بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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Introduction: Many of Islams major scholars have written works on the signs of the hour in which they have arranged the Ahadith in the chronological order they understood the events would occur in, Imam Suyuti and Imam Ibn Kathir are two such scholars.
Imam Ibn Hajar who wrote the famous Tafsir to Sahih Bukhari, Fath al Bari, similarly divided the major signs of the hour into two main categories, and arranged them into those that would definitely be occurring before the other.
The Prophet (saws) said: “The signs shall appear one after the other like the beads on a string follow one another (when the string is cut).”
He also said: “The signs are like beads strung on a string. If the string breaks, they [quickly] follow one after the other.”
The Signs began to appear in our lifetime and have been following each other one by one, this is clear by the acceptance of most scholars that the minor signs of the hour have all been fulfilled and we are about to witness it’s first major sign, the first sign being the Mahdi (ra).