Narrations on the lifespan of the earth

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What is the status of the narrations which state that the lifespan of the earth is six thousand/seven thousand years and we are currently in the last thousand?



‘Allamah ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah (rahimahullah) has declared these narrations a fabrication.

The knowledge of Qiyamah is known to Allah Ta’ala alone as established through several verses of the Holy Quran. Were these narrations authentic, the date of Qiyamah would be known to all.

(Al Manarul Munif, Hadith: 142. Also see: Lamahat Min Tarikhis Sunnah, pg. 249)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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