the Signs Before The Day Of Judgement.pdf

the Signs Before The Day Of Judgement.pdf

the Signs Before The Day Of Judgement.pdf

Chapter 1 
ÂYAT AND AHADÎTH 
ABOUT THE HOUR
Allâh - subhânahu wa Ta’âla - said: 
“They ask thee about the Hour, ‘When will be its appointed time?’ Wherein art thou (concerned) 
with the declaration thereof? With thy Lord is the Limit fixed thereof. Thou art but a Warner for 
such as fear it. The Day they will see it, (it will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at 
most till) the following morn!” (an-Nâzi’at 79:42-46) 
“They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: ‘The knowledge 
thereof is with my Lord (alone): none but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its 
burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you.’ They ask thee 
as if thou were eager in search thereof: say: ‘The knowledge thereof is with Allâh (alone), but most 
men know not.’ ” (al-A‘râf 7:187) 
There are many Âyat and Ahadîth concerning this subject: Allâh said: 
“The Hour (of Judgement) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.” (al-Qamar 54:1) 
The Prophet - sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam - said, whilst pointing with his index and middle 
fingers, “The time of my advent and the Hour are like these two fingers.” In another report he said, 
“The Hour almost came before me.” This indicates how close we are, relatively speaking, to the 
Hour. 
Allâh said: “Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn 
away.” (al-Anbiyâ’ 21:1) 
“(Inevitable) cometh (to pass) the Command of Allâh: seek, ye not then to hasten it.” (an-Nahl 
16:1) 
“Only those wish to hasten it who believe not in it: those who believe hold it in awe, and know that 
it is the Truth.” (ash-Shûra 42:18) 
In Sahîh al-Bukhârî, there is a Hadîth which states that a Bedouin asked the Prophet about the 
Hour. He said, “It will surely come to pass. What have you prepared for it?” The man said, “O 
Messenger of Allâh, I have not prepared much in the way of prayer and good works, but I love 
Allâh and His Messenger.” The Prophet said, “You will be with those you love.” The Muslims had 
never rejoiced as much they did when they heard this Hadîth. 
Some Ahadîth report that the Prophet was asked about the Hour. He looked towards a young boy 
and said, “If he lives, he will not grow very old before he sees your Last Hour coming to you.” By 
this he meant their death and entering the Hereafter, because everyone who dies enters the 
Hereafter; some people say that when a person has died, his Judgement has begun. This Hadîth 
with this meaning is "correct" (Sahîh). Some heretics comment on this Hadîth and give it an 
incorrect meaning. The exact timing of the Great Hour (as-Sâ’at al-’Uzma) is something which 
Allâh alone knows and which He has not revealed to anyone, as is clear from the Hadîth in which 
the Prophet said: “There are five things which nobody knows except Allâh;” then he recited,





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