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`Abd al-Azeez
12-23-2006, 06:09 PM

A non-Muslim has confronted me with these ahadiths concerning the "Last Hour":

Muslim Book 031, Number 6162

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying this one month before his death: You asked me about the Last Hour whereas its knowledge is with Allah. I, however, take an oath and say that none upon the earth, the created beings (from amongst my Companions), would survive at the end of one hundred years. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Juraij with the same chain of transmitters, but there is no mention of the words:" one month before his death".

Muslim Book 031, Number 6165

Abu Sa'id reported that when Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) came back from Tabuk they (his Companions) asked about the Last Hour. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: There would be none amongst the created beings living on the earth (who would survive this century).


I've already said that these ahadith have to be false because only Allah (swt) knows when the Last Hour will come and also that Prophet Muhammad said that at the beginning of each century a Mujaddid or Reformer will come so these ahadiths have to be flase.

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- Qatada -
12-23-2006, 06:19 PM

Brother, the answer to that is simple. It's mentioned on IslamQA that everyone who was living on the earth at that time passed away within 100years. It's as simple as that. By the way, realise that any hadith in sahih Muslim is sahih [authentic] without a doubt insha'Allaah. And Allaah azawajal knows best.

I'll try looking up for the fatwa insha'Allaah.

12-23-2006, 06:51 PM
First here is a good article about the prophecy on the Last hour: “The Knowledge Thereof is with My Lord”, although it does not adress your issue fully.

First the person is clever or miss-understood.

The first Hadith is not concerning end of time, it is as brother Fi Sabillah explained,

the second naration is either talking about the same thing as brother Fi_Sabillilah explained

or it is talking about an event that has to take place before the end of time i.e everything will die, which will happen before we get resurrected.

- Qatada -
12-23-2006, 06:57 PM
No-one who was alive in 10 AH lived for more than one hundred years


Could you please explain this hadith: Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar (RA): Once the Prophet led us in the 'Isha' prayer during the last days of his life and after finishing it (the prayer) (with Taslim) he said: "Do you realize (the importance of) this night?" Nobody present on the surface of the earth tonight will be living after the completion of one hundred years from this night." -- Sahih Bukhari (1.116)


Praise be to Allaah.

The meaning of the hadeeth is clear and apparent, and was borne out by real events. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was stating that none of the people who were alive at that time would live for more than a hundred years, and this is what in fact happened. The last of the Sahaabah to die passed away in 110 AH, i.e., he died one hundred years after the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died. His name was Abu’l-Tufayl ibn Waathilah.

Shaykh Sa’d al-Humayd

This hadeeth was narrated by Imaam al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) in his Saheeh, from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar, who said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) led us in praying ‘Ishaa towards the end of his life. When he had said the salaam, he stood up and said: ‘Do you see this night of yours? One hundred years from now, there will not be anyone left of those who are on the face of the earth.’”

There follow some comments made by Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) on this hadeeth:

“Led us in prayer” means as an imaam.

“Towards the end of his life”. A corroborating report narrated by Jaabir states that this was one month before he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died.

“Do you see” means, “Think about (this night).”

“One hundred years from now” means, when one hundred years have passed.

“There will not be anyone left of those who are on the face of the earth” means, anyone who was alive at that time.

Ibn Battaal said: What the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) meant was that during this time-span their generation would pass away. He was pointing out to them how short their lives were and that their lives were not like those of the nations who came before them, so that they would strive hard in worship.

Al-Nawawi said: What is meant is that everyone who was on the face of the earth on that night would not live for more than one hundred years after that night, whether he was young on that occasion or not. It does not mean that anyone who was born after that night would not live for a hundred years. And Allaah knows best.

This hadeeth is one of the signs of the Prophethood of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He was speaking of future events which came to pass as he described them. The trustworthy scholars use this as evidence in refuting some of the Sufis who say that al-Khidr is still alive until now.

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