Hadith on Najd

Question:

Asalamualaykum Sheikh Gibril Hadad,

I’ve have read your beautiful book about Fazailon Shamm Shareef. I had a question about the hadith of the rising of the horn of the devil etc. Now in that hadith it mentions karn which is referring to the horn etc. But when I checked in the dictionary, the literal meaning is a century 9/10ths. And another hadith about the Muslims will not go without a khilafa every 100 years. Now according to my weak knowledge I wanted to ask and confirm that ┬ásince Wahabis have took over since last khilafa and the hadith which another meaning maybe karn, century according to calculation. Is it possible that when Saudi came in power 1930ish, 100years from then leads to Imam ul Mahdi in 2022. Due to them being the next khalifaa who we all await.

JazakAllah

Answer:

Alaykum Salam,

The Holy Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) said “the sun rises every day between the two qarn of shaytan.” So the meaning of qarn al shaytan = horn, face-side in the hadith of Najd is clearly the literal meaning. Yet what you mentioned is also acceptable, but as a secondary meaning, according to the hadith “the best of people is my qarn, then those that follow them” etc. Where qarn means period or century; yet, still, not literally but figuratively.

And Allah knows best.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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