I have seen the following hadith mentioned on many websites relating to the End of Time, and I wondered if you could confim its authenticity, as many Muslims online have doubted if it is actually a true hadith. The referecne is at the end of the narration:
Abu Hurayrah (RA) said:
“‘The war of the end of time is the war of the world. There will be a third war after two great wars in which many are killed. He who will light the fires of the second world war will be known as the ‘Great Leader’. 1300 years after the Hijra, count a few decades (1880s). At that time, the Greek King wants to wage a war against the entire world. Meanwhile, Allah commands the war for that man. A short while later, that is, in two decades, a man whose name is associated with a cat name from the German lands (Hitler?), appears as a scourge on the Romans. He starts to bother people and wants to hold control over the world. He wages war against the entire world, both the warm and cold lands. After years filled with severe war fires, he meets Allah’s punishment. Then, he is killed as the Russian’s mystery. Count five or six or seven or eight decades after 1300 of Hijra (1930-40-50- 60). At that time, a man called “Nasser” rules Egypt. Arabs call him “succa-ul
Arab”, the “brave of the Arabs.” Allah despises him twice, once in a war, and then in another one. That “Nasser” can never attain victory. Upon this, Allah, the Lord of the House, makes a dark-colored person (Sadat?), whose father is more enlightened than himself, the leader of the Egyptian people and the Arab nation. But, he makes an agreement with the thieves of the Masjid al-Aqsa. Then a cruel man appears in Iraq, which is located in the Damascus region. This man, with a slight injury in his eye, is a Sufyaani. His name comes from confrontation (Saddam?), and he is confrontational against his opponents. All the world gathers for him in small Kut, the region to which he came previously because he was deceived. There is no good in that Sufyaani except with Islam and he is both good and bad…..and woe to he who betrays the trustworthy Mahdi. Count two or three decades after the year/decade of Hijri 1400 (1999, 2008). At that time, the Mahdi emerges. He fights the whole world and both the ones who have gone astray (Christians) and the ones who have earned Allah’s anger (Jews) join against him with the hypocrites in the land of Isra and Miraj at Mount Megiddo. And there comes out against him the Queen of the world and deception, an adulteress called (America!), who incites the world to deviation and infidelity.. .and the Jews of the world at that time would have the upper hand , ruling Quds and the holy city. And all nations come to fight by sea and air except those in the land of extreme cold and the land of extreme heat. And the Mahdi sees that all the world does plot against him, but he also sees that Allah’s plan is stronger than all, and he sees that the World belongs to Allah and to Him it will return, and that the World is but a tree that Allah wills him to rule from its roots to its branches… and Allah throws down on them (unbelievers) with a disastrous punishment, burning their lands and seas and skies. And the sky rains down a harmful shower, with the people of the Earth cursing the infidels, and Allah wills the defeat of the unbelievers. “
(Asmal Masalik Lieyyam Mahdiyy Maliki Li Kull-id Dunya Biemrillah-il Malik (“The Best ways to know the time of the Mahdi, King of the World, by Allah’s command”), Qalda bin Zayd, p. 216)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Ask yourself the following questions,
- Did Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu know Germany? ,
- Did he know America? ,
- Did he know about the Second World War? ,
- Did he know Saddam? ,
- Did he know Sadat? ,
- Did he know Nasser?
How then could Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu narrate places and names he did not know?
The fallacy of such a narration is obvious.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.