earth says 'La ilaha illa Allah'." (Ahmad.)3

FOOTNOTE

2. Ahmad, 3/268

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 95

It was also reporter from Anas that the Prophet (S) said: "The Hour will not come until no-one on earth says, 'Allah, Allah'." (Ahmad.)4

FOOTNOTE

2. Ahmad, 3/107

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 95

A'ishah said, "The Prophet (S) came in, saying 'O 'A'ishah, your people will be the first of my Ummah to join me.' When he sat down, I said, 'O Messenger of Allah, may I be sacrificed for you! When you came in, you were saying something which scared me'. He asked, 'What was that?' I said, 'You said that my people would be the first of your Ummah to join you'. He said, 'Yes'. I asked, 'Why is that?' He said, 'Death will be widespread among them, and their relatives will be jealous of them'. I said, 'How will people be after that?' He said, 'Like locusts: the strong will devour the weak, until the Hour comes"'. (Ahmad.) 5

FOOTNOTE

5. op. cit., 6/81.

Ibn Kathir

Page No: 96

'Alba' al-Salami said, "I heard the Prophet (S) say: 'The Hour will only come upon the worst of the people"'. (Ahmad.)6

FOOTNOTE

6. op. cit., 3/499.

Maliks Muwatta

Volume No: 15

Book No: 8

No: 35

Yahya related to me from Malik that Abdullah ibn Abdullah ibn Jabir ibn Atik said that Abdullah ibn Umar had come to them in Bani Muawiya, one of the villages of the Ansar, and said, "Do you know where the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prayed in this mosque of yours? "I told him, "Yes," and I pointed out a place near where he was. He said, "Do you know the three things for which he made dua here?" I said "Yes." He said, "Tell me them then." I said, "He asked that He would not make an enemy from among the non-believers triumph over the believers and that He would not destroy the believers by bad harvests, and he was given both these things. And he asked that He would not make the believers fight among themselves, and that was refused." Ibn Umar said, "You have told the truth," and he added, "Turmoil will not cease until the day of rising."

Maliks Muwatta

Volume No: 16

Book No: 16

No: 54

Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu'z Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The Hour will not come until a man passes by the grave of another and says, 'If only I were in his place.' "

Maliks Muwatta

Volume No: 21

Book No: 13

No: 26

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that he had heard that Abdullah ibn Abbas said, "Stealing from the spoils does not appear in a people but that terror is cast into their hearts. Fornication does not spread in a people but that there is much death among them. A people do not lessen the measure and weight but that provision is cut off from them. A people do not judge without right but that blood spreads among them. A people do not betray the pledge but that Allah gives their enemies power over them."

Maliks Muwatta

Volume No: 45

Book No: 2

No: 7

Malik related to me from Hisham ibn Urwa from his father from Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr that Sufyan ibn Abi Zuhayr said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'Yemen will be conquered and the people will be attracted to it, taking their families and whoever obeys them. Madina would have been better for them, had they but known. Ash-Sham will be conquered and people will be attracted to it, taking their families and whoever obeys them. Madina would have been better for them, had they but known. Iraq will be conquered and people will be attracted to it, taking their families and whoever obeys them. Madina would have been better for them, had they but known.' "

Maliks Muwatta

Volume No: 49

Book No: 10

No: 31

Yahya related to me from Malik from Muhammad ibn Amr ibn Halhala that Humayd ibn Malik ibn Khu'haym said, "I was sitting with Abu Hurayra on his land at al-Aqiq. Some people rode out from Madina to call upon Abu Hurayra. He told me to go to his mother, sending his greetings and asking her to prepare some food." Humayd continued, "She set down three loaves on a plate and some oil and salt. Then she put it on my head and I carried it to them. When I set it before them, Abu Hurayra said, 'Allah is greater' and added, 'Praise be to Allah who has filled us with bread after our food had previously been only water and dates,' as the people did not touch any of the food.

When they left, he said, 'O son of my brother, be good to your sheep and wipe the mucus from them and clean their pen. Pray in their quarter for they are among the animals of the Garden. By He in Whose Hand my self is, a time is about to come upon people when a small group of sheep will be more beloved to their owner than the house of Marwan . ' "

Maliks Muwatta

Volume No: 54

Book No: 6

No: 16

Malik related to me from Abd ar-Rahman ibn Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sasaca from his father that Abu Said al-Khudri said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "It will soon happen that the best property of a muslim will be sheep which he takes to the peaks of the mountains and the valleys, fleeing with his deen from trials."

Muslim

Book No: 1

No: 1

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab:

It is narrated on the authority of Yahya ibn Ya'mar that the first man who discussed Qadr (Divine Decree) in Basrah was Ma'bad al-Juhani. Humayd ibn AbdurRahman al-Himyari and I set out for Pilgrimage or for Umrah and said: Should it so happen that we come into contact with one of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) we shall ask him about what is talked about Taqdir (Division Decree). Accidentally we came across Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab, while he was entering the mosque. My companion and I surrounded him. One of us (stood) on his right and the other stood on his left. I expected that my companion would authorize me to speak. I therefore said: AbuAbdurRahman! There have appeared some people in our land who recite the Holy Qur'an and pursue knowledge.

And then after talking about their affairs, added: They (such people) claim that there is no such thing as Divine Decree and events are not predestined. He (Abdullah ibn Umar) said: When you happen to meet such people tell them that I have nothing to do with them and they have nothing to do with me. And verily they are in no way responsible for my (belief).

Abdullah ibn Umar swore by Him (the Lord) (and said): If any one of them (who does not believe in the Divine Decree) had with him gold equal to the bulk of (the mountain) Uhud and then, it (in the way of Allah), Allah would not accept it unless he affirmed his faith in Divine Decree. He further said: My father, Umar ibn al-Khattab, told me: One day we were sitting in the company of Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) when there appeared before us a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black. There were no signs of travel on him. None amongst us recognized him.

At last he sat with the Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) He knelt before him placed his palms on his thighs and said: Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam. The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Al-Islam implies that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan, and perform pilgrimage to the (House) if you are solvent enough (to bear the expense of) the journey. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.

He (Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: It amazed us that he would put the question and then he would himself verify the truth. He (the inquirer) said: Inform me about Iman (faith). He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, in His angels, in His Books, in His Apostles, in the Day of Judgment, and you affirm your faith in the Divine Decree about good and evil. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth. He (the inquirer) again said: Inform me about al-Ihsan (performance of good deeds). He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, for though you don't see Him, He, verily, sees you. He (the enquirer) again said: Inform me about the hour (of the Doom). He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: One who is asked knows no more than the one who is inquiring (about it). He (the inquirer) said: Tell me some of its indications. He (the Holy Prophet) said: That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and master, that you will find barefooted, destitute goat-herds vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings.

He (the narrator, Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: Then he (the inquirer) went on his way but I stayed with him (the Holy Prophet) for a long while. He then, said to me: Umar, do you know who this inquirer was? I replied: Allah and His Apostle knows best. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: He was Gabriel (the angel). He came to you in order to instruct you in matters of religion.

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Book No: 1

No: 273

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) observed: The Hour (Resurrection) would not come so long as Allah is supplicated in the world.

Muslim

Book No: 1

No: 296

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) observed: When three things appear faith will not benefit one who has not previously believed or has derived no good from his faith: the rising of the sun in its place of setting, the Dajjal, and the Beast of the earth.

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Book No: 4

No: 1885

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

When Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) delivered the sermon, his eyes became red, his voice rose, and his anger increased so that he was like one giving a warning against the enemy and saying: "The enemy has made a morning attack on you and in the evening too." He would also say: "The last Hour and I have been sent like these two," and he would join his forefinger and middle finger. He would continue: "The best speech is that embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. The most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is an error." He would add: "I am dearer to a Muslim than even his self. He who has left behind property, that is for his family, and he who dies in debt or leaves children (in helplessness), the responsibility (of paying his debt and bringing up his children) lies on me."

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Book No: 19

No: 4483

Narrated Jabir ibn Samurah:

It has been narrated on the authority of Amir ibn Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas who said: I wrote (a letter) to Jabir ibn Samurah and sent it to him through my servant, Nafi', asking him to inform me of something he had heard from the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). He wrote to me (in reply): I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say on Friday, the day on which al-Aslami was stoned to death (for committing adultery): The Islamic religion will continue until the Hour has been established, or you have been ruled by twelve Caliphs, all of them being from the Quraysh. I also heard him say: A small force of the Muslims will capture the white palace, the palace of the Persian Emperor or his descendants. I also heard him say: Before the Day of Judgment there will appear (a number of) imposters. You are to guard against them.

I also heard him say: When God grants wealth to any one of you, he should first spend it on himself and his family (and then give it in charity to the poor). I heard him (also) say: I shall be your forerunner at the Cistern (expecting your arrival).

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Book No: 19

No: 4565

Narrated Arfajah:

I have heard the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Different evils will make their appearance in the near future. Anyone who tries to disrupt the affairs of this Ummah while they are united you should strike him with the sword whoever he be. (If remonstrance does not prevail with him and he does not desist from his disruptive activities, he is to be killed).

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Book No: 19

No: 4721

Narrated Uqbah ibn Amir:

It has been narrated on the authority of AbdurRahman ibn Shamasah al-Mahri who said: I was in the company of Maslamah ibn Mukhallad, and Abdullah ibn Amr ibn 'As was with him. Abdullah said: The Hour shall come only when the worst type of people are left on the earth. They will be worse than the people of pre-Islamic days. They will receive whatever they ask of Allah.

While we were still sitting, Uqbah ibn Amr came and Maslamah said to him: Uqbah, listen to what Abdullah says. Uqbah said: He knows better so far as I am concerned. I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: A group of people from my Ummah will continue to fight in obedience to the Command of Allah, remaining dominant over their enemies. Those who oppose them shall not do them any harm. They will remain in this condition until the Hour overtakes them.

(At this) Abdullah said: Yes. Then Allah will raise a wind which will be fragrant like musk and whose touch will be like the touch of silk; (but) it will cause the death of all (faithful) persons, not leaving behind a single person with an iota of faith in his heart. Then only the worst of men will remain to be overwhelmed by the Hour.

Muslim

Book No: 19

No: 4722

Narrated Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas:

The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The people of the West will continue to triumphantly follow the truth until the Hour is established.

Muslim

Book No: 30

No: 6162

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

I heard Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) as saying this one month before his death: You asked me about the Last Hour whereas its knowledge is with Allah. I, however, take an oath and say that none upon the earth, the created beings (from amongst my Companions), would survive at the end of one hundred years. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Jurayj with the same chain of transmitters, but there is no mention of the words: One month before his death."

Muslim

Book No: 39

No: 6849

Abu, Hurayrah said, "The Prophet (S) said, '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.'" 15

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Book No: 40

No: 6886

Narrated Umm Salamah:

Harith ibn AbuRabi'ah and Abdullah ibn Safwan both went to Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin. They asked her about the army which would be sunk in the earth. This was at the time of Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr's rule.

Umm Salamah said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) had said that a seeker of refuge would seek refuge in the Sacred House and an army would be sent to him (in order to kill him) and when it would enter a plain ground, it would be made to sink.

I said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) what about him who would be made to accompany this army willy-nilly ? Thereupon he said: He would be made to sink along with them but he would be raised on the Day of Resurrection on the basis of his intention.

Abu Ja'far said: This plain ground means the plain ground of Medina.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6888

Narrated Hafsah:

Hafsah heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: An army would attack this House in order to fight against the inhabitants of this House and when it would be at the plain ground the ranks in the centre of the army would be sunk and the vanguard would call the rear flanks of the army and they would also be sunk and no flank would be left except some people who would go to inform them (their kith and kin).

A person (who had been listening to this hadith from Abdullah ibn Safwan) said: I bear testimony in regard to you that you are not imputing a lie to Hafsah. I bear testimony to the fact that Hafsah is not telling a lie about Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him).

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6897

Narrated AbuBakrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: There will soon be turmoil. Behold! There will be turmoil in which the one who is seated will be better than one who stands and the one who stands will be better than one who runs. Behold! When the turmoil comes or it appears, the one who has a camel should stay with his camel, he who has sheep or goats should stay with his sheep or goats and he who has land should stay on the land.

Someone said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him), what is your opinion of one who has neither camel nor sheep nor land? Thereupon he said: He should take hold of his sword, sharpen its edge with the help of a stone and then try to find a way of escape. O Allah, I have conveyed (Thy Message); O Allah, I have conveyed (Thy Message).

Someone said: Allah's Messenger, what is your opinion if I am drawn to a rank in spite of myself, or one of the groups, and made to march, and a man strikes me with his sword or there comes an arrow which kills me? Thereupon he said: He will bear the punishment of his sin and that of yours and he will be one of the denizens of Hell.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6904

Narrated Thawban:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah drew the ends of the world together for my sake. I have seen its eastern and western ends. The dominion of my Ummah will reach those ends which have been drawn together near me and I have been granted the red and the white treasures. I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by famine, nor be dominated by a foreign enemy who will take their lives and destroy them root and branch.

My Lord said: Muhammad, whenever I make a decision, there is none to change it. Well, I grant you that your Ummah will not be destroyed by famine, nor will it be dominated by a foreign enemy who will take their lives and destroy them root and branch, even if all the people from the different parts of the world join hands together (for this purpose). However, it will be from amongst them, viz. your Ummah, that some people will kill or imprison the others.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6922

Narrated Ubayy ibn Ka'b:

I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Euphrates would soon uncover a mountain of gold and when the people would hear of it they would flock towards it but the people who would possess that (treasure) (would say): If we allow these persons to take out of it they would take away the whole of it. So they would fight and ninety-nine out of one hundred would be killed.

AbuKamil in his narration said: I and AbuKa'b stood under the shade of the battlement of Hassan.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6923

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said:Iraq would withhold its dirhams and qafiz; Syria would withhold its mudd and dinar and Egypt would withhold its irdab and dinar and you would recoil to that position from where you started and you would recoil to that position from where you started and you would recoil to the position from where you started, the bones and the flesh of AbuHurayrah would bear testimony to it.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6924

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour will not come until the Romans land at al-A'maq 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 (part) of the army, whom Allah will never forgive, will run away. A third (part of the army), 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 (amongst themselves) 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 Jesus (peace_be_upon_him), son of Mary, descend and will lead them in prayer. When the enemy of Allah see him, it will (disappear) just as salt dissolves in water and if he (Jesus) 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 his lance (the lance of Jesus Christ).

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6925

Narrated Mustawrid al-Qurashi:

I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour would come (when) the Romans would form a majority amongst people. Amr said to him (Mustawrid al-Qurashi): See what you are saying? He said: I say what I heard from Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) Thereupon he said: If you say that, it is a fact for they have four qualities. They have the patience to undergo a trial and immediately restore themselves to sanity after trouble and attack again after flight. They (have the quality) of being good to the destitute and the orphans, to the weak and, fifthly, the good quality in them is that they put resistance against the oppression of kings.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6927

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

Once there blew a red storm in Kufah and there came a person who had nothing to say but (these words): Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, the Last Hour has come.

He (Abdullah ibn Mas'ud) was sitting reclining against something, and he said: The Last Hour will not come until the people divide inheritance and rejoice over booty. Then He said pointing towards Syria, with a gesture of his hand like this: The enemy will muster strength against the Muslims and the Muslims will muster strength against them (Syrians). I said: You mean Rome? He said: Yes, and there will be a terrible fight. The Muslims will prepare a detachment (for fighting unto death) which will not return unless victorious. They will fight until darkness intervenes. Both sides will return without being victorious and both will be wiped out. The Muslims will again prepare a detachment for fighting unto death so that they may not return unless victorious.

When it is the fourth day, a new detachment from the remnant of the Muslims will be prepared and Allah will decree that the enemy will be routed. They would fight such a fight the like of which has not been seen, so fierce that even if a bird were to pass their flanks, it would fall down dead before reaching the other end. (There will be such a large scale massacre) that when counting will be done, (only) one out of a hundred men related to one another would be found alive. So what can be the joy at the spoils of such war and what inheritance can be divided?

They will be in this very state when they will hear of a calamity more horrible than this. A cry will reach them: The Dajjal has taken your place among your offspring. They will therefore throw away what is in their hands and go forward, sending ten horsemen as a scouting party. Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: I know their names, the names of their forefathers and the colour of their horses. They will be the best horsemen on the surface of the Earth on that day or among the best horsemen on the surface of the Earth on that day.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6930

Narrated Nafi' ibn Utbah:

We were with Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) on an expedition when there came to Allah''a Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) some people from the west. Dressed in woolen clothes, they stood near a hillock and met Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) as was sitting.

I said to myself: I had better go to them and stand between him and them so that they may not attack him. Then I thought that perhaps there were secret negotiations going on between them. However, I went to them and stood between them and him and remember four of the words (on that occasion), which I repeat (on the fingers of my hand), that he (Allah's Apostle p.) said: You will attack Arabia and Allah will enable you to conquer it, then you will attack Persia and He will cause you to conquer it. Then you will attack Rome and Allah will enable you to conquer it, then you will attack the Dajjal and Allah will enable you to conquer him. Nafi said: Jabir, we thought that the Dajjal would appear after Rome (Syrian territory) was conquered.

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Book No: 40

No: 6931

Narrated Hudhayfah ibn Usayd Ghifari:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) came to us all of a sudden as we were (busy in a discussion) He said: What do you discuss about? (the Companions) said: We are discussing about the Last Hour.

Thereupon he said: It will not come until you see ten signs before and (in this connection) he made a mention of the smoke, Dajjal, the beast, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of Jesus son of Mary (Allah be pleased with him), The Gog and Magog, and landslides in three places, one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia at the end of which fire would burn forth from the Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly.

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Book No: 40

No: 6936

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: (The Last Hour would not come) until the habitations of Medina would extend to Ihab or Yahab.

Zubayr said: I said to Suhayl how far these were from Medina. He said: so and so miles.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6937

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The famine would not break out because of drought, but there would be famine despite heavy rainfall as nothing would grow from the earth.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6945

Narrated Aisha:

I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The (system) of night and day would not end until the people have taken to the worship of Lat and Uzza.

I said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) I think when Allah has revealed this verse: "He it is Who has sent His Messenger with right guidance, and true religion, so that He may cause it to prevail upon all religions, though the polytheists are averse (to it)" (Quran 9:33), it implies that (this promise) is going to be fulfilled.

Thereupon he (Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) ) said: It would happen as Allah would like. Then Allah would send the sweet fragrant air by which everyone who has even a mustard grain of faith in Him would die and those only would survive who would have no goodness in them. And they would revert to the religion of their forefathers.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6949

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, a time would come when the murderer would not know why he has committed the murder, and the victim would not know why he has been killed.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6961

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

AbuNadrah reported: We were in the accompany of Jabir and he said: It may happen that the people of Iraq may not send their qafiz and dirhams (their measures of food-stuff and their money). We said: Who would be responsible for it? He said: The non-Arabs would prevent them. He again said: There is the possibility that the people of Syria may not send their dinar and mudd. We said: Who would be responsible for it? He said: This prevention would be made by the Romans.

He (Jabir ibn Abdullah) kept quiet for a while and then reported Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) having said: There would be a caliph in the last (period) of my Ummah who would freely give handfuls of wealth to the people without counting it.

I said to AbuNadrah and AbulAla: Do you mean Umar b. AbdulAziz? They said: No

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6964

Narrated AbuSa'id ; Jabir ibn Abdullah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: There would be in the last (phase) of the time a caliph who would distribute wealth but would not count.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6979

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) 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 (peace_be_upon_him). Thereupon he said: The Last Hour will not come until seventy thousand 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 also fall. They will say: "There is no god but 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 (confront) him.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 6985

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

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Book No: 40

No: 6986

Narrated Jabir ibn Samurah:

I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: Before the Last Hour there would be many liars. There is an addition in the hadith transmitted on the authority of AbulAhwas of these words: "I said to him: Did you hear it from Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) ? He said: Yes."

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Book No: 40

No: 7015

Narrated An-Nawwas ibn Sam'an:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) mentioned of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He sometimes described him as insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant (and we felt) as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) on our faces, he said: What is the matter with you? We said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) you mentioned the Dajjal this morning (sometimes describing him) as insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began to think he was present in some (nearly) part of the cluster of the date-palm trees.

So he said: I harbour 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 (the Dajjal) will be a young man with twisted, cropped hair, and a blind eye. I compare him with AbdulUzza 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. O servant of Allah! Adhere (to the path of Truth).

We said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him), 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 (peace_be_upon_him) 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 (peace_be_upon_him) 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 and (make these pieces lie at the distance which is generally between the archer and his target.

He will then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness). It will at this very time that Allah will send Christ, son of Mary. He will descend at the white minaret on the eastern side of Damascus, 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 odour of his body will die and his breath will reach as far as he is able to see. He will then search for him (Dajjal) until he catches hold of him at the gate of Ludd and kills him.

Then a people whom Allah had protected will come to Jesus, son of Mary, 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.

Jesus 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 (peace_be_upon_him), Jesus, 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 (peace_be_upon_him), 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 (peace_be_upon_him), Jesus, 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 (a large quantity of) 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.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7023

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr:

Someone came to him and said: What is this hadith that you narrate that the Last Hour will come at a certain time? Thereupon he said: Hallowed be Allah, there is no god but Allah (or words to the same effect). I have decided that I shall not narrate anything to anyone now. I have only said that you will see after some time an important event: that the (sacred) House (Ka'bah) will be burnt and it definitely happen.

He then reported that Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah and he will stay (in the world) for forty--I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years. Allah will then send Jesus, son of Mary, who will resemble Urwah ibn Mas'ud. He (Jesus Christ) will chase him and kill him. Then people will live for seven years, during which time there will be no rancour between any two persons. After that Allah will send a cold wind from the direction of Syria. None will survive on Earth, having a speck of good in him or faith in him: he will die. Even if some among you were to enter the innermost part of the mountain, this wind would reach that place also and cause your death.

I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Only the wicked people will survive and they will be as careless as birds with the characteristics of beasts. They will never appreciate good nor condemn evil. Then Satan will come to them, in human form, and would say: Don't you respond? They will say: What do you order us to do? He will command them to worship the idols but, in spite of this, they will have an abundance of sustenance and lead comfortable lives. Then the trumpet will be blown and he who hears it will bend his neck to one side and raise it from the other side. The first one to hear that trumpet will be the person who is busy in setting right the cistern meant for supplying water to the camels. He will faint and the other people will also faint. Then Allah will send or He will cause to be sent rain which will be like dew and there will grow out of it the bodies of people.

Then the second trumpet will be blown and they will stand up and begin to look (around). Then it will be said: O people, go to your Lord. They will be made to stand there and they will be questioned. Then it will be said: Bring out a group (of them) for the Hell-Fire. It will be asked: How much? It will be said: Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of one thousand for the Hell-Fire. That will be the day that will make the children old because of its terror and that will be the day about which it has been said: "On the day when the shank will be uncovered".

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7025

'Abd Alldh ibn 'Amr said, "I memorized a Hadith from the Prophet (S) which I have not forgotten since. I heard the Prophet (S) say, 'The first of the signs (of the Hour) to appear will be the rising of the sun from the West and the appearance of the Beast before the people in the forenoon. Whichever of these two events happens first, the other will follow immediately."'

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7028

'Amir ibn Sharahil Sha'bi Sha'b Hamdan reported that he asked Fatimah hint Qays, the sister of Dahhak ibn Qays, who was one of the first Muhajirat, "Tell me a Hadith which you heard directly from the Prophet (S) , with no narrator in between." She said, "I can tell you if you like." He said, "Yes, please tell me." she said, "I married Ibn al-Mughirah, who was one of the best of the youth of Quraysh in those days. But he fell in the first Jihad on the side of the Prophet (S).

"When I became a widow, 'Abd al-Rahman ibn'Awf, one of the Companions of the Prophet (S), sent me a proposal of marriage. The Prophet (S) also sent me a proposal of marriage on behalf of his freedman Usamah ibn Zayd. I had been told that the Prophet (S) had said, 'He who loves me should also love Usamah.' When the Prophet (S) spoke to me, I said, 'It is up to you: marry me to whomever you wish.'

"The Prophet (S) said, 'Go and stay with Umm Sharik.' Umm Sharik was a rich Ansari (Muslim originally from Madinah) woman, who spent much in the way of Allah and entertained many guests. I said, 'I will do as you wish.' Then he said, 'Don't go. Umm Sharik has many guests, and I would not like it if your head or leg were to become uncovered accidentally and people saw something you would not wish them to see. It is better if you go and stay with your cousin 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn Umm Maktum' (Abd Allah was of the Banu Fihr of Quraysh, the same tribe as that to which Fatimah belonged).

"So I went to stay with him, and when I had completed my 'Iddah (period of waiting), I heard the Prophet's (S) announcer calling for congregational prayer. I went out to the mosque, and prayed behind the Prophet (S). I was in the women's row, which was at the back of the congregation. When the Prophet (S) had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit, smiling, and said, 'Everyone should stay in his place.' Then he said, 'Do you know why I have asked you to assemble?' The people said, 'Allah and His Messenger know best.'

"He said, 'By Allah, I have not gathered you here to give you an exhortation or a warning. I have kept you here because Tamim al-Dari, a Christian man who has come and embraced Islam, told me something which agrees with that which I have told you about the Dajjal. He told me that he had sailed in a ship with thirty men from Banu Lakhm and Banu Judham. The waves had tossed them about for a month, then they were brought near to an island, at the time of sunset. They landed on the island, and were met by a beast who was so hairy that they could not tell its front from its back. They said, "Woe to you! What are you?" It said, "I am al-Jassasah." They said, "What is al-Jassasah?" It said, "O people, go to this man in the monastery, for he is very eager to know about you." Tamim said that when it named a person to us, we were afraid lest it be a devil.

"Tamim said, 'We quickly went to the monastery. There we found a huge man with his hands tied up to his neck and with iron shackles between his legs up to the ankles. We said, "Woe to you, who are you?" He said, "You will soon know about me. Tell me who you are." We said, "We are people from Arabia. We sailed in a ship, but the waves have been tossing us about for a month, and they brought us to your island, where we met a beast who was so hairy that we could not tell its front from its back. We said to it, "Woe to you! What are you?" and it said, "I am al-Jassasah." We asked, "What is al-Jassasah?" and it told us, "Go to this man in the monastery, for he is very eager to know about you." So we came to you quickly, fearing that it might be a devil.'

The man said, 'Tell me about the date-palms of Baysan.' We said, 'What do you want to know about them?' He said, 'I want to know whether these trees bear fruit or not.' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Soon they will not bear fruit.' Then he said, 'Tell me about the lake of al-Tabariyyah [Tiberias, in Palestine].' We said, 'What do you want to know about it?' He asked, 'Is there water in it?' We said, 'There is plenty of water in it.' He said, 'Soon it will become dry.' Then he said, 'Tell me about the spring of Zughar.' We said, 'What do you want to know about it?' He said, 'Is there water in it, and does it irrigate the land?' We said, 'Yes, there is plenty of water in it, and the people use it to irrigate the land.'

"Then he said, 'Tell me about the unlettered Prophet - what has he done?' We said, 'He has left Makkah and settled in Yathrib.' He asked, 'Do the Arabs fight against him?' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'How does he deal with them?' So we told him that the Prophet (S) had overcome the Arabs around him and that they had followed him. He asked, 'Has it really happened?' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'It is better for them if they follow him. Now I will tell you about myself. I am the Dajjal. I will soon be permitted to leave this place: 1 will emerge and travel about the earth. In forty nights I will pass through every town, except Makkah and Madinah, for these have been forbidden to me. Every time I try to enter either of them, I will be met by an angel bearing an unsheathed sword, who will prevent me from entering. There will be angels guarding them at every passage leading to them.'

Fatimah said, "The Prophet (S), striking the pulpit with his staff, said: 'This is Tayyibah, this is Tayyibah, this is Tayyibah [i.e. Madinah]. Have I not told you something like this?' The people said, 'Yes.' He said, 'I liked the account given to me by Tamim because it agrees with that which I have told you about the Dajjal, and about Makkah and Madinah. Indeed he is in the Syrian sea or the Yemen sea. No, on the contrary, he is in the East, he is in the East, he is in the East' - and he pointed towards the East. Fatimah said: 1 memorized this from the Prophet (S)." (Muslim.) 1

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7034

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7035

Narrated Umm Sharik:

I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The people would run away from the Dajjal seeking shelter in the mountains. She said: Where would be the Arabs then on the day? He said: They would be small in number.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7037

Narrated AbuQatadah:

We used to go to Imran b. Husayn passing in front of Hisham b. Amir. He, one day, said: You pass by me (in order) to go to some persons but (amongst the living persons) none remained in the company of Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) more than I and none knows more hadiths than I. I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: There would be no creation (creating more trouble) than the Dajjal right from the creation of Adam to the Last Hour.

Muslim

Book No: 40

No: 7042

Narrated Ma'qil ibn Yasar:

Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: Worshipping during the period of widespread turmoil is like emigration towards me.

Quran

Surah: 6

No: 158

Muhsin Khan: Do they then wait for anything other than that the angels should come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the Signs of your Lord should come (i.e. portents of the Hour e.g. arising of the sun from the west)! The day that some of the Signs of Your Lord do come, no good will it do to a person to believe then, if he believed not before, nor earned good (by performing deeds of righteousness) through his Faith. Say: "Wait you! We (too) are waiting"

Quran

Surah: 7

No: 187

YUSUFALI: They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you." They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone), but most men know not."

Quran

Surah: 27

No: 82

YUSUFALI: And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), we shall produce from the earth a beast to (face) them: He will speak to them, for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs.

Quran

Surah: 31

No: 34

YUSUFALI: Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).

Quran

Surah: 43

No: 61

YUSUFALI: And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

The Kingdom of God that was talked about in the Gospels was in this world. The people that was given victory over their enemies who rejected Isa (pbuh) were the Muslims and Umar ibn Kattab was the leader of those Muslims that liberated Palestine and established the Kingdom of God already in this world. This confirmed the message of Isa (pbuh) in the Gospels.

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

When Metal speaks and the low people rules.

(Not a hadith, just a "saying" from a book written a few hundred years ago)

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

When the lowest people become the rulers and the people continue to be sifted out by a sieve until nothing remains of people except the dreg, (the stuff you throw out from the sieve)

This belongs to the hadith I havent found yet

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

The end of time will not come until the happiest of people are the worthless people without anything, no knowledge, no education etc.

This belongs to the hadith I havent found yet

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

When far becomes near

This belongs to the hadith I havent found yet

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

There will be homosexuality, ("liwata"), among the Muslims, of the glands, touch and of the act itself and they are all cursed.

This belongs to the hadith I havent found yet

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

Armies of the Dajjal will carry blue helmets

This belongs to the hadith I havent found yet

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

From his signs are your sleep in the night and the day. People are asleep and when they die they wake up. Consider yourselves already dead people.

This belongs to the hadith I havent found yet

Speech by Hamza Yussuf

Jihad becomes shouting and calling out names

Hadith from at-Tabbarani (spelling?)




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