2nd Part Signs before Day of judgement
"People pay pilgrimage without an Imam leading them. Big wars break out when they come down to Mina and they are entwined just the way dogs entwine and tribes will attack each other. It is to such an extent that legs are buried in lakes of blood."
(Kitab-ul Burhan Fi Alameti-il Mehdiyy-il Ahir Zaman, p. 35)
Note: This can be compared to the killing of 30 people during the clashes between Saudi soldiers and attacking militants during the raid, which happened just inside Beyt-ül Muazzama (Ka'bah) on 1 Muharram (First Month of the Islamic Calendar) 1400.
"There come the cries of war in Shawwall with the outbreak of a war and massacre and carnage in Zilhijjee and again the plundering of pilgrims in Zilhijje and streets are even not possible to cross because of blood shed and religious prohibitions are violated. Big sins are committed near Beyt-ül Muazzam (Ka'bah)."
(Kitab-ul Burhan Fi Alameti-il Mehdiyy-il Ahir Zaman, p. 37)
Note: This can be compared to the incidents occurring in the month of Zilhijjee (12th month of the Islamic Calendar) in 1407 (Pilgrimage Season), which actually took place near the Ka'bah.
"Another of the portents of the coming of the Mahdi is the killing of a senior member of the Hashimites."
(Resalatul huruj ul-mahdi, p. 12)
Note: Jordan is known as the Hashimite kingdom. After the Ottoman Empire it came under British control. Great Britain recognized Jordanian independence in 1946, as part of the Treaty of London. The monarchy was given to Abdullah,
head of the principality of Jordan. King Abdullah was later killed by the British, in 1951. Thus the incident indicated in the hadith came to pass.
"The inhabitants of Egypt and Sham will kill their ruler and his commands..."
(Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 49)
Note: This hadith draws attention to the fact that the rulers of Damascus and Egypt will be killed before the coming of the Mahdi.
When we examine Egypt's recent history, we see that a ruler was killed: Anwar al-Sadat, who ruled Egypt from 1970-81, was killed by his opponents during a military review in 1981. Other Egyptian leaders who have been killed include Prime Ministers Boutros Ghali (1910), and Mahmoud Nukrashy Pasha (1948).
Many leaders have been killed in the region of Sham (left of Hijaz), among them former Syrian prime ministers Salah al-Deen Beetar (1920), Droubi Pasha (1921), and Muhsin al-Barazi (1949), King Abdullah of Jordan (1951), and Lebanese Phalange leader Bashir Gemayel (1982).
Reported on a chain of transmission on the authority of Kaab
"The sign of the Mahdi's appearance will be war banners coming from the west, lead by Kindi(te) al-A'raj (a man with a disability from 'Kinda')"
(Nu'aym son of Hammad, Al-Fitan page 205)
Note: Genreral Richard Meyers, commander of the US Joint chiefs of staff decalared the war on Afghanistan in October 2001 on crutches.
"A nation / tribe will be coming forth from the Farsi direction, saying : "You Arabs ! You have been too zealous! If you don't give them their due rights, nobody will have alliance with you… It must be given to them one day and to you the following day and mutual promises must be kept…" They will be going up Mutekh ; Muslims will be coming down to the plain… Mushrikun will be standing over there on the bank of a black river called (Rakabeh) on the other
side. There will be a war between them. Allah will deprive both armies of a victory…"
(Signs of the Judgment Day, Al Barzeenji, p. 179)
- those coming from the Farsi direction -- those coming from the Iranian side
- Farsi -- Iran, Iranian (Grand Dictionary)
- Coming down to the plain -- Plain, Iranian Plain
- Mutekh -- Name of a mountain in the region
- Rakabeh -- Region where oil wells are concentrated
This hadith draws attention that a racial dispute would break out. Because of this dispute, the sides come down to the plain (Iranian Plain) and then, a war gets under way. Further, as noted by the hadith, the Iran - Iraq war lasted for 8 years and despite thousands of casualties were inflicted, no result was forthcoming for both sides. None of both sides could have a decisive superiority.
"There will be a city called Zawra [Baghdad] between the Tigris and the Euphrates. There will be a great battle there. Women will be taken prisoner, and men will have their throats cut like sheep."
(Muntakhab Kanz al-`Ummal, vol. 5, p. 38)
Note: This hadeeth is also likely referring to the Iran-Iraq war, in which this happened.