The Dajjaal – IslamHouse.com

There are over
fifty scholarly comments on the meaning of the word Maseeh (Messiah). They said
that this word is applied both to the Truthful One [True Messiah, i.e., ‘Eesa
(Jesus)] and to the misleading liar [the “antichrist” or Dajjaal]. The Messiah
is the Truthful One, ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus the son of Mary), the Messiah of
guidance, who healed those who were born blind and lepers, and brought the dead
to life by Allah’s Leave. The false messiah (al-maseeh al-dajjaal) is the liar
who leads people astray, the messiah of misguidance who will tempt people by
means of the signs that he is given, such as bringing down rain, reviving the
earth to bring forth vegetation, and other “miracles.”

So Allah has
created two messiahs, who are opposites of one another. The scholars said that
the reason why the Dajjaal is called maseeh (a “messiah”) is because one of his
eyes is mamsooh (lit. “wiped”
; smooth or abraded, i.e., he will be blind or
defective in one eye). Or it was said that it is because he will survey or
travel throughout the earth (yamsah) in forty days… The former view is more
correct, because of what was said in the hadeeth narrated by Muslim (no. 5221)
from Anas ibn Maalik, who said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said: ‘The
Dajjaal will be blind ( mamsooh) in one eye, and between his eyes will be
written ‘kaafir’…’”
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The word Dajjaal
is taken from the expression “Dajala al-ba’eer (he smeared the camel),
referring to when they covered it with tar. The root dajala means to mix. The
word dajala is used to mean deliberately confusing matters and being vague and
ambiguous, The Dajjaal is the one who speaks in vagaries, who tells many lies
and deceives many people. The word “Dajjaal” became a title given to the lying,
one-eyed, false messiah. The Dajjaal is so called because he will conceal his
kufr from the people by lying to them, deceiving them and confusing them.


The Dajjaal will
be a man from among the sons of Adam. He will have many attributes which were
described in the ahaadeeth to acquaint people with him and to warn them of his
evil. So when he comes, the believers will know him and will not be misled by
him. They will know his features which the Truthful One (the Prophet) (ﷺ‬) has told us
about. These features will distinguish him from other people, so that no one
will be deceived by him except those who are ignorant and whose doom has
already been decreed. We ask Allah to keep us safe and sound.

Among these
attributes are: He will be a young man with a ruddy complexion, short, with
thick curly hair, a wide forehead, and broad upper chest, blind or defective
(mamsooh) in the right eye. This eye will be neither prominent nor sunken, and
will look like a floating grape. His left eye will be covered with a thick
piece of flesh growing at the edge of his eye. Written between his eyes will be
“Kaaf faa’ raa’ (ك,ف,ر)
(K-F-R)”, in separate (Arabic) letters, or “kaafir (كافر)”, with the letters joined. This will be read by every Muslim,
literate or illiterate. Another of his characteristics will be that he will be
sterile, with no children born to him. The following are some of the saheeh
ahaadeeth in which the above attributes are mentioned. These ahaadeeth form
part of the evidence (daleel) concerning the emergence of the Dajjaal: From
‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Umar (t), who said:
“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘Whilst I was sleeping, I saw
myself performing Tawaaf around the Ka’bah, when I saw a dark man with straight
hair, standing between two other men, with water dripping from his head. I
asked:
“Who is this?” They said: “The son of Maryam.” Then I turned and saw a
ruddy-complexioned man, well built, with curly hair, blind in his right eye,
with his eye looking like a floating grape. I asked: “Who is this?” They said:
“This is the Dajjaal.” The person who looks most like him is Ibnu Qatan.’”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 6508; Ibn Qatan was a man from Banu Mustalaq from
Khuzaa’ah)
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It was also
narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (t) that the
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) mentioned the
Dajjaal to the people and said:

“Allah is not one-eyed, but
the false messiah (al-maseeh al-dajjaal) is one-eyed, blind or defective in his
right eye, with his eye looking like a floating grape…”
(narrated by
al-Bukhaari, no. 3184)
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In the lengthy
hadeeth narrated by al-Nawwaas ibn Sam’aan (t) it says:

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬)
mentioned the Dajjaal one morning. Sometimes he described him as insignificant
and sometimes he described him as so significant that we thought that he was in
the cluster of date-palm trees…”

One of the
features of the Dajjaal that he described was:

“He will be a young man with
very curly hair, with his eye floating. It is as if he looks like ‘Abd al-‘Uzza
ibn Qatan.”
(Narrated by Muslim, no. 5228)

It was narrated
from ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit (t)
that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬)
said:

“I have told you so much
about the Dajjaal that I fear you will not understand. The Dajjaal will be a
short man, pigeon-toed, with curly hair. He will be one-eyed, with his eye
neither prominent nor sunken. If you become confused about him, then remember
that your Lord is not one-eyed.”
(Narrated by Abu Dawood, no. 3763. This
hadeeth is saheeh – Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, no. 2455)
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Abu Hurayrah (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘… as for the false messiah,
he will be one-eyed, with a wide forehead and broad upper chest, and he will be
hunchbacked…’” (Narrated by Ahmad, no. 7564).

Hudhayfah (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘The Dajjaal will be
one-eyed, blind or defective in his left eye, with thick hair. He will have
with him a paradise and a hell, but his hell will be a paradise and his
paradise will be a hell.’” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 5222).

According to the
hadeeth of Anas (t), the Prophet (ﷺ‬) said:

“No Prophet was sent but he
warned his people about the one-eyed liar. He is one-eyed, but your Lord is not
one-eyed, and between his eyes will be written ‘kaafir.’”
(Narrated by
al-Bukhaari, no. 6598)
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According to another report:

“Written between his eyes
will be ‘kaaf faa’ raa’.’”
(Muslim, no. 5219)

According to a report narrated by Hudhayfah,

“This will be read by every
believer, literate or illiterate.”
(Muslim, no. 5223).

From the
apparent meaning, this writing will be real, and the fact that some will see it
whilst others will not, and that illiterate people will read it, is not
problematic.

“This is because Allah causes people to
understand something when looking at it, as He wills and when He wills. So the
believer will see this with his insight, even if he is illiterate, and the
kaafir will not be able to see it, even if he is literate. By the same token,
the believer will see with his insight evidence that the kaafir will not see. Allah
will enable the believer to understand without him being literate, because at
that time, extraordinary things will be happening.”
(Fath al-Baari by Ibn Hajar
al-‘Asqallaani, 13/100)

Al-Nawawi said:

“The correct view according to those who
studied this issue is that this writing should be taken literally, as being
real writing which Allah will create as a sign, one of the definitive proofs
that (the Dajjaal) is a kaafir and a liar, to expose his falsehood. Allah will
show this sign to every Muslim, literate or illiterate, and will conceal it
from everyone whom He decrees is doomed or whom He wants to test. There is no
reason why this should be impossible.”
(Sharh al-Nawawi li Saheeh Muslim,
18/60)
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Another of his
attributes was mentioned in the hadeeth of Faatimah bint Qays (may Allah be
pleased with her)
, in the story of al-Jassaasah, in which Tameem al-Daari (t) said:

“So we rushed to the
monastery, where we saw the most enormous man we had ever seen, fettered with
the most chains we had ever seen.”
(Narrated by Muslim, no. 5235).

‘Imraan ibn
Husayn (t) said: “I heard
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) say:

‘From the time of the
creation of Adam until the Hour begins, there will never be a bigger creation
than the Dajjaal.’” (Narrated by Muslim, 5239).

The Dajjaal will
not have any children, as stated in the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (t), who described
what happened between him and Ibn Sayyaad, who said to him:

“Did you not hear the
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) say
that he will have no children? …”
Abu Sa’eed said, ‘I said: ‘Yes…’” (Narrated
by Muslim, no. 5209)
.

From the reports
quoted above, we may note that some of them describe his right eye as being
blind or defective, and some describe his left eye as being blind or defective.
Both accounts are saheeh. Some of the scholars sought to reconcile these
reports. Al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad said: “Both eyes of the Dajjaal will be defective,
because all the reports are saheeh. His right eye will be the one that is
abraded (mamsooh) and dull, unable to see, as stated in the hadeeth of Ibn
‘Umar. And his left eye will be the one that is covered with a thick fold of
skin, and will also be defective.”
So he will have a defect in both his right
eye and his left eye; each of them will be blind, i.e., defective, because the
Arabic word used in the hadeeth, a’war, is used to describe anything that is
defective and is especially used to describe the eyes if they are impaired. One
eye will be non-functional and the other will be defective.” Al-Nawawi agreed
with this reconciliation suggested by al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad, and al-Qurtubi also
approved of it.


The Dajjaal will
emerge from the direction of the east, from Khurasaan, from among the Jews of
Isfahaan. Then he will travel throughout the earth and will leave no city
without entering it, apart from Makkah and Madeenah, which he will not be able
to enter because the angels are guarding them. According to the hadeeth of
Faatimah bint Qays (may Allah be pleased with her), the Prophet (ﷺ‬) said
concerning the Dajjaal:

“He will (emerge) from the
direction of the Syrian sea or from the direction of the Yemeni sea… No, rather
from the east…”
– and he pointed towards the east. (Narrated by Muslim, no.
5228)
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Abu Bakr
al-Siddeeq (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) told us:

“The Dajjaal will emerge from
a land in the east called Khurasaan.”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2163. Classed
as saheeh by al-Albaani, Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, hadeeth 3398)
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Anas (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘The Dajjaal will emerge from
among the Jews of Isfahaan, and with him will be seventy thousand Jews, wearing
crowns.’” (Narrated by Ahmad, no. 12865).


It is forbidden
for the Dajjaal to enter Makkah or Madeenah when he emerges at the end of time,
because of the saheeh ahaadeeth narrated to that effect. As far as other places
are concerned, he will enter them one after another. In the hadeeth of Faatimah
bint Qays (may Allah be pleased with her), it says:

(He will say): ‘I almost
have permission to emerge. Then I will emerge and will travel throughout the
earth for forty days, and I shall not leave any town without entering it, apart
from Makkah and Madeenah, which I will be prevented from entering because every
time I try to enter, there will be an angel with an unsheathed sword in his
hand, preventing me from entering. On every gate there will be angels defending
them.’”
(Narrated by Muslim, no. 5228)

It was also
reported that the Dajjaal will not enter the mosque of Sinai, or Masjid
al-Aqsaa (at Jerusalem). Imaam Ahmad (no. 22572) narrated that Junaadah ibn
Umayyah al-Azdi said: “I came to a man from among the Companions of the Prophet
(ﷺ‬) and said to
him: ‘Tell me a hadeeth that you heard from the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) about the
Dajjaal.’ He mentioned the hadeeth, and said,

‘He will stay among you for
forty days, during which he will go to every place (on the earth) apart from
four mosques: Masjid al-Haraam (in Makkah), the mosque of Madeenah, the (mosque
of)
Sinai and Masjid al-Aqsaa.’”

Most of the
followers of the Dajjaal will be from among the Jews, Persians and Turks, and a
mixture of other people, mostly Bedouins and women. Imaam Muslim narrated in
his Saheeh (5237) from Anas ibn Maalik (t) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

“The
followers of the Dajjaal from among the Jews of Isfahaan will number seventy
thousand, wearing heavy, striped garments.”
According to a report narrated by
Imaam Ahmad, “Seventy thousand Jews, wearing crowns.” (hadeeth no. 12865).

According to the
hadeeth of Abu Bakr referred to above: “He will be followed by people with faces
like burnished shields.”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2136).

With regard to
the Bedouin being followers of the Dajjaal, this is because many of them are
ignorant. With regard to women, this is because they are easily swayed, and
because many of them are ignorant.

It was reported
that Ibn ‘Umar (t) said: the
Prophet (ﷺ‬) said:

“The
Dajjaal will come to this pond in Marriqanaat – a valley in Madeenah – 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)

The fitnah of
the Dajjaal will be the greatest fitnah from the time Allah created Adam until
the Hour begins. This will be because of the mighty miracles that Allah will
create with him, which will dazzle people’s minds and amaze them. It was
reported that he will have a paradise and a hell with him, but his paradise
will be his hell and his hell will be his paradise. He will have rivers of
water and mountains of bread. He will command the sky to send down rain, and it
will rain, and he will command the earth to bring forth vegetation and it will
do so. The treasures of the earth will follow him, and he will travel rapidly,
like clouds driven by the wind. And he will do other extraordinary feats. All
of that was mentioned in the saheeh ahaadeeth. Imaam Muslim narrated in his
Saheeh that Hudhayfah (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘The Dajjaal will be
one-eyed, blind in his left eye, and will have thick hair. He will have a
paradise and a hell with him, but his paradise will be a hell and his hell will
be a paradise.’” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 5222)

Muslim also
narrated that Hudhayfah (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘I know what the Dajjaal will
bring with him: he will have two rivers flowing. One will clearly look like
water and the other will clearly look like blazing fire. If any one of you sees
that, let him choose the river which looks like fire, then let him close his
eyes and lower his head and drink from it, for it will be cool water.’”
(Narrated by Muslim, no. 5223)

In the hadeeth
of al-Nawwaas ibn Sam’aan about the Dajjaal, it is reported that the Sahaabah
said:

“O Messenger of Allah, how
long will he stay on the earth?”
He said, “Forty days: one day like a year, one
day like a month, one day like a week, and the rest of the days like your
days.”
… They said, “How fast will he travel through the earth? ”He said: “Like
the clouds when they are driven by the wind. He will come to some people and
call them, and they will believe in him and respond to him. Then he will
command the sky to rain, and the earth to bring forth vegetation, and their
cattle will come back to them in the evening, with their humps very high, and
their udders full of milk, and their flanks stretched. Then he will come to
another people and will call them, but they will reject him. So he will leave
them and they will be stricken with famine, with none of their wealth in their
hands. He will pass by ruins and will say: ‘Bring forth your treasure!’ – and
the treasure will follow him like a swarm of bees. Then he will call a man who
is brimming with youth, and will strike him with a sword and cut him in two,
then (he will put the pieces apart from one another) the distance of an archer
from his target. Then he will call him, and the young man will come forward
smiling, with his face shining.”
(narrated by Muslim, 5228)

Al-Bukhaari
narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (t) that this man whom the Dajjaal will kill will be
one of the best people, who will go out to the Dajjaal from the city of the
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬), and will say
to the Dajjaal:

“I bear witness that you are
the Dajjaal of whom the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) told us. ”
The Dajjaal will
say (to the people): “What do you think – if I kill this man then bring him
back to life, will you have any doubts?”
They will say: “No.” So he will kill
him, then bring him back to life. Then he (the believing man) will say, “By Allah,
I have never been more sure about you than I am today.”
The Dajjaal will want
to kill him but will not be permitted to. (al-Bukhaari, no. 6599)

According to the
hadeeth of Umaamah al-Baahili (t),
the Prophet (ﷺ‬) said of the Dajjaal:

“Part of his fitnah will be
that he will say to a Bedouin: ‘Do you think that if I resurrect your father
and mother for you that you will testify that I am your lord?’ He will say:
‘Yes.’ So two devils will appear to him in the image of his father and mother,
saying:
‘O my son, follow him for he is your lord.’”
(Narrated by Ibn Maajah,
no. 4067. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani, Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, hadeeth
7752)
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The Prophet (pr) has taught his
ummah about that which will protect them against the fitnah of the false
messiah (al-maseeh al-dajjaal). He left his ummah on a path that is clear, and
no one deviates from it except the one who is doomed. He did not leave any good
thing without pointing it out to his ummah, or any evil thing without warning
them against it. Among the things which he warned us against was the fitnah of
the Dajjaal, because it is the greatest fitnah which the ummah will face until
the Hour comes. Every Prophet warned his ummah against the one-eyed Dajjaal,
but Muhammad (ﷺ‬) was the only
Prophet who warned his ummah more about him. Allah told him many of the
attributes of the Dajjaal so that he could warn his ummah. The Dajjaal will
undoubtedly emerge among this ummah, because it is the last ummah, and Muhammad
(ﷺ‬) is the Seal of
the Prophets. The following are some of the Prophetic guidelines which the
Chosen Prophet (ﷺ‬) set out for
his ummah so that it may be protected against this mighty fitnah, from which we
ask Allah to save us and grant us refuge:

1. Adhering to
Islam, having the right faith and learning the Names and Most Beautiful
Attributes of Allah which are not shared by anyone else. One should know that
the Dajjaal will be a human being who will eat and drink, and that Allah is far
above that; the Dajjaal will be one-eyed but Allah is not one-eyed; no one can
see his Lord until he dies, but the Dajjaal will be seen by all people,
believers and kaafirs alike, when he emerges.

2. Seeking
refuge with Allah from the fitnah of the Dajjaal, especially in salaah
(prayer). This has been narrated in the saheeh ahaadeeth, such as that narrated
from Umm al-Mu’mineen ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), the wife of
the Prophet (ﷺ‬), who said that
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) used to pray
in his salaah:

“Allahumma inni a’oodhu bika
min ‘adhaab al-qabri, wa a’oodhu bika min fitnat il-maseeh il-dajjaal, wa
a’oodhu bika min fitnat il-mahyaa wa fitnat il-mamaat. Allahumma inni a’oodhu
bika min al-ma’tham wa’l-maghram (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the
torment of the grave, I seek refuge with You from the fitnah of the Dajjaal,
and I seek refuge with You from the trials of life and death. O Allah, I seek
refuge with You from sin and debt)
.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 789)

Muslim narrated
that Abu Hurayrah (t) said: “The
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘When any one of you says
Tashahhud, let him seek refuge with Allah from four things, and say: “Allahumma
inni a’oodhi bika min ‘adhaab jahannam wa min ‘adhaab al-qabri wa min fitnat
il-mahyaa wa’l-mamaat wa min sharri fitnat al-maseeh al-dajjaal (O Allah, I
seek refuge with You from the torment of Hell, from the torment of the grave,
from the trials of life and death, and from the evil of the fitnah of the
Dajjaal)
.”
’” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 924)

3. Memorizing
aayaat from Soorat al-Kahf. The Prophet (ﷺ‬) commanded us to recite the opening verses of
Soorat al-Kahf against the Dajjaal. According to some reports, the final verses
of this soorah were mentioned. This means reciting the first ten verses or the
last ten. Among the ahaadeeth narrated concerning this was the lengthy hadeeth
narrated by Muslim from al-Nawwaas ibn Sam’aan, in which it says:

“Whoever among you sees him
(the Dajjaal), let him recite against him the opening verses of Soorat
al-Kahf.”
(Hadeeth 5228).

Muslim (no.
1342)
narrated from Abu’l-Dardaa’ that the Prophet (ﷺ‬) said:

“Whoever memorizes ten aayaat
from the beginning of Soorat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjaal”

i.e., from his fitnah. Muslim said: “Shu’bah said, ‘from the end of al-Kahf.’
Hammaam said, ‘from the beginning of al-Kahf.’”

Al-Nawawi (Sharh
Saheeh Muslim, 6/93)
said:

“The reason for
this is because at the beginning of (this soorah), mention is made of wonders
and signs, and whoever ponders them will not be deceived by the fitnah of the
Dajjaal. And at the end of this soorah, Allah says (interpretation of the
meaning)
:

‘Do then those who
disbelieve think that they can take My slaves as awliyaa’ (lords etc.) besides
Me?’ [al-Kahf 18:102].”

This is one of
the special features of Soorat al-Kahf. There are ahaadeeth which encourage
reading it, especially on Fridays.

Al-Haakim
narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (t) that the Prophet (ﷺ‬) said:

“Whoever recites Soorat
al-Kahf on Friday, it will be a light for him from one Friday to the next.”

(al-Mustadrak, 2/368. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani, Saheeh al-Jaami’
al-Sagheer, hadeeth 6346)

Undoubtedly
Soorat al-Kahf is of great significance, containing great aayaat, such as the
story of the People of the Cave, the story of Moosa and al-Khidr, the story of
Dhu’l-Qarnayn and his building the dam to hold back Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj, proof
of the resurrection and the blowing of the Trumpet, and explanation of those
whose deeds are most lost, who are those who think that they are guided when in
fact they are misguided and blind. Every Muslim should strive to read this
soorah, and to memorize it and read it repeatedly, especially on the best day
on which the sun rises, namely Friday.

4. Fleeing from the
Dajjaal and keeping far away from him. The best way is to live in Makkah or
Madeenah, and the places which the Dajjaal will not enter. When the Dajjaal
emerges, Muslims should keep far away from him, because of the confusion he
will cause and the mighty wonders that he will have with him, which Allah will
cause to happen at his hands in order to test mankind. A man will come to him,
thinking that he is a strong believer, then he will follow the Dajjaal. We ask Allah
to grant us and all the Muslims refuge from his fitnah.

Imaam Ahmad
(19118), Abu Dawood (3762) and al-Haakim (4/31) narrated from ‘Imraan ibn
Husayn (t) that the
Prophet (ﷺ‬) said:

“Whoever hears of the
Dajjaal, let him keep far away from him, for a man will come to him and think
that he is telling the truth because of the wonders that are sent with him.”


The Dajjaal will
die at the hands of the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (u), as is
indicated by the saheeh ahaadeeth. The Dajjaal will appear on earth and will
gain many followers, spreading his fitnah far and wide. No one will escape his
fitnah except a few of the believers. At that point, ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (u) will descend
to the eastern minaret in Damascus, and the believing slaves of Allah will
gather around him. He will lead them towards the Dajjaal, who at the time of
the descent of ‘Eesa (u) will be
heading for Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). ‘Eesa will catch up with him at the
gate of Ludd (Lod), a place in Palestine near Bayt al-Maqdis. When the Dajjaal
sees him, he will start to melt like salt melting in water, but ‘Eesa (u) will say to
him: “I have some business with you, you will not
get away from me.”
Then he will catch up with him and will kill him
with his spear. His followers will flee, pursued by the Muslims, who will kill
them, and trees and rocks will say: ‘O Muslim, O
slave of Allah, there is Jew behind me – come and kill him!” – apart
from the Gharqad (box thorn), for it is one of the trees of the Jews.

The following
are some of the ahaadeeth narrated about the death of the Dajjaal and his
followers: Muslim (no. 5233) narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah be
pleased with them both)
said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘The Dajjaal will emerge
among my ummah and will stay for forty… Then Allah will send ‘Eesa ibn Maryam,
who looks like ‘Urwah ibn Mas’ood, and he will pursue him and kill him.”

Imaam Ahmad (no.
14920)
and al-Tirmidhi (no. 2170) narrated that Majma’ ibn Jaariyah al-Ansaari
(t) said: “I heard
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) say:

‘The son of Maryam will kill
the Dajjaal at the gate of Ludd.”

Muslim (no.
5228)
narrated a lengthy hadeeth from al-Nawwaas ibn Sam’aan (t) about the
Dajjaal, in which the story of the descent of ‘Eesa and his killing the Dajjaal
are mentioned. In this hadeeth the Prophet (ﷺ‬) said:

“… Every kaafir who will
smell the fragrance of (‘Eesa) will die, and his fragrance will reach as far as
he will be able to see. He will then search for him (the Dajjaal) until he
catches up with him at the gate of Ludd, where he will kill him.”

Imaam Ahmad
narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah (t) said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ‬) said:

‘The Dajjaal will emerge at a
time when religious commitment is low and knowledge has decreased… Then ‘Eesa
ibn Maryam will descend just before dawn and will call people, saying: ‘O
people, what is stopping you from coming out against this evil liar?’ They will
say:
‘This man is a jinn’. Then they will set out. When they reach ‘Eesa ibn
Maryam, the time for prayer will come the iqqamah will be given, and it will be
said to him:
‘Go forward (to lead the prayer), O Spirit of Allah.’ He will say:
‘Let your imaam go forward and lead you in prayer.’ When they have prayed Fajr,
they will go out to meet him (the Dajjaal) and when they see the liar, he will
start to dissolve like salt in water. ‘Eesa will go to him and kill him. Even
the trees and rocks will call out:
‘O Spirit of Allah, here is a Jew!’ And none
of those who followed him will be left, they will all be killed.” (Hadeeth no.
14426)
.

When he (may Allah
curse him)
is killed, his great fitnah will come to an end. Allah will save
those who believed from his evil and from the evil of his followers, at the
hands of the Spirit and Word of Allah, ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (u) and his
believing followers. Praise and Blessings be to Allah.

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