Who are Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog)?

In this article, we are going to discuss something about Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog) and some facts about them as mentioned in Quran. In the history of mankind, there were two deadly tribes who used to torture everyone leading to heights of cruelty. They even tried to wipe off mankind and the whole villages. According to an Ayyat in Toreit and historical evidence, these tribes originated from North East Asia and spent their lives making lives of others miserable, especially people in the areas of South and West Asia.  Different historians suggest that the place today is near Moscow and Tubal sec and some suggest that Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog)’s territory was vast spread from Tibet to a city in China extending in the west till Turkistan.[irp]

In the era of Hazrat Zulqurnain, the atrocities of Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog) were beyond limits so he built long walls and boundaries between the mountains. There are Aayats in Surah Kahf about Hazrat Zulqurnain A.S. There is a debate about this story and Hazrat Zulqurnain among different historians. Some assume that Zulqurnain is Alexandar the Great while some say it’s the second name of Persian King Cyrus but there is no confirmed answer to this. According to Quran Hazrat Zulqurnain had an abundance of resources and the while conquering the eastern and western areas reached the mountain area where on the other side were Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog).

Thus, Hazrat Zulqurnain built a real wall from molten copper and iron to save people temporarily from the cruelty of Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog).  He then thanked Almighty Allah for providing him with strength for saving people from atrocities of Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog) and explained people that this wall is temporary and whenever Allah wants, it is going to be demolished as everything has its end and this will too as have promised by Allah. The debate is on the location because there are 5 such walls around the world built in different times by different Kings of which the famous one is the Great Wall of China but it’s not built with copper and Iron.

Some say it’s the great wall built in Yemen between the mountains but that was to save people from flood and store water. There is a wall in Caucasus between mountains separating north from the south and fulfilling the whole description of the Zulqurnain wall. Historians believe that this is the same wall though it cannot be broken and Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog) cannot pass but when Allah commands, this wall will be destroyed itself and that is the time which will be near to the end of this world.

According to a Sahih Bukhari hadith, Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog) dig into the wall every day but then leave it for the next day. When Allah will command, they will dig the wall completely and come out to start with destruction and cruelty in the world like before. No one would be able to fight with them; they can even swallow humans to death.[irp]

On Allah’s order, Hazrat Eesa A.S. and his companions will stand where there is a shortage of food and pray to get rid of Yajuj Majuj (Gog and Magog). Then Allah will send an Azaab for them which will destroy them and their pathetic smelling dead bodies will be seen everywhere. Then on praying Allah will send camels that will take away these bodies and then it will start raining from which everything will be clean and happy.