What are the signs of the last day in islam? What are the major signs of judgement day in islam?
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) would respond to questions concerning when the Last Day would come to pass with the answer, “The one questioned knows no more than the questioner.” Nonetheless, he has informed his Community concerning the signs of the Hour, that they may take heed and lead their lives accordingly.
It is declared in a Qur’anic verse:
“What are they awaiting but of the Hour to come upon them suddenly? Its Signs have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when it does arrive?” (Muhammad, 47:18)
Some of its signs are physical, like the emergence of the Dajjal and the sun’s rising in the west, while others are spiritual signs like the weakening of belief and righteousness.
Some scholars have divided the signs of the Last Day into three:
- Those that have already come and passed. These are called “distant signs” or “minor signs.” The sending of the final Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) to humanity, the battles of Jamal and Siffin, the Umayyad rise to power are included in this category.
- Some have appeared but have not yet passed and are progressively continuing towards culmination. These are called “middle signs.”
- “New signs” or “major signs”, immediately after which the world will come to an end. These will occur one after the other like scattered prayer beads.
Here, we will consider the minor and middle signs in one section and the major signs in another:
a) Minor and Middle Signs
There are many signs that indicate the coming of the Last Hour well before it comes. These signs offer a constant reminder to the believers and enable them to prepare for the Next World. Some of these are as follows: