In The Name Of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakatuhu

Signs following one another like the pieces of a necklace falling one after the other when its string is cut. (Tirmidhi)

Prophesies On World Wars

A hadith reported by Imam-i Ali, Abu Huraira and Ibn-i Abbas states: 'The war of the end of time is the war of the world. There will be a third war after two great wars in which many are killed. He who will light the fires of the second world war will be known as the 'Great Leader.'(Al- Mahdi-ul Munthazar)
Note: As is quite evident from the hadeeth, there will be two major world wars in the end times. The world wars in the first half of the 20th century were indeed two of the most momentous events in history. Again as revealed in the hadeeth, Hitler, who started the Second World War and virtually declared war on the whole world, was known as the 'Fuhrer,' meaning 'leader, guide, commander.' Under National Socialism, this word took on a new significance: the Führer was the 'undisputed leader,' or even the 'deified leader.' The German people regarded Hitler, who initiated World War II, as the 'undisputed and great leader.'
"...A short while later, that is, in two decades, a man whose name is associated with a cat name from the German lands starts to bother people and wants to hold control over the world. He wages war against the entire world, both the warm and cold lands. After years filled with severe war fires, he meets Allah's punishment. Then, he is killed as the Russian's mystery."(Esme-l Mesalik Lieyyam-il Mehdiyy-il meliki Li Küll-id Dünya Biemrillah-il Malik, Kelde bin Zeyd, 216)

Note: In this part of the narration, it calls attention to the occurences due to appear after a great world war. According to the narration, two decades after this great world war, a German will appear with the will to reign all over the world. Indeed, the Second World War started twenty years after the First World War, with Hitler’s invasion. Just as how the hadith informs, the war raged throughout the Scandinavian lands as well as the North African countries.

Battles in Mina

“People pay pilgrimage without an imam leading them. Big wars break out when they come down to Mina and they are entwined just the way dogs entwine and tribes will attack on each other. It is to such an extent that legs are buried in lakes of blood."(Kitab-ül Burhan Fi Alameti-il Mehdiyy-il Ahir Zaman, p. 35)
Note: This can be compared to the killing of 30 people during the clashes between Saudi soldiers and attacking militants during the raid, which happened just inside Beyt-ül Muazzama (Ka’bah) on 1 Muharram (First Month of the Islamic Calendar) 1400.

"There come the cries of war in Shawwall with the outbreak of a war and massacre and carnage in Zilhijjee and again the plundering of pilgrims in Zilhijje and streets are even not possible to cross because of blood shed and religious prohibitions are violated. Big sins are committed near Beyt-ül Muazzam (Ka’bah)."(Kitab-ül Burhan Fi Alameti-il Mehdiyy-il Ahir Zaman, p. 37)
Note: This can be compared to the incidents occurring in the month of Zilhijjee (12th month of the Islamic Calendar) in 1407 (Pilgrimage Season), which actually took place near the Ka’bah.
Seven years later, an even bloodier incident happened during the pilgrimage. In this incident, 402 demonstrating pilgrims were killed, and vast amounts of blood was shed. Both the Saudi soldiers and the Iranian pilgrims committed great sins, for they killed one another. These bloody incidents have great parallels to the environment described in the hadith.There come the cries of war in (the month of) Shawwal with the outbreak of war, massacre, and carnage in (the month of) Dhu'l-Hijja. The pilgrims are plundered in this month, the streets cannot be crossed because of the blood shed, and religious prohibitions are violated. Big sins are committed near the Magnificient House (the Ka`ba). (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 37)
This hadith draws attention to the incidents that will occur near the Ka`ba. The incidents during 1407 actually took place near the Ka`ba, and not inside it, unlike the event of 1400. Both incidents happened just the hadiths indicated that they would.

The Rise of the Comet with a Tail:

"A star with a luminous tail will rise from the east before the Mahdi emerges." (Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Rasul Barzanji, Al-Isha`ah li Ashrat as-Sa`ah, p. 200)

The rise of that star will occur after the eclipse of the Sun and the Moon. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 32)
"When this comet first appeared, the people of Prophet Noah perished, Prophet Abraham was cast into fire, Pharaoh and his people who fought against Prophet Moses perished, and John [Yahya] passed away. When you see that comet, take refuge in God from the evil of fitna." (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 32)

3 Landslides and the Fire in Yemen
Narrated Hudhayfah son of Usayd Ghifari: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) came to us all of a sudden as we were (busy in a discussion) He said: What do you discuss about? (the Companions) said: We are discussing about the Last Hour.
Thereupon he said: It will not come until you see ten signs before and (in this connection) he made a mention of the smoke, Dajjal, the beast, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of ‘Eessa son of Maryam (Allah be pleased with him), The Gog and Magog, and landslides in three places, one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia at the end of which fire would burn forth from the Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly. (Muslim.)

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till a fire will come out of the land of Hijaz, and it will throw light on the necks of the camels at Busra." (Bukhari)

The appearance of fire in the Hijaaz, which appeared in the middle of the 7th century AH, in 654 AH. This was a great fire, which the scholars who were alive at the time of its appearance and those who came after them described in great detail. Al-Nawawi said: There appeared in our time a fire in Madeenah, in the year six hundred and fifty-four. It was a very great fire on the eastern side of Madeenah, beyond the Harrah, and knowledge of it was widespread throughout Syria and all lands. Those of the people of Madeenah who were present told me about it.

Conflicts in the Middle East

Another of the portents of the coming of the Mahdi is the killing of a senior member of the Hashimites. (Resalatul huruj ul-mahdi, p. 12)
Note: Jordan is known as the Hashimite kingdom. After the Ottoman Empire it came under British control. Great Britain recognized Jordanian independence in 1946, as part of the Treaty of London. The monarchy was given to Abdullah, head of the principality of Jordan. King Abdullah was later killed by the British, in 1951. Thus the incident indicated in the hadith came to pass.

The inhabitants of Egypt and Sham will kill their ruler and his commands... (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 49)
Note: This hadith draws attention to the fact that the rulers of Damascus and Egypt will be killed before the coming of the Mahdi.
When we examine Egypt's recent history, we see that a ruler was killed: Anwar al-Sadat, who ruled Egypt from 1970-81, was killed by his opponents during a military review in 1981. Other Egyptian leaders who have been killed include Prime Ministers Boutros Ghali (1910), and Mahmoud Nukrashy Pasha (1948).
Many leaders have been killed in the region of Sham (left of Hijaz), among them former Syrian prime ministers Salah al-Deen Beetar (1920), Droubi Pasha (1921), and Muhsin al-Barazi (1949), King Abdullah of Jordan (1951), and Lebanese Phalange leader Bashir Gemayel (1982).

Two Roman Armies- Russian invasion of Afghanistan

Narrated Auf bin Mali: I went to the Prophet during the Ghazwa of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, "Count six signs that indicate the approach of the Hour:
1. 1. my death, (this happened in 632 CE)
2. 2. the conquest of Jerusalem, (this has already happened in 638 CE at the hands of the second Caliph; Umar son of Al-Khattab)
3. 3. a plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep, (This epidemic disease spread immediately after the conquest of Bait al-Maqdis by Umar son of Al-Khattab around 640 CE, at Anwas region in Syria-Damascus-Palestine, which resulted in the deaths of 25,000 Muslims including Abu Ubaidah son of Al-Jarrah)
4. 4. the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one hundred Dinars, he will not be satisfied; (this is what the situation is today.)
5. 5. then an affliction which no Arab house will escape, (This has happened, is happening, and is intensifying as a result of the declared"War on Terrorism".)
6. 6. and then a truce between you and (the Byzantines) who will betray you and attack you under 80 flags. Under each flag will be 12,000 soldiers. (this could be in reference to the Great War, or the current crusade of conquest in the Middle East. The number of nations that were part of the coalition against "terrorism" after the September 11 attacks was 80 nations. However, if the "truce" is the 7-year peace treaty between them and the Mahdi, then it obviously is yet to happen.)
(Bukhari Volume No: 4 Book No: 53 No: 401)
“You ll join hands with a Roman group and war with another. You’ll gain victory. At that time, you will be present in a plain of great mountains with plenty of trees. In the meantime, the Romans will raise the crucifix and refer the victory to it. At this, a Muslim will become angry, and will pull the crucifix down, at which, the Romans will unite breaking all treaties with the Muslims.”
Dhu Mukhammar said, “The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said, ‘you will make a peace-treaty with the Romans, and together you will invade an enemy beyond Rome. You will be victorious and take much booty. Then you will camp in a hilly pasture; one of the Roman men will come and raise a cross and give victory to it, so one of the Muslims will come and kill him. Then the Romans will break the treaty, and there will be a battle. They will gather an army against you and come against you with 80 flags, each flag followed by 12,000 men.’”

Narrated with sound chains from Dhu Mikhbar al-Najashi: "You will make a firm truce with the Romans (al-Rum) until you and they wage a campaign against an enemy that is attacking them. You will be granted victory and great spoils. Then you will alight in a plain surrounded by hills. There, someone among the Romans shall say: 'The Cross has overcome!' whereupon someone among the Muslims shall say: 'Nay, Allah has overcome!' and shall go and break the cross. The Romans shall kill him, then the Muslims shall take up their arms and the two sides shall fall upon each other. Allah shall grant martyrdom to that group of Muslims. After that the Romans shall say to their leader: 'We shall relieve you of the Arabs,' and they shall gather up for the great battle. They shall come to you under eighty flags (nations), each flag (nation) gathering 12,000 troops."
(Found in reference to Abu Dawud, Ahmad, Ibn Majah)
Note: This could potentially be referring to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1399 (1979), in which America (allied Roman force) formed an alliance with the Muslims to fight the Russians (enemy Roman force). In 1409 (1989) the Russians lost and retreated from Afghanistan. In 1410 (1990) the Soviet Union fell, and America, along with its Muslim allies gained victory over them. Following that the Roman forces invaded Iraq in the Gulf War. What the cross is can only be based on speculation. The area of “hilly pastures” is obviously Afghanistan, since that is what Afghanistan is. The battle could be referring to the Gulf War. Also, each of the 80 flags represents one nation, so there would be 80 different nations involved in pursuing the Muslims.
Nuaim Ibn Hammed reported on his chain of narration on the authority of Abdullah Ibn Masood, that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings Be Upon him) said: "The Romans will attack those Arabs who reside in their land,until not a single Arab man or woman or child remains in their land but that they shall be killed by the Romans."
(Kitab Al Fitan, Bab Al Aamaq wa fath al Constantiniya, page 260)
Note: This hadeeth mentions Arabs residing in the Roman lands not Muslims, and today Muslims are racially sterotyped and profiled as being "Arabs".
wallahu alam

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
Son of Hajr Al-'Asqalani related that Abu Idris Al- Khaulani heard from Nahik son of Surim Al-Sakuni that the Messenger of Allah; Muhammad said: "You will fight the unbelievers until the remnant of you fights on the River Jordan, you to the east of it and they to the west of it." Al-Saukuni said that he did not know where on earth the Jordan was at that time. (Ahmad)
Note: Glory be to God! What are the odds that a State of Israel will arise and have as its Eastern border the very dividing line of the River Jordan that the Prophet said would be the demarcation line between the Muslim armies and the Judeo-Christian armies! This is a prophecy fulfilled indeed!
"And war in a country smaller than the end bone of the spinal cord, the World will gather for it's sake, as if it is the richest nation in the world for which the world has gathered to feast around. Its leader will surrender the banner to the leader of all Evil, which will come from the furthest Western shores, then the beginning of the end as it wails to all the world to come to its aid. The leader will regain his throne and Iraq will be destroyed in the confrontation at the end of time. The leader of the tiny nation will fight the Army of the Mahdi, and the same tiny nation is again threatened with destruction because its leader is the cause of its corruption....the Mahdi orders his execution and the small bone returns to the main body again".
(Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik, Qalda bin Zayd)
Note: The tiny nation mentioned in this hadeeth, can be said to be Israel.

Abu Hurayrah said, "The Prophet said, 'The Last Hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.'"
(Bukhari, Kitab al-Jana'iz, 2/124. Muslim, Kitab al-Masajid, 2/93)
Note: May 15, 2002 Khurasaan Jihad Monitor ( There is a report that at about 8:30 a.m., Sunday, a day after the invasion of Israeli troops in Ramallah ended, three Palestinian youths went out to search for survivors after the air raid, which was launched by the Israelis. While searching, they saw a Jew standing on top of a wall.The three youths decided to kill the Jew. When they tried to approach the Jew, the Jew ran away. They chased the Jew, but the Jew managed to escape. Disappointed, they decided to go home when suddenly they heard a voice calling them. They thought that it was their imagination when they failed to find where the voice was coming from. When they couldn't find where the voice was coming from, they decided to continue their journey back home. Suddenly, for the second time, they heard a voice repeatedly calling them. They realized that the voice came from the nearby trees. They thought that the voice asking for help was the voice of a survivor who had survived the air raid. When they went to the trees, they heard a voice calling on them to find and kill a Jew hiding behind the trees. When they searched behind the trees, they shockingly found the Jew that they were chasing earlier. They killed the Jew. After that they decided to go to a nearby hospital, and reported the incident to the staffs of the hospital.Within a few hours, the news spread throughout the whole of Ramallah and the Jews who were confused, and were still searching for the cause of death of the Jew. This incident injected fear into the hearts of the Israeli troops. They responded by pulling out many of their troops... (Cowards).

Iran-Iraq War:
"A nation / tribe will be coming forth from the Farsi direction, saying : "You Arabs ! You have been too zealous! If you don't give them their due rights, nobody will have alliance with you… It must be given to them one day and to you the following day and mutual promises must be kept…" They will be going up Mutekh ; Muslims will be coming down to the plain… Mushrikun will be standing over there on the bank of a black river called (Rakabeh) on the other side. There will be a war between them. Allah will deprive both armies of a victory…" (Signs of the Judgment Day, Al Barzeenji, p. 179)
There will be tumult in Shawwal (the tenth Islamic month), talks of war in Dhul-Qa`dah (the eleventh Islamic month), and the outbreak of war in Dhul-Hijjah (the twelfth month). (Allamah Muhaqqiq Ash-Sharif Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Rasul, Al-Isaatu li Asrat'is-saat, p. 166)
The three months referred to in this hadith coincide with the months during which the Iran-Iraq war developed. The first uprising against the Shah took place on 5 Shawwal 1398 (8 September 1976), as indicated by the hadith, and a full-blown war broke out between Iran and Iraq in Dhu'l-Hijjah 1400 (October 1980).
- those coming from the Farsi direction -- those coming from the Iranian side
- Farsi -- Iran, Iranian (Grand Dictionary)>>
- Coming down to the plain -- Plain, Iranian Plain
- Mutekh -- Name of a mountain in the region
- Rakabeh -- Region where oil wells are concentrateeddd
This hadith draws attention that a racial dispute would break out. Because of this dispute, the sides come down to the plain (Iranian Plain) and then, a war gets under way. Further, as noted by the hadith, the Iran - Iraq war lasted for 8 years and despite thousands of casualties were inflicted, no result was forthcoming for both sides. None of both sides could have a decisive superiority.

The Messenger of God said: “The Banu al-Asfar (the Byzantines) and the Franks will gather together in the wasteland with Egypt against a man whose name is Sadim (Saddam)-- none of them will return.” They said: “When, O Messenger of God?” He said: “Between the months of Jumada and Rajab, and you see an amazing thing come of it”.’ (The origin of the "hadeeth" (it is probably a spurious rephrase of some classical material) is the Palestinian newspaper "al-Nahar" from Dec. 15, 1990.)

Those Shias who are kafir...
Those who hold beliefs that constitute disbelief (kufr), such as having the belief that the Quran has been altered, Sayyiduna Ali (Allah be pleased with him) is God, the angel Jibril made an error in descending with the revelation on the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) rather than Sayyiduna Ali (Allah be pleased with him), accusing Sayyida Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) of committing adultery

Those who are not kafir/mushrikeen are...
Those who do not hold beliefs that constitute Kufr, such as believing that Sayyiduna Ali (Allah be pleased with him) was the rightful first Caliph after the demise of the Messenger of Allah, belief in the twelve Imams, etc… Such Shias cannot be termed as out of the fold of Islam, rather they are considered to be severely deviated and transgressors (fisq).

War of the Euphrates

The halting of the Euphrates is one of the portents of the Mahdi. (Al-Muttaql al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 39)
Note: The above hadeeth indicates that that the Euphrates incident occurs before the Mahdi, near the time of his emergence. Many respected books of hadith mention both of these events. Al-Suyuti mentions this hadith as 'the stopping of water.' Actually, the Keban Dam has stopped the flow of this river's water. Thus, that part of the the Euphrates incident has already come to pass.

Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said, ‘The Hour will not come before the Euphrates uncovers a mountain of gold, for which people will fight. 99 out of 100 will die, but everyone among them will say that perhaps he will be the one who will survive.’”(Muslim.)

Narrated Ubayy ibn Ka'b:
I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Euphrates would soon uncover a mountain of gold and when the people would hear of it they would flock towards it but the people who would possess that (treasure) (would say): If we allow these persons to take out of it they would take away the whole of it. So they would fight and ninety-nine out of one hundred would be killed.
(Muslim Book No: 40 No: 6922)

Note: Actually, the Keban Dam has stopped the flow of this river's water. The surrounding land has become as valuable as gold for various reasons, such as electricity production and higher soil fertility through the irrigation and transport facilities that the dam has made possible. The dam resembles a concrete mountain, and wealth as valuable as gold comes out of it. Therefore, the dam takes on the properties of 'the golden mountain' (Allah knows best).

Iraq , Syria, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula:
Iraq War
Baghdad is destroyed by fire in the End Times...
(Resaletul Huruj ul-Mahdi, vol. 3, p. 177)

"The people of Kufa will be divided into three parts. One part will join the Sufyaani army. These are the most wicked people Allah created. Another group will wage war against them, and these people are the honorable servants of Allah. Another part will join the pillagers, and they are sinners."(An-Najmu's Sakib Fi Beyanı Anna'l Mahdi Min Evlad Ali B. Abu Thalib)

'Doomsday will not come until Iraq is attacked and innocent people in Iraq will seek shelter in (Syria). (Syria) will be reconstructed and Iraq will be reconstructed.' (Muntakhab Kanzul Ummal, vol. 5 p. 254)

Sanctions on Iraq and Syria:
Abu Nadhrah says: "We were sitting in the company of Jabir son of Abdullah when he said: 'Soon the people of Iraq will neither receive any food (grain) nor any money.'" We asked, "Why would such a thing happen?" He replied, "Because of the non-Arabs." He then said: "Soon the people of (Syria) will neither receive any money nor grain." We asked as to why this would happen. He replied: "Because of the Romans." (At-Taj, Ali Nâsif al-Hussein)
Note: The Romans do indeed prevent food from going into Iraq, in the form of "sanctions" to this day, which started after the Gulf War. Also it says Syria would also suffer the same fate, as the United States has threatened to (if it hasn't already) put sanctions on them.
Our Prophet said: 'There will be such troubles and calamities that nobody will be able to find a place of shelter. These woes will move around (Syria), fall upon Iraq and tie the hands and feet of the Arabian Peninsula. Community of Islam will fight against troubles in the steppes. Nobody will feel any sympathy for them or even say, 'Alas!' As they try to remedy their woes on the one hand, they will emerge again on the other.'(Muntakhab Kanzul Ummal, vol. 5, pp. 38-39)

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: Iraq would withhold its dirhams and qafiz; Syria would withhold its mudd and dinar and Egypt would withhold its irdab and dinar and you would recoil to that position from where you started and you would recoil to that position from where you started and you would recoil to the position from where you started, the bones and the flesh of Abu Hurayrah would bear testimony to it. (Muslim).
Note: Compare the map of the Zionist empire. It includes Iraq, Egypt and Syria, as well as Saudi Arabia, all mentioned in the prophetic narrations of the Prophet as countries to get into difficulties.

There will be ruins all around the world. Ultimately, Egypt will also be ruined, but until Basra is destructed, Egypt will remain secure. The ruin of Basra will be because of Iraqs destruction. Meanwhile, the downfall of Egypt will come with the drying of the Nile... (Mukhtasar Tazkirah Qurtubi, p. 530) p.

Black Banners from Khurasan (Afghanistan) to Jerusalem:

Taliqan (a region in Afghanistan) that at that place are treasures of Allah, but these are not of gold and silver but consist of people who have recognised Allah as they should have. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p.59)
On 11 September, after Taleban forces reportedly declared Taliqan town and its surrounding villages military zones, some 18,000 people living in the villages of Ganj Ali Beg, Sarai Sang, Khatayan, Qazaq, Ahan Dara, and Shurab were forced to abandon their homes in search of safety.
Reported on a chain of transmission on the authority of Kaab "The sign of the Mahdi's appearance will be war banners coming from the west, lead by a man with a disability from "Kinda"
(Nuaym son of Hammad, Al-Fitan page 205)
Note: Genreral Richard Meyers, commander of the US Joint chiefs of staff decalared the war on Afghanistan in October 2001 on crutches.
Abu Abdullah Nuaim Ibn Hammad on a chain of transmission on the authority of Al Zuhari who said " The black flags will come from the East, led by mighty men, with long hair and beards, their surnames are taken from the names of their home towns (i.e. Khosti or from Khost etc.) and their first names are from a "Kunya"
(Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik, Qalda bin Zayd)

Narrated Abdullah ibn Hawalah al-Azdi: "The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sent us on foot to get spoil, but we returned without getting any. When he saw the signs of distress on our faces, he stood up on our faces and said: O Allah, do not put them under my care, for I would be too weak to care for them; do not put them in care of themselves, for they would be incapable of that, and do not put them in the care of men, for they would choose the best things for themselves. He then placed his hand on my head and said: Ibn Hawalah, when you see the caliphate has settled in the holy land (i.e., Palestine), earthquakes, sorrows and serious matters will have drawn near and on that day the Last Hour will be nearer to mankind than this hand of mine is to your head. (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad), Book 14, Number 2529)
- Taliban [black banners] -Afganistan War
Note: At the time, when the Muslim Ummah will have abundance of wealth, gold and silver, the Muslims will be extremely belittled, weak and helpless. The enemy nations will invite each other to pounce upon them as hungry people invite one another for food. The Sahabah (R.A) asked with utter worry, "O Prophet of Allah! Would we be very few in number?" Prophet Muhammad (S) replied: "No! You’d be as great in quantity as the foam of the sea is, seen wherever the eye can reach. But you’ll be overtaken by ‘wahn’." The Sahabah (R.A) asked, "O Prophet of Allah! What is ‘wahn’?" He (S) replied: "Love of this world and fear of death!" You’ll join hands with a Christian group and war with another. You’ll gain victory. At that time, you will be present in a plain of great mountains with plenty of trees. In the meantime, the Christians will raise the crucifix and refer the victory to it. At this, a Muslim will become angry, and will pull the crucifix down, at which, the Christians will unite breaking all treaties with the Muslims.The Christians will demand their wanted people, to which the Muslims will answer: "By Allah! They are our brothers. We will never hand them over." This will start the war. One-third Muslims will run away. Their ‘Tawbah’ (Repentance) will never be accepted. One-third will be killed. They will be the best 'Shaheed' (martyrs) near Allah. The remaining one-third will gain victory, until, under the leadership of Imam Mehdi, they will fight against Kufr (non-believers).
In the era preceding Qeyamah the Christians will control/govern the whole world. The Christians will reach Khyber. (Place in present day Saudi close to Madina. US forces are already positioned there) (Hadith quoted in Bab-al-Qeyamah by Muhaddith Shah Rafee-ud-din RA)".

Ammar, the son of Yasir, may Allah be pleased with both of them, said: "When As-Sufyaani reaches Kufa and kills the supporters of the family of Muhammad, praise and peace be upon him, the Mahdi will come and the bearer of his Banner will be Shuayb, the son of Salih."
Nuaim Ibn Hammad on a chain of transmission on the authority of Al Zuhari who said, "If the people of the black flag divide, then the people of the yellow banner will attack, they will gather in the canal of Egypt and the people of the East and the West will fight for seven (days or months or years)..."
(Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik, Qalda bin Zayd)

Muhammad, son of Al Hanaffia, said:
"The Black Banners will come out for the children of Al Abbas. The other black banners will come from Khurasan. Their turbans will be black and their clothes white. At their front will be a man named Shuayb, the son of Salih, from Tamim. They will defeat the companions of The Sufyaani until he comes to the House of Jerusalem where he will establish his power for the Mahdi, and he will be supplied with three hundred (men) from Syria after his arrival and the matter will be settled for the Mahdi in seventy-two months (six years)."

Said son of Al Musayyab reported: "The Black Banners will come from the East from the children of Al Abbas. Then there will remain whatsoever Allah wishes. Then, small Black Banners will come to fight a man from the children of Abu Sufyaan from the East. They will give their allegiance to the Mahdi." (Nuaym son of Hammad.)

Al Hasan Al Basri said:"A man of medium stature will come from Ar-Ray (a far-eastern town). He will be dark and from the children of Tamim -- a Wasaj, named Shuayb son of Salih with four thousand men. Their clothes will be white and Banners black, and at his front is the Mahdi. He meets no one that he does not defeat and scatter."

Note: The children of Al Abbas have indeed carried black banners in revolt, which occurred some time ago. The Taliban wear black turbans and white clothes, and do carry Black Banners in wartime.
Here are pictures of the Taliban with their black turbans and white clothes:pics
Abdullah, the son of Shuraykh, said:"With the Mahdi is the marked Banner of the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him."

Note: According to the website Allah has said that the Jews will master the world two times (It states we are currently living in the first one) and the Mahdi will appear between those two periods and will rule through the last one, though it does not list it’s references.
Ammar, the son of Yasir, may Allah be pleased with both of them, said:"The bearer of the Banner of the Mahdi is Shuayb, the son of Salih."

Reported by Abu Said Al Khudri: "A man from my nation will come who speaks with my Sunnah and Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified will send showers of rain from the heavens so that the earth will produce its blessing. Through him the earth will be filled with fairness and justice just as it had been filled by oppression and injustice. He will govern this nation for seven years, and go to Jerusalem." (Abu Dawud, Al Hakim, At-Tirmizi, Ahmad, son of Hibban, Muslim, Al Tabarani, Al Barudi and Abu Nuaym)
Note: Following that immigration to Jerusalem, Medina will be destroyed and become the shelter of the savage people.
On the authority of Thawban, the Messenger of Allah (upon whom be blessings and peace) said:
The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said: "Before your treasure, three will kill each other -- all of them are sons of a different caliph but none will be the recipient. Then the Black Banners will appear from the East and they will kill you in a way that has never before been done by a nation." Thawban, a companion said: 'Then he said something that I do not remember by heart' then continued to say that the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, said: "If you see him give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because surely he is the Caliph of Allah, the Mahdi. If you see the black (meaning war) flags coming from Khurasan (Afghanistan), join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice, for this is the army of the Caliph, the Mahdi and no one can stop that army until it reaches Jerusalem."
(Son of Majah, Al Busiri, Al Hakim, Ahmad Nuaym, Ad-Daylami, Hasan, son of Sufyaan, and Abu Nuaym.)

Related by Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said: "(Armies carrying) black flags will come from Khurasan (Afghanistan). No power will be able to stop them and they will finally reach Jerusalem where they will erect their flags." (Tirmidhi)
Ali said, “The Prophet said, ‘A man named al-Harith son of Hirath will come from Transoxania (Tajikistan). His army will be led by a man named Mansoor. He will be pave the way for and establish the government of the family of Muhammad, just as the Quraysh established the government of the Messenger of Allah. Every believer will be obliged to support them.’” (Abu-Dawud.)
Note: The three above sayings are claimed by some to be of weak as it does have a reliable chain of narration some say they may be fabricated. However, due to current events, it would seem these sayings are true.

Umm Salamah reported that the Prophet said, "Disagreement will occur at the death of a ruler and a man from the people of Medina will flee to Mecca. Some of the people of Mecca will come to him, bring him out against his will and swear allegiance to him between the Corner and the Maqam. An army will then be sent against him from Syria but will be swallowed up in the desert between Mecca and Medina. When the people see that, the eminent saints (Al-Abdal) of Syria and the best people of Iraq will come to him and swear allegiance to him.Then a man from Quraysh whose mother is from Kalb will appear and send against them an army which will be overcome by them, and that is the Battle of Kalb. Disappointed will be the one who does not receive the booty of Kalb. He will divide the property, and will govern the people by the Sunnah of the Prophet. He will remain seven years, then die, and the Muslims will pray over him." (Abu Dawud)

Note: The ruler of Syria at that time is the Sufyaani . The actual differentiation between the ruler of Syria and Sufyaani may not be accurate. However, prior to the Mahdi it mentions a "disagreement" occurring after the death of a ruler. This is significant, as we have seen in other hadeeths, that people would be fighting over the (Saudi???) kingdom/Caliphate before the Mahdi comes, so this part of the hadeeth has some merit to it, especially in relation to current events. So the weakness of this hadeeth may not mean it is "fabricated" as much as it simply not being narrated correctly. This hadeeth is considered to be "weak",

"When the dark people come after the Arabs they will be defeated and thrown into the lowest part of the earth. While these circumstances exist, The Sufyaani will come with three hundred and sixty riders until he reaches Damascus. After a month, he will be followed by thirty thousand from Kalb, so he will send an army to Iraq and kill a hundred thousand in Az-Zawra. Then they will go to Kufa and pillage. When this occurs a banner will come from the east led by a man from Tamim called Shuayb, the son of Salih who will restore what is in their hands from the captured people of Kufa and he will kill them. Then, another army from The Sufyaani will go to Medina and pillage it for three days and thereafter proceed towards Mecca until they find themselves in a desert. Then, Allah will send Gabriel and say to him, 'Chastise them!' So he will beat them with his leg once and Allah will cause them to be swallowed up. None will remain except two men who will return to The Sufyaani to inform him of the swallowing-up of his army, but this will not scare him. Several men from the Quraysh will escape to Istanbul and The Sufyaani will send to the leader of the Romans who will return them to him and he will slit their throats together with their followers. At that time a voice will come from Heaven saying: 'O people, surely Allah prevents dictatorship, tyrants and their followers for you and gives leadership to the best of the nation of Muhammad. So join him in Mecca -- he is the Mahdi!" Then, Hudhayfah asked: 'O Messenger of Allah, how shall we know him?' He replied: "He is a man from my children, he looks like the men from the children of Israel, upon him are two white cloaks with frayed edges. His face is like a colorful, glittering star, upon his right cheek there is a black mole and he is forty years old. Al Abdal and those looking like them will come to him from Syria. An-Nujaba will come to him from the dwellers of Egypt and groups of dwellers from the east, and those looking like them until they all gather together in Mecca and so they will pledge their allegiance to him between Al Rukn and Al Makam. Then he will direct himself towards Syria with Gabriel at his front and Michael at his middle and the dwellers of Heaven and Earth will be joyful because of him. Water will be plentiful in his country and the river will be spread and treasures found. When he reaches Syria he will slay The Sufyaani under the tree, the branches of which grow in the direction of Lake Tiberias and he will kill Kalb. So the loser of that Day of Kalb is he who does not gain even a rein." Hudhaybah asked: 'O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, how is it permitted to kill them when they believe in the Oneness?' The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, replied: "O Hudhayfah, they are at that time apostates, they claim that wine is permitted and do not pray." (Narrated by Hudhayfah and are found in the references of Abu Nuaym, At-Tabarani, and Abu Amru Ad Dani.)
'There will be a city called Zawra between the Tigris and the Euphrates. There will be a great battle there. Women will be taken prisoner, and men will have their throats cut like sheep.' (Muntakhab Kanzul Ummal, vol. 5, p. 38)

A sign out of the Sun

He (the Mahdi) will not come unless a sign emerges out of the Sun. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 47)

The Mahdi will not emerge unless the Sun rises as a sign. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 33)
This portent from the Sun may be the great explosion that took place in the twentieth century. On the left of the picture to the side is an image of the Sun taken in 1996. The image on the right was taken in 2000, and shows its latest appearance, after the explosion.
The large explosions detected on the Sun during the twentieth century may well be this sign.
Also, the August 11, 1999 solar eclipse was the last of the century. It was the first time that so many people had been able to watch and study an eclipse for so long.

The Sufyaani

The Prophet, (upon whom be blessings and peace) said, "A man of the Umayyads will take power in Egypt and then his power will be taken from him, or wrested from him, and he will flee to Byzantium and enlist them against the people of Islam; and that will be the first of the battles." (at-Tabarani)

Reported by Abu Hurayrah: "A man named the Sufyaani will come from the center of Damascus. The majority of his followers will be from the tribe of Kalb. He will kill until he rips women open and kills children. So the tribe of Kays will rise up in retaliation and he will slaughter all of them! Then a man from the Family of my House will come in Al Hirrah and the news will reach the Sufyaani. Then he will send his army but it will suffer defeat. The Sufyaani will march with his followers to him until they reach a desert and the ground will swallow them up. None will be saved except the one bearing the news." (Son of Hibban, At-Tirmizi, Abuya'li, At-Tabarani, Al Bazaar, Abu Nuaym and Al Hakim.)

Al Walid, son of Muslim, said:
"The Mahdi will not come until The Sufyaani is established."

Imam Ali said: "The horses of The Sufyaani will go to Kufa, and he will send his army against the dwellers of Khurasan (Afghanistan). (At that time) the people of Khurasan will demand the Mahdi. He that meets with the Hashimi with the Black Banners at his front is Shuayb, the son of Salih who will engage The Sufyaani at the Gate of Istakhr -- between them there will be a tremendously fierce battle and the Black Banners will win, but the horses of The Sufyaani will escape. It is at that time that the people will wish for the Mahdi, because they need him."

Imam Ali said: "The Sufyaani will overcome Syria, then between them there will be a battle in Kurkisa until the birds of the air are filled and the savage animals of the earth are filled from their perishing. Then, an opening will occur at their rear, and a group will come from them until they enter the land of Khurasan. The horses of As-Sufyaani will come demanding the people of Khurasan, and they will slay the followers of the Family of Muhammad in Kufa, then the people of Khurasan will come seeking the Mahdi."

Fight for the Caliphate

"So do not rebuke the people of Syria but rebuke the evil people among them because amongst them is Al Abdal. A flood is about to be sent down upon the people of Syria, which will disperse their groups in such a way, that if foxes attacked they would be beaten. At that time a man from the Family of my House will come under 3 banners; between 12-15,000 and their password is - 'Die, die.' Then, there will come 7 banners and under each will be one man seeking the kingdom. Allah will kill all of them and restore unity and favors upon the hearts of Muslims, and those who were far come close."
(Reported by Imam Ali in the references of Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah and At-Tabarani.)

The Mahdi

And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)? – Men, women, and children, whose cry is “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town. Whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee One who will protect; And raise for us from thee One who will help!” (4:75)

Amr son of Shamer quoted Jabir, who quoted Mohammed son of Ali to have said: "For our Mahdi, there are two signs. Since the birth of Universe, these events have never taken place. Those two signs are that there will be Lunar Eclipse on the first night of Ramadan and Solar Eclipse in the middle of Ramadan." (Dar-e-Qatni, Vol. 1, P.188)
Note: This narration is not attributed to holy Prophet (upon whom be blessings and peace), but attributed to Mohammed son of Ali. No other person has substantiated this alleged statement of Mohammed son of Ali. Muslim scholars have always rejected this and other narrations of Amr and Jabir, as both have been known to transmit unreliable and forged narrations.

Ibni Munavi said that, “Danyal (Daniel) (as) reported in his book that, “There are 3 Sufyaanis and 3 Mahdis. When the first Sufyaani appears and his name and fame become widespread, the first Mahdi will confront him, the second Mahdi will confront the second Sufyaani and the third Mahdi will confront the third Sufyaani and Allah, the Exalted, will send him (the third Mahdi) to save the ones who have suffered mischief, and the believers. The Sunnah will be revived through him and oppression, injustice and cruelty will come to an end through him. The people will be highly prized and become victorious over their opponents at his time. A beautiful life will be lived, and the earth and the heavens will increase their blessing.. (*)
(*) This hadith exists in a handwritten copy of the book titled Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman held in the Suleymaniye Library.

"People will gather around the Mahdi in 1400."
(Risalat al-Khuruj al-Mahdi, p. 108)

Reported by a companion who informed Mujahid: "Surely, the Mahdi will not come until the purified soul has been killed. When this occurs those in the Heaven and those on Earth will be angry. So people will come in a procession to the Mahdi; like the procession of a bride to her husband on their wedding night, and he will fill the earth with fairness and justice and the earth will produce its plants and the heaven will pour its rain and my nation will enjoy his government and favors never before enjoyed." (Found in reference to son of Abu Shaybah)

Son of 'Asakir quoted Yunus son of Maysara son of Halbas as saying that the Prophet had stated: "This matter (namely the Caliphate) will be after me in Medina, then in Syria, then in the Jazeerah, then in Iraq, then in Medina, then in Jerusalem. If it is in Jerusalem, its home country is there, and if any people expel it, it will not return there for ever." (Son of 'Asakir)
Narrated by Hudhayfah, The Prophet said: "Woe to this nation from the dictatorship of kings! Why do they kill and make pious people fear except those who obey them, and the pure believer soothes them with his tongue but resists them with his heart? If Allah wishes to revive Islam in might He will break the back of every stubborn tyrant -- He is Able to do anything and can reform the nation after its corruption. O Hudhayfah, if there remains but one day left in the world Allah will prolong that day until a man from the Family of my House will govern and fierce battles will be in his hands, and Islam will spread. Allah does not change His Promise and He is quick to recompense." (Abu Nuaym, At-Tabarani, and Abu Amru Ad Dani.)

Nu'aym ibn Hammad reports in Kitab Al Fitan, in the chapter sinking and destruction of the army of the Sufyani, page 202, on the authority of Mujahid, that Tubay said: "A man will seek refuge in Mecca and will be killed, then after that, along period of time will pass, then another man (the Mahdi) will seek refuge in Mecca but if you meet him do not fight him for if you do you will be part of the army that will be sunk and destroyed.
Note: The first incident occured in the Grand Mosque of Mecca in 1980.
Son of Masood said:"When commerce and roads are blocked and trials increase, seven knowledgeable people will come from different directions without previous appointment. Each will receive the allegiance of over three hundred men until they meet in Mecca. The seven will meet and asked one another; 'What brought you here?' They will reply: 'In Search of the man upon whose hand the trials will be calmed, and for whom Constantinople will be opened. We know him by his name, his father's name, his mother's name, and his army.' So the seven will agree upon this and search for him then find him in Mecca. So they will ask him: 'Are you so and so, son of so and so?' He will reply: 'No, I am a man from the supporters.' And escape from them, so they will describe him to people in their midst that are both righteous and knowledgeable and it will be said to them: 'The one whom you seek was in your company, and he will go to Medina.' So they will search for him in Medina but at that time he will be in Mecca. So they will search for him in Mecca and say to him: 'You are so and so, son of so and so, and your mother is so and so, daughter of so and so, and in you are the signs of such and such, and such and such. You escaped from us once so stretch out your hands and we will pledge our allegiance to you.' So he will say: 'I am not your companion.' Then he will escape from them so they will search for him in Medina when he has returned to Mecca, then they will find him in Mecca beside Al Rukn and say to him: 'Our sins will be upon you and our blood upon your neck if you do not stretch out your hand so that we may pledge our allegiance! The army of the Sufyaani is coming demanding us in which there is a man from Jurm. So he will sit between Al Rukn and Al Makam and stretch out his hand and allegiance will be pledged to him. So, Allah will sow love of him in the chests of the people and he will lead a nation that are lions during the day and worshippers at night." (Found in reference to Ali son of Abu Talib)
Reported by Abdullah son of Amru: "In the month of Zul-Qa'dah, the tribes will start to fight and pilgrims will be robbed. There will be a fierce battle at Mina until their companion escapes and he will be pledged allegiance between Al Rukn and Al Makam whilst he dislikes it. The allegiance will be pledged by the same number of fighters at Badr and the inhabitants of the Heaven and Earth will be pleased with him." (Al Hakim, Nuaym son of Hammad's book 'Al Fitan')

'Ali said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'The Mahdi is one of us, from among the people of my household. In one night Allah will inspire him and prepare him to carry out his task successfully."' (Ahmad and son of Majah.)

Hadhrat Abdullah son of Mas'ood reports from the Prophet, who said: "The world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs."
(Tirmidhi Sahih, Vol. 9, P. 74; Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 5, P. 207; also narrated by Ali b. Abi Talib, Abu Sa'id, Umm Salma, Abu Hurayra)
Hadhrat Ali narrates that the Messenger of Allah said: "Even if only a day remains for Qiyamah to come, yet Allah will surely send a man from my family who will fill this world with such justice and fairness, just as it initially was filled with oppression." (Abu Dawood)

Hazrat Umme Salmah (RA), Prophet's wife, narrates that she heard the Prophet (SAW) say: "The promised Mahdi will be among my progeny, among the descendants of Fatima." (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 207; Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)

The Messenger of Allah announced: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatima (the Prophet's daughter). (Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 2, Tradition No. 4086

Abu Sa'id al-Khudari narrated that the Prophet said: "Our Mahdi will have a broad forehead and an aquiline nose. He will fill the earth with justice as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will rule for seven years." (Abu Dawud, Sahih, Vol. 2, p. 208; Fusul al-muhimma, p. 275)

“The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead and an aquiline nose. He will fill the earth will equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.” (Abu-Dawud)

Narrated by Hudhayfah, The Prophet said: "The Mahdi is a man from my children. His face is like a glittering star, his skin is the color of an Arab, and his body is like that of Israel. He will fill the earth with justice just as it will have been filled by injustice, and the dwellers of Heaven and Earth will be pleased with his Caliphate." (Abu Nuaym, At-Tabarani, and Abu Amru Ad Dani.)
Ka'b al-Ahbar says, "He will be called 'Mahdi' because he will guide to something hidden and will bring out the Torah and Gospel from a town called Antioch." (Abu Nu'aym)

Al-Suyuti mentioned in al-Hawi that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be blessings and peace, said, "He is called the Mahdi because he will guide people to a mountain in Syria from, which he will bring out the volumes of the Torah to refute the Jews. At the hands of the Mahdi, the Ark of the Covenant will be brought forth at Lake Tiberias and taken and placed in Jerusalem."

Ad-Dani said that he is called the Mahdi because he will be guided to a mountain in Syria from, which he he will bring forth the volumes of the Torah with which to argue against the Jews and at his hand a group of them will become Muslim.

Sulaiyman son of 'Isa said, :"I have heard that it is at the hands of the Mahdi that the Ark of the Covenant will be brought from Lake Tiberias and will be carried and placed before him in Jerusalem. When the Jews see it, they will become Muslim except for a few of them."

"There have been four great kings on the Earth: Two were believers and two were unbelievers. The believers were Dhu'l-Qarnayn and Sulaiyman (Solomon), and the unbelievers were Nimrod and Bakhtinasr. There will be a fifth king to rule the world will be from the people of my House."(Ibn al-Jawzi, Mektubat-i Rabbani, 2/1163)

"The Mahdi will rule the world like the Prophet Dhu’l-Qarnayn and the Prophet Sulaiyman."
(Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi 'Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 29)

7-year Peace Agreement between the Mahdi and the Romans:
Hadhrat Abu Umamah says that the Messenger of Allah (upon whom be blessings and peace) said: There will be four peace agreements between you and the Romans. The fourth agreement will be mediated through a person who will be from the progeny of Hadhrat Aaron and will be upheld for seven years." The people asked: "O Messenger of Allah, who will be the Imaam of the people at the time?" The Messenger of Allah said: "He will be from my progeny and will be forty years of age. His face will shine like a star and he will have a black spot on his left cheek. He will don two "Qutwaani" cloaks and will appear exactly as a person from the Children of Israel..." (Tabrani)

Fierce Battle (Great War): Mahdi !
When comes the Help of Allah and Victory, And thou dost see the People enter Allah's Religion in droves, Celebrate the Praises of thy Lord, and pray for his forgiveness; For he is Oft-Returning (In forgiveness). (Surah 110(An-Nasr))

"...He (the Mahdi) will fight the whole world and both the ones who have gone astray (Christians) and the ones who have earned Allah's anger (Jews) will join against him with the hypocrites in the land of Isra and Miraj at Mount Megiddo and there will come out against him the Queen of the world and deception, an adulteress called America, who will incite the world to deviation and infidelity...and the Jews of the world at that time will have the upper hand and will rule Quds and the holy city. And all nations will come to fight by sea and air except those in the land of extreme cold and the land of extreme heat. And the Mahdi will see that all the world does plot against him, but he will see that Allah's plan is stronger than all, and he will see that the World belongs to Allah and to Him it will return, and that the World is but a tree that Allah wills him to rule from its roots to its branches.......and Allah will throw down on them (unbelievers) with a disastrous punishment and burn their land and seas and skies and the sky will rain down a harmful shower, the people of the Earth will curse the infidels, and Allah shall will the defeat of the unbelievers."
(Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik, Qalda bin Zayd, p. 216)
Note: In this prophecy, it says that the battle between the Mahdi and the Romans, takes place on the plain of Megiddo, which implies that it may be the same as the battle of Armageddon, mentioned in Biblical prophecy.
Narrated Mu'adh son of Jabal:The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The greatest war, the conquest of Constantinopleand the coming forth of the Dajjal (False Messiah) will take place within a period of sevenmonths.
(Sunan Abu Dawud: Book 37, Number 4282)
Note: The above hadeeth is considered to be fabricated, due to the hadeeth, which appears immediately after it, below. This is due to the discrepancy between the length of time being 7 months or 7 years.

Narrated Abdullah son of Busr:
The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said: "The time between the Great War and the conquest of the city will be six years, and the Dajjal (False Messiah) will come forth in the seventh."
(Sunan Abu Dawud: Book 37, Number 4283)
Note: The "city" mentioned in this hadeeth is not specifically identified as referring to either Rome or Constantinople. If it is neither city, then it is possible that both narrations above are compatible with each other. It is possible that the city mentioned in the latter hadeeth above may well be Jerusalem. In that case, the “Great War” referred to here is could be “The Day of Wrath” referred to in the prophecy of Daniel (another Biblical source). It puts the time between Jerusalem’s “distress” and “relief” as 45 years. Its distress would be its occupation in 1387/1967 and thus its relief would therefore be in 1432/2011 according to this source. However, there would be an interval before 1432/2011, as it states that this abomination will remain for a time, two times, and then a half a time, so it is likely that the Mahdi will emerge just after the "two times" and a few years before the "half a time", which would obviously be with the Dajjal. Therefore, 'Eessa would descend in 1432/2011.
Narrated son of Hawalah: The Prophet said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops; one in Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Son of Hawalah said: Choose for me, Messenger of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah's chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered, but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people. (Abu-Dawud)

A section of my community will continue to fight at the gates of Damascus and around it and at the gates of Jerusalem and around it. It does not effect them the desertion of people who deserted them. They (will continue to) hold The Truth till the Judgment Day occurs. (al-Hafiz al-Haithami)

The Prophet (upon whom be blessings and peace) said: "The place of assembly of the Muslims at the time of the Great war (Armageddon) will be in al-Ghutah near a city called Damascus, one of the best cities in Syria. " (Abu Dawud)

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Last Hour will not come until the Romans land at al-A'maq or in Dabiq. An army consisting of the best (soldiers) of the people on Earth at that time will come from Medina (to oppose them). When they arrange themselves in ranks, the Romans will say: Do not stand between us and those (Muslims) who took prisoners from among us. Let us fight them. The Muslims will say: Nay, by Allah, we shall never turn aside from you and from our brethren so that you may fight them.
They will then fight and a third (part) of the army, whom Allah will never forgive, will run away. A third (part of the army), which will be constituted of excellent martyrs in Allah's eyes, would be killed. The third who will never be put on trial will win and they will be the conquerors of Constantinople. (and/or Rome)
As they are busy in distributing the spoils of war (amongst themselves) after hanging their swords by the olive trees, Satan will cry: The Dajjal has taken your place among your families. They will then come out, but it will be of no avail. When they reach Syria, he will come out while they are still preparing themselves for battle, drawing up the ranks.
Certainly, the time of prayer will come and then ‘Eessa (peace_be_upon_him), son of Maryam, descends and will lead them in prayer. When the enemy of Allah sees him, it will (disappear) just as salt dissolves in water and if he (‘Eessa) were not to confront them at all, even then it would dissolve completely. Allah would kill them by his hand and he would show them their blood on his lance.
(Muslim Book No: 40 No: 6924)

Reported by Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet said, "The Romans will surround a leader from my pure-musked children. His name will be the same as mine (i.e. the Mahdi). They will fight each other at a place called Al-A'maq and one third, or thereabouts, of the Muslims will be killed. They will fight again on another day and again one third or thereabouts of the Muslims will be killed. On the third day they will fight again and the Romans will be defeated. And they will remain there until they open Constantinople. It is whilst they are distributing the spoils of war that a messenger will come informing them that the false messiah is in their home town with their children." (Son of Hibban, At-Tirmizi, Abuya'li, At-Tabarani, Al Bazaar, Abu Nuaym and Al Hakim.)
Note: The above can be seen as evidence supporting the fact that during the Mahdi's reign, the Romans will be defeated and Istanbul along with Rome, will be conquered, the Dajjal will appear and 'Eessa will descend. This further supports the fact that the Dajjal emerges after the Mahdi and not before.

Narrated Abdullah son of Mas'ud: Once there blew a red storm in Kufah and there came a person who had nothing to say but (these words): Abdullah son of Mas'ud, the Last Hour has come. He (Abdullah son of Mas'ud) was sitting reclining against something, and he said: The Last Hour will not come until the people do not divide inheritance and rejoice over booty. Then He said pointing towards Syria, with a gesture of his hand like this: The enemy will muster strength against the Muslims and the Muslims will muster strength against them (Syrians). I said: You mean Rome? He said: Yes, and there will be a terrible fight. The Muslims will prepare a detachment (for fighting unto death), which will not return unless victorious. They will fight until darkness intervenes. Both sides will return without being victorious and both will be wiped out. The Muslims will again prepare a detachment for fighting unto death so that they may not return unless victorious. When it is the fourth day, a new detachment from the remnant of the Muslims will be prepared and Allah will decree that the enemy will be routed. They would fight such a fight the like of which has not been seen, so fierce that even if a bird were to pass their flanks, it would fall down dead before reaching the other end. (There will be such a large scale massacre) that when counting will be done, (only) one out of a hundred men related to one another would be found alive. So what can be the joy at the spoils of such war and what inheritance can be divided? They will be in this very state when they will hear of a calamity more horrible than this. A cry will reach them: The Dajjal has taken your place among your offspring. They will therefore throw away what is in their hands and go forward, sending ten horsemen as a scouting party. Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: I know their names, the names of their forefathers and the color of their horses. They will be the best horsemen on the surface of the Earth on that day or among the best horsemen on the surface of the Earth on that day. (Muslim.)

Conquest of Istanbul and Rome
Reported by Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet said: "If there only remains but one day left in the world, Allah will prolong it until a man from my house governs. He will open Constantinople (Istanbul) and the Mountain of Al-Daylam." (Ibn Hibban, At-Tirmizi, Abuya'li, At-Tabarani, Al Bazaar, Abu Nuaym and Al Hakim.)

Nafi’, the son of ‘Utbah said, “The Prophet said, ‘you will invade the Arabian Peninsula and Allah will grant it (to you). Then (you will invade) Persia and Allah will grant it (to you). Then, you will invade Rome and Allah will grant it (to you). Then, you will invade The Dajjal and Allah will grant him (to you).’”

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Jabal: "The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The flourishing state of Jerusalem will be when Yathrib is in ruins, the ruined state of Yathrib will be when the great war comes, the outbreak of the great war (i.e., the battle of Armageddon) will be at the conquest of Constantinople (and/or Rome) and the conquest of Constantinople (and/or Rome) when the Dajjal comes forth." He (the Prophet) struck his thigh or his shoulder with his hand and said: "This is as true as you are here or as you are sitting (meaning Mu'adh ibn Jabal)". (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Battles (Kitab Al-Malahim), Book 37, Number 4281)

When the Great War occurs, a group from the masters will come from Damascus. They are the most honorable horses (horse is the symbol of honor) among Arabs and they have the best weapons among them (Arabs). Allah will support The Religion (Islam) with them. (Son of Majah, Hakem, Ibn-3asaker)

Mu’adh, the son of Jabal said, “The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said, ‘The building of Bayt al-Maqdis (al-Aqsa in Jerusalem) will be followed by the destruction of Yathrib (Madinah), which will be followed by a fierce battle (great war), which will be followed by the conquest of Rome, which will be followed by the appearance of the Dajjal.’
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: You have heard of the city, one side of which is inclined and the other is on the coast. They said: Yes, Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him). Thereupon he said: The Last Hour will not come until 70,000 people from the children of Israel attack it. When they land there, they will neither fight with weapons nor shower arrows but will only say: "There is no god but Allah and Allah is the Greatest," and one side of it will fall. Thawr (one of the narrators) said: I think that he said: The area on the coast. Then they will say for the second time: "There is no god but Allah and Allah is the Greatest," and the other side will also fall. They will say: "There is no god but Allah is the Greatest," and the gates will be opened for them and they will enter. They will be collecting spoils of war and distributing them among themselves when a noise will be heard and it will be said: Verily, the Dajjal has come. Thus they will leave everything there and turn to (confront) him. (Muslim Book No: 40 No: 6979)
Note: Some believe that the city of Constantinople, in these narrations, is actually referring to the city of Rome as it's descriptions and other narrations indicate, that before the Dajjal's appearance, the city of Rome would be conquered. However, it can also be said (and this is probably more correct) that Constantinople would be conquered for a second time, because the Romans would've gained control of it from the Muslims. So it would in fact be that there would be a second conquest of Constantinople, immediately followed by the conquest of Rome.

"The Mahdi will own the entire world."
(Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi 'Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 10)

"The Mahdi will invade all the places between East and West"
(Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi 'Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 56)

Note: The above two hadeeths demontrate that the Mahdi's rule would span the entire world, and previous hadeeth show that his rule would be like that of Prophet Sulaiyman, (King Solomon).

The Dajjal (False Messiah/"Antichrist")

Are they waiting to see if the Angels come to them, or thy Lord (Himself), or certain of the Signs of thy Lord! The day that certain of the Signs of the Lord come, no good will it do to a soul to believe then, if it believed not before nor earned righteousness through its Faith. Say: “Wait ye: we too are waiting” (Qur’an 6:158)

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said, "There are 3 things, which, if they appear, 'No good will it do to a soul to believe them then, if it believed not before nor earned righteousness through its faith'. They are: the rising of the sun from the west, the Dajjal, and the Beast from the Earth." (Ahmad, Musnad, 2/455 - Muslim, Kitab al-Iman 1/96 - Tirmidhi, Abwab al-Tafsir (Hadeeth 5097), 8/449,450)
Note: Although the Dajjal is not mentioned specifically in the Qur'an, the above hadeeth clearly makes ayat 6:158 as a reference to the Dajjal's appearance as one of the signs that will appear when faith will not be accepted of anyone who did not have it before. For that reason, I have decided to add that ayat in reference to the Dajjal as well as in reference to the sun's rise from the west.

Narrated Umm Sharik: I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Dajjal would be followed by 70,000 Jews of Isfahan (in Iran) wearing Persian shawls. (Muslim.)

‘Armies of the Dajjal will carry blue helmets’
Note: Is it a coincidence that Israel and UN has soldiers with blue helmets? Or that some countries police forces and/or military forces start using blue helmets lately?

The Jassasah (Spy):
THE HADITH OF FATIMAH DAUGHTER OF QAYS:'Amir son of Sharahil Sha'bi Sha'b Hamdan reported that he asked Fatimah daughter of Qays, the sister of Dahhak son of Qays, who was one of the first Muhajirat, "Tell me a Hadith which you heard directly from the Prophet with no narrator in between." She said, "I can tell you if you like." He said, 'Yes, please tell me," she said, "I married Ibn al-Mughirah, who was one of the best of the youth of Quraysh in those days. But he fell in the first Jihad on the side of the Prophet."When I became a widow, 'Abd al-Rahman son of 'Awf, one of the companions of the Prophet sent me a proposal of marriage. The Prophet also sent me a proposal of marriage on behalf of his freedman Usamah son of Zayd. I had been told that the Prophet had said, 'He who loves me should also love Usamah.' When the Prophet spoke to me, I said, 'It is up to you: marry me to whomever you wish.' "The Prophet said, 'Go and stay with Umm Sharik.' Umm Sharik was a rich Ansari (Muslim originally from Madinah) woman, who spent much in the way of Allah and entertained many guests. I said, 'I will do as you wish.' Then he said, 'Don't go. Umm Sharik has many guests, and I would not like it if your head or leg were to become uncovered accidentally and people saw something you would not wish them to see. It is better if you go and stay with your cousin 'Abd Allah son of 'Amr son of Umm Maktum' (Abd Allah was of the Banu Fihr of Quraysh, the same tribe as that to which Fatima belonged)."So I went to stay with him, and when I had completed my 'Iddah (period of waiting), I heard the Prophet's announcer calling for congregational prayer. I went out to the mosque, and prayed behind the Prophet. I was in the women's row, which was at the back of the congregation. When the Prophet had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit, smiling, and said, 'Everyone should stay in his place.' Then he said, 'Do you know why I had asked you to assemble?' The people said, 'Allah and His Messenger know best.'"He said, 'By Allah, I have not gathered you here to give you an exhortation or a warning. I have kept you here because Tamim al-Dari, a Christian man who has come and embraced Islam, told me something which agrees with that which I have told you about the Dajjal. He told me that he had sailed in a ship with 30 men from Banu Lakhm and Banu Judham. The waves had tossed them about for a month, then they were brought near to an island, at the time of sunset. They landed on the island, and were met by a beast who was so hairy that they could not tell its front from its back. They said, "Woe to you! What are you?" It said, "I am al-Jassasah." They said, "What is al-Jassasah?" It said, "O people, go to this man in the monastery, for he is very eager to know about you." Tamim said that when it named a person to us, we were afraid lest it be a devil."Tamim said, 'We quickly went to the monastery. There we found a huge man with his hands tied up to his neck and with iron shackles between his legs up to the ankles. We said, "Woe to you, who are you?" He said, "You will soon know about me. Tell me who you are." We said, "We are people from Arabia. We sailed in a ship, but the waves have been tossing us about for a month, and they brought us to your island, where we met a beast who was so hairy that we could not tell its front from its back. We said to it, "Woe to you! What are you? and it said , "I am al-Jassasah." We asked, "What is al-Jassasah?" and it told us, "Go to this man in the monastery, for he is very eager to know about you." So we came to you quickly, fear in that it might be a devil.'"The man said, "Tell me about the date-palms of Baysan.' We said, 'What do you want to know about them?" He said, 'I want to know whether these trees bear fruit or not.' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Soon they will not bear fruit.' Then he said, "Tell me about the lake of al-Tabariyyah [Tiberias, in Palestine].' We said, 'What do you want to know about it?" He asked, 'Is there water in it?' We said, 'There is plenty of water in it.' He said, 'Soon it will become dry.' Then he said, 'Tell me about the spring of Zughar.' We said, 'What do you want to know about it?' He said, 'Is there water in it, and does it irrigate the land?" We said, 'Yes, there is plenty of water in it, and the people use it to irrigate the land.'"Then he said, "Tell me about the unlettered Prophet ' what has he done?' We said, 'He has left Makkah and settled in Yathrib.' He asked, 'Do the Arabs fight against him?' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'How does he deal with them?' So we told him that the Prophet had overcome the Arabs around him and that they had followed him. He asked, 'Has it really happened?' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'It is better for them if they follow him. Now I will tell you about myself. I am the Dajjal. I will soon be permitted to leave this place: I will emerge and travel about the earth. In 40 nights I will pass through every town, except Makkah and Madinah, for these have been forbidden to me. Every time I try to enter either of them, I will be met by an angel bearing an unsheathed sword, who will prevent me from entering. There will be angels guarding them at every passage leading to them.'Fatimah said, "The Prophet striking the pulpit with his staff, said: 'This is Tayyibah, this is Tayyibah, this is Tayyibah, [ie Madinah]. Have I not told you something like this?' The people said, 'Yes.' He said, 'I liked the account given to me by Tamim because it agrees with that which I have told you about the Dajjal, and about Makkah and Madinah. Indeed he is in the Syrian sea or the Yemen sea. No, on the contrary, he is in the East, he is in the East, he is in the East' and he pointed towards the East. Fatimah said: I memorized this from the Prophet." (Muslim).
Narrated Jabir son of Abdullah:The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said one day from the pulpit: When some people were sailing in the sea, their food was finished. An island appeared to them. They went out seeking bread. They were met by the Jassasah (the Dajjal's spy). I said to Abu Salamah: What is the Jassasah? He replied: A woman trailing the hair of her skin and of her head. She said: In this castle. He then narrated the rest of the (No. 4311) tradition. He asked about the palm-trees of Baysan and the spring of Zughar. He said: He is the Antichrist. Ibn Salamah said to me: There is something more in this tradition, which I could not remember. He said: Jabir testified that it was he who was Ibn Sayyad. I said: He died. He said: Let him die. I said: He accepted Islam. He said: Let him accept Islam. I said: He entered Medina. He said: Let him enter Medina. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 37, Number 4314)

Details of the Dajjal:
The wife of the Messenger of Allah, Hafsah daughter of 'Umar, said that the Messenger of Allah said, "He (the Dajjal) will appear driven by a fit of rage." He also said, "He (the Dajjal) will first appear to people, driven in a fit of rage" (Muslim)

Jabir son of Abdullah said, “The Prophet said, ‘The Dajjal will appear at the end of time, when religion is taken lightly. He will have 40 days in which to travel throughout the earth. One of these days will be like a year, another will be like a month, and another will be like a week, and the rest will be like normal days. He will be riding a (white) donkey (this could possibly an airplane) (made of iron); the width between its ears (possibly wings) will be 40 cubits (60 feet). He will say to the people: “I am your lord.” He is one eyed, but your Lord is not one eyed. On his forehead will be written the word Kaffir, and every believer, literate or illiterate, will be able to read it. He will go everywhere except Makkah and Madinah, which Allah has forbidden to him; angels stand at their gates. He will have a mountain of bread, and the people will face hardship, except for those who follow him. He will have 2 rivers, and I know what is in them. He will call one Paradise and one Hell. Whoever enters the one he calls Paradise will find that it is Hell, and whoever enters the one he calls Hell will find that it is Paradise. Allah will send with him devils that will speak to the people. He will bring a great tribulation; he will issue a command to the sky and it will seem to the people as if it is raining. Then he will appear to kill someone and bring him back to life. After that he will no longer have this power. The people will say, “Can anybody do something like this except the Lord?” The Muslims will flee to Jabal al-Dukhan in Syria, and the Dajjal will come and besiege them. The siege will intensify and they will suffer great hardship. Then ‘Eessa son of Maryam will descend, and will call the people at dawn: “O people, what prevented you from coming out to fight this evil liar?” They will answer, “He is a jinn.” Then they will go out, and find ‘Eessa son of Maryam. The time for prayer will come, and the Muslims will call on ‘Eessa to lead the prayer, but he will say, “Let your Imam lead the prayer.” Their Imam will lead them in praying (the morning prayer), and then they will go out to fight the Dajjal. When the liar sees ‘Eessa, he will dissolve like salt in water. ‘Eessa will go to him and kill him, and he will not let anyone who followed him live.’” (Ahmad.)
Note: In the above narration we are informed of a "white donkey" that's made of iron, and the width between it's ears is 40 cubits. Undoubtedly one can say this is a white airplane made of iron and the width between it's wings is 60 feet. If this were true, then we need to determine what airplane is white and has a wingspan of 60 feet. Fortunately, I have located only one plane that matches this description:

This jet is both white, and has a 60 ft. wingspan, and it is the only one I could find that matches this description. Therefore, it is very possible that this is indeed the exact type of aircraft the Dajjal will ride.

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said, "The False Messiah will appear from the east heading towards Medina until it reaches (the area) behind (the mount of) 'Uhud. Afterwards the Angels will (force him to) turn his face towards al-Sham, and there he will perish." (Ahmad and Muslim)

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said, "On every pass near Medina there are Angels (guarding it). Plagues and the Dajjal will not enter Medina." (Malik, Ahmad, Bukharai, Muslim; see mukhtasar sahih Muslim, no. 781)

Anas son of Malik said that the Messenger of Allah said, "There is not a city but will be overwhelmed by the Dajjal, except Mecca and Medina. Every pass that leads to them will be surrounded and guarded by Angels. He (Dajjal) will make camp close to the Sabkhah (salty marsh). Then, Medina will experience 3 earth tremors, after which every disbeliever and hypocrite will leave it to join him." (Bukharai and al-Nasa, Ibid. No. 2055)

Reported by Imran, son of Hussain in the reference of Nawawi, "Gardens of Righteousness", "When the Dajjal appears, a believer (possibly Khidr) will set out towards him and encounter his guards. They will ask: 'Where are you going?' The Mahdi will reply: 'I am going to the one who has appeared.' They will ask him: 'Don't you believe in our lord!' He will reply: 'Our Lord has no secrecy.' Then some will say to the other: 'Let us kill him!' But they will say: 'Hasn't your lord forbidden you to kill anyone without his order?' So they will take him to the Dajjal. When the believer sees him he will call out: 'O people, this is the Dajjal who was mentioned by the Messenger of Allah!' Upon this the Dajjal will command them to kill him, and inflate his back and stomach. Then he will ask the man: 'don’t you still believe in me?" But he will reply: 'You are the Dajjal.' Then the Dajjal will order him to be sawn in half, through his skull to the top of his legs. After this the Dajjal will step between the two parts of his body and address them saying: 'Rise up!' whereupon the man will become whole and stand up. The Dajjal will question him again: 'Do you believe in me?' But the man will answer: 'I have only learned more about you!' And he will turn to the people and say: 'Now, he will be unable to do anything to anyone!' So the Dajjal will seize him in order to kill him but Allah will make his neck from its base upwards to be as if it were made of brass and the Dajjal will be rendered incapable of killing him. Thereafter he will take hold of his arms and legs and throw him. People will think that the Dajjal has thrown him into the fire, but instead he will be thrown into Paradise. The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, added: "This man will be the one of the greatest martyr in rank before the Lord of the Worlds." (Abu Sa'id Khudri)

Narrated Umm Sharik: I heard Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: The people would run away from the Dajjal seeking shelter in the mountains. She said: Where would be the Arabs then on the day? He said: They would be small in number. (Muslim.)

It was reported that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The Dajjal will come to this pond in Marriqanaat – a valley in Madinah – and most of those who go out to him will be women, until a man will come to his mother in law, his mother, his daughter, his sister and his aunt, and will tie them up strongly for fear that they will go out to him.” (Narrated by Ahmad, no. 5099)

Abu Umamah al-Bahili said, "The Prophet (S) delivered a speech to us, most of which dealt with the Dajjal and warned us against him. He said, 'No tribulation on earth since the creation of Adam will be worse than the tribulation of the Dajjal. Allah has never sent a Prophet who did not warn his Ummah against the Dajjal. I am the last of the Prophets, and you are the last Ummah. The Dajjal is emerging among you and it is inevitable. If he appears while I am still among you, I will contend with him on behalf of every Muslim. But if he appears after I am gone, then every person must contend with him on his own behalf, and Allah will take care of every Muslim on my behalf. He will appear on the way between Syria and Iraq, and will spread disaster right and left. O servants of Allah, adhere to the path of Truth. I shall describe him for you in a way that no Prophet has ever done before.
He will start by saying that he is a Prophet, but there will be no Prophet after me. Then he will say, "I am your Lord," but you will never see your Lord until you die. The Dajjal is one-eyed, but your Lord, glorified be He, is not one-eyed. On his forehead will be written the word Kafir, which every Muslim, literate or illiterate, will be able to read. Among the tribulations he will bring will be the Paradise and Hell he will offer; but that which he calls Hell will be Paradise, and that which he calls Paradise will be Hell. Whoever enters his Hell, let him seek refuge with Allah and recite the opening Ayat of Surat al-Kahf, and it will become cool and peaceful for him, as the fire became cool and peaceful for Abraham.
"He will say to a Bedouin, What do you think if I bring your father and mother back to life for you? Will you bear witness that I am your lord? The Bedouin will say Yes, so two devils will assume the appearance of his father and mother, and will say, "O my son, follow him for he is your lord."
"He will be given power over one person, whom he will kill and cut in two with a saw. Then he will say, Look at this slave of mine, now I will resurrect him, but he will still claim that he has a Lord other than me. Allah will resurrect him, and this evil man (the Dajjal) will say to him, Who is your Lord? The man will answer, My Lord is Allah, and you are the enemy of Allah. You are the Dajjal. By Allah, I have never been more sure of this than I am today."
Abu Sa'id said, "The Prophet (S) said, 'That man will have the highest status among my Ummah in Paradise. ' " Abu Sa'id said, ','By Allah, we never thought that that man would be any other than 'Umar ibn al-Khattdb, until he passed away.
Al-Muhdribi said: 'Then we referred to the Hadith of Abu Rafi'i, which said, "Part of his Fitnah 'will be the fact that he will pass through an area whose people will deny him, and none of their livestock will remain alive. Then he will pass through a second area whose people will believe in him; he will order the sky to rain and the earth to bring forth crops, and their flocks will return from grazing fatter than they have ever been, with their flanks stretched, their udders full. He will pass through every place on earth - except Makkah and Madinah, which he will never enter, for there are angels guarding every gate of them with unsheathed swords until he reaches al-Zarib al-Ahmar and camps at the edge of the salt-marsh. Madinah will be shaken by three tremors, after which every Munafiq (hypocrite) will leave it, and it will be cleansed of evil, as iron is cleansed of dross. That day will be called Yawm al-Khalas (The Day of Purification)."'
Umm Sharik bint Abi'l-'Akr said , "O Messenger of Allah, where will the Arabs be at that time?" He said, "At that time they will be few; most of them will be in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), and their Imam will be a righteous man. Whilst their Imam is going forward to lead the people in praying Salat al-Subh (the morning prayer), 'Eessa son of Maryam will descend. The Imam will step back, to let 'Eessa lead the people in prayer, but 'Eessa will place his hand between the man's shoulders and say, 'Go forward and lead the prayer, for the Iqamah was made for you.' So the Imam will lead the people in prayer, and afterwards 'Eessa (AS) will say, 'Open the gate.' The gate will be opened, and behind it will be the Dajjal and a thousand Jews, each of them bearing a sword and shield. When the Dajjal sees 'Eessa, he will begin to dissolve like salt in water, and will run away. 'Eessa will say, 'You will remain alive until I strike you with my sword.' He will catch up with him at the eastern gate of Ludd and will kill him. The Jews will be deflated with the help of Allah. There will be no place for them to hide; they will not be able to hide behind any stone, wall, animal or tree - except the boxthorn (al-Gharqarah) - without it saying, 'O Muslim servant of Allah! here is a Jew, come and kill him!"' The Prophet (S) said, "The time of the Dajjal will be forty years; one year like half a year, one year like a month, and one month like a week. The rest of his days will pass so quickly that if one of you were at one of the gates of Madinah, he would not reach the other gate before evening fell."
Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, how will we pray in those shorter days?" He said, "Work out the times of prayer in the same way that you do in these longer days, and then pray. " The Prophet (S) said, "'Eessa son of Maryam will be a just administrator and leader of my Ummah. He will break the cross kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizyah (tax on non-Muslims). He will not collect the Sadaqah, so he will not collect sheep and camels. Mutual enmity and hatred will disappear.
Every harmful animal will be made harmless, so that a small boy will be able to put his hand into a snake's mouth without being harmed, a small girl will be able to make a lion run away from her, and a wolf will go among sheep as if he were a sheepdog. The earth will be filled with peace as a container is filled with water. People will be in complete agreement, and only Allah will be worshipped. Wars will cease, and the authority of Quraysh will be taken away. The earth will be like a silver basin, and will produce fruit so abundantly that a group of people will gather to eat a bunch of grapes or one pomegranate and will be satisfied. A bull will be worth so much money, but a horse will be worth only a few dirhams."
Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, why will a horse be so cheap?" He said, "Because it will never be ridden in war." He was asked, "Why will the bull be so expensive?" He said, "Because it will plough the earth. For three years before the Dajjal emerges, the people will suffer severe hunger. In the first year, Allah will order the sky to withhold a third of its rain, and the earth to withhold two-thirds of its fruits. In the third year, He will order the sky to withhold all of its rain, and the earth to withhold all of its fruits, so that nothing green will grow. Every cloven-hoofed creature will die except for whatever Allah wills." Someone asked, "How will the people live at that time?" He said, "By saying La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah and Al-Hamdu-li'llah. This will be like food for them." (Ibn Majah, Kitib al-Fitan, (Hadith 4077), 2: 1363.)

Conquest of India:
Thawban - may Allah be pleased with him - that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "Two groups of my Ummah Allah has protected from the hellfire: a group that will conquer India and a group that will be with 'Eessa son of Maryam - 'alaihimas- salat was-salaam." (Ahmad, an-Nisa'i, and at-Tabarani.)

Na'im son of Hammad in al-Fitan reports that Abu Hurayrah - may Allah be pleased with him - said that the Messenger of Allah (sallaallllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) mentioned India and said, "A group of you will conquer India, Allah will open for them [India] until they come with its kings chained - Allah having forgiven their sins - when they return back [from India], they will find son of Maryam in Syria."

While Abu Hurayrah said, "The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) promised us the conquest of India. If I was to come across that I will spend my soul and wealth. If I am killed then I am among the best of martyrs. And if I return then I am Abu Hurayrah the freed." (Ahmad, an-Nisa'i, and al-Hakim.)

The Messiah 'Eessa ("Jesus") son of Maryam (Mary)

And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; And on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them; (4:159)
"Since the world came into existence, at the beginning of every century an important event occurred. At the beginning of one century, the Dajjal will emerge and Eessa, the son of Maryam will descend and kill him." (Ibn Abi Hatem)

"I swear by Him in whose hand is my soul: the son of Maryam shall descend among you as a just ruler. Then he will break the Cross, and kill the swine and put an end to war (in another Tradition, there is the word Jizyah (tax) instead of war, meaning that he will abolish of jizyah); then there will be such abundance of wealth that nobody will like to accept it, and (conditions will be such that) performing of one sajdah (prostration) before Allah will be considered better than the world and what it contains." (Bukhari and Muslim).

Prayer behind the Mahdi:
"What will be your reaction when the son of Mary (Jesus) descends and your Imam is from among yourselves?" (Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari)
"What would be your situation if the Son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends upon you and your Imam is from among you?" (Bukhari)
"... then ‘Eessa son of Maryam will descend. The leader of the Muslims will say to him, 'Come, lead us in the Prayer', but he will say, 'No: you yourselves are leaders over one another." This he will say in view of the honor that Allah has bestowed on this Community." (Muslim and Ahmad).

Narrated by Hudhayfah, The Prophet said: "The Mahdi is a man from my children his color is that of the Arab, and his body is like that of Israel. On his right cheek there is a mole that glitters like a star." The Mahdi will glance to the side as Jesus, the son of Mary descends with water dripping from his hair. So Al Mahdi will say to him: 'Come forward and lead the people in prayer.' But he will answer: 'The Call to Prayer has been made for you to lead.' So he will pray behind a man from my children." (Abu Nuaym, At-Tabarani, and Abu Amru Ad Dani.)

End of the Dajjal
The Holy Prophet (after making mention of the appearance of the Dajjal) said: "In the meantime, When the Muslims will be making preparations to fight him, will be lining up (for the Prayer) and the lqamah will have been pronounced, ‘Eessa son of Maryam shall descend and lead them in the Prayer (actually the Mahdi leads them in prayer); and the enemy of Allah (i.e. the Dajjal) on seeing him shall start dissolving like salt in water. If ‘Eessa were to leave him alone, he would melt to death anyway, but Allah will have him killed at his hand, and he will show his blood on his spear to the Muslims." (Muslim).

Exactly at the time when the Imam of the Muslims will have stepped forward to lead them in the Morning Prayer, ‘Eessa son of Maryam shall descend upon them. The Imam will step back so that ‘Eessa may step forward (to lead the Prayer), but ‘Eessa, placing his hand between his two shoulders, will say, "No, you should lead, for the congregation has assembled to follow you. So, the Imam will lead the Prayer. After the salutation, ‘Eessa will say, "Open the gate;" so the gate will be opened. Outside there will be the Dajjal along with 70,000 of the armed Jews. As soon as he will look at ‘Eessa (upon whom be peace) he will start melting like the salt in water, and will flee. ‘Eessa will say, "I shall strike you a blow which will not let you live." And he will overtake him at the eastern gate of Lod, and Allah will cause the Jews to be defeated.... And the earth will be so filled with the Muslims as a vessel is filled with water. The entire world shall recite and follow one and the same Kalimah (word) and none shall be worshipped except Allah." (Ibn Majah).

"There is no prophet between me and him (i.e. the Messiah ‘Eessa son of Maryam), and he shall descend. So, recognize him when you see him. He is a man of medium height, of ruddy and fair complexion; he will be dressed in two yellow garments; the hair of his head will appear as though water was going to trickle down from it, whereas it will not be wet. He will fight people in the cause of Islam, will break the Cross and kill the swine and will abolish jizyah; and Allah will put an end to all communities in his time except Islam; and he will slay the Dajjal; and he will stay in the world for 40 years; then will die and the Muslims will offer the funeral Prayer for him." (Abu Da'ud and Ahmad).
Note: Keep a note that he will bring an "end to all communities in his time except Islam".

From Ibn Sa'd page 244:"... and there has been no prophet but he has lived half the life of the prophet preceding him. 'Eessa the son of Maryam lived for one hundred and twenty five years, and this is the sixty second year of my life." He (prophet) died half the year after this.
Note: In the above hadeeth (although I'm not sure of it's authenticity) it points out that the lifespan of 'Eessa is 125 years. This may mean that he lived 125 years before his ascension or that his lifespan is 125 years total, including the last 40 years of his life, which he spends in the "end of time". In the case of the latter, 125 - 40 = 85, thus meaning he would have been at the age of 85 when he ascended and when he descends.

The Holy Prophet (while relating the story of the Dajjal) said: "At that time suddenly ‘Eessa son of Maryam (on whom be peace) shall appear among the Muslims. Then the people will stand up for the Prayer, and he will be asked, 'Step forward, O Spirit of Allah (and lead us in the Prayer); but he will say, 'No: your own leader should step forward and lead the Prayer.' Then, after offering the Morning Prayer, the Muslims shall go forth to fight the Dajjal.' He said, 'When the liar will see ‘Eessa, he will start dissolving like the salt in water. Then ‘Eessa will advance towards him and will slay him; and it will so happen that the trees and the stones will cry out: 'O Spirit of Allah, here is a Jew (and/or disbeliever) hiding behind me.' None will be left from among the followers of the Dajjal, whom he (i.e. ‘Eessa) will not kill." (Ahmad).
What we can now conclude about 'Eessa's return to Earth is that:
He would descend during the morning just before Fajr Prayer (the Morning Prayer)
He would bring an end to all communities except Islam, (thus beginning a new age).
What I'm about to say is pure conjecture, but, couldn't it be possible that 'Eessa's return to Earth is synonymous with the New Age that, according to the Mayans would begin around this same time frame?? Although we can't be 100% certain about exact dates with regard to future events, we can be more certain about these events in relation to each other. So here was what we know so far:
The Mahdi emerges in the month of Zul-Qa'dah or Zul-Hijjah. His rule is therefore established the following year, which is the same year of the initiation of the "Great War". Then 6 years later is the Muslim conquest of Rome. In the 7th year, the Dajjal appears, and remains for 40 days (1 year, 2 months, and 14 days), and on the 40th day, 'Eessa descends and kills him. This would by normal standards be on the 9th year of the Mahdi's term, but still the 7th if counting the 40 days as 40 days instead of 428 days.

"In the mean time when the Dajjal will be busy doing this and this, Allah will send down the Messiah son of Maryam, and he will descend in the eastern part of Damascus, near the white minaret (tower), dressed in the two yellow garments, with his hands resting on the arms of two angels. When he will bend down his head, water drops will appear trickling down, and when he will raise it, it will appear as though pearl--like drops are rolling down. Any disbeliever whom the air of his breath reaches--and it will reach up to the last limit of his sight will fall dead. Then the son of Maryam will go in pursuit of the Dajjal, and will overtake him at the gate of Lod, and will kill him." (Muslim, Abu Da'ud: Kitab, Tirmidhi, son of Majah).
The white minaret in the eastern part of Damascus where 'Eessa will descend:
"The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah (nation), and will live for forty (I do not know whether he said 40 days, or 40 months or 40 years). Then Allah will send ‘Eessa son of Maryam. He will closely resemble 'Urwah son of Mas'ud (a Companion). He will pursue him and kill him. Then for seven years the people will live in such a state that no ill-will and enmity will exist between any two of them." (Muslim).

Then in the morning ‘Eessa son of Maryam will join the Muslims, and Allah will cause the Dajjal and his hosts to be routed, until the walls and the roots of the trees will call 'out: "O believer, here is a disbeliever hidden behind me: come and kill him." (Ahmad, Hakem).

Then ‘Eessa (on whom be peace) will descend, and Allah will cause the Dajjal to be killed near the mountain pass of Afiq. (Ahmad).

How will you be when the Son of Maryam (i.e. ‘Eessa) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the law of the Quran and not by the law of Gospel. (Bukhari)

Pronunciation of Talbiyah:
"‘Eessa son of Maryam shall descend; then he will kill the swine and destroy the Cross; and a congregation will be held for him for the Prayer; and he will distribute so much wealth that people will be satiated with it; and he will abolish the tribute; and he will encamp at Rauha', and from there will go to perform Hajj or 'Umrah, or both." (Muslim).

By Him in Whose Hand is my life; son of Maryam (‘Eessa) would certainly pronounce Talbiyah for Hajj or for Umrah or for both (simultaneously as a Qarin) in the valley of Rawha. (Muslim)

Marriage, Children, and Death:
Allah’s Apostle said: After his descent on earth, Hadhrat ‘Eessa will marry. He will have children, and he will remain on earth 19 years after marriage. He will pass away and Muslims will perform his (funeral prayers) and bury him next to the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad; referring to himself). (Tirmidhi)

Allah Allah’s Prophet said: Hadhrat Messiah will die after completing the duration he was destined to pass in the world and that Muslims would offer his funeral prayers and bury him next to the grave of the holy Prophet, Hadhrat Abu Bakr and Hadhrat Umar. (Mishkat, P. 480)

Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog)

"Until the Yajuj and Majuj (people) Are let through (their barrier), And they swiftly swarm From every hill. Then will the True Promise Draw nigh (of fulfillment): Then behold! the eyes Of the Unbelievers will Fixedly stare in horror: 'Ah! Woe to us! we were indeed Heedless of this; nay; we Truly did wrong!' (21:96-97)
Narrated An-Nawwas son of Sam'an: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) mentioned of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He sometimes described him as insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant (and we felt) as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) on our faces, he said: What is the matter with you? We said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) you mentioned the Dajjal this morning (sometimes describing him) as insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began to think he was present in some (nearly) part of the cluster of the date-palm trees. So he said: I harbor fear in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes forth while I am among you, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not among you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah will take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil). He (the Dajjal) will be a young man with twisted, cropped hair, and a blind eye. I compare him with AbdulUzza son of Qatan. He who among you will survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Surah al-Kahf (xviii). He will appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and will spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! Adhere (to the path of Truth).
We said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him), how long will he stay on Earth? He said: For forty days, one day like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week, and the rest of the days will be like your days. We said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) will one day's prayer suffice for the prayers of the day equal to one year? Thereupon he said: No, but you must make an estimate of the time (and then observe prayer).
We said: Allah's apostle (peace_be_upon_him) how quickly will he walk upon the earth? Thereupon he said: Like cloud driven by the wind. He will come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion); they will affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He will then give a command to the sky: there will be rainfall upon the Earth and it will grow crops. Then in the evening, their pasturing animals will come to them with their humps very high, their udders full of milk and their flanks distended. He will then come to another people and invite them. But they will reject him so he will go away from them; they will have a drought and nothing will be left with them in the form of wealth.
He will then walk through the desert and say to it: Bring forth your treasures. The treasures will come out and gather before him like a swarm of bees. He will then call someone in the flush of youth, strike him with the sword, cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at the distance, which is generally between the archer and his target.
He will then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness). It will, at this very time that Allah will send Christ, son of Maryam. He will descend at the white minaret on the eastern side of Damascus, wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he lowers his head, there will fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he raises it up, beads like pearls will scatter from it. Every non-believer who smells the odor of his body will die and his breath will reach as far as he is able to see. He will then search for him (Dajjal) until he catches hold of him at the gate of Ludd and kills him. Then a people whom Allah had protected will come to ‘Eessa, son of Maryam, and he will wipe their faces and inform them of their ranks in Paradise. It will be under such conditions that Allah will reveal to ‘Eessa these words: I have brought forth from among My servants such people against whom none will be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur, and then Allah will send Gog and Magog and they will swarm down from every slope. The first of them will pass the lake of Tiberias and drink out of it. And when the last of them passes, he will say: There was once water there.
‘Eessa and his companions will then be besieged here (at Tur, and they will be so hard pressed) that the head of the ox will be dearer to them than one hundred dinars. Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him), ‘Eessa, and his companions will supplicate Allah, Who will send to them insects (which will attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish as one single person. Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him), ‘Eessa, and his companions, then come down to Earth and they will not find on Earth as much space as a single span that is not filled with putrefaction and stench. Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him), ‘Eessa, and his companions will then beseech Allah who will send birds whose necks would be like those of Bactrian camels and they will carry them away and throw them where Allah wills.
Then Allah will send rain, which no house of mud-bricks or (tent of) camelhair will keep out and it will wash the Earth until it resembles a mirror. Then the Earth will be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there will grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of people will be able to eat it and seek shelter under its skin, a dairy cow will give so much milk that a whole party will be able to drink it. The milking camel will give such (a large quantity of) milk that the whole tribe will be able to drink from it, and the milking-sheep will give so much milk that the whole family will be able to drink from it. At that time Allah will send a pleasant wind, which will soothe (people) even under their armpits. He will take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked will survive who will commit adultery like Asses and the Last Hour would come to them. (Muslim Book No: 40 No: 7015)

The Messenger of Allah said, "For seven years Muslims will build fires with Gog and Magog's bows and arrows." (Muslim and al-Tirmidhi; silsilah al-ahathith al-sahihah, no. 1924 and al-jami al-saghir, no. 3673)

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (upon whom be blessings and peace) said, "The hour will not come until there has been rain which will destroy all dwellings except tents". (Ahmad, 2/262.)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, "The people will continue performing the Hajj and 'Umra to the Ka’bah even after the appearance of Gog and Magog." (Bukhari Volume No: 2 Book No: 26 No: 663)

Note: Gog and Magog are generally believed to be the wild tribes of Central and Northeastern Asia including the Tartars, Mongols, Huns, and Scythians. This is False! This belief contradicts with many Sayings of the Prophet. Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj) are hidden people from us. For a detailed account and history of Gog and Magog, go here.

The Qahtaani
O you who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, Allah will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the disbelievers, who strive in the Way of Allah and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the grace of Allah which He gives to whoever He wills. And Allah is Boundless, All-Knowing. (Qur’an 5:54)

The Prophet said, “The Hour will not come until a man from Qahtaan appears and rules the people.” (Muslim.)
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till a man from Qahtaan appears, driving the people with his stick." (Bukhari)

Reported by Mamar in the reference of Nuaym son of Hammad: "The Qahtaani is not lesser than the Mahdi."

Reported by Jabir, son of Majid As Sadafi: The Prophet, upon whom be blessings and peace, said: "After me there will be caliphs, and after the caliphs, princes and after princes, kings, and after kings, tyrants. Then, a man from the Family of my House will come and fill the earth with justice just as it had been filled with transgression. Then, the Prince after him is the Qahtaani and by He who sent me with the Truth he is not lesser than him." (At-Tabarani (in his large dictionary), Ibn Mandah, Abu Nuaym and Ibn Asakir.)
Note: The above narration clearly establishes that the Qahtaani appears and rules after the Mahdi, and thus, after the son of Maryam. This should remove any doubts about when the Qahtaani would appear and rule in relation to the other events.

Imam Ahmad reports from the hadeeth of Dhi Mikhbar, the son of the brother of an-Najaashi, from the Prophet (SAW) that he said, "This matter used to be amongst the red-skinned people but Allah removed it from them and placed it amongst the Quraysh but it shall return to them."

Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, ‘Day and night will not come to an end until a freedman called Jahjah holds sway.’” (Ahmad.)

Destruction of the Kabah

Abdullah son of ‘Amr said, “I heard the Prophet say, ‘Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia will destroy the Ka’bah and steal its treasure and Kiswah (cloth covering). It is as if I could see him now: he is bald-headed and has a distortion in his wrists. He will strike the Ka’bah with his spade and pick-axe’.” (Ahmad, Musnad, 2/220)

Son of ‘Abbas narrated that the Prophet said, “It is as if I can see him now: he is black and his legs are widely spaced. He will destroy the Ka’bah stone by stone.” (Ahmad, Musnad, 1/227)

It is reported from Abdullah son of ‘Umar that the Prophet said, “Leave the Abyssinians alone so long as they do not disturb you, for no one will recover the treasure of the Ka’bah except Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia.” (Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Malahim, (Hadeeth 4287), 11/423)
‘Umar son of al-Khattab reported that he heard the Prophet say: “The people of Makkah will leave, and only a few people will pass through it. Then it will be resettled and rebuilt; then the people will leave it again, and no one will ever return.”
Narrated Shu'ba extra: The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till the Hajj (to the Ka'bah) is abandoned. (Bukhari.)

Hudhayfah son of al-Yamdn said, "The Prophet (S) 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, and no Ayah will be left on earth (in the hearts of the people). Some groups of old people will be left who will say, We heard our fathers saying La ilaha illa Allah, so we repeat 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.)

Sun rising in the West

Are they waiting to see if the Angels come to them, or thy Lord (Himself), or certain of the Signs of thy Lord! The day that certain of the Signs of the Lord come, no good will it do to a soul to believe then, if it believed not before nor earned righteousness through its Faith. Say: “Wait ye: we too are waiting” (Qur’an 6:158)

Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, ‘The Hour will not come until the sun rises from the West. When the people see it, whoever is living on earth will believe, but that will be the time when, ‘No good will it do to a soul to believe in them then, if it believed not before.’” (Bukhari, Kitab al-Tasfir, 6/73)

It is also reported that Abu Hurayrah said, “The hour will not be established till the sun rises from the West; and when it rises (from the West) and the people see it, they all will believe. And that is (the time) when ‘No good will it do to a soul to believe in them then.’” (Bukhari, ibid)

Note: Before the rising of the sun in the west, there is the “Night of three nights”, which the narration has not been located yet.

"The hijra wiill not stop until the end of tauba (repentance).. and tauba (repentance) will not stop until the sun rises in the west."
("Al-Musnad", Vol.4/99, Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Jihad, Vol.3/7, Hadith 2479, and ad-Darami, Kitab as-Siyyar, Vol.2/239. Albani classifies it as Sahih. See: "Sahih al-Ja'mi' as-Sagheer", Vol.6/186, Hadith 7346.)

Abdullah son of ‘Amr said, “I memorized a saying from the Prophet, which I have not forgotten since. I heard the Prophet say, ‘The first of the signs (of the Hour) to appear will be the rising of the sun from the West and the appearance of the Beast before the people in the forenoon. Which ever of these two events happens first, the other will follow immediately.’” (Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan, 8/202)
Note: This is to say, these will be the first of the extraordinary signs to appear.
Note: It is also possible, that the Sun rising from the west is the first of the major signs to appear, which would mean it would appear before the Dajjal.

The Beast

And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), We shall produce from the earth a Beast to (face) them: it will speak to them because mankind had no faith in our Signs. (27:82)
Note: The Beast is also a Biblical prophecy figure, and is also given the title "Antichrist" in a some passages, however, the characteristics between the two seem to be very different, as the Biblical Beast, the "Antichrist", is very much like the Dajjal mentioned in the prophetic hadeeths. The similarity between the two is that they both lay claim to divinity at some point. At the same time, the other Biblical figure, the "False Prophet" is also very much like the Dajjal, as they both travel through the Earth, performing miracles to mislead the people.
If the Beast mentioned in the Qur'an and prophetic hadeeths is the same Beast mentioned in the Bible, then this would place it's advent, as well as the Sun's rise from the west (which is directly connected to it) BEFORE the other major events, such as the appearance of the Dajjal, and the descent of the Messiah and NOT after.

Baridah said: “The Prophet took me to a place in the desert, near Makkah. It was a dry piece of land surrounded by sand. The prophet said, ‘The Beast will emerge from this place.’ It was a very small area.” (Ibn Majah, Kitab al-Fitan, (Hadeeth 4267), 2/1352)
Note: In an unknown saying, it says the Beast would emerge 7 days after the Sun initially started rising in the West and setting in the East.

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said, “The Beast of the Earth will emerge and will have with it the rod of Moses and the ring of Solomon.”
It was also reported that he said, “(The Beast) will destroy the noses of the unbelievers with the ring, so that people seated around one table will begin to address one another with the words “O Believer!” or “O Unbeliever!”
(Similar Hadeeth narrated by Ibn Majah in Kitab al-Fitan, (Hadeeth 4061), 2 - 1351, 1352 and Ahmad, Musnad, 2 - 295)

Note: It should be noticed, with the very brief description of the Beast in the Prophetic narrations above, that the actual fate of the Beast is not mentioned and there seems to be a similarity between the beast in the Bible and in the Qur'an - that they both seem to mark people on their foreheads. The Dajjal, according to some narrations, also has this mark on his forehead, which says "Kaffir" (Disbeliever).

Breeze from the South (The "Rapture")

It was reported from Abdullah son of ‘Amr that the Prophet said, “The Hour will not come until Allah takes away the best people on earth; only the worst of people will be left; they will not know any good or forbid any evil.” (Ahmad)

Narrated Uqbah son of Amir: It has been narrated on the authority of AbdurRahman son of Shamasah al-Mahri who said: I was in the company of Maslamah son of Mukhallad, and Abdullah son of Amr son of 'As was with him. Abdullah said: The Hour shall come only when the worst type of people are left on the earth. They will be worse than the people of pre-Islamic days. They will receive whatever they ask of Allah.
While we were still sitting, Uqbah son of Amir came and Maslamah said to him: Uqbah, listen to what Abdullah says. Uqbah said: He knows better so far as I am concerned. I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: A group of people from my Ummah will continue to fight in obedience to the Command of Allah, remaining dominant over their enemies. Those who oppose them shall not do them any harm. They will remain in this condition until the Hour overtakes them.
(At this) Abdullah said: Yes. Then Allah will raise a wind, which will be fragrant like musk and whose touch will be like the touch of silk; (but) it will cause the death of all (faithful) persons, not leaving behind a single person with an iota of faith in his heart. Then only the worst of men will remain to be overwhelmed by the Hour. (Muslim.)

Abdullah son of 'Amr said, “The Prophet (S) said, 'The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah, and will remain for forty - "I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years." - Then Allah will send ‘Eessa son of Maryam, who will resemble 'Urwah son of Masud. He will chase the Dajjal and kill him. Then the people will live for seven years during which there will be no enmity between any two persons. Then Allah will send a cold wind from the direction of Syria, which will take the soul of everyone who has the slightest speck of good or faith in his heart. Even if one of you were to enter the heart of a mountain, the wind would reach him there and take his soul. Only the most wicked people will be left; they will be as careless as birds, with the characteristics of beasts, and will have no concern for right and wrong. Satan will come to them in the form of man and will say, "Don't you respond?" They Will say, "What do you order us to do?" He will order them to worship idols, and in spite of that they will have sustenance in abundance, and lead comfortable lives…’” (Muslim.)
Note: In Christian Prophecy, there is something similar to this, that is referred to as the "Rapture", which is almost identical to what the "cold wind from Syria" does, except that Christians believe the rapture to occur upon the believers to save them from the tribulation of the antichrist before the return of "Jesus", while Muslim s believe the rapture to occur upon the believers to save them from the destruction of the world on the Day of Judgment after the return of "Jesus".

Narrated by Aisha: I heard Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: The (system) of night and day would not end until the people have taken to the worship of Lat and Uzza.
I said: Allah's Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) I think when Allah has revealed this verse: "He it is Who has sent His Messenger with right guidance, and true religion, so that He may cause it to prevail upon all religions, though the polytheists are averse (to it)" (Qur’an 9:33), it implies that (this promise) is going to be fulfilled.
Thereupon he said: It would happen as Allah would like. Then Allah would send the sweet fragrant air by which everyone who has even a mustard grain of faith in Him would die and those only would survive who would have no goodness in them. And they would revert to the religion of their forefathers. (Muslim. )

Hafiz Ibn-i-Hajar has alluded to a tradition from the Prophet, saying: "The Doomsday shall not come until things come to such a pass that a woman shall pass through a crowd of men and one of the men will rise and lift her undergarment (as a tail of a she-lamb is lifted) and engage in copulation with her. Seeing such a happening one of the men will say: "It would have been better if you had engaged in intercourse with her in privacy behind a wall." "Then", said the Prophet, "such a man will be as virtuous among those people as Abu Bakr and 'Umar are the most righteous among you." (Tabrani in Fath-ul-Bari)

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established till the buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daus move while going round Dhi-al-Khalasa." (Bukhari)

Note: Dhi-al-Khalasa was the idol of the Daus tribe, which they used to worship in the Pre Islamic Period of ignorance.

Friday Is The Day Of Qiyamah!

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he was expelled (from Paradise), on it his contrition was accepted, on it he died, and on it the Last Hour will take place. On Friday every beast is on the lookout from dawn to sunrise in fear of the Last Hour, but not jinn and men, and it contains a time at which no Muslim prays and asks anything from Allah but He will give it to him. Ka'b said: That is one day every year. So I said: It is on every Friday. Ka'b read the Torah and said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) has spoken the truth. Abu Hurayrah said: I met Abdullah son of Salam and told him of my meeting with Ka'b. Abdullah son of Salam said: I know what time it is. Abu Hurayrah said: I asked him to tell me about it. Abdullah son of Salam said: It is at the very end of Friday. I asked: How can it be when the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) has said: "No Muslim finds it while he is praying...." and this is the moment when no prayer is offered. Abdullah son of Salam said: Has the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) not said: "If anyone is seated waiting for the prayer, he is engaged in the prayer until he observes it." I said: Yes, it is so. (Abu Dawud.)
Note: The saying is unknown, although it has been heard of that, ‘Qiyaamah would come 40 after ‘Eessa.’ The ‘40’ referred to in this unknown saying is most likely 40 years. So, if this narration, if found and confirmed to be true, would mean that the Day of Judgment would come 40 years after the death of ‘Eessa. It could also be that the "breeze" that takes the souls of the believers comes 40 years after the death of 'Eessa.
Allah knows best!


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  2. akh Says:

    It is stated here that the first narration is baseless and cannot be attributed to rasul Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم

    Muhammad Qasim, be careful about speaking about Allaah without knowledge.

    And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allah or says, "It has been inspired to me," while nothing has been inspired to him, and one who says, "I will reveal [something] like what Allah revealed." And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], "Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allah other than the truth and [that] you were, toward His verses, being arrogant."

    Interpretation of the meaning of 6:93

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