Ya’juj Ma’juj (Gog and Magog)

They are known as Ya’juj and Ma’juj (or Ajuj and Majuj). The Bible refers to them as Gog and MaGog. The emergence of the mighty tribes of Ya’juj and Ma’juj is also a major sign of Qiyamah (Day of Resurrection).
Allah says in the Qur’an, “When Ya’juj and Ma’juj are let loose (from their Barrier) and they swiftly swarm from every mound…”   (Surah Al-Anbiya  21: 96)

Allah says in the Qur’an, ” (Zul-Qarnain) said, ‘This (barrier) is a mercy from my Lord, but when the promise of my Lord comes, He shall level it (the barrier) down  to the ground. And the promise of my Lord is ever true.”  (Surah Al-Kahf)

In the lengthy Hadith of Al-Nawwas bin Sam’an, it has been mentioned, “And Allah will send Yajuj and Ma’juj and they will come from every lofty place.”  (Sahih Muslim)

1. Ya’juj Ma’juj (Gog & MaGog) and Zul-Qarnain

Thousands of years ago, the barbarous tribes of Yajuj and Ma’juj were imprisoned behind an iron wall built by Zul-Qarnain. Referred to in the Qur’an in Surah Al-Kahf, Zul-Qarnain was a pious and just king. He believed in Allah as the one and only god. Allah provided him with all forms of strength through which he was able to carry his conquests. He is a mysterious figure. Zul-Qarnain seems to be just a title which has two meanings in Arabic: (a) the one who has two horns, (b) the one who affects two Ages.  It is unknown who he is or the period in history in which he actually lived and ruled. Many scholars have suggested that he could be Alexander the Great because Alexander the Great is known in Arabic as Alexander Zul-Qarnain. However, many modern Muslim scholars disagree with this conclusion because Alexander the Great was not a monotheistic believer in God.

Once Zul-Qarnain carried out a expeditions in three directions, the far West, far East, and then in a northerly direction. Travelling first in the westerly direction, Zul-Qarnain conquered the lands he passed through establishing the laws of Allah therein until he reached the setting of the sun. There, Zul-Qarnain met people  that didn’t believe in Allah. Given a choice of punishing them for their Kufr (Disbelief) or being lenient by inviting them first to Islam; he chose the latter and addressed them, ”Those evil-doers who do injustice to themselves by rejecting Allah will be punished by death in this World and in the hereafter, the fire of Hell is their abode. As for those who accept the invitation and believe in Allah, they will be treated leniently and in the hereafter Paradise is their place of rest.”

After the expedition towards the West, Zul-Qarnain made preparation for the expedition towards the East. Conquering the lands he passed through, establishing he laws of Allah therein. Zul-Qarnain continued travelling in an easterly direction until he reached the rising of the sun. In this area of the East, he saw a nation receiving the sunshine without any obstruction. He dealt with them in the same manner he dealt with the people in the West.

After the expedition to the East, Zul-Qarnain started his northern expedition. He kept on travelling until he reached the midst of two mountains, it was here that Zul-Qarnain came across a tribe who complained to him about the tribes of Ya’juj and Ma’juj. Ya’juj and Ma’juj inhabited the land behind the mountains, plundered them, committed bloodshed, and then ran away. Observing Zul-Qarnain’s power, they asked to set a barrier in return for a tribute for their protection from the atrocities and bloodshed, which they often bore at the hands of Ya’juj Ma’juj. Refusing to accept any tribute, he built an iron wall (or barrier) with their help which Ya’juj Ma’juj could not cross or pierce. (Qurtubi, Ibn-Kathir)

2. The Wall of Zul-Qarnain

Many different opinions have been expressed as to the location of the iron wall of Zul-Qarnain.

According to Sheikh Hifzur-Rahman’s “Stories of the Qur’an”: “The Yajuj Ma’juj caused destruction and blood-shed in a vast area, and because of their oppression, many barriers and walls were erected in different times and places by different kings.

Four walls are the most famous:
1) The Great Wall of China which was built by the Chinese King Fagfor 3460 years after Prophet Adam عليه السلام was put on the Earth.
2) The wall in Central Asia near Bukhara and Tirmiz in a place called Derbent.
3) The wall in Dagestan, Russia also known as Derbent near the Caspian sea.
4) The wall which is in the westerly direction to the third in the region of the Caucasus.

3. Break Free of the Iron Wall

Their emergence, which is one of the signs of the Hour.  However, its first indications were present during the time of the Prophet. Zainab-bint-Jahsh says: “Once the Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم   awoke from such a sleep that his face was red and uttering the following words with his tongue, ‘ There is none worthy of worship but Allah. Destruction is upon the Arabs due to the evil which has come close to them. Today, a hole has been opened in the barrier (wall) of Ya’juj and Ma’juj, like this ‘, and he made a circle with his index finger and thumb indicating the size of the hole.”   (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

Few years after the death of Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, one of Muslim caliphs (ruler) sent an expedition to check out the iron wall built by Zul-Qarnain and they discovered that it had already been ruined. So, that means Gog & Magog (or at least a portion of them) have already been set free and they are roaming the World, spreading mischief, oppression and disobedience to God.

4. Myths

Many myths surround Ya’juj and Ma’juj. One being that the common people believe that Ya’juj and Ma’juj are not human beings, but some kind of third being. How interesting it may be to believe that they are a third being, the reality is that they are human beings, just like yourself and I, and are from the progeny of Prophet Noah  عليه السلام.

Abdullah-bin-Amr narrated that Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Ya’juj and Ma’juj are the children of Prophet Adam عليه السلام  and not one will die until thousand are born to him. (Ibn Hajar Asqalani’s Fat’h Al-Bari)

Abdullah-bin-Amr narrated that Prophet Mohammad  صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, “Allah divided mankind into ten parts. Nine tenths constitute Ya’juj and Ma’juj while the remaining one tenth constitutes the rest of mankind.”  (Ibn Hajar Asqalani’s Fat’h Al-Bari)

Hadrat Abu Saeed Khudri narrates that the Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, “On the Day of Judgement, Allah will tell Adam عليه السلام  to pick out the Jahanamis (people destined to Hell) from his progeny. Adam عليه السلام will ask, “O Allah, who are they?” Allah will say,”999 out of 1000 are Jahanamis while one is a Jannati (people destined to Paradise).” On hearing this, the Sahaba over taken by fear asked, “Who will the ONE Jannati (people destined to Paradise) be?” The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  replied, “Do not grieve the 999 will be Yajuj Ma’juj while you will be the one Jannati (people destined to Hell).”   (Bukhari, Muslim)

A second myth is that people believe that Ya’juj and Ma’juj were created from Adam عليه السلام  without Eve (Hawa)  عليه السلام on the basis of Ka’ab’s narration, “They are from the children of Adam. That is Adam  عليه السلام had a wet dream, the semen intermingled with the earth and they were created from that Earth.”   (Ibn Hajar Asqalani’s Fat’h Al-Bari)

It should be noted that this narration is very weak and objectionable as it is proven from many Hadiths that the Prophets of Allah do not have wet dreams because the wet dream is from Satan and the Prophets of Allah are protected from Satan.

Secondly there is a Hadith which can be found in Fathul-Bari that clearly states that they are from the progeny of Prophet Noah  عليه السلام. The Prophet Noah  عليه السلام was definitely from the children of Adam  عليه السلام and Eve عليه السلام .

5. Physical Appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog & Magog)

The authentic Hadiths like the Hadith of Nawwas bin Saman in Sahih Muslim suggests that they are very strong and powerful people whom nobody has the power to fight.

It has also been narrated that they have wide faces, small eyes, and their faces are like shields covered with skin. (Musnad Ahmad)

6. Emergence of Ya’juj Ma’juj (Gog & Magog) before the Day of Resurrection

A short period after killing the Dajjal, Prophet Jesus عليه السلام will be informed of the release of Ya’juj and Ma’juj. Obeying Allah’s command, Jesus  عليه السلام will take the Muslims to Mount Tur (in Sinai, Egypt) for their protection as nobody will be able to kill the Ya’juj Ma’juj. Ya’juj and Ma’juj will come forth from every lofty place causing destruction and bloodshed wherever they go. Their first batch of Ya’juj and Ma’juj will come to  Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)  and drink all of its water. Their last batch will come to it and say, “There was once water in this lake.”
Marshing on, carrying out pillage and murder to their left and right, they will come to mount of Khamr (a mountain in Jerusalem) and say, “We have killed the inhabitants of the Earth, let us now kill the inhabitants of Heaven.” Thus, they will shoot their arrows towards the sky. Allah will return the arrows covered with blood and these fools will think they have killed those in Heaven. Meanwhile, Prophet Jesus عليه السلام  and his companions will remain confined until the head of an ox becomes more valuable than 100 gold coins. Prophet Jesus عليه السلام  and his companions will pray to Allah for the destruction of Ya’juj and Ma’juj. Allah, answering their prayer, will send insects (or worms) attacking (biting) the necks of Ya’juj Ma’juj. In the morning, they will be found dead.

In the narration of Abu Saeed al- Khudri which can be found in Imam Qurtubi’s book Tazkira, it has been mentioned; the believers not able to withstand the noise (of  Ya’juj and Ma’juj as they are being attacked by the insects/worms) that morning will say ‘Will anybody sacrifice his life and see what is going on?’ Volunteering, a believer will come down from the mountain thinking that he will never return . However to his surprise, he will find that they are all dead and he will shout, “Good news! Your enemy is dead.” Prophet Jesus عليه السلام  and his companions will come down, but will find that the Earth is full with their stinking corpses. So, again Prophet Jesus عليه السلام  and his companions will turn to Allah and pray. Allah will send birds with necks like the necks of Bactarian camels which will carry the corpses and throw them where Allah wishes. Thereafter, Allah will send rain and the Earth will be cleaned.  (Nawwas-bin-Samaan/Muslim)

Abu Huraira [radhiyallahu ‘anhu] said that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Ya’juj and Ma’juj dig into the barrier every day, until when they almost see the light of the sun, the one in charge of them says: “Go back home and dig again tomorrow.” So they go home, and it returns to being as thick as it was before.

Then when their time has come, and Allah [‘azza wa-jall] wishes to send them upon the people, they will dig until when they almost see the light of the sun, the one in charge of them will make an exception by saying: “Go back home and dig again tomorrow, if Allah wills.” Then they will come back to it and find it as they had left it. So they will dig through it, and come out upon the people. They will drink all the water, and the people will go for protection to their fortresses.

So they [i.e. Ya’juj and Ma’juj] will shoot their arrows into the sky, and they will come back with the appearance of having blood on them. So they will say: “We have overcome the inhabitants of the earth, and conquered the inhabitants of the heaven.” Then Allah will send down upon them an-naghf in their necks which will kill them.”

Then the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “By He in Whose Hand is my soul, the beasts of the earth will be fattened and nourished from their flesh and blood.”  (Musnad Ahmad)

 

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم say:

“Ya’juj and Ma’juj will open the barrier and come out against the people as Allah [ta’ala] said: “from every slope, pouring down.” [Al-Anbiya’: 96] So they will wreak havoc on the earth, and the Muslims will take cover in their cities and fortresses, taking their herds with them.

And they [i.e. Ya’juj and Ma’juj] will drink the waters of the earth until one of them will pass by a river, then they will all drink from it until they leave it dry, until one who comes after them will pass that river and say: “There was once water here.”

Then, when there is no one from the people remaining except that he has gone to a fortress or a city, one of them will say: “We have finished with the inhabitants of the earth, now only the inhabitants of the heavens are left.”

He said: “Then one of them will shake his spear and hurl it into the sky, and it will fall back down again soaked with blood, as a trial and test for them. So while they are like that, Allah will send a worm in their necks like an-naghf, which will eat its way out of their necks, so that they will all fall dead, and no sound will be heard from them.

So the Muslims will say: “Is there any man who will risk his life for us to see what this enemy is doing?”

He said: “So a man will stand up to do that, seeking Allah’s reward, feeling that he will surely be a dead man. So he will go down and find them all dead, lying on top of each other. So he will call out: “O assembly of Muslims! Receive the good tidings that Allah has sufficed you against your enemy!” So they will come out of their cities and fortresses, and they will let their herds loose. They will find nothing for them to graze upon except their flesh [i.e. of Ya’juj and Ma’juj], but they will be nourished from it just as well as they had ever been nourished from any vegetation.”  (Al-Haakim)

حدثنا ‏ ‏هشام بن عمار ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏يحيى بن حمزة ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏ابن جابر ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏يحيى بن جابر الطائي ‏ ‏حدثني ‏ ‏عبد الرحمن بن جبير بن نفير ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبيه ‏ ‏أنه سمع ‏ ‏النواس بن سمعان ‏ ‏يقول ‏
‏قال رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏سيوقد المسلمون من قسي ‏ ‏يأجوج ‏ ‏ومأجوج ‏ ‏ونشابهم ‏ ‏وأترستهم سبع سنين

Al-Nawas bin Sam’an said that the Messenger of Allah said: ” The Muslims, from the bows, arrows, and shields of Gog and Magog, will kindle fires (to heat themselves) for seven years.” (Ibn Maja)

Nawwas bin Sam’an narrated that Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:

” …. (After the Dajjal appears with his trails and tribulations,) it will at this very time that Allah will send the Messiah, son of Mary. He will descend at the white minaret on the eastern side of Damascus, wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he lowers his head, there will fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he raises it up, beads like pearls will scatter from it. Every non-believer who smells the odour of his body will die and his breath will reach as far as he is able to see. He will then go after (the Dajjal) until he catches him at the gate of Ludd (Israel) and kills him. Then, a people whom Allah had protected will come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he will wipe their faces and inform them of their ranks in Paradise.

It will be under such conditions that Allah will reveal to Jesus the following words: ‘I have brought forth from among My servants such people against whom none will be able to fight; youtake these people safely to Tur (mountain in Sinai, Egypt).’ Then, Allah will send Gog and Magog and they will swarm down from every slope. The first of them (Gog and Magog) will pass the lake of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) and drink out of it. And when the last of them passes, he will say: ‘There was once water there.’

Jesus and his companions will then be besieged here (at Tur mountain, and they will be so hard pressed) to the extent that an ox will be more valuable to them than one hundred Dinars (Arabic currency). Allah’s Messenger  صلى الله عليه وسلم said, Jesus, and his companions will supplicate to Allah, Who will send to them (Gog and Magog) insects (which will attack their necks) and in the morning, they would perish as one single person. Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said, Jesus, and his companions will then come down (from Tur mountain) and they will not find as much space as a single span that is not filled with decomposed remains of Gog and Magog’s corpses. Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم   said, Jesus, and his companions will then supplicate to Allah who will send birds whose necks would be like those (the necks) of Bactrian camels and they will carry them (Gog and Magog) away and throw them where Allah wills.

Then Allah will send rain which no house of mud-bricks or (tent of) camel-hair will keep out and it will wash the Earth until it resembles a mirror. Then, the Earth will be ordered (by Allah) to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, pomegranate will grow that will be enough for a group of people to eat and seek shelter under its skin. A dairy cow will give so much milk that (will be enough for) a group of people to drink. The milking camel will give so such milk that a whole tribe will be able to drink from it…

At that time, Allah will send a pleasant wind which will soothe (people) even under their armpits. He will take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked will survive who will commit adultery like donkeys and the Last Hour would come to them.”  (Sahih Muslim)

In the New Testament of the Bible, there is a similar prophesy said by Jesus regarding the believers who will flee to the mountains:

“When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judeaflee to the mountains.” (Mark 13:14 )

8. Who are the Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and MaGog) ?

Neither the Quran nor the Hadith specify explicitly the identity, nationality, ethnic or religious background of Ya’juj and Ma’juj. However, by analyzing what the Quran and the various Hadiths, as well as the Bible, one may develop certain hypothesis regarding who Ya’juj and Ma’juj might be.

The Torah (Old Testament of the Bible) says:

“Son of Adam, face yourself in the direction of Gog, Land of the Magog, chief (head) of Meshech  and Tuval…” ( Ezekiel 38)

There are 3 main possibilities currently being proposed by various scholars regarding the identity of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog & Magog):

A. China and Korea:

This hypothesis is based on the following:

(a) China is famous for its Great Wall. This Wall is probably the one built by Zul Qarnain.

(b) China is superpower, with nuclear military power, and is growing economically at a high rate.

(c) China’s population is huge and increasing, about 1.3 billion people. Quran 21:96 as well as various Hadiths give us an impression that Gog and Magog are huge in number.

(d) The majority of the people of China are atheists, and are governed by a ruthless Communist regime. There is a Hadith which says that Gog and Magog will say: ” ‘We have killed the inhabitants of the Earth, let us now kill the inhabitants of Heaven’. So, they will shoot their arrows towards the sky. Allah will return the arrows covered with blood.”  This Hadith indicates that Gog and Magog are atheists.

(e) Already Chinese officials are talking about the aspirations to invade the U.S. To read how the Chinese Minister of Defence has argued for the need for war and world domination, click here.

(f)  The following 2 Hadiths:

‏حَدَّثَنِي ‏ ‏يَحْيَى ‏ ‏حَدَّثَنَا ‏ ‏عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ ‏ ‏عَنْ ‏ ‏مَعْمَرٍ ‏ ‏عَنْ ‏ ‏هَمَّامٍ ‏ ‏عَنْ ‏ ‏أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ‏ ‏رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ ‏
‏أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏قَالَ:‏ ‏لَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تُقَاتِلُوا ‏ ‏خُوزًا ‏ ‏وَكَرْمَانَ ‏ ‏مِنْ الْأَعَاجِمِ حُمْرَ الْوُجُوهِ فُطْسَ الْأُنُوفِ صِغَارَ الْأَعْيُنِ وُجُوهُهُمْ ‏ ‏الْمَجَانُّ الْمُطْرَقَةُ ‏ ‏نِعَالُهُمْ الشَّعَرُ

Abu Huraira said the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ” The Hour (of Resurrection) will not come until you fight against Khuz (or Khuzan) and Kerman, of the Aajam (non Arabic people) with red faces, flat noses, small eyes, and their faces are like Hammered shields .They wear hairy leather boots.” (Sahih Bukhari, Musnad Ahmad, Sunan Abu Dawud)

Please note in Sunan Abu Dawud, this Hadith is narrated without mentioning “red faces”.  Khuz are lands east of Persia and Kerman is a well-known region in Iran. However, we believe that our prophet may have meant “Khuz and Kerman” in a symbolic way. So,“Khuz and Kerman” may simply refer to China & Korea because the description of the people in this Hadith fits more people of the Yellow race, rather than Iranians.

وَحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنْ الْأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ يَبْلُغُ بِه

 النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تُقَاتِلُوا قَوْمًا نِعَالُهُمْ الشَّعَرُ وَلَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تُقَاتِلُوا قَوْمًا صِغَارَ الْأَعْيُنِ ذُلْفَ الْآنُف

Abu Huraira reported the Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم  as saying: ” The Hour (of Resurrection) would not come until you fight with a people wearing shoes of hair and the Hour (of Resurrection) would not come until you fight with a people having small eyes and broad snub noses.” (Sahih Muslim) Please note there are 3 variations of this Hadith in Sahih Muslim. One of these variations mention that these are Turkic people (Mongoloid people are Turkic).

(g)  The Bible in Revelation 16:12 prophesies that the Euphrates River will dry up to prepare the way for the kings from the East:

 12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. (Revelation 16:12)

(h) The Bible, in Revelation 9: 13-21,  in what is known as the Sixth Trumpet, talks about an invasion of an army of 200 million soldiers:

” 13The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. 14It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind16The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.

 17The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. 18third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. 19The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.

 20The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. ” (Revelation 9: 13-21)

China’s one child policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 to limit communist China’s population growth. This rule has caused a disdain for female infants; abortion, neglect, abandonment, and even infanticide have been known to occur to female infants. The result of such Draconian family planning has resulted in the disproportionate ratio of 114 males for every 100 females among babies from birth through children four years of age. That means there will be lots of Chinese men who will not be able to find a wife and have a normal life. Such men have nothing to lose or look forward to, they can become brutal or have psychological problems.  So, they are ideal for recruitment into the Chinese army that will invade the lands of Muslims.

B. Unknown Savage People

They appear in the End of Time.

C. The  2 Cities – Yakutsk & Magadan could be Yajuj & Majuj

We have received an email from someone in Malaysia telling us he believes Gog & Magog are connected to weird phenomenon in two neighboring regions of Russian Siberia: Yakutsk & Magadan. Yakutsk is the capital of Republic of Sakha (formely known as Yakutia), a huge, semi-autonomous region in Far East Siberia, Russia. . Magadan is a port city and an administrative center of Russian province Magadan.

Something going on underground in that region which could be the Gog & Magog working underground. He believes the Tunguska Blast on July 30, 1908 in Siberia could be connected to thisphenomenon.

The following are links to relevant articles & information:

1) http://eyakutia.com/2010/03/mysteries-yakutia-siberia-valley-of-death/

2) http://www.turkiye.net/sota/yakut.html

3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakha_Republic

4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event

5) http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/02/22/01358.html

D.  Descendants of the Vikings

Dr. Ridhwan ibn Saleem, Honorary Principal, West London School of Islamic Studies  www.WLSIS.org , has proposed in his recent article that Gog and Magog could be descendants of the Vikings. To download his article, click here .

E. Jews, particularly Khazar Jews, Zionists, Countries controlled by Zionists

It is well-known that most of the Jews today are not from the original 12 tribes of Israel, but rather are descendants of the Khazars who converted to Judaism hundreds of years ago. The word Ya’juj or  Ajuj can be written as YaJewj or YaJews. Similarly, Ma’Juj could be written as MaJewj or MaJews. So, the words themselves are certainly hinting at the connection between Yajuj & Majuj on one hand and the Jews on the other hand. In English, they are known as Gog and MaGog  because what in Arabic is pronounced and written as J , in  in Hebrew is pronounced as G (Hebrew is influenced by Egyptian). Today, Egyptians pronounce an Arabic J as G ). It is also worth noting that Jews are called ” Yahud” in Arabic so that may explain why “Ya” appears in the beginning of the word “Ya’Juj”.

Linguistically, based on Arabic Grammar, the word MaJewj refers to people who have become (or have been made / turned into) yaJewj (or Jews or yahud), meaning Judaicized. So, MaJewj could be referring to the Khazar Jews. However, the word MaJewj could alternatively be referring to all people who are influenced by the Zionist Jews and follow Satan & the Anti-Christ, such the Christian Zionists and countries controlled by the Zionists such the U.S.

For more information about Khazar Jews and their connection to Gog & Magog, visit:

www.apfn.org/THEWINDS/library/khazars.html

www.apfn.org/THEWINDS/library/khazars_2.html 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-TZPbhC5Sk

Jaber Balushi, a Shia researcher believes that Gog and MaGog are the JewsHe points out that the numerical value of Gog  يَأْجُوج plus the numerical value of MaGog مَأْجُوج  is: 23 + 53= 76  which is the expected duration in Hijri years of the state of Israel from its establishment in 1948 to its expected end in 2022. So, 2022 – 1948 = 74 years which is equal to 76 Hijri years.

source: http://www.discoveringislam.org