Gog and Magog are from the children of Aadam
Fatwa No: 91399

Question

Who are Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog)?

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.

Samurah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The children of Adam (may Allah exalt his mention) are three: “Saam, the father of the Arabs, Haam, the father of the Sudanese, and Yaafith, the father of the Turks.” [Ahmad]

An-Nawawi may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “They are from the children of Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention according to the view of the majority of the scholars, may Allah have mercy on them.

The outstanding scholar, As-Safaareeni  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported that Ibn Katheer  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog) are two groups of Turks from the offspring of Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.” Then he added: “They are from the offspring of Nooh (Noah)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention from the progeny of Yaafith, the father of the Turks.

For more benefit on Gog and Magog, please refer to Fataawa 361294, 280567, 81773, 280567, and 12031.

Allaah knows best.

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