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About Dajjal killing a man and reviving him to prove his claim of being a deity;
003.030.106 – Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Allah’s Apostle told us a long narrative about Ad-Dajjal, and among the many things he mentioned, was his saying, “Ad-Dajjal will come and it will be forbidden for him to pass through the entrances of Medina. He will land in some of the salty barren areas (outside) Medina; on that day the best man or one of the best men will come up to him and say, ‘I testify that you are the same Dajjal whose description was given to us by Allah’s Apostle .’ Ad-Dajjal will say to the people, ‘If I kill this man and bring him back to life again, will you doubt my claim?’ They will say, ‘No.’ Then Ad-Dajjal will kill that man and bring him back to life. That man will say, ‘Now I know your reality better than before.’ Ad-Dajjal will say, ‘I want to kill him but I cannot.’ “
The water and fire of Dajjal;
041.7011 – Hudhaifa reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: the Dajjal would have with him water and fire and his fire would bays the effect of cold water and his water would have the effect of fire, so don’t put yourself to ruin. Abu Mas’ud reported: I also heard it from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him).
That Dajjal’s fire would be water and water would be fire, so to choose his fire would be safe;
041.7012 – ‘Uqba b. ‘Amr Abu Mas’ud al-Ansari reported: I went to Hudhaifa b. Yaman and said to him: Narrate what you have heard from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) pertaining to the Dajjal. He said that the Dajjal would appear and there would be along with him water and fire and what the people would see as water that would be fire and that would burn and what would appear as fire that would be water and any one of you who would see that should plunge in that which he sees as fire for it would be sweet, pure water, and ‘Uqba said: I also heard it, testifying Hudhaifa.
041.7013 – Hudhaifa and Ibn Mas’ud met together. Hudhaifa said: I know more than you as to what there would be along with the Dajjal. There would be along with him two canals (one flowing with water) and the other one (having) fire (within it), and what you would see as fire would be water and what you would see as water would be fire. So he who amongst you is able to see that and is desirous of water should drink out of that which he sees as fire.
That Dajjal’s Hell would be Paradise; and Paradise would be Hell;
041.7014 – Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: May I not inform you about the Dajjal what no Apostle of Allah narrated to his people? He would be blind and he would bring along with him an Image of Paradise and Hell-Fire and what he would call as Paradise that would be Hell-Fire and I warn you as Noah warned his people.
A narrative of Dajjal’s attempt to trick a believer near Medina after killing and then reviving a man;
041.7017 – Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) one day gave a detailed account of the Dajjal and in that it was also included: He would come but would not be allowed to enter the mountain passes to Medina. So he will alight at some of the barren tracts near Medina, and a person who would be the best of men or one from amongst the best of men would say to him: I bear testimony to the fact that you are Dajjal about whom Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) had informed us. The Dajjal would say: What is your opinion if I kill this (person), then I bring him back to life; even then will you harbour doubt in this matter? They would say: No. He would then kill (the man) and then bring him back to life. When he would bring that person to life, he would say: By Allah, I had no better proof of the fact (that you are a Dajjal) than at the present time (that you are actually so). The Dajjal would then make an attempt to kill him (again) but he would not be able to do that. Abu Ishaq reported that it was said: That person would be Khadir (Allah be pleased with him).
One amongst the best of us will bravely approach the Dajjal and will be made to appear to split in two and then reassembled, by Dajjal. After this man renounces Dajjal’s self-proclaimed godship, he will be sent flying into the air as if he were sent to Hell, but in fact, he will be sent to Paradise. This man will be the most eminent amongst persons in regard to martyrdom in the eyes of Allah (swt);
041.7019 – Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The Dajjal would come forth and a person from amongst the believers would go towards him and the armed men of the Dajjal would meet him and they would say to him: Where do you intend to go? He would say: I intend to go to this one who is coming forth. They would say to him: Don’t you believe in our Lord? He would say: There is nothing hidden about our Lord. They would say: Kill him. Then some amongst them would say: Has your master (Dajjal) not forbidden you to kill anyone without (his consent)? And so they would take him to the Dajjal and when the believer would see him, he would say: O people. He is the Dajjil about whom Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) has informed (us). The Dajjal would then order for breaking his head and utter (these words): Catch hold of him and break his head. He would be struck even on his back and on his stomach. Then the Dajjal would ask him: Don’t you believe in me? He would say: You are a false Masih. He would then order him to be torn (into pieces) with a saw from the parting of his hair up to his legs. After that the Dajjal would walk between the two pieces. He would then say to him: Stand, and he would stand erect. He would then say to him: Don’t you believe in me? And the person would say: It has only added to my insight concerning you (that you are really the Dajjal). He would then say: O people, he would not behave with anyone amongst people (in such a manner) after me. The Dajjal would try to catch hold of him so that he should kill him (again). The space between his neck and collar bone would be turned into copper and he would find no means to kill him. So he would catch hold of him by his hand and feet and throw him (into the air) and the people would think as if he had been thrown in the Hell-Fire whereas he would be thrown in Paradise. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: He would be the most eminent amongst persons in regard to martyrdom in the eye of the Lord of the world.
There would be no creation, creating more trouble than the Dajjal, right from the creation of Adam to the Last Hour;
041.7037 – Abu Qatada reported: We used to go to Imran b. Husain passing in front of Hisham b. ‘Amir. He, one day, said: You pass by me (in order) to go to some persons but (amongst the living persons) none remained in the company of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) more than I and none knows more ahadith than I. I heard Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There would be no creation (creating more trouble) than the Dajjal right from the creation of Adam to the Last Hour.
The Dajjal (Anti-Christ) is not mentioned by name in the Quran directly, but does contain verses pertaining to events and prophecies similar to those mentioned in more detail in the Hadith Collections. So first, I’d like to mention that the Hadith is a commentary collection from scholars whom were in the company of the Blessed Prophet – Hz. Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w – sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam). The Hadith is regarded as a credible source to accompany and verify the Holy Qur’an, and is considered an important resource for determining the Muslim way of life (the Sunnah). As such, in the Sunni canon, these are some of the main Hadith collections that are used and trusted the most (but not limited to):
- Sahih Bukhari
- Sahih Muslim
- Sunan Abi-Dawud
- Sunan al-Tirmidhi
- Sunan al-Sughra
- Sunan Ibn Malik
The Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim are the most relied upon of the collections. There are some other collections, of which some are not considered sound (sahih) or good (hasan) enough.
The University of Southern California has compiled an excellent Compendium of Muslim Texts and has a database which can be accessed using a search box for particular verses & keywords within the Qur’an and the Hadith. As such, I will cite the verses contained (as is) in the U.S.C. Compendium (as well as others) as my source for any references used in my posts under “My Thoughts On OneEye”. Due to the size of this file, I have compiled the posts into sub-chapters, in order to minimize resources:
- 1.1 – Definition of “Dajjal” in Islam
- 1.2 – Warnings from Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
- 1.3 – Dajjal’s physical and characteristic nature
- 1.4 – Narrations about Ibn-Sayyad accused of being the Dajjal
- 1.5 – The Dajjal’s fitnah (schism, secession, upheaval and anarchy)
- 1.6 – Places where the Dajjal will not be able to enter
- 1.7 – Signs before the appearance of the Dajjal and the End Times
- 1.8 – Protection, refuge and the fight against the trials of the Dajjal
- 1.9 – The end of anarchy and death of the Dajjal
There are many more verses pertaining to the Dajjal and the End Times, but this will be published in further chapters.