85 – IARLG – YA’JUJ AND MA’JUJ (GOG AND MAGOG) – 3; Date:9th October 2015; 24th or 25th Dhu al-Hijja 1436

Date:9th October 2015; 24th/25th Dhū al-Ḥijja 1436;

Source1:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arv–lhi3Ms; NB: The research below is based and dedicated to many scholars

ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP (http://aljumaareminder.com/reminds about the emergence of Ya’juj & Ma’juj (Gog & Magog):


Surah Kahf of the Quran states the journey of Dhul-Qarnayn who created a barrier which expelled Gog and Magog for an appointed time. To understand the whole concept of Gog and Magog one needs to hold an understanding of Surah Al-Kahf(it is also advised by prophet Muhammad SAW to memorize the first ten verses).By reflecting on Surah Kahf, ayat 83 to 100; we can understand that in the past Gog and Magog became trapped behind a barrier, which was the will of Allah who declared an appointed term and it will be the will of Allah which brings the barrier down. The question which now comes to mind is that, does this barrier still stand or has the appointed term of the barrier come to an end? To answer this we use a Hadith which states: Narrated by Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “A hole has been opened in the dam of Gog and Magog.” Wuhaib (the sub-narrator) made the number 90 (with his index finger and thumb). – [Bukhari Volume 9, Book 88, Number 250]

This clearly indicates that the breach to the barrier has occurred in the time of Prophet Muhammad {SAW}. It should be in one’s common sense to understand Prophet Muhammad’s {SAW} statement, “Allah has made an opening in the wall of Gog and Magog” which indicates that the barrier is now overcome. Otherwise, if it was just a hole in a barrier then what purpose would this serve and why would Prophet Muhammad {SAW} be so worried over its occurrence? Furthermore the size of the hole depends on the width and height of the barrier; if the barrier is very large, then a crack the size of a human can be considered as a hole.

There is only one understanding of the hadith, and this is that the wall’s appointed time is now at an end and the wall is coming down. Gog and Magog in the present day are most likely children of Adam who descend from the tribe of Khazars{more on the tribe later; but roughly also includes all secret societies such as Zionists and/or Freemasons and/or Illuminati etc}.And Allah knows best. On their release Gog and Magog mixed and merged with other tribes and nations and their bloodline runs through the nations of today.

And on that Day [i.e. the Day Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog) will come out], We shall leave them to surge like waves on one another, and the Trumpet will be blown, and We shall collect them all together. (Qur’an 18:99)

This indicates that Gog and Magog will become global. Furthermore Gog and Magog which is Dajjal’s army want to preserve the bloodline of Gog and Magog because it is stated by Allah:…I have sent such persons (Gog and Magog) that none would dare fight against them. – [Muslim Bk 41, Number 7016].This means that Allah has made them a powerful nation and only he can destroy them in which way he wills. To truly understand this matter, we must first start from the beginning of their known existence which brings us to Dhul-Qarnayn.

Dhul-Qarnayn literally means someone who possesses two Qarns. Qarn can mean ‘horn’. But it can also mean ‘epoch’ or ‘age’. Whenever the word occurs in the Qur’an, however, it is always used in the latter sense. The implication is that surah Kahf has presented a narration that applies to 2 ages and in view they are an age in the past and a second in the future. That future age, is believed to be the present age, or the age of Dajjal as well as of Gog and Magog. Dhul-Qarnayn was a great ruler who possessed faith and power, and established a righteous world order, in which power was used to punish the oppressor and to assist & reward those who possessed faith in Allah. We shall attempt to follow Dhul-Qarnayn’s journey which shall indicate to us the location of the barrier.

So he followed a way. Until, when he reached the setting place of the sun, he found it setting in a spring of black muddy (or hot) water. And he found near it a people. We (Allah) said (by inspiration): “O Dhul-Qarnain! Either you punish them, or treat them with kindness.” (Qur’an 18:85-86)

So to begin we must follow the first direction given in the ayats 85-86 of surah Kahf which brings us to the west journey of Dhul-Qarnayn. “Setting place of the sun” equals west of the earth since the sun sets in the west; the surah mentions “he found it setting in a spring of black muddy water (or hot) water” which can be interpreted to be as a deep dark sea:

Then he followed another way, until, when he came to the rising place of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We (Allah) had provided no shelter against the sun. So (it was)! And We knew all about him (Dhul-Qarnain). (Qur’an 18:89-91)

We now look into his second direction which is mentioned in ayat 89 which states “Then he followed another way” indicating a second direction and ayat 90 mentions “Rising place of the sun”. So now we can understand from his first location of the west, Dhul-Qarnayn has now travelled in the opposite direction bringing him to the east “rising part of the sun” and he found a people who had no shelter against the sun.

Dhul-Qarnayn’s first path was to the west and he was halted by “spring of black muddy (or hot) water” then he travelled to the East and was also halted at the “rising place of the sun” (which means that another sea would be blocking his path). So bearing his first two journeys in mind we must now trace his third journey. We can understand Dhul-Qarnayn first travelled the west then to the east and to understand the third path we must keep in mind the statement “he reached between two mountains”. Indicating Dhul-Qarnayn’s third path was a journey in which mountains were visible.

Then he followed (another) way, until, when he reached between two mountains, he found, before (near) them (those two mountains), a people who scarcely understood a word. They said: “O Dhul-Qarnain! Verily! Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog) are doing great mischief in the land. Shall we then pay you a tribute in order that you might erect a barrier between us and them?” (Qur’an 18:92-94)

Finally we must look for a geographical region which is bounded on both west and east by large seas, with the western sea characterized by a dark colour. Between those two seas, there must be a continuous unbroken impassable mountain range that is relieved by a single gap or mountain pass allowing passage of people from north to south and vice versa.

The spring of “black muddy (or hot) water” in the first travel to the west can be interpreted as the Black sea, since the name of the sea and its characteristics matches the description given in the Quran. Keeping this in mind, from the west Dhul-Qarnayn then ventured into the east (opposite direction) and halted at the rising place of the sun which would indicate a horizon (another sea); this brings us to the Caspian sea. The land (path) between the Black sea and Caspian Sea is a path full of mountain range which connects Dhul-Qarnayn’s second journey of the east to his third journey in which he encounters the 2 mountains to bar Gog and Magog. In between these two seas are located the Caucasus Mountains. This mountain range stretches from one sea to another and in the process it separates Europe from Asia.

Position 1 Position 2

Now that we have located the two seas as well as the mountain range that extends all the way from one sea to the other, we have to find a single pass between the mountains and evidence of iron from the ruins of Dhul-Qarnayn’s barrier. We will next week In Shaa Allah attempt to locate the barrier which trapped Gog and Magog and their linage.

85 - IARLG - YA’JUJ AND MA’JUJ (GOG AND MAGOG) – 3; Date:9th October 2015; 24th or 25th Dhu al-Hijja 1436 (185 downloads)


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