Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Dajjaal (Anti-Christ), Al-Daabbah (the Beast) and Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magog)

The Dajjaal
(Anti-Christ), Al-Daabbah (the Beast) and Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magog)
Can you give us an idea about the
Dajjaal, Al-Daabbah and Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj?


Praise be to Allaah.

There follows a brief description from the Qur’aan
and Saheeh Sunnah narrated from the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
about these three major signs that will precede the Hour and will come at the end of time
just before the Day of Resurrection.

The Dajjaal – a man created by Allaah, who will appear at
the end of time because of something that makes Allaah angry. He will spread corruption on
earth and will claim divinity, calling on people to worship him. They will be tested by
the extraordinary powers that Allaah will grant him, such as causing rain to fall,
reviving the earth with vegetation and extracting the treasures of the earth. He will be a
young man with a ruddy complexion, short of stature, with curly hair. He will be one-eyed;
his right eye will be flat and his other eye will have a thick piece of flesh over it.
Written between his eyes will be the word “Kaafir” (disbeliever). Most of those
who follow him will be Jews. He will meet his end at the hands of ‘Eesa ibn Maryam
(Jesus the son of Mary) who will kill him with a spear in Lod, which is in Palestine.

Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj – two disbelieving tribes
from among the sons of Adam. They have wide faces and small eyes. They used to spread
mischief on earth, so Allaah gave Dhoo’l-Qarnayn the power to build a barrier to
detain them. They will keep on digging at it until Allaah gives them permission to come
out at the end of time, after ‘Eesa (peace be upon him) has killed the Dajjaal. They
will emerge in huge numbers and will drink up the lake of Tiberias (in Palestine). They
will spread mischief on earth and no one will be able to resist them. ‘Eesa (peace be
upon him) and the believers with him will take refuge in Mount Toor until Allaah destroys
Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj by sending worms that will eat their necks. Then Allaah will
send rain to wash away their bodies into the sea and cleanse the earth of their stench.

Al-Daabah – a great creature which Allaah will cause to
emerge when the people become corrupt. It will speak to mankind and exhort them, having
the ability to reason and speak. It will make marks on the people’s noses which will
distinguish the believers from the disbelievers.

(For more informations, see Ashraat al-Saa’ah by Yoosuf al-Waabil
or al-Qiyaamah al-Kubra by ‘Umar al-Ashqar).

The responsibility of the Muslim is to believe in what was narrated
from Allaah and His Messenger. How many wondrous and strange things has Allaah created in
this world, which speak of His might and power, may He be glorified and exalted.

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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