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Last Day

The term ‘Last Day’ in reality stands for the ‘Last Age’, or the age which would culminate in the end of history—when the true Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary (not son of God), would return to rule the world from Jerusalem with justice and ‘eternal’ rule. It would be ‘eternal’ in the sense that history would end with that event. Life on earth beyond that event, and after Jesus dies a human death and is buried next to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon them both) in Madinah, would not qualify as history. This would be so since the modern secular rope would have reached its predictable end in total godlessness, and with such a consequent collapse of morals, and of moral consciousness, that people would forget their human status and “would engage in sexual intercourse in public like donkeys”. Already it is quite clear (particularly at the time of Trinidad’s Carnival) that we are quite close to the fulfillment of that ominous prophecy made by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Minor Signs

  • “People would follow a way of life other than mine, and give guidance other than mine”
  • “I fear for my people only the leaders who lead men astray”
  • “Before the Last Hour there will be great liars, so beware of them”
  • “When the most wicked member of a tribe becomes its ruler, and the most worthless member of a community becomes its leader, and a man is respected through fear of the evil he may do, and leadership is given to people who are unworthy of it, expect the Last Hour”
  • “Women would arrange their hair to look like the hump of a camel”
  • “Women would dress like men”
  • “Women would be dressed and yet be naked”
  • “Men would dress like women”
  • Homosexuality (and lesbianism) would become commonplace
  • Children born outside of marriage would become commonplace
  • Fornication and adultery would become commonplace
  • Disproportion in balance of men and women to such an extent that “one man would have to maintain (not marry) fifty women”
  • Universal consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • “Religious knowledge would disappear”
  • “Time would move swiftly—a year passing like a month—a month like a week—a week like a day”
  • “Nothing would remain of Islam but the name, and nothing would remain of the Qur’an but the traces (of its writing)
  • Universal consumption of Riba

And then there are minor signs which have not as yet occurred such as:

“The Last Hour would not come until there issues from the land of the Hejaz (which is in Saudi Arabia) a fire which will illuminate the backs of the camels in Busra”. But for the exchange of Basra for Hejaz, this prophecy perhaps, anticipates a nuclear attack in or around Iran which would formally launch Israel into the club of nuclear powers. So many of these minor Signs of the Last Day, and so many more not here mentioned, have already occurred, that we can now turn to the major Signs with a clear recognition that we are already living in that Last Age.

 

Major Signs

Hudhayfah ibn Usayd Ghifari, the companion of the Prophet, said,

“Allah’s Messenger came to us all of a sudden as we were (busy in a discussion). He asked: What are you discussing? (The Companions) replied: We are discussing (the subject of) the Last Hour. Thereupon he said: It will not come until you see ten signs. 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’, ‘Gog and Magog’, ‘sinkings of the earth 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 Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly’ (i.e., the place where mankind will be assembled for judgment).”
(Sahih Muslim)

Here, then, are the ten major Signs of the Last Day as prophesied by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon him):

  • Dajjal — the false Messiah or Anti-Christ,
  • Gog and Magog,
  • Smoke,
  • The beast of the earth or land (most likely the holy land),
  • The sun would rise from the west,
  • Three sinkings of the earth
    • One in the east
    • One in the west
    • and One in Arabia,
  • A fire would come out of Yemen and would drive people to their place of assembly (for judgement),
  • The son of Mary would descend.

Although these signs were not given by the blessed Prophet (peace and blessings of  Allah Most High be upon him) in their chronological order of occurrence I have made an effort to put them in that order.

 

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