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Dajjal The Antichrist

One may wonder; what is the significance of dajjal, when the Muslims world, today, is in the state of crisis. Where the non-Muslims have gathered to try to destroy the last remnants of Islam, then why dajjal?

First of all, Muhammad (pbuh) had said,

“There is no trial from the time of Adam’s creation until the last hour, greater than a dajjal.” (Narrated ibn Majah)

No matter how bad or how difficult times may seem to us, there is a time to come, which will be far greater than anything we can imagine.

Narrated Ibn Umar: 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.” (Sahih al-Bukhari – Book #55, Hadith #553)

Then Since Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was to be the Last of the Prophets of Allaah, then his responsibility, in terms of informing us about dajjal, was much greater. For when we look into the Gospel of John, and in other writings, we find only few references to the Antichrist. When you read these writings, you find information which is very vague. So unclear that theologian Christians over the centuries has used Antichrist as a symbol of resistance to the church. For example, Martin Luther, led a revolt against Catholicism, naming the pope of that time as the head of the Antichrists, and the body of Catholicism as the body of that Antichrist.

Likewise if we look back in Judaism, in Daniel, it appears like somebody’s hallucination. It speaks about a beast with many heads and each head with many horns and a combination of a lion and a leopard etc. But like Christianity, they too use this beast as a symbol of those who oppose them. In reference to this phrase in Daniel 7:2-8, they elaborate that this beast represents the Roman Empire and that the 10 horns and little horns represent the emperors or kings and so on. But overall, in most of the other cultures/religions, Antichrist is merely a symbol for their enemy.

Speaking of pre-islamic times, there was still no clarity in the definition of the antichrist., until we come to the realm of Islamic teachings; where we find clarity and a detail elaboration of the antichrist. I will write about each and every detail that Islam teaches u; each one of them in separate articles following this introduction. Insha’Allaah.

People might still doubt the significance of this topic, but in fact, if we look at the Hadith in Sahih Muslim and Bukhari, we find many narrators that bring forth a common Hadith. The Prophet (pbuh) used to supplicate a Dua that was to seek refuge in Allaah from the Trial of Dajjal, and he made the companions to supplicate the same after every prayer they offered, and it was taught to the people as if it were a Surah of the Quran. So much so that it was considered compulsory, and as an essential part of their prayers.

True example of this comes from a student of Ibn Abbas, Tawus Ibn Kaysan. He, on one occasion, had asked his son whether he had sought refuge in Allaah from the trial of dajjal, and when his son said No, he told him to go and offer his Salaah (prayer) over again – and to do it (seek refuge).

Most importantly, our beloved Prophet (pbuh) had said that,

“The Dajjal will not appear until the people become negligent in talking about him, and until the Imams abandon talking about him on the Minbars (in their Khutba).” (Narrated in Majma Al-Zawaid)

This proves the significance of this topic and I will, Insha’Allaah, write about every detail which I feel is necessary.

2 Responses to “Dajjal The Antichrist”

  1. K.ibrahim says:

    Bismillah,ir-Rahman,ir-Rahim.
    Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
    Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu

    ”I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
    who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.”
    “O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious”.
    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, As-Salaam Alaikum!
    My Name is Khalid U.Ibrahim. I am in need of your (Du’a) Prayers for ALLAH’s Help and Protection. (Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you to Bestow on us (the Believing Muslims) a Home, a Home of Safety, Security and Peace in this World Life, Out of the Reach of the Dajjal and his army, and also Grant us a Home of Safety,Security and Peace in the Life Hereafter,Out of the Reach of the Fires of Hell!.(Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you to Increase our Faith and Devotion, and to Bless us with Peace in our Hearts and Souls.(Ya ALLAH!) Please Forgive All The Believing Muslims,(Ya ALLAH!) Please grant All the Believing Muslims the Best in this world Life and the Best in Hereafter, and(Ya ALLAH!) Please Protect us(the Believing Muslims) from own Nafs, and(Ya ALLAH!) Please Protect All the Believing Muslims from the hands of the Dajjal and his army.] {No One in this World care!} (Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you for the means to do good, and to avoid evil, and Bless us to Love the poor, and I beseech you forgive us(the Believing Muslims) and have mercy on us. And When you subject the people of theWorld to trial, Protect us from being affected by it.(Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you, your Love and Protection,and the Love of those who Love you, and Grant us the Love of all such actions that will bring us closer to you, with our Love and Devotion to you.(Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I thank you for all your Mercy and Protection that you have bestowed on us, and all that you have given us in these trouble times that we are facing,(Al-Hamdolillah!).

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