In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Maseeh Ad-Dajjal (Anti-Christ)

Tameem Ad-Daree was a Christian man, then he pledged allegiance and accepted Islam. He relates that a group of his cousins (and him) thirty men from Lakhm and Judhaam were travelling by sea. They were overcome by tempestuous weather for a month, and the wind forced them to an island in the sea, where sun sets, that they did not know.

When they arrived they came upon something that was very hirsute with coarse hair, and they did not know whether it was a man or a woman or its front from its back. They greeted in peace and he returned greeting in peace. 'We said: What are you?' He said, 'Al-Jassaasah. However this man is most eagerly wants to learn of your news.' Tameem said, 'When she named us to a man, we became afraid from her, fearing that she was a female devil. We hurried until we entered a castle.

There we saw the largest man (in terms of physique) that we had ever seen. He was severe shackled in chains with his hands gathered at his neck and between his knees and his heels were in chains too. We greeted in peace and he returned greeting in peace. He said, 'Who are you?' We said, ' We are people from the Arabs. 'He said, 'What have the Arabs done - has their Prophet come out?' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'And what have they done?' We said, 'They have faith in him and believed him.' He said, 'That is better for them.' We said, 'They were his enemies, Allah made him victorious over them.' He inquired, 'The Arabs today - their God is One, their Prophet is one and their word is one (i.e. they are united)?' We said, 'Yes.' He said, 'And what has the spring of Zughar (a area in Sham) done?' We said, 'It is good, its people drink from it, it gives them drink and they give drink from it to their crops.' He said, 'And what have the date-trees done that are between Ammaan and Baisaan?' We said,' Healthy and they give their fruit every year.' He said,' The time draws near when they will not give fruits. And what has the Tabariyyah lake done?' We said, 'It is full of water.' He said, 'Its water will soon go away and he took long breath and then swore, 'When I leave this place, I will not leave any of Allah's lands except for Taibah (Medina) and Makkah, for they are both forbidden upon me.' [Ahmad and Muslim]

For now Ad-Dajjal is chained/prisoned in the island somewhere in the world. There will be a time when he will be released.

Between time of the creation of Adam (as) and the Resurrection Day, there is nothing greater than the mischief of Ad-Dajjal. [Ahmad]

Before the Dajjal comes out, there will be three extremely difficult years, wherein people will be afflicted with severe hunger. (In the first year) Allah (swt) will order the sky to hold back one-third of its rain, and He will order the earth to hold back one-third of its crops. Then in the second year to hold back two-thirds of its rain and crops. Third year, Allah (swt) will order the sky to hold back all of its rain. So it will not even rain a single drop. And He will order the earth to hold back all of its crops, so it will not grow any vegetations. [Ibn Majah]

The Hour will not arrive until thirty Dajjals appear, each one of them claiming that he is the Messenger of Allah (swt) [Ahmad]. Dajjal will appear in the area between Syria and Iraq [Muslim]. He will have one eye, the right eye is like floating grape [Bukhari]. He will be a young man with curly hair, appearance to that of Al-'Uzza bin Qatan. [Muslim]

The Dajjal will come out at a time when the religion (of the people) will be weak and when knowledge (i.e. knowledge of the religion) will be turned away from. At that time there will be a lot of food shortage, but Dajjal will have mountains of food with him. He will have a garden, which he will call Paradise, but in reality, it will be the Hell-fire. He will also have a fire with him, which he will call Hell, but in reality it will be Paradise. He will have the Devil's power and with him is a great fitnah (trial), will claim that he is Allah (subhana wa ta'ala). [Ahmad]

On his forehead, there will be written the letters "KAFIR" which means "disbeliever" and every Muslim will read it, regardless of whether he is literate or illiterate [Bukhari and Muslim]. The Prophet (saw) then spelled it – Kaaf, Faa, Raa and every Muslim will read it [Muslim].

He will stay in the world for forty days: the first day will be equal to a year in length, the second day will be equal to one month, the third day will be equal to a week, and the other days will be the same as normal days. With the speed of the winds, he will go all around the world, except Makkah (Where the house of Allah is the Kabah) and Medina (Where our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is buried) where mountain passes are guarded by angels at the gates. Many people will believe in him. He will go to a nation and say, "I am your God." They will all be Muslims, and will reply, "Oh one eyed Dajjal! We don't believe in you." So Dajjal will make them starve and their animals will die. Their harvest will be destroyed. They will sacrifice everything but will remain steadfast in their faith. [Ahmad]

Then he will go to another nation and say, "Believe in me as your God". They will say, "Yes, we do". So Dajjal will give an order to the sky to rain, and it will rain. With this rain, the animals of the people who believe will fatten. Their harvest will increase more than normal. Then Dajjal will go to a place where there will be no population and he will give an order to the earth to take out its treasures. The earth will take out all of its treasures and it will follow him like a swams of bees. When the people see this, they will believe in him even more. [Muslim]

Dajjal will show people strange things. Dajjal will call a person and say to him, "Believe in me that I am God." The man will refuse to believe him. Dajjal will make pieces of that man and then make him alive again, that person will then follow him. A Muslim nearby will say, "You made him alive but I still don't believe you. You are the one-eyed Dajjal." [Ibn Majah]

There will be another man whose mother, father have died. Dajjal will say to him, "If I bring your family to life again (from their grave) will you believe in me?" The man will say, "Yes". Some devils will come in the form of his family member. This man will also believe in him. In this way he will try to make people say that he is God. [Ibn Majah]

Then he will go to Asbahaan (a city in Persia (Iran)). From there, seventy thousand Jews will join him. Then he will go to the border of Yemen. From there, he will try to enter Makkah and Medina, but will not be able to enter it as it will be guarded by Angels, whose hand is a sword unsheathed. At this stage Medina will be rocked thrice by earth-quakes and all those who will be weak in faith will rush out of Medina and will fall a prey to the Dajjal [Muslim]. Dajjal will be at the side of the land that is barren and salty, and he strike his tent (or place where he seated). [Ahmad]

Dajjal's soldiers will bring a Muslim (from Medina) to him. Dajjal will ask him: "Do you believe that I am God?" The man will reply "No." Dajjal will cut the man into two halves, from the parting of his hair until he is cut asunder between the legs. Then the Dajjal will walk between the two halves. Dajjal will then make the man alive again, and will ask, "Do you believe that I am your God?" The man will reply, "You are the one eyed Dajjal that Prophet Muhammad told us about." Dajjal will try to kill him again but Allah will turn his body (between his neck and collarbone) into barrier of copper, Dajjal will not be able to kill him again. Dajjal will throw him into a fire which he will have with him, which in reality will be Heaven. At that time this man will have the highest status in the world. [Muslim]

Then Dajjal will go towards Damascus. On the eastern side of Damascus, there will be a Masjid and Imam Mahdi will be preparing to offer the prayer. Dajjal will get his army ready to fight against Imam Mahdi. Imam Mahdi will also get his army ready to fight against him. Imam Mahdi will be very worried. So he and the Muslims will be praying to Allah, asking for help.....



If Dajjal reaches one of you, then let him go to the one he sees as being fire and let him close his eyes. Then let him bend his head and drink, for it is cold nice sweet water (Paradise). [Bukhari and Muslim]

Whoever memorizes ten verses from Surat Al-Kahf (Chapter of The Cave) is protected from the Fitnah (trial) of the Ad-Dajjal. [Abu Daawood]


Allah subhanwata'ala knows best.

Source :
  • Riyad-us-Saliheen by Imam An-Nawawi
  • Ibn Kathir's history book Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah (The Beginning and the End)


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