Major Signs of the End Times & the Sequence of their Coming
“Then do they await except that the Hour should come upon them unexpectedly? But already there have come [some of] its indications. Then what good to them, when it has come, will be their remembrance?”
(Holy Quran 47: 18)
There is no doubt that we are now living in the most dangerous of times in human history. Things have taken a drastic turn for the worst since 9/11.
The Prophet (PBUH) has said that when the Signs start to come, they will come FAST – like beads falling one after the other after its string has been cut. (Tirmidhi)
The sayings of the Holy Prophet PBUH (Ahadith) mention many prophecies (Holy predictions) concerning the end times. Many of these Ahadith have been taken as references in this article.
The objectives of this article:
- Two important Ahadith concerning major signs of end times
- Sequential/Chronological list of the Major Signs before Malhama (Armageddon or World War 3)
- Sequential/Chronological list of the Major Signs after Malhama (Armageddon or World War 3)
- Brief description of these events
- Explain how the prophesied ‘Sunrise from West’ has already occurred
- Explain who is the prophesied ‘Daabatul Ardh (beast of the land)’
- Explain how the prophesied ‘mountain of gold’ has already appeared
- Explain when the prophesied two sinkings of the earth most likely already occurred & prediction of when the 3rd may occur
- Explain the prophesied ‘Dukhaan (Smoke)’ and its significance.
- Enlist some important ‘minor’ signs of the End Times
Note: This article should be read along with these two articles: (if not already read)
“Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away.” (Holy Quran 21:1)
Two Important Ahadith concerning End Times
The major references concerning major events occurring before or near end times are from two sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
In one Hadith, the events seem to be given in chronological/sequential order in which they will occur. Following is this Hadith:
It was narrated that Hazrat Mu’adh bin Jabal (RA) said: Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “Jerusalem will flourish when Yathrib (old name of modern day city of Madina, Saudi Arabia) is in ruins, and Yathrib will be in ruins when the Great War (‘Mal’hama’/Armageddon) occurs. The Great War will occur when Constantinople is conquered, and Constantinople will be conquered when the ‘Dajjal’ appears.” Then, with his hand, he struck the thigh, or shoulder of the one to whom he was speaking, and said, “This is as true as you are here, or, as you are sitting here (meaning Mu’adh bin Jabal, RA).”
(Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Battles (Kitab Al-Malahim), Book 37, Number 4281)”
The Major Events mentioned in this Hadith & thought to be given in order are enlisted:
- Jerusalem will flourish
- Madina (Saudi Arabia) will be desolate, in ruins
- Great War (Malhama, Armageddon)
- Conquest of Constantinople
- Physical Appearance of Dajjal
Details of this Hadith and explanation of the events mentioned will be given ahead
A second Hadith similarly mentions several major events to occur. However, several scholars believe that the events mentioned in this Hadith are NOT given in chronological/sequential order in which they are to occur.
The Hadith is as follows:
“Hazrat Hudhayfa (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said talking about the last hour said:
“It will not come until you see ten signs beforehand” and (in this connection) he mentioned them as follows:
“It (Last Hour) will not come until you see ten signs before and (in this connection) he made a mention of the smoke, Dajjal, the beast, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of Jesus son of Mary (AS), the Gog and Magog, and landslidings/sinking of the earth in three places, one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia at the end of which fire would burn forth from the Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly.”
This is also mentioned as the famous ‘10 events Hadith’
Those ten events (not in chronological order) are listed here again:
- The Beast
- Rising of sun from the west
- Descent of Hazrat Eesa (Jesus, AS)
- Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj)
- 1st Sinking of the Earth (in the East)
- 2nd Sinking (in the West)
- 3rd Sinking of the Earth (in the Center, Arabia)
- Fire in Yemen
List of the Signs BEFORE Malhama (Armageddon, World War 3) in Expected Sequence
Based on above two Ahadith, other Ahadith, applying concepts of Eschatology (Knowledge of End Times) & by using intuition, we can now list major events in the sequence in which they are expected occur before the much anticipated Malhama or Armageddon.
- Gog and Magog
- Sunrise from West
- Beast of the Land
- Mountain of Gold
- Non-Muslims will Feast Upon Muslim Lands
- Tall buildings
- Sinking of the Earth (East)
- Sinking of the Earth (West)
- Jerusalem will flourish
- Collapse of the American dollar/Paper Currency
- Saudi Arabia in desolation, ruins
- Hajj will be abandoned
- Coming of Imam Mehdi
- 3rd Sinking in Arabia
- Fire from Yemen
Brief description of these events will be given ahead
List of the Signs AFTER Malhama (Armageddon, World War 3) in Expected Sequence
- World War 3
- Smoke (Dukhaan)
- Truce between Muslims and Rum
- 80 Enemies uniting under one flag
- Conquest of Constantinople
- Physical Appearance of Dajjal
- Descent of Hazrat Isa (AS)
- Ghazwa Hind
- Killing of Dajjal
- Christians will revert to Islam
- Peace upon the Earth
Again brief description of these events will be given ahead
Brief Description of the Events
Events Before Malhama
Gog and Magog
The Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj) have been described in detail in this article:
We can learn from this article that Gog and Magog have already been released somewhere during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Dajjal has been described to some detail in this article:
We can learn from this article that Dajjal has already been released from his chains and his 40 days have started. BUT he has not yet appeared physically so that we can see him. He will appear physically for his last 37 days on the Earth after the Malhama (see ahead).
Sunrise from the West
Some authors believe that this event has already occurred. It is very possibly meant to be a symbolic expression.
We know the meaning of the phrase “the empire on which the sun never sets” has been used with variations to describe certain global empires that were so extensive that there was always at least one part of their territory that was in daylight.
Here in the Ahadith the phrase ‘sunrise from the west’ most likely has the same symbolic meaning. And it means the rise of western power, economy, civilization, culture, science etc throughout the world. This we know has already taken place especially during the 20th century.
Daabatul Ardh (Beast of the Land)
Some scholars mention the ‘Beast of the Land’ to be another symbolic phrase. They say it may mean to be the state of Israel for its barbaric beast-like behavior not only on the people of Palestine & other Arabs, but its role in creating havoc, chaos and evil all around the world.
We all know the role of Israel in 9/11 event which helped in perpetuating the war in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places.
We also know the beast-like inhuman behavior of ISIS which was created by Israel etc.
In this sense, it is truly the ‘Beast of the Land’
This we know has already taken place. (This beast was born in 1948)
Mountain of Gold
“The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “The time is near when the River Euphrates will uncover a treasure/mountain of gold. Whosoever may be alive at that time, should not take anything of it.”
Another beautiful symbolic phrase ‘the mountain of gold’. To fully understand this phrase, one may need to read this article:
Another narration states: “The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil a mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die (in the fighting) and every man amongst them will say: ‘Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive (and thus possess the gold).’” [Sahih Muslim]
That mountain or treasure of gold is oil, which became the ‘Gold standard’ after this Petro-dollar agreement which has already taken place in 1973!
Non-Muslims will Feast Upon Muslim Lands
The prophet (peace be upon him) said in a hadith:
“Soon the nations will gather to take from you the same way you invite others to share from a feast!” A person asked the Prophet (peace be upon him): “Is that because we are small in our numbers?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) answered: “No! You will be many, like the foam on the sea, but you will be rubbish, like the rubbish carried down by the flood water. And certainly Allah will remove from the bosoms of your enemies the fear of you and into your bosoms He will cast enervation.” A person asked: “What is enervation?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “It is love of life and fear of death.” (Abu Dawud)
This has occurred and is still going on.
This is one of the ‘minor’ signs of the end times but several scholars consider it as a ‘major’ minor sign.
In a hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim, the Holy Prophet told us that “you shall see barefooted, naked, penniless shepherds vying in constructing high buildings.”
And this is happening today. The dumb brainless Arabs despite knowing this prophecy are carrying it out in reality, as if they were feeling proud to fulfill it!
After Burj Al-Khalifah in UAE, we are hearing of another one being constructed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and who knows where next.
There are many many other minor signs, which have been enlisted below.
First Sinking of the Earth (East)
This is mentioned in one of the major Hadith mentioned above.
In December 2004, a massive under-water ‘sinking’ of the ocean-bed in South-East Asia, brought about by an earthquake, spawned a Tsunami which caused more than a hundred thousand deaths, most of them in the faithfully Muslim province of Aceh in Indonesia.
Some scholars take that as the first sinking prophesied and this event has already occurred.
Second Sinking of the Earth (West)
It is now a fact that the city of New Orleans sank by some twenty feet (and is still sinking) before experiencing massive destruction in late August 2005 by floods provoked by hurricane Katrina, and therefore the world may have just witnessed the second of those three prophesied sinkings of the earth with precisely the same unforgettable drama that attended the first.
So this event has already occurred.
Jerusalem Will Flourish
This is a prophecy mentioned in one of the two major Ahadith mentioned near start of this blog. Some scholars believe that this event has already occurred or is currently happening. Slowly the transition from Pax Americana to Pax Judaica is taking place:
Jerusalem is thought to be by experts to become the capital of the ‘new world order.’
And President Elect Mr. Trump has announced to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel which will further stamp the flourishing of Jerusalem/Israel.
So this prophecy is also happening or it may mean that Jerusalem will continue to flourish even after the collapse of the American dollar (next).
Collapse of the American Dollar/Paper Currency
This is an event that has yet to occur but may occur within next 5-10 years. It is NOT among the prophecies of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), but has been mentioned to happen by Islamic scholars as well as Non-Muslim western experts.
With it, all the fraudulent paper currencies around the world will collapse. A total crash of markets around the world will take place and this time there will be little/no recovery. Sheikh Imran Hosein predicts peoples’ bank accounts may become emptied overnight. Electronic money may replace paper money by the Zionists. Panic, chaos and riots may ensue from the resulting inflation as well as loss of money from millions of people.
Martial loss may have to be imposed in several countries including the USA, which many US Non-Muslim experts are also anticipating and warning the people to be ready, for it may happen soon.
People keep on saying this is a conspiracy theory and that no such event will happen. Ask the experts and of course Allah knows best!
Madina & Saudi Arabia is in Forlorn Desolation, Ruins
This is a prophecy mentioned in the famous Hadith quoted above. Experts already know that the economic downfall of Saudi Arabia and other Arab gulf countries has already started.
The financial problem may be worsened by the economic crisis mentioned above.
‘State of desolation’ may also mean playing absolutely no role whatsoever in the affairs of either the world of Islam or the world at large and this is also becoming a truth as years go by.
The Arabs may also be afflicted by a plague (biological warfare?) prophesied in this Hadith:
“Narrated Auf bin Malik: I went to the Prophet during the Ghazwa of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, “Count six signs that indicate the approach of the Hour: my death, the conquest of Jerusalem, a plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep, the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one hundred Dinars, he will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no Arab house will escape, and then a Truce between you and Banu AlAsfar who will betray you and attack you under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve thousand soldiers.” (Sahih Bukhari)
The Arabs are doomed for the evil they are doing according to this Hadith:
Hazrat Zainab bint Jahsh (RA) reported that Allah’s apostle (PBUH), got up from sleep with a flushed red face and said:
“Woe be to the Arabs for the great evil that is approaching (them); the barrier of Gog and Magog has opened so much’. And Hazrat Sufyan (RA) made a sign of ten with the help of his hand (in order to indicate the width of the gap) and I said: ‘Allah’s Messenger, would we be perished in spite of the fact that there would be good people amongst us’? Thereupon he said: ‘Of course, but only when the evil predominates’.” (Sahih Bukhari & Muslim)
The Hajj will be Abandoned
Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26, Number 663:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (RA): The Prophet (PBUH) said “The people will continue performing the Hajj and ‘Umra to the Ka’ba even after the appearance of Gog and Magog.”
Narrated Shu’ba extra: The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till the Hajj (to the Ka’ba) is abandoned. (Sahih Bukhari)
The Hajj would pose a gigantic security threat to the present Saudi ruling elite when Israel assumes rule over the world.
Some say the abandonment may occur after the Malhama.
Coming of Imam Mehdi
The Coming of Imaam Mahdi is one of the signs of Qiyamah (Day of Resurrection) as is the belief of the Ahlus-Sunnah and he has yet to appear.
Abdullah ibn Mas’ood May Allah be pleased with him has reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “The world will not pass away before the Arabs are ruled by a man (referring to Mahdi) of my family whose name will be the same as mine.” (Abu Dawood)
Hazrat Umm Salama (RA) reported that the Prophet Peace PBUH said ”There shall be differences and intense dispute at the time of the death of a Khalifah. Then a man from the inhabitants of Madinah (referring to Imam Mahdi) will come out of the flee to Makkah (so that he does not get caught in the dispute and is not made the Khalifh). Some Makkans will come to him and take him out though he will be unwilling. They will then make him accept their Bayat between the Black Stone and the place of Ibrahim Peace and blessings be upon him. “ (Abu Dawood)
This predicted dispute will most likely be between the family members of the ruling Aali-Saud family of Abdul Aziz.
Imam Mehdi will come before Hazrat Isa (Jesus AS) as proved here:
Muslim’s report says: “… ‘And ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) will come down and their leader will say to him: ‘Come and lead us in prayer.’ But he will say: ‘No, one of them should lead the others in prayer, as a sign of honour from Allah to this ummah.’” Narrated by Muslim
So Hazrat ‘Eesa (AS) will follow the Mahdi in prayer, which indicates that Imam Mahdi will appear before Hazrat ‘Eesa AS.
It is surprising that some ‘scholars’ like Mr. Javed Ghamidi deny the coming of Imam Mehdi when his coming has been mentioned in several Ahadith and accepted by all four Imams of Ahli-Sunnah.
3rd Sinking of the Earth (Saudi Arabia)
“The news of his allegiance will quickly spread and thus an army from Syria will be sent to fight him. However no harm will come to Imam Mahdi nor his followers who will be supported by Allah. The earth will swallow up this army (third sinking) before it can get near to the Imam in a place called Baidah (a flat piece of land between Makkah and Madinah). When the people see and hear about this event the awliya (God fearing people) of Syria and Iraq will make Bayat (pledge) with him.” (Abu Dawood)
Fire from Yemen
This also has been mentioned in the famous hadith mentioning 10 signs. The final sign mentioned is the fire in Yemen which will cause people to return to their place of assembly. This fire may be in real or it may be symbolic, meaning a revolutionary march towards Arafat, Saudi Arabia (just like people of Syria and Iraq will come and make a pledge with Imam Mehdi).
The unprovoked attack on Yemen by Saudi Arabia may also mean to be the fire burning from Yemen mentioned in the Hadith
Major Signs of Malhama (Armageddon, World War 3) & After
Details of this have been described in this article:
As mentioned 99/100 combatants will die in this war, all over a mountain of gold i.e. oil. (See above)
A narration states: “The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil a mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die (in the fighting) and every man amongst them will say: ‘Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive (and thus possess the gold).’” [Sahih Muslim]
There have been interpretations of the meaning of smoke as one of the major 10 signs mentioned in the famous Hadith.
- There are several Ahadith in Sahih Bukhari that declare the sign of Dukhan (smoke) already appeared in the lifetime of the blessed Prophet.
- It may be an indication of the environmental pollution widely produced during the last century
- Finally Smoke may also indicate the smoke emissions after nuclear explosions which may appear after the Malhama. I take this as more correct. And Allah knows best
Truce Between Muslims & Rum (Orthodox Christians)
This has been described in detail in this article:
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) prophesied that Muslims will make an alliance with Rūm (modern day Russia) near THE end times, and it appears that Muslims now have a historic role to play in the fulfillment of that prophesy.
“You will make peace with the Romans (i.e. Christians / ‘Rum’) in a secure truce/alliance, and you and they will fight an enemy who is behind you, and you will be victorious”
(Hadith No. 4292, Book of the Great Battles, Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol. 4)
That enemy will most likely be Israel and NATO Allies
Reminds me of this article concerning Allepo, Syria and the wish for Muslims making a military alliance with Russia:
80 Nation Enemies uniting under one flag;
Most likely as a response to the alliance between Muslims and Rum (most likely Russians), 80 nations from NATO plus allies along with Israel will unite under one flag:
“It was narrated from ‘Awf bin Malik Al-Ashja’i that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “There will be a treaty between you and Banu Asfar, but they will betray you and will march against you with eighty banners, under each of which there will be twelve thousand troops.”
Reference: 4095 English reference: Vol. 1, Book 36, Hadith 4095 Arabic reference: Book 36, Hadith 4234 In-book reference: Book 36, Hadith 169 Grade: Sahih”
As we can see there are presently 28 member nations of NATO. An additional 22 countries participate in NATO’s Partnership for Peace program, with 15 other countries involved in institutionalized dialogue programmes (Wikipedia). This makes 65 plus Israel 66. Add to this 14 other ‘friendly’ countries of NATO to make up the 80 nations that will unite under one flag.
‘The treaty’ and ‘Betray you’ most likely mean the UN treaty, which they will betray by attacking first as they have always done in the past.
Conquest of Constantinople
The ensuing war between NATO nations and Muslims who have made alliance with Russians will result in the Conquest of Constantinople.
Details of this & explanation of why or how it has not occurred yet as wrongly believed by many Muslims have been mentioned in this article:
This will also mark the end of Israel and end of Pax Judaica (end of dominance of Israel as a world power)
Physical Appearance of Dajjal (Anti-Christ)
Now Dajjal, as a last resort to make falsehood/evil prevail over truth/peace, will himself physically appear on the Earth to finish off remaining of his 37 of the prophesied 40 days.
A lengthy hadith narrated by Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah, and ad-Dhiyaa’, attributed to Abu Umamah, reports that the Prophet of Allah (PBUH) said:
“There will be three hard years before the Dajjal (appears). During them, people will be stricken by a great famine. In the first year, Allah will command the sky to withhold a third of its rain, and the earth to withhold a third a third of its produce. In the second year, Allah will command the sky to withhold two thirds of its rain, and the earth to withhold two thirds of its produce. In the third year, Allah will command the sky to withhold all of its rain, and it will not rain a single drop of rain. He will command the earth to withhold all of its produce, and no plant will grow. All hoofed animals will perish, except that which Allah wills.” He (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam) was asked, ‘What sustains people during that time?’ He said, “Tahlil, takbir and tahmid (Saying, la ilaha ill Allah, Allahu Akbar and alhamdulillah). This will sustain them just as food does.” [Sahih Al-Jami` as-Saghir, no. 7875]
Descent of Hazrat Isa (AS)
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: “In the meantime, while the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) will be busy doing this and this, Allah will send down the Messiah son of Mary (Jesus AS). He will descend in the eastern part of Damascus, near the white minaret (tower), dressed in the two yellowish garments, with his hands resting on the arms of two angels. When he will bend down his head, water drops will appear trickling down, and when he will raise it, it will appear as though pearl-like drops are rolling down. Any disbeliever whom the air of his breath reaches, and it will reach up to the last limit of his sight, will fall dead. (Sahih Muslim)
He will pray behind Imam Mehdi as mentioned in another Hadith above.
Although it is believed that Pakistan, India and possibly Afghanistan & Bangladesh will be terribly affected by the Malhama, an ‘army’ of pious brave Muslims will survive to take part in the prophesied Ghazwa Hind:
Narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA), the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
“One of your Battalion will fight in Hind (India), Allah will give success to them to the level that they (Mujahideen) will enchain their (Hindu) rulers with clutches, and Allah will forgive sins of these warriors and when they return they will find Hazrat Eesa (AS) in Damascus.” (Naeem bin Hammad quoted this Hadees in his book ‘Kitab Al Fitan’, Ishaq bin Rahuya(R) also quoted this Hadees in his ‘Masnad’)
Whether one calls it Ghazwa-e-Hind or something else, a final decisive battle between Muslims and Hindus will most likely take place near end of times:
Holy Prophet (PBUH) Told Hazrat Suban (RA):
“Two groups in my Ummah will be freed by Allah from hell fire, One which will conquer India and the other which will be with Hazrat Esa (AS).” (Masnad Imam Ahmad, Imam Nisai, Imam Behqi, Ibn Kaseer’s Bidayah wa Nihayah)
Killing of Dajjal
“Then, the son of Mary will go in pursuit of the Dajjal, and will overtake him at the gate of Lud (a city 13 miles east of Tel Aviv, Israel), and will kill him.” -Sahih Muslim
This clearly implies that Hazrat Isa (AS) will kill Dajjal. Again it is surprising that ‘scholars’ like Mr. Ghamdi deny the coming of Hazrat Isa (AS).
Jews will Hide behind Stones and Trees
After the death of their leader (Dajjal), the Zionist Jews will be completely helpless and will run and/or start to hide behind trees and stones as mentioned in this famous Hadith:
“Hazrat Abu Huraira RA reported Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.”
Christians will revert to Islam
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has given the details of the acts which shall be accomplished by Hazrat Esa AS after his descent, as Imam Bukhari has narrated upon the authority of Abu Hurayrahh, that the prophet Muhammad pbuh said,
“By Him in Who’s hands my soul rests, surely Jesus, Son of Maryam (Mary) will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind judiciously, by the law of the Quran, as an honest ruler. He will break the cross, kill the pig and abolish jizya. Money will abound in such excess that no one will wish to accept it. A single prostration to Allah, in prayer, will be better than the whole world and all it contains.”
Hazrat Abu Hurayrah, the narrator, added, “If you wish, you can recite this verse from the Holy Quran :” “And there is none of the people of the book, but must believe in him (i.e. Jesus as an apostle of Allah and a human being), before his death, and on the Day of Judgement, he will be a witness against them.” Quran 4/159
After killing Dajjal, Hazrat Esa AS will turn towards the Christians and correct them of their misguided notions which stemmed from the beliefs of trinity, crucifixion and expiation. A human among humans, his physique will refute the dogmas of trinity, divinity, the cross and atonement. With a living Masih (AS) around and spurious beliefs negated, the Christians shall pray to Allah for forgiveness. Naturally, they will all embrace Islam and destroy all the ‘crosses’.
Finally Peace Will Prevail Upon Earth
Hazrat Esa AS will live for several years. He will marry and have children and then die. He will rule according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah as an Ummati of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Once again the Quran and Sunnah will govern the people. Islam will gain an upper hand and will be firmly established in the land. The oppression, tyranny, and darkness that prevailed all over the globe will be replaced with justice, peace and equity.
The smile, which was long forgotten, will be restored on the Muslim faces and the inhabitants of the Heaven and Earth will be pleased with him. Everybody will be happy to the extent that even birds an wild animals will rejoice in his rule. Heaven will end rain profusely, livestock will be in abundance, land will become fertile, the earth will become green and sprout with abundant fruit and vegetation.
The above content has been taken from various hadith, which can be found in Abu-Daud and from the hadith narrated by Abu-Saeed al-Khudri in Musnad Ahmad.
List of Some of the Important ‘Minor’ Signs
All of the following minor signs have already taken place. There are references from Ahadith available for each of these events which can be checked up:
Slave woman gives birth to her mistress
People having sex in public
Mosques will be decorated
Trust, worthiness will disappear
Increase in Harj (killing, and not knowing why)
Increase in use of Riba (no one will escape the dust of Riba)
Person will pass by grave and wish he was there
Increase in Musical Instruments (And People will insist it is lawful)
Increase in sexual promiscuity
Women will be naked despite being dressed
Worst and most evil ignorant people will become leaders
Men will wear silk
Keep hold on to Deen will be like holding on to hot coal
2 Muslim factions will fight each other
Knowledge will be taken away
Wine/intoxicants consumed in large quantities
Earthquakes will increase
Earning haram or halal will not matter
Increase in idolatry and other forms of shirk
And Allah knows best!