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Allah has created various creations and one among them is Yajooj and Majooj also known as Gog and Magog. Here we have explained who are Yajooj and Majooj and what could be the possible location of the Gog Magog steel wall in the world.
Who are Yajooj and Majooj?
Yajooj and Majooj are the names of two tribes that were vicious, wild, and inhumane by nature. These tribes created destruction and great misery for the inhabitants of an area. They acted like animals, destroyed their crops, killed their people, and created havoc in the area.
King Zulqurnain came to help people
It was the time when King Zulqurnain, a Muslim King was ruling a major part of the world. One day when he was traveling the world he came across a mountain where people pleaded with him for help. They insisted to help them get rid of the wicked Yajooj and Majooj. Al-Kahf 18:94
King Zulqurnain agreed to help the Turks and decided to seal the rift of the mountain with pieces of iron. In this way, the barbaric tribe was imprisoned there. How King Zulqurnain sealed the walls and imprisoned Yajooj and Majooj?
Gog and Magog were trapped behind a wall
It is narrated in Surah Kahf: “Give me blocks of iron;” When he had filled up the gap between the two mountains, he said; “Blow”. When he made them red as fire, he said; “Bring me molten copper to pour over them”. – Al-Kahf 18:96
This is how the Yajooj Majooj got imprisoned behind the wall. The wall still exists today and there are many different sources that claim the possible location of the Yajooj Majooj wall.
Yajooj Majooj will break the wall and come again
- Gog and Magog people dig every day until when they can almost see the rays of the sun, the one in charge of them says: “Go back and we will dig it tomorrow.” Then Allah puts it back, stronger than it was before. (This will continue) until, when their time has come, and Allah wants to send them against the people. – Sunan Ibn Majah 4080
- It is narrated that the Yajooj and Majooj will break the wall and come out during the Period of Prophet Esa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ – Al-Kahf 18:98
- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Allah has made an opening in the wall of the Yajooj Majooj (people) like this, and he made with his hand (with the help of his fingers). – Sahih al-Bukhari 3347
- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “the last hour will not come or happen until the coming forth of Yajooj Majooj.” – Sunan Abi Dawud 4311
They will emerge with full power and cause immense threats in the world. The world will face a brutal time as Gog Magog will kill a lot of people for no reason.
What will yajuj and majuj do?
After breaking the wall, Yajooj Majood will be swarming down from every hill. – Al-Anbya 21:96
In a Hadith, it is written that;
- Gog Magog will not pass by any water but they will drink it.
- They will not pass by anything but they will spoil it.
- The earth will be filled with their stench and (the people) will beseech Allah.
- Sunan Ibn Majah 4081
Will Yajooj and Majooj kill everyone?
It is mentioned in a hadith that Yajuj Majuj will kill everyone on the earth except a few people.
Gog Magog will travel until they reach a mountain at Bait Al-Maqdis. They will say: “We have killed whoever was on the earth. Come! Let us kill whoever is in the skies.” They will shoot their arrows into the Heavens, so Allah will return their arrows to them red with blood. – Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2240
Who will kill Gog and Magog?
At this time Prophet Esa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ with his followers will pray to Allah. Then the sky will send down rain that will carry them and throw them into the sea. Then the mountains will turn to dust and the earth will be stretched out like a hide. – Sunan Ibn Majah 4081
Possible Locations of Yajooj Majooj Wall
Gog and Magog are confined in a wall and therefore, there are many kinds of research conducted on their possible locations. We have summarized 8 possible locations where the Yajooj Majooj wall could be situated in the world.
The Great Wall of China or Gog and Magog wall?
It is said that when other powerful nations will come to an end, the Chinese will rise and invade the whole world, eating humans.
Thus the expected Yajooj Majooj wall location by some of the Kings in previous times was stated to be The Great Wall of China, built by the Chinese King Fagfor, almost about 3460 years after Prophet Adam was born. You can search for this wall location on Google Maps.
However, we have heard that according to Islam Gog and Magog wall is on the eastern side of the world but the Great Chinese Wall is on the north.
The North Pole or the South Pole
It is said that Gog and Magog wall is made of steel behind which Yajuj Majuj are trapped, they try to dig a hole in it every day but fail to complete it.
This indicates that the Gog and Magog wall might be covered with dirt, snow, or sand. Corrosion is a metal’s property called oxidation. Cold temperatures associated with high altitudes or snowy environments stop oxidation.
Many years have passed but Yajooj Majooj didn’t invade the world means the Gog and Magog wall is still strong enough which means that Gog and Magog wall is some region where there is snow throughout the year.
It can be said that the Yajooj Majooj wall location is somewhere in the North Pole and the South Pole where the latest technology fails.
Under the Surface of Earth
Although it is difficult to draw Yajuj Majuj picture out of the available information; however, it is said that Yajooj Majooj has red hair and small eyes.
It indicates that they might be underground, as people living in caves or less exposure to sunlight tend to have such an appearance.
The metal gate of the Gog and Magog wall might be the entrance to an underground cave.
Siberia or Himalaya – a possible Yajooj Majooj wall location
Scholars and historians are still doing research and studies on the Yajuj Majuj wall location. Some also say that the wall is not imaginary but real, and it is found to be in Siberia.
Others say the Himalayas might be the correct Yajuj Majuj wall location. Some suggest that they live in the northern areas of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
On the other hand, it is concluded by some modern scholars that the two Barrier Mountains are the Caucasus mountain range, the eastern and western sections of which are separated by a narrow pass called the Daryal Gorge.
This Caucasus mountain range spreads its origin in the west from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea in the east. Hence, it could be a possible Yajuj Majuj wall location.
Mongolia and Russia
Some historians even gave Yajuj Majuj wall location maps which somewhere denotes it to be between Mongolia and Russia or somewhere near Georgia bordering Turkey.
Bukhara and Tirmidhi
A scholar summed that the Gog and Magog wall is in central Asia near Bukhara and Tirmidhi and the place is called Derbent. You can search for this wall location on Google Maps.
Some people believe that the Yajuj Majuj is located somewhere in Bermuda Triangle where the latest technology fails to detect them. You can search for this location on Google Maps.
To sum up it all up, in the end, I would like to say that the exact Yajooj Majooj wall location is not known or proven by anyone and it remains a mystery.