The Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم disclose many minor signs of the approach of the end of the world. All those have made themselves manifest gradually, one by one. Now, only the major signs remain to be observed.
They will be very significant and universal events and their beginning will be with the appearance of Imam Mahdi. We cannot say when he may appears and with his coming the world would face an entirely new set of conditions because it will be with his coming, and in his time, that Dajjal will emerge and Sayyidina Isa علیہ السلام will descend and a series of important events will transpire. The mischief of Dajjal is, in fact, a great trial of faith and it is very necessary for every Muslim, particularly the new generation to know everything about it. May Allah protect every Believer from the evil of this great mischief and trial. Aameen.
End of The World (Qayamah) And The Signs Of Qayamah.
Qayamah is the name of the lightning shriek of the trumpet of Israfeel علیہ السلام which will Shake the entire universe. The initial tremors of the universal earthquake would be enough to frighten mothers into abandoning their newborn babies. A pregnant woman would lay down their burden. The severity of the shriek and the earthquake would intensify with every passing moment and all men and animals would collapse in death leaving no one alive on earth and in heaven. The Earth would split and rent asunder, mountains would fly into the atmosphere like fibres of cotton, stars and planets will break into pieces and crash down, the light of the sun will extinguish and darkness would surround everything, the heavens would smash into infinitesimal pieces and the entire universe would sleep the sleep of Death.
But, no one knows when the last Hour will come. Let alone the date, no one can predict the year of the century. Only Allah knows that. This is a secret that the Creator of the Universe has not revealed even to any angel or Prophet. Jibrael علیہ السلام asked the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم but he got the same reply
The one who is asked does not know more than the questioner.
Significance Of The Signs Of The Hour
Even the earlier Prophets علیھم السلام had disclosed the signs of the Last Hour to their respective people. Further, no Prophet was due to follow Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم so he disclosed the most number of signs to his people so that they may prepare themselves for the Hereafter. They may reform themselves and refrain from passionate and immoral living.
He used to tell his noble Companion رضی اللہ عنھم about these signs, sometimes individually and sometimes collectively, sometimes in brief and sometimes at length.
Huzaifa رضی اللہ عنہ said that the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم stood up before them and did not omit to describe to them any (important) event that was to happen until the Last Hour. He who could, remembered it, and he who could not, forgot it.
Huzaifa رضی اللہ عنہ added, “My companions here, also know this. Those of the events of which he toldus and I have forgotten are recalled by me when tgey occur. It is like a man who is absent for long and his features are forgotten but when he is rencountered again, we recall him” (Saheeh Muslim V-2 , P-39)
However, In Sha Allah in my next blog (i.e End of The World Part 2), I will post a list of all the signs of the End of the World (Qayamah) in a particular way.