Signs of the Last Hour,
[A5] Paperback - 123 pages,
by Imam al-Qurtubi [d.671h],
Translated by Omar Kassir.
The Qur'an and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, inform us time and time again that the final hour is close without mentioning it's appointed time.
Certain events will take place prior to the coming of the final hour, so that Muslims will take precaution against it's trials and tribulations and be prepared for it's coming.
Imam Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abu Bakr al-Ansari al-Qurtubi, may Allah be pleased with him, was born in Cordoba, Spain, [Al-Andalusia] at the summit of it's great period of Islamic civilisation. He was an eminent Maliki scholar who specialised in fiqh and Hadith. The breadth and depth of his scholarship are evident in his writings. The most famous of them is his twenty-volume tasfir; al Jami' li-ahkam al-Qur'an.
Imam al-Qurtubi, may Allah be pleased with him, was a man of great modesty who disdained worldly honours and throughout his life wore the simple gown and cap of the ordinary Muslim. He traveled from Spain to the East and settled in Munya Abi'l-Khusavb in Upper Egypt where he died in 671H/ 1273.
Table of Contents:
---The appearance of fitan (pl. fitna) and the rapid passing of time,
---The destruction of Madinah and Makkah,
---The appearance of al-Mahdi & his characteristics,
---The conquest of Constantinople, appearance of Dajjal, descent of Jesus,
---Signs of the final hour,
---Other signs of the final hour,
---The removal and rise of knowledge,
---Those who would be transmuted,
---The apperance of 'Gog and Magog,'
---The emergence of the beast,
---The rising of the Sun from the west & the closure of the Gate of Repentance.
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