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According to Islamic view, Isa (Jesus) son of Mary, was a prophet and messenger of ALLAH. It is believed that Jesus was not crucified; instead he was raised bodily. According to many hadith and believed by each and every Muslim, he will return to Earth. At the time appointed by Allah, Jesus will physically return to this world and aid the Mahdi. According to some sects of Shia Islam, the Mahdi also descends. He will break the cross, kill the swine, slaughter the Dajjal and end all wars, ushering in an era of peace. The messianic era comes after Jesus kills ad-Dajjal, the false messiah antichrist figure in Islam, and defeats his followers.

The Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj

During the reign of Hadhrat Isa people will live an extremely peaceful life filled with prosperity and abundance. Then the wall which imprisons Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj will break and they will surge forth in large numbers. There is much debate about the time of release of Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj. Some Islamic scholars like Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein believe that the wall containing the Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj has been brought down during the lifetime of Mohammed. This is supported by evidence from the sayings of Mohammed where he mentions that "a hole has been made in the wall containing the Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj", indicating the size of the hole with his thumb and index finger.

Ya'jooj and Majooj

According to some interpreters of these Quranic verses, Ya'jooj and Majooj are human beings and according to a narration they are from the progeny of Yafith ibn Nooh. Zul Qarnain who was a pious and just Ruler, travelled to many lands, once he came across a tribe of people who complained to him about the tribes of Ya'jooj and Majooj which inhabited the land behind two huge mountains and often emerged from behind these mountains to perpetrate acts of anarchy and plunder among them. With the material strength at his disposal, Zul Qarnain enlisted their physical labor and set about erecting a high wall between the two mountains. In this manner Ya'jooj and Majooj are unable to scale the wall, or cross it, except when it is the will of Allah.

The beast

Like the Bible, Qur'an tells about the beast of earth

We shall produce from the earth a Beast to (face) them: he will speak to them, for that
"mankind did not believe with assurance in our Signs."
(Quran 27:82)


A fundamental tenet of Islam is belief in the day of resurrection, Qiyamah. The trials and tribulations of Qiyamah are explained in both the Qur'an and the Hadith, as well as in the commentaries of Islamic scholars such as al-Ghazali, Ibn Kathir, and Muhammad al-Bukhari.

Muslims believe that God will hold every human, Muslim and non-Muslim, accountable for his or her deeds at a preordained time unknown to man.[2] The archangel Israfil, will sound a horn sending out a "blast of truth". Traditions say Muhammad will be the first to be brought back to life.[3]

Bodily resurrection is much insisted upon in the Qur'an, which challenges the Pre-Islamic Arabian concept of death.[4] Resurrection is followed by judgement of all souls. According to the Qur'an, sins that can consign someone to hell include lying, dishonesty, corruption, ignoring God or God's revelations, denying the resurrection, refusing to feed the poor, indulgence in opulence and ostentation, the economic exploitation of others, and social oppression.[5]

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