Hadeeth Ad Dajjaal (Narration about the False Messiah) Part One

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Prelude: The narration on Dajjaal are numerous (Tawaatur) (see Qissa-Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal p.25), thus scholars like Al-Imaam Muslim in his Saheeh has a chapter (named) Baab fee Baqiyyah Min Ahaadeeth Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal, Ibn Abee Al Izz Al Hanafee in Sharh Al Aqeedah At Tahaawiyah p.756, An Nawaawee in his Riyaadus-Saaliheen, al-Imaam Al-Albaanee in his treatise Qissah Al Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal p.25 and 28, As-Saheehah vol.2 p.125, Shaykh Raabee bn Haadee Al Madhkhalee in Sharh Usool As-Sunnah p.40 named it in plural form as Ahaadeeth ( sing. Hadeeth) Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal.

The Text:

An-Nawwaas bn As-Samaaan radiyaLlahu anhu narrated:

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Allah's Messenger (salallaahu alahyi wa sallam) made a mention of Dajjaal one morning. He would describe him to be insignificant and very significant and we felt as if he were in the clusters of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) on our faces, he said: What is the matter with you? We said: Allah's Messenger, you made mention of the Dajjaal in the morning sometimes as being insignificant and sometimes as very important, until we began to think as if he were present in some (near) part of the clusters of the date palm trees. Thereupon he (salallaahu alahyi wa sallam) said: I harbour no fear for you as regards Dajjaal. If he comes forth while I am among you, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes out while I am not amongst you, everyone must defend himself and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil). He (Dajjaal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a squinted eye. I compare him to 'Abd-ul-'Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Surah Kahf. He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! Adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah's Messenger, how long would he stay on earth? He (salallaahu alahyi wa sallam) said: for forty days; one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your [normal] days. We said: Allah's Messenger, would one day's prayer suffices for the prayers of day that is equal to one year? Thereupon he (salallaahu alahyi wa sallam) said: No, but you must make an estimate of time (and then observe prayer). We said: Allah's Messenger, how quickly would he walk upon the earth? Thereupon he said: Like cloud driven by the wind. He would come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion) and they would affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth and it would grow crops. Then in the evening, their grazing animals would come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He would then come to another people and invite them. But they would reject him and he would go away from them and there would be drought for them and nothing would be left with them in the form of wealth. He would then walk through a desolate land and say to it: Bring forth your treasures, and the treasures would come out and collect (themselves) before him like the swarm of bees. He would then call a person beaming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target. He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness) and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, the Son of Mary, and he will descend at the Eastern White Minaret of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he lowers his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he raises it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his body would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would get hold of him at the Gate of Ludd and would kill him. Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Eesa, the Son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Eesa these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Toor, and then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope. The first of them would pass Tabaree Lake and drink from it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there. Eesa and his companions would then be besieged here (at Toor, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinar and Allah's Apostle, Eesa, and his companions would supplicate to Allah who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah's Apostle, Eesa, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah's Apostle, Eesa, and his companions would then again beseech Allah who would send birds whose necks would be like those of bactrin camels and they would carry them and throw them where Allaah would will. Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels' hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. Then the earth would be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there would grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of persons would be able to eat that, and seek shelter under its skin and cow would give so much milk that a whole party would be able to drink it. And the camel would give such (a large quantity of) milk that the whole tribe would be able to drink out of that and the sheep would give so much milk that the whole family would be able to drink out of that and at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them.

Sources: Saheeh Al Muslim, Sunan Abee Daawood, Sunan At-Tirmidhee and Ibn Majah.

Other companions that reported the hadeeth (with different wordings):

1) Hishaam bn Haarith
2) AbduLlaahi bn Mughafal
3) Hudhayfah Al Yamaan
4) Jaabir bn AbdiLlaahi
5) AbduLlaahi bn Umar
6) Anas bn Malik
7) AbooHurayrah
8) Nafeer bn Malik
9) Aaisha (bint AbeeBakr)
10) Umm Salamah, and others See: Qissa-Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal pp.25-26.

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