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Kamis, 27 Mei 2010

Masya Allah (ما شاء الله)

Signs & Events Preceding the Mahdi
& the Conquest of Jerusalem & Israel


There are many signs that will precede him; a general and very important sign is that he will come at a time when there is great confusion, intense disputes and violent death. When people are afflicted by disturbances and strifes. Calamities will fall upon the people, so much so that a man shall not find a shelter from oppression. There will be many wars and strifes before his appearance. Every time a strife comes to an end, another one will start, spread and intensify. The people will be troubled to such extent that they will long for death. It is then that the Mahdi will be sent.
 
Abdullah ibn Umar said: While we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Mohammad) , he mentioned the Fitna (strifes, trials & tribulations), mentioning many of them until he mentioned the Fitna (strife, trial & tribulations) of Ahlaas. Someone asked him: ' O Messenger of Allah, what is the "Ahlaas" Fitna? He said 'It is fleeing and plunder. Then, will come Fitna (strife, trial & tribulations) of AsSarra': its smoke is under the feet of a man (descendant) from my household, who claims he is of me ( my follower), but he is not because my Awlyia (followers or loyalists) are those who fear God. Then, the people will choose a man (to be a leader) who will be like a hip-bone on a rib (meaning he will not be able to hold a firm leadership grip). Then, the Duhaima (Dark & Cunning that catches people off guard) Fitna (strife, trial & tribulations) that will not leave anyone without slapping him a slap (testing his faith); if people say it is finished, it stays longer; a man who is in the morning a Mu'min (Believer) by the  the evening becomes a Kafir (Disbeliever), until people will be divided into two factions: a faction of Iman (faithfulness in belief) without hypocrisy and a faction of hypocrisy without Iman (faithfulness in belief). When this happens, expect the (Fitna of) Dajjal that day or the next day'." (Sunan Abu Dawud, Al-Haakim, Al-Zahabi)

Abu Saeed al-Khudri has reported that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: ''He will be sent at a time of intense disputes and differences among people and earthquakes.'' (Ahmad)

1) A Sound (Blast) in Ramadan  (This could be a nuclear bomb, or a star/asteroid hitting the Earth)
 
أخرج ( ك ) الداني ( 519) عن شهر بن حوشب قال:قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :
  (( يكون في رمضان صوت, وفي شوال [ مهمهة ]  , وفي ذي القعدة تحارب القبائل, و علامته [ ينتهب ]  الحاج  وتكون ملحمة بمنى يكثر فيها القتلى, وتسيل فيها الدماء, حتى تسيل دماؤهم على الجمرة, حتى يهرب صاحبهم, فيؤتى بين الركن والمقام, فيبايع وهو كاره, ويقال له: إن أبيت ضربنا عنقك, يرضى به ساكن السماء وساكن الأرض 
Shahr ibn Hawshab said that the Messenger of Allah  صلى الله عليه وسلم stated: “There will be a sound in (the Hijri Islamic month of ) Ramadan, a Mahmaha (murmering) in (the Hijri Islamic month of) Shawwal, and war among tribes (peoples) in (the Hijri Islamic month of) Zul-Qi’dah and its sign will be that pilgrims will be robbed (looted). There will be a war with many people killed and blood will be shed in Mina (near Mecca), such that their blood flows on the Jamra (Stone of Satan at which pilgrims throw stones).” (Abu Amru Uthman bin Saeed Ad-Dani's Kitab Al-Sunan Al-Waredah fi al-Fitan )
 
 
حدثنا أبو عمر عن ابن لهيعة قال حدثني عبد الوهاب ابن حسين عن محمد بن ثابت البناني عن أبيه عن الحارث الهمداني
عن ابن مسعود رضى الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال
إذا كانت صيحة في رمضان فإن يكون معمعة في شوال وتميز القبائل في ذي القعدة وتسفك الدماء في ذي الحجة والمحرم وما المحرم يقولها ثلاثا هيهات هيهات يقتل الناس فيها هرجا هرجا
قال قلنا وما الصيحة يا رسول الله
قال هذه في النصف من رمضان
ليلة جمعة فتكون
هدة توقظ النائم وتقعد القائم وتخرج العواتق من خدورهن في ليلة جمعة في سنة كثيرة الزلازل (والبرد) فإذا صليتم الفجر من يوم الجمعة فادخلوا بيوتكم واغلقوا أبوابكم وسدوا كواكم ودثروا أنفسك وسدوا آذانكم فإذا حسستم بالصيحة فخروا لله سجدا وقولوا سبحان القدوس سبحان القدوس ربنا القدوس فإن من فعل ذلك نجا ومن لم يفعل ذلك هلك
Abdullah ibn Mas'ud [r.a.] said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
"When there is a Sayhah (scream) in Ramadan, then there will be turmoil in Shawwal, and the tribes will form groups in Zul-Qi'da, and blood will be spilled in Zul-Hijja, and in Al-Muharram! What is prohibited?" saying it three times, "Oh, Oh! The people will be killed in a great massacres."
He said: "We said: "What is the Sayhah (scream), O Messenger of Allah?" He said: "This will be in the middle of Ramadan, on a Friday morning. That will be when the month of Ramadan begins on a Friday night. There will be a Haddah (powerful, hammering sound) that will awaken one who is asleep, and bring the young women out of their rooms, on a Friday night during a year of many earthquakes (and very cold). So when Ramadan begins on a Friday night in that year, then when you have prayed Fajr on Friday in the middle of Ramadan, then enter your houses, close your doors, block your windows, cover yourselves, and block your ears. When you sense the scream, fall down in prostration to Allah and say: "Subhanal-Quddus, subhanal-Quddus, rabbunal-Quddus (Glory be to the Most Holy, glory be to the Most Holy, our Lord is the Most Holy)." For whoever does that will survive, and whoever does not will perish." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan, Hadith )

عن فيروز الديلمي قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يكون في رمضان صوت قالوا يا رسول الله في أوله أوفي وسطه أو في آخره قال لا بل في النصف من رمضان إذا كانت ليلة النصف ليلة الجمعة يكون صوت من السماء يصعق له سبعون ألفا ويصم سبعون ألفا قالوا يا رسول الله فمن السالم من أمتك قال من لزم بيته وتعوذ بالسجود وجهر بالتكبير لله ثم يتبعه صوت آخر فالصوت الأول صوت جبريل والثاني صوت الشيطان فالصوت في رمضان والمعمعة في شوال ويميز القبائل في ذي القعدة ويغار على الحاج في ذي الحجة والمحرم وما المحرم أوله بلاء على أمتي وآخره فرج لأمتي .الراحلة بقتبها ينجو عليها المؤمن خير له من دسكرة تغل مائة ألف
Fairouz Al-Dailami said that the Messenger of Allah  صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: " In, Ramadan, there will be a sound. They said: O Messenger of Allah, is it in its beginning, in its middle, or in its end ? He said: No, in the middle of Ramadan. If the night of the middle is Friday, there will be a sound from the sky that causes death to 70 thousand and causes deafness to 70 thousand. They asked: 'O Messenger of Allah, who will survive from your Umma (nation)? '  He said: 'Whoever stays at home, seeks refuge (to Allah) through Sujud (prostration), and openly declares Takbir of Allah ('Allah Akbar'). Then, another sound will follow it. The first sound is the voice of (angel) Gabriel and the second sound is the voice of Satan. The sound is in Ramadan, the disturbance is in Shawwal, the tribes (or nations) form into warring groups in Zul-Qi'da, and it is feared for the pilgrim in Zul-Hijja. In Al-Muharram, what is prohibited in Muharram? Its beginning is calamity on my Umma (nation) and its end is a relief to my Umma. A Rahila (an animal or mode of transportation) that may save him is better than a fortress (castle) that shelters one thousand. " (Tabarani, Abu Amru Ad-Dani, Al-Haithami's Mujama Al-Zawa'id)
 
أورد ابن الشجرى في الأمالى الشجرية عن أمير المؤمنين علي
 قال انظروا الفرج في ثلاث قلنا يا أمير المؤمنين وما هى قال اختلاف أهل الشام بينهم والرايات السود والقزعة في شهر رمضان فقيل وما القزعة قال أو ما سمعتم قول الله في القرآن : إن نَّشَأْ نُنَزِّلْ عَلَيْهِم مِّن السَّمَاء آيَةً فَظَلَّتْ أَعْنَاقُهُمْ لَهَا خَاضِعِينَ . آية تخرج الفتاة من خدرها وتوقظ النائم وتفزع اليقظان
 
Ali bin Abi Taleb (r.a.) said: " Wait for the end of misery once three things occur." We said: What are they, O' Prince of Believers? He said: "The dispute among the people of AshSham, the Black Banners (battalions carrying black banners), and the Qaz'a in the month of Ramadan. It was asked:"what is the Qaz'a ? He said: "Haven't you heard what Allah said in the Quran (26:4):  إن نَّشَأْ نُنَزِّلْ عَلَيْهِم مِّن السَّمَاء آيَةً فَظَلَّتْ أَعْنَاقُهُمْ لَهَا خَاضِعِينَ  'If We wish, We can send down to them from Heaven a sign, such that their necks remains surrendered to it (mesmerized in amazement).' This Aya (sign) that makes a girl come out of her bedroom, wakes up the person who is asleep, and frightens the one who is awake." (Ibn Al-Shajari's Al-Amali Al-Shajaria)
 
أخبرنا جراح عن أرطاة قال
في زمان السفياني الثاني المشوه الخلق هدة بالشام حتى يظن كل قوم أنه خراب ما
يليهم
Artat bin Al-Munzir said: "In the age of the second Sufyani who is physically deformed, a Haddah (powerful, hammering sound) will occur in AshSham (Greater Syria) such that each people will think it is the devastation of other people next to them." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
 
2) The Battle in Mina
Before the Mahdi emerges, an inter-tribal fight will take place. In the same year, Muslim Pilgrims will be looted and a battle will erupt in Mina (near Mecca) in which many people will be killed.
أخرج ( ك ) أيضا (987) عن عبد الله بن عمرو  قال:
 يحج الناس معا, ويعرفون معا, على غير إمام, فبينما هم نزول بمنى, إذ أخذهم كالكلب, فثارت القبائل بعضهم إلى بعض, فاقتتلوا حتى تسيل العقبة دما, فيفزعون إلى خيرهم, فيأتونه وهو ملصق وجهه إلى الكعبة يبكي, كأني أنظر [ إليه و ] إلى دموعه, فيقولون: هلم (إلينا) فلنبايعك, فيقول: ويحكم كم من عهد نقضتموه؟ , وكم من دم [ قد ] سفكتموه ؟ , فيبايع كرها, فإن أدركتموه فبايعوه, فإنه المهدي في الأرض, والمهدي في السماء
 
 
أخرج ( ك ) نعيم بن حماد (986), والحاكم (4\503\8584) عن عمرو بن شعيب عن أبيه عن جده قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :
 في ذي القعدة تَجَاُدُب القبائل, و عامئذ ينهب الحاج فتكون ملحمة بمنى, [ فيكثر فيها القتلى, وتسفك فيها الدماء, حتى تسيل دماؤهم على عقبة الجمرة ], حتى يهرب صاحبهم فيؤتى به, بين الركن والمقام, فيبايع وهو كاره, [ ويقال له: إن أبيت ضربنا عنقك] , فيبايعه مثل عدة أهل بدر, يرضى عنه ساكن السماء وساكن الأرض 
 
Amr bin Shuaib reported from his grandfather that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Mohammad) صلى الله عليه وسلم said, ''In Zul-Qa'da (Islamic month), there will be fight among the tribes, Muslim pilgrims will be looted and there will be a battle in Mina in which many people will be slain and blood will flow until it runs over the Jamarat Al-Aqba (one of the three stone pillars at Mina). The man they seek will flee and will be found between the Rukn (a corner of the Ka'ba containing the Black Stone) and the Maqam of Prophet Abraham (near Ka'ba). He will be forced to accept people's Bay'a (being chosen as a Leader/Caliph). The number of those offering Bay'a will be the same as the number of the people of Badr (Muslim fighters who participated in the Battle of Badr at time of Prophet Mohammad). Then, the dweller of  Heaven and the dweller of the Earth will be pleased with him. ' (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan )

Abu Huraira [r.a] said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
"There will be a blast [haddah] in Ramadhan that will awaken one who is asleep, and terrify one who is awake. Then there will appear a group ['isabah] in Shawwal, then bloodshed in Dhul-Hijjah, then the prohibitions will be violated in al-Muharram, then there will be death in Safar, then the tribes will conflict with each other in Rabi', then the most amazing thing will happen between Jumada and Rajab. Then, a well-fed she-camel will be better than a castle sheltering a thousand."  (Al-Haakim)
 حدثنا أبو يوسف المقدسي عن عبد الملك بن أبي سليمان عن عمرو بن شعيب عن أبيه
عن جده عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال يكون
صوت في رمضان ومعمعة في شوال وفي ذي القعدة تحارب القبائل وعامئذ ينتهب الحاج وتكون ملحمة عظيمة بمنى يكثر فيها القتلى وتسيل فيها الدماء وهم على عقبة الجمر

There will be rebellion in the (Islamic) month of Shawwal, talk of war in the (Islamic) month of Zul-Qa'da and war itself in the (Islamic) month of Zul-Hijja. Pilgrims will be robbed, and blood will flow over the Jamrat Al-Aqaba (one of the three stone pillars at Mina). (Muhammad Al-Barzanji's book Isha'ah li Ashrat Al-Sa'a

 
3) The Euphrates River will uncover a Mountain of Gold (something very valuable, not necessarily gold)

The Final Hour will not come until the Euphrates river (which originates in Taurus Mountains in Turkey, flows through Syria and Iraq and ends in the Arabian/ Persian Gulf) will uncover something very valuable,  over which people will fight and die. It should be noted that this is a sign, which will precede the Mahdi only according to some Muslim scholars. Abu Huraira  reported that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, ''The Hour shall not occur until the Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold over which people will fight . Ninety-nine out of one hundred shall be killed and each one of them will say 'Perhaps, I shall be the one to succeed'.'' (Sahih Muslim). Another narration says that whoever is present at the time when the Euphrates uncovers a mountain of gold should not take the gold.
 
 حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن أرطاة عن تبيع عن كعب قال
  تكون ناحية الفرات في ناحية الشام أو بعدها بقليل مجتمع عظيم فيقتتلون على الأموال فيقتل من كل تسعة سبعة وذاك بعد الهدة والواهية في شهر رمضان وبعد افتراق ثلاث رايات يطلب كل واحد منهم الملك لنفسه فيهم رجل اسمه عبد الله
Ka'b said: "There will be around the Euphrates, near AshSham ( Syria or Damascus) or a little after it, a great assembly (of armies). They will fight each other over wealth, and seven out of every nine will be killed. And that will be after the Al-Haddah (powerful, hammering sound) and the Al-Wahiyah (catastrophe)  in the month of Ramadan, and after the split resulting in three banners (battalions or armies), each (head of a battalion or army) will seek the kingdomship for himself, among them is a man whose name is 'Abdullah." (Nuaim ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
  حدثنا يحيى بن سعيد عن ضرار بن عمرو عن إسحاق ابن أبي فروة
عن أبي هريرة رضى الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الفتنة الرابعة ثمانية عشر عاما ثم تنجلي حين تنجلي وقد انحسر الفرات عن جبل من ذهب تكب عليه الأمة فيقتل عليه من كل تسعة سبعة
Abu Huraira said that the Messenger of Allah  ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم said: " The Fitna (strife) is (remains for) 18 years, then it clears. Once it clears, the Euphrates will recede revealing a mountain of gold that the Umma (Muslim nation) will fight for it. Seven out of every nine (people fighting for it) will be killed." (Nuaim ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)  Another variation of this Hadith also listed in Nuaim ibn Hammad's book says that the Fitna remains for 12 years.

 حدثنا عثمان بن كثير عن محمد بن مهاجر قال حدثني جنيد بن ميمون عن ضرار بن عمرو
عن أبي هريرة قال تدوم الفتنة الرابعة إثنا عشر عاما تنجلي حين تنجلي وقد أحسرت الفرات عن جبل من ذهب فيقتل عليه من كل تسعة سبعة
Abu Huraira said: "The Fitna (strife) remains for 14 years, then it clears . Once it clears, the Euphrates will recede revealing a mountain of gold. Seven out of every nine (people fighting for it) will be killed." (Nuaim ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)


3) Eclipses
   - Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Al-Hanafiyyah said: “For our Mahdi, there will be two signs that have never occurred since the creation of the heavens and the Earth: The moon will be eclipsed (lunar eclipse) on the first night of Ramadan, and the sun will be eclipsed (solar eclipse) in its middle (of Ramadan).”  (Imam al Akbar Ali bin Umar Al-Daraqutni's Sunan Al-Daraqutni )
   - “There are two signs for the Mahdi… The first one is the lunar eclipse on the first night of Ramadan, and the second is the solar eclipse in the middle of this month.”  (Ibn Hajar al-Haithami's book Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 47)
   - “Lunar eclipse will occur in the first night of the Ramadan. In the middle of the Ramadan, solar eclipse will occur.”  (Muhammad Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha’ah li Ashrat AsSa'ah, p. 199)
   - During his reign, on the 14th of the Ramadan, solar eclipse will occur. On the 1st of that month, moon will darken…”  (Imam Rabbani, Letters of Rabbani, 380; Letters of Rabbani, 2-1163)
أخرج نعيم (642) عن شريك أنه قال:(( بلغني أنه قبل خروج المهدي تنكسف الشمس في شهر رمضان مرتين ))
   - “There will be two solar eclipses in Ramadan before the Mahdi’s advent.”  (Imam Qurtubi's book Mukhtasar Tazkirah , p. 440) This could be one solar eclipse in Ramadan in two consecutive years: one in the year before the Mahdi appears and one in the same year he appears.
   -  A narration says: “When you see it, then store up one year’s supply of food.”  (Nuaim ibn Hammad’s book Kitab al-Fitan)
 
 
4) The Sun makes a Sign (or rises as a sign)
 
حدثنا ابن المبارك وابن ثور وعبد الرزاق عن معمر عن ابن طاووس
عن علي بن عبد الله بن عباس قال لا يخرج المهدي حتى تطلع الشمس آية

Ali bin Abdullah bin Abbas said:  "The Mahdi will not emerge unless the Sun rises as a sign (or unless a sign emerges out of the Sun)." (Al-Baihaqi, Al-Haakim, Al-Harbi, AsSuyuti, Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan, Ibn Hajar al-Haithami's book Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 47, Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi's book Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman, p. 33 ) Another variation says a sign appears with the sun.

 
 
5) A Star with a tail appears from the East
 
This is most likely the Tariq Star  which is in mentioned  in Chapter 86 of the Quran. The whole chapter is called Surah Al-Tariq which indicates that it is something very important. It has not appeared from the time the Quran was revealed until now. It has appeared in Ancient times. That is why we expect to appear again in the end of time and it may have a major impact on the World.
حدثنا سعيد أبو عثمان عن جابرعن أبي جعفر قال
 إذا بلغ العباس خراسان طلع بالمشرق القرن ذو الشفا وكان أول ما طلع بهلاك قوم نوح حين غرقهم الله وطلع في زمان إبراهيم عليه السلام حيث ألقوه
 في النار وحين أهلك الله فرعون ومن معه وحين قتل يحيى بن زكريا فإذا رأيتم ذلك فاستعيذوا بالله من شر الفتن ويكون طلوعه بعد انكساف الشمس والقمر ثم لا يلبثون حتى يظهر الأبقع بمصر
Abi Jaabar said: "If the Abbas reaches Khorasan, (a star known as) Horn Zu-Shifa rises in the East. The first time it appeared was at the perishing for the people of (Prophet) Noah when Allah drowned them. And it rose at the time of (Prophet) Abraham, peace be upon him, when they cast him into fire, and when Allah caused Pharaoh (at the time of Moses) and those with him to perish, and when (Prophet) John son of Zakariah was killed. If you see this, seek refuge in Allah against the evilness of Fitan (strifes and tribulations). It will rise after the eclipse of the sun and the moon. Then, soon the Abqa (a man seeking to rule) in Egypt will appear." (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan, Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi's book Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 32)
 
 
حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد العزيز بن صالح عن علي بن رباح عن ابن مسعود قال
 تكون علامة في صفر ويبتدأ نجم له ذناب
Ibn Mas'ud said: "The will be a sign in (the month of) Safar and the star with a tail will begin." (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
 
 
قال الوليد
 والحمرة والنجوم التي رأيناها ليست
بالآيات إنما نجم الآيات نجم ينقلب في الآفاق في صفر أو في ربيعين أو في رجب وعند ذلك يسير خاقان بالأتراك تتبعه روم الظواهر بالرايات والصلب
 
Al-Walid said: "The redness and stars we have seen are not the Ayat (signs). The star of  the Ayat (signs) is a star that flips (or turns) in the horizons in (the month of )  Safar or in (the 2 months of) Rabi (the first and second Rabi), or in (the month of) Rajab. Once this happens, Khankan marshes with the Turks; next, Romans of Zawahir (will marsh) with the banners (battalions) and Crosses." (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)
 قال الوليد وقال كعب
هو نجم يطلع من المشرق
ويضيء لأهل الأرض كإضاءة القمر ليلة البدر
Ka'b said: "It is a star that rises from the East and illuminates for the people of the Earth like the illumination of a moon in a full moon night." (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
 عن الوليد قال بلغني عن كعب أنه قال
يطلع نجم من المشرق قبل خروج المهدي له ذناب
قال
وحدثت عن شريك أنه قال بلغني أنه قبل خروج المهدي تنكسف الشمس في شهر رمضان مرتين
Ka'b said: “ 'A star will rise from the East before the appearance of the  Mahdi and it has a tail.'  And Sharik said:' Before the appearance of the Mahdi, the sun will have an eclipse in the month of Ramadan twice.' ” (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
 
 
A star with a tail that illuminates all places will originate from the East, at three or seven-day intervals.  (Muhammad Al-Barzanji's book Al-Isha'ah li Ashrat AsSaa'h)

 


6) Column of Fire or Light from the East

A huge fire from the East for 3 or 7 nights, darkness will be seen in the sky, and there will be a redness in the sky spread across the horizon, unlike the pink in the horizon with which we are familiar.  (Muhammad Al-Barzanji's book Isha'ah li Ashrat Al-Sa'a)

أمالي الشجري: ج‍ 2 ص‍ 27 أخبرنا عبد الكريم وابن قاذويه قالا: حدثنا عبد الله إملاء قال: حدثنا أبو العباس أحمد بن محمد الجمال قال: حدثنا إسماعيل بن عبد الله قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن صالح قال: حدثني معاوية بن صالح، عن ابن الزاهرية، عن كثير بن مرة أنه قال: قال ابن قاذويه: آية الحدث في رمضان نار تكون في السماء شبيها بأعناق النجب أو كأعمدة الحديد. فإذا رأيتها فأعد لاهلك طعام سنة. قال وربما قال: آية الحدث عمود نار يطلع من السماء

Ibn Qazuwaih said that Kathir bin Murra said: " The Aya (sign) of the event of Ramadan will be like the necks of camels or like iron columns. If you see it, prepare for your family food supplies for a year." Or perhaps he (Kathir bin Murra) said: "The Aya of the event is a column of fire originating from the sky."  (Ibn Al-Shajari's Al-Amali Al-Shajaria)


أخبرنا ابن قاذويه، قال حدثنا عبد الله، قال حدثنا محمد بن عبد الرحيم بن شبيب، قال حدثنا إبراهيم بن سعيد، قال حدثنا روح بن عبد الجليل، قال حدثنا نصر بن علي، قال: أول الآية حمرة تكون في السماء
Ibn Qazuwaih said that Kathir bin Murra said: " The beginning of the Aya (sign) will be redness in the sky." (Ibn Al-Shajari's Al-Amali Al-Shajaria)


حدثنا عثمان بن كثير عن جرير بن عثمان عن سليمان بن سمير عن كثير بن مرة قال
 آية الحدثان في رمضان والهيش في شوال والنزائل في ذي القعدة والمعمعة في ذي
الحجة وآية ذلك عمود ساطع في السماء من نور

Kathir bin Murra said: " The Aya of the two events in Ramadan, and commotion (confusion) in Shawwal, Nazail in Zu Al-Qa'da, fighting in Zu Al-Hijja, and the Aya (sign) of this is an illuminating column of light in the sky." (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)

 
 
حدثنا عبد القدوس عن عبدة بنت خالد بن معدان
عن أبيها خالد بن
معدان قال إذا رأيتم عمودا من نار من قبل المشرق في شهر رمضان في السماء فأعدوا من الطعام ما استطعتم فإنها سنة جوع

Khaded Bin Madan said: " If you see a column of fire from the East, in the month of Ramadan, in the sky, get food as much as you can, for it is (going to be) a year of starvation (famine)." (Tabarani,  Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan )

 حدثنا عيسى بن يونس والوليد بن مسلم عن ثور بن يزيد
عن خالد بن معدان قال إنه
ستبدوا آية عمودا من نار يطلع من قبل المشرق يراه أهل الأرض كلهم فمن أدرك ذلك فليعد لأهله طعام سنة
 
Khaded Bin Madan said: " An Aya (sign) which is a column of fire rising from the East will appear that all people of the World will be able see. Whoever is present (alive) should arrange for his family food supply for one year."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan )
 
 
 
7) A Call and a Hand from Heaven
 
A call in Ramadan that will be heard by each people in their own language, announcing the Mahdi's advent will awaken those who are asleep and alarm those that are awake.  (Muhammad Al-Barzanji's book Isha'ah li Ashrat Al-Sa'a)
 
  حدثنا أبو إسحاق الأقرع حدثني أبو الحكم المدني قال حدثني يحيى بن سعيد عن سعيد بن المسيب قال
 تكون فرقة واختلاف حتى يطلع كف من السماء وينادي مناد ألا أن أميركم فلان
 
Saeed bin Al-Musayab said: "There will be disunity and dispute until a hand from Heaven and a caller calls that your prince is this person." (Nuaim Ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
   حدثنا ابن وهب عن إسحاق بن يحيى عن محمد بن بشر بن هشام عن ابن المسيب قال
 تكون فتنة بالشام كان أولها لعب الصبيان ثم لا يستقيم أمر الناس على شيء ولا تكون لهم جماعة حتى ينادي منادي من السماء عليكم بفلان وتطلع كف بشير

Saeed bin Al-Musayab said: "There will be a Fitna in AshSham. Its beginning will be like a play of boys. Then, the affairs of people will settle on anything and unity will not be achieved until a caller calls from Heaven: "Follow this person" and a hand appears as a sign." (Nuaim Ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

  حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن سعيد بن يزيد التنوخي عن الزهري قال
  إذا التقى السفياني والمهدي للقتال يومئذ يسمع صوت من السماء ألا إن أولياء الله أصحاب فلان يعني المهدي
قال الزهري وقالت أسماء بنت عميس
: إن أمارة ذلك اليوم أن كفا من السماء مدلاة ينظر إليها الناس
 
Al-Zuhri said: " When the Sufyani and the Mahdi meet to fight each other, a voice from Heaven will be heard saying: 'The people who are loyal to Allah are friends of this person, meaning Al-Mahdi.'  Al-Zuhri said that Asma bint Omais said: 'The sign of this will be a hand dangling (extended) from Heaven that people will see'."  ( Jalal-uddine AsSuyuti's  Al-Urf Al-Wardi fi Akhbar Al-Mahdi, a part of Al-Hawi li Al-Fatawa)
 
   حدثنا الحكيم بن نافع عن جراح عن أرطاة قال
 إذا كان الناس بمنى وعرفات نادى مناد بعد أن تحازب القبائل ألا إن أميركم فلان ويتبعه صوت آخر ألا إنه قد كذب ويتبعه صوت آخر ألا أنه قد صدق فيقتتلون قتالا شديدا فجل سلاحهم البراذع وهو جيش البراذع وعند ذلك ترون كفا معلمة في السماء ويشتد القتال حتى لا يبقى من أنصار الحق إلا عدة أهل بدر فيذهبون حتى يبايعون صاحبهم
 
Artat bin Al-Munzir said: "When people are in Mina and Arafat (near Mecca, for Hajj), after tribes splits into parties, a caller will say "Your prince is this person". Aother voice follows it saying: "He is lying". Then, another voice says: "It (first caller) said the truth." So, the will engage in fierce fight .... then you will see a hand dangling from Heaven. Then, the fight becomes even more fierce such that only the number of (Muslim)  people who fought in Badr remains alive. So, they go to give Bay'a (allegiance) to the man (Mahdi)." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
   حدثنا الوليد ورشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن أبي رومان
عن علي رضى الله عنه قال بعد الخسف ينادي مناد من السماء إن الحق في آل محمد في أول النهار ثم ينادي مناد في آخر النهار إن الحق في ولد عيسى وذلك نحوه من الشيطان
 
Ali bin Abi Taleb said: " After the Khusf (landslide that swallows the army sent to attack the Mahdi), a caller from Heaven calls: 'The truth is in the family of Mohammad ' in the beginning of the morning. Then, another caller at the end of the morning calls: 'The truth is in the progeny of Jesus.' This (second call) is from Satan." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)  A varriation of this narration is attributed to Abi Jaafar mentions that the second caller says that the truth is in the family of Jesus or Al-Abass and this second call from Satan from the bottom of the Earth.
 
 
Huzaifa said that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said : "At that point, a call will come from Heaven saying: ' O' people, surely Allah forbids tyrants and their followers for you and (Allah) bestows leadership upon the best of the nation of Muhammad. Join him in Mecca -- he is the Mahdi!' " (Nuaim Ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan, Tabarani, and Abu Amru Uthman bin Saeed Ad-Dani's Kitab Al-Sunan Al-Waredah fi Al-Fitan)
 
 
8) Clashes between Bani Hashem and Bani Umaya
 حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل قال
يملك رجل من بني هاشم فيقتل بني أمية حتى لا يبقى منهم إلا اليسير لا يقتل غيرهم ثم يخرج رجل من بني أمية فيقتل لكل رجل اثنين حتى لا يبقى إلا النساء ثم يخرج المهدي
Abi Qabil said: "A man will reign from Bani Hashem (meaning from the family of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم ). He kills Bani Umaya until very few of them remain alive and does not kill except them. Then, a man from Bani Umaya rise up and kills for every man two until no body remains alive, except women. Then, the Mahdi appears." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)


9) The Killing of the Good Soul and his Brother

The good soul who will be killed is believed to be a man from Bani Hashem, meaning from the family clan of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم .

  حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة قال حدثني أبو زرعة عن عبد الله بن زرير عن عمار بن ياسر رضى الله عنه قال
 إذا قتل النفس الزكية وأخوه يقتل بمكة ضيعة
نادى مناد من السماء إن أميركم فلان وذلك المهدي الذي يملأ الأرض حقا وعدل
ا

Amar bin Yasir said: "Once the good soul and his brother are killed, will be killed in Mecca, a caller from Heaven calls: Your prince is  (says his name). This is the Mahdi who will fill Earth with equity and justice. " (Nuaim Ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

 وقال ابن عياش وأخبرني بعض أهل العلم عن محمد بن جعفر قال علي بن أبي طالب قال
 ويقتل أخوين من قريش من بني هاشم ويصلبهما على باب المسجد رجل وأخته يقال لهما محمد وفاطمة

Ali bin Abi Taleb (r.a.) said about what the Sufyani does in Mecca: "He (the Sufyani) kills two siblings from Bani Hashem of Quraish, a man and his sister, they are called Mohammad and Fatima. He crucufies them at the gate of the Masjid (in Mecca)." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)


10) Black Banners from the East

An army from the East (most likely from Khorasan) carrying black banners will lay the foundation for the Mahdi's future dominion, six years before the Mahdi appears. The name "Khorasan" is said to be derived from Persian words that mean "land where the sun rises". Khorasan (a region that includes Afghanistan, Taijikstan, Northwestern Pakistan, Northeastern Iran, etc.). Furthermore, a hadith listed below specifies that the Muslim armies that will conquer the city which is believed to be Constantinople will consist of Muslims from the descendants of (Prophet) Isaac عليه السلام. Among Muslims today, Pashtuns (known in Pakistan as Pathans) & Kashmiris are believed to be descendants of (Prophet) Isaac عليه السلام from the original 12 lost Jewish tribes. There are about 14 million Pashtuns in Afghanistan and 28 million in Northwest Pakistan, so they are living in what used to be known historically as Khorasan. So, it is possible that the Pashtuns will be among the Mahdi's main supporters.

Furthermore, in the Hadith narrated by Thawban below, we notice Prophet Mohammad  صلى الله عليه وسلم urges Muslims to seek the Mahdi, even if they have to crawl over snow. This could indicate that the Mahdi will appear in the winter or possibly due to change in climate whereby a significant part of the World could be covered with snow. The Pashtuns live in mountainous, cold regions. However, we should not forget the Hadiths that indicate that the Mahdi will flee from Madina to Mecca, which seems to be indicate he lives in Mecca-Medina region of the country known today as Saudi Arabia.

Thawban reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "Three men will be killed at the place where your treasure is (this treasure could be oil/petrol in Arabia or the treasure underneath the Kaaba). Each of them will be the son of a Caliph, but none of them will get hold of the treasure. Then, the Black Banners will come out of the East, and they will slaughter you, in a way that has never been seen before. If you see him (the Mahdi), give him your allegiance, even by crawling over snow, because he is the Caliph, the Mahdi." (Ibn Maja, Musnad Ahmad, Al-Haakim's Sahiha, Al-Zahabi, Ibn Kathir's Niyaha fi Al-Fitan wa Al-Malahim, Abu Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan, Muhammad Al-Barzanji's Isha'ah li Ashrat Al-Sa'a)

Abdullah bin Masood narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said : "A group of people will come from the East with Black Flags and they will ask for some “Khair” (financial assistance, share in wealth, weapons, etc.), but they will not be given what they ask for. So, they will fight  and win against those people (who didn’t give them what they asked). Now, they will be given them what they asked for, but they will not accept it until they hand it over to a person from my Ahl Bayt (family) who will fill it (the Earth) with justice just as they filled it (the Earth) with oppression. So, whoever of you will be alive at that time should come to them (the Mahdi & People from the East with black flags) even by crawling over snow". (Ibn Maja, Muhammad Al-Barzanji's Isha'ah li Ashrat Al-Sa'a)

Ali bin AbuTalib narrated that the Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
قال صلى الله عليه وسلم ( يخرج رجل من وراء النهر يقال له الحارث بن حراث , على مقدمته رجل يقال له منصور , يوطيء او يمكن لال محمد كما مكنت قريش لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وجب على كل مؤمن نصره او قال اجابته
"A man called Al-Harith bin Harrath will come forth from Ma Wara an-Nahr (Transoxiana, meaning the region, between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, which includes Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, bordering Afghanistan ). His army will be led by a man called Mansur who will make matters ready and enabled for Muhammad's family as Quraish enabled matters for the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم. Every believer must help him, or he (the Prophet) said: 'respond to him ( to his calls)'." (Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan AnNisa-ee, and Al-Buhaiqi)   Ibn Khadoon has commented that one of the narrators of this Hadith, Haroon bin Al-Mughira is a descendant of Shia (or has some Shia background), so this would weaken the authenticity of the Hadith.
 
Abdullah bin Al-Harith bin Jiz Al-Zubaidi said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said : "People from the East will come to assist the Mahdi in laying the foundation for his dominion." (Ibn Maja, Tabarani)

Abu Hurairah says that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: "(Armies carrying) black flags will come from Khorasan . No power will be able to stop them and they will finally reach إيلياء  Eelya'a (Jerusalem) where they will erect their flags". (Tirmizi)

Amr Bin Marra Al-Jamli said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: " 'Surely, Black Flags will appear from the Khorasan until a group (of them) will tie their horse leashes to the Olive Trees between Beit-Lahia (in Gaza district, Palestine) and Harasta (near Damascus, Syria).' We asked: 'Are there any Olive trees  between these places?' He said, 'If there isn’t any, then, soon (Olive trees) will grow so that those people (of Khorasan) will come and tie their horses there'.” (Nuaim Ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan p. 215)

Buraida said that Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: "After me, there will be many expeditions (armies). You should be in (or with) the expeditions (armies) of (coming from) Khorasan."  ( Jalal-uddine AsSuyuti's  Al-Urf Al-Wardi fi Akhbar Al-Mahdi, a part of Al-Hawi li Al-Fatawa)

أخرج ( ك ) نعيم بن حماد (894) عن محمد بن الحنفية قال:
   تخرج راية سوداء لبني العباس,ثم تخرج من خراسان أخرى سوادء, قلانسهم سود و ثيابهم بيض, على مقدمتهم رجل يقال له : شعيب بن صالح [ بن شعيب ], من تميم, يهزمون أصحاب السفياني حتى ينزل ببيت المقدس , و يوطئ للمهدي سلطانه, ويمد إليه ثلاثمائة من الشام , يكون بين خروجه وبين أن يسلم الأمر للمهدي اثنان وسبعون شهرا
Muhammad bin Al-Hanafia, said: " A black banner (army battalion) of Bani Al-Abbas ( family of Prophet Mohammad's صلى الله عليه وسلم uncle, Al-Abbas) will come out . Then, another black banner (army battalion) will come from Khorasan. Their turbans are black and their clothes are white. At their front end will be a man named Shuayb bin Salih, from Tamim (tribe) . They will defeat the supporters of the Sufyani (and proceed further) until he (Shuayb bin Salih) arrives to Jerusalem (where) he will lay the foundation for the Mahdi's (future) dominion. He will be supplied with three hundred (men) from AshSham (Syria). From the time, he comes out (from Khorasan) until he hands over the matter (rule) to the Mahdi, there will be seventy two months (six years)."  (Nuaim Ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

Saeed (or Sayyid) bin Al-Musayyab reported: "Black Banners will come from the East from the descendants of Al-Abbas. They will remain for whatsoever Allah wishes. Then, small Black Banners from the East will come to fight a man from the descendants of Abu Sufyan . They will give their allegiance to the Mahdi."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)

 حدثنا الوليد بن مسلم عن أبي عبيدة المشجعي عن أبي أمية الكلبي عن شيخ أدرك الجاهلية [ و ] قد سقط حاجباه على عينيه قال
إذا اختلف أهل الرايات السود افترقوا ثلاث فرق فرقة تدعوا لبني فاطمة وفرقة تدعوا لبني العباس وفرقة تدعوا لأنفسها
Al-Walid bin Muslim narrated based on an old man: "If the black banners split into 3 groups: a group calling for the progeny of Fatima (to rule the Muslims), a group calling for the progeny of the Abbas, and a group calling for (the kingdomship to be) for themselves..." (Nuaim bin Hammad's book Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا الوليد ورشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن أبي رومان
عن علي قال إذا إختلفت أصحاب الرايات السود يخسف بقرية من قرى أرم ويسقط جانب مسجدها الغربي ثم تخرج بالشام ثلاث رايات الأصهب والأبقع والسفياني فيخرج السفياني من الشام والأبقع من مصر فيظهر السفياني عليهم
Ali (r.a.) said: "When the black banners differ among each other, a village from the villages of Arem (could be either Damascus or Jerusalem) and the western side of its Mosque collapses. Then, in AshSham, three banners (armies) come out for each of the As'Hab, Abqa', and Sufyani. The Sufyani  comes from AshSham and the Abqa' from Egypt. The Sufyani will defeat them." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
 حدثنا سعيد أبو عثمان عن جابر
عن أبي جعفر قال يخرج شاب من بني هاشم بكفه اليمنى خال من خراسان برايات سود بين يديه شعيب بن صالح يقاتل أصحاب السفياني فيهزمهم
Abi Ja'far said: "A young man from Bani Hashem with a mark in the palm of his right hand comes out from Khorasan with black banners. Between his hands (meaning assisting him) will be Shuayb bin Salih. He fights the followers of the Sufyani and defeats them." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)


   حدثنا الوليد بن مسلم ورشدين بن سعد عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن أبي رومان
عن علي بن أبي طالب رضى الله عنه قال إذا خرجت خيل السفياني إلى الكوفة بعث في طلب أهل خراسان ويخرج أهل خراسان في طلب المهدي فيلتقي هو والهاشمي برايات سود على مقدمته شعيب بن صالح فيلتقي هو وأصحاب السفياني بباب اصطخر فتكون بينهم ملحمة عظيمة فتظهر الرايات السود وتهرب خيل السفياني فعند ذلك يتمنى الناس المهدي ويطلبونه

Ali bin Abi Taleb (r.a.) said: "If Sufyani's Cavalry marsh to Kufa. The people of Khorasan will be requested  to come to aid. The people of Khorasan will come out seeking the Mahdi. So, the Hashimi with an army carrying black banners, at its front end is Shuayb bin Salih. He will meet the followers of the Sufyani at Istakhar Gate and a great battle will occur between them. The black banners will be victorious. Sufyani's Cavalry will run away. At that time, people will wish for the Mahdi (to appear)."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)


Al Zuhari who said " The black flags will come from the East, led by mighty men, with long hair and beards, their last names are taken from the names of their home towns and their first names are from a Kunya (nick name, usually starts with 'Abu', which means 'father of'' )." (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

Ammar binYasir said: "When the Sufyani reaches Kufa and kills the supporters of the family of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم  , the Mahdi will come and the bearer of his Banner will be Shuayb, the son of Salih." (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
 حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد العزيز بن صالح عن علي بن رباح
عن ابن مسعود قال يخرج رجل من الموالي يمر ويدعو إلى بني هاشم يدعى عبد الله يلي أربع سنين ثم يهلك
 
Ibn Masud said: " A man from Mawali apprears and calls for Bani Hashem, named Abdullah. He will rule for 4 years and then die."  (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)


11) The Emergence of the two Sufyanis and the Khusf (Landslide) in Bayda (near Mecca)

It is expected that two Sufyanis will appear.
 حدثنا يحيى بن اليمان عن يحيى بن سلمة عن أبيه
عن أبي صادق قال لا يخرج المهدي حتى يقوم السفياني على أعوادها

Abi Sadek said: " The Mahdi does not emerge until the Sufyani emerges on the ashes (of the Muslim nation)." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا الوليد بن مسلم عن شيخ
عن الزهري قال في ولاية السفياني الثاني ترى علامة في السماء

Al-Zuhri said: "During the reign of the second Sufyani, a sign in the sky will be seen." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل حدثنا ابن وهب عن ابن لهيعة عن فلان المعافري سمع أبا فراس
سمع عبد الله بن عمرو بن العاص رضى الله عنهما يقول علامة خروج المهدي إذا خسف بجيش بالبيداء فهو علامة خروج المهدي

Abdullah bin Amr Ibn Al-Aas said: "If a Khusuf occurs toan army in Bayda (near Mecca), that will be the sign of the appearance of the Mahdi  " (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan) This sign indicates that person the army was sent to attack is the Mahdi.

 
 
حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن يزيد بن أبي حبيب قال
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
خروج السفياني بعد تسع وثلاثين
Yazid bin Habib said that the Messenger of Allah  صلى الله عليه وسلم said: " The coming out of the Sufyani is after thirty nine (possibly in 1439 H, around 2017/ 2018 AD)."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

 قال ابن لهيعة وأخبرني عبد العزيز بن صالح عن عكرمة
عن ابن عباس رضى الله عنه قال كان خروج السفياني في سبع وثلاثين كان ملكه ثمانية وعشرين شهرا وإن خرج في تسع وثلاثين كان ملكه تسعة أشهر

Ibn Abbas (r.a.) said: " If the coming out of the Sufyani is in thirty seven ((possibly in 1437 H, around 2015/ 2016 AD), his reign will be 18 months. If he come out in thirty nine (possibly in 1439 H, around 2017/ 2018 AD), his reign will be for 9 months."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)


 حدثنا
يحيى بن سعيد عن سليمان بن عيسى قال
 بلغني أن السفياني يملك ثلاث سنين ونصف

 
Sulaiman bin Issa said: "I was told that the Sufyani will rule for three and a half years."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
 حدثنا أبو عمر عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد الوهاب بن حسين عن محمد بن ثابت عن أبيه عن الحارث بن عبد الله
 يخرج رجل من ولد أبي سفيان في الوادي اليابس في رايات حمر دقيق الساعدين والساقين طويل العنق شديد الصفرة
به أثر العبادة
 
Al-Harith bin Abdullah said: " A man from the progeny of Abi Sufyan comes out, from the drought valley, with (an army carrying) red banners. He has thin arms and thin legs, with long neck, very yellowish (meaning pale) in complexion, on him (can be seen) the mark or sign of worship." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)  This narration most probably refers to the first Sufyani.

 حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن أرطاة عن تبيع
عن كعب قال
يملك حمل امرأة اسمه عبد الله بن يزيد وهو الأزهر ابن الكلبية أو الزهري بن الكلبية المشوه السفياني
 
Ka'b said: "He (Sufyani) will rule for the pregnancy period of a woman (meaning 9 months). His (Sufyani) name is Abdullah bin Yazid and he is the Al-Azhar ibn Al-Kulaiba or Al-Zahri bin Al-Kulaiba, the physically deformed Sufyani."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

 
حدثنا الحكم عن جراح عن أرطاة قال
يدخل الأزهر بن الكلبية الكوفة فتصيبه قرحة فيخرج منها فيموت في الطريق ثم يخرج رجل آخر منهم بين الطائف ومكة أو بين مكة والمدينة من شيب وطباق وشجر بالحجاز مشوه الخلق مصفح الرأس حمش الساعدين غائر العينين في زمانه تكون
هدة
Artat bin Al-Munzir said: " After Al-Azhar ibn Al-Kulaiba enters Kufa (in Iraq), he will suffer from Qarha (illness in the stomach), so he leaves it then dies on his way. Then, another man from them (Bani Al-Kulaiba or Sufyan) emerges (and scceeds him) from between Al-Taif and Mecca or between Mecca and Medina ... in Hijaz. He is physically deformed, has a flat face, strong arms, his eyes are inwardly set deep in his eye sockets. At his time, the Haddah (powerful, hammering sound) will occur." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

  حدثنا الحكم بن نافع عن جراح
عن أرطاة قال في زمان السفياني الثاني تكون الهدة حتى يظن كل قوم أنه قد خرب ما يليهم
Artat bin Al-Munzir said: "At the time of the second Sufyani, the Haddah (powerful, hammering sound) occurs, such that every nations think the land or nation next to them was devastated."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد العزيز بن صالح عن علي بن رباح
عن ابن مسعود
قال يتبدى نجم ويتحرك بإيليا رجل أعور العين ثم يكون الخسف بعد [ ذلك 
Ibn Masud said: "A star begins. Then, a man who is Awar (has a deformed eye) moves around Eelya (Jerusalem) . Then, the Khusuf occurs." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

 حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد العزيز بن صالح عن علي بن رباح
عن ابن مسعود قال يتحرك بإيلياء رجل أعور العين فيكثر الهرج ويحل السبا وهو الذي يبعث بجيش إلى المدينة
Ibn Masud said: " A man who is Awar (has a deformed eye) moves around Eelya (Jerusalem) . Killing increases. He makes  السبا (plundering and taking slaves) permissible. He is the one who sends the army to attack Medina." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن سعيد بن يزيد
عن الزهري قال يبايع السفياني أهل الشام فيقاتل أهل المشرق فيهزمهم من فلسطين حتى ينزلوا مرج الصفر ثم يلتقون فتكون الدبرة على أهل المشرق حتى ينزلون مرج الثنية ثم يقتتلون فتكون الدبرة على أهل المشرق حتى يأتوا الحص ثم يقتتلون فتكون الدبرة على أهل المشرق حتى يبلغوا إلى المدينة الخربة يعني قرقيسيا ثم يقتتلون فتكون الدبرة على أهل المشرق حتى ينتهوا إلى عاقر قوفا ثم يقتتلون فتكون الدبرة على أهل المشرق فيحوز السفياني الأموال ثم تخرج في حلق السفياني قرحة ثم يدخل إلى الكوفة غدوة ويخرج منها بالعشي بجيوشه فإاذ كان بأفواه الشام توفي وثار أهل الشام فبايعوا ابن الكلبية اسمه عبد الله بن يزيد بن الكلبية غائر العينين مشوه الوجه فيبلغ أهل المشرق وفاة السفياني فيقولون ذهبت دولة أهل الشام فيثورون ويبلغ ابن الكلبية فيثور بمجموعة إليهم فيقتتلون بالألوية فتكون الدبرة على أهل المشرق حتى يدخلوا الكوفة فيقتل المقاتلة ويسبي الذرية والنساء ثم يخرب الكوفة ثم يبعث منها جيشا إلى الحجاز

Al-Zuhri said: "The people of AshSham offer Bay'a (allegiance) to the Sufyani. He defeats the people of the East (probably the black banners), kicking them out of Palestine....and follows them and defeats them in several more locations, including Qirqisia. He will suffer from Qarha and after entering Kufa, he leaves it and dies once he reaches the outskirts of AsSham. The people of AshSham offer Bay'a to the son of Al-Kulaiba whose name is Abdullah bin Yazid bin  Al-Kulaiba. His eyes are inwardly set deep in his eye sockets and  face is deformed. Once the people od the East know about the death of Sufyani, they say the reign of people of AshSham is finished. So, they rise up. Once Ibn Kulaiba (the second Sufyani) learns about this rise up, he sends an army. They fight and the defeat will be for the people of the East. Ibn Kulaiba's army will enter Kufa and kill the fighters (of people of the East) and takes their children and women, and destroys Kufa. Then, he will send an army to Hijaz (Mecca & Medina)." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

Khalid bin Maadan said " The Sufyani will defeat those who joined forces against him on two occasions, then he will die." (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)


12) The emergence of Abqa' and As'hab
 
Each of these Muslim men will be seeking to rule the Muslims.
 
حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن سعيد بن الأسود عن ذي قرنات قال
 يختلف الناس في صفر ويفترقون على أربعة نفر رجل بمكة العائذ ورجلين بالشام أحدهما السفياني والآخر من ولد الحكم أزرق أصهب ورجل من أهل مصر جبار فذلك أربعة فيغضب رجل من كنده فيخرج إلى الذين بالشام فيأتي الجيش إلى مصر فيقتل ذلك الجبار ويفت مصر فت البعرة ثم يبعث إلى الذي بمكة
 
Zi Qarnat said: "People will differ in the month of Safar and split (in their allegiance) among four individuals: a man who has sought refuge in Mecca, two men in AshSham, one of them is the Sufyani and the other one in a son of Al-Hakam, who is blue (or blueish) and As'hab (in complexion). And a man from the people of Egypt who is a tyrant. These are the four. So, a man from Kinda becomes angry. He marshes towards those vying for kingdomship in AshSham. His army comes to Egypt, kills the tyrant (Abqa') and destroys Egypt severely. Then, he sends an expedition to Mecca (to attack the Mahdi)." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
حدثنا الوليد ورشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن أبي رومان
عن علي قال إذا إختلفت أصحاب الرايات السود يخسف بقرية من قرى أرم ويسقط جانب مسجدها الغربي ثم تخرج بالشام ثلاث رايات الأصهب والأبقع والسفياني فيخرج السفياني من الشام والأبقع من مصر فيظهر السفياني عليهم
Ali (r.a.) said: "When the black banners differ among each other, a village from the villages of Arem (could be either Damascus or Jerusalem) and the western side of its Mosque collapses. Then, in AshSham, three banners (armies) come out for each of the As'Hab, Abqa', and Sufyani. The Sufyani  comes from AshSham and the Abqa' from Egypt. The Sufyani will defeat them." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)
 
حدثنا سعيد أبو عثمان عن جابر
عن أبي جعفر قال إذا اختلف كلمتهم و
طلع القرن ذو الشفا لم يلبثوا إلا يسيرا حتى يظهر الأبقع بمصر يقتلون الناس حتى يبلغوا أرم ثم
يثور  المشوه عليه فتكون بينهما ملحمة عظيمة ثم يظهر السفياني الملعون فيظهر
بهما جميعا ويرفع قبل ذلك ثنتي عشرة راية بالكوفة معروفة ويقبل بالكوفة رجل من ولد الحسين يدعوا إلى أبيه ثم يبث السفياني جيوشه
Abi Ja'far said: " If they (people of the black banners) differ and the Horn of Zu-Shifa star rises. A little later, the Abqa' appears in Egypt and they (his men) will kill people until they reach Arem. Then, the deformed tises up and there will be a great battle. Then, the cursed Sufyani appears and will defeat all of them...."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا
الحكم بن نافع عن جراح عن أرطاة قال
 إذا اجتمع الترك والروم وخسف بقرية بدمشق وسقط
طائفة من غربي مسجدها رفع بالشام ثلاث رايات الأبقع والأصهب والسفياني ويحصر بدمشق رجل فيقتل ومن معه ويخرج رجلان من بني سفيان فيكون الظفر للثاني فإذا أقبلت مادة الأبقع من مصر ظهر السفياني بجيشه عليهم فيقتل الترك والروم بقرقيسيا حتى تشبع سباع الأرض من لحومهم
Artat bin Al-Munzir said: "If the Turks and Romans (in alliance) amass their armies and a village in Damasucs experiences Khusuf, and a group of people collapses in the western end of their mosque, then three banners will be raised in AshSham: Abqa', As'Hab, and Sufyani. A man in Damascus will be besiged, then killed with those who are with him.  Two men from Bani Sufyan will appear (probably As'Hab  and Sufyani), the second one will be the victorious. Once the support armies of Abqa' approach, the Sufyani defeats them. He (Sufyani) will kill the Turks and Romans in Qirqisia (an ancient city in Eastern Syria) until the foxes in the land satisfy their hunger from their flesh (of the Turks and Romans)." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

13) The emergence of Al-A'raj Al-Kindi coming from Maghreb
 حدثنا أبو يوسف عن محمد بن عبيد الله بن يزيد بن السندي
عن كعب قال علامة خروج المهدي ألوية تقبل من المغرب عليها رجل أعرج من
كندة
Reported on a chain of transmission on the authority of Kaab "The sign of the Mahdi's appearance will be army battalions coming from the Maghreb (from Morroco, Algeria, or Tunis), lead by al-A'raj Kindi  (this means a man who cannot walk normally, either for a temporary injury or permanently, and he is from 'Kinda')"  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan page 205)
 
14) Khusf (Landslide or Collapse) in a village called Harasta
 
The Earth will swallow a village called Harasta near Damascus.  (Muhammad Al-Barzanji's book Isha'ah li Ashrat Al-Sa'a)
 
أخرج ابن عساكر (2\216) عن خالد بن معدان قال : يهزم السفياني الجماعة مرتين, ثم يهلك , ولا يخرج المهدي حتى يخسف بقرية بالغوطة, تسمى: حَرَسْتَا
Khaled bin Ma'daan said: "Sufyani defeats the group twice, then perishes. The Mahdi will not come out until a Khusf (landslide) occurs in a village in Ghawta called Harasta (a small town near Damascus)." (Ibn A'sakir)



15) About Two thirds of the World Population will die before the Mahdi
حدثنا ضمرة عن ابن شوذب
عن ابن سيرين قال لا يخرج المهدي
حتى يقتل من كل تسعة سبعة
Ibn Sirene said: "The Madhi does not appear until seven out of every nine persons die."  (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا يحيى بن اليمان عن كيسان الرواسي القصار وكان ثقة قال حدثني مولاي قال
سمعت عليا رضى الله عنه يقول لا يخرج المهدي حتى يقتل ثلث ويموت ثلث ويبقى ثلث
Ali bin Abi Taleb (r.a.) said: "The Madhi does not appear until one third (of people) are killed, one third dies (probably due to natural disasters), and one third remains." (Nuaim bin Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

16) The Shia's Books mention two more signs:
(a) The Construction of Two Bridges: The Shia  believe the first bridge is the bridge that connects Saudi Arabia to Bahrain which was completed in 1986. The second bridge they expect it to be the proposed bridge that will connect Saudi Arabia to Egypt. It is proposed to be a 50-kilometer bridge -- one foot at Ras Hamid in Northern Saudi Arabia, the other at Egypt’s tourism center Sharm el-Sheikh). So far, Egypt has rejected the construction of such a bridge under pressure from Israel and the U.S. On the other hand, construction of a bridge connecting Qatar to Bahrain is expected to start this year, in 2010 and to be completed within 4-5 years.
(b) The Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (we wish him long life): In their books, the Shia attribute a Hadith to Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم  (they claim it used to be listed in Musnad Ahmad, but was later removed) in which he mentions that the last man who will govern Al-Hijaz (the region that includes Mecca & Medina) before the Mahdi will be called Abdullah and he will follow his brother who is named by the name of an animal. The previous king of Saudi Arabia was King Fahd (Fahd means leopard). It is worth noting that King Abdullah is currently 84 years old.

17) Prophecy in the Bible
The following prophecy in Isaiah 19: 16-25 of the Bible seems to correspond very well with the signs preceding the advent of the Mahdi mentioned above:
(a) Verse 17 talks about Israel attacking Egypt. This could be either a reference to Israel's attack on Egypt in 1967 or an attack that will happen in the future.
(b) Verse 18 mentions that Egyptians will be speaking  language of Canaan which indicates that they will speaking a new language that ancient Egyptian did not speak. Canaan is the region that includes Lebanon and Palestine, where people speak Arabic, and previously Aramaic used to be spoken there which is also a semitic language, very similar to Arabic. So, we sense that this prophecy is talking about events at the end of time.
(c) Verse 19 mentions a sign and a pillar which could be the sign and column of fire or light we discussed above.
(d) Verse 20 talks about God sending the Egyptians a saviour from oppression. This saviour could be the Mahdi.
(e) Verse 23 says that there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. Assyria includes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, and Northern Saudi Arabia. This highway could be the proposed bridge Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt to Ras Hamid in Northern Saudi Arabia which as we have indicated above is one of signs, mentioned in Shia books, for the advent of the Mahdi.
 
Isaiah 19: 16-25 :
 16In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
   17 And the land of Judah (meaning Israel) will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the LORD Almighty is planning against them.
 18In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction (Heliopolis or City of the Sun).
 19In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
 20And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
 21And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
 22And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
 23In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
 24In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
 25Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.



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