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Bedouins competing in buildings, a sign of Qiyamah

Is there a Hadith on the signs of Qiyamah in which it is mentioned that Bedouins will build high buildings?


In the famous Hadith known as Hadith Jibril, Jibril (‘alayhis salam) had asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) a few questions in the presence of Sahabah, with the intention of teaching the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) a few issues pertaining to Din.

One of the questions that Jibril (‘alayhis salam) posed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was, ‘Inform me of the signs of Qiyamah’.

In response, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“…And you will see barefoot  naked poor shepherds/Bedouins vying with one another in the construction of buildings…”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1)

‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) explains:

“The poor people of the Deserts will suddenly become wealthy and begin boasting about their buildings”

(Al Minhaj)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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