is the Evil Dajjal ?
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has exhorted
the regular recital of Suratul Kahf which will most certainly save
one from the Evils of Dajjal.
Imraan bin Husain radhiyallahu anhu relates that, "I heard
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam saying: "Since
the birth of Aadam alayhis salaam till the advent of Qiyaamah there
is no fitnah (evil, test) much greater that of Dajjal."
Huzaifah radhiyallahu anhu says, Dajjal will be blind in his
left eye. He will have very thick hair on his body and he will also
have his own type of Jannat (Heaven) and Jahannam (Hell) with him:
Although his Jannat will appear as Jannat, in reality it will be
Jahannam and likewise though his Jahannam will appear to be Jahannam,
in reality it will be Jannat.
bin Husain radhiyallahu anhu says Rasulullah sallallahu
alayhi wasallam said: "Those who hear about Dajjal should
stay far from him. By Allah! A person will approah him thinking
him to be a Believer, but on seeing his amazing feats he will become
bin Saamit radhiyallahu anhu once said, "I have explained Dajjal
to you but I fear that you might not have understood. Maseeh Dajjal
will be short, and his legs will be crooked. The hair on his head
will be extremely twisted. He will have one eye (with which he can
see, and this is the protruding eye about which other ahadeeth inform
us) while his other eye will be totally flat. It will neither be
deep (in its socket) nor protruding.
you still have any doubt regarding him then remember that your Sustainer
(Rabb) is not one-eyed. (Because Dajjal will eventually claim to
be Allah). In a lengthy Hadith narrated by Abu Saeed radhiyallahu
anhu , Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is reported
to have said: "Dajjal will come but it will be prohibited and
impossible for him to enter Madina. He will set up camp in a barren
land outside Madina. One person who will be the best of persons
will confront him by saying: "I bear witness that you are the very
Dajjal about whom Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
has informed us." Dajjal will say to his followers, "If I kill this
person and then revive him, you people will still doubt me?" They
will reply, "No." He will then kill this person, (according
to another narration he will split this person in two) and thereafter
revive him. This person will say, "I am totally convinced more than
ever before that you definitely are Dajjal." Dajjal will attempt
to kill this person again but his efforts will now be in vain.
(According to a hadith, after this incident, Dajjal will not be
able to harm anyone.)
Anasradhiyallahu anhu says that Rasulullah sallallahu
alayhi wasallam said: "Dajjal will come and finally reach
the outskirts of Madina. There will be three tremors. At that time,
all the disbelievers and hypocrites will flee (from Madina).
this way Madina Munawwarah will be purified of all the evil hypocrites.
Asma bint Yazeed radhiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wasallam once came to my house and there
he spoke about Dajjal. He said that before the emergence of Dajjal
there will be three spells of drought. In one year the skies will
withold one third of its rains, causing the earth to withold one
third of its produce. In the second year the skies will withold
two thirds of its rains, causing the earth to withold two thirds
of its produce. In the third year, the skies will withold all its
water and there will be no crops that year. All animals, be they
hooved or toothed, will die as a result. The greatest evil of Dajjall
will be to approach anyone and ask him: "If I bring your camel back
to life, will you then believe that I am your Rabb?"
person will reply, "Most certainly."
Shaytaan (from the many Shayateen who will always accompany Dajjal)
will appear before this person in the form of his camel with a fat
hump and fully laden udders.
Dajjal will appear before another person whose father and brother
have long passed away and ask him, "If I bring your father and brother
back to life will you believe that I am your Rabb?"
person will reply, "Why not?" Shaytaan will once again take on the
appearance of his brother and father...
Mughira ibn Shu'ba radhiyallahu anhu says that, "No one asked
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam about Dajjal
as much as myself. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
said to me, "How can he possibly harm you?"
"People are saying that he will have with him a mountain of bread
(provisions) and a river of water."
sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: "In the sight of Allah
he is much more disgraced than that. (i.e. Allah knows full well
that in reality Dajjal has nothing with him, and all that which
appears to be with him is but deception). (Bukhari and Muslim).
Ahaadeeth regarding Dajjal inform us that:
will emerge between Shaam and Iraq, and his emergence will become
known when he is in Isfahaan at a place called Yahudea.
Yahudis (Jews) of Isfahaan will be his main followers.
from having mainly Yahudi followers, he will have a great number
of women followers as well.
will have with him fire and water, but in reality the fire will
be cold water while that what appears to be cold water will in
reality be a blazing fire. Those who obey him will enter "his
Jannat" while those who disobey him will enter "his Jahannam."
will be a thick fingernail-like object in his left eye.
letters "Kaaf" "Faa" "Raa"
will appear on his forehead and will be deciphered by all Mu'mineen
regardless of them being literate or not.
will have a wheatish complexion.
will travel at great speeds and his means of conveyance will be
a gigantic mule. It is said that he will play beautiful music
which will attract the music lovers.
will lay claim to prophethood.
will then lay claim to Divinity.
will perform unusual feats.
will travel the entire world.
will send down rains upon those who believe in him, which in turn
will cause good crops to grow, trees to bear fruit and cattle
to grow fat.
will cause drought to those who disbelieve in him, resulting in
starvation and hardship for them.
those trying times the Mu'mineen will satiate their hunger through
the recitation of Subhanallah and La'ilaha Ilallahu.
hidden treasures will spill forth at his command.
will stay on this Earth for a period of forty days; the length
of the first day will be one year, the second day will be equal
to one month, the third day will be equal to a week and the remaining
days will be normal.
will be unable to enter Makkah because the Malaikah will be guarding
the Holy City and nor will he be able to enter Madina because
there will be Malaikah guarding each of the seven entrances to
Madina; From Madina he will proceed towards Shaam where Imaam
Mahdi will be stationed.
Eisa alayhis salaam will descend from the heavens and pursue him
and eventually kill him at present day Lydda (Baad Lud).