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An Islamic View of Gog and Magog in the Modern Age

Posted on: January 20, 2012


I began my study of Gog and Magog more than fifteen years ago in the early 90’s while resident in New York. My subsequent public lectures on the subject never failed to provoke keen interest from my Muslim audiences in several parts of the world. The evidence and arguments presented in the chapter on Gog and Magog in my book, ‘Jerusalem in  the Qur’an’, succeeded in convincing many who read the book that we now live in a world dominated by Gog and Magog. They were easily convinced that the ‘town’ mentioned in the Qur’an in Surah al-Anbiyah’ (21:95-6) was Jerusalem and hence, that Gog and Magog (and Dajjal) explained the ominously unfolding ‘war on Islam’ with slaughter and destruction of Muslims in so many parts of the world. As a consequence, such readers also understood Israel’s mysterious imperial agenda, and many have been making efforts to extricate themselves and their families from the embrace of Gog and Magog – an embrace that will take 999 out of every 1000 of mankind into the hellfire.

Despite my best efforts, however, I failed miserably, again and again, to convince my learned peers, the scholars of Islam, that Gog and Magog were even released into the world. I earnestly hope and pray that this book might make a difference Insha’ Allah.

Praise and thanks are due to Allah Most High on the successful completion of this humble pioneering book entitled ‘An Islamic View of Gog and Magog in the Modern World’, the third in our quartet of books on Surah al-Kahf of the Qur’an. The previous two books were entitled: ‘Surah al-Kahf: Text Translation and Modern Commentary’ and ‘Surah al-Kahf and the Modern Age’. The fourth and last book would be devoted, Insha’ Allah, to the subject of Dajjal the false Messiah or Antichrist. It is part of the miracle of Islam that these books should be written in a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela in South America by someone whose ancestors were brought from India generations ago to work as indentured laborers in the Britsh-owned sugarcane plantations.

I am profoundly grateful to Dr Tammam Adi, the Qur’an Semanticist who has been resident in USA since 1986, for his valuable advice, guidance and assistance during the writing of this book. I also thank him for kindly consenting to write an Introduction in which he has expressed views which largely coincide with mine. I recognize his expertise in Qur’an Semantics, of which we have more than a glimpse in this brilliantly-written Introduction, to be a precious asset of the contemporary world of Islam. He was born in Damascus in a family which traces its origins to the clan of Umar (radiallahu ‘anhu). A computational linguist with a Ph.D in computer science, he inherited a keen interest in Arabic and linguistics and his research of the use of Arabic in the Holy Qur’an has led him to discover a theory of language. He has agreed to soon begin work on an essay on ‘The Qur’an and the Return of Jesus (‘alahi al-Salam.).’

Muhammad Alamgir, Dr Imran Chaudhry and Dr Hatim Zaghloul were all kind enough to go through the manuscript correcting mistakes and offering valuable suggestions. Tarek Jammal and his team of independent film-makers (wakeupproject.com; hashemsfilms.com) in the Arab world also went through the manuscript and responded with valuable suggestions, as did Salman al-Haq and his team of university students in Islamabad. My dear wife Aisha who has shown infinite patience with me, also assisted. May Allah Most Kind bless them all. Amin!

The writing of this book was kindly sponsored in the names of Rabia Aboobakar Hussein Jakhura and Aboobakar Hussein Jakhura of Malawi in Africa. May Allah Most Kind have mercy on them both. Amin!

Imran N. Hosein
Safar 1430
In the Caribbean island of Trinidad

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