Signs of the Appearance of the Dajjal
and His Destruction
hadith narrated by Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah, and ad-Dhiyaa, attributed
to Abu Umamah, reports that the Prophet of Allah, sallallahu alaihi
wa sallam, said:
There will be three hard years before the
Dajjal (appears). During them, people will be stricken by a great famine. In
the first year, Allah will command the sky to withhold a third of its rain,
and the earth to withhold a third a third of its produce. In the second year,
Allah will command the sky to withhold two thirds of its rain, and the earth
to withhold two thirds of its produce. In the third year, Allah will command
the sky to withhold all of its rain, and it will not rain a single drop of
rain. He will command the earth to withhold all of its produce, and no plant
will grow. All hoofed animals will perish, except that which Allah wills. He (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam) was asked, What sustains people during that time? He said, Tahlil,
takbir and tahmid (Saying, la ilaha ill Allah, Allahu Akbar and
alhamdulillah). This will sustain them just as food does.
[Sahih Al-Jami` as-Saghir, no. 7875]
bin Umar narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi
wa sallam, said:
The fitnah of Al-Ahlas (continuous
calamity) is mass desertion and war. Then, the fitnah of As-Sarraa [meaning the rich, when some reach people use their money to hire
others to fight for them] will start from under the feet of a man who claims
that he is of me (of my descendants). However, he is not of me, for my loyal
friends are the ones who have taqwa. Afterwards, people will unite around a
man whose reign is unstable. Then, the fitnah of Ad-Duhaymaa [it is called dark and black fitnah because of its enormity] (will start) and will
not leave any member of this nation without severely touching him. When it is
thought that its time has come to an end, it will be lengthened. Meanwhile
(during this fitnah), a man will wake up as a believer and will meet the
night as a disbeliever, until people divide into two camps: A camp of belief
that contains no hypocrisy, and a camp of hypocrisy that contains no belief.
If this happens, then await the Dajjal on that day or the next.
[Ahmad, Abu Dawood and al-Hakim, Mishkatul-Masabih, vol. 4, no. 5403]
other signs to the imminent coming of the Dajjal. Muath narrated
that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi wa
The flourishing of Jerusalem will mark
the desertion of Yathrib (Madinah). The desertion of Yathrib will mark the
start of Al-Malhamah [the great war that will start between ar-Rum and the
Muslim forces before Muslims conquer Constantinople for the second time]. The
start of Al-Malhamah will mark the conquering of Constantinople. The
conquering of Constantionple will mark the appearance of Dajjal.
[Sahih Al-Jami` as-Saghir, no. 4096]
flourishing of Jerusalem will happen by the hands of Muslims, by the will of
Allah (swt), after it will be retrieved from the Jews.
Land will be the seat of the Caliphate because the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu
alaihi wa sallam, said to Ibn Hawalah,
O Ibn Hawalah! If you live to see the
seat of the Caliphate of the Holy Land, then earthquakes, disasters and great
calamities are imminent. Then, the Hour will be closer to people than this
hand of mine to your head! [Al-Hakim in
Al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, p. 420, and he says, Sahih]
Muslims will migrate to Ash-Sham to join the Jihad against the enemies of
Allah (swt) from among the Jews and Christians. People of Madinah will desert
it, not because they dislike it, but for the purpose of joining the Jihad for
the sake of Allah (swt). Then, it will be totally uninhibited, wild animals
and beasts will roam through it, and it will stay deserted until the Hour
narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi
wa sallam, said:
Madinah will be deserted while in its
prime! Then, it will be inhabited by birds and beasts.
[Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, p. 436]
They (Muslims) will leave Madinah while
in its prime. Only wild beasts and birds will roam it. The last persons to be
gathered (for the beginning of the Last Day) will be two shepherds from (the
tribe) of Muzainah heading towards Madinah. They will be herding their sheep,
and (when they reach it) they will find it deserted. When they reach
Thaniyyat Al-Wadaa they will collapse on
(because the Hour will have started then).
[Ahmad, Al-Bukhari and Muslim, As-Silsilah As-Sahihah, vol. 2, no. 683]
bin Amr said, There will be a
time among people when every believer will migrate to Ash-Sham.
[Al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, p. 457, and he says Sahih according to the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim Adh-Dhahabee agrees.]
Destruction of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal
narrated in the Hadith by An-Nawwas bin Saman,
the Dajjal will
be killed at the hand of Jesus son of Mary.
The Dajjals death will occur after the angels turn him towards Ash-Sham away from the
outskirts of Madinah. He will perish in Ash-Sham near the eastern door of Lud
in Palestine, may Allah (swt) return it to the Muslim.
we start mentioning the second coming of Jesus son of Mary, we will mention
the story of Al-Mahdi, Muhammad bin Abdillah.
will appear just before the coming of Jesus, alaihis salam. He will lead the
Muslim nation with justice and kindness and establish Allahs
rule. A righteous Caliphate will reappear after the earth has experienced its
share of injustice and tyranny. Jesus, alaihis salam, son of Mary will
pray behind him. Among Al-Mahdis
that he will spend money on his subjects without counting it, along with many
of his other righteous deeds that were mentioned in several correct hadiths.