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The words Dajjal (Antichrist) and Dajjali Fitnah a trial or an evil like that of the Antichrist are

commonly and frequently used today. Many books have been written on it in different languages;
however, we will take an analytical look at it in the light of the Quran and Ahadeeth. There is no such
word as Dajjal in the Quran, and there is no word of the root Daal, Jeem, Laam in the Quran. There
are, however, synonyms of this word that mean to cover or, to deceive.
Prophetic narrations, or Ahadeeth, mention Dajjal in the following three ways:
Individuals claiming to be false prophets
Allahs Messenger (sa) prophesized that the Dajjal would be the last of a series of thirty dajjals or
deceivers (false prophets), after whose appearance, the Day of Judgement will be close. Liars will
come to the forefront and claim that they are prophets. Allahs Apostle (sa) said, The Hour will not
be established till about thirty dajjals (liars) appear, and each one of them will claim that he is Allahs
Apostle. (Bukhari)
False prophets had started to appear during the time of the Prophet (sa) and continued to do so after
his demise. There are a few individuals, even in the current time, who have claimed prophethood.
An individual claiming divinity
The Dajjal Al-Akbar, or the greatest of Dajjals, will claim divinity. Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid (Islamqa.com) has defined Dajjal Al-Akbar as follows:
a young man with a ruddy complexion, short, with thick curly hair, a wide forehead, and broad
upper chest, blind or defective in the right eye. This eye 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 (K-F-R), in separate (Arabic) letters, or kaafir, with the letters joined. He will be
sterile, with no children.
A hadeeth mentions that he will have unlimited power and resources. People will be ready to
prostrate to him and listen to him. He will be blind and on his forehead the three Arabic letters Kaa
Faa Raa will be written. Every true believer will be able to see and read these letters, whether they
can read or not. The Dajjal Al-Akbar will demonstrate miracles even greater than Isa (as). This will be
the greatest test and trial for the believers. The Prophet e said that those who will prostrate to him
will be spared (by him), but those who will not (prostrate to him) will be killed (Bukhari).
A civilization based on the qualities of Dajjal
From some Ahadeeth, we can surmise that one form of dajjal or deception is this world because it
makes us forget the Hereafter and Allah (swt). We strive for gain and success only in this world.
Allah (swt) says: Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that

We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. And verily! We shall make all
that is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil (without any vegetation or trees, etc.). (Al-Kahf 18:7-8)
Just as this verse exhorts, this world is becoming more beautiful and appealing as time goes on due
to technological advances, luxurious lifestyles, numerous comforts, etc. It keeps on deluding us that
we are better off than before. The question, though, is whether we are leaning towards the world or
Allah (swt)? Who do we love more: this world or Allah (swt)?
Allah (swt) says: Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual
boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after
rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow;
then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers, evildoers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allh and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers, gooddoers), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment. (Al-Hadid 57:20)
In the past three decades, the world has acquired immense luxuries. Consider Saudi Arabia or UAE.
There was nothing but sand there. Now, they have the tallest buildings, the most lavish food, the best
entertainment etc. These are all signs of the Day of Judgement.
The end is near
The signs that the Day of Judgement is close are several. There will be false claims to prophethood.
There will also be a huge war. If a man has 100 sons, 99 will be killed. A bird will not find a place to
land because there will be dead bodies everywhere. Then, the bird will fall down, exhausted, on a
pile of dead bodies. This time is not far.
Gerald Flurry has written in The Trumpet: Most people think the crusades are a thing of the past
over forever. But they are wrong. Preparations are being made for a final crusade, and it will be the
bloodiest of all!
20th century philosopher Arnold Toynbee, says in his book Civilization on Trial: real will be the
battle between Christianity and Islam not between capitalism as communism and communism will
not be able to sustain itself
Qualities of Dajjal present in the world and in us
There are certain qualities which we believe to belong only to the Dajjal, however, they are present
within us as individuals. In the past, the Pharaoh and Nimrod had claimed Divinity. Today, each of us
believes that we are the true rulers; we confine religion to the mosques and certain rituals. We do not
let it enter our homes or workplaces. Our desires (Nafs) rule us as well. We declare that we are the
masters of our actions and no one can dictate what we can or cannot do.

The qualities of Dajjal are also present in the economic system of the world. The system of interest is
universal there is no bigger sin in the eyes of Allah (swt). In the social world, we have the womens
liberation movement which translates into the eradication of modesty and the erosion of family life.
More about the Dajjal Al-Akbar
Some Ahadeeth describe the Dajjal Al-Akbar as follows:
He will go into every town for 40 days, there will be a distance of 80 yards between his ears and a
day and a nights travel will be the distance of one step of his donkey. He will speak in such a way
that everyone in the east and the west will be able to hear him. (Muslim) We can imagine that the
travel system and media technology will be so advanced that they will help Dajjal achieve the
aforementioned feats.
Seventy thousand scholars wearing turbans, from my community, will follow the Dajjal. (Musnad
Ahmad)
Two angels, resembling Prophets, one on either side, will accompany him. This will be a test for
mankind. Dajjal will ask: Am I not your lord? Do I not give life and death? One of the angels will
reply, You are a liar. However, nobody will be able to hear this reply except for the other angel. The
second angel, addressing the first angel will say: You are speaking the truth. Everybody will hear
what this second angel said, and will think that an angel is testifying that the Dajjal is Allah (swt). In
reality, this second angel was addressing the first one and agreeing with his reply about the Dajjal
certainly being a liar by saying, You are speaking the truth. (Ahmad)
He will come to a bedouin whose parents will have passed away and will say to him: Will you believe
that I am your Lord if I bring your parents back to life? He will reply: Yes. The devils accompanying
him will take the form of his parents and will say to him: Oh child, believe in him and follow him, he is
your Lord. The bedouin will be deceived into believing him. (Ibn Majah)
He will have water and fire with him. As for that which the people will see as water, in reality it will be
fire, which will burn. As for that which people will see as fire, in reality will be cold, sweet water. The
Prophets (saw) Advice is: Whoever meets the Dajjal and sees the water and the fire, should fall in
the fire and not the water, as the fire is, in reality, water, and the water is, in reality, fire. (Mishkat)
Passing by a place in ruins, he will order it to take out its hidden treasure. The earth will immediately
take out its treasure, and the treasure will literally follow him wherever he goes, like bees following
the queen bee. (Muslim)
I think that Dajjal is a Jinn, not a human; a soldier of Satan, chained in shackles. During mankinds
last hour on the earth, he will be released for humankinds last and final test. After 40 years of rule,
Prophet Isa (as) will kill him. But before that, such a mighty wind of Kufr will spread that, after
Prophet Isas (as) death, Allah (swt) will send a special wind directed at those believers with Islamic

faith in their hearts. They will have their souls taken out without any pain. Only the disbelievers will
then remain on the earth, and the Judgement will be passed on them.
Love Allah (swt) and not the world; worry about the Hereafter, not the here and now; nurture your
soul, but take care of your body as well. Be steadfast in your faith (iman) so that you can face the
Dajjal.