Alhamdulillah, all praise is for Allah (S) the lord of the worlds.
In this webinar we looked at the remaining major signs before the hour which the Prophet Muhammad (S) said in a hadith, the meaning of which is that these signs will come one after another in a sequence.
The remaining signs of the hour that we looked at are the Emergence of Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magoog), the Smoke, the Emergence of the Beast, the Three Landslides, the Rising of the Sun from the West and the Fire which will Gather the People.
Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magog) are two nations which are great in number. They are the people of the fire and they are from among the descendants of Adam (as), as it is narrated in Bukhari and Muslim. They are the creation of Allah who will emerge during the end of time and they will destroy everything. Such that they will pass by a lake and drink up all its water. Their story is mentioned in the Quran in Surah Al-Kahf. They will emerge when Allah the almighty wills. Their number will be so huge that no one will be able to overcome them. The Prophet Muhammed (S) mentions in a hadith reported in Sunan at-Tirmidhi: “The Muslims will light fires from the bows and arrows of Ya’jooj, and their weapons and shields, for seven years”. They will cause great mischief on earth. Esa (as) and the believers will be besieged by them at mount At-Toor. Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj will overwhelm the earth, and they will say, “We have finished with the people of the earth, now there remain the people of heaven.” Then one of them will throw his spear up, and it will come back covered with blood, as a test and a trial. Whilst they are like that, Esa (as) and the Muslims will beseech Allah (S) for help. Allah (S) will send worms in their necks and they will all die without a sound. Some scholars said that An-Naghf is a parasite which is a type of worm that enters through the nose in sheep and camel and they eat up the brain. Hence these parasite will eventually kill them all. Subhan Allah, their number will be so huge that not even a hand span of the earth will be visible as it will be covered by the corpse. In the long hadith of An-Nawaas ibn Sam’aan, the prophet (S) has informed us that “Esa (as) and his companions will beseech Allah and He will send birds with necks like those of bakht camels , which will carry them and throw them wherever Allah wills. Then Allah will send rain, which no house or tent will be spared, and which will wash the earth until it leaves it like a mirror.“ Esa (as) and the Muslims will have a great blessings after this.
Among the major signs which will happen just before the Hour is the smoke. Allah the almighty tells us about the smoke in the Quran and the Prophet (S) mentioned in a hadith the meaning of which is that this smoke will cover everything on the earth and it will be a painful torment for the disbelievers where as on the other hand, it will not harm the believers but only cause them to sneeze.
The hadith of the Prophet (s) that mentions the 10 major signs states that among the major signs of the Day of Judgment are the three landslides that will occur. One will occur in the East, one in the West and one in the Arabian Peninsula. Not much further information has been given concerning these events by the Prophet (S). However, the well-known Hadith exegete Ibn Hajar does note that landslides are a well-known occurrence and have occurred often. Therefore, he says, it is likely that the nature of these three landslides which will occur shortly before the Day of Judgment will be of a much greater magnitude and severity, setting them apart from what occurs customarily in this world today. And Allah (S) alone knows best.
Among the clear signs which will point to the onset of the Hour will be the rising of the sun from the west. In Bukhari it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (S) said: “The Hour will not come until the sun rises from the west. When it rises and the people see it they will all believe, but that will be the time when faith will not benefit a person if he did not believe before, or did not derive any good from his faith.“
Another of the major sign is the emergence of the beast during the end of time, when evil will be prevalent and corruption will be widespread. Goodness will be scarce at that time. Allah (S) mentions about the beast in the Quran. Undoubtedly this Beast will differ from what people know of beasts. For example, it will address the people and speak to them. When the Beast comes, it will distinguish the people and declare who is a believer and who is a disbeliever. Imam Ahmad recorded that the Prophet said: “The beast will appear and he will brand the people on their noses. The people will then go on living with this branding such that a person will buy a camel and when he is asked, ‘From whom did you buy it?’ he will reply, ‘From one of the branded people’.”
The last major sign which will appear before the Hour begins will be a fire which will emerge from the bottom of ‘Aden and will drive the people towards their place of gathering. The prophet (S) said in the hadith the meaning of which is that it will emerge from Yemen and drive the people towards their place of gathering.