Hadith on Last Hour: Idolatry and False Prophets

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2219
Thawban narrated that the Messenger of Allah(s.a.w) said: “The Hour shall not be established until tribes of my Ummah unite with the idolaters, and until they worship idols. And indeed there shall be thirty imposters in my Ummah,each of them claiming that he is a Prophet. And I am the last of the Prophets, there is no Prophet after me.”

  • This hadith, recorded in Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2219, highlights some of the signs that are believed to precede the Day of Judgment in Islamic eschatology. The hadith states that there will be a time when some Muslims will ally themselves with idolaters and begin to worship idols, which goes against the fundamental belief in the Oneness of Allah in Islam. Furthermore, the hadith mentions that there will be thirty imposters in the Muslim community, each of whom will claim to be a prophet. This highlights the importance of being able to recognize and follow true prophetic guidance, as well as the dangers of following false claimants. The hadith ends by reaffirming that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final prophet and messenger of Allah, and there will be no prophet after him. This is a fundamental belief in Islam and emphasizes the finality and completeness of the message of Islam as revealed through the Prophet Muhammad.