Time for some of the Muslim signs of the End Times. I hope I can do it justice, since I am not as familiar with Muslim signs as Christian signs. As before, some things will be left out to be given their own post in order to compare text better. Which is the purpose of this series.
When Muslim speak of the End Times, they use the word Qiyamah which means “Day of the Resurrection” which is the last judgment in Islam. Belief in Qiyamah is part of the creed or Aqidah, and is a fundamental tenet of faith in Islam. The trials and tribulation associated with it are detailed in both the Quran and the Hadith, as well as in the commentaries of the Islamic expositors and scholarly authorities, who explain them in detail. Every human, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, is held accountable for his or her deeds and are judged by Allah according to the Quran 74.38. Al-Qiyamah is the 75th sura of the Quran.
Basically some of the premise is the same, they believe in a final judgment. We will be going over some of the difference in more detail in future posts.In my research I have found many links to one person, so I will use his stuff as well.
Islam has both minor and major signs of the Qiymah/End Times, I will start with the minor signs. We will look at some of these more closely in future posts. As you can already tell it is a very involved process. I had wanted to prepare the series in advance but that was not practical, so I am doing it as we move along, and trying to keep it in some order.
1.The dark of night will not be deemed necessary for the commitment of sins.
2.Extravagant mansions will be constructed.
3.Singers will be considered respectable.
4.War shall be prevalent .
5.Gambling will be prevalent.
6.People will fear living in their own houses.
7.Dajjal shall come and shall have one eye (anti-Christ) (we will get into this later)
8.Land shall be turned into deserts
9.Earthquakes and Volcano’s and other natural disasters shall be common.
10.Good deeds will be few and far between.
11.False guides will mislead the multitudes.
12.Posts will be many, but practical teachers a few.
13.Mosques will be decorated profusely but urge towards adoration will be absent.
14.The rate of accidental deaths will be on the rise.
15.The rich will become godless and the devout will become sinful.
16.Leaders of opinion will be corrupt and overbearing.
17.False witnesses will be accepted and true ones rejected
18.The Quran will be considered as an old ancient book
19.A person spending money on sinful purposes will not be criticized.
20.People will thrust their personal opinions in the religion.
21.Usury (Interest) will be considered lawful.
22.The virtuous will be despised for their faith in God.
23.Human beings will be followers of selfish desires.
24.Pride will be taken for oppressive tendencies.
25.Good people will observe silence due to fear of wicked persons foul speech.
26.Tale bearing and backbiting will be considered as good and will be prevalent.
27.A wealthy person will command more respect then a pious person.
28.Children will curse their parents and will pray for their early death.
29.Payments will be taken for rendering religious services in Mosques.
30.There will be two eclipses in the Month of Ramadan.
31.Recitation of the Holy Quran will be considered as a burden
32.Homosexuality will be prevalent
33.The land will crumble and sink thrice in the East, the west and Arabian peninsula
– These are some of the signs.
– Most of these signs have occurred, some did not occur, and some are occurring
– May Allah protect us from hell fire.
– Please pray for the hastening of the reappearance of Imam.
Minor Signs of Qiymah by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali (try saying that 5 times real fast)
“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 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 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.) I would like to ask my Muslim readers what the R.A. stands for.
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 of guidance.
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.
Auf bin Malik (R.A.) says: I came to Rasulullah while he was in his skin tent during the Tabuk expedition. He said to me, “Count six things before the advent of Qiyamah:
1 My death
2 The conquest of Jerusalem
3 Mass deaths amongst yu people, just as when sheep die in large numbers during an epidemic
4 Abundance of wealth to such an extent tht if a person were to be given a hundred Dinars he will still not be satisfied
5 General anarchy and bloodshed, that no Arab household will be spared from it
6 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 men.” (Hadith: Sahih Bukhari)
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 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 (Christians)’.
Hadhrat Abbas (R.A.) narrates that Rasulallah 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 Quran.
They will claim,We have recited the Quran and is there anyone who understands the Quran better than us? There is NO ONE more proficient than us in the study of the Quran.
Then Rasulallah asked the Sahaba, ‘Do you see any good in their claims?’ The Sahaba replied, ‘No’. Rasulallah said, ‘But these conceited claimants will be from my Ummah and will be the fuel of the Fire.’
From “Signs of Qiyamah” By Mohammaed Ali lbn Zubair Ali
Take some time and see how many you can find that match up to Christian signs. Monday, we will get into some of the prophecy’s I have left out.