Are we in the end times? What are the signs that have appeared?

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ComforterIsHere Staff asked 3 years ago

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ComforterIsHere Staff answered 3 years ago

There are many signs for the End times. Countless signs have materialized, these include the general signs such as in the following hadiths:
 
The Holy Prophet (pbuh) said, “Prayers will be neglected, carnal desires will be pursued, transgressors will become leaders, it will not be possible to distinguish the faithful from the false, telling lies will become desirable, payment of Zakah will be taken as a burden, the believer will be deemed the most disgraceful and he will be pained at seeing evils all around and his heart will melt as salt in water but he will not be able to say anything. Rain will do no good; it will fall out of season. Males will commit adultery with males, and females with females. Women will dominate. The offspring will disobey their parents, friend will treat his friend badly, sins will be taken lightly. Mosques will have external decorations and beauty and there will be worshippers too but there will be hypocrisy and mutual enmity in their hearts. Then will appear a people from the West who will dominate the weak among my people. People will produce copies of the Holy Quran in letters of gold but will not act upon it. The Quran will be recited in a melodious way. Usury will become rampant. Human blood will have no value, religion will have no helpers. Singing women will be on the increase. The rich will perform the Hajjas as a pastime, the people of the middle class will do so to conduct business and the poor to beg for charity.”
Mudkhal by Ibn-al-Hajj
 
Other general signs can be found in the bible. These signs have never been more applicable to a time period than these present times. Nowadays, bad morals and self-centered thinking are widespread and encouraged whereas good manners and helping others is considered a bad thing and a waste of time.
{But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.}
2 Timothy 3:1-5
 
More bible verses can be found here: http://www.openbible.info/topics/signs_of_the_end_times
 
Some of the specific Signs include Iraqi democracy which involves the people voting to elect a leader. This has never before happened in Iraq. The Hadith states that the “Small shoora” (consultation among people) in Iraq will change of the Sunnah of Islam, this means that we are in the End times and close to the rise of Imam Mahdi (as) who will restore Islam anew.
 
Huthayfa Ibn AlYaman from the Prophet(saw)that he said: “The calamity upon calamity from the Big Consulation and the Small Consultation.” So he was asked about it and he said: “As for the Big Consultation it shall happen after my death, to usurp the successor-ship of my brother and usurp the right of my daughter. As for the Small Consultation it shall happen during the long occultation in Zawra (in Iraq), to change my Sunna and alter my principles.” Manaqib AlItra-Mi’atain Wa Khamseen Alama p.130
 
Many more fulfilled signs can be found in almost all religions and holy books. Some are symbolic  and require interpretation while many are obvious and hard to misinterpret.