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Jahjaah جهجاه


Imam At-Tirmidhi reports via Abu Hurayrah the following hadith:

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏لَا يَذْهَبُ اللَّيْلُ وَالنَّهَارُ ‏ ‏حَتَّى يَمْلِكَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ ‏ ‏الْمَوَالِي ‏ ‏يُقَالُ لَهُ ‏ ‏ جَهْجَاهُ

Rasulullah (saaws) said, “The night and the day shall not cease until a man amongst the Mawaali named Jahjaah will reign.”

This hadith is also reported by Imam Muslim in his Sahih. Imam An-Nawawi also states in his commentary that in some manuscripts of Sahih Muslim the name is actually spelled: الْجَهْجَهَا Al-Jahjahaa, which adds the “haa”.

The word Mawaali is the plural form of the word mawlaa الْمَوْلَى, and according to the commentary Tuhfat Al-Ahwadhi it means slaves (mamaaleek / الْمَمَالِيكُ ).

This is certainly a prophesy from the Prophet Muhammad (‘alayhis salam). I have not found, however, a prominent leader in history from the mawaali named jahjaah. ‏

2 Responses to “Jahjaah جهجاه”

  1. ibn ismail says:

    assalaamu alaikum wr wbr

    what does jahjaah mean ?

  2. Yusuf Smith says:

    As-Salaamu ‘alaikum,

    There is an Abu Jahjaah who is one of the leaders of the ‘salafi’/'jihadi’ extremists. Last I heard, he was living in Belgium.

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