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The Beginning of The End

An Eschatological Endeavour to Unravel The Mysteries of The Modern Age

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Minor signs

Whilst there is no definitive evidence from the Prophet (SallAllahu alaihi wasallam) to suggest a categorization of the signs into minor and major, it remains the only logical means by which we may understand the proximity of the arrival of that Final Hour. If this differentiation was not proposed, then Muslims would not recognize the momentousness of certain signs which undeniably herald the final moments in the history of this Ummah.

Introduction to Minor Signs

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

For all intent and purpose, let us assume that there is a Muslim somewhere, going about his/her life, and is ignorant of the signs and their implications. Continue reading “Introduction to Minor Signs”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 1: Prevalence of Ignorance as a Sign

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم”‏ لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يُقْبَضَ الْعِلْمُ، وَتَكْثُرَ الزَّلاَزِلُ، وَيَتَقَارَبَ الزَّمَانُ، وَتَظْهَرَ الْفِتَنُ، وَيَكْثُرَ الْهَرْجُ ـ وَهْوَ الْقَتْلُ ـ حَتَّى يَكْثُرَ فِيكُمُ الْمَالُ فَيَفِيضُ Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 1: Prevalence of Ignorance as a Sign”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 2: Increase in Earthquakes

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

Unlike many of the signs, which may require ta’wīl (interpretation), earthquakes are experienced not only by Muslims, but by humankind regardless of race or religion. Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 2: Increase in Earthquakes”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 5: Increase in Killing

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

There really isn’t much left to the imagination when it comes to this aspect of the hadīth in discussion. Murder has become the most commonly covered incident on the daily news bulletin. Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 5: Increase in Killing”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 4: Sexual Immorality & the AIDS epidemic as a Sign

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

The Prophet صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ mentioned that sexual promiscuity never appears among a people to such an extent that they commit it openly, but plagues and diseases that were never known among the predecessors will spread among them. Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 4: Sexual Immorality & the AIDS epidemic as a Sign”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 3: Prevalence of Trials & Tribulations

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

Being the best Ummah (3:110) is indeed a blessing from our Creator. Of course, we have the benefit of being blessed with the best of His prophets too in Nabi Muhammad صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ.  Undoubtedly, the Ummah has been warned of many trials and tribulations. Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 3: Prevalence of Trials & Tribulations”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 6: Excessive Amounts of Money in Circulation

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

The Blessed Messenger صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ prophesized that a time would come when money would be excessively circulated. Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 6: Excessive Amounts of Money in Circulation”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 8- Evil People Will be Ruling the Markets

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

By the Prophet’s صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ statement regarding the conditions and signs of the hour when he said, “…that hypocrites will be leading their people and the most wicked (of people will be) ruling the markets” indicates that positions of leadership will be manned by people who appear to be well-wishers, but who are, in reality enemies of the state.

Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 8- Evil People Will be Ruling the Markets”

A Medley of Minor Signs Part 7- Discovery of Satellite Dishes as a Sign

(excerpt from The Beginning of The End)

It is pivotal at the onset of the analysis that we direct the attention of the reader to the question at the conclusion of the abovementioned narration Continue reading “A Medley of Minor Signs Part 7- Discovery of Satellite Dishes as a Sign”

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