The following snapshots are interesting pieces of information which suggests the decline and ultimately the end of the ummah (global Islamic community) will be on the Islamic year of 1500 after Hijri (AH). Thereafter during the 22nd century, year 2120 in the Gregorian calendar corresponding to 1545 AH, Judgement day (Qiyamah) will take place. It may seem as stretch of the imagination but the rapid escalation in moral, societal and environmental decline is certainly pointing in that direction. Even though the dates may not be exact or the years are to far and few between, all the signs are pointing to an apocalyptic and a climactic end to life as we know it.
In other words, the Prophet Sallahu alihi wasallam said “The life span of my Ummah will not extend past 1500 years.”
(Suyuti, Al-Kashf ‘an Mujawazat Hadhihi al-Ummah al-Alf, ‘Al-Hawi lil-Fatawi’, Suyuti. 2/248, (Arabic) 4/262, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Kitab al-`Ilal, P. 89).
Imam As-Suyuti (d.911 AH) said:
“From what the narrations reveal is that the age of this ummah extends beyond a thousand but it doesn’t exceed in increase another 500 in actuality beyond this thousand.”
(in his book in his “Risalah Al-Kashf ‘an mujawazt hadehel ommah al alf”, or “treastie on revealing of the proceeding of this nation beyond the thousand, ” page 206)
The Prophet Sallahu alihi wasallam said: “The life of this Ummah will exceed 1000, yet will be limited by 1500 years.”
(Shaikh Muhammad ibn `Abd ar-Rasul Barzanji (d.1103 AH), Al-Isha`ah li Ashrat as-Sa`ah, p. 299)
Hafiz Ibn al-Hajr al-Asqalani (d.852 AH) said:
“And it is evident that the lasting of this Islamic nation is somewhat a thousand years, this is because the age of the Jewish nation is equivalent to that of the time periods of the Christian and Muslim ages combined, and the people of transmission (ahl an naql) have agreed that the period of the Jews till the advent of Allah (SWT)’s final Apostle Muhammad SAWS was more than 2000 years, and the span of the age of the Christians was 600 years from them..and also this narration points the fact about how little of the age of this world has remained.”
(Fat-hul Bari , in vol.4 , book of hijra, page 448-449 )
The fact that hadith literature explicitly mention certain dates (although it may be a weak hadith) should for the most part, direct us to consider the routine of our daily lives; it may feel at the current state it will simply go on forever as we gather pace for a greater advancement of human abilities and scientific knowledge with rumors of extending life on to Mars, what is there to stop us? Unsurprising in all this, is the knowledge Muslim identity or the Islamic faith itself as it is known and is traditionally practiced, will cease to exist. With more people beginning to question the fundamental pillars of Islam as being an outdated set of laws and traditions which rob people of dignity, the reality is not far off. As pseudo progressive Muslims and their organisations gain more traction in the media and elsewhere normal Muslims who practice their faith, take care to love their neighbor and uphold the Prophetic practices are increasingly being the pushed further into the dark and damp rooms of rejection in modern day life. One only has to look at current news to see the increas in Islamiophobic attacks around the world. Read here
More people like Adam Deen the founder of Deen Institute will ally themselves with liberal “Muslim” organisations like the Quilliam Foundation in order to find a resolution with the core beliefs of Islam with western ideals. Qulliam Foundation, co-founded by the former radical and proud womanizer Majid Nawaz is an open organisation which calls for fundamental changes to be made in the Islāmic literature from taking out verses which supposedly promote the fanatical ISIS-style Jihad, verses which condemn homosexuality and gender relations with a modern-day version which accepts all. The group which promotes mixed congregational prayers between men and women, female imams to lead the congregation of men and the Islamic law (shariyah) itself to be rewritten to fit in with western ideals of democracy. In essence, groups such as the Quilliam Foundation will find more support as days speed up towards the mentioned date in the hadith. Causing many people to leave orthodox Islam like Adam Deen and join so-called liberal Muslim groups to counter the radicalization of young people. A new get out clause to find solace in what they perceive as doing good work in the name of protecting Islam.
On the greater picture of things, there are also alarming signals which are laying the groundwork for irrevocable environmental changes to take place. Which will undoubtedly lead to the final apocalypse. In the book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History written by Elizabeth Kolbert and published by Henry Holt & Company. The book demonstrates that the Earth is in the midst of a modern, man-made, sixth mass extinction. Kolbert chronicles previous mass extinction events, and compares them to the accelerated, widespread extinctions during our present time. She also describes specific species extinguished by humans, as well as the ecologies surrounding prehistoric and near-present extinction events. According a number of ecologists earth has already gone through 5 previous mass extinctions and we are now entering into the sixth and last mass extinction with the disappearance of many wild life, plankton in the sea essential for marine life and the devastating effects of global warming. These are all the perfect the recipes for a great climactic end which is certainly drawing near.