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Islam and the Day of Judgement
This is the most popular belief. Many people claimed to have seen these
crafts from outer space. Some have even claimed to have been abducted by alien beings
that occupy these spaceships.
Top-Secret Government Aircraft
This is another popular theory. Some believe the government is testing
aircraft. Another interesting twist to this theory is that these top-secret aircraft are being
develloped by the reverse-engineering of recovered alien spacecraft.
Another theory is that these craft are travelling from the future and are flown by humans.
Whatever your beliefs, it is clear that something strange is taking place
in the skies. Yes, it is
true that alot of these UFO sightings and photographs are just hoaxes, but alot remain
unexplained. Take a look at some of these photographs below.
Area 51 gained its
notoriety in 1989 when Bob
Lazar stated that he had
worked with alien
spacecraft at Papoose
Lake, just south of the
test facility. He claimed
to have seen as many as
nine spacecraft in the
This sparked many theories about Area 51 and the
U.S. Government. One of these theories is that the government has had knowledge
and evidence of extra-terrestrial life as early as 1947's Roswell incident.
It is also believed that the government has in it's posession numerous
recovered spacecraft. These spacecraft are supposedly being reverse-engineered
and tested at Area 51.
There are numerous sightings of these UFO's over
and around the base. Of course the government denies any of these allegations.
In fact, it denies that Area 51 even exists despite all thephotographs
and other eyewitness accounts. This
only feeds the fire for UFO cover-up believers.
STRANGE THINGS IN THE NEWS
from another site Millenium:frightuful things to come
Antarctic ice shelves said breaking up fast
4/7/99, WASHINGTON (Reuters)
- "Two Antarctic ice shelves have broken up
more quickly than anyone predicted, indicating that the effects of global
warming may be accelerating, scientists said on Wednesday...``Ice shelves
are so large -- they are a thousand feet (300 metres) thick and many
square miles (km) -- that warming at the top won't actually cause the ice
to melt,'' he said." How can these scientists continue to call the cause
of this very unusual melting "global warming" when "global warming" has to
do with the temperature of the atmosphere which only contacts the TOP of
the glacier? See the rest of this article here.
The following was reported at the Stratfor.com news intelligence web site:
"(British Prime Minister) Blair,
who is today holding talks with Spanish
Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, told reporters that despite Russia’s
warnings of a Third World War and threatening to aim missiles (nukes) at
countries attacking Yugoslavia, "There is no threat directed at people
here.'' Blair added that, "We simply have to accept differences of opinion
(with Russia) over NATO action.'' Blair’s statements followed a
conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and British
Foreign Minister Robin Cook, in which Ivanov told Cook that Russia did not
intend to get involved in a confrontation in the Balkans."
Such a comment does not seem too
many steps from the morbid joke, "apart
from THAT, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"
U.S. Expresses Concern Over Russian Ship Deployments
3/31/99, WASHINGTON (XINHUA) - "The
United States said Wednesday it was
concerned at Russian plans to send up to seven Navy ships to the
Mediterranean to be close to the Kosovo conflict. "We are obviously
concerned by the signal such a large deployment might be sent to Belgrade
and other countries in the region," State Department spokesman James Rubin
Rubin said Russia had told Turkey that seven ships from the Black Sea fleet
would transit the Bosphorus in two groups in early April. He said: "While
the Russian Foreign Ministry has made it quite clear that Russia does not
intend to become entangled in the conflict in the Balkans... the deployment
of these ships we don't see as a particularly helpful gesture." Moscow's
move came as Russian leaders unleashed another barrage of criticism of NATO
air strikes on Yugoslavia after Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov came home
empty-handed from a peace mission to Belgrade, officials here said."
Stratfor's Kosovo Crisis Center
Since the war in Yugoslavia and
its surrounding areas is producing so much
important news, I am not able to keep up with it all. Please check out
Stratfor's Kosovo Crisis Center that has a constantly updated news and
intelligence page dedicated to the conflict. I highly recommend it, since
it appears to not only provide more information than anyone else, but
because it appears to be the most free of political propaganda (both U.S.
I found an interesting Serbian-biased
radio news site in real audio format,
Radio Yugoslavia, transmitting from Belgrade in English. I provide this
just in case they provide any valid information that is being filtered out
in NATO nation news reports. It appears that their report is not live, but
it is kept fairly current. Also, you might try the War Against Yugoslavia
site for written information coming from the country that we are bombing.
Nostradamus Warned about Conflict during 1999
3/26/99, ROME, (Itar-Tass)
- "The Serbia conflict may have devastating
consequences for all of Europe, Italian researchers have said on reading
carefully into the predictions of famed French astrologer Nostradamus. In
his prophesies, called Centuries, written in 1555, Nostradamus dedicated
more than 10 pages to the year 1999, said Professor Renucio Boscolo, one of
the most trustworthy commentators of the book. The French astrologer
dubbed 1999 as a "black" year for the Old World, with bolts of lightning
falling from the skies onto Earth. Also, a long war will ensue and the
Pope will die in 1999, according to him."
URGENT - Yeltsin warns of possible extreme Russian response
3/25/99, MOSCOW, (Itar-Tass) - "Russian
President Boris Yeltsin qualified
NATO strikes at Yugoslavia as a "blunder" of
US President Bill Clinton and warned that Moscow may respond with "extreme
measures" which it is not going to use so far.
The strikes at Yugoslavia "are a blunder of Americans, of the US diplomacy
and of Clinton and they will pay for it anyway",
Yeltsin told Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov during their meeting in the
Kremlin on Thursday. Yeltsin stressed that for the first time since World
War Two "they are going against the UN charter". "Russia has a number of
extreme measures in store, but we decided not to use them so far", the
STUDY SUGGESTS SOLAR SYSTEM MAY BE UNDERGOING 'ORBITAL CHAOS'
3/18/99, WASHINGTON, (Nando Times)
- "The solar system may not be the model
of stability that modern physics believes it to be, two scientists say in a
study to appear Friday in the journal Science. According to a theory
developed by Norman Murray of the University of Toronto and Michael Holman
of the astrophysics center at Cambridge, Mass., the orbits of Jupiter,
Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are subject to slight perturbations undetectable
to the naked eye. The two astronomers put at 20 percent the probability
that the solar system is now undergoing a period of orbital chaos. They
note that planetary movement is more than a scientific curiosity: the
perturbations could alter the trajectory of comets and asteroids circling
Warning Solar Flares May Cause More Havoc than Y2K
See the rest of this news article from Reuters here.
Are U.S. planes spraying chemicals?
Widespread illnesses reported in wake of contrails
I was somewhat skeptical about these
supposedly unusual contrails until I
started noticing them almost daily over our Los Angeles skies. See the
rest of this WorldNetDaily article here.
UK MP Urges Action to Monitor Killer Asteroids
3/3/99, LONDON (Reuters) -
"A British member of parliament Wednesday
launched a campaign for the global monitoring of massive asteroids which
could kill billions of people if they crashed into the Earth. "At present
an asteroid could hit the Earth and we would have about 20 seconds'
notice," Lembit Opik told a news conference. "It isn't long enough to say
the Lord's Prayer."...A globally-threatening impact with one is likely to
occur only once in 100,000 years. But the risk of any given citizen of the
United States dying because of an asteroid impact has been estimated at
20,000 to one..." If life has been on earth for even a billion years, my
calculator tells me that according to the above information, the earth must
have been hit by asteroids 10,000 times while it has been here! See the
rest of the article here.
Cosmic rocks ganging up on Earth
2/24/99, (Herald Washington Bureau)
-- "A dangerous asteroid will whiz by
Earth today in a cosmic close call. Similar near misses are expected March
2, 18, 26 and April 1. Astronomers are discovering potential killer
asteroids at a record pace..."
I found this article at http://www.earthchangesTV.com , but I have not as
yet been able to either confirm the original source nor whether the
original source is "tabloid" in nature. As a rule, I do not post articles
from "tabloids." Since this article seems so extremely timely, I decided
to post it until I find out more about its source. See the rest of this
startling article here! Also check out this list of Potentially Hazardous
Asteroids (PHAs) to earth. A regular reader and fellow researcher posted a
clipping of a very similar news article that at least confirms the above
listed future near miss dates.
Study Says Y2K Risks Widespread Firms, Many Nations Termed Unprepared
2/24/99, (Washington Post) "A report
on the Year 2000 computer problem
prepared by a special Senate panel warns that a number of foreign countries
and U.S. economic sectors, especially the health care industry, appear at
significant risk for technological failures and business disruptions. The
report, scheduled for release this week by Sens. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah)
and Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), includes a letter to Senate colleagues
describing the problem of computers' ability to recognize dates starting on
Jan. 1, 2000, popularly known as Y2K, as a "worldwide crisis" and as "one
of the most serious and potentially devastating events this nation has ever
encountered..." See the rest of this article that more and more people are
admitting will be a big problem.
Venus and Jupiter Get Close in the Night Sky
2/23/99, (New York-AP) -- Keep an
eye on the western sky tonight, just
after sundown. Otherwise, you'll miss something you won't see again until
2016. Venus and Jupiter will be in conjunction -- so close they'll almost
appear to be a single, brilliant object. Sky-watchers won't need a
telescope or even binoculars to see what astronomers are calling a
"spectacular event." The best time to view the two planets is 30 to 90
minutes after sunset. By tomorrow night, the gap between Venus and Jupiter
will start growing again.
N. Californians startled by 2nd bright light
2/12/99, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For
the second time this month, Northern
Californians have spotted a bright light in the sky. People from San
Francisco to Sacramento reported seeing the light about 7 p.m. Thursday
night. One Sacramento resident said the object was "flying higher than the
tops of trees" and appeared to have "rocket fins above the tail." An
astronomer who did not see the light says it was most likely a fireball or
meteor. Officials at nearby Air Force bases say the military launched no
missiles in the area last night. Last Tuesday, a meteor estimated at the
size of a Volkswagen streaked across the Western sky, startling people from
Las Vegas to San Francisco.
Bright Light Flashing across Sky Reported in Two States
2/2/99, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- "A
small meteor streaked across the Western
sky this morning, startling people from San Francisco to Las Vegas, more
than 400 miles away. "It was bright and blue and really fantastic," one
caller told San Francisco radio station KCBS. Radio stations in several
other cities, including Santa Barbara and San Bernardino in Southern
California, also had people calling in about the mysterious light. People
reported seeing it for about five seconds, at about 6 a.m. The object was
probably a fireball, or "bolide," according to Jose Olivarez, director of
the Chabot Observatory and Science Center in Oakland. "From the
description, I'd say it was simply a small meteorite that entered the
atmosphere," he said. "It's not unusual, but it was clear last night so a
lot of people saw it." Olivarez said he didn't see the meteor himself.
Callers said the bright light zipped across the sky, moving from East to
West and vanishing over the horizon. Sometimes missile launches have been
mistaken for meteors, but the Air Force said it had not launched a missile
at Vandenberg Air Force base." This article certainly seems to include an
oxymoron regarding the meteor being "small." Los Angeles Daily Breeze
(2/3/99) adds the following to the story: "A meteor that may have been as
big as a Volkswagon streaked across the Western sky Tuesday morning,
startling people from Las Vegas to San Francisco." At least this
introduction was more consistent with the report. So much for the news
Added 2/7/99: According to
various reports of eyewitnesses, this meteor
caused an earthquake, along with an unconfirmed report of an area in Alaska
that was closed off to the public in an area where the meteor may have
hit. Read more detailed information about the meteor from Daily News in
Meteor Shower Sets off Scientific Storm
1/26/99 (Science, CNN) Will the
return of comet Tempel-Tuttle 11/17/99
pose a threat to the world's satellites? Read this informative article
'Foreign Report': 10,000 Russian experts in Iran
1/21/99, TEL AVIV (Jerusalem Post)
- "The Mossad estimates that up to
10,000 Russian experts are assisting Iran's biological, chemical and
nuclear weapons programs, according to the newsletter Foreign Report, to be
published in London today." Read the rest of the article here.
Clinton Describes Terrorism Threat for 21st Century
1/22/99, WASHINGTON (NY Times)--
"President Clinton said Thursday that it
is "highly likely" that a terrorist group will launch or threaten a germ or
chemical attack on American soil within the next few years." Read the rest
of the article here.
POSSIBLE METEORITE: UNKNOWN OBJECT CREATES STAR-SHAPED HOLE IN ICE
Sioux Falls Argus Leader Jan 21,1999
page 3D. (Article found at Quickening
News) Atwater, Minn- "A large hole in the ice of a lake, discovered after
an early dawn roar in the sky, is leaving authorities in this west-central
Minnesota town wondering if it was caused by a meteorite. Atwater Police
Chief Reed Schmidt thinks the 2 to 3 foot hole was caused by an object that
plummeted from the sky and has called a geologist for advice. He said it
doesn't appear the object was a piece from an airplane. He said the object
must have been very hot when it landed because it left no crash impact on
the ice but made an "unusual imprint". He said the level area of open
water in the small lake has a "beautiful star-shaped pattern" around the
GREAT BALL OF FIRE -- FLASH IN SKY LIKELY EXPLODING METEOR
Meteor image lasting, Quake after flash stirred confusion
(Updated 1/15/99) Go here to to
read these two articles. Dropped story on
tidal wave hitting Philippines, since we found out that the tidal wave
occurred hours before the meteor allegedly hit.
Bad news on power grid-National Guard, FEMA plan for major Y2K breakdowns
1/11/99 (WorldNetDaily) "The Federal
Emergency Management Agency, the
National Guard and other federal agencies engaged in Y2K planning are now
expecting loss of electrical power and other related problems before the
year 2000." Go here to read this very important news article.
Conjunction of Moon and Planets No Disaster: Astronomer
(1/2/99) SHANGHAI (Jan. 2) XINHUA
- "The conjunction of the moon and the
nine planets to form a cross in the sky in 1999 is no symbol of misfortune,
but rather a normal astronomical phenomenon, according to a senior Chinese
Calculations indicate that the nine planets of the solar system and the
Earth's moon will form a large cross next August, with the Earth at the
intersection. This unusual astronomical event has been interpreted by some
mystics as a symbol of the end of the world. Zhao Junliang, director of
the Shanghai Observatory, said this extraordinary phenomenon is caused by
the various revolution cycles of the nine planets around the sun, and will
not cause any natural disasters, including earthquakes. The solar system
formed the same cross in 110 B.C., and no major natural disasters were
mentioned in historical records, Zhao said, adding that astronomical
phenomena similar to the leonid meteor shower in 1998 will also occur in
1999, offering golden opportunities for astronomical research and
observation." So, how many unusual astronomical phenomenons does it take
before it means something like a "sign?" You were aware of the total solar
eclipse next August 13th also, right?
WHISTLE-BLOW INSPECTOR: IT'S 'WAG THE DOG'
12/17/98 (New York Post) "Former
chief U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter
says U.S. officials prodded inspection teams to return to Iraq last month
to provoke a crisis to justify bombing..." This seems more than "Wag the
Dog," since in the movie, the "war" was completely fictional. Real things
such as people are being blown up in Iraq. See the rest of the article
Pentagon: China Building Anti-Satellite Laser to Disable
11/28/98, LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "A
Pentagon study warns that China may be
developing an anti-satellite laser that could disable the U.S. military's
orbiting reconnaissance network, the Los Angeles Times reported today..."
See the rest of the article here.
Mitch May Have Blown Away U.S. Hurricane Scale
11/23/98, MIAMI (Reuters)
- "...Mitch, the deadliest Atlantic storm in
more than two centuries, which caused at least 11,000 deaths when it
ploughed through Central America in October, has led the Hurricane Centre
to considering creating a different, additional scale." See the rest of
the article here.
CLAIMS WE’RE HEADED FOR ICE AGE
Broadcasting Company News) "An international
research expedition to the Southern Ocean has revealed the world is heading
for another ice age. Scientists from Germany, France, New Zealand and
Australia have spent one month collecting sediment samples from the
oceanbed which document the climate's history. The team says they have
discovered climate patterns are repeated over hundreds of thousands of
years. Chief scientist Jorn Thiede says the latest evidence suggests green
house gas emissions may only affect climate patterns in the short term.
"The natural variability on this type of time scale tells us that we are
going to a cold climate, an ice age climate, again," Mr Thiede said. "There
is naturally this big contradiction between the people who are talking
about the greenhouse effect which is a very short term effect. It's
supposed to change our climate influence, our climate in the next 100
years," he said."
Nuclear arsenals at risk for Year 2000 computer bug
11/12/98, WASHINGTON (CNN) -- "
...A new report by a group opposing nuclear
weapons, the British American Security
Information Center, claims the Defense Department will be unable to stop
the Y2K bug from infesting thousands of nuclear weapons all over the
world...The group recommends deactivating all nuclear weapons before
January 1, 2000, so there is no chance of an unanticipated nuclear
disaster." See the rest of the article here.
First space weather advisory issued
10/27/98, WASHINGTON (UPI) "The
National Weather Service released its first
forecast on space weather in what will become a daily series of weather
advisories on the conditions in space..."Significant effects on terrestrial
systems may include outages or degraded operation of electric power
systems, navigation and communications systems," the advisory said... The
reason for the new space advisories is the current cycle of solar activity
is nearing its peak in the next two years, climaxing in 2000. "Space
weather is going to get worse," said Dr. JoAnn Jocelyn, space scientist at
the National Weather Service..." See the rest of the article here.
Problems have already begun
11/5/98 (London Telegraph) "COMPUTERS
have already been affected by the
date-change problem." See the rest of the Y2K-related article here.
Researchers Hope to Design Meteorproof Shields for Spacecraft
11/1/98, Denver (AP)-- "Scientists
are scrambling to develop protective
shields for spacecraft-- a year before a severe meteor shower is expected.
The so-called Leonid showers last hit their peak in 1966, but very few
satellites were in orbit then. This time, collisions with satellites could
knock out television, cellular phones and pagers all over the world.
What's more, the meteor shower will peak just as work in a new
international space station begins. So, University of Denver researchers
are trying to find a solution. They've been shooting B-B-sized pellets into
honeycombed aluminum foam at 20 times the speed of sound. They hope the
foam will splatter the tiny space rocks before they can penetrate the metal
skin of the space station or satellites." The next Leonid meteor storm
will peak this year around 11/17/98, which could do a lot of satellite
damage. Next year's Leonid storm is expected to be even bigger, according
to some scientists. Also, there are over 500 satellites in orbit right
Whistler mountain man predicts tough winter and an 'ugly' spring
10/27/98, WHISTLER, British Columbia
(The Squamish Chief) -- "Get ready,
it's going to be a tough, stormy and windy winter with dumps of snow
throughout the Sea to Sky corridor. And if that's not enough, it will
likely be followed by an "ugly" spring with rapid warming of a heavy
snowpack and subsequent flooding. Those are the predictions of
fifth-generation mountain man Jaques Morel and, according to
Whistler-Blackcomb's marketing man David Perry, Morel is a "walking
almanac." Parry said Morel is usually spot on with his predictions. "He's
a real Renaissance man. He is amazing..."" See the rest of the article
Puzzle over alien 'discovery'
10/29/98 (BBC) "The scientific world
is buzzing with the suggestion that
signals from aliens living in another star system may have been picked up
by a part-time astronomer..." See the rest of the article here (check for
related and updated links at bottom of article).
DOD braces for space storms
10/19/98 (Government Computer News)
"Atmospheric disruptions in 2000 could
interfere with satellite, comm systems. Computer crashes are not the only
threat to military and civilian systems come 2000. Air Force experts and
scientists have concluded that violent electromagnetic space storms will
wreak havoc on systems at about the same time unfixed date code fails.
“We’re going to have a huge storm [about] Jan. 1, 2000, so people won’t
know what to blame it on,” said Ernie Hildner, director of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Environment Center in
Boulder, Colo. The center’s Space Weather Operations, operated by NOAA and
the Air Force, issues extraterrestrial event alerts to government and
industry scientists hourly, much as the National Hurricane Center issues
tropical storm or hurricane alerts." See the rest of the article here.
Homing Pigeons Race Off to Oblivion
10/8/98, (Washington Post)-- "Homing
pigeons, as the name suggests, are
supposed to find their way home. But more than 2,000 of the creatures have
disappeared this week -- simply gone AWOL -- and no one can explain it.
The birds lost their way during two homing-pigeon races held Monday in the
mid-Atlantic region...Moore's theory is that the disappearance may have
something to do with cellular phone activity. It's widely accepted that the
pigeons use electromagnetic fields to help them navigate, and cellular
phone calls might interfere with that process, he speculated." I am
certain that it was electromagnetic disturbances that messed up the birds,
but I doubt that it was due to cell phones. See the rest of the article
Iraq May Be Close to Nuclear Weapons
9/30/98, WASHINGTON, (UPI)-- "U.N.
weapons inspectors have passed to the
United States information that shows Iraq is closer to becoming a nuclear
weapons power than previously thought..." Read the rest of the article
Updated 9/30/98 (6:50 PM):
Atmospheric Disturbance Indicates New Kind of Star
9/30/98, Washington Post -- "The
most powerful energy burst ever detected
striking Earth from beyond the solar system hit the night sky over the
Pacific last month, disrupting spacecraft, disturbing the upper atmosphere
and delivering compelling evidence of what some scientists believe is a new
kind of star. Independent teams of observers using different instruments
recorded the five-minute burst on Aug. 27..." Please compare this story to
the story two below this called Solar eruption causes geomagnetic storm on
Earth. Was there an unbelievable coincidence that occurred less than 24
hours apart, or did scientists change their official story? Could it be
that they do not want to admit that our own Sun could put out that much
dangerous energy? Is it possible that our entire galaxy (or even universe)
is becoming unstable? Could it also be that scientists don't want to cause
panic, and therefore came up with another story? The solar storm occurred
around 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT), supposedly on 9/26. I could not find out
exactly when the "new star's" energy hit the earth on 9/27. BBC News says
it occurred in their evening of 9/27 (their time), and Reuters said it
occurred over the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Keep in mind
that datewise, the world is always functioning with two different dates due
to the earth's rotation.
Hailstorm Sparks Doomsday Rumor
8/31/98, HANOI, Vietnam (AP)
-- "The first hailstorm in memory caused
serious damage in a southern Vietnamese village and sparked rumors that it
was a harbinger of doomsday. The chief of the provincial Weather Forecast
Station was forced to visit Hiep Thanh, in the Mekong Delta province of Bac
Lieu, and appear on local television to explain that it was a natural
phenomenon, an official of the forecast station said. Sunday's hail
destroyed 11 thatched homes and damaged 19 others. All of the village's
vegetable gardens were damaged, as were other crops."
Solar eruption causes geomagnetic storm on Earth
8/27/98, WASHINGTON (Reuters)- "Solar
winds blowing at more than a million
miles per hour hit the Earth's magnetic field on Wednesday, sparking what
U.S. government scientists say could be a significant geomagnetic storm.
The U.S. Geological Survey said charged particles from a solar eruption hit
the Earth's magnetic field around 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) and the resulting
fluctuations in the field could cause power outages, satellite failures,
disruption in communications and the aurora borealis. Auroras are usually
seen only in northern latitudes, but may become visible in the continental
United States during this geomagnetic storm, the agency said. While
auroras are not as dramatic at mid-latitudes, they have been described in
the past as resembling city lights in the sky, but in green, blue, and
sometimes, red. A severe magnetic storm in March 1989 caused the collapse
of the Hydro-Quebec power system in Canada, leaving about six million
people without power. The U.S. Geological Survey operates 13 magnetic
observatories throughout the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto
Rico that continuously monitor the Earth's magnetic field."
World: Asia-Pacific Stones from the skies
8/24/98, (BBC News)-- "Meteors
and comets have been worshipped for
centuries In Turkmenistan, the fall of two meteorites within a month is
being seen as a holy happening, causing a flurry of interest in the small
desert state. The latest fell on a village just over 100 km from the site
of the first, reportedly crashing through the roof of a house. News of the
second meteorite, which fell at the end of July, is only just emerging as
villagers refused to report the incident. They believed the small object
from the skies, weighing about a kilogramme, to have religious
significance. It has been taken to the capital, Ashkhabad, for study by
scientists. The second "holy stone" follows the fall of one of the largest
individual meteorites in history - weighing 820 kilogrammes - near a
spiritual site in eastern Turkmenistan. The BBC Central Asia Correspondent,
Louise Hidalgo, says Turkmens hailed its arrival near the old capital of
the ancient state of Khorezm as an auspicious event as it coincided with
the sixth anniversary of the election of their leader, President Niyazov.
Witnesses who saw the meteorite fall spoke of a bright light and tremendous
noise, and earth tremors which were felt up to a 100 km away. And the
meteorite, now on show in a museum, is to be named "leader of the Turkmens"
in honour of the president."
Meteorite Briefly Turns Night Into Day in Australia
8/13/98 (Discovery Online, Earth
Alert) -- "A meteor believed to be the
size of a baseball briefly brightened the nighttime sky across parts of
Australia's Northern Territory on Wednesday night, according to a report in
the Australian Associated Press. The dispatch said the flash was seen at
about 7:30 p.m. from Alice Springs, in the heart of the country, to
Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, 620 miles (1,000 km) to the
northeast. An astronomy lecturer at the Northern Territory University,
Dr. Stephen Shanahan, said the flash was almost certainly part of the
current Perseid meteor shower, which peaked about the time the fireball was
sighted. He said it was likely that the meteor, which consists of comet
debris burnt up in the earth's atmosphere, was likely to have been only the
size of a baseball despite the intense light it emitted. An officer in
charge of the remote Avon Downs Police Station, Sergeant Bob Jeffries, said
the flash of light lit up his backyard like it was daylight. "That's not
bad considering my backyard is about a million acres," said Jeffries. "I
saw this flash and then felt this sort of rumble like big trucks or
something, and then it disappeared.""
Ball of fire in sky has city abuzz
5/8/98, (South China Morning Post)
"...The ball of fire which hurtled
towards Earth over Sydney yesterday had hundreds of worried Australians
jamming police and fire service lines..." See the rest of the article
NASA Discovers Two New Earthbound Asteroids
8/6/98, LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "As
if taking a page from a Hollywood script,
scientists have discovered two new, mile-wide asteroids heading toward
Earth's orbit. Relax. Unlike the movies, neither asteroid is expected to
come anywhere near this planet for decades at least, according to NASA
scientists..." Are you feeling relaxed, especially when you read the last
sentence in this news article?
Melting Antarctic Glacier Could Raise Sea Level
7/23/98, WASHINGTON (Reuters)- "A
melting Antarctic glacier could lead to
the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), causing global sea
levels to rise up to 20 feet (six metres), researchers said on
Thursday..." See the rest of the article here.
Search for giant meteorite starts next week
7/16/98 (DR Online via CNN) -- "Following
confirmation of the impact zone
of a giant meteorite that fell in Greenland on December 9 of last year, a
seven-member expedition is scheduled for arrival on the glaciers of
southwest Greenland on July 22...According to analysis of evidence taken by
astronomer Holger Pedersen and geophysicist Torben Risbo of the University
of Copenhagen, the meteorite must have weighed between 30 and 100 tons at
its time of entry." See the rest of the article here.
Missile Peril To U.S. Called Understated
7/16/98 (Washington Post) "Challenging
official U.S. intelligence
estimates, a congressionally mandated panel reported yesterday that Iran
and North Korea could develop weapons capable of striking U.S. territory
sooner than government analysts have predicted and with little or no
warning..." See the rest of the article here.
Russia Speeding Toward Disaster
7/10/98 (STRATFOR Systems, Inc.)
"With its economy in a state of collapse,
coup rumors flying, and the recent murder of an opposition political
leader, Russia's situation is more grave than at any time since the
collapse of the Soviet Union....All the ingredients for a coup are there,
in particular the president's next vacation, during which he will stay in
Karelia, far from Moscow." Yeltsin will leave for Karelia on July 14 or 15
for a two week-vacation...We do not believe that the Russian experiment in
liberal capitalism will survive...Russia normally settles scores with the
Westernizers in a rather direct and brutal way. We see no reason why this
exercise in Westernization should not end the same way as the others.
Indeed, we expect it shortly." See the rest of the article here.
Defector Warns of Russian Plans
7/8/98, WASHINGTON (AP) This must-read article is found here.
Greenland Meteor Find
7/7/98 (Discovery Channel Online)--
Danish public radio reported on Monday
that one of the country's scientific expeditions has found traces of a
meteor sighted over Greenland last December 9. The expedition, headed by
geophysicist Torben Risbo and astronomer Holger Pedersen, discovered a
trail of dust covering a wide area of a glacier in south Greenland. The
scientists told the radio reporters that the meteor was so large that it
may have disintegrated during its descent through the atmosphere. However,
if the core of the meteorite did reach the ground, the trail of dust
particles should make it possible for the researchers to determine the
likely impact area before another expedition to the remote area is
SECOND PANAMSAT SATELLITE IMPAIRED
7/6/98 (Reuters) "THE GALAXY VII
lost its primary system used to keep the
satellite pointed toward Earth-based controllers..." I could only find
this information at Quickening News.
'Hidden' asteroids could hit us without warning
7/4/98 (London Telegraph) Check out this article here.
Scientists lose contact with SOHO solar spacecraft
6/26/98, PARIS (Reuters) - What
put this very important spacecraft out of
commission? Was it damaged by some kind of collision? Could this be
fabricated news to use as an excuse to terminate public access to the
spacecraft's data? Read the article here.
U.S. Says Syria Has Nerve Gas Aboard Missiles, Artillery, Airplanes
6/24/98, Washington, (AP)
Today's nerve gas for the day is sarin. Read
about it here.
U.S. and China Nearly Came
To Blows in '96 Tension Over Taiwan Prompted
Repair of Ties
6/21/98, (Washington Post)
How close did we come to nuclear war with China
back in the spring of '96? Does this article provide us with some clues
telling us why Clinton is making his "historic" trip there? Could it be
beyond just the money issue? See the rest of the article here.
U.N. inspectors reportedly find nerve gas on Iraqi warheads
6/23/98, UNITED NATIONS (CNN) --
"U.N. weapons inspectors found traces of
VX nerve gas on fragments of destroyed Iraqi Scud missile warheads at a
weapons facility north of Baghdad, U.N. sources confirmed to CNN on
Tuesday. However, Iraq denied the accusation, saying it has never made VX
nerve gas -- a drop of which kills a human being in an instant..." See the
rest of article here.
Meteorite Hits Home
6/18/98, NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP)
-- "Houston Woods was drinking coffee in
his kitchen when a meteorite crashed through his roof and lodged in the
springs of his bed...tennis-ball-sized object..." See the rest of the
U.S. Fears Year 2000 Bug Could Spook Russian Forces
6/4/98, WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
"The United States is drawing up plans to
keep Russia and others from being spooked into millennium bug-related
``nightmare'' military scenarios, a top Pentagon official said on
Thursday..." See the rest of the article here.
Two Comets Plunge into Sun NASA
6/3/98, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Two
comets plunged into the Sun this week,
and hours after the second one hit, the Sun spewed out a mass of solar gas,
NASA reported on Wednesday. The comet strikes and the gas ejection are
probably unrelated, but seeing two comets enter the Sun's atmosphere in
such quick succession is rare, the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration said in a statement..." See the rest of the article here.
Destroying Asteroids May Be Harder than it Looks in the Movies
6/3/98, LOS ANGELES (AP) "Nudging
an Earth-bound asteroid off course or
blasting it to bits with a nuclear-tipped missile could be more complicated
than scientists or Hollywood ever imagined..." See the rest of the article
Experts Say Asteroid Danger Is Real, Call for Search Effort
5/21/98, WASHINGTON (AP) "A mile-wide
asteroid could smash the Earth,
causing widespread death and destruction, and "we wouldn't even know it was
coming," an expert told a congressional panel Thursday..." Read the rest
of the article here.
NASA: Astronomers should keep mum about asteroids for 72 hours
5/14/98, LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "...Some
scientists question the new push from
NASA, saying quick action from astronomers is needed to determine an
asteroid's danger...NASA officials were "very upset" that they first heard
of the 1997XF11 threat from reporters. "Almost all of us found out by press
release," Yeomans said. "Clearly that is not the way it should work." Why
is NASA becoming a control freak regarding such information? Read the rest
of the article here.
'Deep Impact': It could happen
5/9/98 (CNN) -- "...A computer simulation
by Sandia National Labs in New
Mexico shows that a mile-wide comet plunging into the Atlantic Ocean near
New York City would have a force several times more powerful than all the
nuclear weapons ever created..." See the rest of the article here.
Meteor shower poses threat to Earth satellites
4/27/98, MANHATTAN BEACH, California
(CNN) -- "The most severe meteor storm
in 33 years will provide a spectacular celestial light show...The Leonid
meteor shower occurs yearly in November, but this year astronomers say the
storm will be strongest since 1966..." See the rest of the article here.
Experts: U.S. unprepared for bio-terrorists
WASHINGTON, 4/14/98 (Reuters) --
"The United States is ripe for a terrorist
attack using biological weapons and is nowhere near ready for it, health
experts said Tuesday. "Are we ready? Absolutely not. Should we get ready?
I don't think we have a choice," said Michael Osterholm, the state
epidemiologist at Minnesota's Department of Health. "It isn't a matter of
if -- it's a matter of when."" See the rest of the article here.
Iran paid $25m. for nuclear weapons, documents show
JERUSALEM, 4/10/98 (Jerusalem Post)-
"Iran paid $25 million for what
appears to have been two tactical atomic weapons smuggled out of the former
Soviet Union in a highly classified operation aided by technicians from
Argentina, according to Iranian government documents marked top secret and
obtained by The Jerusalem Post." See the rest of the article here.
Syrians Building Bunkers Near Israeli Border
Israel, 4/9/98 (IINS News Service)
"According to Israeli military sources,
the Syrian army has set up an illegal bunker system, about 5-kilometers
(3-miles) inside the demilitarized zone, under UN control. The Syrians
have already stated the work was agricultural in nature and not military.
Israeli officials stated the move is a direct violation of the agreement
reached in 1974 and an official complaint was filed by Israel with the UN,
which is being investigated."
Iran has up to 4 nuclear bombs
JERUSALEM, 4/9/98 (Jerusalem Post)
- "Iran received several nuclear
warheads from a former Soviet republic in the early 1990s and Russian
experts maintained them, according to Iranian government documents relayed
to Israel and obtained by The Jerusalem Post...The documents appear to
bolster reports from 1992 that Iran received enriched uranium and up to
four nuclear warheads from Kazakhstan, with help from the Russian
underworld." See the rest of the article here.
Zhirinovsky Blames Jews for World War II, Holocaust
MOSCOW, 4/8/98 (AP)- "In his most
direct anti-Semitic statements yet,
ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky blamed Jews on Wednesday for starting
World War II and provoking the Holocaust..."The essence of the conflict
around the Jewish people is that when their number grows too much in some
country, war breaks out there," said Zhirinovsky, who leads the
third-largest faction in the Russian parliament's lower
house...Zhirinovsky's statement could also have been timed for the Jewish
holiday of Passover, which begins Friday, or Holocaust Memorial Day on
April 23...Anti-Semitism is widespread in Russia, which has the
third-largest Jewish population in the world, after the United States and
Israel..." Don't think the Holocaust could happen again? See the rest of
this article here.
More Meteorites Coming Down in Texas?
(3/29/98) I received the following
letter from a reader on 3/27/98: I have
been experiencing difficulty getting any more information concerning a
radio news story I heard a few days ago about meteorites falling to the
ground in or around Monahans, Texas. Supposedly a homeowner heard a loud
sound and went outside to find a glowing meteorite in his yard. Another
supposedly found one smoldering in the asphalt of the highway. I would like
to confirm this or any other such reports. Thanks.
I found this today (3/30/98):
Pieces of Possible Meteoroid Fall in West Texas
3/22/98 (Albuquerque Journal)
"Several witnesses in Monahans, Texas report
seeing a bright green streak of light moving across the sky as dusk falls.
The light then explodes into white-hot fragments, accompanied by a loud
boom heard as far as 70 miles away. Fire departments in nearby Goldsmith
and West Odessa send out search teams to look for a possible plane crash,
but none is found. A 9-inch chunk of charred rock is later found by
Monahans residents, the local police department keeps fragments for
examination by scientists later in the week."
U.K. ports on alert over deadly anthrax from Iraq
3/24/98 LONDON (Reuters) - "Britain
said Monday it had placed all ports of
entry on alert for Iraqi biological weapons after intelligence sources
warned of a plot to smuggle lethal anthrax in bottles of perfume and
alcohol...Sources said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's threat was
uncovered by intelligence sources in Baghdad." See the rest of this
Cult claims God will appear in a flying saucer -- and on TV
3/19/98, GARLAND, Texas (CNN) --
"A Taiwanese cult leader...has brought his
followers into this Dallas suburb to await God's appearance in a flying
saucer...Chen believes that God will first appear on Channel 18 on
television sets worldwide at midnight on March 24...Chen also says that on
March 31 at 10 a.m., God will take the form of a human being...However,
Chen says that if God does not show up in Garland, he will make himself
available for stoning or crucifixion -- and his followers will be free to
pack up and go home. And, he adds, everyone will be able to regard the
cult's beliefs as nonsense...members include doctors, engineers and
teachers..." Obviously, the Heaven's Gate cult was not the only group to
have some very unusual views regarding flying saucers. See the rest of the
Nasa to stage practice run to save Earth
3/14/98 (London Telegraph), "The
American space agency Nasa is planning to
send a craft into outer space to intercept two asteroids. The mission is a
rehearsal for any that might become essential to protect Earth from a
collision. Clementine II, planned for launch next year, will seek out a
half-mile-wide chunk of rock called 1986 JK, one of the 109 "potentially
hazardous objects" or PHOs that have been identified so far. The craft will
later intercept the two-mile-wide Toutatis. Both are on orbits that cross
that of Earth..." Read this article here.
Astronomers Warn of Collision Potential with Asteroid
3/11/98, WASHINGTON (AP) "An asteroid
large enough to cause widespread
destruction may be heading toward a 2028 collision with the Earth and will
certainly pass closer to the planet than any such space object in modern
times, astronomers said Wednesday. "The chance of an actual collision is
small, but one is not entirely out of the question," according to a notice
filed by the International Astronomical Union. "It has enormous
destructive potential," said Steven Maran of the American Astronomical
Society, but he added it will take several more years of observations
before experts are certain of its path..." Hmm... Wow!! It only took NASA
ONE DAY to supposedly come up with observations that these scientists were
wrong. Who are you going to believe? See the rest of the article here.
Meteor shower stymies traffic near Sacramento
SAN FRANCISCO, 3/9/98 (AP) -- "The
sun had just set when the sky filled
with flaming objects falling to the ground. Traffic slowed to a halt on
Interstate 80 in Northern California and police were flooded with worried
calls about a possible plane crash. Not to worry -- it was a 200-mile
swath of meteors Sunday night. "It was just getting dark and everybody was
facing that direction just as the sun was coming down," Coast Guard Lt.
Alan Tubbs said. "It was the king of all meteor showers." The U.S. Coast
Guard contacted Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, which confirmed the
meteor shower that stretched from Sacramento to Monterey." It seems that
the "meteor storms" that some scientists predicted have already started.
ISLAM AND THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT
The Signs of Qiyamah
The Importance of The Signs
The Minor Signs
The Major Signs
Who Is Dajjal?
Who Are The Yajooj and Majooj?
Who Is Imam Mahdi?
Who Is Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)?
All praise is due to Allah, the
Creator and Sustainer, and may His choicest
Peace and Blessings be upon His pious servants, foremost among them Our
Beloved Nabi, Sayyidena Mohammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
The Quraan reminds us time and again
that this universe has been created
temporarily and at an appointed time it will surely be annihilated,
"Everyone thereon will be annihilated and only the Countenance of your
Mighty and Glorious Sustainer shall remain." The exact date and time of
this event, termed as Qiyamah, is known to Allah Alone, "Verily Allah Alone
has the knowledge of the Hour," (Quraan). The Quraan and the Hadeeth have
however informed us about various signs which will occur prior to Qiyaamah
and which will be indicative of the closeness of the event. It is indeed
very unfortunate to note that despite having before us the various warnings
and signs regarding Qiyaamah which have been mentioned by none other than
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), and handed down to us via the
authentic of the noble companions, yet certain people professing to be
Muslims attach no importance whatsoever to these teachings. Instead, they
show deep interest in the baseless vague predictions of some Kaafir.
Inaccurate and being capable of interpreted in various ways these
predicitinos hold no Shari importance. It was because of this sad state of
affairs which undoubtedly is the result of weak Imaan, that this book
"SIGNS OF QIYAMAH" has been compiled, through which, it is hoped that the
noble teachings of Our Belove Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) are
presented before us so that we may reform ourselves and attain eternal
This extremely sinful servant of
Allah earnestly appeals to the Ulama to
inform him about any errors and misrepresentations which are found in this
book. It is the dua of this sinner that may Allah accept this humble effort
and make it a meansof salvation for himself, his parents, Asatiza,
relatives, and those who assisted in making this publication possible.
(by Mohammed Ali Ibn Moulana Zubair
SIGNS OF QIYAMAH
by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali)
All Praise is to Allah Ta'ala, our
Creator and Provider. Salaam on His best
of Rasuls, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), the Universal
Guide who expounded the Deen-ul-Islam which provides salvation in this
world, the grave and the Aakhirat. Blessing be upon the Sahabah (R.A.) who
were living examples displaying the practicality of our beautiful Shariat.
Man obtains knowledge and information via three basic sources viz.
2. Imagination and "Aqal" (Intellect).
3. Inner Illumination (Kashf, Ilham, Wahy).
These are various forms of spiritual
"Wahy" - Divine and protected revelation that is only granted for the
guidance of mankind through the Ambiyaa (A.S.) and come in three ways:
Qalbi" - related to the heart.
2. "Kalam-Illahi" - direct speech with Allah Ta'ala.
3. "Wahy Malaki" - via the angels.
(Faizal Bari p4-8 of Allama Anwar
Shah Kashmiri and Uloom-ul-Qur'an p31-32
of Moulana M. Taqi Osmani).
Further "Wahy" can be divided into two types:
- often recited (Qur'an).
2. Ghair Matloo - not often recited (ahadith - Sayings of Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)).
Kashf and Illham are two separate
entities. According to Imam Rabbani,
Kashf is termed sensation while Ilham is closer to intuition. Ilham is more
accurate than Kashaf because the latter is the lifting of the veil from
something and the former is a direct inspiration into the heart.
(Faiz-ul-Bari. Vol. 1 p19)
Imam Ghazali (R.A.) states: "Kashf
is bestowed on a pious person who is
steadfast in Zikr. Piety is the gateway to Zikr and Zikr is gateway to
Kashf" (Ihya-ul-Uloom. vol.3), whilst it is recorded in Faiz-ul-Bari vol. 1
p17 "What the aulias see through Kashf and the Ambiya via their insight
while awake, cannot be seen by others".
However, in relation to dreams,
Fatah-ul-Bari vol.12 p315 reads: "Dreams
can be interpreted in a number of ways and according to certain rules.
While every human being dreams, Ilham is vouchsafed only to the virtuous
and chosen few".
Concerning the preditions etc. of
non-believers, Allah Ta'ala says: "Lo!
the devils do inspire their minions" sura 6 verse 122. This proves that the
devil whispers into their hearts. Further Allah Ta'ala says: "Shall I
inform you upon whom the devil descend! They Descend on the evil, sinful
and false ones." Sura 26 verses 221/2. The inspiration of the devil is
confined to those who are steeped in apostasy, heresy, and shirk.
The simple and fundamental guideline
is: "Every Kashf, Ilham or dream shall
be judged in the light of the Qur'an and Sunnah and if contrary to the
Qur'an and Sunnah they shall be rejected."
The Signs of Qiyamat thus form an
integral part of Iman. Rejection of it is
The Signs of Qiyyamat are divided into two sections:
These are the signs from the birth of Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) to the time of the appearance of Hazrat Imam Mahdi.
2. Major: These are the signs from the appearance of Imam Mahdi to the
Blowing of the Trumpet.
I have only translated the text
of Aalalaat-e-Qiyyamat aur Nuzul-e-Essa -
If one is interested in references then refer to the original text.
I pray to the Almighty Allah to
grant us the taufeeq to awaken us from the
deep slumber we are in and to shrug off the thick sheer cloak of neglect
which presently enshrouds us and to take the responsibility to show the
path of salvation to the whole of mankind.
By the grace of Allah Ta'ala, this
booklet was translated in Masjid-un-Nabi
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Madina Munawwara, during my Haj trip to The
Blessed Land. May Allah make this a source of illumantion in the darkness
of the grave Insha-Allah. (Ameen).
(Completed on 4 Zil-Qada 1413 (25/04/1993)
MAJOR SIGNS OF QIYAMAT
by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias)
The Importance of the Signs
All the previous Ambiyaa (A.S.)
informed their respective Ummats about the
signs of Qiyamah, but Our Beloved Nabi Sayyidena Muhammad (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) informed his Ummat about these signs in much greater
detail. The reason being that there is no Nabi to come after him and his
Ummat is closest to the advent of Qiyamah, hence they need to make greater
preparation for it by reforming their spiritual selves, controlling their
passions and diligently carrying out the orders of Allah Ta'ala.
According to a hadeeth appearing
in Sahih Muslim, Sayyidena Abi Zaid (R.A.)
says, " Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once led the Fajr Salaat
after which he ascended the pulpit and addressed us till Zuhr Salaat. He
alighted from the pulpit, performed Zuhr Salaat and ascended the pulpit. He
then addressed us till Asr and descended from the pulpit. He performed
Salaat and ascended the Mimbar. He then addressed us till sunset (In these
sermons) He informed us about those incidents which had occured as well as
those which are yet to occur. Those with stronger memories amongst us
remembered most of them."
The above hadeeth as well as other
Ahadeeth indicate the importance
attached to the imparting of information pertaining to Qiyamah. It is
further reported that the Noble Companions used to teach the Ahadeeth to
their children instructing them to convey it to others.
It will be noticed that while some
Ahadeeth mention very briefly certain
signs of Qiyamah, other ahadeeth again mention certain signs in greater
detail eg. the coming of Sayyidena Eesa (A.S.), Imaam Mahdi (A.S.) and the
advent of Dajjal. This is so because of the fact that these signs are a
greater test for one's Imaan.
Another important point is that
despite the large collection of Ahadeeth
which exists in regard to the signs of Qiyamah there is no specific order
mentioned in as far as the occurance of many of the events is concerned.
The exact period between each sign is also generally unknown.
Further, certain signs have been
mentioned very briefly, thus making it
difficult to specify exactly as to whether or not a certain event which has
occred or is occuring is the same one which the Ahadeeth has mentioned. The
reason for all these above factors is to disable anyone from reckoning the
exact time of Qiyamah which Allah has said will occur suddenly... "It will
come upon you suddenly." (Quran)
Mohammed Ali Ibn Moulana Zubair Ali (1/1/1412)
The Minor Signs of The Last Day
Hadhrat Abu Musa Ash'ari (R.A.)
narrates that Rasulallah (Sallallahu
Alayhii Wassallam) said, "Qiyamah will come...
* When it will be regarded as a
shame to act on Quranic injunctions.
* When untrustworthy people will be regarded as trustworthy and the
trustworthy will be regarded as untrustworthy.
* When it will be hot in winter (and vice versa).
* When the length of days is stretched, i.e. a journey of a few days is
covered in a matter of hours.
* When orators and lecturers lie openly.
* When people dispute over petty issues.
* When women with children come displeased on account of them bearing
offspring, and barren women remain happy on account of having no
responsibility of offspring.
* When oppression, jealousy, and greed become the order of the day.
* When people blatantly follow their passions and whims.
* When lies prevail over the truth.
* When violence, bloodshed and anarchy become common.
* When immorality overtakes shamelessness and is perpetrated publicly.
* When legislation matters pertaining to Deen is handed over to the worst
elements of the Ummat, and if people accept them and are satisfied with
their findings, then such persons will not smell the fragrance of Jannat.
* When the offspring become a cause of grief and anger (for their parents).
The following is part of a lengthy
Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn
Mas'ood (R.A.) when he inquired from Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wassallam) about the SIGNS OF QIYAMAH.
* Music and musical instruments
will be found in every home.
* People will indulge in homosexuality.
* There will be an abundance of illegitimate children.
* There will be an abundance of critics, tale-carriers, back- biters and
taunters in society.
* People will establish ties with strangers and sever relations with their
near and dear ones.
* Hypocrites will be in control of the affairs of the community and evil,
immoral people will be at the helm of business establishments.
* The Masjid will be decorated, but the hearts of the people will be devoid
* The courtyards of Masjids will be built beautifully and high mimbars
(pulpits) will be erected.
* Gangsters and evil people will prevail.
* Various wines will be consumed excessively.
IRAQ and SYRIA
Abu Nadhrah says: "We were sitting
in the company of Jabir bin Abdullah
(R.A.) 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." (i.e they will prevent food from going
into Iraq, in the form of "sanctions" to this day.) He then said: "Soon the
people of Shaam (SYRIA) will neither receive any money nor grain." We asked
as to why this would happen. He replied: "Because of the Romans
Hadhrat Abbas (R.A) narrates that
Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam)
has said, "Islam will spread far and wide, across the seas. Horses will
cross the land and seas in the cause of Jihaad. Then a time will come
wherein a group of people will emerge which recites the Quraan. They will
recited the Quraan and is there anyone who understands the
Quraan better than us? There is NO ONE more proficient than us in the
study of the Quraan.'
Then Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wassallam) asked the Sahaba, "Do you see
any good in their claims?" The Sahaba replied, "No". Rasulallah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wassallam) said, "But these conceited claimants will be from my
Ummah and will be the fuel of the Fire."
(from "Signs of Qiyamah" (excerpts)
by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali)
The Major Signs of The Last Day
Auf bin Malik (R.A.) says: I came
to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) while he was in his skin tent during the Tabuk expedition. He
said to me, "Count six things before the advent of Qiyamah:
* My death
* The conquest of Jerusalem
* Mass deaths amongst you people, just as when sheep die in large
numbers during an epidemic
* Abundance of wealth to such an extent that if a person were to be
given a hundred Dinars he will still not be satisfied
* General anarchy and bloodshed, that no Arab household will be spared
* Then a life of peace as a result of a peace agreement between you
and the Banil Asfaar
(Romans) which they will break and attack you with a force consisting
of eighty flags and under each flag will be an army of twelve thousand
Signs Before the Major Signs (i.e. before the emergence of Imam Mahdi)
Christain Rule Will be dominant
ANOMALOUS INCIDENTS WILL OCCUR
Occurrence of red winds, disfiguration of faces (man to pig), and people
being swallowed into the ground.
A man from Abu Sufyaan’s progeny massacres descendents of Nabi (S.A.W) and
rules over Syria and Egypt.
A major war between Muslims and Christians: Half the Christian army will
sign a peace treaty with the Muslim army, while the second half of the
Christian army remains the common enemy.
ISTANBUL CONQUERED BY CHRISTIANS
The enemy half of the Christian army conquers Constantinople (Istanbul),
ISTANBUL RECONQUERED JOINTLY BY
MUSLIM AND CHRISTIANS
The Muslims and the good half of the Christian army conquer Constantinople
together, against the enemy Christians. Thereafter, a Christian will say
the victory was due to the cross, and the Muslim will say it was due to
Islam. A battle between both sides will ensue, and the Muslim Ruler will be
SYRIA CONQUERED BY CHRISTIANS
The two Christian armies reunite, conquering Syria.
Christians dominate the world up to Khaiber (near Madinah), and they will
pursue Muslims with 80 flags, with 12,000 men under each flag.
MUSLIMS AWAIT IMAM MAHDI
A total eclipse of the sun and moon will occur in Ramadhan, prior to Imam
The Major Signs:
IMAM MAHDI EMERGES
At age 40, Imam Mahdi appears in Makkah, then flees to Madinah.
MUSLIM ARMY MARCHES
The army of Mansoor from Khurasaan will head towards Makkah to aid Imam
Mahdi. They will win many battles on the way. No force will be able to stop
them. They will carry black flags.
SUFYAANI ARMY SWALLOWED BY THE EARTH.
The Sufyaani army (an Anti-Muslim force) from Syria singles out Imam Mahdi
for execution. On the way to Makkah, they get swallowed into the ground. A
second Sufyaani army is created with 960,000 men (of 80 nations).
CONFRONTATION IN SYRIA
Imam Mahdi and the Muslim army go to Syria to confront the Christians. The
Christians, before the battle, will ask Muslims for the return of their
prisoners-of-war. The Muslims will refuse. The battle will begin. One-third
of Imam Mahdi’s army will flee (their repentance will not be accepted),
one-third will be martyred, and one-third will gain victory over the
MUSLIM ARMY UNDER IMAM MAHDI CONQUERS PALESTINE
JIHAAD ON INDIA
A jamaat of Muslims wages Jihaad on India and be successful.
SYRIA UNDER MUSLIM RULE
Imam Mahdi returns to Syria and establishes Muslim rule over the lands he
ANIMOSTIY RIFE AMONGST THE PEOPLE
At this time, Muslims will be weak and there will be very few pious people.
3 RUMORS OF EMERGENCE OF DAJJAL...
3 YEARS OF DROUGHT
Before the emergence of Dajjal there will be three years of drought. The
first year, the skies will retain 1/3 of its water, the second year 2/3,
and all of its water the third year.
Dajjal appears. His followers, the Yahudis, will number 70,000 and will
wear expensive silk attire and carry double edged swords.
HADHRAT ISA (A.S.) (JESUS) APPEARS
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)descends during the lifetime of Imam Mahdi.
DAJJAL KILLED AT THE GATE OF HUDD
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) kills Dajjal at the Gate of Hudd, near an Israeli
airport, in the valley of “Ifiq.” The final war between the Yahudi's will
ensue, and the Muslims be victorious.
With the death of Dajjal, all wars will end. Jihad will be stopped; peace,
harmony, and tranquility will be on earth. The earth will produce abundant
crops and fruit. The people will follow Islam.
HADHRAT ISA RECEIVES REVELATION
The revelation tells that the Yajooj and Majooj will soon be released and
the believers should be taken to Mt. Toor (Sinai).
YAJOOJ AND MAJOOJ ("Gog and Magog")
The Yajooj and Majooj surge forth in large numbers. They destroy everything
in their path in their effort to conquer the world. They will be released
in two groups.
YAJOOJ AND MAJOOJ REACH JERUSALEM
When they reach Mount Khamrin in Jerusalem, they will proclaim to have
conquered the world. Then the will shoot arrows into the sky to conquer the
heavens. The arrows will return blood stained.
HARDHSHIPS ON MOUNT TOOR
Scarcity of provisions and hardships will afflict the Muslims. Hadhrat Isa
(A.S.) and the Muslims will pray for the removal of the calamity.
YAJOOJ AND MAJOOJ KILLED BY INFECTIONS
Their prayers were answered and the Yajooj and Majooj develop boil
infections, causing them to burst simultaneously as a result.
EARTH FULL OF STENCH OF CORPSES
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) and his companions pray again and huge birds are sent to
pick up the Yajooj and Majooj corpses and dispose of them in Nahbal
(according to Tirmidhi), the ocean or elsewhere.
PEACE ON EARTH
It will rain for forty days and the earth will be cleansed. Muslims will
burn the bows and arrow of Yajooj and Majooj for 7 years. Life will be
peaceful while Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) is alive. The earth will be bountiful.
Hadhrat Isa will live 19 years after marriage.
HADHRAT ISA PASSES AWAY AND BURIED NEXT TO MUHAMMED (S.A.W.)
OTHER LEADERS FOLLOW AFTER HADHRAT
Jahjaan from Qahtaan, from a tribe in Yemen, will rule as the next Khalifa.
Muquad, from a tribe of Banu Tamim will also be a deputy. SOCIETY SLOWLY
DECAYS AND KUFR SETS IN
The Final Signs of Qiyaamah:
1 THE CAVING IN OF THE GROUND
The ground will cave in: one in the east, one in the west, and one in
Hejaz, Saudi Arabia.
2 THE FORTY DAY SMOKE/FOG
Fog or smoke will cover the skies for forty days. The non-believers will
fall unconscious, while Muslims will be ill (develop colds). The skies will
then clear up.
3 THE NIGHT OF THREE NIGHTS
A night three nights long will follow the fog. It will occur in the month
of Zil-Hajj after Eidul-Adha, and cause much restlessness among the people.
4 THE RISING OF THE SUN IN THE WEST
After the night of three nights, the following morning the sun will rise in
the west. People’s repentance will not be accepted after this incident.
5 THE BEAST FROM THE EARTH APPEARS
One day later, the Beast from the earth will miraculously emerge from Mount
Safaa in Makkah, causing a split in the ground. The beast will be able to
talk to people and mark the faces of people, making the believers’ faces
glitter, and the non-believers’ faces darkened.
6 THE BREEZE FROM THE SOUTH
A breeze from the south causes sores in the armpits of Muslims, which they
will die of as a result.
7 DESTRUCTION OF THE KA’ABA
The Ka’aba will be destroyed by non-Muslim African group. Kufr will be
rampant. Haj will be discontinued. The Qur’an will be lifted from the heart
of the people, 30 years after the ruler Muquad’s death.
8 FINAL SIGN OF QIYAAMAH: FIRE IN
The fire will follow people to Syria, after which it will stop.
COMMENCEMENT OF QIYAAMAH
Some years after the fire, Qiyaamah begins with the Soor (trumpet) being
blown. The year is not known to any person. Qiyaamah will come upon the
worst of creation.
(excerpts from... "Signs of Qiyamah"
by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali
and "MAJOR SIGNS OF QIYAMAT"
by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias)
Who is Dajjal?
Hadhrat Imraan bin Husain (R.A.)
relates that, "I heard Rasulullah
(Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying: "Since the birth of Adam (A.S.) till
the advent of Qiyamah there is no fitnah (evil, test) much greater that of
(Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam)
has exhorted the regular recital
of Suratul Kahf which will most certainly save one from the Evils of
Hadhrat Huzaifah (R.A.) says, Dajjal
will be blind in his left eye. He will
have very thick hair on his body and he will also have his own type of
Jannat and Jahannam with him: Although his Jannat will appear as Jannat, in
reality it will be Jahannam and likewise though his Jahannam will appear to
be Jahannam, in reality it will be Jannat.
Imraan bin Husain (R.A.) says Rasulullah
(Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
"Those who hear about Dajjal should stay far from him. By Allah! A person
will approah him thinking him to be a Believer, but on seeing his amazing
feats he will become his follower."
Ubadah bin Saamit (R.A.) once said,
"I have explained Dajjal to you but I
fear that you might not have understood. Maseeh Dajjal will be short, and
his legs will be crooked. The hair on his head will be extremely twisted.
He will have one eye (with which he can see, and this is the protruding eye
about which other ahadeeth inform us) while his other eye will be totally
flat. It will neither be deep (in its socket) nor protruding.
If you still have any doubt regarding
him then remember that your Sustainer
(Rabb) is not one-eyed. (Because Dajjal will eventually claim to be Allah).
In a lengthy Hadith narrated by Abu Saeed (R.A.), Rasulullah (Salallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said: "Dajjal will come but it will be
prohibited and impossible for him to enter Madina. He will set up camp in a
barren land outside Madina. One person who will be the best of persons will
confront him by saying: "I bear witness that you are the very Dajjal about
whom Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has informed us."
Dajjal will say to his followers,
"If I kill this person and then revive
him, you people will still doubt me?"
They will reply, "No."
He will then kill this person, (according
to another narration he will
split this person in two) and thereafter revive him. This person will say,
"I am totally convinced more than ever before that you definitely are
Dajjal will attempt to kill this
person again but his efforts will now be
(According to a hadith, after this
incident, Dajjal will not be able to
Hadhrat Anas (R.A.) says that Rasulullah
(Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
"Dajjal will come and finally reach the outskirts of Madina. There will be
three tremors. At that time, all the disbelievers and hypocrites will flee
In this way Madina Munawwarah will be purified of all the evil hypocrites.
Hadhrat Asma bint Yazeed (R.A.)
narrates that Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) once came to my house and there he spoke about Dajjal. He said
that before the emergence of Dajjal there will be three spells of drought.
In one year the skies will withold one third of its rains, causing the
earth to withold one third of its produce. In the second year the skies
will withold two thirds of its rains, causing the earth to withold two
thirds of its produce. In the third year, the skies will withold all its
water and there will be no crops that year. All animals, be they hooved or
toothed, will die as a result. The greatest evil of Dajjall will be to
approach anyone and ask him: "If I bring your camel back to life, will you
then believe that I am your Rabb?"
This person will reply, "Most certainly."
Thereafter Shaytaan (from the many
Shayateen who will always accompany
Dajjal) will appear before this person in the form of his camel with a fat
hump and fully laden udders.
Likewise Dajjal will appear before
another person whose father and brother
have long passed away and ask him, "If I bring your father and brother back
to life will you believe that I am your Rabb?"
This person will reply, "Why not?"
Shaytaan will once again take on
the appearance of his brother and
Hadhrat Mughira ibn Shu'ba (R.A.)
says that, "No one asked Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) about Dajjal as much as myself. Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) said to me, "How can he possibly harm you?"
I said: "People are saying that
he will have with him a mountain of bread
(provisions) and a river of water."
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam)
said: "In the sight of Allah he is
much more disgraced than that. (i.e. Allah knows full well that in reality
Dajjal has nothing with him, and all that which appears to be with him is
but deception). (Bukhari and Muslim).
Other Ahadeeth regarding Dajjal
inform us that:
He will emerge between Shaam and Iraq, and his emergence will become known
when he is in Isfahaan at a place called Yahudea.
The Yahudis of Isfahaan will be his main followers.
Apart from having mainly Yahudi followers, he will have a great number of
women followers as well.
He will have with him fire and water, but in reality the fire will be cold
water while that what appears to be cold water will in reality be a blazing
Those who obey him will enter "his Jannat" while those who disobey him will
enter "his Jahannam."
There will be a thick fingernail-like object in his left eye.
The letters "Kaa" "Faa" "Raa" will appear on his forehead and will be
deciphered by all Mu'mineen regardless of them being literate or not.
He will have a wheatish complexion.
He will travel at great speeds and his means of conveyance will be a
gigantic mule. It is said that he will play beautiful music which will
attract the music lovers.
Dajjal will lay claim to prophethood.
He will then lay claim to Divinity.
He will perform unusual feats.
He will travel the entire world. He will send down rains upon those who
believe in him, which in turn will cause good crops to grow, trees to bear
fruit and cattle to grow fat.
He will cause drought to those who disbelieve in him, resulting in
starvation and hardship for them.
During those trying times the Mu'mineen will satiate their hunger through
the recitation of Subhanallah and La'ilaha Ilallahu.
The hidden treasures will spill forth at his command. He will stay on this
Earth for a period of forty days; the length of the first day will be one
year, the second day will be equal to one month, the third day will be
equal to a week and the remaining days will be normal.
He will be unable to enter Makkah because the Malaikah will be guarding the
Holy City and nor will he be able to enter Madina because there will be
Malaikah guarding each of the seven entrances to Madina; From Madina he
will proceed towards Shaam where Imaam Mahdi will be stationed.
Finally Isa (A.S.) will descend from the heavens and pursue him and
eventually kill him at present day Lydda (Baad Lud).
(from: "Signs of Qiyamah"
by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali)
Who are the Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj?
The Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj
During the reign of Hadhrat Isa
(A.S.) people will live an extremely
peaceful life filled with prosperity and abundance. Then the wall which
imprisons Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj will break and they will surge forth in large
"But when Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj
are let loose and they rush headlong down
Who are the Ya'jooj and Majooj?
Zul Qarnain (A.S.) who was a pious
and just Ruler travelled to many lands
and conquered them, establishing justice and the Law of Allah therein.
Allah Ta'ala provided him with all forms and material strength through
which he was able to carry out his conquests and missions.
He once carried out a mission in
three directions, the far west, the far
east, and then in a northerly direction. It was here that he came across a
tribe of people who complained to him about the tribes of Ya'jooj and
Majooj which inhabited the land behind two huge mountains and often emerged
from behind these mountains to perpetrate acts of anarchy and plunder among
them. They requested Zul Qarnain (A.S.) to erect a barrier between
themselves and the tribes of Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj so that they could be
saved from their atrocities. With the material strength at his disposal,
Zul Qarnain (A.S.) enlisted their physical labor and set about erecting a
high wall between the two mountains. The height of the wall or its exact
length is unknown. What is known is that the height of this wall reaches
that of the summit of both mountains. It is made with blocks or sheets of
iron, which is further strengthened by molten lead. In this manner Ya'jooj
and Majooj are unable to scale the wall, or cross it, except when it is the
will of Allah.
"And when the promise
of my Rabb approaces, He will level it to dust"
They are situated in a land of ice
which is hidden from our gazes and the
exact location of which is unknown. Though many interpretations do exist in
this respect, none of these can be said to absolute.
Ya'jooj and Majooj are human beings
and according to a narration they are
from the progeny of Yafith ibn Nooh (A.S.).
In a lengthy hadith by Hadhrat Nawwas
ibn Sam'aan (R.A.) Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said:
will send revelation upon Eesa (A.S.) that 'Such a creation
of mine is now going to emerge that no power will be able to stop
them. Therefore take my servants and ascend the Mount of Toor.' Then
Ya'jooj and Majooj will emerge and surge forth in all their fury. When
those from among them who constitute the former part of their army
pass the lake of Tiberias (which is in northern Palestine), they will
drink up all the water of that lake and by the time those that
constitute the latter part of that same army pass the lake, they will
say, "There used to be water here (long ago). When they reach the
Mount of Khamr in Jerusalem, they will arrogantly proclaim: 'We have
conquered the people of the earth, now we will annihilate those in the
sky.' So saying they will fire their arrows towards the sky. When the
arrows return to the ground they will be blood stained.
meantime, Eesa (A.S.) will be on the Mount of Toor with his
followers. At that time the head of and ox will be as valuable as is a
hundred dinars to you in this day. [This indicates the scarcity of
provisions]. Faced with these hardships, Eesa (A.S.) and his followers
will make dua unto Allah (to remove this calamity). As a result, Allah
will cause sores to appear on the necks of each and every individual
of these people which will cause their death suddenly. When Eesa
(A.S.) and his followers descend from the Mount of Toor there will not
be a single space on the land where the dead rotting bodies of these
people is not littered, giving off a horrendous odour. Eesa (A.S.) and
his followers will once more supplicate unto Allah as a result of
which Allah will send down huge birds whose necks will be as thick as
that of the necks of camels, and they will dump these bodies in a
place where Allah wills. (According to a narration by Tirmidhi, they
will be dumped at a place called Nahbal).
will then send down a heavy rain, the waters of which
will flow in every part of the earth cleansing it thoroughly. It will
rain for a period of forty days.
will then burn the bows and arrows of the Ya'jooj and
Ma'jooj for a period of seven years.
order the earth to yield forth its crops in abundance and
there will be such blessing and prosperity that one pomegranate will
be sufficient for a whole group while the peel thereof will suffice to
cast a shadow over them. The milk of one camel will be sufficient for
many groups while one milk giving cow will be sufficient for a whole
tribe. One milk giving goat will be sufficent for a whole family..."
Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A.)
narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
day of Qiyamah Allah will say to Adam (A.S.) to pick out the
Jahannamis from his entire progeny. Adam (A.S.) will ask: 'O Rabb, who
say: 'Nine hundred and ninety nine of a thousand are
Jahannami while the one is a Jannati.'
this the Sahaba were overtaken by fear and they asked "O
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), who will that one Janniti
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: 'Do not grieve, the nine
hundred and ninety nine will be Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj while you will be
the Jannati."' (i.e. your numbers in relation to them will be one in a
(Bukhari and Muslim)
Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Umar (R.A.)
says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Ta'ala divided mankind into ten parts. Nine tenths constitute
Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj while the remaining tenths constitutues the rest
Zainab bint Jahsh (R.A.) says: "...once Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wassallam) awoke from such a sleep that his face was red and
these words were on his tongue: 'There is none worthy of worship
except Allah. Destruction is upon the Arabs on account of the evil
which has come close to them. Today a hole as big as this has opened
up in the wall of Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj.' ..and Rasulullah (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) indicated the size of the hole forming a ring with
his index finger and thumb."
(Bukhari and Muslim)
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrates
that every day Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj
break (dig) through the wall erected by Zul Qarnain (A.S.) until they reach
the end of it to that extent that they can actually see the light on the
other side. They then return (home) saying that 'We will break through
tomorrow.' But Allah Ta'ala causes the wall to revert to its original
thickness and the next day they start digging through the wall all over
again, and this process continues each day until as long as Allah wills
them to remain imprisoned. When Allah wishes them to be released, then at
the end of the day they will say, "If Allah wills, tomorrow we will break
through." The following day they will find the wall as they had left it the
previous day (i.e. it will not have returned to its orginal state) and
after breaking the remaining part of it they will emerge."
(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)
Commenting on the above hadith,
Allamah Ibn Arabi says, Three miracles are
evident in this Hadith:
never occurs to these tribes that they must continue work
during the night. After all, they are in such large numbers that they
can easily delegate the work among themselves and work in shifts. But
Allah does not allow this thought to occur to them.
never occurs to them that they can merely cross the mountains
or scale the wall, which they can do through the aid of equipment and
implements wich they possess in large numbers. According to a
narration by Wahab ibn Munabbah it is known that these tribes are
agriculturists and artisians possessing various types of equipment.
thought of saying "If Allah wills" never enters their minds
and it will only occur to them to say it when Allah wills that they be
(from: "Signs of Qiyamah"
by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali)
Who Is Imam Mahdi?
Please do not confuse Imam Mahdi
with Hadhrat Isa (Jesus) Alayhis Salaam.
They are two different persons, and both will come during the last days.
According to Hadeeth, Imam Mahdi will appear first, and Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)
will appear during Imam Mahdi's lifetime. Furthermore, only Hadhrat Isa
(A.S.) will be able to kill Dajjal (the "anti-Christ").
The term "MAHDI" is a title meaning "The Guided one".
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas'ood (R.A.)
says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said, "This world will not come to an end until one person from
my progeny does not rule over the Arabs, and his name will be the same as
my name." (Tirmidhi)
Hadhrat Ali (R.A.) narrates that
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
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 initally was filled with oppression." (Abu Dawood)
Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A.)
relates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said, "Al Mahdi will be from my progeny. His forehead will be
broad and his nose will be high. He will fill the world with justice and
fairness at a time when the world will be filled with oppression. He will
rule for seven years."
Other ahadeeth inform us that:
* He will
* He will be fair complexioned
* His facial features will be similar to those of Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
* His character will be exactly like that of Rasulullah (Sallallahu
* His father's name will be Abdullah
* His mother's name will be Aamina
* He will speak with a slight stutter and occasionally this stutter
will frustrate him causing him to hit his hand upon his thigh.
* His age at the time of his emergence will be forty years
* He will receive Knowledge from Allah.
His Emergence and Rule
Hadhrat Umme Salmah (R.A.) narrates
that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said, " After the death of a Ruler there will be some dispute
between the people. At that time a citizen of Madina will flee (from
Madinah) and go to Makkah. While in Makkah, certain people will approach
him between Hajrul Aswad and Maqaame Ibraheem, and forcefully pledge their
allegiance to him.
Thereafter a huge army will proceed
from Syria to attack him but when they
will be at Baida, which is between Makkah and Madina, they will be
swallowed into the ground.
On seeing this, the Abdaals of Shaam
as well as large numbers of people
from Iraq will come to him and pledge their allegiance to him. Then a
person from the Quraish, whose uncle will be from the Bani Kalb tribe will
send an army to attack him, only to be overpowered, by the will of Allah.
This (defeated) army will be that of the Bani Kalb. Unfortunate indeed is
he who does not receive a share from the booty of the Kalb. This person
(Imam Mahdi) will distribute the spoils of war after the battle. He will
lead the people according to the Sunnat and during his reign Islam will
spread throughout the world. He will remain till seven years (since his
emergence). He will pass away and the Muslims will perform his Janazah
salaat." (Abu Dawood)
According to a Hadeeth, Sayyidena
Eesa (A.S.) will lead the Janaazah of
Imam Mahdi (A.S.).
While the people will be pledging
their allegiance to Imaam Mahdi, a voice
from the unseen will call out:
the representative of Allah,
The Mahdi, listen to him and obey him"
This announcement which will be
heard by all those present will establish
his authenticity. Another sign which will indicate the authenticity of
Imaam Mahdi wil be that in the Ramadhaan prior to his emergence an eclipse
of the sun and moon will occur.
Hadhrat Abu Umamah (R.A.) says that
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
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 Haroon (A.S.) and will be upheld for seven years."
The people asked: "O Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), who will be
the Imaam of the people at the time?"
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
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 Bani Israeel..." (Tabrani)
According to hadith narrated by
Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A.) Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "...(regarding the rule of Imaam Mahdi)
the skies will rain down in abundance and the earth will yield forth its
crop in abundance, and those alive will desire that those who have already
passed away should have been alive to enjoy this prosperity..."
Hadhrat Buraidah (R.A.) says that
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
said: "There will be many armies after me. You must join that army which
will come from Khurasaan." (Ibn Adi)
Abu Hurairah (R.A.) says that Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
"(Armies carrying) black flags will come from Khurasaan. No power will be
able to stop them and they will finally reach Eela (Baitul Maqdas) where
they will erect their flags."
(from: "Signs of Qiyamah"
by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali)
The Physical Features of Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)
He will resemble the famous Sahabi
(A.S.) Hadhrat Urwa bin Masoodi (R.A.).
He will be of average height and red and white in colour. His hair spread
to the shoulders, straight, neat and shining as after a bath. On bending
his head, it will seem as if pearls are falling. He will have an armour on
his body. He will be wearing two pieces of cloth light yellow in color.
He will descend on a Jamaat (group)
that will be righteous at the time and
comprising of 800 men and 400 women. The people will be preparing for war
at the time against Dajjal (the anti-Christ). It will be time for Fajr
prayers, and Imam Mahdi will be the Amir (leader). From the darkness of the
dawn, a sound will suddenly be heard that "one who listens to your pleas
has come" -- the righteous people will look everywhere and their eyes will
fall on Isa (A.S.). Briefly, at the time of Fajr, Isa (A.S.) will descend.
When descending, Isa (A.S.)'s hands will be on the shoulders of two angels
(according to another source (Kab Abrar), a cloud will carry him). On their
insistence Hadhrat Isa will introduce himself. He will inquire about their
enthusiasm and thoughts on Jihad against Dajjal. Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will
descend on the eastern side near the Minaret in Damascus (or in
Baitul-Muqaddus by Imam Mahdi). At the time Imam Mahdi will have proceeded
forward to lead the Fajr Salaat. The Iqamat of the Salaat would have been
said (already recited) and Imam Mahdi will call Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) for
Imamat (to lead the prayer), but he (Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)) will instead tell
Imam Mahdi to lead the prayer since the Iqamat of that Salaat has already
been said for him. Thus Imam Mahdi will lead the prayer, and Hadhrat Isa
(A.S.) will follow him. After the ruku, he will make this statement: "Allah
has killed Dajjal and the Muslims have appeared."
The Killing of Dajjal and the Victory of the Muslims
After the completion of Fajr Salaat,
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will open the door
behind him where Dajjal accompanied by 70,000 Yahudis will be. He will
indicate with his hand to move away between him (Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)) and
Dajjal. Dajjal will then see Hadhrat Isa (A.S.). At that time every Kafir
on whom the breath of Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will reach, will die. His breath
will reach up to the distance of his eyesight. The Muslims will then come
down from the mountains and break loose on the army of Dajjal. There will
be war, Dajjal will retreat, and Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will pursue Dajjal.
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will have two flexible swords and one shield with him
and with these he will kill Dajjal at the Gate of Hudd. He willl show the
Muslims the blood of Dajjal which will get on his shield. Eventually the
Yahudis will be selected and killed. The swine will be killed and the cross
broken. People will revert to Islam. Wars will end, and people will return
to their respective countries. One Jamaat (group) of Muslims will remain in
his service and companionship.
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will go to Fajr
Rawha and perform Haj or Umrah (or both)
from there. He will also go to the grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) and present his greetings and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) will reply. People will live comfortable lives. The wall of
Yajooj and Majooj will then break.
The Blessings of Hadhrat Isa (A.S.)
1 Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will descend
and stay on earth.
2 His descension will be in the last era of the Ummat.
3 He will be a just ruler and a fair judge.
4 His ummat will be the Khalifa (deputies) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
5 He will act himself and instruct others on the Qur'an and Hadith (Shariat
6 He will lead people in Salaat.
7 He will stay on earth for a period of 40 years after descending. The will
be the best era of the Ummat after the first era of Islam.
8 Allah will protect his companions from Jahannam.
9 Those who will save the Deen of Islam by associating themselves with
Hadhrat Isa (A.S.) will be amongst the most loved by Allah Ta'ala.
10 During this period all other religions and mazhabs besides Islam will
perish, hence there will be no kuffaars in the world.
11 Jihad will be stopped.
12 No Khiraaj will be taken.
13 Nor Jizya (protection) money from the kafirs.
14 Wealth and property will be in surplus to such an extent that there will
be no one to accept the wealth of the other (everyone will be independent).
15 Receiving Zakaat and Saadaqa will be discarded.
16 The people will love the sajda (prostration) more than the world and
what it consists of.
17 All types of Deeni and worldly blessings will descend on earth (many
halaal (lawful) things will be created).
18 There will be peace, harmony and tranquility during the time of Hadhrat
Isa (A.S.)'s stay in the world.
19 There will be no animosity for a period of seven years, even between two
20 All hearts will be free from miserliness, envy, hatred, malice and
21 For a period of forty years no one will fall ill or die.
22 Venom will be taken out of all venomous animals.
23 Snakes and scorpions will not harm anyone to the extent that if a child
put his hand in its mouth, he will not be harmed.
24 Wild animals will not harm anyone.
25 If a man will pass a lion, he will not be troubled or harmed, or even if
any girl will open its mouth to test if it will do anything.
26 The camels will graze among lions, cheetahs with cattle and the jackals
27 The fertility of the land will increase to such an extent that even if a
seed is planted in a hard rock, it will sprout.
28 A pomegranate will be so huge that a jamaat will be able to eat it and
the people will use its peel as shade.
29 There will be so much barakaat (blessing) in milk that a camel will
suffice for a huge jamaat, a cow for a tribe and a goat for a family.
30 In short, life will be most pleasant after the descension of Hadhrat Isa
His Marriage, Death and Deputies
After his descension on earth, Hadhrat
Isa (A.S.) 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 Janaza Salaat and bury him net to
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). (Tirmidhi)
(from "Major Signs of Qiyamat"
translated by M. Afzal Hoosein Elias
from the original (with references): "Aalalaat-e-Qiyyamat aur