In the previous entry regarding the bifurcation of the Muslims into two opposing camps, the Camp of Faith and the Camp of Hypocrisy, I cited several Ahadith which speak of a general trend of apostasy and estrangement from Islam by a large segment of the Umma. Despite the fact that the Holy Qur’an proclaims that people will enter into Islam in droves [afwāj], the Prophet ﷺ prophesied that likewise a time will come when people will exit Islam in droves:
إِنَّ النَّاسَ دَخَلُوا فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًا ، وَسَيَخْرُجُونَ مِنْهُ أَفْوَاجًا
“Verily, the people will enter into the Religion of Allah in multitudes, and they will exit it in multitudes.”
A mass-apostasy will occur in the Muslim Umma. The Hadith about the bifurcation of the Umma into two camps makes it clear that this will occur near the moment of the Antichrist’s emergence. Yet this is not necessarily a sudden event, but a gradual process which will exponentially intensify as the moment of the Antichrist’s emergence draws near.