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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful, and peace and prayers be upon his final Prophet and messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, and mercy be upon all of his family and companions. And then…..

One of the miracles of the Prophet Mohammad, and proofs for his actuality of his prophecy is what he has told us about the matters of the unseen. Futuristic events which nobody else could predict its occurrence, while Prophet predicted took place and this is also a miracle of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him

For example his report-peace be upon him- about the signs of the hour, the signs of the Resurrection. These signs will happen before that day and warn of the hour approaching. The occurrence of most of the hour signs is a catalyze for Muslims to prepare for the Day of Judgment. This motivates the Muslim to abandon the heedlessness and not to incline to dunya. The feeling of the approach of The Judgment Day makes Muslim do lots of good works and pledge obedience to Allah.

In these few pages we'll talk about some of The Minor Signs of the Last Day, which the Prophet told his nation of:

1- The appearance of fitan (tribulations)

For the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:" Before the Last Hour there will be commotions like pieces of a dark night in which a man will be a believer in the morning and an infidel in the evening, or a believer in the evening and infidel in the morning." [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

«إن بين يدي الساعة فتنًا كقطع الليل المظلم، يصبح الرجل فيها مؤمنًا ويمسي كافرًا، ويمسي مؤمنًا ويصبح كافرًا...»

صحيح الألباني


2- Lost of honesty

The Prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- said: “Allah’s Apostle said, “When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour.” It was asked, “How will honesty be lost, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour.”” [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹إذا ضيعت الأمانة فانتظر الساعة. قال : كيف إضاعتها يا رسول الله ؟ قال : إذا أسند الأمر إلى غير أهله فانتظر الساعة››

رواه البخاري


3- The taking away of knowledge and the prevalence of ignorance

It's said in hadith: "Among the signs of the Hour will be the disappearance of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance". [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹من أشراط الساعة أن يرفع العلم، ويثبت الجهل››

رواه البخاري


4- Frequent occurrences of sudden and unexpected death;

For the Prophet’s hadith: Episodes of sudden death will become widespread. 

‹‹وأن يظهر موت الفجأة [في حديث أشراط الساعة] ››

حسنه الألباني


5- Spread of killing

The Prophet Peace and blessings upon him said, “The establishment of the Hour is conditioned to the occurrence of much commotion. They asked: O messenger of Allah, what is commotion? He said: spread of killing” [Muslim]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يكثر الهرج " قالوا : وما الهرج ؟ يا رسول الله ! قال " القتل . القتل ››

رواه مسلم


6- Acceleration of time:

The Prophet Muhammad said "the hour will not take place until the time is accelerated ". [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يتقارب الزمان››

صحيح الألباني


It was said that the time acceleration means "there won't be blessing (barakah) in time. And it was said that it means: When the length of days is stretched, the journey of a few days is covered in a matter of hours, because of the spread of the modern means of transport, the air, ground, and marine transportation, or it means a real shortness and quickness of the time.

7- Abundance of police squads and oppressive officials

The Prophet said" People having whips similar to ox-tails with which they will beat people, they come and go in discontent of Allah" [Az-Zahaby]

‹‹يكون في هذه الأمة في آخر الزمان رجال معهم سياط كأنها أذناب البقر يغدون في سخط الله ويروحون في غضبه››

قال الذهبي: سنده وسط


8- Rejection of sunnah

He peace be upon him said: “Yet the time is coming where a man reclining on his couch will say, "Keep to this Qur’an: what you find in it to be permissible treat as permissible; and what you find prohibited treat as prohibited." But what Allah's Messenger has prohibited is like what Allah has prohibited." [Authenticated by Al-Albany]

‹‹يوشك أن يقعد الرجل متكئا على أريكته ، يحدث بحديث من حديثي ، فيقول: بيننا وبينكم كتاب الله ، فما وجدنا فيه من حلال استحللناه ، وما وجدنا فيه من حرام حرمناه ، ألا وإن ما حرم رسول الله مثل ما حرم الله››

صححه الألباني


9- The spread of riba (usury, interest), the spread of zina (adultery, fornication), drinking of alcohol

He peace be upon him said: "Shortly before the hour, masturbation, adultery, silk, alcohol and musical instruments will appear (widespread and condoned)" [Al-Albani]

‹‹بين يدي الساعة يظهر الربا والزنا والخمر››

الألباني


10- The widespread and condoning music

Rasulullah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) say: "Most certainly, there will be in my Ummah people who will make lawful fornication, silk, liquor and musical instruments." [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹ليكونن من أمتي أقوام ، يستحلون الحر والحرير ، والخمر والمعازف››

رواه البخاري


11- The decoration of mosques as a matter of pride and competition

“The hour will not come until the people show off about the masjid" said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يتباهى الناس في المساجد››

صححه الألباني


12- Large numbers of women, lack of men

Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said : ”It is from the signs of the Last Hour that knowledge would be taken away, ignorance would prevail upon (the world), Alcohol will be drank, adultery would become common, the number of men will fall short and the women would survive that there would be one man to look after fifty women.” [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹ من أشراط الساعة - أن يرفع العلم ، ويظهر الجهل ، ويشرب الخمر ، ويظهر الزنا ، ويقل الرجال ، ويكثر النساء حتى يكون للخمسين امرأة القيم الواحد››

رواه البخاري


13- Abundance of earthquakes

Prophet Muhammad said "The hour will not come till ...the earthquakes spread" [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى ...وتكثر الزلازل››

رواه البخاري


14- Frequent occurrences of disgrace, distortion, and defamation;

Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "In this nation there will be Khasfو Maskh and Qathf (types of disasters), A'esha asked: O Prophet of Allah, will perdition fall upon them when there are pious among them? The Prophet said: yes, when the virulence appears". [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹يكون في آخر هذه الأمة خسف ومسخ وقذف ، قالت : قلت : يا رسول الله أنهلك وفينا الصالحون ؟ قال : نعم إذا ظهر الخبث››

صحيح الألباني


15- When people wish to die because of the severe trials and tribulations (that they are suffering.

The Prophet Muhammad said" I swear Allah that the Resurrection Day won't come till a man passes by other man's grave saying" I wish I was in his grave." [Narrated Muslim & Al-Bukhari, Reported Abou Hurairah]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يمر الرجل بقبر الرجل فيقول : يا ليتني مكانه››

متفق عليه


16- Jews fighting

The Prophet said: "It tells a story about Abou Hurairah, one of the Prophet's companions who quoted the Prophet as saying: "The hour [the Day of Judgment] will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. A Jew will [then] hide behind a rock or a tree, and the rock or tree will call upon the Muslim: 'O Muslim, O slave of Allah! There is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!' except for the Gharqad tree, for it is one of the trees of the Jews." [Muslim]

‹‹ لا تقوم الساعة حتى يقاتل المسلمون اليهود. فيقتلهم المسلمون . حتى يختبئ اليهود من وراء الحجر والشجر . فيقول الحجر أو الشجر : يا مسلم ! يا عبدالله ! هذا يهودي خلفي . فتعال فاقتله . إلا الغرقد . فإنه من شجر اليهود››

صحيح مسلم


17- Laxity in walking to masjid

For saying "One of the signs of the hour passing by masjid without even praying a two rak'ahs prayer in the masjid" [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹من أشراط الساعة أن يمر الرجل في المسجد ، لا يصلي فيه ركعتين››

صححه الألباني


18- Widespread of the stinging and lack of charity

The Prophet said "Acceleration of time, rareness of good work, existence of stinginess" [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹يتقارب الزمان، وينقص العمل، ويلقى الشح››

رواه البخاري


19- Black pigment

The Prophet said: In the latter era (ie prior to Qiyamah) many people will use a black dye which resembles a dove's crop. Such people won't even smell the fragrance of Paradise." [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

‹‹يكون قوم يخضبون في آخر الزمان بالسواد ، كحواصل الحمام ، لا يريحون رائحة الجنة››

صحيح الألباني


20- The building of very tall buildings

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said "That you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute herdsman competing in constructing lofty buildings". [Muslim]

‹‹...وأن ترى الحفاة العراة العالة رعاء الشاء يتطاولون في البنيان››

رواه مسلم


21-The loss of trustworthiness, loyalty, and integrity

It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah Ibn Masoud: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihiwasallam, said, what means: "Verily, in the presence of the Last Hour, giving salam would be limited to those known, trade would spread, until even a wife assigns her husband to trade for her, ties of kinship would be broken, and false testimony, concealing evidence and the calligraphic style (reed pen) would appear." [Reported by Al-Albani with an authentic chain of transmission]

‹‹إن بين يدي الساعة تسليم الخاصة ، وفشو التجارة ، حتى تعين المرأة زوجها على التجارة ، وقطع الأرحام ، وشهادة الزور ، وكتمان شهادة الحق ، وظهور القلم››

قال الألباني: إسناده صحيح


22- Closeness between markets (when markets affect each other’s trading) and widespread of lying

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said "The Resurrection Day won't come till tribulations show up, sins are frequently committed and markets approach." [Reported by Al-Albani with a good chain of transmission]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى تظهر الفتن ، و يكثر الكذب ، و تتقارب الأسواق››

قال الألباني: إسناده صحيح


23- Pervasiveness of trade

Messenger of Allah said "One of the hour signs is pervasiveness of wealth and trade.” [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

‹‹من أشراط الساعة أن يفشو المال ويكثر، وتفشو التجارة››

صحيح الألباني


24- The pervasiveness of writing

When knowledge of how to write is widely spread, (for the previous hadith)

25- The widespread of grooming

Sayyiduna Abou Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “There are two types of people who will enter the Hell-fire, whom I have not (as yet) seen: People having whips similar to ox-tails with which they will beat people, and (secondly) women who will be dressed yet appear to be naked. They will seduce men and be inclined towards them. Their heads will be like the swaying humps of bacterial camels. They will neither enter paradise, nor smell its fragrance, even though its fragrance can be smelt from such and such distance.” [Sahih Muslim, no. 2128]

‹‹صنفان من أهل النار لم أرهما. قوم معهم سياط كأذناب البقر يضربون بها الناس . ونساء كاسيات عاريات مميلات مائلات . رؤوسهن كأسنمة البخت المائلة . لا يدخلن الجنة ولا يجدن ريحها . وإن ريحها لتوجد من مسيرة كذا وكذا››

صحيح مسلم


26- Seeking knowledge from minors

Prophet Muhammad said "One of the hour signs is seeking knowledge from minors". [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹إن من أشراط الساعة أن يلتمس العلم عند الأصاغر››

صحيح الألباني


27- The rise of the ignorable people, and vice versa

Prophet -peace and blessings be upon him-said "There will be years of trickery, in which the liar is believed, the truthful is called a liar, the honest is called a traitor, the traitor will be entrusted, the (rowaybedah) will speak and advise.” He was asked: Who is the (rowaybedah), he peace be upon him said: “The impertinent person will give fatwa to the general public.” [Ahmad]

‹‹إنها ستأتي على الناس سنون خداعة يصدق فيها الكاذب ويكذب فيها الصادق ويؤتمن فيها الخائن ويخون فيها الأمين وينطق فيها الرويبضة قيل وما الرويبضة قال السفيه يتكلم في أمر العامة››

رواه أحمد


28- The death of righteous persons

Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him-said:" Righteousness will die one by another, a riff-raff will remain, they will look like a bad barely or dates crop, and god will not care for them." [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹ يذهب الصالحون الأول فالأول ويبقى ‏ ‏حفالة ‏ ‏كحفالة الشعير أو التمر لا يباليهم الله بالة››

صحيح البخاري


29- The emergence of indecency (obscenity) and enmity among relatives

And neighbors because of hadith: “The hour will not come till the emergence of indecency (obscenity) and enmity among relatives and neighbors will appear.” [Ahmad]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يظهر الفحش والتفاحش وقطيعة الرحم وسوء المجاورة››

مسند أحمد


30- The rise of idolatry and polytheists, in the community (when idols are worshiped and graves are made into sanctuaries and shrines)

He -peace and blessings be upon him- said" The hour will not come till a folk among the Islam nation will follow the polytheists, others will worship idolaters " [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى تلحق قبائل من أمتي بالمشركين وحتى تعبد قبائل من أمتي الأوثان››

صحيح الألباني


31- The Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold.

Abou Hurairah reported Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying: “The Last Hour would not come before the Euphrates uncovers a mountain of gold, for which people would fight. Ninety-nine out of each one hundred would die but every man amongst them would say that perhaps he would be the one who would be saved, and thus possess this gold.” [Muslim]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يحسر الفرات عن جبل من ذهب. يقتتل الناس عليه . فيقتل ، من كل مائة ، تسعة وتسعون . ويقول كل رجل منهم : لعلي أكون أنا الذي أنجو››

صحيح مسلم


32- Beggary by reading Qur'an

Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him-said "Whoever reads the Qur'an should ask for god's reward, there will be people reading Qur'an, and asking for people's reward" [Declared Hasan (good) by Al-Albani]

‹‹من قرأ القرآن فليسأل الله به ، فإنه سيجيء أقوام يقرؤون القرآن ، يسألون به الناس››

حسنه الألباني


33- Estrangement of Islam

Islam becomes something strange again, as 'Abdullah Ibn Mas'oud said: "The Prophet said, 'Islam began as something strange, and it will revert to being strange as it was in the beginning, so good tidings for the strangers." [Muslim]

‹‹بدأ الإسلام غريبا وسيعود كما بدأ غريبا . فطوبى للغرباء››

رواه مسلم


34- Houses decoration

Hadith says: "The hour would not come until people build houses which look like marahel”, and marahel are striped clothes." [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يبنى الناس بيوتًا يشبهونها بالمراحل››

صححه الألباني


35- Expansion of the Prophet's city

He said: “Expansion of the Al-Madinah's housing is been worried about" [Muslim]

‹‹تبلغ المساكن إهاب أو يهاب››

مسلم


36- When the land of the Arabs returns to being a land of rivers and fields

It was narrated from Abou Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The Hour will not begin until the land of the Arabs once again becomes meadows and rivers.” [Narrated by Muslim]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة ... وحتى تعود أرض العرب مروجًا وأنهارًا››

رواه مسلم


37- The “Romans” will increase in number and fight the Muslims

"The hour will come When the Rum (Byzantines/the pallid people) are in the majority of the people." [Muslim]

‹‹تقوم الساعة والروم أكثر الناس...››

رواه مسلم


38- Earning money in (Haram) ways:

Prophet said "A time will come when a man doesn't mind if he is earning halal or haram money." [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹يأتي على الناس زمان، لا يبالي المرء ما أخذ منه أمن الحلال أم من حرام››

رواه البخاري


39- Neglect enforcement of Islamic law

Prophet -peace and blessings be upon him- said: “Islam is like a rope with knots, and the knots of Islam will be untied one by another, whenever a knot is unlaced, people hang on to another, judging by Islam rules represents the first knot, and the last knot is (salah) prayer." [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹لتنقضن عرى الإسلام عروة عروة، فكلما انتقضت عروة تشبث الناس بالتي تليها، فأولهن نقضًا الحكم، وآخرهن الصلاة››

صحيح الألباني


40- When there is much rain but little vegetation

Anas said "We were discussing the fact that the Hour would not come until there is too much rain, but the earth does not produce crops". [Declared Hasan (good) by Al-Albani]

‹‹لا تقوم الساعة حتى يمطر الناس مطرا عاما ، و لا تنبت الأرض شيئا››

حسنه الألباني


41-Evil People will be expelled from Al-Madinah:

Hadith:" The Hour will not be established until the city of Al-Madinah expels its evil people just as the bellows expel impurities from iron. Then the city of Al-Madinah will be left to be populated by whatever people of good there are remaining". [Muslim]

‹‹يأتي على الناس زمان يدعو الرجل ابن عمه وقريبه: هلم إلى الرخاء ! هلم إلى الرخاء ! والمدينة خير لهم لو كانوا يعلمون . والذي نفسي بيده ! لا يخرج منهم أحد رغبة عنها إلا أخلف الله فيها خيرا منه . ألا إن المدينة كالكير ، تخرج الخبيث . لا تقوم الساعة حتى تنفي المدينة شرارها . كما ينفي الكير خبث الحديد››

رواه مسلم


42-When predatory animals and minerals speak to human

It was reported from Abou Sa'id that the Prophet (sallallah ‘ualayhe wasallam) said: "By Him in Whose hand is my soul, the Hour will not come, until wild animals talk to men, and a man speaks to his whip or his shoe, and his thigh will tell him about what happened to his family after he.” [Declared Authentic by Al-Albani]

‹‹و الذي نفسي بيده ، لا تقوم الساعة حتى تكلم السباع الإنس ، و حتى يكلم الرجل عذبة سوطه ، و شراك نعله ، و يخبره فخذه بما يحدث أهله بعده››

صحيح الألباني


43-Believer's dreams coming true:

Narrated Abou Hurairah: Allah's Apostle said, "When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true”. [Muslim]

‹‹إذا اقترب الزمان لم تكد رؤيا المسلم تكذب...››

رواه مسلم


Greater Signs of the Hour

1-The coming of the Mahdi

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wassalam) said: “At the end of the time of my ummah, the Mahdi will appear. Allah will grant him rain, the earth will bring forth its fruits, he will give a lot of money, cattle will increase and the ummah will become great. And he will rule for seven or eight years” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

‹‹يخرج في آخر أمتي المهدي ، يسقيه الله الغيث ، و تخرج الأرض نباتها ، و يعطي المال صحاحا ، و تكثر الماشية ، و تعظم الأمة ، يعيش سبعا ، أو ثمانيا ، يعني حجة››

صحيح الألباني


2) Dajjal (Anti-Christ)

3) Return of Prophet Isa (alayhi salaam)

4) Ya'jooj and ma'jooj (Gog and Megog)

5) The rising of the sun from the West

6) Earth Beast

7) Thick Smoke

8) The Sinking of the houses

9) The chasing of the Fire

The evidence for these signs is the hadith of:

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 Jesus son of Mary (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]

‹‹اطلع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم علينا ونحن نتذاكر . فقال " ما تذاكرون ؟ " قالوا : نذكر الساعة . قال " إنها لن تقوم حتى ترون قبلها عشر آيات " . فذكر الدخان ، والدجال ، والدابة ، وطلوع الشمس من مغربها ، ونزول عيسى ابن مريم صلى الله عليه وسلم ، ويأجوج ومأجوج . وثلاثة خسوف : خسف بالمشرق ، وخسف بالمغرب ، وخسف بجزيرة العرب . وآخر ذلك نار تخرج من اليمن ، تطرد الناس إلى محشرهم "››

رواه مسلم


Dear brother, these are the minor and major signs of the Last Day. Most of the minor signs have already occurred, so are you ready for the day of resurrection? Are you ready for the presentence before your God? Where are the Muslims who are provided with righteousness and good work for the last day??

A man asked the Prophet about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "When will the Hour be?" The Prophet said, "What have you prepared for it?" [Al-Bukhari]

‹‹أن رجلا سأل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الساعة ، فقال: متى الساعة ؟ قال: وماذا أعددت لها...››

رواه البخاري


We ask Allah to be among those who listen to the Word (Al Quran) and follow the best meaning in it, and our last prayer is that "praise and gratitude be to Allah the lord of the universe”.


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