Monday, June 25, 2007

Some Signs of the End of Times

Of course no one knows when the Last Day will be, but there is an abundance of thought-provoking information in the Qur'an and hadith. Even if you don't believe, it is interesting:

In the End Times of the community of the faithful, people, those who adorn the mosques but leave their own hearts in ruins, who fail to look after their religion as much as they do their clothes, who forsake their religious obligations for the sake of their activities in this world, will increase in number. (Agreed upon)

The Last Hour will not be established until there will remain those people who will neither be aware of the virtures and never prevent the vices. (Ahmad)

The Hour will come when voices are raised in the mosques. (Tirmidhi)

The Hour will come when leaders are oppressors. (Al-Haythami, Kitab al-Fitan)

When the Qur'an is read as if singing a song, and when a person is esteemed for reading in that way, even though he is not knowledged …(Al-Tabarani, Al-Kabir)

'The Hour will come, when people believe in the stars and reject al-Qadar (the Divine Decree of destiny) (Al-Haythami, Kitab al-Fitan)

Undoubtedly, a period will come upon people wherein not a single person will be saved from indulging in interest. If anyone avoids direct indulgence in interest, yet he will not escape from the smoke (effects) thereof.. Its effects will somehow reach him. (Narrated by Abu Hurairah)

The day of Judgment will not come until the very lowest people are the happiest.

Only people one knows will be greeted with the salaam... (Ahmad Diya'al-Din al-Kamushkhanawi, Ramuz al-Ahadith)

When the old have no compassion for the young, when the young show no respect to the old … when children grow angry … Judgment is at hand. (Reported by Omar (r.a.))

In the Last Days, there will be such people, who, when they meet, curse and abuse each other instead of greeting (with salaam). (Allama Jalaluddin Suyuti, Durre-Mansoor)

Bribes will be called gifts, and will be considered lawful. (Amal al-Din al-Qazwini, Mufid al-'ulum wa-mubid al-humum)

The Last Day will not be established until …time will pass quickly. (Bukhari)

Great distances will be traversed in short spans of time. (Ahmad, Musnad)

The Last Hour will not come before time contracts, a year being like a month, a month like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour, and an hour like the kindling of a fire. (Tirmidhi)

My community will find such well-being at that time that the like will never have been seen before. (Ibn Majah)

My community, both the good and the bad, will be blessed with blessings they have never seen before (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman)

Another hadith describes the richness of this period:

During the period, the earth will throw out its treasure…(Ibn Hajar Haythami, Al Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi 'alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar)


skunk said...

very interesting post. i always liked stuff like this :D

when you get here, keep those things in mind, cos alot of that seems to have literally come true, which i'm sure you'll find.

especially the indulgeing in interest, the singing of the quran and the earth throwing its treasures.

i'm gonna find a sturdy rock to hide under on judgement day :P

Carly said...

lol, there are so many interesting signs. There is one that says when a thing that is attached to a person's hip speaks to him. Most scholars think that means a cell phone.
I am intrigued by the contraction of time. That one is coming true in my life now.:D
See u!

skunk said...

:O haha thats gotta be a cellphone !

i'm going to stock up on spam for the impending apocalypse!

Carly said...

make sure it is halal spam! :p

slartybartfarst said...

Hi Carly, very interesting stuff, thanks.
In response to your comment, I was just being provocative to see if you were still there.......
Actually the US/ Canadian thing came from the summer camp kids most of whom are children of US military in Kuwait, and the antipathy came from them. I have to say I have never come across this before. Any idea why they might have this feeling?

Carly said...

Hey Slarty,
Thanks for coming by. I thought as much...:P Anyway, I have never heard anyone say anything derogatory about the Canadians, honestly. I could only guess that if these were military kids, maybe they view the Canadians as being 'unpatriotic', like the French.;) Hard to believe, I know, but many Americans think the term 'patriotic' refers to America solely.