"My name will reach every place where the sun rises and sets." Is the statement above a hadith? If it is a hadith, how should it be understood? When will it take place?

The Answer

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According to what is reported from Hz. Thawban, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

“Allah drew the ends of the world near one another for my sake. And I have seen its eastern and western ends. And the dominion of my Ummah would reach those ends which have been drawn near me.” (Muslim, Fitan, 19; Abu Dawud, Fitan, 1; Tirmidhi, Fitan, 14)

This hadith is like the miracles witnessing the prophethood of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). For, the Prophet (pbuh) gave some pieces of news related to the future and they took place exactly as he said. Indeed, Islam spread to the whole world and this spread took place in the direction of east-west in general.

Muslims became rich and obtained booties. The Sasanid State, which was in the east of Hejaz region, and the silver possessions of the Emperor were captured by the Muslims.

The conquests by the Islamic state increased especially during the caliphate of Hz. Uthman; the Islamic sovereignty reached the Atlantic Ocean in the west; places like Andalusia, Kirwan and Sabta were captured by the Islamic armies.

The conquests in the east reached the Far East and China. The other eastern countries like Iraq and Khorasan were also conquered. (see Nabhani, Hujjatullahi alal-Alamin, p. 526-27)

“Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion - the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: ´They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me. ´If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.” (an-Nur, 24/55)

This domination of Islam and its universal sovereignty is indicated in the verse above.

It is possible that the spiritual domination of Islam worldwide in the near future will occur again and the following glad tiding by Badiuzzaman Said Nursi will take place: “Among the revolutions in the future, the most sonorous and highest sound will be the sound of Islam and the Quran.”

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