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The Signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment - Prophet ^Isa will encounter the Imposter

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Prophet ^Isa will encounter the Imposter in Palestine and will kill him at the gate of Ludd (a village in Palestine).

As for Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), they are originally two tribes of the human race of the Children of Adam and have many off-springs, all of which are blasphemers. The people of Ya’juj and Ma’juj have been alive for many thousands of years and are insulated from other humans by the will of Allah. They are seized in a place which our civilization has not yet discovered. Allah separated them from us, so until their time is due, they can’t interact with us nor us with them.

As-Sa^b Dhul Qarnayn built a huge wall separating them from us. Dhul Qarnayn is said to be an upright righteous waliyy, Allah the Exalted has provided him with extraordinary abilities. The wind used to carry him from the East to the West. Allah ta^ala gave him a karamah (extraordinary act) enabling him to build a huge iron mountain wall, he then hardened it with an added cast of copper. It is mentioned that this wall is so magnificent in strength and size that none of the inhabitants behind it could climb over it.

Since their isolation thousands of years ago, Ya’juj and Ma’juj have been struggling daily to cut through the mountainous wall. Everyday, from dawn till dusk they try unsuccessfully to break through the wall. At the end of each day, they leave their incomplete task of breaking through the passage, agreeing to finish it off the next day. Except, on the following day and to their disappointment, they return to find the passage closed again. Obviously they have no choice but to start again. This dilemma will continue to happen daily until the day that Ya’juj and Ma’juj will seek the help of Allah in their intention to open the passage through the wall. As a result of asking the help of Allah, they will wake up and continue where they left off and eventually on that day they will successfully open for themselves a passage into our life.

Each one of them will not die before having one-thousand or more off-spring as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam mentioned. The population of Ya’juj and Ma’juj has been dramatically increasing in numbers since their isolation thousands of years ago. It is mentioned that they are such a large population that on the Day of Judgment the ratio of Ya’juj and Ma’juj compared with the common humans will be a hundred to one (100:1). It is falsely claimed that these people are midgets with extremely huge ears, using one ear as pillow and the other ear as a blanket. These claims are indeed untrue.

A famine will occur during their days. They will approach a lake in Tabaraya in Palestine and drink the lake dry. When the last of them reaches the bank of the river seeking water, he will say, “There once was water here”. Prophet ^Isa and his followers also try to kill the people of Ya’juj and Ma’juj, but they will be unable to terminate all of them and free the land from their calamity. So Prophet ^Isa and the Muslims will go to the mount of at-Tur. There they will supplicate Allah to rid them from this calamity. Their supplication will be answered. Allah will swamp the people of Ya’juj and Ma’juj with worms. These worms will eat their way into their necks killing them instantly as they fell to the ground. Allah will send birds that will carry them and throw them in the sea. Heavy rain will then fall, washing the traces of the people of Ya’juj and Ma’juj into the sea ridding the earth from all the non-believers. Those people will appear sometime after Prophet ^Isa comes down to Earth.

As for Prophet ^Isa’s descend to Earth, this was mentioned in more than one hadith. Al-Hakim related that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam said:

" لَيَهبِطَنَّ عيسَى بنُ مريم حَكَمًا مُقْسطًا، وَلَيسلُكَنَّ فَجًا حَاجًا أو معتمرًا، وليَأْتِيَنَّ قبري حتى يسلِّم عليَّ، ولأرُدَنَّ عَلَيهِ"

It means: “^Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary) will descend to earth as a ruler and a fair judge, will perform Hajj or ^Umrah, and will travel to visit my grave in order to salute me and I will return his salutation.”

^Isa will be bestowed with a unique miracle at that time. He will have the ability to kill the non-believers in the distance that he can see, by exhaling (breathing out) at them. Clearly, before his death, Prophet ^Isa would have succeeded in providing for the Muslims a life of peace, safety and luxury with good fortunes and pleasurable worships.

In the hadith about his descend the Prophet indicated that money will be plenty to the extent that there no one will be found to accept it. Adding to their luxurious life will be the pleasures encountered in every prostration they perform to Allah.

Prosperity will engulf the land and an abundance of wealth and fortune will be at the reach of every Muslim.

The earth will release all it’s gold and treasures, making the people rich to an extent leaving no-one in need of charity (as-Sadaqah…which is money donated to the poor and needy).

The exact time of ^Isa’s descend is unknown, what is known however is that he will descend at the Eastern side of Damascus at the white minaret. He will be escorted down to earth by two angels with his hands resting on their wings. The Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam mentioned that minaret although it was not in Eastern Damascus at that time; however, it is now there as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam described it. The minaret is the light post which was made for the new airport in Eastern Damascus.

He will meet a group of Muslims preparing to pray with al-Mahdiyy as their Imam in ash-Sham. Ash-Sham includes Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Al-Mahdiyy will as ask Prophet ^Isa to lead them in prayers. However, ^Isa will decline, leaving al-Mahdiyy to the Imam. This signifies that Prophet ^Isa will rule by the teachings revealed to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam. After this first time, ^Isa will lead in prayers because Prophet ^Isa has a higher status than the Mahdiyy.

Prophet ^Isa will then travel to Palestine where he will encounter the Imposter and kill him as we have mentioned earlier.

Prophet ^Isa peace be upon him will live on earth for forty years after his descend from the second sky. When Prophet ^Isa dies, the Muslims will perform the Funeral Prayer for him and bury him.

Prophet Muhammad described ^Isa in a hadith classified as Sahih, as having an olive complexion, and as being of medium height and medium built, and has having straight hair.

Ibn Abi Hatim and An-Nasa’iyy related that Ibn ^Abbas said: “^Isa was with twelve of his companions in a house, and he said: ‘There are among you those who will blaspheme after believig.’ He continued: ‘Who among you will be made to look like me and be killed in my place, then will become my companion in Paradise?’ The youngest among them stood up and said: “Me”. Jesus repeated his question. The youngest again stood up and said: “Me”. He repeated the question a third time the youngest again stood up and said: “Me”. ^Isa the son of Maryam said: “You are the one.” Prophet ^Isa peace be upon him was raised to the sky from a window in the ceiling of the house (sunroof). When the Jews came after prophet ^Isa peace be upon him, they saw that young man whom Allah made to look similar to ^Isa, they took him, thinking he was Prophet ^Isa peace be upon him, they killed him and crucified him.

What some people narrate that a Jew came with the Jews to show them where Prophet ^Isa was, and that the Jews promised to give him a sum of money. They claimed that when he let them into the house he was made to look similar to ^Isa, they thought the he was ^Isa and killed him is not confirmed, although it is famous according to the historians. In fact the true narration is the one that ^Abdullah Ibn ^Abbas mentioned.

These three signs: The emerging of the Dajjal, the descend of Prophet ^Isa from the second sky, and the coming forth of Ya’juj and Ma’juj are the first of the big signs of the approach of the Day of Judgment; after that the rest of the ten major signs will occur which will happen in the following order:

The sun will rise from the West rather than the East. Every day, the sun asks permission from Allah to rise; it will be permitted; on that day it will not be permitted to rise; it will rise from the west. In the Earth Animal will emerge. That Earth Animal will distinguish between the believer and the blasphemer, Allah mentioned it in the Qur’an in verse 82 of Surat an-Naml:

(وَإِذَا وَقَعَ الْقَوْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ أَخْرَجْنَا لَهُمْ دَآبَّةً مِّنَ الأَرْضِ تُكَلِّمُهُمْ أَنَّ النَّاسَ كَانُوا بِئَايَتِنَا لاَ يُوقِنُونَ)

No one will be able to escape from it.

These two signs happen in one day between dawn and duha (mid morning), after that repentance will not be accepted from anybody.

Accordingly, if the blasphemer utters the Testification of Faith at that time, it will not be accepted from him. If a disobedient Muslim wanted to repent from his sins, his repentance will not be accepted. So the door of repentance is open until the day when the sun rises from the west and when that Earth Animal emerge.

After this a vast spread of dense smoke will travel over the land. This will have harmful effects on the non-believers it will suffocate them to near death. The Muslims on the other hand will be mildly affected showing symptoms similar to the symptoms of the common cold.

Then there will be three major land slides. One will happen in the East, the other in the West and the third will occur in the Arabian Peninsula. They will shake the land and swallow everything in their surface.

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