Qiyamah

Jibril (‘alayhis salam) describes Jahannam

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at an unusual time. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stood up and said, ‘O Jibril, why has your complexion changed?’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) replied, ‘I have only come as Allah has ordered regarding the keys of Jahannam.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, ‘O Jibril, describe the Fire for me!’ He replied, ‘Allah commanded that it burn for a thousand years until it turned white, and then it burned for a thousand years until it turned red and He commanded again that it burn for a thousand years until it turned black. It is black and dark, its embers are never extinguished, its flame never subsides. By Him Who sent you in truth, if the amount of the head of a needle from Jahannam had to be opened, everyone on earth would die from its heat. By Him Who sent you in truth, if one of the garments of the fire had to be hung between the sky and earth, all the inhabitants of earth would die due to the heat.By Him Who sent you in truth, if one of the gatekeepers of Jahannam were to show his face to the people of the world and they gazed at it, they would all die due to the ugliness of his face and his stench. By Him Who sent you in truth, if a link of the chain which Allah has described in His Book, were placed on the mountains of the earth, they would melt.’

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, Enough O Jibril, lest my heart split and I pass away.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then looked at Jibril who was crying and said, ‘O Jibril, why are you crying whereas you hold [a lofty position] in the sight of Allah.’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) replied, ‘Why should I not cry? Perhaps in the Knowledge of Allah, I may not be as I am currently. What do I know, perhaps I could be tested just as Iblis was tested, for he was from the angels or perhaps I could be tested just as Harut and Marut were tested…'”

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A jewel tent in Jannah for the lowest ranked person in Jannah

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Is this Hadith authentic?

There is a Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which states that the lowest ranked person in Jannah will have a tent made of pearls, chrysolite/peridot and sapphire the size of the distance between Al Jabiyah and San’a.

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Duration of the Day of Judgement for a believer

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There is a Hadith recorded in Sahih Ibn Hibban on the authority of Sayyiduna Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Day of Judgement will be fifty thousand years. The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said for a believer it will be shorter than the time spent in praying an obligatory prayer.

Is this Hadith authentic? Has Imam Haythami (rahimaullah) classified this Hadith as weak in Majma’uz Zawaid? Read More »

There will be no barakah in time before Qiyamah

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I am seeking the source of the Hadith regarding the sign of Qiyamah, wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that the Hour will not arrive until time passes swiftly and a year will be like a month and a month will be like a week.

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Part of a description of Dajjal’s donkey

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I would like to know if this hadith is authentic or not. Can you please provide the reference to the Hadith.

Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while discussing about Dajjal said: “…He will be riding a donkey which will have a span of 40 cubits between its two ears..”

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Famine before Qiyamah

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Please explain whether the following narration is reliable:

عن خالد بن معدان رحمه الله قال: إذا رأيتم عمودا من نار من قبل المشرق في شهر رمضان في السماء فأعدوا من الطعام ما استطعتم فإنها سنة جوع

Khalid Ibn Ma’dan (rahimahullah) has said: ” If you see a column of fire from the East, in the month of Ramadan, in the sky, then prepare as much food as you can, for it is (going to be) a year of starvation (famine).”

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An unreliable narration regarding the destruction of cities/countries before Qiyamah

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What is the status of this narration?

:روي من حديث حذيفة بن اليمان عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: ويبدأ الخراب في أطراف الأرض حتى تخرب مصر، ومصر آمنة من الخراب حتى تخرب البصرة وخراب البصرة من الغرق، وخراب مصر من جفاف النيل، وخراب مكة وخراب المدينة من الجوع، وخراب اليمن من الجراد، وخراب الأبلة من الحصار، وخراب فارس من الصعاليك، وخراب الترك من الديلم، وخراب الديلم من الأرمن، وخراب الأرمن من الخزر، وخراب الخزر من الترك، وخراب الترك من الصواعق، وخراب السند من الهند، وخراب الهند من الصين، وخراب الصين من الرمل، وخراب الحبشة من الرجفة، وخراب الزوراء من السفياني، وخراب الروحاء من الخسف وخراب العراق من القتل

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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding Surahs which paint the scene of Qiyamah

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What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If anyone would like to see the Day of Qiyamah, as if it were before his eyes, he should recite the Surah ‘Idhash shamsu kuwwirat’ (Takwir: 81), Surah ‘Idhas samaun fatarat’ (lnfitar: 82) and Surah ‘Idhas samaun Shaqqat’ (Inshiqaq: 84).”

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Duration of Imam Mahdi’s rule

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Please inform me on the correct amount of years that the Mahdi will rule for taking into consideration the following Hadiths:

1. “Indeed there will be a Mahdi who comes in my Ummah (ruling) living for five, or seven, or nine.” – Zaid was the one in doubt – He said: “We said: What is that?” He said: “Years.” He said: “A man will come to him and say: O Mahdi! ‘Give to me, give to me! So he will fill in his garment whatever he is able to carry.”’

(Jami’ut-Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2232)

 

2. “The Mahdi will be among my nation. If he lives for a short period, it will be seven, and if he lives for a long period, it will be nine, during which my nation will enjoy a time of ease such as it has never enjoyed. The land will bring forth its yield and will not hold back anything, and wealth at that time will be piled up. A man will stand up and say: ‘O Mahdi, give me!’ He will say: ‘Take.”’

(Sunan ibn Majah, Hadith: 4039)

 

3. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead, a prominent nose. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.’

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4285)

 

I wanted to know the correct amount of years that the Mahdi will rule for according to scholars since five, seven and nine years are all mentioned. Read More »