Saturday, 19 August 2017

The Hour Has Cast It’s Shadow!









 The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour


  1. The Hour Has Cast It’s Shadow
  2. From The Prophet’s Time To Ours
  3. Signs Of The Hour
  4. Syria The Land Of Mercy
  5. A Time Frame Between The War In Syria and The Mahdi (r.a)
  6. The Era Of The Duhaima (Sep 11th) The Worst Fitnah Before The Dajjaal
  7.  Ahadith On The Sanctions Of Iraq and The Sanctions To Be Placed On Syria and Then Egypt
  8. The Rule Of The Ruwaybidah - The Corruptors Of Society
  9. The Khawarij: The Name Of The Most Evil People In Our Time
  10. The Events Leading Up To The Emergence Of Imam Mahdi
  11. America In Previous Scriptures
  12. America The Beginning Of The End
  13. The End Of America
  14. Allah Will Devastate America
  15. Signs Of The Asteroid, Imam Mahdi, The Sufyani, Civil War
  16. Allah Will Throw A Comet At America And Its Exact Date From Ahadith
  17. The Black Banners Will Appear 6 Years Before Imam Mahdi
  18. The People Of The Maghreb and The People Of The East
  19. Imam Mahdi and The Great War Armageddon
  20. The System Of The Dajjaal
  21. The Dajjaal His Followers and His Place Of Emergence
  22. The Trial Of The Dajjaal (Anti Christ)
  23. The World Will Be Split Into Two Camps
Research Notes and Related Material
  1. Invoking and Receiving Baraka; How It Works
  2. Human Physiology and It’s Relationship To Baraka
  3. What Is The Unseen World and Where Is It: Explaining The Technical Terminology Of The Scholars
  4. The Jewish Origins Of The Pashtun and Surrounding Areas
  5. Ahadith Not Chronologically Arranged In This Work
  6. The 30 Dajjaal’s
  7. Nu’aym Ibn Hammad (ra)
  8. Methodology: Chronological Order Of Ahadith
  9. The Book Of Revelations Continued
  10. The End of America Continued
  11. The Dream Of the Prophet Daniel: The Ottomans, The British and America
  12. Daniel Interprets The Dream Of Nebuchadnezzar
  13. Timeline: Modern Islamic History
  14. The Destruction Of Knowledge In Islam 
  15. The History Of The Salafi's: The Group Charged With Destroying The Ummah From Within
  16. How To Protect Yourself From Sihr Using Knowledge
  17. Salafi's Excommunicated From Sunni Islam
  18. The Islamist Call To Westernize The Wests Call To Islamise
  19. The Maqasid (Objectives) Of Shariah: A Closer Look
  20. Media Snippets
  21. Dua
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The following Ahadith mention what is occurring now in Syria they give us a specific outline and time frame for events between us the emergence of Mahdi (ra);
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) Said, “At the end of time there will be a trial in which people will be sorted (fitnatul Duhaima) in a similar way to that in which gold is sorted from metal. Therefore do not rebuke the people of Syria rather, rebuke the evil people among them, because amongst them are the Abdals (Awliya). Allah will send a flood from Heaven (an event) that will disperse their groups in a way that if foxes were to attack them they would be victorious. Then Allah will send a man (to the people of syria) from the perfumed musked children of the Messenger, praise and peace be upon him, amongst approximately 12-15,000 under three banners and their password (call) is ‘Die, die!’ And they will be fought by the people of 7 banners under each is a man seeking the kingdom (Syria). They will be killed, defeated, then the Hashimite (leader of the black flags) will appear, so Allah will restore unity and favour to the people and this will be the case until the Dajjaal (the lying, false messiah) comes.”
Other Similar Narration’s State:
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) Said: “So do not rebuke the people of Syria but rebuke the evil people among them because amongst them are the Abdals (Awliya). A flood is about to be sent down upon the people of Syria (the Arab spring), which will disperse their groups (cause a civil war) in such a way, that if foxes (deceptive and cunning groups) attacked they would be beaten. At that time a man from the Family of my House will come (to the people of Syria) under 3 banners; between 12-15,000 and their password (Call) is – ‘Die, die.’ Then, there will come 7 banners and under each will be one man seeking the kingdom (Syria). Allah will kill all of them and restore unity and favour upon the hearts of Muslims, and those who were far (the Syrians who emigrated) come close.”
Al-Hakim narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said: “There will be at the end of time a trial that will sort out men as gold is sorted out from metal (fitnatul Duhaima). So do not revile the people of Sham, but revile their evil ones (the dictators and their group), for among them are the Abdal [Awliya/Saints]. A flood is about to be released upon the people of Sham (the Arab spring) that will split their unity, so that even if foxes (ISIS and Al Qaeda) attack them they would defeat them. At that time, a man from my household will come out with three banners (to the people of Syria). The one who estimates highly will say that they are fifteen thousand. And the one who estimates lower will say that they are twelve thousand. Their sign will be: “Amit, amit [kill, kill].” 
They will meet in battle seven banners, and under each of those banners will be a man seeking the kingdom (Syria). Allah will kill all of them, and restore to the Muslims their unity and bounty and their far ones and near ones (the Syrians who emigrated will come back).” [These Ahadith are found in the references of Abu Dawud, Ahmad, Ibn Majah and At-Tabarani and al Hakim reported them].
The Events mentioned in these Ahadith make things very clear, at the end of these Ahadith and this war in Syria the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said that Allah will…“restore unity and favors upon the hearts of Muslims” and… “the Hashimite will appear, so Allah will restore unity and favors to the (muslim) people and this will be the case until the Dajjaal comes.”
This tells us when this hadith is to occur, at the end of the war mentioned in the hadith will be the time that Allah will begin to restore unity to the hearts of the Muslim Ummah, meaning prior to it they will have been in disunity. We can narrow the time because this can only be the case after the last Khalifah, (1924CE) 100 years ago and before the Mahdi’s (ra) era begins, hence it is referring to when the era of dictators will end and Asad is the last dictator.
This era is what divided  the Ummah for nearly 100 years and it is now ending, this unity Allah will grant is the initial step that will pave the way for the return of Islamic lands to be ruled by the Mahdi (ra), Unity can’t be zapped into people hearts so Allah will prepare them psychologically and spiritually for it with what they will experience in life.
Because the hadith says this unity will be the state of the Muslims until the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) appears, it means this is the beginning of the unity under the Mahdi (ra) who will end the oppression we are all living through, the black flags are the Mahdi’s army and they will pave the way for him by establishing His government before He emerges, this process will begin after the war in Syria ends as the ahadith indicate.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) begins the Ahadith by mentioning the sifting of people, “At the end of time there will be a trial in which people will be sorted in a similar way to that in which gold is sorted from metal” the precious metal is removed from the scrap ore around it, the gold is crushed and agglomerated before it is distilled with mineral acids, in a similar way those precious to Allah will go through trials that will purify them, make them stand out from the scrap around them so they are known to each other, then refined even further so they become entirely pure, this is the sifting of people mentioned in a number of ahadith connecting them with events in Syria.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) in a number of Ahadith mentioned the fitna’s (Trials and tribulations) that would befall this Ummah towards the end of time, and gave each one a specific name that characterised it so we could know it by it’s qualities, these fitna’s have been the subject of many works written by the scholars throughout Islam’s History, among these fitna’s are fitna al Ahlaas, al Sarra and ad Duhaima.
The event that will sort people out has been mentioned in a number of Ahadith, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) called it fitnatul Duhaima.
The scholars described the Duhaima as the “Fitna that Will Sweep the Arabs Away,” we are seeing this today with the destruction of historical mosques and sites in Islamic lands some thousands of years old, sites that are crucial to Muslim identity are being destroyed by ISIS and the Salafi’s on behalf of a super power that as the prophet Daniel (as) said in the bible “crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left” of their society and heritage.
Abdullah b. Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said: “There will be a fitna that will “tastanzifu” (meaning it will destroy) the Arabs, its dead will be in Hell. During which the tongue will be more severe (ashadd) than a blow of the sword”. (Ahamd, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah).
“its dead will be in Hell” tells us who this is talking about because the only type of death that takes a person directly to hell is suicide, the hadith is clearly talking about the Salafi’s and their brainwashed suicide bombers.
“During which the tongue will be more severe (ashadd) than a blow of the sword “ – With the spread of the Internet and mobile technology this indicates to us when this event would occur because not more than 30 years ago mass media was still uncommon around the world it was all localised. This description “more severe than the blow of the sword” is also mentioned in a number of other narration’s (discussed later) identifying the event that will destroy the Arabs as the Duhaima, considering all the ahadith about this matter it is more precise to say the Duhaima will lead to their complete destruction and eventual death.
Regarding the Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) statement “tastanzifu
 Ibn al-Athir and Ibn al-Manzur [Ibn al-Athir is the scholar who wrote an-Nihaya fi Gharib al-Hadith, a dictionary on uncommon words found in hadith texts; Ibn al-Manzur is the author of the famous Lisan al-Arab.] said: It means it will encompass them in destruction. It is said [in Arabic]: istanzafat ash-shay’, if you take it all (it is encompassing). Destruction doesn’t just mean destroying buildings it means destroying their society and way of life, the Duhaima will bring this about and it will eventually lead to their deaths before the time of Isa (as) as ahadith clearly state.
Imam Ali al-Qari said in al-Mirqat [al-Mirqat is a commentary of Mishkat al-Masabih]: “It has been said that it means it will purify them from filth (al-ardhal)” this is because Allah purifies complacent people through struggle, the Duhaima will sift people out like gold is extracted and it will divide the world into two camps one filled with hypocrites and one filled with iman (religion).
What is similar to Imam al-Qari’s statement are the narrations about fitnatul ad-Duhaima’ (ad-duhaima’ means black and dark), the Prophet (s) said: “It will not leave any single individual of this Umma (nation) but slap him on the cheek” (test his faith).
 In the Ahadith on the Duhaima, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said it will test the entire Ummah “Until people become two camps: one of faith (religion) with no hypocrisy and one of hypocrisy with no faith (religion).”
This shows that the fitnah of the Duhaima will separate the believers from the people of fitan, doubt and hypocrisy, making each stand out from the other as both are forced to take one of two sides that will be known to all, and the Duhaima is the greatest fitna that will occur prior to the appearance of the Antichrist (Allah’s curse be upon him), in the words of the people of hypocrisy “they are making their actions easy to see nowadays”.
The Prophet’s statement, “tastanzifu” means that it will consume most of them in destruction, this means it will lay the foundations for the death of the Arabs, an event mentioned in numerous Ahadith, this destruction will not end until the time of Isa (as) when most Arabs will have perished and they will be few in number.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said before the time of the Mahdi only 1/3 will have survived, and that the Arabs will mainly be residing in Jerusalem by the time Isa (as) descends.
The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said regarding the Great wars we will soon see: “The Romans (Europeans) will attack those Arabs who reside in their land (Europe), until not a single Arab man or woman or child remains in their land but that they shall be killed by the Romans.” (Kitab Al Fitan, Bab Al Aamaq wa fath al Constantiniya, page 260)
At the time of the Great war “the Romans (Europeans) shall say to their leader: ‘We shall relieve you of the Arabs,’ (intending Genocide) and they shall gather up for the great battle” (Ibn Maja)
By the time the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) who emerges seven months after the Great War, Umm Sharik said: “I heard Allah’s Apostle (s) say: “The people would run away from the Dajjaal seeking shelter in the mountains.” She said: “Were would be the Arabs then on that day?” He said: “They would be small in number.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 41, No. 7035)
Umm Sharik bint Abi’l-‘Akr said , “O Messenger of Allah, were will the Arabs be at that time?” (of the Dajjaal) He said, “At that time they will be few; most of them will be in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), and their Imam will be a righteous man. Whilst their Imam is going forward to lead the people in praying Salat al-Subh (the morning prayer), ‘Eyssa son of Maryam will descend.” (Ibn Majja)
Some of these ahadith mention that this fitna will occur due to competing claims of jahiliya, i.e. nationalism which only existed in the Muslim world after the fall of the last Khalifah at the end of WW1, a point in time when the Muslims lost their sense of unity because its lands once had a single ruler, today the effects of nationalism dominate the Muslim mindset they forget that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) came to eliminate nationalism itself.
The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) said “The Muslim Ummah is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the whole body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the whole body is in pain”, this is a spiritual reality warning people that they cant turn a blind eye to what is occurring in the Muslim world it will affect the rest of the Ummah, and this reality will occur from the spiritual world down to our physical one, meaning it will be a cause for the troubles that afflict people in their personal lives and souls even though they are distant from it.
Imam Ibn Kathir similarly identified the major fintna’s that would befall the Ummah just before the emergence of the Mahdi (ra), in his work al Bidaya wa Nihaya, he arranges the Ahadith regarding the signs of the Hour into a chronological order placing the Hadith regarding the Duhaima before the emergence of the Mahdi (r.a).
He relates the following hadith regarding them and the Duhaima, it is essentially the most significant hadith we can quote about what is occurring in the world, all other narrations tie back to it and revolve around what it says; Abdullah ibn Umar said: While we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah he mentioned the Fitan (strifes, trials & tribulations), mentioning many of them until he mentioned Fitnatul Ahlaas (The trial of the Saddlebag). Someone asked him: ‘ O Messenger of Allah, what is fitnatul Ahlaas? He said “It is the usurping of wealth and the fleeing”. Then (after it), will come Fitnatul Sarra (the fitna of secrets): its smoke is under the feet of a man (descendant) from my household (family), who claims he is of me, but he is not because my Awlyia (saintly men) are those who fear Allah.
Then people will gather and agree upon a man, (but it will be an agreement that is) like a hip on a rib (meaning this will be a temporary arrangement, as a hip bone does not belong on the rib, if man bends his body to such a position he cannot stay there for long before needing to do other things in life, so this position is temporary).
Then there will be the Duhaima (Blind black, dark, catastrophic) trial. It will afflict every single person from this Nation. When it will be said that it is over, it will return; during it, a man will be a believer in the morning and a disbeliever (by) the night. (This will continue) until people will go to two Fustaats (groups) — the Fustaat of Eemaan (Group of faith or religion), in which there is no hypocrisy, and the Fustaat of hypocrisy, in which there is no Eemaan (faith or religion). And when that will come to you (when the sorting of people will finally end), wait for the Dajjaal on that day or on the morrow.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 37, Hadith 3. Ahmad related it as well in his Musnad).
Other Ahadith say “Then, the Duhaima Fitna (Dark Black & Cunning trial that catches people off guard will occur) 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 evening becomes a Kafir (Disbeliever), until people will be divided into two factions: a faction of Iman (belief and religion) without hypocrisy and a faction of hypocrisy without Iman (belief and religion). When this happens (the sorting is finished), expect the Dajjaal that day or the next day’.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Al-Haakim, and Al-Zahabi)
The Hadith ends with the emergence of the Dajjaal and begins with fitnatul Ahlaas, then fitnatul Sarra which will lead to fitnatul Duhaima and that will lead the world to the emergence of the Antichrist (Allah’s curse be upon him), one fitna following the other like beads on a string neckless falling from it when it is cut.
The Duhaima is the Fitnah that will sort people out until the time of the Dajjal (Allah’s curse be upon him), which indicates that the first two fitna’s mentioned in the hadith are in our past, relating the evidence to how these fitna’s were identified in a comprehensive manner would require a larger work than this current book, effectively here we are presenting the conclusion to that research with some of the evidence which consisted in the careful analysis of ahadith to identify it’s timing, it was identified by comparing well over two dozen ahadith mentioning events around it until a proper timeline was achieved, the methodology for this process we outlined at the end of this book.
To sum up the matter and it is clear from the history of Muslims over the past 100 years, the scholars said that the man referred to in this hadith “its smoke is under the feet of a man (descendant) from my household (family), who claims he is of me (my descendant), but he is not because my Awlyia (saintly people) are those who fear Allah” was Saddam Hussein, who in 1990 when the words Allahu Akbar first appeared on the Iraqi flag produced a genealogical chart of his ancestry claiming he is one of Ahl al Bayt to establish his legitimacy as the ruler of Iraq,
Ahl al Bayt means the person is a descendant of the Prophet (s), Saddam’s surname to Muslims indicates this ancestry, as the Hadith mentions he was responsible for fitnatul Sarra the strife of secrecy or spying and espionage that entered the Muslim world during his life time.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) also said “my Awlyia (saintly people) are those who fear Allah” meaning he will be a descendant of the Prophet (s) but the Prophet(s) disowned him because he was corrupt and did not fear Allah.
Fitnatul Ahlaas (The fitna of the Saddlebag) is the war in Iraq that occurred over Oil and control of wealth in the region before the first gulf war, in it’s name “the saddle bag” (used for carrying items while riding a horse) is an indication of the type of war that it would be, this is similarly clear from the description the Prophet (s) gave it, “It is fleeing and plunder”, like riders charging into a town to plunder the wealth of that place then fleeing afterwards from the law with all they can carry in their saddle bags.
This fitna is referring to the Iraq and Kuwait war which lead to the First Gulf war that brought the Americans (Law) into the Arabian Peninsula and began it’s dominance over the Muslim world.
Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 to control it’s oil occupying it for seven months, the invasion caused roughly half of the Kuwaiti population to flee along with 150,000 foreigners (mostly Indians) working in the country.
During the 7-month occupation the forces of Saddam Hussein looted the countries vast wealth, in mid-January 1991 America launched a military assault on Iraq and Iraqi forces stationed in Kuwait. Hostilities continued until late February the same year, Saddam Husain loosing to them in less than a month, essentially fleeing with all he could carry.
All of this fits the description Rasul Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) gave, from Saddam’s intentions behind the war, to his looting of the country and his loss to America in less than a month, The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) called it the fitna of the saddle bag because it was the plunder of Kuwait’s wealth and fleeing from America less than a month after their invasion.
This event led to the non-Muslims dominating Muslim lands for the next two decades and well into our time because they went unchallenged. As the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) mentioned this period marked the lowest point in Islamic History,  the Messenger of Allah (s) said, “When you see that my nation dreads saying to the oppressor (Saddam), ‘Indeed you are an oppressor,’ then they have taken their leave (i.e. their existence and non-existence amounts to the same thing)” (Ahmad) and what would occur after this point in time as history has shown would directly lead to the destruction of their society and way of life because they wouldn’t fight for their freedom or Islam, ultimately this would all lead to the genocide of the Arab race as aggression against them will inevitably increase.
“Then, will come Fitnatul Sarra’: its smoke is under the feet of a man (descendant) from my household”, As Sarra means the fitna of secrets and as the scholars defined the meaning of the word this is referring to a fitna of spying and espionage. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) was very clear and specific in how he mentioned this fitna, he said it will be introduced into this Ummah by a man who was his descendant, but not of Him (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم), as his character is immoral, “it’s smokerefers to the man fanning it’s tribulation causing it to spread among Muslim’s, the smoke is underneath the feet of Saddam but the fire itself, it’s original cause in the world wasn’t his.
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The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth
  1. Introduction
  2. Time Line Of Events
  3. The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth
  4. The Lifespan Of Islam In Sahih Bukhari and Sunan Abu Dawwud
  5. The Lifespan Of Islam In Jamii Tirmidhi and Others
  6. When Will We See Imam Mahdi (ra) and Isa (as)
  7. What Events Remain Before The Mahdi (ra) and Their Dates

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(Edited by ADHM)


Saturday, 29 July 2017

THE BOOK OF FITAN










Quote:

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah:

"'The war of the end of time is the war of the world. There will be a third war after two great wars in which many are killed. He who will light the fires of the Second World War will be known as the 'Great Leader'.

1300 years after the Hijra, count a few decades (1880s).

At that time, the Greek King wants to wage a war against the entire world.

Meanwhile, Allah commands the war for that man. A short while later, that is, in two decades, a man whose name is associated with a cat name from the German lands (Hitler?), appears as a scourge on the Romans. He starts to bother people and wants to hold control over the world. He wages war against the entire world, both the warm and cold lands.

After years filled with severe war fires, he meets Allah's punishment. Then, he is killed as the Russian's mystery.

Count five or six or seven or eight decades after 1300 of Hijra (1930-40-50- 60).

At that time, a man called "Nasser" rules Egypt. Arabs call him "succa-ul Arab", the "brave of the Arabs."
Allah despises him twice, once in a war, and then in another one. That "Nasser" can never attain victory. Upon this, Allah, the Lord of the House, makes a dark-colored person (Sadat?), whose father is more enlightened than himself, the leader of the Egyptian people and the Arab nation. But, he makes an agreement with the thieves of the Masjid al-Aqsa.

 Then a cruel man appears in Iraq, which is located in the Damascus region. This man, with a slight injury in his eye, is a Sufyaani.

His name comes from confrontation (Saddam?), and he is confrontational against his opponents. All the world gathers for him in small Kut, the region to which he came previously because he was deceived. There is no good in that Sufyaani except with Islam and he is both good and bad.....and woe to he who betrays the trustworthy Mahdi.

Count two or three decades after the year/decade of Hijri 1400 (1999, 2008).

At that time, the Mahdi emerges.
He fights the whole world and both the ones who have gone astray (Christians) and the ones who have earned Allah's anger (Jews) join against him with the hypocrites in the land of Isra and Miraj at Mount Megiddo.

And there comes out against him the Queen of the world and deception, an adulteress called (America!), who incites the world to deviation and infidelity.. .and the Jews of the world at that time would have the upper hand , ruling Quds and the holy city.

And all nations come to fight by sea and air except those in the land of extreme cold and the land of extreme heat.

And the Mahdi sees that all the world does plot against him, but he also sees that Allah's plan is stronger than all, and he sees that the World belongs to Allah and to Him it will return, and that the World is but a tree that Allah wills him to rule from its roots to its branches... and Allah throws down on them (unbelievers) with a disastrous punishment, burning their lands and seas and skies.

And the sky rains down a harmful shower, with the people of the Earth cursing the infidels, and Allah wills the defeat of the unbelievers. "

[Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik ("The Best ways to know the time of the Mahdi, King of the World, by Allah's command"),Qalda bin Zayd, p. 216]

[The source mentioned for this narration, is a rare hand-written book (manuscript), dated around 300 years after the Hijra and is found today, in Istanbul, Turkey in the Süleymaniye Library, under the section listed as "Islamic manuscripts 3664/ Al Medina Al Munawara"]

This book contains an amazing collection of narrations, compiled by its author, Qalda son of Zayd son of Baraka, in Medina.

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In the book compilation of one of the Tabaeen (those scholars who lived at the time of the Companions of the Prophet(s) found in Turkey in the Library known as Kitab-Khane, under the section listed as " Islamic manuscripts 3664/ Al Medina Al Munawara" we find this amazing collection of statements compiled by Kalda Bin Zaid bin Baraka Al Madani of Medina in the Hijri year 300 in his book "Asma Al Masalek li'ayam al Mehdi Al Malik li Kul Al Dunya Bi Amr Allah Al Malik (The Best ways to know the time of Al Mehdi King of the World by Allah's command ):

1-" And war in a country smaller than the end bone of the spinal cord, the World will gather for its sake, as if it is the richest nation in the world for which the world has gathered to feast around.

 Its Emir will surrender the banner to the leader of all Evil which will come from the furthest Western shores, then the beginning of the end as it wails to all the world to come to its aid.

The Emir will regain his throne and Iraq will be destroyed in the confrontation at the end of time. The Emir  (Ruler) of the tiny nation will fight the Army of Al Mehdi, and the same tiny nation is again threatened with destruction because its Emir is the cause of its corruption.....(eroded text)....the Mehdi orders his execution and the small bone returns to the main body again".

2-And this one by a Tabaee from Al Sham (Syria), from the same book compilation: "And in Iraq a tyrant man ...(eroded text)...a sufyani, one of whose eyes are half closed, and his name is from confrontation (Sidam) and he is Saddam (A confronter) to all who confront him...the world gathered against him in the lesser "Kuwt"...he entered it while he was deceived...and there is no goodness in this Sufyani except by Islam and he is both Good and Evil and woe to he who betrays the trustworthy Al Mehdi...

Nuaim Ibn Hammad (d.228/229 AH) the Sheikh of Imam Bukhari (ra)

3-It was narrated by Nuaim Bin Hammad in the Book of Fitan..It was narrated by Abu Dharr (May Allah Be pleased with him) that the Messenger Of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) said, "There will be from Beni Umaya, a man hardly seen in public, whose Sultan (power) is overpowered by another , and he will flee to the Romans (West) and will cause the Romans to enter the land of Islam and that will the mark the beginning of the greater confrontations".

4-It was also narrated by Nuaim Bin Hammad that AbdAllah Bin Amr Ibn Al Aas stated that "if you see or hear about a tyrant in a city whose (Sultan) power is overpowered by another, and flees to the Romans, then that is the beginning of the greater confrontations and the Romans will come after the people of Islam".

5- Nuaim Ibn Hammad, in " Al Fitan" page 296, on the authority of Kaab who speaking of the Romans said: "......then you shall make an pact with them, then you and they shall attack Al Kufa, and cause destruction".

6- Again, Nuaim writes on page 268, with a chain of transmission from Hakeem Ibn Umair who said: "...then the Romans will request a pact, and in this pact is Al Kufa's destruction....."

7-Muslim reports in his chain of transmission on the authority of Jaber Ibn Abdallah, may Allah be pleased with him, said," A time will come when the people of Iraq will not find wealth or sustenance, we asked why would that happen and he said, this will be caused by the Al Agem (Persians) who will prevent these from reaching Iraq. Also, a time will come when the People of Al Sham (Levant) will find no wealth and sustenance, we asked why would this happen and he said, this will be caused by the Romans. Then he was silent a while and then spoke saying the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him said "there will from my nation a leader (Al Mehdi) whose wealth will be beyond counting".

8-Nuaim Ibn Hammad reports in the book "Al Fitan" page 178, with a chain of transmission on the authority of Khalid Ibn Maadan who said " The Sufyani leader will defeat those who joined forces against him on two occasions then he will perish".

9-Nuaim Ibn Hammad reports (Al Fitan, page 188) with a chain of transmission on the authority of Muhammed Ibn Al Hanafiya who said " A black flag will rise from the tribe of Beni Abbas then another black flag will rise in Khurasan (Afghanistan) these people will wear black turbans and white clothing (Taliban?).....the time between the appearance of the people of Khurasan and the time when Al Mahdi will take charge, will be 72 months ( 6 years, and the Taliban were just ousted after 6 years in power)".

10-Nuaim reports on the authority of Hafsa the wife of the Prophet peace be upon him, that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said " if you hear about the rise of a cunning people from the East, of whose clothing the people will find strange, then know that The Hour is upon you".

11-Abu AbdAllah Nuaim Ibn Hammad on a chain of transmission on the authority of Al Zuhari who said " The black flags will come from the East, led by mighty men, with long hair and beards, their surnames are taken from the names of their home towns (i.e. Khosti or from Khost etc.) and their first names are from a "Kunya" (Nick name i.e. Nur Ali , Bismillah Khan etc.).

12-Nuaim Ibn Hammad reports on a chain of transmission on the authority of Al Zuhari, if the people of the black flag divide, then the people of the yellow banner will attack, they will gather in the canal of Egypt and the people of the East and the West will fight for seven (days or months or years)....

13-Nuaim Ibn Hammad (Al Fitan, page 205) reported on a chain of transmission on the authority of Kaab "The sign of Al Mehdi's appearance will be war banners coming from the west, lead by a man with a disability from "Kinda" 

14- In a rare hand written book  dated around 300 years after the Hijra, in the Islamic Library "Kitab Khana" of Istanbul in the book Al Mehdi on the Doorstep, there is a narration reported from Abu Huraira who said " The war at the end of time will be a world war and will come after two previous ones in which much will perish. The first will be started by one whose nick name will be the "great one", then the world will speak the name Hitler.....after the hijri year 1300 and a few tens of years the ruler of the Romans will see that that a world war must happen (World War 1 occurred in 1332 Hijri), and Allah shall will it to happen. And a few more tens of years shall pass and a man will appear as a scourge on the Romans who will come from the land  called German, his name is like "Herr", he will wish to rule the world, and will fight all in the land of ice and bounty, and then the wrath of Allah will reach him after years of fire, he is then killed by the secret (forces of the) Russians.

After the Hijri year 1300 count 50 or 60 years and a man will rule Egypt called Nasser, the Arabs will call him their hero, and Allah will humiliate him in two wars and he shall not achieve victory, but Allah shall will Egypt to have victory during His beloved month (Ramadan war in 1973)....and Allah will permit a victory for Egypt and the Arabs with a black "Sada", whose father is Anwar, but he will make a treaty with those who robbed Masjid Al Aqsa in the land of sadness....and in Iraq, a strongman....a Sufyani.....one of his eyes are half closed and whose name is from confrontation (Sidam) and he is a confronter (Saddam) to all who oppose him, the world will gather against him in the little "Kuwt" that he entered while being deceived, and there is no good in that Sufyani except with Islam and he will be both good and bad.....and woe to he who betrays the trustworthy Mehdi.

 In the Hijri year 1400 and count 20 or 30 years..the trustworthy Mehdi will appear, he will fight the whole world and both the daleen (Christians) and the maghdoob alayhim (Jews) will join against him with the hypocrites in the land of Isra and Miraj at Mount Megidon and there will come out against him the Queen of the world and deception, an adulteress called America, who will incite the world to deviation and infidelity...and the Jews of the world at that time will have the upper hand and will rule Quds and the holy city. And all nations will come to fight by sea and air except those in the land of extreme cold and the land of extreme heat.
And the Mehdi will see that all the world does plot against him, but he will see that Allah's plan is stronger than all, and he will see that the World belongs to Allah and to Him it will  return, and that the World is but a tree that Allah wills him to rule from its roots to its branches.......and Allah will throw down on them (unbelievers) with a disastrous punishment and burn their land and seas and skies and the sky will rain down a harmful shower, the people of the Earth will curse the infidels, and Allah shall will the defeat of the unbelievers.

15-Nuaim Ibn Hammad the Sheikh of Bukhari, reported with a chain of transmission on the authority of Ali Ibn Abi Talib said "If the time of the Sufyani appears none shall escape the suffering that will be imposed except those who patiently bear the blockade (sanctions).

16- Nuaim mentions in hadeeth number 971 that the Sufyani ruler of Iraq will change the course of the Euphrates River. (Saddam has executed this project in 1993 for the first time in Iraq's history, changing the course of the Euphrates).

17- In the Saheeh hadith of Ahmed and Abu Dawood and Ibn Maja and Ibn Haban, (Albani also classified it as saheeh) that on the authority of Dhi Mukhmar,

The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) The Romans will make a treaty with you, and then you shall all fight a common enemy, then you shall be victorious and share the spoils, then you will go to an area of mountainous green forest, there a man from the Romans will raise the cross and exclaim to all that  "The Cross is indeed victorious", so one of the Muslim men will rise up and kill him, upon that the Romans will begin to betray the treaty and battles will follow and the Romans will gather against you under 80 banners each banner will encompass 12 thousand troops".

18-Nuaim Ibn Hammed reported on his chain of narration on the authority of Abdallah Ibn Masood, that the Messenger of Allah  (Peace and Blessings Be Upon him) said, The Romans will attack those Arabs who reside in their land, until not a single Arab man or woman or child remains in their land but that they shall be killed by the Romans. (Kitab Al Fitan, Bab Al Aamaq wa fath al Constantiniya, page 260). 


19- In the saheeh hadith of Ibn Maja, Ahmed, Abu Dawood, Nuaim Ibn Hammad, from the hadeeth of Abdallah Ibn Busr, that "between the Malhama (greater battle) and the opening of Constantine is six years and the Dajjal will manifest himself in the seventh.

20-Nuaim Ibn Hammad reported on the authority of Abu Huraira, that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said "An army of yours will conquer India with Allah's victory bestowed upon them, to the extent that the Indian rulers will be brought forth in chains. Allah will forgive the sins of this army and when this army disperses they will return to find the son of Mary in Al Sham (Levant).

21-Nuaim reported by way of Kaab (Kitab Al Fitan, page 205) "The sign of the Mehdi's appearance will be military banners attacking from the west lead by a disabled man from "Kinda".

22-In saheeh Bukhari and Muslim a hadeeth is narrated " a time will come when the Euphrates will uncover a mountain of Gold" (Kitab Al Fitan page 81). Hafez Ibn Hagar states that this event will be at the time of the Mehdi's appearance.

23- Nuaim reports via Abdallah Ibn Masood that the Messenger of Allah (s) said

 "During Ramadan there will be a sign in the sky, as a bright pillar of light, and in Shawal a catastrophes, and in Dhul Qada many perishing, and in Dhul Hijja the Pilgrims are plundered,  and what will make thee understand what Moharam will hold...a devastating sound will be heard in Ramadan, and a commotion in Shawal, and in Dhul Qada conflict between the tribes, and that year the Pilgrims will be plundered and a great confrontation will unfold at Mina with many killed and much blood spilled as they stand on the rock of Al Aqaba.

If the blast occurs in Ramadan, then there will be commotion in Shawal...we asked what is the blast, oh messenger of Allah, and he said: a strong blast of sound in the middle of Ramadan on a Friday night. 

This blast will wake the sleeping and knock down the standing, and move the aged women from their shelter on a Friday night of a year that will witness many earthquakes. If you pray fajr on that Friday, return to your homes and shut the doors, and block any exposed spaces , and cover your selves, and block your ears, and if you feel the blast fall in prostration to Allah and say : Glory be to He who is Holy, (Twice) Our Lord the Holy one…whoever says that will be saved and whoever fails to say so will perish". (Kitab Al Fitan, hadeeth numbers: 625, 630, 635)

24- Mohamed Ibn Ali reports  in the Sunan of  Al Darkatny that "The Mehdi will have two signs before his appearance not given to anyone else since Allah created heaven and earth, a lunar eclipse on the first night of Ramadan and a solar eclipse in the middle of Ramadan".

25-Nuaim reports in Kitab Al Fitan in the chapter of sinking and destruction of the army of the Sufyani, page 202, on the authority of Mujahid, that Tubay said: "A man will seek refuge in Makkah and will be killed (incident occurred in Grand Mosque of Makkah in 1980), then after  long period of time will pass, then another man (Mehdi) will seek refuge in Makkah but if you meet him do not fight him for if you do you will be part of the army that will be sunk and destroyed.

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The Prophesied Mahdi


Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa


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Kitab al Fitan
 by Nuaim bin Hammad


His full name was Abu Abdillah Nu’aym ibn ammad ibn Muawiyah al-Khuza’i al-Marwazi, he studied in Iraq and the ijaz and settled in Egypt. He studied the science of hadith under many Ulamah (scholars) from amongst whom are: Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari, Abu Bakr ibn Ayyash, af ibn Ghiyath, ibn Uyaynah, al-Fal ibn Musa, Abu Dawud al-Tiyalisi, Abdullah ibn Mubarak and others.

From amongst his most famous students are: 

Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari the author of the famous “Sahih al Bukhari”, Yahyah ibn Ma’in, Abu atim ar-Razi, Abu Zur’ah ad-Dimashqi and there are many others.
Imam Nu’aym is considered to be the first person in Islam to have compiled a Musnad, a type of hadith collection were the narations it contains are arranged according to the name of the companion who narrated it, some famous Musnads are the Musnad of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Musnad Abu Dawwud.

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1)
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 Muhammad) 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 (313 Sahaba(ra)). Then, the dweller of Heaven and the dweller of the Earth will be pleased with him. ‘ (Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan )


2)  A Star with a tail appears from the East

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 Ja’far 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 of 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 (the Baptist) 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: “There 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 the Turks (Russians); the Romans (Europeans) of Zawahir will follow 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)

3)
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 (sign) of the occurrence is in Ramadan, and commotion (disturbance) is in Shawwal, Nazail in Zul-Qa’da, fighting is in Zul-Hijja, and the Aya (sign) of this is an illuminating column of light in the sky.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan)
4)
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 )
5)
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 )
6)
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)
7)
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 not 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)
8)
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 split into parties, a caller will say “Your prince is this person”. Another voice follows it saying: “He is lying”. Then, another voice says: “It (first caller) said the truth.” So, they 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)
9)
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 (land collapse), a caller from Heaven calls: ‘The truth is in the family of Muhammad ‘ 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) 



10) Clashes between Bani Hashem and Bani Umaya

Bani Hashem is the family clan to which Prophet Muhammad
صلى الله عليه وسلم belongs. 
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 Muhammad 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)

حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن الهيثم بن عبد الرحمن عمن حدثه
عن علي بن أبي طالب رضى الله عنه قال يخرج رجل قبل المهدي من أهل بيته بالمشرق يحمل السيف على عاتقه ثمانية أشهر يقتل ويمثل ويتوجه إلى بيت المقدس فلا يبلغه حتى يموت
Al-Haytham bin Abd-Al-Rahman narrated based someone that Ali bin Abi Taleb (r.a.), who is the cousin, son-in-law, and the 4th successor (Caliph) of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ” A man will come out from the East before the Mahdi, from his Household (family), carrying a sword for 8 months, killing and maiming people. He heads toward Jerusalem and dies once he reaches (conquers) it.” (Nuaim Ibn Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

11) The Killing of the Good Soul from Bani Hashem (& his brother or sister)
The good soul who will be killed is believed to be a man from Bani Hashem, meaning from the family clan of Prophet Muhammad 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 نادى مناد من السماء إن أميركم فلان وذلك المهدي الذي يملأ الأرض حقا وعدلا
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 crucifies them at the gate of the Masjid (in Mecca).” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)




The Emergence of the Sufyani and the Khusf (Land Collapse) in Bayda 

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 Khusf (land collapse) occurs to an army in Bayda , 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.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

قال ابن لهيعة وأخبرني عبد العزيز بن صالح عن عكرمة
عن ابن عباس رضى الله عنه قال
خروج السفياني في سبع وثلاثين كان ملكه ثمانية وعشرين شهرا وإن خرج في تسع وثلاثين كان ملكه تسعة أشهر إن كان
Ibn Abbas (r.a.) said: ” If the coming out of the Sufyani is in thirty seven , his reign will be for 28 months. If he come out in thirty nine , 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 Isa 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) 
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حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن أرطاة عن تبيع
عن كعب قال امرأة يملك حمل 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’s) 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), so he leaves it, then dies on his way. Then, another man from them (Bani Al-Kulaiba or Sufyan) emerges (and succeeds 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 Hadda (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 Hadda (powerful, hammering sound) occurs, such that every nation thinks 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/roams around Eelya . Then, the Khusf (land collapse) 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/roams around Eelya, 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, kicking them out of Palestine….and follows them and defeats them in several more locations, including Qirqisia. He will suffer from Qarha in his throat and after entering Kufa, he leaves it and dies once he reaches the outskirts of AsSham. The people of AshSham will 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 his face is deformed. Once the people of 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)

13) The emergence of Abqa and Ashab
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: 
(1) a man who has sought refuge in Mecca, 
(2) two men in Ash Sham, one of them is the Sufyani and the other one in a son of Al-Hakam, who is blueish and Ashab (reddish white in complexion),
(3) 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 kingship in Ash Sham. 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)
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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 Damascus experiences Khusf (land collapse), and a group of people fall off the western end of their mosque, then three banners will be raised in AshSham: Abqa’, As’Hab (reddish, white man), and Sufyani. A man in Damascus will be besieged, 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)


15) Black Banners from the East

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”, 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) 

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 (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)

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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  of Bani Al-Abbas ( family of Prophet Muhammad’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)

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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)

18)
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 kingship to be) for themselves…” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s book Kitab Al-Fitan)
19)
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 bin Abi Taleb (r.a.) said: “When the black banners differ among each other, a town/city of the towns/cities of Iram and the western side of its Mosque collapses. Then, in AshSham, three banners (armies) come out for each of the As’Hab (reddish white man), Abqa’, and Sufyani. The Sufyani comes from Ash Sham and the Abqa’ from Egypt. The Sufyani will defeat them.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)
20)
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 (Prophet Mohammad’s صلى الله عليه وسلم family) 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)
21)
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, 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) and ask for him.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)
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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 appears and calls for (the dominion to be for) Bani Hashem (Prophet Mohammad’s صلى الله عليه وسلم family clan). He is called Abdullah. He will rule for 4 years and then die.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

The emergence of Araj coming from Al-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 Ka’b: ” The sign of the coming-out of the Mahdi is (army) battalions coming from Al-Maghreb , led by man who is an A’raj from Kinda.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan page 205)

Khusf (Land Collapse) in a village/city 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 (land collapse) occurs in a village in Ghawta called Harasta.” (Ibn A’sakir)
حدثنا الوليد ورشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن أبي رومان
عن علي قال إذا إختلفت أصحاب الرايات السود يخسف بقرية من قرى إرم ويسقط جانب مسجدها الغربي ثم تخرج بالشام ثلاث رايات الأصهب والأبقع والسفياني فيخرج السفياني من الشام والأبقع من مصر فيظهر السفياني عليهم
Ali bin Abi Taleb (r.a.) said: “When the black banners differ among each other, a village from the villages of Iram and the western side of its Mosque collapses. Then, in AshSham, three banners (armies) come out for each of the As’Hab (reddish, white man), 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 الوليد ورشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن أبي قبيل عن أبي رومان
عن علي قال إذا اختلف أصحاب الرايات السود بينهم كان خسف قرية بإرم يقال لها حرستا وخروج الريات الثلاث بالشام عندها
حدثنا الوليد عن أبي عبد الله عن مسلم بن الأخيل عن عبد الكريم أبي أمية عن محمد بن الحنفية قال يدخل أوائل أهل المغرب مسجد دمشق فبيناهم كذلك ينظرون في أعاجيبه إذ رجفت الأرض فانقعر غربي مسجدها ويخسف بقرية يقال لها حرستا ثم يخرج ثم ذلك السفياني فيقتلهم حتى يدخلهم مصر ثم يرجع فيقاتل أهل المشرق حتى يردهم إلى العراق
حدثنا ضمرة عن ابن شوذب
عن ابن سيرين قال لا يخرج المهدي حتى يقتل من كل تسعة سبعة
Ibn Sirene said: “The Mahdi does not appear until seven out of every nine (human beings) 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 Mahdi 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)
حدثنا ابن وهب عن معاوية بن صالح عن عبد الرحمن بن جبير عن أبيه عن كعب قال
تخرب الأرض قبل الشام بأربيعين عاما
Kaab said: ” The Earth will be devastated 40 years before AshSham (Greater Syria).” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)
حدثنا عبيد بن واقد القيسي عن محمد بن عيسى الهذلي عن محمد بن المنكدر عن جابر بن عبد الله عن عمر بن الخطاب رضى الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول خلق الله تعالى ألف أمة ستمائة في البحر وأربعمائة في البر وأول شئ من هذه الأمم هلاكا الجراد فإذا هلكت تتابعت مثل النظام إذا قطع سلكه

Sequence of Signs preceding the Mahdi

حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة قال حدثني أبو زرعة عن ابن زريرعن عمار بن ياسر رضى الله عنه قال
علامة المهدي إذا انساب عليكم الترك ومات خليفتكم الذي يجمع الأموال ويستخلف بعده ضعيف فيخلع بعد سنتين من بيعته ويخسف بغربي مسجد دمشق وخروج ثلاثة نفر بالشام وخروج أهل المغرب إلى مصر وتلك أمارة السفياني
Amar bin Yusr said: “The sign of the Mahdi is: The Turks sweep down against you. Your Caliph who seeks wealth dies and you elect a successor after him who is weak so he gets deposed after 2 years from the Bay’a. A Khusf (land collapse) occurs in the West end of Damascus mosque (refers to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem). The emergence of three individuals ( probably: Abqa’ , Ash-Hab, and Sufyani) in Ash Sham (Greater Syria). The attack of People of the West (Christians from the West ) on Egypt. This is (the beginning of) the reign of the Sufyani.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )

قال ابن لهيعة فأخبرني عبد الوهاب بن بخت عن مكحول قال
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في السماء أية لليلتين خلتا و وفي شوال المهمة وفي ذي القعدة المعمعة وفي ذي الحجة النزائل وفي المحرم وما المحرم
قال عبد الوهاب بن بخت وبلغني أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال في رمضان آية في السماء كعمود ساطع وفي شوال البلاء وفي ذي القعدة الفناء وفي ذي الحجة ينتهب الحاج المحرم وما المحرم
Mak-hul said that the Messenger of Allah
صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ” In the sky, there is an Aya (sign) for two nights passed. In (the month of) Shawwal, there will be Mahmaha ( murmuring). In (the month of) Zul-Qi’da, there will be a clash. In (the month of) Zul-Hijja, there will be fighting. In (the month of) Al-Muharram: What is prohibited !
Abdul-Wahhab bin Bakht said that he was informed that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “In Ramadan, there will be an Aya (sign) in the sky like an illuminating column (pillar). In Shawwal, there will be Bala’ (calamity). In Zul-Qida, there will be perishing. In Zul-Hijja, pilgrims will be robbed. In Al-Muharram, What is prohibited ! ” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )

حدثنا الوليد عن عنبسة القرشي عن سلمة بن ابي سلمة عن شهر بن حوشب قال
بلغني أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال يكون في رمضان صوت وفي شوال مهمهة وفي ذي القعدة تحارب القبائل وفي ذي الحجة ينتهب الحاج وفي المحرم ينادي منادى من السماء ألا إن صفوة الله من خلفه فلان فاسمعموا له وأطيعوا
Shaher bin Hawshab was informed that the Messenger of Allah
صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “In (the month of) Ramadan, there will be a sound. In (the month of) Shawwal, there will be a Mahmaha (murmuring). In (the month of) Zul-Qi’da, there will be a fighting among tribes. In (the month of) Zul-Hijja, the pilgrim will be robbed (looted). In (the month of) Al-Muharram, a caller from Heaven calls: ‘The choice of Allah is this person, so listen to him and obey him’.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا ابن وهب عن مسلمة بن علي عن قتادة عن سعيد بن المسيب عن ابي هريرة رضىالله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال
تكون آية في شهر رمضان ثم تظهر عصابة في شوال ثم تكون معمعة في ذي القعدة ثم يسلب الحاج في ذي الحجة ثم تنتهك المحارم في المحرم ثم يكون صوت في صفر ثم تنازع القبائل في شهري ربيع ثم العجب كل العجب بين جمادي ورجب ثم ناقة مقتبة خير من دسكرة تغل مائة ألف
Abu Hurayrah (r.a) said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “There will be an Aya (sign) in (the month of) Ramadan. Then, there will ‘isabah (splitting into groups) in Shawwal. Then, there will be fighting in (the month of) Zul-Qi’da. Then, the pilgrim will be robbed in (the month of) Zul-Hijja. Then, the prohibitions will be violated in (the month of) Al-Muharram. Then, there will be sound in (the month of) Safar, then the tribes will conflict with each other in the two months of Rabi ( first Rabi and second Rabi). Then, the most amazing thing will happen between (the months of) Jumada and Rajab. Then, a well-fed she-camel will be better than a fortress (castle) sheltering a thousand (people).” (Al-Haakim, Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )

حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن أرطأة بن المنذر عن تبيع عن كعب قال
هلاك بني العباس عند نجم يظهر في الجوف وهدة وواهية يكون ذلك أجمع في شهر رمضان تكون الحمرة ما بين الخمس إلى العشرين من رمضان والهدة فيما بين النصف إلى العشرين والواهية ما بين العشرين إلى أربعة وعشرين ونجم يرمى به يضيء كما يضيء القمر ثم يلتوي كما تلتوي الحية حتى يكاد رأساها يلتقيان والرجفتان في ليلة الفسحين والنجم الذي يرمى به شهاب ينقض من السماء معها صوت شديد حتى يقع في المشرق ويصيب الناس منه بلاء شديد
Kaab said: “The perishing (end) of Bani Al-Abbas (the progeny of Al-Abbas) will be once a star appears in Jawf (region), and a Hadda (powerful, hammering sound) and Wahiya (catastrophe). All of this in the month of Ramadan. The redness will be between the 5th and 20th of Ramadan. The Hadda (powerful, hammering sound) is between the middle and the 20th (of Ramadan). The Wahiya (catastrophe) is between the 20th and 24th (of Ramadan). A star thrown (by Allah from Heaven) illuminates like a moon and then turns like a snake until its ends meet. Two tremors will be in the night of Fis’hain. The star thrown (by Allah from Heaven) is a Shahab (asteroid) that rushes from the sky with a powerful sound when it drops in the East and because of it, people will experience magnificent disasters.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )

حدثنا الوليد بن مسلم حدثنا شيخ عن يزيد بن الوليد الخزاعي
عن كعب قال علامة انقطاع ملك ولد العباس حمرة تظهر في جو السماء وهذه تكون فيما بين العشر من رمضان إلى خمس عشرة وواهية فيما بين العشرين إلى الرابع والعشرين من رمضان ونجم يطلع من المشرق يضيء كما يضيء القمر ليلة البدر ثم ينعقف
قال الوليد وبلغني عن كعب أنه قال قحط في المشرق وواهية في المغرب وحمرة في الجوف وموت فاشي في القبلة
Kaab said: “The end of the kingship of Bani Al-Abbas (the progeny of Al-Abbas) is redness in the sky which occurs between the 10th to 15th of Ramadan. A Wahiya (catastrophe) between the 20th and 24th of Ramadan and a star coming from the East that illuminates like a moon in a full moon night, then it turns. Also Ka’b said: “Drought in the East, Wahiya (catastrophe) in the West, redness in the Jawf (Interior), death that spreads (perhaps due to contagious diseases) in Qibla (Mecca).” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )

Abdullah ibn Umar said: While we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم , he mentioned the Fitan (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 (family), 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, and Al-Zahabi)

حدثنا رشدين عن ابن لهيعة عن عبد العزيز بن صالح
عن حذيفة قال الفتن بعد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى أن تقوم الساعة أربع فتن فالأولى خمس والثانية عشرون والثالثة عشرون والرابعة الدجال
Huzaifa said: ” The Fitan (strifes) after the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم until the Hour (of Resurrection) are four : the first is 5 (years or months), the second is 20 (years or months), the third is 20 (years or months), the fourth is the Dajjal (Anti-Christ).” (Nuaim ibn Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

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
Kab said: “There will be around the Euphrates, near AshSham ( Syria) or a little beyond 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-Hadda (demolition) and the Al-Wahiya (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 kingship (or possession of the wealth or treasure) for himself, among them is a man whose name is ‘Abdullah.” (Nuaim ibn Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

حدثنا عبد الله بن مروان عن أرطاة عن تتبيع
عن كعب قال إذا كانت رجفتان في شهر رمضان انتدب لها ثلاثة نفر من أهل بيت واحد أحدهم يطلبها بالجبروت والآخر يطلبها بالنسك والكسينة والوقار والثالث يطلبها بالقتل واسمه عبد الله ويكون بناحية الفرات مجتمع عظيم يقتتلون على المال يقتل من كل تسعة سبعة
Kab said: “After two tremors (or disasters) occur in the month of Ramadan, three individuals from the same Household (family) spring forth (vying for kingship). One of them is vying for it by force, another one asking for it by piety, calmness, and dignity, and the third vying for it by killing and his name is Abdullah. There will be near the Euphrates river a great assembly for battle, where they will fight for the money (wealth or treasures). Seven out of every nine will be killed.” (Nuaim ibn Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

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 fourth Fitna (strife) remains for 12 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)

قال محمد بن مهاجر وحدثني الجنيد بن ميمون عن صفوان بن عمرو عن أبي هريرة رضى الله عنه قال الفتنة الرابعة عمياء مظلمة تمور مور البحر لا يبقى بيت من العرب والعجم إلا ملأته ذلا وخوفا تطيف بالشام وتغشى بالعراق وتحيط بالجزيرة بيدها ورجلها تعرك الأمة فيها عرك الأديم ويشتد فيها البلاء حتى ينكر فيها المعروف ويعرف فيها المنكر لا يستطيع أحد يقول مه ولا يرقعونها من ناحية إلا تفتقت من ناحية يصبح الرجل فيها مؤمنا ويمسي كافرا لا ينجو منها إلا من دعا كدعاء الغرق في البحر تدوم إثنى عشر عاما تنجلي حين تنجلي وقد انحسرت الفرات عن جبل من ذهب فيقتتلون عليها حتى يقتل من كل تسعة سبعة
أخرج ( ك ) نعيم بن حماد (94) بسند صحيح على شرط مسلم عن علي قال:
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الفتن أربع فتنة السراء وفتنة الضراء وفتنة كذا – فذكر معدن الذهب- ثم يخرج رجل من عترة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يصلح الله على يديه أمرهم
Muslim bin Ali said: ” The Fitan (tribulations) are four: the Fitna of AsSara (tribulation of pleasure & prosperity), Fitna of AdhDhara (tribulation of hardship & affliction), and Fitna of the Gold metal. Then, a man from the family of the Prophet will emerge and Allah will cause problems to be settled down through him.” (Nuaim ibn Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

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Hudhayfah(ra) said: “The Prophet(s) stood up one day to speak to us, and told us everything that was going to happen until the Hour, and left nothing unsaid. Some of the listeners learnt it by heart, and some forgot it; these friends of mine learnt it. I do not remember it completely, but sometimes it springs to mind, just as one might remember and recognise the face of a man whom one had forgotten, when one sees him.”  [Abû Dâwûd, Muslim]

It is narrated by Hudhayfa (ra)
that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) stood on his (Pulpit) and "HE DID NOT LEAVE OUT ANYTHING BUT EXPLAINED WHAT SHALL HAPPEN UNTIL THE LAST HOUR" Whoever remembered it remembered it and whoever forgot it forgot it. [Qadhi Iyaad, Ash-Shifa, Volume No.1, Page No. 206]

Hudhayfa (ra
) mentions that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) told us about all the leaders of evil who shall appear till the day of judgment, he told that they would be more than 300, he even told us "THEIR NAMES, THEIR FATHERS NAMES AND THE NAME OF THEIR TRIBES" [Sunnan Abu Dawud, Volume No.2 , Page No.441-443] 

It is said in the book, "Kitab Al-Fitan" by Abu `Abdullah Nu`aim bin Hammad, that Abu Hurayrah had two areas of knowledge he gained from the Prophet(s); one of them he imparted, while he hid the other. Abu Hurayrah commented on that saying that if he had imparted the other area of knowledge, he would have been slaughtered (and he pointed to his neck when saying so). The same hadith of Abu Hurayrah's "hidden knowledge" is also confirmed in Sahih Bukhari: 

Narrated Abu Hurayrah (d.59 AH / 681 CE) : "I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle . I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed)." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 3, No. 121]


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(Edited by ADHM)