Most of us have a strange idea about Gog & Magog. We imagine Gog & Magog to be a wild species or something like the aliens who will invade the human race, captivate us and then cause destruction on Planet Earth.
Some of the most common questions related to the Gog & Magog are: Are they a different species? How do they look like? Where are they caged? When will they be released? Who exactly are the Gog Magog mentioned in the Quran?
In reality, Gog & Magog are humans just like us and they live among us. The truth about Gog & Magog is mentioned clearly in the Holy Quran, Hadiths and the Bible. We just need to research a bit to find it out.
In this article we will give you detailed information on Gog Magog from beginning to the end.
Gog Magog And The Holy Land
The Gog & Magog have a strong relation with the holy land of Jerusalem and the Bani Israel.
Let us analyze this verse of the Surah al-Anbiyāh:
“There is a ban on a town which we destroyed that they can never return Until when [the dam of] Gog and Magog has been opened and they, from every elevation, descend” (Qur’ān, al-Anbiyāh’, 21:95-6)
This verse talks about the destruction of a town, the exile of its inhabitants and their restriction from entering the town again. And then the eventual return to the town when the Gog Magog are released (in the future).
This Verse of Surah Anbiyah is basically a prophecy of an event of the future. We know from studying history and hadiths that the verse refers to Jerusalem and Bani Israel.
Who are the Gog Magog?
The scholar of 14th century, Ismail ibn Kathir after a research concluded that Gog and Magog are two groups of Turks, descended from Yaafith (Japheth), the father of the Turks, one of the sons of Noah.
The Bible gives us information about where the Children of Noah have settled after the great floods.
The following Map shows where the descendants of Japheth have settled. The Gog Magog are from the tribes of Japheth.
The GOG MAGOG embraced Judaism in the 8th century. Read more about the history and genealogy of Gog-Magog here: Ghayb.com
Dhul Qarnayn and the Barrier
We all know about Dhul Qarnayn, The pious king who was blessed with a mighty empire. He has built a barrier which blocked the tribe of GOG MAGOG behind a range of mountains.
The Surah Al-Kahf mentions it in the following verse:
“Until, when he reached [a pass] between two mountains, he found beside them a people who could hardly understand [his] speech. They said, “O Dhul-Qarnayn, indeed Gog and Magog are [great] corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you an expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?” He said, “That in which my Lord has established me is better [than what you offer], but assist me with strength; I will make between you and them a dam. Bring me sheets of iron” – until, when he had leveled [them] between the two mountain walls, he said, “Blow [with bellows],” until when he had made it [like] fire, he said, “Bring me, that I may pour over it molten copper.” So Gog and Magog were unable to pass over it, nor were they able [to effect] in it any penetration. [Dhul-Qarnayn] said, “This is a mercy from my Lord; but when the promise of my Lord comes, He will make it level, and ever is the promise of my Lord true.” – Surah Al-Kahf (18:93-98)
The following lecture of Sheikh Imran Hosein gives the Tafsir (Interpretation) of the above verses and locates the mountain range where Dhul Qarnayn built the barrier.
These verses of Surah Kahf tells us about the complaints of some people over the corruption of Gog Magog and their request to Dhul Qarnayn to build a barrier between them and the Gog Magog. Dhul Qarnayn obliges to their request, builds a barrier with Iron & Copper and declares that the barrier will be levelled when the promise of Allah (swt) comes near (In the end times).
When were the GOG MAGOG released?
The following Hadith tells us that the opening of the Barrier of Dhul Qarnyn began in the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
According to hadith: “Narrated by Zainab bint Jahsh, “The Prophet once came to her in a state of fear and said, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. Woe unto the Arabs from a danger that has come near. An opening has been made in the wall of Gog and Magog like this,” making a circle with his thumb and index finger. She said, “O Allah’s Apostle Shall we be destroyed even though there are pious persons among us?” He said, “Yes, when the evil person will increase.”
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 565.
Watch the Documentary: Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads
The Quranic Prophecy: Balfour Declaration
The year 1948 marks the return of the Bani Israel to Jerusalem after the Balfour declaration of 1917.
For many centuries, Muslims could never imagine that Bani Israel would return one day to the holy land to reclaim it as their own. The Bani Israel were exiled into many countries and were persecuted around the world before they came back to the Holy Land.
This remarkable event in history not only fulfils the prophecy of Surah Anbiyah of Quran but also tells us that the GOG MAGOG have been released and they will descend (attack) upon the believers from every direction.
Another verse in Quran that prophecies the same event in the end times.
And We said to the Children of Israel after him: “Dwell in the land, then, when the final and the last promise comes near, We shall bring you altogether as mingled crowd.”
[Surah Isra Verse 104]
We get to know that Allah (swt) promises the children of Israel to bring them back to the Holy Land when the last promise comes near (End of times).
Therefore, it is now confirmed that not only the GOG & MAGOG have been released but we also live in the End times.
The Corruptions (fasaads) by Gog Magog
The Ayat of Quran and various hadiths tell us that Gog & Magog will cause immense corruption on a global scale. A Hadith also says that they will corrupt the monetary system.
Here are a few corruptions by the Gog-Magog.
- Political Corruption with secularism, democracy, liberalism
- Genocidal fasaad: large scale killing, wars, torture camps, detention centre
- Agricultural fasaad: Genetically Modified Food (GMO), Monsanto
- Biological Warfare: Spreading deadly viruses
- Health Fasaad: Big Pharma, Mass corruption of Pharmaceutical companies, vaccinations
- Weather Fasaad: HAARP, chemtrails, weather manipulation
- Financial Corruption– Fiat Currency, Interest based economy, Corruption, Economic terrorism
- Divide & Rule by Promoting Sectarian Conflicts
- Spread of Indecency: Homosexuality, paedophilia, pornography, sexual exploitation of women
- Feminism: Corruption to the family structure with the Feminist Movement
Future of Bani Israel and Gog-Magog
In the first few verses of SURAH ISRA, Allah (swt) addresses the Bani Israel & the Descendants of Prophet Noah and warns them of a punishment in the future.
Allah (SWT) says that the Children of Israel will rise up as a superpower twice and will cause great corruption on Earth both the times. Because of which they will face punishment from the Servants of Allah in both cases.
The first time they faced destruction, it was at the hands of Assyrians which led to the fall of the Kingdom of Israel which was founded by King David & King Solomon.
The Second destruction will take place when they rise up again at the End of Times. This time they will be punished at the hands of the people who have already conquered the Holy Land previously in history. (Read the verse 17:7)
And We gave Moses the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel that you not take other than Me as Disposer of affairs, [17:2]
O descendants of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah. Indeed, he was a grateful servant. [17:3]
And We conveyed to the Children of Israel in the Scripture that, “You will surely cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach [a degree of] great haughtiness. [17:4]
So when the [time of] promise came for the first of them, We sent against you servants of Ours – those of great military might, and they probed [even] into the homes, and it was a promise fulfilled. [17:5]
Then We gave back to you a return victory over them. And We reinforced you with wealth and sons and made you more numerous in manpower [17:6]
[And said], “If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, [you do it] to yourselves.” Then when the final promise will come, [We will send your enemies] to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with [total] destruction. [17:7]
[Then Allah said], “It is expected, [if you repent], that your Lord will have mercy upon you. But if you return [to sin], We will return [to punishment]. And We have made Hell, for the disbelievers, a prison-bed.” [17:8]
Dr. Yasir Qadhi explains why the above verses deal with an event of future and not something of past.
The Sea of Galilee Is Drying Up
The drying up of Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) will not be complete until Gog and Magog invade the Holy Land and drink the last of its water, as the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
“Allah will send Gog and Magog, who will swarm down from every slope. The first of them will pass by the Lake of Tiberias and will drink what is in it, and the last of them will pass it and say: ‘There was once water here.’” (Sahih Muslim)
At present, the water threshold of the Sea of Galilee is extremely low. As of 2020, the Sea of Galilee is dangerously close to the “black line”, beyond which continuous pumping of water from it will likely cause irreversible damage to the water source.
In a hadith by Hadhrat Nawwas ibn Sam’aan (R.A.) Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is reported to have said:
Then Ya’jooj and Majooj will emerge and surge forth in all their fury. When those from among them who constitute the first part of their army pass the lake of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) which is in northern Palestine, they will drink up all the water of that lake and by the time those that constitute the latter part of that same army pass the lake, they will say, “There used to be water here (long ago)”.
Allama Iqbal on Gog Magog
The world-renowned poet, Allama Iqbal was probably the first one to point our attention to this historical prophecy of Quran being fulfilled. He has written a Urdu Couplet related to it.
Khul ga’ay Ya’jūj aur Ma’jūj kay lashkar tamām, Chashmay Muslim dekh lay tafsīray harfay yansilūn!
[Bāng-e-Darā ─ Zarīfāna:23]
Translation: “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, which end with the word yansiloon”)
- Gog-Magog are a tribe descended from Prophet Noah (as)
- They have been released during the lifetime or soon after the Prophet (saws).
- Gog & Magog will cause immense corruption on Earth.
- They have a connection with the Holy Land in the End times.
- Gog & Magog rule the world today.
- They are awaiting the arrival of the Dajjal (Anti Christ).