Signs of the Sugra Apocalypse – All living things will die, both old people, adults, young people, children, even babies can die at any time. However, no one knows when death will come. Eventually everyone in the world will die, no one will live forever. This event is called the end of days or what can be called doomsday.
Just like death, no one can guess or predict when the end of the world will occur. Even if that person possessed extraordinary intelligence, the doomsday event would never know when the time would come.
So we must prepare ourselves to face it, it is good deeds in life that will save us all from the pain of the doomsday. Judgment Day or the end of time in Islam is the culmination of all life on this earth in the destruction of the universe and its contents, including humans and other creatures.
No creature can escape the apocalypse. Muslims must believe in the Day of Judgment as a sign of their faith in Allah SWT. Even those beings who do not have faith and do not keep the commandments and commit many sins without being able to repent in life, will suffer after the Day of Judgment, when they will be cast into the fires of hell.
There are many verses in the Qur’an that explain the coming of the end of this world, one of which is Al-Hajj in the Qur’an verse 7 which reads:
“Surely the Day of Judgment will come, there is not the slightest doubt about it. Indeed, Allah will resurrect whoever is in the grave.
Believing in Allah also means believing in all events that occur according to Allah’s will, such as the apocalypse. In Islam, Judgment Day is divided into two parts, namely Sugra Doomsday and Kubra Doomsday. Sugra’s apocalypse is a minor apocalypse while Kubra’s apocalypse is a major apocalypse.
This article will discuss, what are the signs of the Sugra doomsday? Before the Kubra doomsday comes, there will be signs of a sugra apocalypse that starts the event. We will first discuss what is the meaning of the Sugra Apocalypse in an Islamic perspective? Let’s see the explanation!
Meaning of the Sugra Apocalypse
The Sugra apocalypse is also known as the minor apocalypse. This is the kind of apocalypse that can be experienced in everyday life. Sugra’s Doomsday can be seen from signs such as natural destruction, human death and others.
Regarding the function of the Sugra Judgment, so that Muslims always remember and draw closer to Allah SWT, the Creator of Nature. Because when disaster strikes, we pray and ask Allah SWT for help.
Arsikum Al Masyhudi said in the book Ten Major Events Before the Doomsday of Kubra, Sugra Doomsday is the death of creatures, such as the death of people and others.
“ When someone dies, it is religiously said that the Day of Judgment has come, which is the minor Judgment Day. In this case the officers and enforcers are the Angel Azrael,” explained Arsikum .
Apart from that, said Arsikum, the occurrence of disasters such as wars, earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters also includes a sugra apocalypse, or a small apocalypse. The argument for the existence of the Day of Judgment is the word of Allah SWT in Surah Ar Rahman verses 26-27. He said:
كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍۖ وَّيَبْقٰى وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلٰلِ وَالْاِكْرَامِۚ٢٦
Meaning: “All that is on it (earth) will perish. (However,) the face (substance) of your Lord which has greatness and glory remains eternal.”
Furthermore, Allah SWT says in Surat Ali Imran, verse 185:
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَاۤىِٕقَةُ الْمَوْتِۗ وَاِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ اُجُوْرَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيٰمَةِ ۗ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَاُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ ۗ وَمَا الْحَيٰوةُ الدُّنْيَآ اِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُوْرِ
Meaning : “Every soul shall taste death. Only on the Day of Judgment will your reward be given in full. Who is kept away from hell and put into heaven, indeed he gains victory. The life of the world is but a deceptive pleasure.”
In addition to the above, the arguments that explain the Day of Judgment in the Qur’an verses 51-52 of Surah Al-Araf explain the Day of Judgment as follows.
وَنَادَىٰ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ أَنْ أَفِيضُوا عَلَيْنَا مِنَ الْمَاءِ أَوْ مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ قَالُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ حَرَّمَهُمَا عَلَى الْكَافِرِين
Wa naadaaa Ashaabun Naari Ashaabal jannati an afiiduu ‘alainaa minal maa’i aw mimma razaqakumul laah; qooluu innal laaha harrama humaa ‘alal kaafiriin
Meaning: And the inhabitants of hell call on the inhabitants of heaven: “Give us a little water or food that Allah has given you sustenance”. They (the inhabitants of heaven) replied: “Surely Allah has forbidden both of them to the disbelievers.” (QS Al-Araf: 51).
الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا دِينَهُمْ لَهْوًا وَلَعِبًا وَغَرَّتْهُمُ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا ۚ فَالْيَوْمَ نَنْسَاهُمْ كَمَا نَسُوا لِقَاءَ يَوْمِهِمْ هَٰذَا وَمَا كَانُوا بِآيَاتِنَا يَجْحَدُونَ
Allaziinat takhazuu diinahu lahwanw wa la’i-banw wa gharrat humul hayaatud dunyaa; fal Yawma nnannsaahum kamaa nasuu liqooa’a Yawmihim haazaa wa maa kaanuu bi aayaatinaa yajhaduun
Meaning: “(That is) people who make their religion as a joke and a joke, and the life of the world has deceived them”. So on this day (of Judgment), We will forget them as they forgot their meeting with this day, and (as) they always deny Our signs.” (QS Al-Araf: 52).
In the hadith of Bukhari’s story it is also written Doomsday. Here is a hadith:
“If one of you dies, then his seat is shown to him in the morning and evening. If he is a member of heaven, then he will clearly see the image of himself as a member of hell. It was said to him, “This is your seat until Allah raises you up on the Day of Resurrection” . (Narrated by Bukhari).
Examples of Sugra Doomsday Signs
The following is an example of the signs of a Sugra apocalypse or a minor apocalypse:
1. Increasing Stupidity in Life
Another sign of doomsday is the death of the scholars and the spread of ignorance. Withdrawal of information occurs with the death of the clergy. He stated in the hadith of ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-‘Ash Radhiyallahu Anhuma, “I heard the Messenger of Allah Shallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam say:
إِنَّ اللهَ لاَ يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ انْتِزَاعًا يَنْتَزِعُهُ مِنَ الْعِبَادِ، وَلَكِنْ يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ بِقَبْضِ الْعُلَمَاءِ حَتَّـى إِذَا لَمْ يَبْقَ عَالِمًا اتَّخَذَ النَّاسُ رُءُوسًا جُهَّالاً فَسُئِلُوا، فَأَفْتَوْا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ فَضَلُّوا وَأَضَلُّوا.
Meaning: “Indeed, Allah does not remove knowledge from the servants all at once, but Allah removes knowledge by leaving the scholars.
Until there are no more scholars, people will recognize themselves as leaders. Then they are asked, then they give a fatwa without knowing it, then they go astray and lead other people astray.”
Moreover, explained in Ash Shahihain by Anas bin Malik Radhiyallahu anhu, he said:
Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said:
مِنْ أَشْرَاطِ السَّاعَةِ أَنْ يُرْفَعَ الْعِلْمُ وَيَثْبُتَ الْجَهْلُ .
Meaning: “Among the signs of the Last Hour is the loss of knowledge and the spread of ignorance.”
Not only that, Al-Bukhari narrated from Shaqiq, he said:
“I was with ‘Abdullah and Abu Musa, both of them said, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said:
Meaning: “Surely before the Day of Judgment there will be several days when ignorance descends and knowledge is removed.”
2. Riba Riba
The Prophet also once said that increasingly widespread usury is a sign of the approach of the Sugra Doomsday.
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ يَأْكُلُونَ الرِّبَا فَمَنْ لَمْ يَأْكُلْهُ أَصَابَهُ مِنْ غُبَارِ
Meaning: “Indeed there will come to mankind a time in which no one among them but eats usury.”
If he doesn’t eat it, at least he gets dust on it, “(Narrated by Nasai, no. 4455, but al-Albani considers it dhaif).
Even though the hadith about usury above is a weak hadith, the meaning it contains is true and the time has come.
In fact, the danger of usury is terrible. Their situation is because they state (opinion) that buying and selling is the same as usury.
Whereas Allah has justified buying and selling and forbidding usury. Those who are prohibited from their Lord then stop (taking usury), then for him what he took before (before the prohibition came); and his business is with Allah.
“People who return (take usury), then that person is the inhabitants of hell; they live in it. ” (Surah Al Baqarah: 275)
3. Women Dressed But Naked
The first sign of Sugra’s Apocalypse will be some women wearing clothes but still looking naked. The clothes in question are mini clothes worn by women. When women wear such clothes, they reveal their shape, so they also appear naked. In this case Rasulullah saw. mentioned in a hadith narrated by Muslim:
حَدَّثَنِي زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صِنْفَان مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ لَمْ أَرَهُمَا قَوْمٌ مَعَهُمْ سِيَاطٌ كَأَذْنَابِ الْبَقَرِ يَضْرِبُونَ بِهَا النَّاسَ وَنِسَاءٌ كَاسِيَاتٌ عَارِيَاتٌ مُمِيلَاتٌ مَائِلَاتٌ رُءُوسُهُنَّ كَأَسْنِمَةِ الْبُخْتِ الْمَائِلَةِ لَا يَدْخُلْنَ الْجَنَّةَ وَلَا يَجِدْنَ رِيحَهَا وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا لَيُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ كَذَا وَكَذَا.
Meaning: “There are two kinds of inhabitants of hell that I have never seen. Namely those who carry whips like the tails of oxen with which they whip people and women who are clothed but naked, who sway and make others sway, their heads are like the tilted humps of camels, they will not enter Paradise and will not smell it, even though the smell of heaven can be smelled from such and such a distance.” (HR Muslim, Al-Libas waz-Zinah).
4. The End of Someone’s Life (Died)
The end of the life of every living being contains an apocalypse within the Sugra apocalypse. The small apocalypse that occurs in the course of human life is all part of trials and tribulations. As in his words:
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ ٱلْمَوْتِ ۗ وَنَبْلُوكُم بِٱلشَّرِّ وَٱلْخَيْرِ فِتْنَاًً ۖ وَإِلَيْ
“Kullu nafsin żā`iqatul-maụt, wa nablụkum bisy-syarri wal-khairi slander, wa ilainā turja’ụn.”
Meaning: “Every soul will taste death. We will test you with bad and good as a (true) ordeal. And to Us you will be returned.” (QS. Al-Anbiya Verse 35)
A person’s life in the new world (in the grave or in the hereafter) is very dependent on his actions in this world. If good, then the return is also good and vice versa.
5. The Number of Trades
Among the signs of the Sugra doomsday is the fullness of trade and its spread among humanity so that women can participate in it alongside men.
Imam Ahmad and al-Hakim, from ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud Radhiyallahu anhu, narrated the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam that he said:
بَيْنَ يَدَيِ السَّاعَةِ تَسْلِيمَ الْخَاunt
Meaning: “Towards the Day of Judgment, greetings are only spoken to certain people, and there are many trades until a woman helps her husband in trading.”
An-Nasa-i narrated from ‘Amr bin Taghlib Radhiyallahu anhu, he said,
“The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said:
Meaning: “Indeed, among the signs of the Last Hour is the abundance of wealth and the abundance of trade.”
6. Number of Natural Disasters
The rise of disasters is also one of the signs of Sugra’s apocalypse. It is also mentioned in the Hadith of Sunan Ibn Majah: “At the end of the world there will be a change in form, the earth will sink and hail will fall.”
Disasters that occur are usually major disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes and others. There has also been a major disaster in the past during the time of Prophet Lut, which is mentioned in the Al-Quran Hud verses 82-83.
فَلَمَّا جَآءَ أَمْرُنَا جَعَلْنَا عَٰلِيَهَا سَافِلَهَا وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهَا حِجَارَةً مِّن سِجِّيلٍ مَّنضُودٍ ﴿٨٢﴾ مُّسَوَّمَةً عِندَ رَبِّكَ وَمَا هِىَ مِنَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ بِبَعِيدٍ ﴿٨٣﴾
Meaning: “So when Our decision came, We overturned the land of the people of Lut, and We showered them with stones from burning ground (82) marked by your Lord. And the punishment is not far from the wrongdoer (83).” (QS Huud: 82-83).
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu anhu, he said,
“The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said:
لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تَكْثُرَ الزَّلاَزِلُ .
Meaning: ‘ Doomsday will not come until there are many earthquakes.
It was also narrated from Salamah bin Nufail as-Sakuni Radhiyallahu anhu, he said:
كُنَّا جُلُوسًا عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ. (وَذَكَرَ الْحَدِيْثَ وَفِيْهِ) وَبَيْنَ يَدَيِ السَّاعَةِ مُوتَانٌ شَدِيدٌ وَبَعْدَهُ سَنَوَاتُ الزَّلا شَدِلِ .
Meaning: “We once sat with the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam … (then he told his hadith) and before the Doomsday there were two very terrible deaths, and after that there were years filled with earthquakes.”
7. The mosque is used as a tourist spot
Rasulullah SAW once said that one of the signs of the apocalypse of Sugra is that the mosque is turned into a tourist spot. This is also written in the hadith.
إنّ من أشراط الساعة أن تتّخذ المساجد طرقا
“In fact one of the signs of the end of the world is when the mosques are considered as streets.” (Mustadrak Al-Hakim he said “This Hadith is Saheeh Sanadnya”. Adz-Dzahabi said,”mauquf”).
Apart from the signs above, there are also several other signs of Sugra’s apocalypse, namely:
- Increased consumption habits of khamr or alcohol in society.
- Heinous crimes like murder are on the rise.
- Chaos reigned everywhere.
- People are competing to build buildings or structures.
- The Rise of Adultery.
- The number of people seeking wealth, prestige and status is increasing.
- Corruption is rampant
- More and more children are born out of wedlock.
Last Day Names
1. Yaumul Qiyamah or Day of Destruction
Yaumul Qiyamah explained about the earth and the universe that perished with the permission of Allah SWT. On that day people will die.
2. Yaumul Ba’ats or Resurrection Day
After the Day of Resurrection, humans will rise from the graves (Barzakh). At that time the angel Israfil blew the trumpet for the second time. All humans will rise from the dead to receive a reward for their deeds.
3. Yaumul Mahsyar or Gathering Day
On this day, people gathered in a large area. At that time, the sun was an inch above one’s head. Nothing will help him except charity in the world.
4. Yaumul Hisab or Day of Reckoning
On this day the charity of the world’s population is counted. A man cannot lie about his actions. Members of the body, such as mouth, eyes, hands and feet, will testify on the day of reckoning.
5. Yaumul Mizan or Day of the Scales
On the Day of Scales a person’s good and bad deeds are counted. It is at this point that the practice will be held accountable before Allah SWT.
6. Yaumul Jaza or Day of Judgment
According to Yaumul Mizan, it is a day of retribution for human actions. On this day people are rewarded for their deeds in the world. Good deeds are rewarded while bad deeds are punished.
Sinaumed’s friends , this is an explanation of the 7 signs of Sugra’s apocalypse, complete with evidence and hadith. By knowing the signs, maybe you can fix yourself to prepare when that day comes later.
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