The Major And Minor Signs Of The Day Of Judgement by Shaykh Yusuf al-Nabhani
About the book :
“Know that I have summarised this work, with some additional attributions, to the writer of the book al-Isha’ah li-Ashrat al-Sa’aht (Divulging the Conditions of the Hour), authored by the erudite scholar al-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Abd ar’ Rasul al-Hasani al-Barzanji al-Madani. He passed away in the year 1103 Hijri/1691 Common Era. This is one of the most precious books to be authored on this [matter]. I followed it [a quote] with what was transmitted in the book al-Yawaqit al-Jawahir of Imam al-Sha’rani, may Allah be pleased with them.”—Shaykh Yusuf Al-Nabahani.
Allah (the Exalted) says, “The Hour draws near” – (al-Qur’an 54:1), which refers to the Day of Judgement. The Prophet, may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him, said, whilst pointing with his index and middle fingers, “The time of my advent and the Hour are like these two fingers” (Al-Bukhari). The Prophet, may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him, enumerated numerous “signs” (‘alamat or ashrat), both “major” (kubra) and “minor” (sughra), that herald the Hour, and encouraged preparing for it with good deeds. Accordingly, Islamic scholars, through the generations, have collected and transmitted these narrations.
These signs include the spread of societal corruption of various kinds, as well as the emergence of the Imposter (Dajjal) and the righteous leader called the Mahdi, upon him be peace, the return of ‘Isa, upon him be peace, and the various stirring natural events (such as earthquakes, land cave-ins, high winds and fierce fire, and the rising of the sun from the west) which lead to the gathering of humanity for the Day of Judgement.