Do we know the source of this Hadith mentioned by Mufti Taqi Usmani:
It is narrated by Sayyidn’a Abdullah bin Umar that the Holy Propeht (s.a.w.) said:
“When the belly of Makkah will be cleft open and through it will be dug out river-like passage (i.e. tunnels) and the buildings of the Holy City of Makkah will rise higher than its mountains when you observe these signs, then understand that the time of trial is near at hand”.
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JazakAllah khair Sheikh Haddad
This is not a Prophetic hadith but a saying of Ibn `Umar when he saw people building houses on Abu Qubays and he said, “O Mujahid, when you see water in the road to Makka and you see buildings all on top of its mountains, then beware.” A variant has: “then know that the matter is at hand.” Ibn Hajar mentioned it in Fath al-Bari (Kitab al-Hajj, bab ayna yusalli al-zuhra yawma al-tarwiya) and he sourced it to al-Fakihi’s Tarikh Makka.
Nu`aym b. Hammad narrated it with its chain in Kitab al-Fitan (1:43 no. 59). Also Ibrahim al-Harbi in Gharib al-Hadith because of the word used for mountains (akhaashib).
Hajj Gibril Haddad