Yaooj and Majooj (Gog and Magog)

Anisur Rahman

Yaooj and Majooj (Gog and Magog)

Anisur Rahman

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    Yajooj and Majooj, mentioned in the Quran and the Judeo-Christian texts, were two wild tribes with all the barbaric qualities. They destroyed the crops of Turks, killed their children and made their lives extremely miserable. They used to live in a mountain that had a gap in it and they entered and exited from that gap only. When king Zulqarnain happened to pass through that area one day, the local people congregated there and begged him to help them get rid of these two tribes. He agreed and decided that he would seal the gap in the mountain. Surah Kahf (18) of the Quran says that he asked for pieces of iron and molten iron. With these, he finally sealed the gap. Since that day Yajooj and Majooj have been trying to break the seal and come out. It is further said that during the time of Isa (Jesus), a day will come when one person from their tribes would be able the break the seal and they would get their release. Once they would come out, they would create havoc all over. People would die of hunger and thirst and there would be killings all around. Then Isa would pray to God for deliverance of people from this suffering. It is then that God will send an army of locusts to kill them and redeem people of their suffering.

    Yajooj and Majooj, mentioned in the Quran and the Judeo-Christian texts, were two wild tribes with all the barbaric qualities. They destroyed the crops of Turks, killed their children and made their lives extremely miserable. They used to live in a mountain that had a gap in it and they entered and exited from that gap only. When king Zulqarnain happened to pass through that area one day, the local people congregated there and begged him to help them get rid of these two tribes. He agreed and decided that he would seal the gap in the mountain. Surah Kahf (18) of the Quran says that he asked for pieces of iron and molten iron. With these, he finally sealed the gap. Since that day Yajooj and Majooj have been trying to break the seal and come out. It is further said that during the time of Isa (Jesus), a day will come when one person from their tribes would be able the break the seal and they would get their release. Once they would come out, they would create havoc all over. People would die of hunger and thirst and there would be killings all around. Then Isa would pray to God for deliverance of people from this suffering. It is then that God will send an army of locusts to kill them and redeem people of their suffering.

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