A specific list of events will take place marking the irrefutability of the final day. Some signs have already taken place, whereas others have not been witnessed as of yet. Of these many signs mentioned in the Quran and Hadith, some are referred to as the major signs of the day of judgement. Synchronously, there are minor signs of the day of judgement, although supplementary in number.

The main disparity between the minor and major signs is that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has explicitly mentioned the major signs. Furthermore, the impact of the major signs will potentially be far greater than that of the minor signs. Examples of the major signs include the arrival the Dajjal and Gog and Magog. Another major sign of the day of judgment is the arrival of Esa (Jesus) (may Allah be pleased with him). Minor signs of the hour consist of widespread earthquakes, landslides, false testimony, lying, and other sins.

One of the major signs is the rising of the Beast. Allah says: “And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a beast of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in our revelations.” (Quran, 27:82)

The Beast will arrive adjacent to the end of times and acknowledge that the word of Allah is ever true. 

The Beast, also known as Al-Dabbah in Arabic, will arrive once the day of judgement sets in. The description of the Beast has not been stated in the Hadith.

Following its belated arrival, the Beast will speak to the people; explaining to them that their belief is overdue. It will be too late for the people who did not believe prior to the arrival of the Beast, and no forgiveness shall be granted thereupon.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “When three things appear, faith will not benefit one who has not previously believed; the rising of the sun from its place of setting, the Dajjal, and the Beast of the Earth.” (Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 305)

The three signs mentioned in the Hadith will be particularly close to the day of judgement. Those who did not believe in this life and prior to the occurring of these events will not be able to benefit by altering their beliefs.

May Allah protect us and guide us to the righteous path. May we be of those who believe His word and follow the teachings of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Not of those unfortunate ones who saw the truth yet believed against it.

Allah knows best.