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Major Signs of the Day of Judgment

Qiyamat or in other languages means the end of the world. On that day, all human beings and all living things that are on the earth will be destroyed forever. The prediction of the coming of the Qiyamat day has been written in the Quran for a long time. Below is a verse of the Quran that tells about the end of the day.

وَكُلَّ إِنسَانٍ أَلْزَمْنَاهُ طَائِرَهُ فِي عُنُقِهِ وَنُخْرِجُ لَهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ كِتَابًا يَلْقَاهُ مَنشُورًا

“And (for) every man We have fastened to him his fate in his neck, and We will bring forth for him (on the) Day (of) the Resurrection a record which he will find wide open.” (Surah Al-Isra` 17:13)

There are many signs that have already happened, that are currently taking place and those that have not yet come to pass. The purpose of these signs and indications is to warn mankind about the impending doom and serve as a reminder of the transitory nature of this world that we have attached ourselves to. We are also reminded of our purpose in this world and the small part that we play in the grander scheme of things.

هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا أَن تَأْتِيَهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَوْ يَأْتِيَ رَبُّكَ أَوْ يَأْتِيَ بَعْضُ آيَاتِ رَبِّكَ يَوْمَ يَأْتِي بَعْضُ آيَاتِ رَبِّكَ لَا يَنفَعُ نَفْسًا إِيمَانُهَا لَمْ تَكُنْ آمَنَتْ مِن قَبْلُ أَوْ كَسَبَتْ فِي إِيمَانِهَا خَيْرًا قُلِ انتَظِرُوا إِنَّا مُنتَظِرُونَ

“In the day when one of the portents from thy Lord cometh, its belief availeth nought a soul which theretofore believed not, nor in its belief earned good (by works). Say: Wait for ye! Lo! We (too) are waiting.”(Surah Al-An`am 6:158)

In the Quran, it is mentioned that there will be a fog where there is a thick fog that covers the entire universe. This fog lasts for 40 days. The effects of this fog are deadly for disbelievers. Meanwhile, for Muslims are don’t affect. Below is a chapter of the Quran about this fog.

“But watch thou (O Muhammad) for the day when the sky will produce visible smoke. That will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment.” (Verse 44:10-11)

The Dajjal is a person with the characteristics of his blind next eye and he is the destroyer of the earth. The description of the appearance of the Dajjal may not be clearly written in the Quran. But the following verse of the Quran can explain the appearance of the Dajjal.

“There will be no Qayamat so the time is short, then a year it felt like a month, a month it felt like a week, a week it felt like a day, a day it felt like an hour and one hour felt like a flash of fire. “(briefly, just like a flash of fire).” (Tirmizi)“By the declining day. Lo! man is a state of loss. Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance.” (Surat Al-Asr 103:1-3)

After the appearance of the Dajjal, it will also appear Imam Mahdi as the enforcer of truth on earth. The appearance of the Mahdi Imam is also explained in the Quran.

“O ye who believe! Whoever becomes a rebel from his religion, (knowing otherwise) Allah will bring those whom He loves and those who love Him, humble to those who believe, burden the unbelievers, strive in the way of Allah, and who is not afraid to the insult of the people who like to insult…” (Surah Al-Maidah 5: 54)

On the day of Qayamat Prophet Isa AS was revealed by Allah SWT. He will kill the dajjal along with Imam Mahdi. The fall of Prophet Isa AS and Imam Mahdi is the leader on earth to fight evil. Here is one of the Quran verses about the appearance of Prophet Isa AS.

“ And he (i.e., Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow Me: this is a Straight Way.” (Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:61)

It is explained in the Quran that there will be a creature called Ya’juj and Ma’juj. They are human beings, who are descendants of Japheth, son of Noah’s Prophet. They are destructive human beings and have horrible appearances. Here is an explanation of the Quran verse about Ya’juj and Ma’juj.

“But there is a ban on a town which We have destroyed: that they (the people of the town) shall not return (to reclaim that town as their own); until Gog and Magog are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly spread out in every direction (replicating themselves amongst all the peoples of the world).”(Surah Al-Anbya 21:95-96)

In addition to the emergence of Gog and Magog, there are beasts that can speak to humans. Not only that but it is said also these beasts can mark which people who disbelieve and believe. Below is an explanation of the Quran.

“And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a beast of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations.” (Surah An-Naml 27:82)

At the present time, the sun rises from the east. However, what might the sunrise in the West? That is the greatness of Allah, that whatever happens in this world is the Will of Allah SWT. We as Muslims must believe in this. Allah says about this in the Quran.

“My Lord is He Who giveth life and death.” He said: “I give life and death.” Said Abraham: “But it is Allah that causeth the sun to rise from the East do thou then cause it to rise from the West!” Thus was he confounded who (in arrogance) rejected Faith. Nor doth Allah Give guidance to a people unjust.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:258)

In the future, the moon has been separate, Allah SWT said that in the Quran. That the day of Qayamat is near when the moon has been separated. Below here is the word from Allah based on Quran.

“The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.” (Surat Al-Qamar 54:1)

There are many earthquakes in various parts of the earth, it is also one of the signs of Qayamat. One day there will happen a very powerful earthquake. The occurrence of this powerful earthquake is also mentioned in the Quran.

” O mankind! Fear your Lord. Lo! the earthquake of the Hour (of Doom) is a tremendous thing.” (Surah Al-Hajj 22:1)

The last sign of the great Qayamat is the trumpet blow of the Israfel. This is clearly written in the Quran. With the trumpet from Israfel, all human beings and all living things that exist in the universe will be destroyed and die.

“And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except such as Allah please; then it shall be blown again, then lo! they shall stand up awaiting.” (Quran 39:68)

The elevation of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Allah SWT into an Apostle, is a sign of doomsday. Which only Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet for Muslims. Below is a verse that explains this.

“Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets, and Allah is ever Aware of all things.” (Quran 33:40)

Disobedience is everywhere, one of them is adultery. This is an example of a small doomsday that is already in the present. Here below is a verse that explains people who commit adultery.

“The adulterer shall not marry save an adulteress or an idolatress, and the adulteress none shall marry save an adulterer or an idolater. All that is forbidden unto believers.” (Quran 24:3)

The Time is Short: Have we ever felt that the present time, becomes ever shorter? This has been determined by Allah SWT as a sign of the doomsday for humans.The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam said:

The 72 signs of Doomsday (Qayamat)

The Prophet Muhammad (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam)
foretold 72 signs that would appear near Doomsday:( Qayamat )

1. People will leave prayer
2. People will usurp Ama’naat.
3. Lying will become an art
4. There will be murders on the slightest of disagreements.
5. Usurywill become common
6. There will be very tall buildings
7. People will sell Religion for the world
8. People will treat relatives badly
9. Justice will become a rarity
10. Lies will be considered the truth
11. Clothes will be of silk
12. Persecution will become common
13. Divorces will become common
14. Sudden deaths will increase

15. The usurper of Ama’naat will be considered honest and honourable
16. The keeper of Am’naat will be called a usurper of things given to him
for safekeeping
17. Liars will be thought of as honest
18. Honest people will be thought of as liars
19. False accusations will become the norm
20. It will be hot in spite of the rain
21. Inste! ad of wishing for children, people will pray that they do not have
22. People from bad backgrounds and with bad upbringings will live a life of
(material, not peaceful)
23. Good people, when they try to practice, will be cut off from the world.
24. Previously good people will also usurp Ama’naat
25. Leaders will become persecutors
26. Ulema and Qaris will commit adultery
27. People will wear clothes of animal skin
28. But their hearts will smell and will be dead
29. And will be bitter
30. Gold will become common
31. Demand for Silver will increase
32. Sin will increase
33. Peace will become rare
34. Ayaats from the Quran will be decorated and calligraphy will become
35. Mosques will be decorated
36. And will have tall miners
37. But hearts will be empty
38. Alcoholic drinks will be consumed
39. Punishments ordered by the Shariah will be revoked and will no longer be <BR!implemented
40. Women will order their mothers around
41. People who are with naked feet, naked bodies and against religion will
become kings
42. Women will trade along with men
43. Women will imitate men
44. Men will imitate women
45. People will swear by things other than Allah and the Quran
46. Even Muslims will be prepared to give false testimony, without being
incited to it
47. Only people one knows will be greeted with the salaam
48. The knowledge of the sharah will be used to earn worldly things
49. Acts that earn the Akhirah will be used to earn the world
50. Assets belonging to the nation will be considered and treated as
personal treasures by the rulers
51. Ama’naat will be considered one’s personal asset
52. Zakat will be considered a penalty
53. The lowest and the worst man in the nation will become its leader
54. People will not obey their fathers
55. And will mistreat their moth! ers
56. And will not hold back from harming their friends
57. And will obey their wives
58. And the voices of men who commit adultery will be raised in mosques
59. Women who sing will be treated with great deference
60. Instruments of music will be kept with great care
61. Alcohol will be drunk on the highways
62. People will be proud of their acts of persecution
63. Justice will be sold in the courts
64. The number of men in the police force will increase
65. Instead of music, the Quran will be used to gain pleasure for its tune
and style (qirat), not for what it preaches, its meaning or for rewards in the Akhirah
66. Animal fur will be used
67. The last of the Ummat will curse those before them. (clearly seen today
in people who call the Prophet’s companion’s names)
68. Either Allah will send a Red Storm upon you
69. Or Earthquakes
70. Or your faces will be changed
71. Or a rain of rocks from the! skies. Asteroids? Meteors
72. Lies will become a habit of the rulers and the rich

There are many ayat concerning Qayamat, Allah, the Highest, said:

  • “They ask thee about the Hour, ‘When will be its appointed time?’ Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof? With thy Lord is the Limit fixed thereof. Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it. The Day they will see it, (it will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!” (Quran 79:42-46)
  • “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.’ ” (Quran 7:187)
  • “The Hour (of Judgement) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.” (Quran 54:1)
  • “Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away.” (Quran 21:1)
    “(Inevitable) cometh (to pass) the Command of Allah: seek, ye not then to hasten it.”(Quran 16:1)
  • “Only those wish to hasten it who believe not in it: those who believe hold it in awe, and know that it is the Truth.” (Quran 42:18)
  • “Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).” (Quran 31:34)
  • “And when the word of torment is fulfilled against them, We shall bring out from the earth, a Beast for them, to speak to them because mankind believed not with certainty in Our signs.” (An-Naml: 82)
  • “The Day that some of the signs of your Lord do come, no good will it do for a person to believe then, if he believed not before nor earned good (by doing good deeds), through his Faith.” (Al-Anam: 158)

Below here are the other signs of Qiyamat based on the Quran. These are signs of Qayamat are happen in the future:

  • [ Verse 81:1-3] “When the sun is covered, and when the stars darken, and when the mountains are made to pass away.”
  • [ Verse 82:1-3] “When the heaven becomes cleft asunder, and when the stars become dispersed, and when the seas are made to flow forth.”
  • [Verse 77:8-10] “So when the stars are made to lose their light, and when the heaven is rent asunder, and when the mountains are carried away like dust.”
  • [Verse 52:9-10] “On the day when the heaven shall move from side to side and the mountains shall pass away passing away (altogether).“
  • [Verse 56:1-6] “When the great event comes to pass, there is no belying it’s coming to pass – abasing (one party), exalting (the other), when the earth shall be shaken with a (severe) shaking, and the mountains shall be made to crumble with (an awful) crumbling so that they shall be as scattered dust.”
  • [Verse 21:104] “On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling up of the scroll for writings…”
  • [Verse 84:1-5] “When the heaven bursts asunder and obeys its Lord and it must. And when the earth is stretched, and casts forth what is in it and becomes empty, and obeys its Lord and it must.”
  • [Verse 75:6-9] “He asks: ‘When is the day of resurrection? So when the sight becomes dazed, and the moon becomes dark, and the sun and the moon are brought together.’”
  • [Verse 20:105-107] “And they ask you about the mountains. Say: My Lord will carry them away from the roots. Then leave it a plain, smooth level; You shall not see therein any crookedness or unevenness.”
  • [Verse 14:48] “On the day when the earth shall be changed into a different earth, and the heavens (as well), and they shall come forth before Allah, the One, the Supreme.”
  • [Verse 89:21] “Nay! when the earth is made to crumble to pieces…”
  • [Verse 99:1-2] “When the earth is shaken with her (violent) shaking, and the earth brings forth her burdens…”
  • [Verse 17:7] “(Saying): If ye do good, ye do good for your own souls, and if ye do evil, it is for them (in like manner). So, when the time for the second (of the judgments) came (We roused against you others of Our slaves) to ravage you, and to enter the Temple even as they entered it the first time, and to lay waste all that they conquered with an utter wasting.”
  • [Verse 10:45]“And on the day when He will gather them as though they had not stayed but an hour of the day…”
  • [Verse 78:18] “The day on which the trumpet shall be blown so you shall come forth in hosts.”

If we were to categorize the indications according to the time period, it would be thus:

Events that have already taken place

  1. Splitting of the moon (Sahih Bukhari, Book 56: 830)
  2. A form of death, which will kill thousands of Muslims (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4: book 53: 401)
  3. Major fighting in Madinah (understood to be the battle of al-Harrah during the caliphate of Yazid)
  4. The Muslim conquest of Jerusalem (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4: book 53: 401)
  5. The Muslim conquest of Constantinople (Sahih Muslim, Book 41: 6924)
  6. Two large groups of Muslims will fight in a war (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9: book 88: 237)
  7. A war between the Muslims and reddish people with small eyes, wearing sandals made of hair ( Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4: book 52: 179)
  8. A peace agreement between the Muslims and non-Muslims from the yellow race (understood to be the Chinese, Mongols, etc.)
  9. 30 impostors will appear, each thinking he is a prophet (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9: book 88: 237)

Events that are happening at present:

  1. Naked, destitute, barefoot shepherds will compete in building tall buildings (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1: book 2: 47)
  2. The slave-woman will give birth to her master or mistress (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6: book 60: 300)
  3. A trial (fitnah) will enter every Arab household (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4: book 53: 401)
  4. Knowledge will be taken away (by the death of people of knowledge), and ignorance will prevail (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1: book 3: 80)
  5. Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1: book 3: 80)
  6. Zina will become widespread (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1: book 3: 80)
  7. Earthquakes will increase (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2: book 17: 146)
  8. Time will pass more quickly (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2: book 17: 146)
  9. Tribulations (fitna) will prevail (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2: book 17: 146)
  10. Bloodshed will increase (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2: book 17: 146)
  11. A man will pass by the grave of another and wish he was in the latter’s place (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9: book 88: 237)
  12. Trustworthiness will be lost, i.e. when authority is given to those who do not deserve it (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1: book 3: 56)
  13. People will gather for prayer but will be unable to find an imam to lead them (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 2: 0581)

Events that are yet to happen:

  1. The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1: book 3: 81)
  2. The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains the treasure (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6918)
  3. The Romans (Europeans) will come to a place called A’maq or Wabiq, and an army of the best people will go forth from Madinah to face them (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6924)
  4. The Muslim conquest of Rome (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6721)
  5. The Mahdi (guided one) will appear and be the Imam of the Muslims (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 36: 4272)
  6. Jesus Christ will descend in Damascus, and pray behind the Mahdi (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3: book 43: 656)
  7. Jesus will break the cross and kill the swine, i.e. destroy the false Christianity (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3: book 43: 656)
  8. The Antichrist (al-Masih al-dajjal, the false Christ) will appear, with all his tools of deception, and be an immense trial. He will be followed by 70,000 Jews from Isfahan (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 7034)
  9. The appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), and the associated tribulations ) (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6931)
  10. The emergence of the Beast from the Earth, carrying the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon, who will speak to the people, telling them they did not believe with certainty in the Divine Signs ) (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6931)
  11. A major war between the Muslims (including Jews and Christians who truly believe in Jesus after his return) led by Imam Mahdi, and the Jews plus other non-Muslims led by the Antichrist (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4: book 52: 177)
  12. Jesus will kill the Antichrist at the gate of Ludd (Lod in present-day Israel, site of an airport and a major Israeli military base) (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 7015)
  13. A time of great peace and serenity during and after the remaining lifetime of Jesus (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3: book 43: 656)
  14. Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers (Sahih Muslim, Book 005: 2208)
  15. Society will then decay (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 14: 2529)
  16. The buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daws will again sway in circumambulation (tawaf) around the idol Dhul-Khulsah (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9: book 88: 232)
  17. A great fire in the Hijaz, seen by the inhabitants of Busra (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9: book 88: 232)
  18. Three major armies will sink into the earth: one in the east, one in the west, one in Arabia (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6931)
  19. An Abyssinian leader with thin shins will destroy the Ka’bah (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6951)
  20. The huge cloud of smoke (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 6931)
  21. The sun will rise from the west (its place of setting) (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6: book 60: 159)
  22. A gentle wind which will take the souls of the believers (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 7015)
  23. There is no one left on the earth saying, “Allah, Allah” or “There is no god except Allah.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 001: 0273)
  24. Eventually, the Day of Judgment is established upon the worst of the people, who copulate like donkeys in public (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 7015)
  25. The blowing in the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, upon which everyone will faint except as Allah wills (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 7023)
  26. The second blowing in the Trumpet, upon which everyone will be resurrected (Sahih Muslim, Book 041: 7023)

The signs are listed in roughly chronological order, although the order is not necessarily precise, especially for those in the future. May Allah enable us to recognize and heed the signs of Judgment Day and strengthen us in the times of tribulation!