Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Was I Being Ungrateful?

'...Sameera blinked away a tear that had crept up silently...'

Streaks of sunlight streamed in through the red velvet curtains. Lost in her thoughts, Sameera was busy scribbling away in a diary.

"The lonely rose,
Jolted in misery and gloom,
Darkness all around,
My fate is never to bloom..."

She loosely constructed some verses of poetry to empty out the cries of her aching heart. She could no longer bear it. "Why are my prayers not answered? Why am I destined to never achieve what I desire? Why?" There were so many unanswered questions circling inside her mind. She had racked her brain on the monthly budget this time to manage saving for a few extra things she wanted. Three new sweaters and a pair of sandals for Bilal, a new dress and handbag for herself, a cutlery set and a few other accessories; the list of things she had made will have to be postponed for yet another month. Bilal, her two year old son was down with fever and all her savings ended up with some clerk in the medical stores.

Sameera could picture her sister in law, Raheela, boasting about her tableware. She could imagine her friends swaggering about the attire of their children. "Oh! I choose the best for my chipmunks! Sadaf so wanted this frock and I didn't have the heart to refuse." She recalled one her friend's remarks. Anger, frustration and self-pity stewed inside her heart. The poor soul thought about how she would feel out of water among all the other fishes as they discussed their shopping sprees. Sameera would just have her lips tightly closed. She had nothing to tell. At times, the others would quip about the number of times they had seen their comrade in the same clothes, carrying the same handbag and wearing the same shoes. Their memories were sharp enough to remember what she wore months back in the wedding of a distant cousin.

"Why??" she mumbled aloud. "Life is terrible!" Sleeping on the bed beside, her husband could now hear the sound of muffled cries. He knew his wife too well to wonder what must have gone wrong. He, with the caring nature he had, tried his utmost to provide the best for his family. However, the winds were bitter and despite all his efforts the needs in such a society never end.

A tiny finger tugged at the end of her shirt. "Kids will never let you sit in peace", Sameera sighed and turned to the darling face. It was Bilal wanting to cuddle in the heavenly spot that heals and comforts; his mother's lap. Overcoming her previous feelings she started ruffling his curls and rummaged for the thermometer. Alhumdulillah, after copious wakeful nights, Bilal was now recovering.

"I am going to meet an old friend of mine, Sameera. It has been a long time since I met him. Do you want to come along?" Asim asked as he was getting ready to leave the following day.

"I don't want to ruin another evening with a snooty woman boasting around me. I'll just stay home I guess."

"She won't be that way I hope. I've heard her to be very simple." He assured.

After a quiet twenty minute drive, the three of them arrived at the gate of a fairly old but well-kept house. Brother Ismael welcomed them inside. His two sons whom she assumed were identical twins jumped up and down in excitement, they wanted to shake hands with a sleepy Bilal. Sameera was lead inside as the men settled themselves in the guestroom. All the while the woman in her was doing the same job she detested. Those eagle eyes scanned everything in the house from top to bottom; the furniture and their polish, the curtains and their rods, the carpet and upholsters. Nothing was as grand, as new or as perfect. However, the house-keeper deserved an extra mark for neatness. A plump little lady greeted her as she entered the lounge. She was holding a baby in the other hand. "Whoa!" Sameera exclaimed instinctively. The sofa had sunk as she tried to sit down. "Oh I'm sorry! You may take this chair over here; the kids have broken the sofa springs!" Asiya smiled and offered an arm chair. Sameera noticed that the baby did not appear normal. He was a mentally disabled child.

The table had been set for tea beforehand. Spicy egg sandwiches, biscuits and a delicious looking cake were waiting to be tried over. The host poured out tea as the two of them introduced. A vigorous tête-à-tête followed; it was all about children, food, family and the town. All the while the woman was patiently tending to the child, as well as her two naughty twins who kept interrupting from time to time for a biscuit, or to tell that daddy needed something.

"How old is your daughter Asiya?" Sameera asked inquisitively.

"Five years." She replied with a smile. That warm smile looked as if it was fastened to her face.

"Hmm...I feel so sorry for you Asiya. I see you are having a real tough time." said Sameera.

"Sorry? There's nothing to be sorry for. Ahumdulillah! I am so blessed. I have food in my fridge that can last for more than a week, I've a ceiling over me to safeguard and I have a loving family. There's everything I can ask for. And this dear little daughter over here, she is the greatest blessing of all. She reminds me of Allah! What if in her absence I never turned to Him, never prayed to Him and just cascaded away in the luxuries of this world?

...Sameera listened quietly as she reflected on her own state. The forlorn heart that lied inside her was in such dire need of this reminder. "Yes", she thought to herself, "the sweaters can wait; the older ones are still as good as new. The new cutlery set I wanted was just a luxury. The dress Mama gave me last month will suffice for the upcoming wedding..." she was reviewing her list. This was not a list of needs; it was a list of wants. She reminded herself of all the bounties she had been blessed with, they were immeasurable! Contentment and bliss engulfed her heart.

"Alhumdulillah, indeed you are right." She replied with a nod.
Sameera blinked away a tear

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Daughter's Prayer

A Daughter's Prayer

My mother nurtured me to be strong and beautiful inside out, just like the roots of a flower, when I sway help me to stand firm again.

My father disciplined me to be a principled valued member of society. When I feel like my integrity is being questioned or trampled upon, help me to rise again and stand tall.

My mother taught me the art of sharing and the etiquette of caring, when I feel cold in my heart, help me to share and care again let warmth radiate through.

My father placed his protective hand over my head when fear gripped me and gave me courage to face those fears. When I feel scared to stand up for justice strengthen the impediment in my speech and clear the thick cloud of doubt that may surround me.

My mother thought me to love with each beat of my heart; she loved me unconditionally even when I acted like a little monster. When I attempt to instill goodness and love in children, help me to show them the right way.

My mother, my father - Unqualified teachers, Who taught me the value of life...

Jazakallah for the ocean of knowledge I am proud to have been your student!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Why am I still not married?

Dear Readers,
This article highlights some of the issues we have within society.  Comments will be welcomed on what can we do to help our single brothers and sisters to find their spouse.
Why am I still not married?
I remember the chagrin and inner turmoil of being single and hopeful of marriage, back during my early twenties! Even after almost a decade of marriage, I still vividly remember the constant roller-coaster of emotions that the heart experiences every time a marriage proposal is negotiated.

One thinks: Is this the one?
Will this family/person be my future spouse/in-laws?

Sometimes the marriage negotiation process painstakingly goes on for months, only to culminate in nothing. Up go one’s dreams, hopes and aspirations about the future into thin air! Once again, it is back to square one.

Whether a young, single Muslim is a man or woman, if they are ardently desirous of completing half their Deen, the anguish and frustration (including sexual angst) they feel whenever another year of their life passes by without any impending nuptials on the horizon is, contrary to gender-discriminating cultural myths, similarly disconcerting and unnerving. Wherever in the world they might be, as the years pass and the number of fruitless marriage proposals grows, the singleton might begin to feel despondent and worn down by this trial of patience in their quest of completing half their Deen.

So what should one tell a young forlorn wannabe bride or groom when they justifiably ask:
“Why am I still unmarried?”

First of All: There Is Nothing Wrong with You!
Although self-confidence is, admittedly, an effective catalyst in finding a spouse, believe me when I tell you that you are not ugly, weird, unattractive, or unworthy of marriage! Allah Ta'ala created the beautiful, unique you, and if He decrees it, someone out there will agree to marry you just the way you are. So do not despair of Allah’s mercy, and remain positive that someone out there will like you and agree to marry you, insha’Allah. Even if you begin to believe that being short, overweight, shy or acne-skinned is a negative thing going against your favor in the marriage market, it is not, because a certain criteria of looks or education is not a pre-requisite for marriage, contrary to what older people might say.

Look around you at recently married or even older couples. Are all of them very good looking? Don’t both of the partners seem to have at least one physical defect or blemish? Does everyone you know in your social circle, who recently got married, look like they stepped off a fashion runway?

You will find a wide variety of “real couples” who break every stereotype in the book (and please, refrain from looking at celebrity couples and famous people!): husbands who are shorter than their wives; wives who are older than their husbands; cross-cultural marriages that are refreshingly functional; infertile couples who are very happily married; men who are in love with their plus-size or dark-skinned wives; wives who are more educated than their husbands; the list is endless. Never let others make you feel that if you are thirty-something and still not married, it is because either there is something wrong with you, or because Allah Ta'ala has decreed for you to forever remain single.

Divine Wisdom behind Perceived “Delays” in Marriage
In a world that is increasingly pressurizing everyone, from babies and children to adults, to achieve their personal milestones in life as early as possible, a righteous and single Muslim who is in his or her late twenties, thirties or forties might find themselves the target of unwarranted social stigmatization and cruel speculation:

“Why doesn’t anyone take a liking to her? Do you think she intimidates suitors because she is over-educated?”
“Do you think there is magic involved? Should we visit a spiritual specialist to find out?”
“Maybe he is socially awkward? Or could it be that big bald spot on his head that chases proposals away?”

Unless a single person is outright opposed to the idea of marriage for personal reasons, most of us tend to forget the natural law/principle that applies universally: everyone is different, and they come into this world with a different, unique, preordained decree. So, while most young people, Muslim or not, are able to find a spouse and get married in their teens or twenties, there is no unspoken or written rule that lays down a certain prerequisite age-range for the union, beyond which it supposedly becomes impossible for a person to marry, and be written off as “off the market or off the calender”.

Marriage can take place at any age in life, even at 50 or 60, as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and many of his companions practically demonstrated.

It is also a fact that marriage will not happen within the first 2 or 3 decades of life for every one of us. So we should give more leeway and refrain from making blanket, generalized statements about our older, single brothers and sisters.

Becoming Mature and Responsible Enough First
It is not that Allah Ta'ala is not answering your du’as. Maybe He has already accepted your du’as for marriage with a righteous person, but it will actually happen practically after a few more years, when it is best and easiest for you to enter this sacred union with that person.

One of the main reasons why Allah Ta'ala might be delaying your marriage is to reach certain level of physical, intellectual, financial and emotional maturity. He knows everything about you that even you do not know, which is called ‘the Unseen’, or “ghaib” in Arabic.

Maybe He knows that were you to marry right now, within three months as you wish to, you will not succeed at married life because you are still too mentally immature, emotionally insecure, or financially unstable.

Maybe Allah Ta'ala is actually being kind towards you by delaying your marriage until the time is best – and surely none can know what He knows, for He sees ahead in our hidden futures – so rest assured, it doesn’t matter in the long run if you get married at 25 or 35, as long as it is a happy, productive and loving marriage, to the right person, who becomes your pillar of support in Deen and accelerates your quest for success in the Hereafter.

Da’wah Experience and Acquisition of Knowledge
There are some blessings and experiences in life that are more time dependent than others to be availed optimally e.g. seeking Islamic knowledge, which is best done in the early years of one’s life, when the brain and memory work better, and a person is more mentally alert and active.

Seeking Islamic knowledge can become more difficult after one takes on the responsibilities of marriage on one’s shoulders. This is because your spouse and children have Shar’i rights upon you, because of which you cannot tear yourself away from them for too long in order to devote yourself to seeking and imparting knowledge full-time.

Perhaps Allah Ta'ala wants you to seek more knowledge and engage in more active da’wah work before you settle down in married life. These precious years of your youth will never return, and insha’Allah, decades down the road, a more mature and wise you will cherish, like a priceless gem, every year of experience that you acquired in the fields of Islamic knowledge and da’wah before getting married.

Perhaps, later on, you might even thank Allah Ta'ala for giving you the free time and opportunity to gain knowledge of Islam before tying the knot, after practically witnessing the numerous benefits of applying that fruitful knowledge to your married life later on.

Better than Early Divorce
Many young people get married very early, only to get quickly divorced for a variety of reasons, emerging from the whole experience bitter and emotionally hurt, with painful marks on their psyche that take a long time to heal.

Many who have a child from such a marriage have to endure acrimonious feuds with their exes over child custody and alimony, and thenceforth face the challenges of being a single parent. They are left with many regrets, many painful memories, and much disdain if not outright hatred towards the institution of marriage in general. It often takes young divorcés several years to heal from their first bad experience, and become mentally ready to get married again.

It could be that your being single, which is a painful trial of patience in your eyes, is a blessing in disguise that is acting as a barrier between you and worse calamities and adversities. Perhaps all your earnest du’as for getting married, about which you might be wondering why they are not being answered by God, are actually averting from you graver problems and pitfalls that you are not even aware of.

Perhaps your single status is a great blessing, but in a way that only Allah Ta'ala knows, and you know not.

So rejoice that you are still single and desirous of getting married; that you are not a bitter divorcé who is sexually frustrated yet adamant about never getting married again!

Increase in Humility
Do you remember an “alpha” boy or girl in your school or college, who was undeniably good-looking, inexplicably popular, and always in-demand with the opposite gender? Everyone in your class was probably convinced that he or she would be the first to get married, based on the number of proposals that came their way throughout high school and college.

I can think of at least two such girls I was acquainted with back in my student days, who were unanimously considered the most desirable for marriage among our lot, and the rest of us girls presumed, sighing with wishful, self-depreciating conviction, that they’d be the first to tie the knot.

Yet, that didn’t happen. As the years passed, the bitter disappointment that these ‘alpha’ young women felt about their continuing single status was exacerbated by the fact that many of their peers who were considered apparently less attractive and “worthy” than them got married first, and that too to decent, nice men who kept them happy.

The wisdom behind this decree? By the time these good-lookers actually did tie the knot, they were much more humble and less full of themselves. A welcome landing back down on earth! The lesson that we all can learn from this apparent disparity in cause-and-effect.

A delay in marriage increases one’s humility, and makes one more down-to-earth and approachable by others. It also ensures that one constantly keeps turning to Allah in earnest du’as - which is something that Allah loves about His slaves!

Conclusion: Blessings Received after Hardship Are Cherished More
The more one waits for, works hard for, and remains patient for acquiring a blessing, the more one cherishes it after one receives it.

The fatally ill person who gets miraculously cured will live cautiously once he becomes healthy. The pauper will spend his money wisely once he becomes wealthy. The child deprived of education will value knowledge more when he grows up. So, too, will the older single person cherish their marriage, spouse and children more, once they get married and by then these precious blessings will be so much more worth the wait!

Monday, January 20, 2014

What's in a Name??

As Salaamu Alaikum Dear Readers

Whilst expecting and awaiting the arrival for our gift from Allah (swt), we were beseeched by several family member and friend on naming.

After reading the below article I thought it fit to share some advice:


The expectant mother…advice to her
It is irrefutable that the mother’s proper nourishment has telling effect on the health of the yet-to-bo-born child. In the like manner, the spiritual nourishment of the mother is no less important. If the mother is desirous of an obedient, pious and spiritually healthy child-and which Muslim parent isn’t? – she has no choice but to think and act in a manner which will manifest the luminous spirit of Islam. She will have to spend much time offering her devotions to Allah by performing salaat, making dhikr, reciting the Holy Quraan etc. This will have a two-fold result: the mother will remain spiritually and mentally healthy and at the same time the child will be inheriting piety, good manners and many other angelic qualities - Inshallah.

It is no wonder then that these angelic qualities are often manifested in the infancy of many a great personality. It is said of some Auliyaa-Allah that they were born with certain portions of the Holy Quraan already imprinted in their memory. Others even refused to drink the milk of their mother during the holy month of Ramadaan.

I read this authentic incident mentioned in the Bukhari and Muslim to substantiate that the acts of virtue of parents certainly have positive effects on their progenies for generations to come.
It is after reading this story and the virtures of this courageous lady I named my daughter: Umm Sulaym and Abu Talhah were married. Anas (RA), her son, were pleased and the Muslims would say: “We have never yet heard of a mahr that was more valuable and precious than that of Umm Sulaym for she made Islam her mahr.” Aboo Talhah (RA), a companion of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) had a son who had fallen gravely ill. During that period the father had to leave home for a number of days on an important errand, leaving the child to the care of the mother. Whilst away, the sickness caused the death of the child.

The mother beseeched the people not to inform her husband even when he returned. When he returned his very first enquiry was about his son. When answered that he (their son) is presently in a more comfortable state than that which he had been in… meaning that death had rendered him peace and comfort. By this answer the husband understood that he had recuperated. She then offered him his supper which he ate with relish. The good wife then even adorned herself as best she could which filled him with passionate feelings. When she saw that his needs had been tended to then only did she disclose to him the death of their son. This stark news proved a severe blow to him. He was annoyed and overcome with intense grief… that she had not disclosed to him the child’s fate earlier, and, instead allowed him to perform an act which necessitates ghusl.

At daybreak he approached Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) and related to him what had transpired during the night. Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) intently asked him whether they had copulated. When he answered in the affirmative, he blessed them by saying: “O Allah, grant them blessings for what had transpired during the night.” A male issue was born of them whose Tahneek was done by Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam). He named him “Abdullah”. When Abdullah grew up and married, Allah Ta’ala blessed him with nine children, all of whom became huffaaz of the Holy Quraan and leaned Ulamaa of their time. This overwhelming attainment can only be attributed to the acts of virtue of the grand-mother of these ulamaa.
Umm Sulaym was a model Muslim, a model wife and mother. Her belief in Allah was strong and uncompromising. She was not prepared to endanger her faith and the upbringing of her children for wealth and luxury, however abundant and tempting.
She was devoted to the Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) and dedicated her son Anas (RA) to his service. She took the responsibility of educating her children and she played an active part in public life, sharing with the other Muslims the hardships and the joys of building a community and living for the pleasure of Allah.
It becomes apparent from the above incident that acts of virtue of parents not only have a telling effect on their children but also on their progeny's for generations to come.
It comes as no surprise that the Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) gave her the glad tidings that she would enter Jannah - Paradise. In a hadith reported by Bukhari, Muslim and others from Jabir ibn Abdullah (Radhiyallu anhu), he told her: “ I saw myself in a dream entering Paradise, and suddenly I saw Al-Rumaysa bint Milhan, the wife of Abu Talhah"  (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 3679).
Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) conferred the title of Damsel of Jannah upon her.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to recognise the Promised Masih (Saviour)


بِسْــــــــــــــــمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

How to recognise the Promised Masih (Saviour) ?



1. His name is Essa (AS);

2. His family name is Essa son of Maryam (AS);

3. His honourable names are Masih;

4. Kalimatullah and;

5. Rooh-ul-lah.



6. His mother's name is Maryam (AS);

7. He was created by the Power of Allah Taala without a father,ie.He was born only from his mother;

8. His maternal grandfather was Imraan(AS);

9. His maternal grand-mother (the wife of Imraan (AS)) was Hanna;

10. His maternal uncles name was Haroon-(Here Haroon does not refer to Nabi Haroon (AS) for he passed away long before Maryam (AS).Hadrat Maryam (AS) brother who was named after Nabi Haroon (AS)).

11. His maternal grand-mother vowed that the child from this pregnancy will be dedicated for Baitul-Maqdis;

12. The child born was female;

13. She reasoned that a female could not be dedicated to Baitul-Maqdis;

14. This baby was named Maryam (AS).



15. She was safe-guarded from Shaytaan;

16. Her physical growth was unusual i.e. her growth in one day was equivalent to that of one year;

17. The care-takers of the Baitul-Maqadis disputing as to who should bring her up and finally Hadrat Zakariyya (AS) was chosen to become her guardian;

18. Her sustenance came from unknown sources during her stay in the Mihrab,

19. Hadrat Zakariyya (AS) questioned her about this and Maryam (AS)'s reply was that it came from Allah Taala;

20. The angels spoke to Maryam (AS);

21. Hadrat Maryam (AS) has been accepted by Allah Taala;

22. Hadrat Maryam (AS) was free from menstruation;

23. She is superior than all the women of her time;



24. Hadrat Maryam (AS) went into seclusion;

25. Her seclusion was on the eastern side -she put a cover;

26. The angels came to her in human form;

27. Maryam (AS) sought protection from Allah-Taala;

28. The angels gave Maryam (AS) the news of the birth of Essa (AS);

29. Maryam (AS) was astonished on hearing this news because she had never had a relationship with a man. How can a child be born ?;

30. The angels informed Maryam (AS) that the fulfilling of this was very easy for Allah Taala;

31. By the Command of Allah Taala without having a relationship with a man Maryam (AS) became pregnant;

32 Her going under a palm tree at the time of labour pains.



33. Hadrat Essa (AS) was born in the corner of the a garden, a distance away from the residence of Hadrat Maryam (AS);

34. She leaned against the trunk of a palm tree;

35. After delivery she was perturbed and embarrassed and because of the fear of the false accusation of the people;

36. The angels spoke to Maryam (AS) from beneath the trees;

37. " Do not fear" for Allah Taala has given you a Guide;

38. She ate fresh dates after delivery;

39. She carried Hadrat Essa (AS) home;

40. The people defamed and falsely accused her;

41. Hadrat Essa (AS) by the Command of Allah Taala freed Hadrat Maryam (AS) from the false accusation ...and said I am a Nabi.( while he was a baby ).



42. He gave life to the dead with the Command of Allah Taala;

43. He cured the leper;

44. He cured those who were born blind by the Command of Allah Taala;

45. He put life into birds of clay by the Command of Allah Taala;

46. He informed a person what he had eaten;

47. He informed the people without seeing of what they have hidden in their homes;

48 He received Divine protection when the Bani Israel Kuffaar (Dis-Believers) decided to kill him ;

49. When the Kuffaar besieged him, Allah Taala lifted him alive to the Heavens.



50. He will be one of a commanding personality;

51. He will be of average height and build;

52. He will be reddish white;

53. The length of hair will be till the shoulder;

54. His hair will be dark shiny black. Like the appearance of the hair after bathing;

55. His hair will be curly;

56. From amongst the Sahabah (RA) Urwa bin Masood (RA) resembled Hadrat Essa (AS);

57. Beans and that which is not cooked by fire is Hadrat Essa (AS)'s food;



58. He will descend near Qiyamat;

59. While descending he will be wearing two pieces of yellow cloth;

60. There will be a long hat-topee on his head;

61. He will wear an armour.



62. While descending his hands will be on the shoulders of two angels;

63. He will have a weapon in his hand with which he will kill Dajjal;

64. At that time the Kaafirs (dis-Believers) will die when his breath reaches them;

65. The air of his breath will reach as far as his sight reaches.



66. He will descend in Damascus;

67. His descension will be in the Jamia Masjid of Damascus;

68. He will descend on the eastern side of the Masjid;

69. He will descend at the time of Fajr salat-( before sun-rise prayer ) ;



70. Together with Imam Mahdi a contingent of Muslims who have gathered to fight Dajjal will be present;

71. Their count will be 800 men and 400 women;

72. At the time of descending they will be straightening the rows for salaat-prayer;

73. The Imam of the congregation will be Imam Mahdi;

74. Hadrat Essa (AS) will refuse Imam Madhi's offer to lead the


75. When Hadrat Madhi will move back the Hadrat Essa (AS) will place his hand on his back and make him the Imam;

76. Thereafter Hadrat Mahdi will lead the salaat.



77. He will stay for 40 years in the world.



78. He will get married in the tribe of Hadrat Shuaib (AS);

79. He will have children after descension.



80. He will break the cross i.e. remove worship of the cross;

81. He will kill the swine i.e. wipe out


82. After completing his salat he will open the Masjid door and Dajjal will be behind it;

83. They will wage Jihad-holy war- against Dajjal and his friends;

84. He will kill Dajjal;

85. Dajjal will be killed in Palestine near the Gate of Lud;

86. After this the whole world will become Muslims;

87. The remaining Jews will picked out carefully and killed;

88. Nothing will be able to protect any Jew;

89. Even a tree and stone will speak, “there is a Jew hiding behind me";

90. Besides Islam all other Deens-religions will be abolished;

91. Jihad will be suspended because there will be no Kufaar-

disbelievers left;

92. And thus the order of Jizya-protection tax-will not remain;

93. Wealth and jewels will be such abundance that there will be no one to accept it;

94. Hadrat Essa (AS) will perform the Imamat-lead the pray- for the people;

95. Hadrat Essa (AS) will go to Fajj-ur Rouhjaa;

96. He will perform Haj or Umra or both;

97. He will go to the Blessed Grave of Rasulullah (SAW);

98. Nabi (SAW) will reply the salaam-( salutation)-of Hadrat Essa (AS) which all those present will hear.



99. He, himself will act upon the Quraan and the Hadith-the saying of Rasulullah (SAW) and lead the people towards the same.



100. Every type of Deeni and worldly blessings will descend;

101. Jealously, hatred and malice will be removed from all hearts;

102. One pomegranate will be so huge that it will suffice for one congregation;

103. Milk from a camel will suffice for a whole congregation;

104. Milk from a goat will suffice for a tribe;

105. The poisonous effect from every animal will be removed;

106. To such an extent that a girl will put her hand in the mouth of a snake without being affected;

107. A girl will chase a lion without being harmed;

108. Wolves will stay amongst goats just like a dog protecting the flock;

109. The entire world will be filled with Muslims like a

container gets filled with water;

110. The collecting of charity would be terminated.



111. These blessings will last for seven years;



112. The Roman army will camp at a place called A'amaq or Wabiq;

113. An army from Madinah will be dispatched to wage Jihad against this group;

114. This group will consist of the best people of that time;

115 It will be divide into three groups;

116. A third will be defeated;

117. A third will be martyred;

118. A third will be victorious;

119. Constantinople will be conquered.



120. Whilst distributing booty a rumour will spread that Dajjal has emerged;

121. When these people return to Syria, Dajjal would have emerged;



122. The Arabs will be very few in number and will all be in Baitul-Maqadis;



123. Saving themselves from Dajjal the Muslims will gather on MT. Afeeq-(this mountain is in Syria );

124. At this time the Muslims will suffer such severe poverty and famine that some will burn their strings of their bows and eat it;

125. Suddenly one proclaimer will call out that your Saviour has come;

126. People will be astonished and say that this sound is from

one having a full stomach;



127. One Muslim army will wage war in Hindustan and imprison all its kings;

128. This army will be accepted and forgiven in the sight of


129. When this army will return it will find Essa (AS) in Syria;

130. The people of Bani Abbas will stay in the village;

131. They will adorn black clothing;

132. Their followers will be the people from Khrorasaan;

133. Placing confidence in Hadrat Essa (AS) the people will become independent of the whole world;



134. Dajjal will emerge between Syria and Iraq;



135. On his forehead will be written Kaa Faa Raa;

136. He will be squint in the left eye;

137. His right eye will be severely webbed ( like is third eye lid );

138. He will roam the whole world. He will conquer every area;

139. Makkah and Madinah will be protected from his evils;

140. Angels will patrol the roads leading to Makkah and Madinah.They will not allow Dajjal to enter.

141. After being will be repulsed from Makkah and Madinah then he will encamp at a point where the gulf ends-Zarib Ahmar;

142. At this time there will be three earth-quakes which will throw remove all the hypocrites from Madinah who will join Dajjal;

143. It will seem as if he will have Heaven and Hell but in

reality his Heaven will be Hell and his Hell-Heaven;

144. During this period one day will be equivalent to one year. The second day equivalent to one month and the third day equivalent to one week.Thereafter the remaining days will be normal;

145. He will ride a donkey which has a 40 hand lengths of between its legs;

146. He will have Shayateen who will talk to people;

147. When he instructs the clouds they will rain;

148. He will control drought also;

149. He will cure the born blind and the leper;

150. He will order hidden treasures which will immediately come out and follow him;

151. Dajjal will call a youth and cut him into two pieces with a sword. Thereafter he would again call him and the youth would come back perfect and smiling towards him;

152. There will be 70,000 Jews who will have double edged swords and teak on his side;

153. The people will be divide into three groups-one will follow him, the other will remain busy in farming whilst the third will fight Dajjal on the banks of the River Euphrates;

154. The Muslims will gather in the cities of Syria and dispatch the first army towards Dajjal;

155. In this army there will be one riding a red ( black or white) horse and this entire army will be martyred. No one will return;



156. When Dajjal sees Hadrat Essa (AS),he will dissolve like salt dissolves in water;

157. At this time all the Jews will be defeated.



158. Allah Taala will release Yajooj Majooj who will envelope the entire world;

159. At this time Hadrat Essa (AS) will gather all the Muslims on Mt. Thur;

160. When the first section of Yajooj Majooj will pass by the River Tibrara,they will drink all the water up;

161. At this time one ox will be more valuable to the people than 1000 Dinars-either due to drought or dis-interest in the world.



162. After this Hadrat Essa (AS) will pray against Yajooj Majooj;

163. Allah Taala will cause a gland on their necks by which all will die spontaneously;



164. After this Hadrat Essa (AS) will decent from Mt. Thur with the Muslims;

165. The entire land will be filled with stench from the corpses of Yajooj Majooj;

166. Hadrat Essa (AS) will pray for the removal of this stench;

167. Allah Taala will send down rains by which the whole earth will be cleansed;

168. Then the earth will be filled with fruits and flowers as it was in its original state;



169. Hadrat Essa (AS) will inform the people that after me appoint a person by the name of Muqad as my deputy;

170. Subsequently he will pass away;

171. The fourth grave in the Mausoleum of Nabi (SAW) will be his;

172. The people adhering to the wishes of Hadrat Essa (AS) will appoint Muqad as deputy;

173. Then Muqad will also pass away;

174. Thereafter the Quraan will be removed from the hearts of the people;

175. This (174) will happen 3 years after Muqad's death;

176. Thereafter the approach of Qiyamat will be like a pregnant one who has completed 9 months and does not know when delivery is to take place- ( it could happen any time );

177. The extremely close signs of Qiyamat will then occur.


Source: How to recognise the Promised Masih(Saviour)  : Mufti Mohammed Shafi(R.A.):  Translated Mufti A.H.Elias