Qiyamah is an ultimate reality and one of the basic faiths in Islam. Almost all of the minor signs have appeared and what stands between us and Qiyamah are the major signs. One of them is Gog Magog, (Yajooj Majooj). What are they and how they will appear? And how Harzat Esa (A.S.) will get rid of them?
GOG AND MAGOG:
Two tribes or peoples will be seen at the time of Jesus son of Mary, after the Dajjal. Allah will diminish them all at one night, in response to the supplication of Jesus.
Gog and Magog are two groups of Turks, descended from Yaafith (Japheth), the father of the Turks, one of the sons of Noah.
At the time of Abraham (PBUH), there was a king known as Dhool-Qarnayn. He did Tawaaf around the Kaaba with Abraham (PBUH) when he first made it; he believed and followed him. Dhool-Qarnayn was a good man and king; Allah gave him great power and he ruled both east and west. He held sway over all kings and countries, and he went far and wide in both east and west. He went eastwards until he reached a pass between two mountains, through which people were coming out. They did not get anything because they were so apart or cut off; they were Gog and Magog. They were creating and doing corruption through the earth, and harming the people, so the people looked for help from Dhool-Qarnayn. They asked him to construct a barrier between them and Gog and Magog. He asked them to him to build it, so with help of each other they formed a barrier by mixing Iron, Copper and tar.
Thus Dhool-Qarnayn held back Gog and Magog behind the barrier. They tried to make a way through the barrier, or to climb over it, but remain unsuccessful. They could not succeed because the barrier was so huge and smooth. They started to dig, and they have been digging for centuries; they will keep on doing this so until the time when Allah wants that they come out. At that time the barrier will fall down, and Gog and Magog will come out rushing in all directions, spreading corruption, uprooting plants, killing people. When Jesus (PBUH) prays against them and for getting rid of them then Allah will send a kind of worm in the napes of their necks, and they will be killed by it.
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said,
“Every day, Gog and Magog are trying to dig a way out through the barrier. When they begin to see sunlight through it, the one who is in charge of them says, ‘Go back; you can carry on digging tomorrow,’ and when they come back, the barrier is stronger than it was before. This will continue until their time comes and Allah wishes to send them forth. They will dig until they begin to see sunlight, then the one who is in charge of them will say, ‘Go back; you can carry on digging tomorrow, inshaa Allah.’ In this case he will make an exception by saying inshaa Allah, thus relating the matter to the Will of Allah. They will return on the following day, and find the hole as they left it. They will carry on digging and come out against the people. They will drink all the water, and find the hole as they left it, and the people will entrench themselves in their fortresses. Gog and Magog will fire their arrows into the sky, and they will fall back to earth with something like blood on them. Gog and Magog will say, ‘We have defeated the people of earth, and overcome the people of heaven.’ Then Allah will send a kind of worm in the napes of their necks, and they will be killed by it…’By Him in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the beasts of the earth will become fat.'”