Dajjal / Anti-Christ

Posted on February 20, 2012


You can read part one here!

Islam and Jesus/Isa(AS)
Islam considers Jesus(pbuh) to be a greatly influential man and one of Allah’s greatest prophets.
Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is considered to have been a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the “straight path” as commanded by God. Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Quran and Islamic literature, the most common being al-Masī (“the messiah).  Jesus is also, at times, called “Seal of the Israelite Prophets”, because, in general Muslim belief, Jesus was the last prophet sent by Allah(swt) to guide the Children of Israel.  Jesus is seen in Islam as a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold the latter’s coming. Muslims do not believe that Isa (A.S.), also known as Jesus by Christians and others, is dead or was ever crucified. We believe that he was raised to heaven and is there, and will descend at the appointed time, end all wars, and bring peace to the world. Islam is NOT against Jesus(as). 

Dajjal (the “anti-Christ”)

‘Know your enemies and keep them close to you. By knowing them, you know your weakness, thus neutralizing their potency.’

Dajjāl  meaning “deceiving” or “the Placebo” or “impostor” Al-Masī ad-Dajjāl, refers to “the deceiving Messiah”.

The Great Deceiver
The Prophet was warning us that in the last days there would be someone who would deceive all of humanity.  The Dajjal will possess power over this world.  Thus, Muslims must be careful not to have the love of the world in their hearts so they won’t leave their religion and follow him.  He will be able to heal the sick by wiping his hand on them, like Jesus did, but with this deceit the Dajjal will lead people down the path to hell.  Thus the Dajjal is the false Messiah, or Anti-Christ (Massih ad-Dajjal).  He will pretend to be the Messiah, and deceive people by showing them amazing powers. 1

The Dajjal is sometimes said to have the word “Infidel” (Kaafir) written in-between his eyes, possibly on his forehead.  But this word will only be perceptible to true Muslims, and no one else:

Allah’s Messenger said: Dajjal is blind of one eye and there is written between his eyes the word “kaafir” (unbeliever/infidel). He then spelled the word as k. f. r., which every Muslim would be able to read.

Very Important is that this word “Kafir” will be readable only by the believer, literate or illiterate.  Non-believer: let him be educated from “Oxford” or “Harvard” will not be able to read it.

A False Miracle Worker
The Dajjal will have powers of the devil.  He will terrorize the Muslims into following him, converting them into unbelief.  He will conceal the truth and bring forth falsehood.  The prophet said that the Dajjal will have the power to show the image of one’s dead ancestors on his hand, like a television screen.  The relative will say, “Oh my son! This man is correct.  I am in Paradise because I was good and I believed in him.”  In reality that relative is in hell.  If the relative says, “Believe in this man, I am in hell because I didn’t believe,” one must say to the Dajjal, “No, he is in Paradise.  This is false.” 6

The Dajjal Will Claim To Be Jesus Christ And Will Claim To Be Divine
The Dajjal’s deceptive signs will be for the purpose of leading people into believing that the Dajjal is actually their “lord”. Muslim scholars universally have concluded that the Dajjal will claim to be divine.  According to the very well known Muslim scholar, Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips, the Dajjal, “will claim to be God”.

Cities Of Refuge
It is said that there are three cities that the Dajjal may not enter; Mecca, Medina and Damascus.  Muslims are encouraged to seek refuge from the Dajjal in one of these three cities. Apart from these three cities, it is said that the Dajjal will enter every single city, town and village in the world to test and possibly deceive every human alive.

some of the miracles that ad-Dajjal will be able to perform:

  • Epitome of those who oppose Islam and Isa.
  • Blind in one eye (not sure right or left), red complexion, thick hair, etc.
  • Will have the letters of “kfr” or word “kafir” on his forehead.
  • Appears between Syria and Iraq.
  • Performs great miracles.
  • Turns people away from Islam.
  • Will claim to be a prophet, will claim to be divine (?).
  • Leader of 70,000 Jews from Isfahan and unnamed number of women.
  • Terrorize people for “40 days”.
  • Cannot enter Mecca, Medina and possibly Damascus.
  • Will be killed by Allah through Isa.
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