The Signs Before The Day Of Judgment


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  • The Signs Before The Day Of Judgment


  • Warnings against the Dajjal

     

    THE HADITH OF AL-NUWAS IBN SAM'AN AL-KILABI

    Al-Nuwas ibn Saman said, "One morning the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa

    sallam) spoke about the Dajjal. Sometimes he described him as

    insignificant, and sometimes he described him as so dangerous that we

    thought he was in the clump of date-palms nearby. When we went to him

    later on, he noticed that fear in our faces, and asked, 'What is the

    matter with you? We said, 'O Messenger of Allah, this morning you spoke of

    the Dajjal; sometimes you described him as insignificant, and sometimes

    you described him as being so dangerous that we thought he was in the

    clump of date-palms nearby.

    "The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, 'I fear for you in other

    matters besides the Dajjal. If he appears whilst I am among you, I will

    contend with him on your behalf. But if he appears while I am not among

    you, then each man must contend with him on his own behalf, and Allah will

    take care of every Muslim on my behalf. The Dajjal will be a young man,

    with short, curly hair, and one eye floating. I would liken him to 'Abd

    al-Uzza ibn Qatan. Whoever amongst you lives to see him should recite the

    opening Ayat of Surat al-Kahf. He will appear on the way between Syria and

    Iraq, and will create disaster left and right. O servants of Allah, adhere

    to the Path of Truth."

    "We said, 'O Messenger of Allah, for the day which is like a year, will

    one days prayers be sufficient? He said, 'No, you must make an estimate of

    the time, and then observe the prayers."

    "We asked, 'O Messenger of Allah, how quickly will he walk upon the earth?

    He said, 'Like a cloud driven by the wind. He will come to the people and

    call them (to a false religion), and they will believe in him and respond

    to him. He will issue a command to the sky, and it will rain; and to the

    earth, and it will produce crops. After grazing on these crops, their

    animals will return with their udders full of milk and their flanks

    stretched. Then he will come to another people and will call them (to a

    false religion), but they will reject his call. He will depart from them;

    they will suffer famine and will possess nothing in the form of wealth.

    Then he will pass through the wasteland and will say, 'Bring forth your

    treasures, and the treasures will come forth, like swarms of bees. Then he

    will call a man brimming with youth; he will strike him with a sword and

    cut him in two, then place the two pieces at the distance between an

    archer and his target. Then he will call him, and the young man will come

    running and laughing."

    "At that point, Allah will send the Messiah, son of Mary, and he will

    descend to the white minaret in the east of Damascus, wearing two garments

    dyed with saffron, placing his hands on the wings of two angels. When he

    lowers his head, beads of perspiration will fall from it, and when he

    raises his head, beads like pearls will scatter from it. Every Kafir who

    smells his fragrance will die, and his breath will reach as far as he can

    see. He will search for the Dajjal until he finds him at the gate of

    Ludd*, where he will kill him."

    "Then a people whom Allah has protected will come to Jesus son of Mary,

    and he will wipe their faces (ie wipe the traces of hardship from their

    faces) and tell them of their status in Paradise. At that time Allah will

    reveal to Jesus: "I have brought forth some of My servants whom no-one

    will be able to fight. Take My servants safely to al-Tur."

    "Then Allah will send Gog and Magog, and they will swarm down from every

    slope. The first of them will pass by the Lake of Tiberias, and will drink

    some of its water; the last of them will pass by it and say, "There used

    to be water here." Jesus, the Prophet of Allah, and his Companions will be

    besieged until a bull's head will be dearer to them than one hundred

    dinars are to you nowadays."

    "Then Jesus and his Companions will pray to Allah, and He will send

    insects who will bite the people of Gog and Magog on their necks, so that

    in the morning they will all perish as one. Then Jesus and his Companions

    will come down and will not find any nook or cranny on earth which is free

    from their putrid stench. Jesus and his Companions will again pray to

    Allah, Who will send birds like the necks of camels; they will seize the

    bodies of Gog and Magog and throw them wherever Allah wills. Then Allah

    will send rain which no house or tent will be able to keep out, and the

    earth will be cleansed, until it will look like a mirror. Then the earth

    will be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing. On that

    day, a group of people will be able to eat from a single pomegranate and

    seek shelter under its skin (ie the fruit would be so big). A milch camel

    will give so much milk that a whole party will be able to drink from it; a

    cow will give so much milk that a whole tribe will be able to drink from

    it; and a milch-sheep will give so much milk that a whole family will be

    able to drink from it. At that time, Allah will send a pleasant wind which

    will soothe them even under their armpits, and will take the soul of every

    Muslim. Only the most wicked people will be left, and they will fornicate

    like asses; then the Last Hour will come upon them." (Muslim)

    A HADITH NARRATED FROM ABU UMAMAH AL-BAHILI

    ABU Umamah al-Bahili said, "The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam)

    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. 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

    trhewill 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 Said said, "The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, 'That man

    will have the highest status among my Ummah in Paradise."

    Abu Said said, "By Allah, we never thought that that man would be any

    other than 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, until he passed away."

    Al-Muharibi said: "Then we referred to the Hadith of Abu Rafii, 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 Abil-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 mans 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 (alayhe salam) 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 saying, 'O

    Muslim servant of Allah! here is a Jew, come and kill him!" The Prophet

    (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) 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 (sallallahu alayhe wa

    sallam) 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 snakes 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 fruits 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-lillah. This

    will be like food for them."

    The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) 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, 'Hasnt your lord [ie 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, 'O People, this is the Dajjal

    whom the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) 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, 'Dont 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. Then he will say

    'Stand! and the man will stand up. The Dajjal will say to him, 'Dont 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 (sallallahu alayhe wa

    sallam) said, "He will be the greatest of martyrs in the sight of Allah,

    the Lord of the Worlds." (Muslim).

    To be continued Insha Allah

     

    FOOTNOTES:

    *Ludd: the biblical Lydda, now known as Lod, site of the zionist states

    major airport.

    * "He will break the cross and kill pigs", ie Christianity will be

    annulled.

    "He will not collect the Sadaqah (ie Zakat) - because there will be so

    much wealth, and no-one will be in need of Sadaqah.

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