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  1. What war is this referring to?

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  2. history told as prophecy

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  3. Yes, it’s very interesting!
    This hadith is in Sunan Abu Dawad. He mentioned it in under the chapter of great battles at the (end of time).
    This hadith seemingly is talking about the great battle between muslims and christians at the end of time. In fact, there are many hadiths about that. Generally speaking, Al Shaam will play a big role at the end of time.

    I will write some notes about that later insha’ Allah.

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  4. Give Glad tidings to the people of Ghouta!
    Allah is preparing us for final battle!!

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  5. Here’re some points about (Al Shaam)

    Al Shaam in the language of Arabs is not only Syria. It’s Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, and some part of northen of Saudi Arabia.
    The term ( Al Shaam) literally means “land on the left-hand”, relative to someone in the Hejaz facing east (Yaman (Arabic: يَـمَـن‎) correspondingly means “land of the right hand”, And here you can see the centrality of Mecca before Islam from the history of the preserved Arabic language itself through the historical names of places.

    Ok… What about ( Al Shaam)? The land is a blessed land according to Qur’an in many verses. Moreover, the preheat ﷺ prayed for that land in the famous hadith in Bukhari “O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen.”

    *ًWhat about its role at the end of time?
    There are many hadiths narrated by many Sahabah including Abdullah ibn of Masud, Abu Darda, A’ouf ibn Malik, Ibn Hawalah, Abu Hurirah, Mu’awayih, and others that there will be a great battle between muslims and christians at Al Shaam ( Syria). The result will be a victory for muslims, yet with great casualties among muslims .These battle will occur seemingly after when both Muslims and christians would’ve allied and fought against a shared enemy.

    One of these many hadith is this hadith in Sahih Muslim.
    “Once there blew a red storm in Kufah that there came a person who had nothing to say but (these words): `Abdullah b. Mas`ud, the Last Hour has come. He (`Abdullah b. Mas`ud) was sitting reclining against something, and he said: The Last Hour would not come until shares of inheritance are not distributed and there is no rejoicing over spoils of war. Then he said pointing towards Syria, with the gesture of his hand like this: The enemy shall muster strength against Muslims and the Muslims will muster strength against them (Syrians). I said: You mean Rome? And he said: Yes.”

    Also, we know that Jesus will descend at the white minaret to the east of Damascus according to the authentic hadith in Sahih Muslim.

    *Is it important to know these hadiths about the end of time ?
    Yes it’s very important because there are instructions from the prophet ﷺ which are very crucial to save your faith.
    For example these hadiths about the (Antichrist) in Sahih Muslim
    The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) mentioned the Dajjal (Antichrist) saying: If he comes forth while I am among you I shall be the one who will dispute with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth when I am not among you, a man must dispute on his own behalf, and Allah will take my place in looking after every Muslim. Those of you who live up to his time should recite over him the opening verses of Surat al – Kahf, for they are your protection from his trial”

    The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever commits to memory the first ten Ayat of the Surat Al-Kahf, will be protected from Fitnah (the trial/test of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).”

    And this hadith about Euphrates river
    Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
    The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil the 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.”‘
    Another narration is: “The time is near when the River Euphrates will dry up to unveil a treasure of gold. Whosoever may be alive at that time, should not take anything of it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

    *How to approach these hadiths?
    It’s very important to study these hadiths under a scholar because many hadiths could be not clear or they could be weak ones. Also, you should NOT apply any hadith for a certain event/situation.
    It’s a very dangerous step. Muslims have to be very careful in this regard.
    You know hadiths of Al Mahdi, which most of them are weak. These hadiths have made many shaking events in the Islamic history because an X person had applied them to his very wrong view.
    For example, Juhayman al-Otaybi and his invasion to Al Masjid Al Harram in 1979.
    He was assuming that Al Mahdi was with him, and Al Mahdi has to take Bya’ah between 2 corners of Ka’abah while that hadith is very weak! It’s not authentic hadith!
    In fact, all hadiths containing this term (Mahdi) are weak according to some hadith scholars. Therefore, Ibn Khaldon rejected almost all hadiths of Al Mahdi. And I think Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal said something about that the best narration about ” Al Mahdi ” is a narration by Ibn Abbas not from the prophet even, and even in that narration was from the prophet, there’s no the term (Al mahdi).
    Also, when the prophet ﷺ says something about an event in the future, that doesn’t mean we have to make it.
    If it’s a prophecy, then it will happen whether you like that or not.
    The crazy evangelicals and like ISIS want to make the prophecy be fulfilled forcibly. No! This is very stupid.

    *As muslims we don’t have the concept of (waiting). What do I mean by that?
    You know that christians, Jews, and even Twelver Shia have the concept of (waiting) to be saved or to live a utopian life. Those people ( i.e. christians, jews,Twelver Shia) and according to their religious texts and literature have to stop their religion till the savior comes. Therefore, Paul in christianity was more than willing to be under any pagan authority since the savior will come. In Judaism, jews rejected Jesus for they had believed that Messiah had to save them first to believe in him ( i.e. they just need to relax and wait for these things to happen).
    Twelver Shia have canceled the obligatory of Jum’ah prayer and the concept of Jihad because that is for Mahdi only to do asa leader. In sum, these three beliefs teach that it’s ok to be a butt for anyone to kick you till the savior comes to save you.

    In contrast, in Islam we do not have this notion of (waiting). Yes the prophet ﷺ said that Jesus will descend to earth, but that doesn’t mean we are going wait him to practice our religion. We have to do what Allah has commanded us because our religion is already a complete one. And When Jesus will descend, don’t ever think that you will be sitting & relaxing. No! There’ll be a fight with Jesus against the enemy of Islam. This life as whole is a trial, and the reward will be hereafter.

    The irony here is that christians and Jews have disbelieved in their beliefs through zionism and crusader wars. Twelver Shia as well have disbelieved in their belief by creating a new system called( Welayat Al faqeeh), yet some stupid muslims are still with the concept of waiting while we don’t have this concept in our religion in the first place.
    If Saladin had had this notion of waiting, he would’ve not liberated Jerusalem from the crusaders.
    He could have said easily we are at the end of time, let’s just wait for Jesus to come.

    Finally, I pray to Allah to protect our brothers in Al Shaam, and I ask Him to protect our faith.

    Allah knows best.

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