There are clear descriptions of Gog and Magog( Yajuj Majuj ) in the Holy Qur’an and many authentic hadiths.
So there is no minimum respite for any believer to deny their reality.
Thus, there is no opportunity to interpret the clear meaning of the verses and hadiths of the Qur’an in different meanings.
On the other hand, their existence cannot be exaggerated by acknowledging the existence of Gog and Magog.
Both sides must be in a position that the Qur’an and Hadith support. With this in mind, we move on to the main discussion.
Introduction – The Yajuj Majuj are two terrible nations of the human community. They are the descendants of Adam (peace be upon him).
Who is Yajuj Majuj in Islam? Description based on Quran and Hadith
Yajuz-Majuz is a species of humanity from among the children of Adam – Alayhis Salaam. Qur’an and Hadith have expressed similar views about them.
Narrated by Imam Bukhari – Rahimahullah – Abu Saeed Khudri – Radiyallahu Anhu –
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
‘Allah Ta’ala will say on the Day of Resurrection, O Adam, (Adam will answer) I am always present at your call, O our Lord. I am eternally fortunate in your obedience.
Then it will be announced in a loud voice – Allah has commanded you to expel the people of Hell from your descendants.
Adam will say, O my Lord, who are the people of Hell? He would say every one thousand to nine hundred and ninety-nine.
This is the time when a pregnant woman will have an abortion. The hair of a small child will ripen.
And then you will see people insane, but in reality, they are not insane. But God’s punishment is terrible. ‘
(The narrator says) The words became painful for the people present, ‘causing their appearance to change.
Then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘(Those) will be nine hundred and ninety-nine from among the Gog and Magog.
And (Paradise) will be one of you. ‘(Sahih Bukhari – 6065)
In this Hadith, Gog and Magog are said to be the descendants of Adam (peace be upon him). So Yajuj Majuj belongs to the class of people.
Thus the history of Noah (peace be upon him) narrated in the Holy Qur’an also proves that Gog and Magog belong to the category of human beings.
Yajuj Majuj in Quran and Hadith?
Among the descriptions of Yajuz-Majuj in the Qur’an and Hadith, we present here the Qur’anic verses and hadiths that are more useful and helpful for the readers to understand.
In the Holy Quran, Allah Ta’ala says –
وَجَعَلْنَا ذُرِّيَّتَهُ هُمُ الْبَاقِين
Translation – And I have left only his (Noah’s) descendants. (Surat as-Saffat: 6)
In his commentary on this verse, Ibn Kathir (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions an asr in the source of Ibn’ Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) where he says:
لم تبق إلا ذرية نوح عليه السلام
Translation – (After the Great Flood in the Age of Noah) No one was left (alive) except the children of Noah (peace be upon him). (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah As-Saffat, verse 6)
Prominent Tabi’i Qatada – Rahimahullah – said –
الناس كلهم من ذرية نوح عليه السلام
Translation: All people are descendants of Noah (peace be upon him). (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah As-Saffat, verse 6)
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said in a hadeeth to Mustadra al-Haakim:
ولد نوح ثلاثة سام و حام و يافث أبو الروم
Translation: Noah had three children – Hum, Sam, and Yafis Abu Rome. (Mustadraku Alas Sahihain Lil Hakim, 2004, Sahih)
Saeed ibn al-Musayyib used to say –
Noah (peace be upon him) had three children – Sam, Ham, and Yaris.
And the descendants of Sam are the Arabs, the Persians, and the Romans. The descendants of Ham are Sudan, Barbar, and Kibbutz.
The descendants of Yafis are the Turks, Sakaliba, and Yajuj Majuj. ‘(Mustadraku Alas Sahihain Lil Hakim, 6429)
The above verses, hadiths, and nonsense prove that Yajuj Majuj belongs to the category of human beings.
They are descendants of Adam and Noah – peace be upon them. So all those messages are useless and baseless where –
Gog and Magog are the giant species that gave birth to Adam (peace be upon him) from the semen that fell to the ground due to nightmares during sleep.
And they will be so huge that they spread one of their ears on the ground to complete the work of the mattress and the other ear to form a coating on the body.
There is so much more to Yajuj Majuj. Everything is a fabricated story.
Because they are the children of Adam (peace be upon him) and belong to the group of human beings, they will naturally have the same shape and form as human beings.
What does Yajuj Majuj look like – shape and temperament
Yajuz-Majuz will be a human race of gigantic size and terrifying character. Their fingernails are long. If the hair is big. The body structure will be monstrous – awkward and dirty.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
‘Allah Ta’ala created Adam in shape sixty cubits long. Then after completing the creation, he said –
You greet the congregation of these seated angels and listen carefully to what they say in response to your greeting.
Because this will be the response to the greetings of you and your descendants. Then Adam (going to the angels) said Assalamu Alaikum.
The angels replied, “Wa alaikums salam wa rahmatullah.” They increased Rahmatullah.
Whoever enters Paradise will enter Paradise in the form of Adam. From the creation of Adam till today, the shape of creation has been getting smaller. ‘(Sahih Bukhari – 563)
This Hadith proves that since the creation of Adam (peace be upon him), the size of his descendants has been getting smaller.
And since Gog and Magog are his descendants, their size is decreasing daily.
That is why the shape of Gog and Magog will be the same as that of a human being. Maybe a little less would be quiet.
But their nature will be fierce, ruthless, and terrible. They will emerge with a flood of oppression.
Even in their persecution, Jesus will take refuge on the top of the mountain. There is ample evidence in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith about their nature.
But still, they are human. This violent nature will not keep them from being human.
There are very terrible theories about Genghis Khan and his forces in history. But Genghis Khan and his army were human.
Thus, they will still be human if the Yajuz Majuz is a few times more violent than Genghis Khan.
When will Yajuj Majuj come?
Yajuz-Majuz will appear near the time of Doomsday because the appearance of Yajuz Majuz is one of the 10 major signs of the approaching Doomsday. So when Doomsday is near, they will come.
Atheists think that there is no such thing as Yajuj Majuj. Thus some Muslims claim that Yajuj Majuj is not a separate community.
Rather, all the infidels and hells of the world are Yajuj Majuj. But their claim is completely contrary to the Qur’anic Hadith and the statements of the Salaf.
We refute their claim in the light of the quotations and arguments of the Qur’anic Hadith Salaf below.
In the Holy Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala says:
‘When he finally reached the middle of the two mountains, he met a nation there. Who could hardly understand anything?
They said O Zul Qarnain, Yajuj Majuj is wreaking havoc in this country. Shall we pay you taxes for building a wall between them and us?
He said, “Enough of what my Lord has given me.” You help me with labor.
I am building a wall between you and them. Bring me an iron plate.
And when he had filled up the space between the two mountains, he said to the people, “Light a fire.”
At last (the irons) turned completely red like fire, and he said, Bring! This time I will pour molten copper on it.
(This wall was such that) Yajuj Majuj could not cross it, nor could he tunnel into it.
Zul Qarnain said this is the grace of my Lord. But when the appointed time of my Lord’s promise comes, He will make it dust.
And the promise of my Lord is true. ‘(Surah Al-Kahf – 93-96)
In another verse –
‘Even when Yajuj Majuj is opened, they will come running from every high ground.
And the time will come when the true promise will come true. ‘(Surah Ibrahim – 97-98)
Gog and Magog are discussed in two places mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
And in both cases, there is a definite promise of their arrival at a certain time.
In verse ninety-seven of Surah Ambiya, the promise that “the promise of truth will come near” is promised in the commentary.
That is, Gog and Magog will appear when the Hour is approaching. Below are some hadiths related to this subject.
Where is Yajuj Majuj? Where are Gog and Magog today?
No one but Allah knows where they are. But it is believed that they are hidden in a huge wall at the southern end of the world. And Allah has made them invisible.
Narrated Hudhayfah Ibn Acid Al-Ghifari:
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) looked at us, and we talked.
He said what are you talking about? They said, “We are discussing the Hour.”
He said: The Hour will not come until you see the ten signs. Then he mentioned the ten signs –
Smoke, Dajjal, Dabba, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of Isa Ibn Maryam (peace be upon him), the appearance of Gog and Magog, three landslides – one will be in the east, one will be in the west and the other will be in Jaziratul Arab.
And finally, the fire that will rise from Yemen and lead people to their gathering place. (Sahih Muslim, 648)
When Yajuj Majuj will come?
Yajuz-Majuz will appear shortly before Doomsday.
In a hadith from Sahih Muslim, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
Then a group of people will come to Isa (peace be upon him), whom Allah has saved from the temptations of Dajjal.
He will erase their appearance and describe their place in Paradise. While in this state, Allah Ta’ala will inform Isa (as) through revelation,
I am bringing out a group of my servants who have no power to kill.
So take refuge in Mount Tur with My (Muslim) servants. Then Allah will send Gog and Magog.
They will come running from every high ground. Their first group, the Buhairas, will drink all the water when they cross Tabariyah.
Then their other group will say as they pass this place – there must have been water once. And then Jesus, the Prophet of God, and his companions will be confined in the mountains.
Even for one of them, the top of the mountain would be better than a hundred dinars today.
Then God’s Prophet Jesus and his companions will turn to God. Then Allah Ta’ala will spread Nagaf (a special Ponka) on their body.
As a result, they will all die like the same soul. ‘(Sahih Muslim, 6560)
They will come before the Day of Resurrection
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
‘The Yajuj Majuj tunnels every day, and when the sun gets too close to see the rays, their chief says, come back today, come tomorrow, and start again.
Then Allah made that place harder than before. In this way, when their time ends and Allah Ta’ala wants them to spread over the people, they will be able to tunnel.
When they are about to see the sun’s light, their chief will say, “Come back today, tomorrow, in sha Allah, we will do it.”
They will read In sha Allah. It will come the next day and get the previous condition. Then they will come out to the people. ‘(Ibn Majah, 4060)
The verses and hadiths in the Holy Qur’an prove that Gog and Magog will appear before the Resurrection.
They are one of the big ten signs of the Hour. This is the opinion of Salaf, which has been around for ages.
So those who say that Yajuj Majuj is not a separate species but all the infidels of the world are Yajuj Majuj.
Gog and Magog live like civilized people and will return to their original state just before the Resurrection. Their words cannot be accepted.
Because Allah Ta’ala has promised to destroy their wall at a certain time.
If they have already come, why is it mentioned in the Hadith that after the advent of the Prophet Jesus, their appearance, drinking all the water of ‘Buhaira Tabariyah,’ digging tunnels every day, being attacked by Nagaf, and dying like the same soul, etc.?
Where is the wall of Yajuj Majuj?
There is no perfect evidence to mark the location of the wall that captured Gog and Magog.
However, some scholars have mentioned that it is behind China.
Others claim that it is located in Georgia, at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains near Azar Baijan and Armenia.
Ibn Abbas narrates this (may Allah be pleased with him).
Alusi – may Allah have mercy on him – said – perhaps the great waters have hidden the location of that place from us.
Many have claimed in the light of logic and ancient history – the region between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea –
Which is now known as South Ossetia (includes Georgia) and North Ossetia (includes Russia).
That place separates the borders of Yajuj Majuzj.
Because there is a mountain straight in the middle of these two seas – now known as “Darial Ghat.”
The Caspian Sea is on the right, and the Black Sea is on the left – the location marked in the middle is Darial Ghat.
It is believed that Yajuz Majuz was to the south of this mountain peak, and the Persians were to the north.
And the Persians could not understand the message very easily. They were subjected to constant Yajuj Majuj violence and bloody attacks from the south. (Wikipedia Arabic)
It is believed that King Zulkarnain built his famous wall around this mountain peak.
Where is Yajuj Majuj now? Why can’t science find them?
Now the question remains, the current science of knowledge has advanced so much that people can sit here and know the news of all the planets and satellites.
But the wall of Zul Qarnain and Yajuz Majuz lying in one corner of the world cannot be found.
The simple answer to the question is, are all the mysteries worldwide?
Has anyone ever claimed that all the unknown in the world is known? No one has claimed that.
On the contrary, new mysteries of the world are constantly being unveiled. People are learning something new in the unknown.
So Yajuj Majuj and their wall can be kept as all the mysteries of the world that are still unknown. Everyone will know when the time comes.
An example is the word ‘Thih’ in the field described in the Holy Qur’an.
Allah Ta’ala, by His infinite power, confined the children of Israel to that place for forty years.
No one saw them because Allah Ta’ala kept their place hidden from everyone’s sight.
So no one could see the place. As you can see, they were not supposed to roam there for forty years.
Thus Allah has made the place of Gog and Magog invisible.
So no one can find that place before the appointed time. You can watch this video to hear Aker’s explanation of the disappearance of the wall of Yajuj Majuj.