بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Table Of Contents
- The People Which The Hour Will Come Upon
- Notes On Different Topics
- The Complete List Of Ahadith In Bukhari
- The Ahadith In The Sunan Of Abu Dawud
Ya Allah, send prayers and salutations on Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.
“What are the disbelievers waiting for, other than the Hour which will come upon them unawares? Its signs are already here, but once the Hour has actually arrived, what use will it be then to take heed?” (47:18)
“Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away.” (Al-Anbiya’ 21:1)
“It is He who raised a messenger, among the people who had no Scripture, to recite His revelations (ayatihee, signs of the hour) to them, to make them grow spiritually and teach them the Scripture and wisdom, before that they were clearly astray”(62:2)
The Prophet (saws) said, whilst pointing with his index and middle fingers, “The time of my advent and the Hour are like these two fingers.”
In our book “The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour” we have chronologically arranged the Ahadith about the signs of the hour into the order the prophet (saws) said these events would occur in, what emerged from that effort is the fact that the prophet (saws) indeed foretold of all the events from his time to ours, one after the other, and because all the events can be placed in an order we can also know what will occur next and where we are in that order of events.
It is very clear then that we are now living in the time just before the major wars begin, their starting point is the Syrian civil war we see today, and then the Egyptian and North African wars with Europe will soon follow.
Hudhayfah (ra) said: “The Prophet stood up one day to speak to us, and told us everything that was going to happen until the Hour, and left nothing unsaid. Some of the listeners learnt it by heart, and some forgot it; these friends of mine learnt it. I do not remember it completely, but sometimes it springs to mind, just as one might remember and recognize the face of a man whom one had forgotten, when one sees him.” (Abu Dawud, Muslim)
Because we can place all the ahadtih on a timeline we can place names and years for when the events occur, which all leads to one question when will the end come. For muslims there are two “ends” they are waiting for in life, the hour itself and the end of Islam on earth before that time.
Abdullah bin Amr reported that a person came to him and said, “What is this Hadith that you narrate that the Last Hour would come at such and such time?” Thereupon he said, “Hallowed be Allah, there is no god but Allah (or the words to the same effect). I have decided that I would not narrate anything to anyone now. I had only said that you would see after some time an important event that the (sacred) House (Ka’ba) would be burnt and it would happen and definitely happen.” He then reported that Allah’s Messenger 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 Isa (a.s), son of Mary, who will resemble Urwah ibn Mas’ud. He (Isa (a.s) Christ) will chase him and kill him, (Isa will then live for 40 years and die). Then people will live for (a further) seven years, during which time there will be no rancor 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. (Muslim, Book 40, No.7023)
The Prophet (saws) said ,”Verily Allah (swt) will send a wind from Yemen that will be more softer than silk, and it will not leave a person with even a single seed of eman, but will take his soul away.”( reported by al-Hakim)
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The Hour will not rise before Allah, Allah is no longer said on earth.” And through another chain: “The Hour will not rise on anyone saying: Allah, Allah.” (Muslim narrated both in his Sahih, Book of Iman (Belief), chapter 66 entitled: “The Disappearance of Belief at the End of Times.”)
There won’t be any people with Iman at the time, “The Hour will only come upon the worst of the people.” (Declared sahih by al-Hakim and agreed to by adh-Dhahabi).
The Prophet 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 Qur’an will disappear in one night (taken back to heaven by Jibril), 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 repeated 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)
From these Ahadith and many others we know that Islam has a specific lifespan on earth and it will end about seven years after the death of Isa (as) when Allah takes the Quran from earth and then sends a wind to take the life of every muslim, only leaving the worst of people alive to experience the Hour itself.
Because the prophet (saws) said the hour is the only knowledge that can’t be known, then it is obvious that we can know how long Islam will remain on earth. This can be known by two ways, the first is by chronologically arranging the ahadith of the prophet and simply eliminating which events have already occurred and then listing the events that remain, this will tell us what still needs to occur before the end, I have done this very thing in my book the “The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour”.
If the prophet (saws) knew all the events then why didn’t he simply tell us after how many years Islam would finally end, Allah certainly did not hide that knowledge from him. In fact He (saws) did tell us this very thing in many ahadith and this is the second way to know how long Islam will remain on earth.
This book will present not just the ahadith that speak about the specific lifespan of Islam, but the ahadith in which the prophet gave a timeline for events in years, this book will show that both types of Ahadith say the exact same thing, Islam has been given 1500 years on earth, we are currently in the year 1437H of that lifespan.