Gog and Magog - descendants of Aadam
Fatwa No: 806

  • Fatwa Date:10-11-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 1, 1428
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Question

Who are the people of Gog and Magog?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and messenger.

 

On the authority of Samurah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, stated that Nooh (Noah)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention had three sons: Saam, the father of the Arabs; Haam, the father of the black race and Yaafith, the father of the Turks. [Ahmad]

Imaam An-Nawawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him stated that the majority of scholars say that they (Gog and Magog) are among the descendants of Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.

Ibn Katheer  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said that Gog and Magog are two groups of the Turks who are the descendants of Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention. He further illustrated that they are from the progeny of Yaafith (the son of Nooh  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention) who is the father of the Turks.  

Allaah Knows best.

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