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Tall buildings in Makkah; a sign of Qiyamah

Question 

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity for the following hadith:

A sign of qiyamah is that mountains behind the Ka’bah Sharif will be erased

Answer 

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) is reported to have said: “……When you see tunnels/canals being dug in Makkah Mukarramah and the buildings (of Makkah Mukarramah) higher than the peak of the mountains then know that Qiyamah is close.”

(Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, hadith: 14306)

 Al Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (May ‘Allah protect him) has classified the above hadith as sound (hasan) in his footnotes on Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, hadith: 14306.

Note: The narration in question is the recorded as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma ) and should be quoted as such.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar