Ad-Dajjaal is derived from the Arabic word “Dajal”, which means “lying”, and it is the proper name of a person who will come out near the end of time. Allaah The Exalted Will Give him supernatural powers, and He Will Make him a trial and affliction for people. He will claim divinity and will ask people to worship him instead of Allaah The Almighty. He will be a great trial for humankind, because his emergence will shake people’s beliefs and raise serious doubts as to the creed. Consequently, he will persuade some people to believe in him, while others will follow him in hope or out of fear. On the other hand, some people will realize that he is a liar and they will either escape from him or even defy and resist him.
All the Prophets, May Allaah Exalt their mention, have warned their nations from him generally, but the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) spoke in detail about the dire threat he poses to people’s creed and religion, as well as his physical description, supernatural abilities and deceptive methods. The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) also referred to his followers, the period that he will stay on earth, how he will die, and who is going to kill him. All these things were accurately detailed in the prophetic Hadeeths, which covered the whole life of Ad-Dajjaal; and the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) did so to advise his Ummah and shield its religion from doubts.
In this article, we will speak in detail about Ad-Dajjaal.
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