Friday, December 17, 2010

what about Dajjal ?Is He real ?

Introduction to Dajjal, AntiChrist or Masih ad-Dajjal

Masih ad-Dajjal (Arabic: المسيح الدجّال‎ al-Masīḥ ad-Daǧǧāl, Arabic for "the #false_messiah") is an evil figure in Islamic eschatology. He is to appear pretending to be Masih (i.e. the #Messiah) at a time in the future(which have already been exposed and identified), before Yawm al-Qiyamah ( #The_Judgment_Day).

#Daǧǧāl is a common Arabic word, with the meaning " #deceiving", used in the sense of " #false_prophet". Al-Masīḥ ad-Daǧǧāl with the definite article, refers to " #the_deceiving_Messiah", a specific end-of times deceiver.

How would people recognize 

The belief is based around the events prior to the Day of Judgment around #the_Second_Coming_of_Isa  - Son_of_Maryam (Jesus) PBUH, when Ad-Daǧǧāl who is blind in his right eye, shall gather an army of those he has deceived and lead them in a war against Jesus, who shall be accompanied by an army of the righteous.

  • "The Dajjal will appear to be young with curly hair and having pigmentation like that of wheat. His both eyes would be defective with the left one completely blind and the right eye popping out. Upon his forehead would be inscribed ' #Kafir' and every believer, even illiterate, will be able to read it." (Ahamad; Hakim)

How much danger He is ?

  • The #fitnah_and_pillage ( #Trials and #Tribulations)  of the Dajjal would be #The_Worst_Kind_Ever to afflict mankind. (Ibn Majah)
  • No one will have the power and ability to destroy the Dajjal besides Hazrat Eesa /Isa alaihis salaam - The Son Of Mary. (Abu Dawood)

Which condition Dajjal would appear

Dajjal would appear in angry mode exposing first in the way between Syria and Iraq.

His Rising Place

He will appear somewhere between Syria and Iraq, at which time Prophet Isa A.S. Son of Maryam (known as Jesus in Christianity) will return and the Mahdi will come, the Dajjal will travel the whole world preaching his falsehood but will be unable to enter Mecca/Makkah or Medina/Madinah.(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Claiming Lordship

The Dajjal, who is known in English as the ‘Anti-Christ’ or the ‘Cock-Eyed Imposter’, is a Kafir (blasphemer) and deceiver. The Dajjal will claim he is God when he arrives and those who follow and support him are the non-believers. This is because they will be fooled into believing he is God, because they never entered Islam, which is the only religion with the correct belief and knowledge about Allàh (i.e. the only religion that teaches what befits Allàh and what does not befit Allàh). Praise be to Allah, because the Muslims are prepared for the Dajjal’s appearance if he happens to appear in their lifetime.
  •  The Messenger of Allàh (peace and blessing be upon him) said:
إنَّهُ يَبْدَأُ فَيَقُولُ أَناَ نَبيٌّ وَلاَ نَبيَّ بَعْدي ثُمَّ يُثَنّي فَيَقُولُ أناَ رَ بُّكُمْ. رواهُ إبن ماجه في السنن في كتاب الفتن

Means: "When the Dajjal appears, he starts telling the people that he is a Prophet and there will be no other Prophet after him and then later he will claim that he is the Lord himself."

Dajjal's Illusions, Effects & Fitnas (Trials and Tribulations)

Hadith attributed to Muhammad ♥رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسـلم♥ give many signs of the appearance of the Dajjal, and exhorted his followers. Women would be the first to support and follow the Dajjal. (Majma-uz-Zawaid)
  • The Dajjal's fitnah will last for forty days, one day of which will be equal to a year, another day would equal a month and a third day will equal one week. The remaining days will be normal. (Muslim)
  • The Dajjal will be accompanied by two shaitaans who would converse with man. (Hakim) 
  • All those following the Dajjal will enjoy great comforts, luxuries and abundance provided by the Dajjal, whilst those who reject him will undergo many difficulties. (Muslim; Ahmad)

The Dajjal will besiege a group of Muslim's. This siege will create enormous problems, difficulties, poverty and famine for the Muslim's. (Hakim)
  • Whosoever accepts and believes in the Dajjal would become a Kafir and all their good deeds of the past would be reduced to nought, and those who reject and defy the Dajjal would gain forgiveness for all sins. (Hakim)

His Aggression

  • The believers will be assembled on 'Jabal-ud-Dukhan' and the Dajjal will be by the gate of Lud. (Ahmad: Ibn Majah)
  • The Dajjal will encamp on the outskirts of Madinah at Zareebe Ahmar. During that period three earth tremors will occur in Madinah and this will persuade all the hypocrites, males and females to defect and take refuge with the Dajjal. (Ibn Majah)
  • Finally the Dajjal will appear in Jordon. At that time all the believers in Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and the Hereafter, will be in the Valley of Jordan. The Dajjal will kill one-third of the Muslim's and again defeat another third. Thus only a third of the Muslim's would survive. (Hakim)
  • On hearing about the Dajjal a true believer will head towards him. However, on the way he will be stopped by Dajjal's soldiers and asked where he is intending to go. Replying that he is going to meet the person who claims that he is Allah, the soldiers doubting him will ask, ''Do you not believe in our Lord (Dajjal)?'' He will reply there is nothing hidden about our Lord Allah so how can I take Dajjal as my Lord. Angry at his reply they will decide to kill him. But all of a sudden one of them will say, ''Hasn't our Lord (Dajjal) prohibited us from killing anyone without his permission?" Thus they will take him to the Dajjal. On seeing the Dajjal he will shout, "O people this is the Dajjal the Prophet* mentioned and warned the believers of". Dajjal will order to kill him. He will be placed on his belly and severely beaten. He will be asked, "Do you still not believe in him?" "No! You are the lying Dajjal" he will reply. The true believer will then be sawn into two pieces, the Dajjal will walk in between the two pieces and address him, "Stand up." The true believer will become alive and stand up in one piece. Yet again he will be asked, "Do you now believe in me?" He will reply, "It has only added to my insight concerning you that you are really the Dajjal." The believer will then proclaim, "O people he will not be able to do anything to any man after me." The Dajjal angry at his refusal will grab hold of him and place a knife between his neck and throat to slaughter him but he will be unsuccessful as Allah will place copper in that area and the knife will find no way to penetrate. The Dajjal will grab hold of his hands and legs and throw him into the fire. However, the fire will turn into a pleasant garden for him. This person will be the greatest martyr in the eyes of Allah and achieve the highest position due to his first death, which was caused by severance of the body in two pieces.(Abu Saeed al-Khudri /Muslim)

Hadith about Him

The name given in the hadith to certain religious impostors who shall appear in the world; a term equivalent to the Christian use of the word Antichrist. According to hadith, Muhammad is said to have prophesized that the Masikh ad-Dajjal would be the last of a series of thirty Dajjal or "deceivers" (false prophets).[2]
A couple of hadith describe the Dajjal as follows:
  • Muhammad is reported to have said: Allah is not one eyed while Anti-christ, Dajjal is blind but one eye will be covered by thick film and the other will be protruding like a bulging out grape.
  • Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: "Allah's Apostle said. 'While I was sleeping, I saw myself (in a dream) performing Tawaf around the Ka'ba. Behold, I saw a reddish-white man with lank hair, and water was dropping from his head. I asked, "Who is this?' They(angel jibreel) replied, 'The son of Mary.' Then I turned my face to see another man with a huge body, red complexion and curly hair and blind in one eye. His eye looked like a protruding out grape. They said (to me), He is Ad-Dajjal.' The Prophet added, 'The man he resembled most is Ibn Qatan, a man from the tribe of Khuza'a.'" (Translation of Bukhari ,book 88,volume 9,number 242)
  • `Abd Allah ibn `Umar narrated: Once Allah's Apostle stood amongst the people, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then mentioned the Dajjal saying, "l warn you against him (i.e. the Dajjal) and there was no prophet but warned his nation against him. No doubt, Noah warned his nation against him but I tell you about him something of which no prophet told his nation before me. You should know that he is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed."[3]
  • Muhammad told his companions: "Every Messenger of Allah did warn his nation about the trials of Dajjal. Allah, however, delayed Dajjal’s birth and did not let him appear until now. Be aware! he will claim to be God and try to create doubts in your minds. Have a firm belief, the one-eyed creature cannot be your Lord. He will come out riding on a 'donkey', which will have a distance of one mile between its two ears. He will claim to have come with the gifts of paradise and arsenal of hell."[4]
  • Ali was reported to have said: "His right eye will be punctured, and his left eye would be raised to his forehead and will be sparkling like a star. Only the believers will be able to read the word ‘Kufr’ [disbelief], inscribed in bold letters, on his forehead. There will be big mountains of smoke at both front and backsides of his caravan. People will anticipate food within those mountains, during the severe famine. He will be riding on a huge white coloured 'donkey' who will cover a mile in a single stride. All rivers, falling in his way, will become dry and he will call upon people in aloud voice, "O my friends come to me! I am your lord who has made your limbs and given you sustenance.[5]

Signs of his coming

The following signs are ascribed to Ali in the forthcoming of Dajjal:(In a brief)

* People will stop offering the prayers
* Dishonesty will be the way of life
* Falsehood will become a virtue
* People will mortgage their faith for worldly gains
* Usury and bribery will become legitimate
* Imbeciles would rule over the wise
* Blood of innocents would be shed
* Pride will be taken on acts of oppression
* The rulers will be corrupt
* The scholars will be hypocrites
* Adultery will be rampant
* The liars and treacherous will be respected
* There will be acute famine at the time
* There will be no shame amongst people
* Children would challenge their mothers
* Youngsters would perform marital relationship with their mothers
* Many people would worship Satan
* there would be no respect for elder people

There are many Hadiths about the Signs of Dajjal's coming:

  • At the time of the Dajjal's appearance there would be very few pious people, disputes and differences would be rife. (Hakim)
  • Women would be the first to support and follow the Dajjal. (Majma-uz-Zawaid)
  • The followers of the Dajjal would comprise mainly of women and also Jews. (Ahmad) 

Defeat and death (Sunni beliefs)

As before, through the medium of the Hadith, the event of Isa’s (Jesus Christ) PBUH return and all that follows has been accurately recorded. He will descend on Mount Afeeq, on the white #Eastern_Minaret of #Damascus, #Syria. He will descend from the heavens with His hands resting on the shoulders of two angels(Gabriel and Michael). His cheeks will be flat and His hair straight. When He lowers His head it will seem as if water is flowing from His hair; when He raises His head, it will appear as though His hair is beaded with silvery pearls. He will descend during the time of Fajr and the leader of the Muslims (#Imam_Mahdi) will address Him thus, ‘O`Prophet of Allah, lead the prayer.’

Isa Son of Mary PBUH will decline with the words, ‘The virtue of this nation that follows Islam is that they lead each other.’ Implying that He will pray behind the Imam (leader of the Muslims) as the Deen of Allah (System and orders of Allah for mankind) was completed after revelation of Quran and Muhammad being the last prophet of Allah.

After the prayer, Isa A.S. will prepare Himself to do battle and shall take up a spear. An army shall return from a campaign launched before the arrival of Isa A.S. Isa shall set out in pursuit of Dajjal. All those who embraced the evil of Dajjal shall perish even as the breath of Isa A.S. touches them. The breath of Isa shall precede Him as far as the eye can see. Dajjal will be captured at Lud/Lod/Al-Laud ISRAEL ( The #Dark_Messiah shall begin to melt, as salt dissolves in water. The spear of Isa shall plunge into Dajjal’s chest, ending his dreaded reign. The followers of Dajjal will be rooted out, for even the trees and rocks will speak out against them. Jesus will #break_the_Cross and #kill_pigs (the animal), which will be an indication that His teaching did not include legitimacy of these two. Then all battles shall cease and the world will know #an_age_of_peace. Then truly the sheep will lie in the shadow of the wolf without fear. The rule of Jesus will be just and all shall flock to him to enter the folds of the one true religion, Islam.

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