My earliest recollection of this subject is in madrasa years and years ago. The teacher told us of these mysterious creatures, some say giants, some say tiny pests, with big ears that they can cover their entire bodies with. This was the mysterious group of monsters that would come before the day of judgement and destroy everything in sight. This was a major sign of the end of time.
Unlike other subjects, there was no use of Hadith and Quranic references for those tales and the whole thing slipped from my mind. I think every Muslim needs to know the true story of Gog and Magog as the Quran and Hadith tell us. It explains everything about the Modern Age. This understanding of Gog and Magog blew me away.
I will explore who they are and what they are prophesised to do.
How are they identified?
Firstly, I wanted to know are they human?!
They said, 'O Zulqarnain, undoubtedly, Yajuj (Gog) and Majuj (Magog) create mischief in the earth, should we then fix some tribute for you on the condition that you may set up a wall between us and them.'
Verse 94 of Sūrah al-Kahf above informs us that a
community of human beings complained to Dhūl Qarnain about
Gog and Magog and their acts of Fasād (i.e. conduct which
corrupts to the extent of reducing to a state of destruction) in their
territory. They requested him to build a barrier containing Gog and
Magog and thus protecting them from Fasād. He responded by
building a material barrier with blocks of iron and in doing so,
successfully contained them behind that barrier.
The implication of the use of the word Fasād to describe the
behaviour of Gog and Magog indicates that they are beings who
are responsible for their deeds which thus qualify as ‘conduct’. But
such would be possible only if Gog and Magog possessed a ‘selfdirected
will’ with capacity for ‘choice’ and could thus be held
accountable for their sinful conduct.
Angels are not capable of evil conduct and jinn are invisible to man that they cannot be identified as perpertators of fasad, and anyway cannot be confined by a barrier.
Only humans in the creation of Allah with a reasoning mind to commit sinful acts could be walled away.
Hadith confirms this .
Abu Saeed al- Khudri narrates that the Prophet said: "On Judgment Day
Allah will ask Adam to pick out from his entire progeny those who would
enter the hellfire. Adam will ask: 'O Lord-God, who are they?' Allah will
say: 'Nine hundred and ninety nine of a thousand are for the hellfire while
one is for heaven.' On hearing this, the companions were overtaken by
fear and they asked, "O Messenger of Allah who will that one for heaven
The Prophet said: 'Do not grieve, the nine hundred and ninety nine will be
Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj while you will be the one for heaven."' (i.e. your
numbers in relation to them will be one in a thousand).
Gog and Magog(Yajuj and Majuj) are from the progeny of Adam peace be upon him.
There is also a Hadīth al-Qudsi recorded in Sahīh Muslim in
which Allah Himself describes Gog and Magog as His ‘Ibād (i.e.
servants or slaves):
“I have created servants of mine (i.e. Gog and Magog) so powerful that
none but I can wage war on them.”
We cannot fight them, the technology, the military force, the biological weaponry etc etc etc. Their grip on the populations is enslavement. One slave like I cannot fight a system like this.
“There is a ban on a town (i.e. Jerusalem) which we destroyed
(and whose people were then expelled) that they (i.e. the people of
the town) can never return (to reclaim that town as their own) until
Gog and Magog are released and they spread out in all directions
(thus taking control of the world while establishing the Gog and
(Qur’ān, al-Anbiyāh’, 21:95-6)
The Quran has only mentioned a specific ban on a people when referring tho the Banu Israeel, the Jews. They had been banned before when the Byzantine forces expelled them and they were waiting for the Messiah peace be upon him to come and bring them back. The town is Jerusalem. The Messiah peace be upon him did come back but a majority of them refused him because he did not establish an Israeli state and because they claimed they crucified him and because he was a ‘bastard’ (asthaghfirullah).
Ok. So they were expelled and they can never reclaim Jerusalem again UNTIL Gog and Magog are released.
They reclaimed it as their own in 1948. Had Gog and Magog spread out in all directions?
Britain has a naval base in every strategic position in the world, by that time, USA was a rising superpower, and the forces of Gog and Magog that are behind them had control of the world. The economy was already paper money, already the debt system using a central bank in every country to print out money as a loan for the government and in the process controlling that country. Most countries with a central bank are drowning in debt, the cenral banks are privately owned and thus families like the Warburgs, Rothschilds, Rockefellers control public policy. This was the laying of the foundations of the Gog and Magog World Order.
Infact it was the Balfour Declaration in 1917 that began the mass immigration of Jews back into the Holy Land, and again under the British mandated territory of Palestine that the Jews got hold of it as their own. Why this continuous British involvment? Why this obsession? General Allenby even remarked that, “Today, the crusades are over.” What on earth did this secular country want with a deeply religious centre? And to boot, what is the USA’s obsession with protecting this Jewish state? As secular as can be I suppose in the hypocricy of modern politics.
And no talk on the protection of this ally in a volatile middle east. It wasn’t volatile before interference. Islam ruled in peace for a thousand years.
The Quran had indicated Israel and the rule of Gog and Magog throughout the world.