The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Table Of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Time Line Of Events
  3. The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth
  4. The Lifespan Of Islam In Sahih Bukhari and Sunan Abu Dawwud
  5. The Lifespan Of Islam In Jamii Tirmidhi and Others
  6. When Will We See Imam Mahdi (ra) and Isa (as)
  7. What Events Remain Before The Mahdi (ra) and Their Dates

Related Material

  1. The People Which The Hour Will Come Upon
  2. Notes On Different Topics
  3. The Complete List Of Ahadith In Bukhari
  4. 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) Continue reading

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2nd Edition: The Syrian Uprising and Sings of the Hour

The Syrian Uprising and Sings of The Hour 2014-12-06 09-34-32I have recently finished the second edition to my Book, it is largely expanded and includes additional chapters, more explanations throughout and corrections, you can purchase it from google play and google books.

Here is the updated Table of Contents showing the additional chapters. The 1st edition can still be downloaded from my site, but it does contain some minor mistakes in chronology and grammatical errors.

Table Of Contents:

1) The Hour Has Cast It’s Shadow

2) From The Prophet’s Time To Ours

3) Signs Of The Hour

4) Syria the Land Of Mercy

5) A Time Frame Between The War in Syria and The Mahdi (r.a)

6) Other Ahadith Regarding The Duhaima (Sept-11th)

7) Ahadith On The Sanctions That Were Placed On Iraq and The Sanctions To Be Placed On Syria and Then Egypt

8) The Rule Of The Ruwaybidah

9) The Khawarij: The Name Of The Most Evil People In Our Time

10) The Events Leading Up To The Emergence Of Imam Mahdi

11) America In Previous Scriptures

12) America the Beginning Of The End

13) The End Of America

14) The People of The Maghreb and The People of The East

15) Imam Mahdi and The Great War Armageddon

16) The Dajjaal His Followers and His Place Of Emergence

17) The Trial Of The Dajjaal (Anti Christ)

Research Notes and Related Material

1) Human Physiology and It’s Relationship To Baraka

2) What Is The Unseen World and Where Is It: Explaining The Technical Terminology Of The Scholars

3) Nu’aym Ibn Hammad (ra)

4) Methodology: Chronological Order Of Ahadith

5) The Book Of Revelations Continued

6) The End of America Continued

7) The Dream of the Prophet Daniel: The Ottomans, The British and America

8) Daniel Interprets The Dream Of Nebuchadnezzar    

9) Timeline: Modern Islamic History

10) Divide and Conquer: Heretical Separatists In Islamic lands

11) Media Snippets

This is the original Table of Contents for comparison:

– The Hour Has Cast it’s Shadow
– From The Prophet’s Time To Ours
– Signs Of The Hour (in our time)
– Syria the Land of Mercy (The narration’s and event’s surrounding Syria)
– A Time Frame Between The War in Syria and the Mahdi (r.a)
– Other Ahadith Regarding the Duhaima ( “a trial that will take place in my nation – it is the greatest of them”)
– Sanctions and the End (the Sanction’s of Iraq, Syria and Egypt)
– Al Ruwaybidah (the rule of the Ruwaybidah)
– Imam Mahdi and Events Surrounding his Emergence
– The Great War That Will Lead to The Dajjal
– The Dajjal His Followers and His Place of Emergence

1001 Years Of Missing Islamic Martial Arts

Adapted From: 1001 YEARS OF MISSING MARTIAL ARTS by Master Mohammed Khamouch

Early Muslim merchants and travellers of Arab and Persian origin, voyaged to China in their quest for the silk trade, enduring perilous journeys to establish strong trade relations that endured for centuries. This produced a dramatic increase in economic growth within Muslim mercantile communities, especially in the ancient imperial city of Chang’an (present day Xian) in Shaanxi Province, the eastern terminus of the Silk Roads and the Maritime (Silk Route) port cities of al-Zaytun (Quanzhou) and Guangzhou (Canton).

As Muslims settled and widely dispersed throughout the country, rapid progress was achieved in allowing Muslims to govern their own internal affairs, build Mosques and appoint a Qādī (Muslim judge) who adjudicated according to Islamic (Sharia) law. When a military commander An Lu-Shan revolted against Emperor Su T’sung in 755 CE, an urgent plea was made to the Abbasid Caliph Abū Jafar al-Mansūr who immediately sent a contingent of 4000 soldiers who eventually quelled the unrest and recaptured the city.

[With regards to the Shaolin fighting system, the oldest evidence of Shaolin participation in combat is a stele from 728 AD that attests to two occasions: a defense of the Shaolin Monastery from bandits around 610 AD, and their subsequent role in the defeat of Wang Shichong at the Battle of Hulao in 621 AD.]

Chang’an, retained its normality once more and continued in its splendour under the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE),as the world’s most thriving metropolis. During the Tang period a variety of different cultures, knowledge and spiritual beliefs, all interacted with each other; thus attracting many keen Japanese and Korean scholars who wished to learn and observe Chinese arts.

Many Abbasid warriors who helped the Emperor accepted the invitation to stay and settled in China, marrying Chinese wives thus beginning a natural process of integration into Chinese society while maintaining Islamic identity and stressing a common lineage and descent from venerated Muslim ancestors. These ancestors were colloquially known as “Hui Hui” down the centuries, and founded one of the longest lived and rarest of all Muslim minorities in the world. This colourful pattern is implicitly mentioned in the following Quranic verse:”O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of male and female, and made you into Nations and tribes, that ye may know each other” (Qur’an 49:13).

During the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 CE), founded by Kublai Khan, Muslims were granted special status and were known as “Da’shma” or “Da’shman” (meaning the learned one), because of their outstanding ability and contribution as statesmen, astronomers, astrologers, doctors, pharmacist, architects, businessmen, philosophers and authors. P’u Sung Ling, popularly known as one of China’s few great novelists, wrote stories considered as the Chinese equivalent of the Arabian “1001 Nights”, obtainable in many languages.

The efficient management of Kublai Khan’s royal court and palaces, which included over thirty high Muslim officials, was noticed by Marco Polo (1254-1324 CE), who was awe-struck by the mighty ruler. Out of twelve administrative districts, eight had Muslim governors and Muslims occupied numerous other senior positions in civil power. They were also military advisors, as well as martial arts experts and bodyguards who escorted caravans on long perilous journeys. Muslim scientists were invited to participate in various projects including the construction and running of the famous observatory in Shensi (Shaanxi). Continue reading

What is Jihad? A Scholar’s Perspective

What is Jihad? A Scholar’s Perspective

Contributed by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Chairman, Islamic Supreme Council of America

In this presentation, we would like to shed light on the meaning of Jihād, a term that has become universally known today. One can find countless interpretations of this term which differ from its true spirit and the meaning that God intended in the Holy Qur’ān and in the narrations of the Prophet (sas). Instead of adhering to these canonical principles, people today use the term Jihād in a way that suits their own whims without realizing the damage they are causing to Islam and Muslims.

What is meant by Jihād? It certainly does not mean “holy war.” That is “al-Harb al-muqaddasah” in Arabic. Indeed, nowhere in the Qur’ān can one find any term that expresses the meaning “holy war.” Rather, the meaning of combative Jihād expressed in the Qur’ān or Hadith is simply war.

That said, we will show in this presentation that Jihād, in the classical sense, also means much more than that. In fact, Jihād is a comprehensive term which traditionally has been defined as being composed of fourteen different aspects, only one of which involves warfare.

In this presentation we will explain unambiguously the different aspects of Jihād defined by the Prophet (sas) together with what renowned mainstream Muslims scholars have written about this subject, citing them at length in order to arrive at an accurate understanding of this term. Islamic thought includes all scholarly opinions rendered in amplification of Islam’s core principles, its simplicity and its tender and compassionate approach to all aspects of human relations.

Today, there are many individuals who study Islam from a superficial point of view and emerge with their own ideas and novel interpretations which often diverge greatly from established legal opinions. Such studies lack any real basis in Islamic jurisprudence. However, this fact is not apparent to most non-Muslims, and these misguided proclamations give them a distorted understanding of Islam.

In this presentation, we will return to the original source texts that discuss the issue of Jihād in order to explain its various facets and clarify its meaning once and for all.

THE MEANING OF JIHĀD

The general meaning of Jihād is “to struggle.” Jihād derives from the word juhd, which means “to struggle.” The meaning of Jihād fī sabīlillāh, Struggle in the Way of God, is striving to exhaust the self in seeking the Divine Presence and promoting God’s Word, which He made the Way to Paradise. For that reason God said:

And strive hard (jāhidū) in (the way of) God, (such) a striving a is due to Him; [22:78]”

It is essential to understand that under the term jāhidū come many different categories of Jihād. The common understanding of Jihād as referring only to war is refuted by this tradition of the Prophet (sas): A man asked the Prophet (sas) “Which Jihād is best?” The Prophet (sas) said, “The most excellent Jihād is to say the word of truth in front of a tyrant.”1. The fact that the Prophet (sas) mentioned this Jihād as “most excellent” demonstrates that there are many different forms of Jihād.

IBN QAYYIMS’ FOURTEEN CATEGORIES OF JIHĀD

Islamic scholars, from the time of the Prophet (sas) until today, have categorized Jihād into at least fourteen distinct categories. A cogent discussion of these categories is found in the book Zād al-Ma‘ād, by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīyyah. According to him, the categories of Jihād are:

  1. JIHĀD AGAINST THE HYPOCRITES
    1. By heart
    2. By tongue
    3. By wealth
    4. By person
  2. JIHĀD AGAINST THE UNBELIEVERS
    1. By heart
    2. By tongue
    3. By wealth
    4. By person
  3. JIHĀD AGAINST THE DEVIL
    1. Fighting him defensively by rejecting the false desires and slanderous doubts that he throws towards the servant.
    2. Fighting him defensively by rejecting what he throws towards the servant of corrupt passion and desire.
  4. JIHĀD OF THE SELF
    1. Striving to seek guidance and learn the religion of truth, without which there is no felicity or happiness in life or in the hereafter.
    2. Striving to act upon it after he has learned it, for the abstract quality of knowledge without action, even if it yields no wrong, is without benefit.
    3. Striving to call to God and to teach the religion to someone who does not know it.
    4. Striving with patience in seeking to call to God and bearing with patience whatever adversity comes from that for the sake of God.2

IBN RUSHD’S CATEGORIZATION OF JIHĀD

Ibn Rushd, in his Muqaddimah, divides Jihād into four categories:

  1. Jihād of the heart
  2. Jihād of the tongue
  3. Jihād of the hand
  4. Jihād of the sword.3

JIHĀD OF THE HEART – STRUGGLE AGAINST THE SELF

The Jihād of the heart is the struggle of the individual with his or her own desires, whims, erroneous ideas and false understandings. This includes the struggle to purify the heart, to rectify one’s actions and to observe the rights and responsibilities of all other human beings. Continue reading