In the verses in which He describes the peoples of Gog and Magog, Almighty Allah says:
Until he arrived between the two mountains where he found a people scarcely able to understand speech. (Surat al-Kahf, 93)
They said, ‘Dhu’l-Qarnayn! Gog and Magog are causing corruption in the land. Can we, therefore, pay tribute to you in return for your constructing a barrier between us and them?’ (Surat al-Kahf, 94)
Two important characteristics of Gog and Magog are noted in the Qur’an. The first is that this people is ‘scarcely able to understand speech.’ In other words, they are a heedless people.
The second feature is that they cause corruption in the land. The word ‘land’ here is used in the sense of the world, meaning the corruption will be global. In order for corruption to emerge anywhere, it needs to have a philosophical origin, a defect of belief. In order for such a system of corruption to be able to take place across the world and affect the whole planet, it is essential for a great heretical philosophical foundation that will hold everyone under its sway to come about. Therefore, the emergence of Gog and Magog and system of destruction they bring with them therefore refers to a terrible disaster based on a totally perverted philosophy and that will inflict oppression on the entire world. (Allah knows the truth.)
In all probability, this global tragedy IS A REFERENCE TO THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS. Because these wars were initiated under the influence of Darwinist, materialist, communist and fascist ideologies, under the influence of which they wreaked destruction on the whole world. Communists and fascists comprise the Gog and Magog of the End Times. The world’s bloodiest leaders adopted the teachings of the theory of evolution as their guide and inflicted disaster and destruction on vast masses of people through communist and fascist movements. These wars, based on a perverted philosophy and in which so many Muslims were martyred, took place across the world, as indicated in the verses, and resulted in the deaths of 250-300 million people.
Other verses in which Gog and Magog are described read:
He said, ‘The power my Lord has granted me is better than that. Just give me a strong helping hand and I will build a solid barrier between you and them. (Surat al-Kahf, 95)
Bring me ingots of iron!’ Then, when he had made it level between the two high mountain-sides, he said, ‘Blow!’ and when he had made it a red hot fire, he said, ‘Bring me molten brass to pour over it.’ (Surat al-Kahf, 96)
They were, therefore, unable to climb over it nor were they able to make a breach in it. (Surat al-Kahf, 97)
When Gog and Magog are let loose and rush down from every slope. (Surat Al-Anbiya’, 96)
The verses refer to intensive use of IRON AND BRASS. Large quantities of iron and brass were used in World Wars I and II. Tanks, vehicles, motorcycles and planes were made using huge amounts of iron and brass. This is in complete agreement with the verses.
The verses also refer to TWO HIGH MOUNTAIN SIDES. This may be a reference to the defensive lines that sprang up in the two world wars. Great defensive lines, such as the French and German lines, were built in World War I in particular. Huge, solid fortifications, equipped with tanks and that could only be entered through tunnels, were constructed to defend their borders. The aim was to prevent any attack from the outside and to neutralize the enemy.
As revealed in the verse, one of the distinguishing features of Gog and Magog is that the RUSH DOWN FROM THE SLOPES. Indeed, countless armies descended from the hills in the world wars, and the armies of many countries penetrated right inside the cities and attacked millions of innocent people.
In the light of such portents as the whole world being influenced on the basis of a heretical philosophy, a climate of corruption and strife being built on the basis of the bloody ideologies of communism and fascism, the use of iron and brass and the building of defensive fortifications, it is very probably that the Gog and Magog described in the Qur’an refer to the First and Second World Wars. During these wars, the consequence of Darwinist and communist philosophy, the worst mass killings in history were committed, together with the worst destruction the world had ever seen. The terrible destruction wreaked by Gog and Magog in the End Times is in complete agreement with this interpretation. Allah best knows the truth, of course.