Friday, 22 May 2009


Everywhere around us we see the life we’re used to. It’s normal for us. But when we read the signs of Qiyamah, you just realise how abnormal this existence is. We Muslims are fortunate to have left for us a detailed account on the events and situations that have already been fulfilled and are yet to be fulfilled until the return of Jesus may peace and blessings be upon him. At the time of the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam, the prophesies were very strange, people couldn’t imagine what kind of life that would be. The fulfilment of these prophesies are another Sign for us those who are in doubt. You just couldn’t make this stuff up at his time. So about one thousand four hundred years ago, our Nabi sallalahu alayhi wassalam described this modern world. Almost all the Minor Signs have come to pass and some Major ones. The change was gradual but now we are here.

Volume 9, Book 88, Number 237: Sahih Bukhari:
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,

We saw this happen in the First World War. The main characters were: Austria Hungary, Germany, France, Russia and Britain and later the US. No previous conflict had mobilized so many soldiers, or involved so many in the field of battle. The total of number of soldiers mobilised reached 65,038,810. Never before had casualties been so high.
Chemical weapons were used for the first time, the first mass bombardment of civilians from the sky was executed, and some of the century's first genocides took place during the war. 8,538,315 men would die on the battlefield, and nearly that many more people would die on the homefront from food shortages, starvation, genocide, and being caught up in the fighting. Total number of casualties (prisoners, missing, wounded, died) reached 37,508,686.
All major players involved were Christian.

(2) till about thirty Dajjals (liars) appear, and each one of them will claim that he is Allah's Apostle,

How many have claimed to have heard the Word of Allah or been an Apostle since the death of Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasalam?
Let me name a few…
Musaylimah al-Khadhdhab
Sajah al-Kahenah
Saf son of Sayyad
Tulayha son of Khwailid
Aswad al-Ansi
Al-Mukhtar Al-Thaqafi:
Mahmud son of al-Faraj
Elijah Muhammad
Kareem Agha Khan
Rashid Khalifa
Al Mizra Abbas
Shabbatai Zevi
Saleh son of Tarif Burghwati:
Abu Mansoor 'Eessa:
Al-Harith son of Sa'id
Mizra Ghulam Ahmad
Muhammad son of Sa'id
Mahmood Muhammad Taha
Jasmin OF Bosnia
Dr. Dwight York
Riyaz Ahmad Gohar Shahi
Joseph Smith
That’s altogether 24…I might have missed some or maybe six more will appear before the final one Dajjal comes forth.

(3) till the religious knowledge is taken away (by the death of Religious scholars)
This is an overwhelming and deeply sad situation. So many have departed it’s hard to list them all…It leaves the Muslim community starving for leadership, aching for clarity in the Deen, and longing for a Voice to be respected. I can only list the few amazing scholars I knew about: Ahmed Deedat, Dr. Fazlur Rahman Ansari, Abdullah Yusuf Ali may Allah grant them the peace and blessing they deserve.
It is greatly unfortunate that this happens during the time we need the guidance the most. Let us read the books of past Inshallah and keep some of the knowledge with us.
When they die we are left with leaders who conceal the truth, who dress up Islam to make it easy for the ‘civilised’ people to digest to appease those they serve.
(4) earthquakes will increase in number
according to geophysicists is that the tectonic plate shifts have increased the number of serious earthquakes in the past one-year an enormous amount and the rate is exponentially increasing. Scientists are blaming the Polar reversal and these will continue till 2012. Let me not even begin with the 2012 theories! But lets stick to the signs given by Muhammad peace be upon him. The only Signs that are never wrong.
(5) time will pass quickly,
Another hadith states that The Last Hour will not come before time contracts, a year being like a month, a month like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour, and an hour like the kindling of a fire.
This will be in consequence with the rememberance of Allah (Dhikr) will be leaving the hearts of people and pre-occupation with the world will take exclusive possession of the heart. You can try it yourself. Switch off the television, radio, phone, cooker and just sit and reflect on the beauty of this world, on the blessings Allah has showered on you, the blessings you prayed for and the blessings you didn’t, on how Great He is, His Kindness and Mercy, His Love and Light. Reflect and supplicate and see how the earth stands still and time slows its pace. Truly Allah controls all things.
(6) afflictions will appear,
The most recent we have seen is swine flu that just appeared. We can see today diseases, illnesses and conditions our ancestors never knew, heard or experienced. Ebola surfaced in 1976. AIDS popped up suspiciously out of nowhere in the 1980s, Cancer is said to have been first spotted as a rarity in the 1800s. We also bring these on ourselves with the lifestyle, stress and nutrition consisting of GMOs, hormones and additives that lower our immune systems or even directly harm us.
(7) Al-Harj, (i.e., killing) will increase,
Our histories tell of the wars and conquests but nothing can compare them to the bloodshed of today. A big reason is developments in the weaponry used. Bombs of all sorts, landmines, guns used at war and supplied to the civilian population through the black market. We have acquired the weapons of mass destruction and the level of bloodshed in this age is unprecedented.
(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,
I think this may apply to the ‘developed’ countries. At the time of Zakat, the poor may not be in need because they’ve got government benefits. Back home in Kenya, if you gave a poor person in the street a loaf of bread they may turn it away and ask for money instead wanting to buy drugs or alcohol. However, I must say that this is the exception, subhanallah the majority in Northern Kenya are very disadvantaged.
(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
We can see this in the rise of suicides and depression.
(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)
Subhanallah this hasn’t happened yet. And may that moment find us with our sins forgiven, Amin.
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."
This is how quickly Qiyamah will come, we won’t even know it’s coming.

Our Dua unto Allah The Merciful is that: May He grant us the true realization of the purpose of our existence on this earth, before death overtakes us; May He guide us towards repentance and reformation; May He instill the realization of Aakhira in our hearts, and May He save us from the horrors of the Day of Qiyamah. Aameen.

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