The prophet peace and blessings upon him called the antichrist, Al Masih Al Dajjal. It is rather a descriptive term than a name. The Dajjal is a liar and a deceiver, who will impersonate Isa Ibn Maryam. The return of Isa Ibn Maryam is one of the major signs of the end of times, and it is mentioned in the Quran. While the Dajjal will come out as the supreme test and Dajjal is not mentioned in the Quran directly. But the Dajjal signs are discussed in the Quran. The word Kafir will be written across his forehead and still hundreds of people will follow him. The Dajjal Hadith has many references to the Dajjal, the signs of Dajjal, and how to protect one’s self from his evil things. Dajjal hadith can be Seen below.
Rasool Allah said, Since the birth of Adam till the advent of Qiyamah there is no fitnah much greater than that of Dajjal.
Islamic Eschatology, the branch of Islam that deals with the end of times, has not been developed until recently. It is now that most scholars believe we are nearing the end of times. Studies and researches have been carried out to understand and explain the signs of Akhirah. The return of Issa A.S is the biggest sign of Qayamat and so is the coming of Dajjal.
Who is Dajjal, The Antichrist
Dajjal in Arabic means deceiver. He will come out calling himself the Christ while, in fact, he will be the antichrist. Rasool Allah said there will be many Dajjals before the real one comes out. In some narrations, he said the number will be close to thirty.
Isa Ibn Maryam Peace be upon him is a human. While the Dajjal is a Jasad, A body without a soul. But he will appear as a jew and a false Messiah and will lead the Jews of the world
Dajjal in Quran
The Holy Quran is a book of guidance, It teaches life lessons through narrating past incidents and stories. And by directing towards the signs of Allah the Almighty. Although there are no direct references to the Dajjal in the Holy Quran. Some scholars, especially the renowned scholar of Islamic eschatology Sheikh Imran Hossain has described some of the verses of the Quran which are indicating towards Dajjal. Dajjal in Quran has been narrated in a way
For instance, the above-mentioned verse of Surah Sad refers to the dream of Hazrat Sulaiman (King Solomon) when he saw a soulless body (Jasad) on his throne. Sheikh Imran explains that this soulless body could be Dajjal. As he will rule the world from the Solomon temple that the state of Israel is trying to excavate from under the Bait-ul-Muqadas. The 3000-year-old temple of Solomon was built by the Jinn and is one of the most mysterious and grand buildings of all time. Dajjal in Quran has not been mentioned directly.
Dajjal In the Hadith
Fatima bint-e-Qais a female companion of the Holy Prophet narrated this hadith, she said once after the Fard prayer the messenger of Allah said, “By Allah, I did not call you together for an exhortation or for a warning. I have called you together because Tameem al-Daari was a Christian and he came and swore allegiance and became Muslim, and told me something which agrees with what I was telling you about the Dajjal (false messiah).
Tamim Al Dari landed On a Barren Island:
Tamim al Dari and his group found an island and took rowing boats towards it. On the Island, they found an animal who was so hairy they couldn’t tell his front from back. The animal introduced himself as Jasasa and was speaking like humans. He asked them to go to the monastery where someone is eager to meet them.
The Group Met The man in the monastery:
They were afraid of the animal thinking it was the devil. And so they rushed to the monastery. Where we found the hugest man we had ever seen. Bound strongly in chains with his hands tied to his neck. And his legs were bound from the knees to the ankles with iron shackles.
The chained man Asked Them About The World:
We said: ‘Woe to you, who are you?’ He said: ‘You will soon find out about me; tell me who you are.’ They told him they were from Arabia and their ship got lost in the sea. The chained person then asked them some questions.
That chained person said: ‘Tell me about the date-palm trees of Baysaan.’ We said: ‘What do you want to know about them?’ He said: ‘I am asking you whether these trees bear fruit.’ We said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘Soon they will not bear fruit.’ He said: ‘Tell me about the lake of Tabariyyah’ We said: ‘What do you want to know about it?’
He said: ‘Is there water in it?’ They said: ‘There is a great deal of water in it.’ He said: ‘Soon it will dry up.’ Then he said: ‘Tell me about the spring of Zughar (which is in the south of Syria).’ They said: ‘What do you want to know about it?’ He said: ‘Is there water in the spring and do the people grow crops with the water of the spring?’ We said to him: ‘Yes, there is plenty of water in it and the people grow crops with its water.’
He Also Questioned Them About the Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him:
Then he said: ‘Tell me about the Prophet if the unlettered; what has he done?’ to which we said: ‘He has left Makkah and has settled in Yathrib (Madeenah).’ He said: ‘Do the Arabs fight against him?’ We said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘How did he deal with them?’ We told him that he had prevailed over the Arabs in his vicinity and they had shown obedience to him. He said to us: ‘Has it really happened?’ We said: ‘Yes.’
He said: ‘If it is so that, it is better for them that they show obedience to him. Now I will tell you about myself.
Dajjal Introduced Himself
I am the Dajjal and soon I will be given permission to emerge. So I will come out and travel in the land, and will not spare any town. But I will stay for forty nights, except Makkah and Taybah (Madeenah).
They are both forbidden to me; every time I try to enter one of them, I will be met by an angel with a sword in his hand, who will bar my way, and on every route, there will be angels guarding it.’ She said: Then the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) struck the minbar with his staff and said: “This is Taybah, this is Taybah, this is Taybah,” meaning Madeenah. “Did I not tell you this before?” The people said: Yes.
The Story Agreed to What The Prophet Has Been Telling the Companions About Dajjal:
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I liked the story of Tameem because it agrees with what I used to tell you about him. And about Makkah and Madinah. But he is in the Syrian Sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemeni Sea (Arabian Sea). No, rather he is in the east, he in the east, he is in the east,” and he pointed towards the east with his hand. She said: I memorized this from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). This hadith is reported in Sahih Muslim.
The Signs of Dajjal, And How to Recognize Him
Hadith tells us some very clear Dajjal signs. It says he will be a well-built man of ruddy complexion. His hair will be curly with locks so thick they will look like snakes. And he will be blind in the left eye. It will look like a grape and this is the most repeated of all signs. He will rule the world for forty days. In another Sahih hadith about Dajjal, it is mentioned that he will have a broad chest, a hunched back, and one floating eye.
It is also reported that Rasool Allah said, he will be blind in one eye and written between his eyes will be Kaaf-Fey-Rey in separate Arabic words. In another hadith, it is mentioned that Dajjal will be sterile.
Hadith also tells us that hundreds of people will follow Dajjal, including Persians, Turks, bedouins, and women. He will deceive people by showing miracles. Another sign of Dajjal is, he will bring back the dead (his satans will impersonate the dead person and his relatives will think their family member is back to live). He will grow vegetation on fertile land, and he will be able to make rain.
The insurgency of the Dajjal will be so extreme that Rasool Allah has advised Muslims to hide in the mountains and forests.
From Where Will Dajjal Emerge:
Hadith says he will emerge from the east, from among the Jews of Isfahan (70 thousand Jews, Musnad Ahmad Hadith number 12865). He will travel throughout the world, and enter every city except for the Holy cities of Makkah and Madina.
“The Dajjal will come to this pond in Marriqanaat – a valley in Madinah – and most of those who go out to him will be women, until a man will come to his mother in law, his mother, his daughter, his sister and his aunt, and will tie them up strongly for fear that they will go out to him.” (Narrated by Ahmad, no. 5099)
How to protect from the Fitnah of Dajjal:
Every Prophet from Hazrat Adam A.S to Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him have warned their respective Ummah about Dajjal.
Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him, has warned the Ummah from the affliction or trial of Dajjal a great deal. Even though the Quran does not mention Dajjal directly. And there is not a single mention of Dajjal’s name in the Quran. There are many hadith about the Dajjal signs. He has also guided us on how can we protect ourselves from Dajjal. He said, reciting the first 10 out of Surah Kahf every Friday will protect the reciter from Dajjal.
These Hints Are Clarified to Hazrat Ali at the Forthcoming of Dajjal:
(1) Individuals will quit offering Prayer.
(2) Dishonesty will be the common and normal method of life.
(3) Falsehood will grow to be a virtue.
(4) Individuals will mortgage their beliefs for worldly profit.
(5) Bribery will become legitimate
(6) There’ll be intense famine during the time.
Signs of Emergence of Dajjal
These hints have been believed that occurs before development and also these signs are compulsory requirements for Dajjal to emerge.
(1) Sea of Galilee will dry.
(2) When Date palm trees of Baisan will not bear any fruit
(3) Worship of Satan becomes ordinary.
(4) Constantinople will be conquest (modern-day Istanbul, Turkey) by the Islamic Caliphate
Places which the Dajjal will never Enter
It’s prohibited for Dajjal to enter Makkah or Madinah As he emerges at the end of times, due to the Saheeh hadeeth narrated compared to this result. So far as some other regions are concerned, he’ll enter into them after another.
Hadith narrated by Fatimah bint Qays (may Allah be pleased with her), it says:”(Dajjal will say, ‘sooner I have consent to emerge. I then shall emerge and can travel across the earth for forty days, and that I will not leave any town without entering it, besides Makkah and Madinah, which I shall undoubtedly be prevented from penetrating, every time I attempt to enter, there’ll be an angel with an unsheathed sword in his hands, preventing me from penetrating. On every gate, there will be angels protecting them. ”’ (Narrated by Muslim, no. 5228)
The followers of the Dajjal
Based on the hadith of Abu Bakr: “He is going to be followed closely by men and women who have faces like burnished shields.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2136). The Majority of the followers of this Dajjal is going to probably be from one of the Jews, Persians, and Turks, and also a mix of others, largely Bedouins as well and women.
The Death of the Dajjal
The Dajjal will be on earth and certainly will acquire many followers, dispersing his fitnah wide and far. Nobody will escape his fitnah except a couple of those believers.
At that point, Eisa ibn Maryam (peace be upon him) will seep into the eastern minaret in Damascus, and also the believers of Allah will gather him around. He’ll lead them to the Dajjal by heading towards Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). ‘Eesa will meet him up at the gate of Ludd (Lod) a location in Palestine close to Bayt al-Maqdis. Whenever the Dajjal finds him he will quickly melt as salt melts in water, however, Eesa (peace be upon him) will convey, “I’ve some business with you, you aren’t going to move me away ” Afterward Eesa Ibn Maryam will kill him with his spear. Dajjal followers will flee, pursued by the Muslims, who’ll kill them and trees and stones will say,’ O Muslim, O slave of Allah, there’s a Jew behind me come back and kill them” apart from gharqad (boxthorn), for it’s just one of the trees of the Jews
May Allah protect us all from the Fitnah of Dajjal in the end times. And help us recognize the signs of Dajjal. Do tell us in the comments if you found this article helpful and interesting.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years will Dajjal rule?
It is said that Dajjal will rule the world for forty days, in which each day will be equal to one year. So, in total, those forty days will be equal to forty years. Dajjal will rule the world for forty years.
Who is the father of Dajjal?
Dajjal’s real name is speculated to be Saf ibn Sayyad, also known as Abdullah ibn Sa’id, because of his hostility towards the last Prophet and claims for being the Prophet. Therefore, his father was known as Sayyad.
What are the signs of Judgement day?
The day of Judgement is known as the last day or hour of the end of the world. There are many signs determined for the day of Judgement. Some of them are that a huge cloud of smoke will cover the earth, three times the earth will sink – one in the east, while one sinking will be in the west, while the third one will be in Arabia, the coming of Dajjal, and the sun will rise from the west.
Who is Mahdi in Islam?
The Mahdi – which means the guided one – is said to be the redeemer of Islam. The Mahdi will appear before the end and will rule the world before the Day of Judgement.
What is Dajjal in English?
Dajjal means “the deceiver” in Arabic. While in English, it means the false messiah or the deceiver. He is said to be an evil figure, who will claim to be a false Prophet. He will pretend to be the messiah of the people before the Day of Resurrection.
What does the Quran say about Dajjal?
Dajjal has not been clearly mentioned in the Quran. However, in some Ayat, there is an indication of the appearance of an evil figure and scholars think that it could be Dajjal. But Dajjal hadith clearly indicates the coming of this evil.
What will happen to Kaaba on the day of Judgement?
It is said that the Kaaba will be destroyed after Yajuj and Majuj perish from the Earth, while the Muslims will perform Hajj and Umrah. According to some hadiths, Muslims will keep performing Hajj and Umrah to the Kaaba after the Yajuj and Majuj.
What will Imam Mahdi do?
As it is said that Imam Mahdi will be the redeemer of Islam. He will fight the evil and Dajjal, he put an end to the wrongdoers and will be the flag bearer of the Islamic faith. He will rule the world until the Day of Judgement.