Signs of the Day of Judgement

“Are they waiting for anything except the Hour, to come to them suddenly? But its Signs have already come” (Surah Muhammad) the Day of Judgment (Qayamat) is very near. This can be substantiated by the fact, that the signs revealed in Holy Quran and by Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) are all prevailing in the world today. It will be the day, where the entire mankind will finally reap rewards or will get punished for their deeds.

Some of the vital signs of the Day of Judgment are

Past

  • Splitting of the Moon.
  • Demise of Holy prophet (S.A.W.)
  • The Muslim conquest of Jerusalem.
  • Thirty impostors will appear, each thinking he is a prophet.
  •  A form of death, which will kill thousands of Muslims. (refers to the plague of Amwas during the caliphate of Hazrat Umar).
  • A major fighting inMedina(refers to the battle of al-Harrah during the caliphate of Yazid, 63 AH).

Present

  •  Naked, destitute, barefoot shepherds will compete in building tall buildings.
  • The slave-woman will give birth to her master or mistress.
  • A trial (fitnah), which will enter every Muslim household.
  • Knowledge will be taken away and people will grope in the darkness of ignorance.
  •  Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities.
  • Illegal sexual intercourse will become widespread.
  • Earthquakes will increase.
  •  Time will pass more quickly.
  •  Bloodshed will increase.
  • A man will pass by the grave of another and wish he was in the latter’s place.
  • Trustworthiness will be lost, i.e. when authority is given to those who do not deserve it. People will not remain loyal even to their blood relatives.
  • People will gather for prayer, but will be unable to find an imam to lead them.

Future

  • The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women.
  • The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains the treasure.
  • The Muslim conquest of Rome.
  • Imam Mahdi (guided one) will appear, and will become the Imam of the Muslims.
  • Jesus Christ will descend in Damascus, and will pray behind the Mahdi.
  • Jesus will break the cross and kill the swine, i.e. destroy the false Christianity.
  •  The appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), and the associated tribulations.
  • Time of great peace and serenity during and after the remaining lifetime of Jesus.
  • Wealth will come so abundant that it will become difficult to find someone to accept charity.
  • Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers.
  • Society will then decay.
  • The huge cloud of smoke will be seen.
  • The sun will rise from the west (its place of setting).
  •  A gentle wind, which will take the souls of the believers.
  •  There is no-one left on the earth saying, “Allah, Allah” or ‘There is no god except Allah’.
  • The blowing in the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, upon which everyone will faint except as Allah wills.
  • The second blowing in the Trumpet, upon which everyone will be resurrected.

We as Muslims, by reviewing our lifestyle and the workings of our society must realize that Day of Judgment is very near. It is high time for us, to rectify our deeds and start preparing ourselves to confront Allah in the Hereafter.