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True Signs of the Hour - First Part

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True Signs of the Hour


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››



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]


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

رواه البخاري


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

Qathf and Maskh وfsahK be will there nation this "In said: him) upon be blessings and (peace Prophet (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 Mas`oud: 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







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