“Set loose are all the hordes of Gog and Magog; To the Muslim eye manifest is the meaning of the word yansilūn”, (i.e. the two verses of the Qur’ān, al-Anbiyāh’, 21: 95-6, below, which end with the word ‘yansilūn’) - [Bāng-e-Darā ─ Zarīfāna: 23 by Alama Muhammad Iqbal]
“There is a ban on a town (i.e. Jerusalem) which we destroyed (and whose people were then expelled) that they (i.e. the people of the town) can never return (to reclaim that town as their own) until Gog and Magog are released and they spread out in all directions (thus taking control of the world while establishing the Gog and Magog world-order).” [Qur’ān, al-Anbiyāh’, 21: 95-96]
(Comments by Sheikh Imran Hosein are in brackets)
Shaeikh Hosein’s argument about Jerusalem being the destroyed city in the verse is confirmed by the following. Allah tells us that He has decreed that the Children of Israel shall twice rise to power on Earth and establish Fasād (Qur’ān, al-Israa’, 17:4-8).
The first rise to power has already happened (wa kaana wa’dan maf’oola: and it was an appointment executed). He argues that we are witnessing the second rise to power of the Children of Israel (the phrase “wa’dul aakhirati” in this verse means “the appointment of the last one [rise to power]”).
As prophesied in a later verse, when this last rise happened (same phrase: “wa’dul aakhirati”), the Children of Israel were brought to Jerusalem by others from many different countries (fa idhaa jaa’a wa’dul aakhirati ji’naa bikum lafeefa, Qur’ān, al-Israa’, 17:104).
( Source: Excerpt form the Introduction of the book, An Islamic view of Gog and Magog in the Modern World by Sheikh Imran Hosein )
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