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    Do Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj exist at the present time, and is the barrier real?

    Question:


    Assalamu Alaikum
    My question is regarding the tribes of Yajoog and Majoog. I understand that they are huge in number, are plunderers and are destined for hell fire.
    My question is do they still exist? If they do, are they confined within the wall erected by Zul Qarnain? Is this wall(doorway) imaginary or physical(made of metal)?
    Wa Jazakallahi Khairan

    Answer:

    Praise be to Allaah.

    There is no doubt that Yajooj and Majooj are two huge nations of the sons of Adam. Anyone who reads the story of Dhul-Qarnayn and how he dealt with this nation in Soorat al-Kahf will know for sure that they exist and that the barrier which was built is not metaphorical or imaginary, but is a physical barrier built of iron and melted copper. The basic principle is that we should take this Quranic text as it is, without resorting to any kind of misinterpretation or trying to twist the intended meaning. The Quraan has told us how the barrier was built and what materials were used, so it is not right to say that it is a metaphorical or imaginary barrier. In Soorat al-Kahf, Allaah has told us the story of the Muslim king and the great leader Dhul-Qarnayn (may Allaah have mercy on him):

    Until, when he reached between two mountains, he found, before (near) them, a people who scarcely understood a word.

    They said, O Dhul-Qarnayn! Verily! Yajooj and Majooj are doing great mischief in the land. Shall we then pay you a tribute in order that you might erect a barrier between us and them?

    He said: That (wealth, authority and power) in which my Lord has established me is better (than your tribute). So help me with strength (of men), I will erect between you and them a barrier.

    Give me pieces (blocks) of iron, then, when he had filled up the gap between the two mountain-cliffs, he said, Blow, till when he had made it (red as) fire, he said, Bring me molten copper to pour over it.

    So they [Yajooj and Majooj] were made powerless to scale it or dig through it.

    (Dhul-Qarnayn) said: This is a mercy from my Lord, but when the Promise of my Lord comes, He shall level it down to the ground. And the Promise of my Lord is ever true.
    [al-Kahf 18:93-98]

    What indicates that these nations exist at present, and indeed are attempting on a daily basis to get out and attack people, is the hadeeth reported by Ibn Maajah with a saheeh isnad from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that Yajooj and Majooj are digging every day until they can almost see sunlight, then the one who is in charge of them says, Go back, we will dig again tomorrow. Then Allaah restores (the barrier) and makes it stronger than it was. (This will continue) until the appointed time. When Allaah wishes to send them against the people, they will dig until they can almost see sunlight, then the one who is in charge of them will say, Go back, we will dig again tomorrow, in sha Allah. This time he will say in sha Allah, so when they come back (the next day), they will find it as they left it, so they will dig their way out and emerge to attack the people. They will dry up water (by drinking it, because of their great numbers), and the people will seek to protect themselves from them in their fortresses. They will fire their arrows into the sky, and the arrows will come back down covered in blood (as a test for them), and they will say, We have defeated the people of the earth and have gained the upper hand over the people of heaven. Then Allaah will send worms on the napes of their necks, which will kill them. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: By the One in Whose hand is my soul, the beasts of the earth will grow fat from their flesh. (Saheeh Ibn Maajah, 3298)

    Umm Habeebah bint Abi Sufyaan reported from Zaynab bint Jahsh (may Allaah be pleased with them) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) entered upon her in an agitated state and said, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, woe to the Arabs from an evil that has approached! Today a hole like this has been opened in the barrier of Yajooj and Majooj, and he made a circle with his thumb and forefinger. Zaynab bint Jahsh said: I said, O Messenger of Allaah, will we be destroyed even though there are righteous people among us? He said, Yes, if evil becomes overwhelming. (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3097).

    And Allaah knows best.

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    #2
    The wall made of all these metals that Qarnain built I think is for real and not metaphorical. Satelite imagery won't reveal anything till HE wills it. The world is vast, we haven't discovered many places such as the jungles, the mountains the depths of the ocean. Its hidden somewhere and will be found soon enough when Allah wills. Hopefully, I won't be around when this wall is uncovered.

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      #3
      How is it that Yog and Magog are still alive after so many thousands of years ?

      How can they have such a long life ?

      Are they humans, jinns, or angels ?

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        #4
        Originally posted by a1shah:
        How is it that Yog and Magog are still alive after so many thousands of years ?
        Breeding?

        Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
        Al-Ghazali

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          #5
          Dunno.

          Where do they get their sustenance ?

          What's the theory ?

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            #6
            thanz 4 sharing Saadia

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              #7
              Yajooj majooj=mongols....barrier great wall of china...held them back for 1000 years but they overcame it and almost wiped out china europe and the islamic civilisation. At the time they were thought to be demons from another world.

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                #8
                Thap,

                The great wall of China was not built of iron and metal copper.

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                  #9
                  In parts yes and the Chinese were years ahead in such smelting. Besides allegorically; Iron=hard copper=ornate and the great wall is both. Built around 300AD and kept the northern 'savages'at bay until the C13th century. Too many similarities to deny Yajooj Majooj may have come and gone in the shape of the 'Golden Mongol Horde'.

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                    #10
                    I have to agree with Thap on this..

                    There are many indications of other events in Quraan which have already taken place. I remember reading a fair detail on the subject a few years back.. unfortunately i do not remember the name of book itself.

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                      #11
                      Well around the 13th Century, the Mongols did surge forth, capture the Muslim world from Persia to the borders of Egpyt, behead the Caliph, burn nearly all of the work of Islamic scholars in Baghdad and sack the capital of the Muslim world, and completely wrecked the irrigation system in Iraq, turning Iraq from a fertile land into the desert it is today......
                      Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
                      Al-Ghazali

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