We are living in a world where lots of chaos and disasters are going on in different parts of the world. And we might have heard lots of predictions that the end of the world is nearing. That’s exactly the case today according to the predictions made 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
In this article, we are listing few prominent things that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ predicted as minor signs of the last day In Islam. However, Allah is the only one who knows when the last day will exactly strick upon us.
Minor Signs Of The Last Day In Islam
1. Death Of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
First among the minor signs of the last day which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said is “His Death”. This narration clearly indicates that the last day is so close upon us, since 1400 years have passed away after the death of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. And we never know how much more years will the world go on.
2. Compete In Building Sky Scrappers
In various narrations of minor signs of the last day, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned that, “you would see the barefooted Bedouins compete with each other in building tall buildings.” The prediction made 1400 years ago has become true now, just have a visit to Dubai to see the proof.
Middle East countries like Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain were entirely different 80 years ago. In fact, they were so poor that, 80 years ago peoples of Kenya used to send money to Saudi Arabia for helping the orphans and the madrasahs there.
Now we could find that, people just 80 years ago who were barefooted Bedouins, are now competing with each other such that, “who can build the tallest building in the world?”
In fact, it was said that, in Dubai alone, there is going to be six of the tallest buildings in the world in coming years. This is something the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ predicted 1,400 years ago. And is truly among the minor signs of the last day.
3. Mosques Will Become A Palace
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also mentioned that mosques would become like palaces. Even though the Prophet Muhammed ﷺ ordered simplicity in building houses, the opposite is what we see around the world.
Modern mosques have become more and more fantastic, luxurious, and more and more money is being spent on mosques. These mosques are lavishly decorated with golden domes, floors with most expensive carpets, and so much of lavish chandeliers for lightings.
4. Trustworthiness Would Disappear
The Prophet ﷺ also mentioned that, “trustworthiness would disappear, so much so that a person would be able to say I know a trustworthy person in such and such town.”
Today, just look around the mentality of the peoples around us. Nobody trusts anyone, to such an extent that, parents don’t trust their children, husband don’t trust their wife, brothers don’t trust each other, and the list goes and go.
5. Increased Killings
The Prophet ﷺ mentioned that, there will be an increase in killing, to an extent that, the one who is being killed doesn’t know why he is being killed, and the one who is killing doesn’t know why he is doing the killing.
This prediction of prophet Muhammad ﷺ is describing the condition of some cities today, where peoples are shooting each other. The person has no idea why he was shot. In fact, people are being shot merely just to prove themselves or for any type of madness that you can imagine.
Not even to mention the massacres of thousands of peoples that are taking place due to terrorism. Whether it is the terrorism of countries or the Terrorism of organizations or individuals. Peoples involved in this do not know why they are killing or why they are being killed.
6. Increased Use Of Ribah (Interest)
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned that, there would be the increase in the use of Ribah (interest) which means dealing with usury, interest, credit cards, mortgages and things like that.
They will engage in dealing with ribah to the extent that no one would be able to escape the dust of it. Everybody will be affected by it, and this is without any doubt the truth of the world economy today. The whole world economy is affected and controlled by banks and the use of interest money, even though in Islam it is totally prohibited.
Even In Christianity up until the 16th and 17th century Ribah (interest) was forbidden. But yet today it is something that controls the world economy to the extent that no one can escape it, just as the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ predicted 1400 years ago.
7. Increased Literacy Without Actual Knowledge
The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ also said that, “there will be an increase in literacy. In fact, so many people will be able to read and write, but actual knowledge will decrease.”
More people will read but knowledge especially knowledge of the religion will lack. The religious knowledge would decrease not by the books disappearing, not by knowledge being taken from the minds of the people, the knowledge in the sense of the books will be there, but the so-called scholars and ignorant people will remain.
People will ask them for religious verdicts and they will give it, even though they are ignorant. They will misguide themselves and misguide others. Anyone acquainted with a Muslim world today will be familiar with this.
The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ mentioned, “though the speakers will be many, the scholars will be few.” And this is what we can find exactly. There are many speakers, thinkers, and intellectuals, but the real scholars are so few.
This is exactly what we find happening today, and is counted one among the minor signs of the last day.
8. Increased Use Of Musical Instruments
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said that, there will be such an increase in the use of musical instruments, and Muslims will make it lawful even though it is forbidden.
The use of musical instruments has been forbidden by the Prophet, but today we could that find many peoples are saying it is allowed. Even though it is very clearly mentioned in Suhail Bihari, which is the most authentic collection of hadith.
The prediction of prophet muhammadﷺ has come true now, since the use of the musical instrument is so prevalent that nobody even knows it is forbidden in Islam.
9. Increase In Sexual Promiscuity
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned that, there will be an increase in sexual promiscuity, even though Islam is a religion that teaches chastity that a man and a woman should confine themselves to marriage.
Just as Prophet Muhammed ﷺ predicted, the state of the world we see today has proved it’s true. We could see highly sexualized images thrown to us through media. And even traditional societies that normally had good traditional moral values, like in India, promiscuity is becoming more and more common, more than it ever was before.
Even in Muslim countries where the whole idea of sexual promiscuity is so against the teachings of Islam, it is unfortunately,
becoming more and more common.
Furthermore, Prophet Mohammed ﷺ said that, because of this diseases would appear that people had never heard of before. For example, 100 years back, they never knew or heard about AIDS, now what’s the situation? AIDS is one among the prevalent diseases seen throughout the world.
10. Women Would Appear Naked
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned that, women will be naked although they are dressed. The dress of some women today which in all that means is nakedness, Most women wear clothes that are so tight such that they describe every shape of their body.
The technology used to make those type of clothes did not exist in the time of the Prophet, Yet the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is describing how nakedness amongst the women will become prevalent.
11. Mosques Will Become Discussion Place
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned that, there will be shouting in the mosques which is something prohibited in Islam. It is said that, speaking worldly matter in the mosques will reduce the good deeds you did in your life. Ignoring this, many would conduct their discussions in the mosque, which we could see with our own eyes.
12. Worst People Will Become Leaders
The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ said that, the worst and the most ignorant people will become the leaders. If we look at some of the world leaders and superpowers today, they are ruling exactly as the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said.
These world leaders never care about the peoples of their nation, their ruling is not according to the justice, and many are corrupt peoples. They play the worst game of politics to gain the power.
13. Men Will Obey Their Wifes
Prophet Muhammed ﷺ mentioned that, in the last times man will obey his wife and disobey his mother, which is something really contrary to the teachings of Islam. He will rather listen to his friends than listen to his father. And this is something that we find happening in the Muslim world, even both these acts are so against the teachings of Islam.
14. Men Will Use Ornaments
Among the minor signs of the last day, Prophet Muhammed also Mentioned ﷺ that, Men will wear gold and silk, and they will make it lawful even though the Prophet has made it unlawful.
Furthermore, in the last days people will abandon the religion of Islam for small worldly gains, And keeping on with the religion will be whole like holding two hot coal.
But these are some of the minor signs of the last day in islam, and as we can see those things mentioned above have become a reality.