Signs that will precede him
The coming of Imaam MahdiIn light of many Ahadith the Ulama of the Ahlus-Sunnah are of the opinionthat Imaam Mahdi will come before the Dajjal and the Dajjal will appear inthe later parts of Imaam Mahdi's reign.
The Great Famine
There will be a famine for three years before his appearance. In the firstyear of the famine the heaven will withhold one third of its rain and theearth one third of its crops. In the second year of the famine heaven willwithhold two thirds of its rain and the earth will withhold two thirds of itscrops. In the third year there will not be a single drop of rain and not asingle thing will grow and thus all the animals with hoofs and biting teethwill die and the Tasbeeh will suffice the believers hunger. (Asma-b- Yauzeed-Mishkat)
His father will be tall and thin and his nose will be pointed like a beakwhile his mother will be fat with two long hands. They will both remainthirty years without a child. After thirty years a one eyed son with bitingteeth and of little benefit will be born to them whose heart will remainawake while his eyes will sleep. (Abu-Bakara-Tirmidhi)
General signs that will precede Dajjal
From the hadith of Umme Shareek which can be found in Muslim we couldconclude the Arabs will be less in numbers. At the same time we canconclude from the hadith of Jabir-b-Abdullah which can be found in An-Nihaya that religious learning will be at a low and very few people will beaquainted with religious principles and doctrines and thus ignorance willprevail.
Signs in the DajjalDajjal's Physical description
The Dajjal is a young1 fat 2 man, wheatish3 in complexion with a broadchest 4 and biting teeth. Resembling Abdul Uzzah bin Qatad from the tribeof Khuza'a his head is covered7 with curly hair8 with the letters "Ka' "Fa""Ra''9 written between his eyes which every believer will be able to clearlysee and read literate or illiterate, he has a shining forehead10 and defect