III Islamic eschatology same as Antichrist The Quran mentions five basic tenets which Muslims must believe are one who believes in Allah , the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets Quran 2:177 Please note the order of these five tenets Believes in Allah Believes in the Last Day Believes in the Angels Believes in the Book Believes in the Prophets 1 1) Islamic Redeemer in the Day of judgement - Al Mahdi
Muslims who do not believe in the Day of judgement is not a true Muslims. Islamic expectations in the Day of judgement Muslims most expected in the Day of judgement is a man named Al Mahdi. In Arabic Al Mahdi means the "Guided One." In Shiite is also known as Sahib. Al-Zaman or Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadir when translated means Leader of the era and Guided One/The Expected One 2 Turbulent End Times Islamic Saviour: When the minor signs became major, mankind will suffer great misery. Thenthe long awaited Mahdi emerges. He is the major sign of end
times. Put simply, Mahdi is the Islamic messiah, or the savoir. The anticipated leader Mahdi will rise under the guidance of Allah, to establish a new world order, which will lead to a new world revolution. 3 Mahdi is the descendants of Mohammad Mohannad said: The world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arab. (Tirmidhi Sahih, Sunan Abu Dawud, (Sahih), Vol. 5, P. 207;also Narrated by Ali b. Abi Talib, Abu Sa'id, Umm Salma, Abu Hurayra).
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatimah Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 36, Number 4271 Narrated by Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin 4 Mahdi is the first major sign of end times. The coming of the Mahdi is the central eschatological expectations. According to Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America: The coming of the Mahdi is established doctrine for both Sunni and Shia Muslims, and indeed for
all humanity. 5 A Universal Leader For All Muslims Throughout the Islamic world today there is a call for the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate. The Caliph (Khalifa) in Islam may be viewed somewhat as the Pope of the Muslims. The Caliph is viewed as the Vice-regent for Allah on the earth. It is important to understand that when Muslims call for the restoration of the Caliphate, it is ultimately the Mahdi that they are calling for. For the Mahdi is the awaited final Caliph of Islam.
6 As such, Muslims everywhere will be obligated to follow the Mahdi. If you see him, go and give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because he is the Viceregent (Khalifa) of Allah, the Mahdi. Ibn Maja, Kitab al-Fitan #4084 as quoted by Kabbani, p. 231 He will pave the way for and establish the government of the family [or community] of Muhammad Every believer will be obligated to support him. 1 7 The Ruler Of The World
The Mahdi is believed to be a future Muslim world leader who will not only rule over the Islamic world, but also the non-Muslim world as well. The Mahdi will establish righteousness and justice in the world and eliminate evil and corruption. He will fight against the enemies of the Muslims who would be victorious. He will reappear on the appointed day, and then he will fight against the forces of evil, to lead a world revolution and set up a new world order based on justice, righteousness and virtueultimately the righteous will take the world administration in their hands and Islam will be victorious over all the religions. Al-Sadr and Mutahhari, prologue, pp. 4,5 8
He is the precursor of the victory of the Truth and the fall of all tyrants. He heralds the end of injustice and oppression and the beginning of the final rising of the sun of Islam which will never again set and which will ensure happiness and the elevation of mankind The Mahdis means and method of accomplishing this world revolution will include multiple military campaigns or holy wars (jihad). Most hadith picture the non-Muslims would be conquered by Mahdi. Izzat and Arif, p. 4 9 Abduallrahman Kelani, author of The Last Apocalypse, describes the many battles of the
Mahdi: al-Mahdi will receive a pledge of allegiance as a caliph for Muslims. He will lead Muslims in many battles of jihad. His reign will be a caliphate that follows the guidance of the Prophet. Many battles will ensue between Muslims and the disbelievers during the Mahdis reign Abdulrahman Kelani, The Last Apocalypse, An Islamic Perspective, (Fustat, 2003), pp. 34-35 10 The Messenger of Allah said: The black banners will come from the East and their hearts will be as firm as iron. Whoever hears of them should join them and give
allegiance, even if it means crawling across snow Abu Nuaym and As-Suyuti, related by Thawban, as quoted by Izzat and Arif, p. 44 11 The Conquering Of Israel The Mahdi will then lead this army to Israel and reconquer it . The Jews will be slaughtered until very few remain. Rasulullah [Muhammad] said: "Armies carrying black flags will come from Khurasan. No power will be able to stop them and they will finally reach Eela (Baitul Maqdas in Jerusalem) where they will erect their flagsTirmidhi as quoted by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali, Signs of Qiyamah (Islamic Book Service, New Delhi, 2004), p. 42 and Prof. M. Abdullah, Islam, Jesus, Mehdi, Qadiyanis and Doomsday, (Adam, New
Delhi, 2004), p. 54 Baitul Maqdas In Arabic this means the holy house. This is referring to the Dome of the Rock Mosque and is located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 12 two types of Islamic flags; one is white and the other black. Both flags use Arabic word and written as There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. The white flag is called Al-Liwaa, it is served as a sign for the leader of Muslim army, and it is a flag for Islamic state. The black flag is called Ar-Raya and is used by the
Muslim army. It is also called the flag of Jihad, and it carried into battlefield by Muslim troops. 13 Ar-Rya Islamic Black banner, there are Shahada and Muhammad's sword ar-Rya Original version of ArRaya banner not only have Shahada but also Muhammads seal on it 14
Egyptian authors, Muhammad Ibn Izzat and Muhammad Arif commented in a very vicious way on above tradition, said: The Mahdi will be victorious and eradicate those pigs and dogs and the idols of this time so that there will once more be a caliphate based on prophethood as the hadith states...Jerusalem will be the location of the rightly guided caliphate and the center of Islamic rule, which will be headed by Imam al-Mahdi...That will abolish the leadership of the Jews...and put an end to the domination of the Satans and ruling the world by laws other than the Islamic Law of the Lord of the worlds. Izzat and Arif, p.40 15
There comes Mahdi, launched a military attack on Israel is a famous word record, widely quoted by the Islamic world Prophet Muhammad said: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985 16 Who Will Be Loved By All Muhammad once said:
In the last days of my Ummah [universal Islamic community], the Mahdi will appear. Allah will give him power over the wind and the rain and the earth will bring forth its foliage. He will give away wealth profusely, flocks will be in abundance, and the Ummah will be large and honored Sahih Hakim Mustadrak, related by Abu Said al-Khudri (4:557 and 558), as quoted by Kabbani p. 233 17 Mahdi, one who possesses, a leader of a century who governs resource allocation In those years my community will enjoy a time of happiness such as they have never experienced
before. Heaven will send rain upon them in torrents, the earth will not withhold any of its plants, and wealth will be available to all. A man will stand and say, Give to me Mahdi! and he will say, Take. At-Tabarani, Related by Abu Hurayra, as quoted by Izzat and Arif, p. 9 18 Al-Mahdi the Miraculous Archaeologist In one traditions regarding the Mahdi, he is said to produce some previously undiscovered Bible scrolls and even the Ark of the Covenant: Kab al-Ahbar says, He will be called Mahdi because he will guide (yahdi) to something hidden and will bring out the Torah and Gospel from a town called
Antioch. Izzat and Arif, p. 40 Al-Suyuti mentioned in al-Hawi that the messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, he is called the Mahdi because he will guide the people to a mountain in Syria from which he will bring out the volumes of the Torah to refute the Jews. At the hands of the Mahdi the Ark of the Covenant will be brought forth from the Lake of Tiberias and taken and placed in Jerusalem.Izzat and Arif, p. 16 19 Mahdi reigns for 7 years Rasulullah [Muhammad] said: There will be four peace agreements between you and the Romans [western]. The fourth
agreement will be mediated through a person who will be from the progeny of Hadrat Haroon [Honorable Aaron Moses brother] and will be upheld for seven years. Tabarani, as related by Hadrat Abu Umamah, as quoted by Zubair Ali, p. 43 and Abduallah, p. 55 20 Muhammad, the Prophet said He will divide the property, and will govern the people by the Sunnah of their Prophet and establish Islam on Earth. He will remain seven years, then die, and the Muslims will pray over him. Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 36, Number 4273, Narrated by
Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin. Mahdi is, the rider on the white horse The rider on the white horse as found in the Book of Revelation is indeed the Mahdi. 21 Kab al-Ahbar an old Muslim scholar is viewed among Muslim as a trustworthy transmitter of Hadith. He finds that the one who rides on a white horse is Mahdi Two well known Egyptian authors Muhammad Izzat and Muhammad Arif in their books Al Mahdi and the End of Time supported this view.: I find Mahdi is recorded in the books of prophets Revelations 6 and I saw and behold a white horse. He
sat on himwent forth conquering and to conquer. It is clear this man is Mahdi who ride on a white horse and judge by the Quran (with justice) and with whom will be men with marks prostration on their foreheads (Mark of the Beast 666) Izzat and Arif, p. 15 22 The Summary of Mahdi, 1.The Mahdi is Islams primary messiah figure. 2.He will be the descendent of Muhammad and will bear Muhammads name, Muhammad Abdullah. 3.He will be a very devout Muslim. 4.He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader
5.He will emerge after a period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth. 6.He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppressions. 7.He will be the Caliph and Imman of Muslims worldwide. 8.He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order. 9.He will lead military action against those who opposed him. 10.He will invade many countries.. 23 11. He will make a seven year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage 12. He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the faithful Muslims in a final slaughter/battle against Jews.
13. He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem. 14. He will rule for seven years (possibly as much as eight or nine). 15. He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth. 16. He will appear riding on a white horse (possibly symbolic). 17. He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam. 18. He will also re-discover the Ark of the Covenant from the Sea of Galilee, which he will bring to Jerusalem. 19. He will have supernatural power from Allah over the wind and the rain and crops. 20. He will posses and distribute enormous amounts of wealth. 21. He will be loved by all the people of the earth. 24
Similarity of The Antichrist in bible and Mahdi in Islam 1.The antichrist in bible/Muslim Mahdi will be an unparalleled religion and spiritual leader 2.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will lead military action against Jews and Christians 3.The Antichrist/Muslim Mahdi will conquer Jerusalem 4.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will establish the Islamic Caliphate from Jerusalem. 5.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will make a peace treaty with Israel for 7 year 25 6.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will change the law and the
time 7.The Antichrist/Muslim Mahdi predicted someone riding on a white horse 8.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will govern recourses the allocation 9.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will establish new world order 10.The antichrist /Muslim Mahdi will force mankind to submit 26 In the Eschatological moment, who is Mahdi ? Christians believe he is the Antichrist quoted in bible. He was mentioned in Old Testament Daniel chapter 7, in New Testament 1John 2:18..The Bible uses other names
typified the Antichrist countless times Revelation 13:1 The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. His other names; 'the abomination that causes desolation,' Mathew 24:15, that causes desolation Daniel 9:27, the HornsDaniel 7:8, the great sinner, lawless man, son of destruction - 2Thessalonians 2 27 2) Isa-Al-Masiah in Islamic eschatology beliefs After the emergence of Mahdi, the second important person in Islamic teachings is Isa-Al-Masiah (Jesus Christ).
In the teachings of Islam, Isa (Jesus) was just a human being, Jesus is not the Son of God, a Muslim, also an apostle of Muslim prophet, he did not die for the sins of mankind on the cross. Allah saved him from death and elevate him alive to heaven. Since then Jesus is with and Allah, waiting for the right time to let him return to the earth in order to complete his mission and finished his life. 28 According to description of Islamic Hadith, on Jesus second coming, he would return with radical Muslim identity. In Quran Jesus name is Isa-Al-Masiah. Muslims believe on Jesus second coming According to Hadith (sayings of Mohammad)
At this very time Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7015 29 Jesus is Mahdis subordinate Muslims will still be preparing themselves for the battle drawing up the ranks. Certainly, the time of prayer shall come and then Jesus, son of Mary would descend. Sideeque M.A. Veliankode, Doomsday Portents
and Prophecies (Scarborough, Canada, 1999), p. 351 Muhammad said: Jesus son of Mary would then descend and their [Muslims] commander [the Mahdi] would invite him to come and lead them in prayer, but he would say: No, some amongst you are commanders over someSahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0293, Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah 30 Jesus (peace be upon him) will come and will perform the obligatory prayers behind the Mahdi and follow him. Sais I-Nursi, The Rays, The Fifth Ray, p. 493, as quoted in Harun Yahya, Jesus will Return, (London, Ta Ha, 2001), p. 66
(Jesus) will be following the Mahdi, the master of the time. yatullah Baqir al-Sadr and Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari, The Awaited Savior, (Karachi, Islamic Seminary Publications), prologue, p. 3 31 Jesus The Faithful Muslim After Jesus returns, in keeping with his identity as a faithful Muslim, he will perform the ritual pilgrimage to Mecca called hajj: The Prophet said: Verily Isa ibn Maryam shall descend as an equitable judge and fair ruler. He shall tread his path on the way to hajj (pilgrimage) and come to my grave to greet me, and I
shall certainly answer him! Hakim Mustadrak (2:651) # 4162 as related by Abu Harayra quoted in Kabbani, p. 237 While the Mahdi, as the Caliph and Imam (leader) of the Muslims is clearly seen as being a superior to Jesus, Jesus is still said to be a leader of the Muslim Community. According to the Islamic traditions, Jesus primary purpose will be to oversee the institution and the enforcement of the Islamic Sharia law all over the world. 32 Isa, The greatest Muslim preacher Islamic tradition teaches that because Jesus in his second coming will declare himself to be a Muslim, he will lead many Christians to convert to
Islam. The Quran states: There is not one of the People of the Scripture (Christians and Jews) but will believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them. (Quran 4:159) 33 Commenting on the above verse, Mufti Muhammad Shafi and Mufti Mohammad Rafi Usmani in their book, Signs of the Qiyama [the final judgement] and the Arrival of the Maseeh [Messiah] explain the phrase that Christians and Jews will: confirm that he is alive and has not died and he is not God or the Son of God but (merely) His (Allahs) slave and
Messenger, and Isa (Jesus) will testify against those who had called him son of God, the Christians, and those who had belied him, the Jews. Kabbani, p. 237 34 Sheikh Kabbani, Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America clearly articulates the Islamic perspective regarding Jesus evangelistic role when He returns.:Like all prophets, Prophet Jesus came with the divine message of surrender to God Almighty, which is Islam. This verse shows that when Jesus returns he will personally correct the misrepresentations and misinterpretations about himself. He will affirm the true message that he brought in his time as a prophet, and that
he never claimed to be the Son of God. Furthermore, he will reaffirm in his second coming what he prophesied in his first coming bearing witness to the seal of the Messengers, Prophet Muhammad. In his second coming many nonMuslims will accept Jesus as a servant of Allah Almighty, as a Muslim and a member of the Community of Muhammad. Al-Sadr and Mutahhari, prologue p. 3 35 Jesus Will Abolish Christianity The Prophet said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus. He will descent (sic) (to the earth) He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except IslamSunan Abu Dawud, Book 37, Number 4310, Narrated by Abu Hurayrah: see also Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656
Four specific things Jesus will do when he returns. Break crosses. Kill all swine. Abolish the jizyah tax (a Muslim tax on non-Muslims) Kill the Muslim antichrist and his followers. The actions of breaking the cross, kill swine, perish all religions except Islam and abolish jizyah tax are based on the notion that Jesus will eliminate all other religions on the earth other than Islam. 36 Abolishing the jizyah tax (the compulsory poll-tax that non-Muslims must pay in order to live in a Muslim land) is based on the idea that when Jesus returns, the jizyah
tax will no longer be accepted. All the people and those who have the scriptures, the only choice that they will have is to accept Islam or die. As Sideeque M.A. Veliankode states in Doomsday Portents and Prophecies: Jesus, the son of Mary will soon descend among the Muslims as a just judge Jesus will, therefore, judge according to the law of Islam all people will be required to embrace Islam and there will be no other alternative. Veliankode, p. 358 37 Jesus The Slayer Of Jews Beyond the accomplishment of abolishing Christianity on a worldwide scale, another of Jesus primary jobs is to kill a figure know as the Dajjal, or the Muslim version of the Antichrist. But not
only will Jesus kill the Dajjal, but also all of the Dajjals followers, who consequently, will mostly be Jews. Muhammad Ali Ibn Zubair in an article entitled, Who is the evil Dajjal? The Yahudis (Jews) of Isfahaan will be his (The Dajjals) main followers. Apart from having mainly Yahudi followers, he will have a great number of women followers as well. Muhammad Ali Ibn Zubair Who Is the Evil Dajjal (the "anti-Christ")? Online article from http://www.islam.tc/prophecies/masdaj.html Veliankode explains that one of the main reasons for Jesus return is to refute the Jews over the controversial issue that they killed Jesus However Jesus will kill them including their leader, the Antichrist. Veliankode, p. 360, Sahih Bukhari 38 Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656
Second coming of Isa: A Good Muslim Family Man After converting the world to Islam and killing unbelievers, the Dajjal and his followers, Jesus is said to marry, have children and eventually die: The Prophet said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him. Sunan Abu Dawood, Book 37, Number 4310 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah: After his dissention on earth, Jesus will marry. He will have children, and he will remain on the earth 19 years after marriage. He will pass away and Muslims will perform his Funeral Prayer and bury him next to the Prophet
Muhammad. Tirmidhi, as quoted in Jesus (Isa) A.S. in Islam, and his Second Coming by Mufti A.H. Elias in http://www.islam.tc/prophecies/jesus.html 39 Summary Now lets review the various defining characteristics and actions of the Muslim Jesus upon his return to the earth: 1.Jesus is said to return to the earth in the last-days near a mosque in Damascus. 2.He will arrive at a time when the Mahdi and his army will be preparing to pray. 3.He will be offered to lead the prayer by the Mahdi, but will decline in direct deference to the Mahdi
who Jesus declares to be the leader of the Muslims. 4.He will be a faithful Muslim. He will make pilgrimage to Mecca. He will visit Muhammads grave, and salute Muhammad, whereby Muhammad will return the salute from the grave. 40 5.Jesus will assist to promote Islamic law, 7 years later after Mahdi died, Jesus will continue to lead to establish Sharia (Law) 6.He will repeal the jizyah tax thus causing the only option for Jews and Christians to convert to Islam or die. 7.He will kill the Antichrist and his followers made up largely of Jews.
8. He will remain on the earth for roughly forty years, during which time he will marry, have children and then die. 41 Comparison of Christian false prophets and the Muslim Jesus 1. The evil partnerships of the Antichrist and the false prophet / as compare to Mahdi and the evil partnership of Muslim Jesus 2. The false prophet, the main will executor of the Antichrist/ as compare to Muslim Jesus, the main will executor of Mahdi 3. The false prophet, slayer of the Antichrist/ as compare to Mahdis competent slayer
4. He looks like a lamb, fulfill the work of the Antichrist/ as compare to Muslim Jesus, he is to fulfill the work of Mahdi 42 End Times, who will be the Islamic Isa (Jesus) ? He is The Antichrist quoted in bible; The Second Beast Revelation 13:11-17 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the e arth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And h e exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and cause the ear th and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadl y wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceived them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he h ad power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on th
e earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wo und by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the ima ge of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and caus e that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be ki lled. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bon d, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the be ast, or the number of his name. 43 3) False Christ considered by Islam :King of The Jews Ad-Dajjal In Islamic eschatology, the first key figure is Mahdi, second key figure is Muslim Isa (Jesus) and the third key figure is called Ad-Dajjal (The false Messiah), the liar.
Dajjal is a bizarre character whose description and story seem far more fantastic than either the Mahdi or the Muslim Jesus. There are numerous hadith that contain descriptions of the Dajjal. Here we will just touch on the most common of these traditions to give an overview of just who this mysterious and strange person is. 44 He is One Eyed Possibly the most frequently quoted reference to the Dajjal is that he is blind in one eye. The Hadith however, are contradictory regarding which eye is blind: Allah's Messenger made a mention of Dajjal in the
presence of the people and said: Allah is not one-eyed and behold that Dajjal is blind of the right eye and his eye would be like a floating grape. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7005, reported by Ibn Umar Allah's Messenger said: Dajjal is blind of left eye with thick hair and there would be a garden and fire with him and his fire would be a garden and his garden would be fire Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7010, reported by Hudhalfa 45 Infidel 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: Muhammad 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. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7009, reported by Anas b. Malik 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. Kamran Rad, Freemasons and Dajjal, (London, Islamic Academy, 2003), p. 173 46
The Great Deceiver The Dajjal is described as being a deceiver who will have miraculous powers on religions and politics. He will block Mahdis plans to establish Islamic world kingdom. 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 wont 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 (Massiah adDajjal). He will pretend to be the Messiah, and deceive
people by showing them amazing powers Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, The Approach of Armageddon An Islamic 47 Perspective, Canada, Supreme Muslim Council of America, 2003), p. 223 A False Miracle Worker Muhammad said: 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 ones 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 didnt believe, one must say to the Dajjal, No, he is in Paradise. This is false. Kabbani pg.223-4 48 The Prophet said: the Dajjal will say to a Bedouin Arab, what will you think if I bring your father and mother back to life for you? Will you bear witness that I am your lord? The Bedouin will say, Yes. So two devils will assume the appearance of his father and mother, and say, O my son, follow him for he is your lord Sunan Ibn Majah #4067, related by Abu Umamam Al-Bahili, quoted in Kabbani, p. 225 The Dajjal Will Claim To Be Jesus Christ ;And Will
Claim To Be Divine The above tradition shows that the Dajjals 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 49 claim to be Lord, to be God. According to the very well known Muslim scholar, Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips, the Dajjal, will claim to be God. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, Ph.D. Ad-Dajjal, The Antichrist, (Alexandria, Soundknowledge Audio Publishers, 2001) According to Islamic Hadith, Dajjal will claim to be
Allah (God), the false Jewish Messiah, most Muslims have deduced that the Dajjal will thus claim to be Jesus Christ by name. 50 The Dajjal And His Magic Mule Muslim Scholar Muhammad Ali ibn Zubair Ali says of the Dajjal, He will travel at great speeds and his means of conveyance will be a giant mule He will travel the entire world. Mohammad Ali Ibn Zubair Ali, Signs Of Qiyama, (Abdul Naeem,New Delhi, 2004), p.17 51
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: The Prophet said, "Ad-Dajjal will come to Medina and find the angels guarding it. So Allah willing, neither Ad-Dajjal, nor plague will be able to come near it." Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Number 248, Narrated by Anas bin Malik: 52 The coming of the Anti-Christ (Dajjal) must occur in the Last Days. This dreadful event is approaching, and
in that time only three cities will be safe: Makka, Madina, and Sham (Damascus). If anyone wants safety in that time he will have to run to one of these three cities. Kabbani, p. 226 53 Muslims believe Dajjal is the Jewish king The title of a book by Muslim author Matloob Ahmed Qasmi, Emergence of the Dajjal, the Jewish King couldnt make this point more clearly. :The Jews await the false Jewish messiah, while we await, with Allah's help the Mahdi and Jesus, peace be upon him. Jesus's pure hands will murder the false Jewish messiah.
Where? In the city of Lod, in Palestine. Palestine will be, as it was in the past, a graveyard for the invaders Excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi at the Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City, broadcast live on April 12, 2002 by Palestinian Authority television http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgiPage=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP3700254 Samuel Shahid, a Arab scholar in his scholarly study of Islamic eschatology says, the Dajjal will be, the embodiment of the Jewish hope and longing. The bulk of his army is recruited from the Jews. Samuel Shahid, The Last Trumpet: A Comparative Study of Christian-Islamic Eschatology (US, Xulon, 2005), p. 254
The followers of the Dajjal will primarily consist of Jews and women. It is mentioned that women are very ignorant and as such are easily misled. Veliankode states, Meanwhile, women will also fall to the deviant line of the Antichrist because of their unawareness and ignorance of Islam. Sidheeque M.A. Veinakode, p. 312 55 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. Philips
Mathew 24:27;30 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in the heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth smite the breast, and they shall see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of the heaven, with power and much glory; 56 A Surah Of Protection Muslims believe that if they memorize a particular portion of the Quran that they will be protected from the Dajjal. It is somewhat like a verbal amulet that protects one from the powers of evil: If the Dajjal comes upon someone who has memorized the first ten verses of Surat al Kahf (Chapter 18
of the Cave) he cannot harm him. And whoever memorizes the last verses of Surat al-Kahf will have light on the day of Judgement. Suyuti, Durr al-Manthur, as quoted in Kabbani, p.227 57 Quran chapter 18 quoted; [All] praise is [due] to Allah , who has sent down upon His Servant the Book and has not made therein any deviance. [He has made it] straight, to warn of severe punishment from Him and to give good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a good reward. In which they will remain forever. And to warn those who say, " Allah has taken a son." Quran 112
Said :He is Allah, the uniqueHe does not give birth, nor He was born.Muhammad wanted Muslims in the Day of Judgement to remember that revelation and prepare yourself to heaven. And In the Day of Judgement do not accept the beliefs that Allah has 58 Quran 18:99-100 And on that day We shall let some of them surge against others, and the Trumpet will be blown. Then We shall gather them together in one gathering. And We will present Hell that Day to the Disbelievers Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds - they will have the Gardens of Paradise as a lodging, wherein they abide eternally.
Say, "I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone." 59 These verses are to deceive Muslims When the trumpet sounded, true Jesus calls all mankind, the Muslims would not join the true Jesus, but would go to the Antichrist, meeting the false prophet (Isa). Meeting the one who claims to be the Lord Jesus, Muslim will seen this as followers of Dajjal to go to hell. Mohammad said : Not believe in Allah (Mahdi and Isa), do not believe meeting Allah, is to make the
messenger (Muhammad) as a mockery; their good deeds in this life becomes invalid, their reward is hell. 60 Quran 18:110 Say, "I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone. Muhammad wants Muslims to remember Declaration of belief in the oneness of God, to worship the one who would dominate in end times, to hold the principle of Tawhid, absolute hold the principle of one and single God .
Through effort of doing good deeds in Islam to get salvation 61 Jewish Dajjal, kill by Muslim Isa(Jesus) It will be the Muslim Isa Jesus who will kill the Dajjal and his followers When the enemy of Allah (Dajjal) would see him(Isa) Allah would kill them by his (Isa) hand and he would show them their blood on his isa lance Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6924, reported by Abu Huraira
62 Comparing The Biblical Jesus And The Dajjal The third amazing Reverse view between biblical eschatology and Islamic eschatology is the person of the Dajjal. Muslim belief regarding the Dajjal to its simplest and most important terms, he will basically Declare himself claim to be divine and will claim to be Jesus Christ the Jewish king, the Messiah. He will defend Israel against the Mahdi and the Muslim Isa and he will deceive many people into leaving Islam. Bible reveals the real Jesus will come, in many aspects match with the Muslims prophecies about Dajjal. 63
The real Jesus however, will indeed come as a divine defender of Israel and her people. If the Islamic prophecies are indeed intertwined with the unfolding of biblical prophecy, then we can see that part of Satans strategy is that when the real Jesus returns, there will already be a worldwide religious leader who will also be claiming to be Muslim Isa(Jesus), he is actually foretell by the bible as the False Prophet. 64 If this were the case, then Muslims worldwide would accuse the real Jesus of being the Dajjal, the Muslim
Antichrist/Great Deceiver. Muslims would be particularly convinced of this in light of the fact that the surviving Jews of the earth will acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah. The Prophets and the Apostles in bible described the event of Jesus returning to Israel, defeating her enemies and finally gaining full acceptance among the Jewish people. 65 Zechariah 12:10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourned for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for
him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zechariah 14:1,3-4Behold, the day of the LORD cometh Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the eastRoman 11:26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and 66 shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob We see that when Jesus returns to to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem, His feet will (literally) stand on the Mount of Olives.
Jesus will be physically present in Israel. At this time, it is said that those Jews who are alive in Israel will see him and realize that He is the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him. Thus the acknowledgement of Jesus as the genuine Jewish Messiah and divine Savior will fill their hearts and, so all Israel will be saved. 67 The Islamic Traditions, the opposite beliefs: Based on the Islamic traditions, Muslims are expecting Jews to acknowledge the Dajjal as the divine Jewish Messiah, thus in the Islamic mind, the Jesus of biblical tradition will fulfill the three
most primary Islamic expectations of the Dajjal. The one who claim to be God, claim to be Jesus Christ, claim to be the jewish messiah. Clearly, these traditions will be used by Satan, not only to pre-empt the Muslims of the earth from receiving the real Jesus when He comes, but literally to empower them to attack Him. 68 Consider the following statement by the wellknown Muslim apologist, Osamah Abdallah. The question posited to him was, What do Muslims believe about the end of the World and Jesus' part in it? His answer is astonishing as it relates to this discussion: Briefly, Christians believe that Jesus will come
down to earth and fight for the state of Israel What seems to be quite ironic to me is that those Jews that Jesus is supposedly going to fight for don't even believe in Jesus as GOD himself nor as a Messenger of GOD Jesus never liked the Jews... Now without being biased, we Muslims have a story that makes a lot more sense and is empty of contradictions! 69 We believe that Isa(Jesus) will come down to earth toward the end of the world time to fight the army of Satan which will be mostly from the "bad" Jews or "Zionist Jews" as we call them today, and the deceived from the Polytheist or the Trinitarian Christians and the
Pagan Polytheists such as Hindus, Buddhists, etc.... Some Jews and many Christians will be among the good and blessed who will fight with Isa' side. The army of Satan will be led by a person who will claim to be Jesus Christ himself. The Muslims will call him the Dajjal or the Deceiver. The real Jesus' (isa)army will fight the Dajjal's army and defeat him. The empire of Israel will fall, and the religion of Islam will prevail. 70 This is quite amazing. We see that as a direct result of the Islamic apocalyptic traditions, Muslims are expecting two Jesus to come; the real one and the false one. By Mr. Abdallahs admission, the real Jesus will be identifiable by the fact that he does not like Jews; indeed
he is expected to attack and slaughter them. Likewise the false Jesus (according to Islam) will be clearly identifiable by the fact that he will defend the Jews. Thus, as we have seen, Mr. Abdallah and Muslims everywhere are expecting the Muslim Jesus, along with his leader, the Mahdi, to attack Israel and do battle against Him who Christians understand to be the real Jesus. If so Muslims believe, they will be deceived by Satan, they deny Jesus, and headed towards complete 71 destruction. Poor Muslims! Conclusion: Who is the Antichrist ? From the above explanation and comparison of Islamic and Christian eschatology we see:
Islam basic faith accord with AntiChrist teaching. Islamic religious means accord with Antichrist Islamic eschatology accord with Anti-Christ Thus, the coming Antichrist and his kingdom platforms, army regime will come from the Islam. 72 1. Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, The Approach of Armageddon An Islamic Perspective, Canada, Supreme Muslim Council of America, 2003), p. 223 2. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7005, reported by Ibn Umar 3. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7010, reported by Hudhalfa 4. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 7009, reported by Anas b. Malik 5. Kamran Rad, Freemasons and Dajjal, (London, Islamic Academy, 2003), p. 173
6. Kabbani 223-4 7. Sunan Ibn Majah #4067, related by Abu Umamam Al-Bahili, quoted in Kabbani, p. 225 8. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, Ph.D. Ad-Dajjal, The Antichrist, (Alexandria, Soundknowledge Audio Publishers, 2001) 9. Mohammad Ali Ibn Zubair Ali, Signs Of Qiyama, (Abdul Naeem,New Delhi, 2004), p.17 10. Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Number 248, Narrated by Anas bin Malik: 11. Kabbani, p. 226 12. Philips 13. Suyuti, Durr al-Manthur, as quoted in Kabbani, p.227 14. Excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi at the Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City, broadcast live on April 12, 2002 by Palestinian Authority television http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgiPage=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP37002 15. Samuel Shahid, The Last Trumpet: A Comparative Study of Christian-Islamic
Eschatology (US, Xulon, 2005), p. 254 16. Sidheeque M.A. Veinakode, p. 312 17. Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6924, reported by Abu Huraira 73