When Will The World End in Islam? Major and Minor Signs Before The End of The World - PART 2

Intriguing Hadith on Islam

I would like to start with a hadith. I find this hadith very intriguing and makes us wonder about the state of our religion of Islam favoured upon us by Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'la). Read it and ponder upon it.

'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud said: "The Prophet said, 'Islam began as something strange, and it will revert to being strange as it was in the beginning, so good tidings for the strangers.' Someone asked, 'Who are the strangers?' He said, 'The ones who break away from their people (literally, 'tribes') for the sake of Islam.' "

This hadith was narrated by Ibn Majah on the authority of 'Anas and Abu Hurayrah.

Welcome to part 2 of Major and Minor Signs Before The Day of Judgement.

The world didn't end on 21/12/2012! We are all still here!

Like i have already mentioned in Part 1, ONLY ALLAH KNOWS WHEN THE WORLD WILL END.

Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), told us all that we need to know about the end of the world and it is also in the Quran. These are signs which we have seen in the past and some are major and some minor signs of the end of the world are still waiting to happen.

Ponder upon this verse from the Quran:

"Are they waiting for anything except the Hour, to come to them suddenly? But its Signs have already come!" (Al-Quran, Surah Muhammad).

Islam: End Of The World - Part 2

Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful, gave us humans the glorious Quran which is the manual on how to live our lives and Allah sent His messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) as an example to human kind on how to live our lives, answer our questions, lead as a role model and establish Islam as the TRUE religion.

There are many hadiths about the end of the world in Islam and below we will find out more about the minor and major signs before the end of the world in Islam.

Verse from the Quran about the Hour

"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 Allah (alone), but most men know not." [Al-Qur'an 7:187]

Time passing rapidly nearer to the end of the world
Time passing rapidly nearer to the end of the world | Source

Concept and Passing of Time in Islam

1. Time Will Pass Rapidly

Time will pass rapidly:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) that The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said, “Time will pass rapidly, good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people) afflictions will appear and there will be much ‘Al-Harj.” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is “Al-Harj?” He said, “Killing! Killing!” [Bukhari; Vol.8, Hadith 63]

This hadith highlights the fact that near to the end of the world, time will pass rapidly. This is one of the minor signs which i am aware of because looking back in 2012 and 2013 it feels to me that those years have flown by as if they were just a few months. Even in 2014 i am shocked at how quick this year is passing. It is already May (at the time of publishing this article).

If i think about last year it feels like Ramadan had only passed, but it was over 9 months ago. Where does all the time go?

As prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) mentions in the above hadith, 'time will pass rapidly', it is proven by the fact that good deeds are decreasing by the way of less people doing good deeds. Miserliness has increased because people are more geared towards the dunya in stocking as much wealth as possible for themselves and their children. Nearly everyone is running after the dunya rather than thinking about the akhirah.

The younger generation is using more of their time in their rooms playing on video games, chatting to their friends from all around the world, wasting time to gain achievements which are non existent, virtual.

After reading this try to track where you use your time and see if time is passing faster than normal, even though the clock is moving on as normal.

50 women to 1 man
50 women to 1 man

2. There Will Be 50 Women to 1 Man

There will be 50 women to 1 man:

Look around you. Whether you are in a workplace or in public, in a shop or at an event, there are always more women than men. I certainly can vouch for that as where i work, there are more women than men.

The world population is rising and so is the number of women compared to men. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that there will be 50 women to 1 man near to the hour, the end of the world.

Hadith on 50 Women to 1 Man:

Narrated Anas: I will narrate to you a Hadith and none other than I will tell you about after it. I heard Allah's Apostle saying: From among the portents of the Hour are (the following): 1. Religious knowledge will decrease (by the death of religious learned men). 2. Religious ignorance will prevail. 3. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse. 4. women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man. (Book #3, Hadith #81 Sahih Bukhari)

The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women.

Alcohol is haram
Alcohol is haram

Drinking Alcohol

3. Wine (Khamr - intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities

Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities:

Look around you again. Go back to the verse at the top from the Surah Muhammad and think about this. This has been going on since time began. Some of the signs have taken place and continue to do so.

The selling of intoxicants and drinking of them is so open nowadays that even the Middle East has got on to the bandwagon. There is a lot of profit in alcohol hence why high quantities are being sold.

Majority of the catering businesses sell alcohol to gain more customers to make more money. What every Muslim knows is that the selling and consumption of alcohol is HARAM. This is clearly stated in the Quran but still people do not pay heed.

It is accepted that some Muslims are not religious or practising Muslims but it is still imperative that we all make an effort to educate ourselves of what is halal and what is haram. There are a greater number of Muslims making efforts to spread more and more awareness via social networks and it is working to some degree, but local mosques and leaders could get more involved.

Mass killing and bloodshed
Mass killing and bloodshed

4. Violence and Killing Will Increase (Harj)

Bloodshed will increase:

Bloodshed. Harj (killing). You just have to watch 5 minutes of the news and you will see how bloodshed and killing has become a norm throughout the world.

The wars that are going on in the Middle East, Africa etc are proof that this prophecy has surpassed it's time and it is on the increase. People are dying or killing other people without knowing why.

Hadith on al- Harj:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Time will pass rapidly, good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people) afflictions will appear and there will be much 'Al-Harj." They said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is "Al-Harj?" He said, "Killing! Killing!" (See Hadith No. 63, Vol. 8)

There are hundreds and thousands of people being killed every single day throughout the world for different reasons. Some are political and some are in for other reasons. Then there are the politicians at the top who are using the public to do their dirty work. The sad thing is that the public do not realise this and are killing and dying for reasons they don't know.

Take the Palestinian and Israeli conflict into consideration. Innocent young people, women and babies were murdered by Israel apparently over the murder of two Jewish children by Muslims. This became one the biggest and dirtiest wars in recent history where most of the countries in the world didn't bat an eyelid. Most of the big super powers were supporting it too. Tens of thousands of innocents died for no reason.

Civil wars, protests and public unrest is on the increase everywhere in the world. On a general note, if you look at your local community, how many people are being violently targeted? Anti social behaviour is on the rise. One day things will become out of control and there will be violence and killing locally. Violence and killing already exists but the fact is that it is on the increase.

Music is HARAM

Music is HARAM. Listening to Quran is better.
Music is HARAM. Listening to Quran is better. | Source

Is Music Allowed in Islam?

5. Female Singers and Musical Instruments Become Popular

Hadith on Female Singers and Musical Instruments:

'The Hour will not come until when female singers and musical instruments become popular'

[Sahih Bhukari, At-Tirmidhi]

It's so obvious now that female singers and musical instruments are so popular that nearly everyone is consumed in it. Whether it be the singers from USA, UAE or your local village, music is all around us. Music can be heard with every single step we take, inside and outside of the house. It is on TV, radio, loudspeakers in public areas, in cars, at events, weddings and many other places. Is anything without music nowadays? No. Unless you search for specific Islamic nasheeds without music.

I had an encounter with a well known and popular Islamic fundraiser organisation which promoted singers of nasheeds but with modern music. I challenged the main organiser with hadiths and verses from the glorious Quran and then he never replied. His argument was that they were 'raising money for charity for the poor and needy worldwide'.

The positive thing is that they have changed their tune and now they only use non musical artists at events to raise money for charity.

Think about all the popular female singers worldwide. They are all over the place, be it the Middle East, Asia, the West and everywhere else. Music has consumed some people so much so that they cannot operate without it. They cannot work or sleep without it. They cannot eat or drink without it. Music has always got to be in the background.

The popularity of music has advanced over the years with technology. You have your mobile devices, you have you earphones and small speakers which you can use to listen to music anywhere you are.

Music is HARAM. It is better to listen to the Quran, to the Quran and to understand the meaning of the Quran and act upon it. Music hardens your heart whereas the Quran softens your heart.

May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'la) protect us from the fitnah (trials) of the Hour.

Voices Raised in the Mosque

Voices will be raised inside the mosque. The Hour will not come until this minor sign prevails.
Voices will be raised inside the mosque. The Hour will not come until this minor sign prevails. | Source

6. Voices Are Raised in the Mosque

Hadith on the Hour:

'Ali ibn Abi Talib said, "The Prophet said: 'If my Ummah bears fifteen traits, tribulation will befall it.' Someone asked, 'What are they, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor; when a trust becomes a means of making a profit; when paying Zakat becomes a burden; when a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and treats his friend kindly whilst shunning his father; when voices are raised in the mosques; when the leader of a people is the worst of them; when people treat a man with respect because they fear some evil he may do; when much wine is drunk; when men wear silk; when female singers and musical instruments become popular; when the last ones of this Ummah curse the first ones - then let them expect a red wind, or the earth to swallow them, or to be transformed into animals.' " [At-Tirmidhi]

We have all experienced this sometimes when we have been inside the mosque to pray. This act is escalating quite fast as people argue over worldly things inside the mosque where anger flares and voices are raised. Physical and verbal attacks are becoming a norm inside mosques across the world. Reasons behind this are personal, financial, public and other issues.

The people who run mosques are becoming less and less Islamic, who are and may be involved in the selling and consuming of alcohol, dealing with interest (riba), no physical Islamic attributes (beards, trousers above ankles etc), bad reputation within the community, agression towards the public if questioned regarding the running of the mosque and so on.

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someonewhoknows 2 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

All music is not the same as you pretend it to be. How can you really say that all music hardens the heart? Sure there examples of such music but do not expect everyone to believe all music is harmful. Please! Islam has it's faults as a religion as does most other religions. Usually the leaders are at fault for promoting hatred toward other religions.

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G Miah 2 years ago from Muslim Nation Author

You are right that all music is not prohibited, but majority of them are. Here we are talking about the popularity of female singers and musical instruments.

In the time of our prophet (peace be upon Him) they used a drum like instrument which is allowed. Guitars, pianos, flutes etc are not.

Islam does not have a single fault. Islam is perfect but we are not. Please do not make false accusations against Islam.

Person 2 years ago

May Allah (swt) bless you for educating people about Islam

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someonewhoknows 2 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

You say a drum like instrument is allowed. Why is it allowed?

Your comment about Islam being perfect can be claimed by other religions as well.

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G Miah 2 years ago from Muslim Nation Author

I'm sorry someonewhoknows but i am not going to go into an argument with you. You can believe whatever you want, it's your choice.

I'll answer the question you asked. It is allowed because when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) immigrated to Medina people used the drum like instrument, i am not sure what it's called, in celebration to welcome him. Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not say anything against it. The authentic hadith (sayings of the prophet) mentions that 'musical instruments and female singers will become popular'. This is true and is happening.

Anyone can claim anything. I am claiming that Islam is perfect, but people aren't. Each to their own. I am sure we will all find out what is right and what is wrong when the time comes.

May Allah guide us all. Ameen.

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someonewhoknows 2 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

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G Miah 2 years ago from Muslim Nation Author

Point taken. Thank you.

Stranger 19 months ago

Great Article! so much Truth! It pains me so much, knowing how low humanity has come :( Islam truly is a manual to the way of life and proper set of laws.

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