None knows exact time of Doomsday but Allah
Fatwa No: 333901

Question

Assalaamu alaykum. If Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, did not know when the Doomsday will happen, then why did he say that the doomsday is nearby? May Allaah reward you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger. {C}

There is no doubt that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) did not know when the Hour (Doomsday) will take place; it is only Allah Who knows best about it.

Allah says (what means): {They ask you [O Muhammad] about the Hour: when is its arrival? Say, "Its knowledge is only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except Him. It lays heavily upon the heavens and the earth. It will not come upon you except unexpectedly." They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say, "Its knowledge is only with Allah, but most of the people do not know."} [Quran 7:187]

The approach of the Day of Judgment was mentioned by revelation from Allah in the Quran and in the Sunnah.

Allah says (what means): {[The time of] their account has approached for the people, while they are in heedlessness turning away.} [Quran 21:1]

Allah also says (what means): {The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]} [Quran 54:1]

As regards the hadeeth, Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, “When I was sent, I and the Hour were like these two - holding his index and middle fingers together.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is truthful in what he conveys about Allah as he speaks by what was revealed to him by Allah. Allah says (what means): {Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.} [Quran 53:3-4]

Allah knows best.

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