Can anyone provide a reference to Hadith that mentions the destruction of Kabah by Dhul-Suwayqatayn, the king of Abyssinia after the death of Isa (AS)?


From Juynboll's Encyclopedia of Canonical Hadith, "...on the authority of Ziyad b. Sa'd -- Zuhri -- Sa'id b. al-Musayyab -- Abu Hurayra, who related the Prophet's words:

The Ka'ba will be destroyed by the spindle-legged man from al-Habasha (i.e., Abyssinia)

Juynboll traces the common link for the hadith back to Sufyan b. 'Uyayna, and goes on to say that this destruction must necessarily occur after there are no more people on Earth who call on God's name.

One of the isnads for this hadith describes the Prophet having a vision in which "a small, bald figure with distorted hands...bashes away at the House of God with his iron shovel and pickaxe, stripping off its ornaments and coverings."

Edit: These are references from sunnah.com; I haven't yet figured out how to read the references in Juynboll's encyclopedia.

Sahih Muslim 2909 a, Book 54, Hadith 71

Sunan an-Nasa'i 2904, Book 24, Hadith 0

  • Thank you for the answer. Do you know the reference number and which book?
    – Ahmed
    Jun 26 '16 at 2:53
  • I'm still learning how to read the confusing references in Juynboll's book. I went to sunnah.com and found the hadith in a couple of places, and I've copied those references into my answer. Jun 26 '16 at 3:27
  • @Ahmed You should note that kaaba has been destroyed before: quora.com/Has-the-Kaaba-ever-been-destroyed-by-human Also the leader of ISIS have called for its destruction
    – Kilise
    Sep 2 '16 at 8:51

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