370 - باب الدجال وعلامات الساعة
Ahadith about Dajjal and Portents of the Hour
1808 - عن النواس بن سمعان رضي الله عنه قال : ذكر رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم الدجال ذات غداة فخفض فيه ورفع حتى ظنناه في طائفة النخل فلما رحنا إليه عرف ذلك فينا فقال : [ ما شأنكم ؟ ] قلنا : يا رسول الله ذكرت الدجال الغداة فخفضت فيه ورفعت حتى ظنناه في طائفة النخل . فقال : [ غير الدجال أخوفني عليكم إن يخرج وأنا فيكم فأنا حجيجه دونكم وإن يخرج ولست فيكم فامرؤ حجيج نفسه والله خليفتي على كل مسلم إنه شاب قطط عينه طافية كأني أشبهه بعبد العزى بن قطن فمن أدركه منكم فليقرأ عليه فواتح سورة الكهف إنه خارج خله بين الشام والعراق فعاث يمينا وعاث شمالا يا عباد الله فاثبتوا ]. قلنا : يا رسول الله وما لبثه في الأرض ؟ قال : [ أربعون يوما : يوم كسنة ويوم كشهر ويوم كجمعة وسائر أيامه كأيامكم ] قلنا : يا رسول الله فذلك اليوم الذي كسنة أتكفينا فيه صلاة يوم ؟ قال : [ لا اقدروا له قدره ] قلنا : يا رسول الله وما إسراعه في الأرض ؟ قال : [ كالغيث استدبرته الريح فيأتي على القوم فيدعوهم فيؤمنون به ويستجيبون له فيأمر السماء فتمطر والأرض فتنبت فتروح عليهم سارحتهم أطول ما كانت ذرى وأسبعه ضروعا وأمده خواصر ثم يأتي القوم فيدعوهم فيردون عليه قوله فينصرف عنهم فيصبحون ممحلين ليس بأيديهم شيء من أموالهم ويمر بالخربة فيقول لها : أخرجي كنوزك فتتبعه كنوزها كيعاسيب النخل ثم يدعو رجلا ممتلئا شبابا فيضربه بالسيف فيقطعه جزلتين رمية الغرض ثم يدعوه فيقبل ويتهلل وجهه يضحك . فبينما هو كذلك إذ بعث الله تعالى المسيح ابن مريم صلى الله عليه و سلم فينزل عند المنارة البيضاء شرقي دمشق بين مهرودتين واضعا كفيه على أجنحة ملكين إذا طأطأ رأسه قطر وإذا رفعه تحدر منه جمان كاللؤلؤ فلا يحل لكافر يجد ريح نفسه إلا مات ونفسه ينتهي إلى حيث ينتهي طرفه فيطلبه حتى يدركه بباب لد فيقتله ثم يأتي عيسى صلى الله عليه و سلم قوما قد عصمهم الله منه فيمسح عن وجوههم ويحدثهم بدرجاتهم في الجنة فبينما هو كذلك إذ أوحى الله تعالى إلى عيسى صلى الله عليه و سلم أني قد أخرجت عبادا لي لا يدان لأحد بقتالهم فحرز عبادي إلى الطور ويبعث الله يأجوج ومأجوج وهم من كل حدب ينسلون فيمر أوائلهم على بحيرة طبرية فيشربون ما فيها ويمر آخرهم فيقولون لقد كان بهذه مرة ماء ويحصر نبي الله عيسى صلى الله عليه و سلم وأصحابه حتى يكون رأس الثور لأحدهم خيرا من مائة دينار لأحدكم اليوم فيرغب نبي الله عيسى صلى الله عليه و سلم وأصحابه رضي الله عنهم إلى الله تعالى فيرسل الله تعالى عليهم النغف في رقابهم فيصبحون فرسى كموت نفس واحدة ثم يهبط نبي الله عيسى صلى الله عليه و سلم وأصحابه رضي الله عنهم إلى الأرض فلا يجدون في الأرض موضع شبر إلا ملأه زهمهم ونتنهم فيرغب نبي الله عيسى صلى الله عليه و سلم وأصحابه رضي الله عنهم إلى الله تعالى فيرسل الله تعالى طيرا كأعناق البخت فتحملهم فتطرحهم حيث شاء الله تعالى ثم يرسل الله عز و جل مطرا لا يكن منه بيت مدر ولا وبر فيغسل الأرض حتى يتركها كالزلقة ثم يقال للأرض أنبتي ثمرتك ودري بركتك . فيومئذ تأكل العصابة من الرمانة ويستظلون بقحفها ويبارك في الرسل حتى إن اللقحة من الإبل لتكفي الفئام من الناس و اللقحة من البقر لتكفي القبيلة من الناس و اللقحة من الغنم لتكفي الفخذ من الناس فبينما هم كذلك إذ بعث الله ريحا طيبة فتأخذهم تحت آباطهم فتقبض روح كل مؤمن وكل مسلم ويبقى شرار الناس يتهارجون فيها تهارج الحمر فعليهم تقوم الساعة ] رواه مسلم
قوله [ خله بين الشام والعراق ] : أي طريقا بينهما
وقوله [ عاث ] بالعين المهملة والثاء المثلثة والعيث : أشد الفساد
و [ الذرى ] بضم الذال المعجمة وهو أعالي الأسنمة وهو جمع ذروة بضم الذال وكسرها
و [ اليعاسيب ] : ذكور النحل
و [ جزلتين ] : أي قطعتين
و [ الغرض ] : الهدف الذي يرمى بالنشاب : أي يرميه رمية كرمية النشاب إلى الهدف
و [ المهرودة ] بالدال المهملة والمعجمة وهي : الثوب المصبوغ
قوله [ لا يدان ] : أي لا طاقة
و [ النغف ] : دود
و [ فرسى ] جمع فريس وهو : القتيل
و [ الزلقة ] بفتح الزاي واللام وبالقاف وروي الزلفة بضم الزاي وإسكان اللام وبالفاء وهي : المرآة
و [ العصابة ] : الجماعة
و [ الرسل ] بكسر الراء : اللبن
و [ اللقحة ] : اللبون
و [ الفئام ] بكسر الفاء وبعدها همزة ممدودة : الجماعة
و [ الفخذ من الناس ] : دون القبيلة
1808. An-Nawwas bin Sam`an (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: One morning the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) made a mention of Dajjal, and he described him to be insignificant and at the same time described him so significant that we thought he was on the date-palm trees (i.e., nearby). When we went to him (the Prophet (PBUH)) in the evening, he perceived the sign of fear on our faces. He said, "What is the matter with you?'' We said: "O Messenger of Allah, you talked about Dajjal this morning raising your voice and lowering it until we thought he was hiding in the palm-trees grove: He said: "Something other than Dajjal make worry about you. If he appears while I am with you, I will defend you against him. But if he appears after I die, then everyone of you is his own defender. Allah is the One Who remains after me to guide every Muslim. Dajjal will be a young man with very curly hair with one eye protruding (with which he cannot see). I compare (his appearance) to that of Al-`Uzza bin Qatan. He who amongst you survives to see him, should recite over him the opening Ayat of Surat Al-Kahf (i.e., Surat 18: Verses 1-Cool. He will appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and will spread mischief right and left. O slaves of Allah! Remain adhered to the truth.'' We asked: "O Messenger of Allah! How long will he stay on the earth?'' He said, "For forty days. One day will be like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week and the rest of the days will be like your days.'' We said: "O Messenger of Allah! Will one day's Salat (prayer) suffice for the Salat of that day which will be equal to one year?'' Thereupon he said, "No, but you must make an estimate of time and then offer Salat.'' We said: "O Messenger of Allah! How quickly will he walk upon the earth?'' Thereupon he said, "Like cloud driven by the wind (i.e., very quickly). He will come to the people and call them to his obedience and they will affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He will then give command to the sky and it will send its rain upon the earth and he will then send his command to the earth and it will grow vegetation. Then in the evening their pasturing animals will come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He will then come to another people and invite them, but they will reject him and he will leave them, in barren lands and without any goods and chattels! He would then walk through the waste land and say to it: `Bring forth your treasures', and the treasures will come out and follow him like swarms of bees. He will then call a person brimming 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 will then call that young man and he will come forward, laughing, with his face gleaming out of joy; and it will be at this very time that Allah will send `Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) who will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus, wearing two garments lightly dyed and placing his hands on the wings of two angels. When he will lower his head, there would fall drops of water from his head, and when he will raise it up, drops like pearls would scatter from it. Every disbeliever who will find his (i.e., `Isa's) smell will die and his smell will reach as far as he will be able to see. He will then search for Dajjal until he will catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd (village near Jerusalem), and will kill him. Then the people, whom Allah will have protected, will come to `Isa son of Maryam, and he will wipe their faces and will inform them of their ranks in Jannah, and it will be under such conditions that Allah will reveal to `Isa these words: `I have brought forth from amongst my slaves such people against whom none will be able to fight, so take these people safely to the mountain.' And then Allah will send Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog people) and they will sworn down from every slope. The first of them will pass the Lake Tabariyah (near the Dead Sea in Palestine) and drink all its water. And when the last of them will pass, he will say: `There was once water there.' Prophet `Isa (PBUH) and his companions will then be so much hard-pressed that the head of an ox will be dearer to them than one hundred dinar, and `Isa along with his companions, will make supplication to Allah, Who will send insects which will attack their (Ya'juj and Ma'juj people) neck until they all will perish like a single person. Prophet, `¦sa and his companions will then come down and they will not find in the earth as much space as a single span which would not be filled with their corpses and their stench. Prophet `Isa and his companions will then again beseech Allah, Who will send birds whose necks will be like those of Bactrian camels, and they will carry them and throw them where Allah will desire. Then Allah will send down rain which will spare no house in the city or in the countryside. It would wash away the earth until it appears like a mirror. Then the earth will be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessings; and as a result of this, there will grow such a big pomegranate that a group of people will eat from it and seek shelter under its skin. Milk will be so blessed that the milk of one she-camel will suffice for a large company and the cow will give so much milk, that it will suffice for a whole tribe. The sheep will give so much milk that the whole family will be able to drink out of that, and at that time Allah will send a pleasant wind which will soothe people even under their armpits, and will take the life of every Muslim and true believer, and only the wicked will survive. They will commit adultery in public like asses and the Resurrection Day will be held.''
Commentary: In the above statement we find details about the signs of the Day of Resurrection, the appearance of Dajjal (Antichrist), the coming of Prophet `Isa - son of Maryam, and the appearance of Gog and Magog people. We also find all the important events which will happen during these times. Here, we also note the havoc of Dajjal and the destruction of Gog and Magog people. Then finally the killing of them by the efforts of Prophet `Isa and his prayers.
1809 - وعن ربعي بن حراش قال : انطلقت مع أبي مسعود الأنصاري إلى حذيفة بن اليمان رضي الله عنهم فقال له أبو مسعود : حدثني ما سمعت من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم في الدجال . قال : [ إن الدجال يخرج وإن معه ماء ونار فأما الذي يراه الناس ماء فنار تحرق وأما الذي يراه الناس نارا فماء بارد عذب فمن أدركه منكم فليقع في الذي يراه نارا فإنه ماء عذب طيب ] فقال أبو مسعود : وأنا قد سمعته . متفق عليه
1809. Rib`i bin Hirash (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I accompanied Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari to Hudaifah bin Al-Yaman (May Allah be pleased with them). Abu Mas`ud said to him: "Tell us what you heard from the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) about Dajjal (the Antichrist).'' Hudaifah said: He (PBUH) said, "Dajjal will appear, and with him will be water and fire. That which people consider to be water will in fact be a burning fire, and that which people will consider to be fire will in fact be cool and sweet water. He who from amongst you happens to face him, should jump into that which he sees as fire for that will be nice and sweet water.'' Abu Mas`ud said: "I have also heard this from the Messenger of Allah (PBUH).''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
1810 - وعن عبد الله بن عمرو بن العاص رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ يخرج الدجال في أمتي فيمكث أربعين ] لا أدري أربعين يوما أو أربعين شهرا أو أربعين عاما فيبعث الله تعالى عيسى ابن مريم صلى الله عليه و سلم فيطلبه فيهلكه ثم يمكث الناس سبع سنين ليس بين اثنين عداوة ثم يرسل الله عز و جل ريحا باردة من قبل الشام فلا يبقى على وجه الأرض أحد في قلبه مثقال ذرة من خير أو إيمان إلا قبضته حتى لو أن أحدكم دخل في كبد جبل لدخلته عليه حتى تقبضه فيبقى شرار الناس في خفة الطير وأحلام السباع لا يعرفون معروفا ولا ينكرون منكرا فيتمثل لهم الشيطان فيقول : ألا تستجيبون ؟ فيقولون : فما تأمرنا ؟ فيأمرهم بعبادة الأوثان وهم في ذلك دار رزقهم حسن عيشهم ثم ينفخ في الصور فلا يسمعه أحد إلا أصغى ليتا ورفع ليتا وأول من يسمعه رجل يلوط حوض إبله فيصعق ويصعق الناس ثم يرسل الله أو قال ينزل الله مطرا كأنه الطل أو الظل فتنبت منه أجساد الناس ثم ينفخ فيه أخرى فإذا هم قيام ينظرون ثم يقول يا أيها الناس هلم إلى ربكم وقفوهم إنهم مسئولون ثم يقال : أخرجوا بعث النار فيقال من كم ؟ فيقال من كل ألف تسعمائة وتسعة وتسعين فدلك يوم يجعل الولدان شيبا وذلك يوم يكشف عن ساق ] رواه مسلم
[ الليت ] : صفحة العنق . ومعناه يضع صفحة عنقه ويرفع صفحته الأخرى
1810. `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Dajjal (the Antichrist) will appear in my Ummah and he will stay in the world for forty. I do not know whether this will be forty days or forty months or forty years. Allah will then send (Prophet) `Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). `Isa will pursue him and slaughter him. Then people will survive for seven years (i.e., after the demise of `Isa) in the state that there will be no rancour between two persons. Then Allah will send a cool breeze from the side of Ash-Sham. None will remain upon the face of the earth having the smallest particle of good or Faith in him but he will die, so much so that even if someone amongst you will enter the innermost part of a mountain, this breeze will reach that place also and will cause him to die. Only the wicked people will survive and they will be as fast as birds (i.e., to commit evil) and as ferocious towards one another as wild beasts. They will never appreciate the good, nor condemn evil. Then Shaitan (Satan) will come to them in the garb of a man and will say: `Will you not obey me?' They will say: `What do you order us to do?' He will command them to worship idols. They will have abundance of sustenance and will lead comfortable lives. Then the Trumpet will be blown. Every one hearing it, will turn his neck towards it and will raise it. The first one to hear that Trumpet will be a man who will be busy repairing the basin for his camels. He will become unconscious. Allah will send, or will cause to send, rain which will be like dew and there will grow out of it (like wild growth) the bodies of the people. Then the second Trumpet will be blown and they will stand up and begin to look around. Then it will be said: `O people! Go to your Rubb.' Then there will be a command: `Make them stand there.' After it they will be called to account. Then it will be said: `Separate from them the share of the Fire.' It will be asked: `How much?' It will be said: `Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of every thousand.' That will be the Day which will make children hoary-headed men because of its terror and that will be the Day when the Shin will be uncovered.''
Commentary: The question arises as to what is the meaning of the phrase - the Shin will be uncovered - at this place? Some people say that it refers to the calamities and troubles of the Day of Judgement. But according to a reliable narration, it refers to an act of Allah of uncovering His Shin in a way which befits His Majesty. As believers, we must confirm Allah's all Qualities which He has stated in the Qur'an or mentioned through His Messenger (PBUH) without changing them or ignoring them completely or twisting their meanings or giving resemblance to any of the created things. What is meant by the uncovering of the Shin of Allah is something we can neither understand nor describe. We can only believe in it without understanding the real explanation of it, in the same way we believe in the Eye or Ear of Allah. We should believe in all these things as mentioned in the Qur'an and Hadith without trying to go into the explanation. This is the view of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah to which we should stick. (See Tafsir Ahsan-ul-Bayan)
Then all the Muslims will prostrate before Him. However, those people who used to pray and prostrate before Him in their worldly lives only for showing off or for gaining good reputation, will not be able to prostrate before Him on this occasion. Their spines will become stiff like a wooden board and it would become impossible for them to bend. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Tafsir Surat An-Nur and Al-Qalam).
1811 - وعن أنس رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ ليس من بلد إلا سيطؤه الدجال إلا مكة والمدينة وليس نقب من أنقابهما إلا عليه الملائكة صافين تحرسهما فينزل بالسبخة فترجف المدينة ثلاث رجفات يخرج الله منها كل كافر ومنافق ] رواه مسلم
1811. Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "There will be no land which will not be trampled by Dajjal (the Antichrist) but Makkah and Al-Madinah; and there will be no passage leading to them which will not be guarded by the angels, arranged in rows. Dajjal will appear in a barren place adjacent to Al-Madinah and the city will be shaken three times. Allah will expel from it every disbeliever and hypocrite.''
1812 - وعنه رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ يتبع الدجال من يهود أصبهان سبعون ألفا عليهم الطيالسة ] رواه مسلم
1812. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Dajjal (the Antichrist) will be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan and will be dressed in robes of green coloured satin.''
Commentary: Isfahan is a city in Persia (Iran). Tailasan green sheet (is the dress of the Sheikhs of the non-Arab nations).
1813 - وعن أم شريك رضي الله عنها أنها سمعت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول : [ لينفرن الناس من الدجال في الجبال ] رواه مسلم
1813. Umm Sharik (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I heard the Prophet (PBUH) saying, "People will run away from Dajjal (the Antichrist) seeking shelter in the mountains.''
1814 - وعن عمران بن حصين رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول : [ ما بين خلق آدم إلى قيام الساعة أمر أكبر من الدجال ] رواه مسلم
1814. `Imran bin Hussain (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "Between time of the creation of Adam and the Resurrection Day, there is nothing greater than the mischief of Dajjal (the Antichrist).''
1815 - وعن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ يخرج الدجال فيتوجه قبله رجل من المؤمنين فيتلقاه المسالح مسالح الدجال فيقولون له : إلى أين تعمد ؟ فيقول : أعمد إلى هذا الذي خرج فيقولون له : أوما تؤمن بربنا ؟ فيقول : ما بربنا خفاء فيقولون : اقتلوه فيقول بعضهم لبعض : أليس قد نهاكم ربكم أن تقتلوا أحدا دونه فينطلقون به إلى الدجال فإذا رآه المؤمن قال : يا أيها الناس إن هذا الدجال الذي ذكر رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فيأمر الدجال به فيشبح فيقول : خذوه وشجوه فيوسع ظهره وبطنه ضربا فيقول : أوما تؤمن بي ؟ فيقول : أنت المسيح الكذاب فيؤمر به فيؤشر بالمنشار من مفرقه حتى يفرق بين رجليه ثم يمشي الدجال بين القطعتين ثم يقول له : قم فيستوي قائما ثم يقول : له أتؤمن بي ؟ فيقول : ما ازددت فيك إلا بصيرة ثم يقول : يا أيها الناس إنه لا يفعل بعدي بأحد من الناس فيأخذه الدجال ليذبحه فيجعل الله ما بين رقبته إلى ترقوته نحاسا فلا يستطيع إليه سبيلا فيأخذه بيديه ورجليه فيقذف به فيحسب الناس أنه قذفه إلى النار وإنما ألقي في الجنة ] فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ هذا أعظم الناس شهادة عند رب العالمين ] رواه مسلم . وروى البخاري بعضه بمعناه
[ المسالح ] : الخفراء والطلائع
1815. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (PBUH) saying, "Dajjal (the Antichrist) will come forth and a person from amongst the believers will go towards him and the armed watchmen of Dajjal will meet him and they will say to him: `Where do you intend to go?' He will say: `I intend to go to this one who has appeared.' They will say to him: `Don't you believe in our lord (meaning Dajjal)?' He will say: `There (i.e., we know Him to be Allah, Alone, without any partners) is nothing hidden about our Rubb.' Some of them will say: `Let us kill him', but some others will say: `Has your lord (Dajjal) not forbidden you to kill anyone without his consent?' So they will take him to Dajjal. When the believer will see him, he will say: `O people! This is Dajjal about whom the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) has informed us.' Dajjal will have him laid on his stomach and have his head. He will be struck on his back and on his stomach. Dajjal will ask him: `Don't you believe in me?' He will say: `You are the false Messiah.' He will then give his order to have him sawn with a saw into two from the parting of his hair up to his legs. After that Dajjal will walk between the two halves and will say to him: `Stand up', and he will stand on his feet. He will then say to him: `Don't you believe in me?' The person will say: `It has added to my insight that you are Dajjal'. He will add: `O people! He will not be able to behave with anyone amongst people in such a manner after me.' Dajjal will try to kill him. The space between his neck and collarbone will turn into copper and he will find no way to kill him. So he will catch hold of him by his hand and feet and throw him into (what appears to be the fire). The people will think that he has been thrown into the fire whereas he will be thrown into Jannah.'' The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) added, "He will be the most eminent amongst the people with regard to martyrdom near the Rubb of the worlds.''
Commentary: In this narration we find the description of a believer's steadfastness and forbearance and his final martyrdom while facing the wickedness and temptation of the mischief of Dajjal, i.e., Antichrist.
Here, we find that the part of his neck will turn into copper which could either happen in reality or, according to another interpretation, that he (Dajjal) will not be able to kill him. Allah knows better, as Allah can do whatever He likes, or it may just be a statement like a parable or a simile and some people think that this refers to the fact that Dajjal will not be able to cut his neck. But it is better to consider it in terms of reality.
1816 - وعن المغيرة بن شعبة رضي الله عنه قال : ما سأل أحد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم عن الدجال أكثر مما سألته وإنه قال لي : [ ما يضرك ] قلت : إنهم يقولون إن معه جبل خبز ونهر ماء . قال : [ هو أهون على الله من ذلك ] متفق عليه
1816. Al-Mughirah bin Shu`bah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: No one asked the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) more about Dajjal than I asked him. He said to me, "He will not harm you.'' I said: "O Messenger of Allah, it is reported that he will have with him a mountain of bread and a river full of water.'' Thereupon he said, "He (Dajjal) is far too worthless and insignificant near Allah (to let him deceive the believers).''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: The last part of the Hadith means that, although Dajjal will have great resources and methods of misleading people, the true believers will not be deceived by his tricks; on the contrary, they will increase in Faith (as what the Prophet (PBUH) said about Dajjal is true).
1817 - وعن أنس رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ ما من نبي إلا وقد أنذر أمته الأعور الكذاب ألا إنه أعور وإن ربكم عز و جل ليس بأعور مكتوب بين عينيه ك ف ر ] متفق عليه
1817. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "There has not been a Prophet who has not warned his Ummah of that one-eyed liar (Dajjal). Behold, he is blind in one eye and your Rubb (Allah) is not blind. On his forehead are the letters: (K.F.R.) (meaning Kafir- disbeliever).''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
1818 - وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ ألا أحدثكم حديثا عن الدجال ما حدث به نبي قومه إنه أعور وإنه يجيء بمثال الجنة والنار فالتي يقول إنها الجنة هي النار ] متفق عليه
1818. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Let me tell you something about Dajjal (the Antichrist) which no Prophet had told his people. He is blind (in one eye) and will bring with him something like Jannah and Hell; but what he calls Jannah will be in fact Hell.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
1819 - وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ذكر الدجال بين ظهراني الناس فقال : [ إن الله ليس بأعور ألا إن المسيح الدجال أعور العين اليمنى كأن عينه عنبة طافية ] رواه الترمذي
1819. `Abdullah bin `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: One day the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) mentioned Al-Masih Dajjal (the Antichrist) in the presence of the people and said, "Verily, Allah is not one-eyed but Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right eye which looks like a swollen grape.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Commentary: All these narrations about the mischief of Dajjal are correct and have been narrated through reliable narrators, and all scholars agree on their being true. They have been reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim, whose narrations are unanimously accepted by the `Ulama'.
The second coming of the Prophet 'Isa (Jesus) from the heavens is proved on the basis of such reliable and true narrations that none can contradict them. Before the Day of Resurrection all these things will happen, and it is essential to believe in them.
Dajjal would be a descendant of the Jews, and he will be called Dajjal because of his mischief. The meaning of Dajjal is `one who greatly resorts to fraud and deception'.
Allah will also give him some extraordinary powers to test the belief of the Muslims. Dajjal will claim to be the lord of the world. A large portion of the Jews will be with him. He has also been named as Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal in some narrations. Jesus, son of Mary (Peace be upon them) will have the honour of killing him.
1820 - وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ لا تقوم الساعة حتى يقاتل المسلمون اليهود وحتى يختبئ اليهودي من وراء الحجر والشجر فيقول الحجر والشجر يا مسلم هذا يهودي خلفي تعال فاقتله إلا الغرقد فإنه من شجر اليهود ] متفق عليه
1820. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah(PBUH) said, "The Last Hour will not come until the Muslims fight against the Jews, until a Jew will hide himself behind a stone or a tree, and the stone or the tree will say: `O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him,' but Al-Gharqad tree will not say so, for it is the tree of the Jews.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: Gharqad is a thorny plant which is well-known in the area of Palestine. Allah can bestow the power of speech to whatever thing He likes. When Allah wills, He will give mastery to the Muslims. He will help them even by means of plants and stones which will assist the Muslims against the Jews by informing them about the whereabouts of the Jews.
The Jews have predominance over the Muslims in spite of the fact that they are a minority. But according to this true narration, the situation will definitely change before the Day of Resurrection, and the Muslims will dominate the Jews. Allah is the Master and Rubb of everything.
1821 - وعنه رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ والذي نفسي بيده لا تذهب الدنيا حتى يمر الرجل بالقبر فيتمرغ عليه فيقول : يا ليتني مكان صاحب هذا القبر وليس به الدين ما به إلا البلاء ] متفق عليه
1821. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, the world will not come to an end until a man passes by a grave and will lie over it saying, `Would that I were in this grave (i.e., dead)!' Not he will say so because of religious reasons but because of widespread mischief and severe trials of this world.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: There would be such disasters and agony in the world that people will prefer death to life under such conditions. This situation will arise before the Day of Resurrection, and the Day of Judgement will dawn on such wicked people.
1822 - وعنه رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ لا تقوم الساعة حتى يحسر الفرات عن جبل من ذهب يقتتل عليه فيقتل من كل مائة تسعة وتسعون فيقول كل رجل منهم لعلي أن أكون أنا أنجو ]
وفي رواية : [ يوشك أن يحسر الفرات عن كنز من ذهب فمن حضره فلا يأخذ منه شيئا ] متفق عليه
1822. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil the mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die (in the fighting) and every man amongst them will say: `Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive.'''
Another narration is: "The time is near when the River Euphrates will dry up to unveil a treasure of gold. Whosoever may be alive at that time, should not take anything of it.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Commentary: The word "Yahsir" means unveil or uncover, i.e., the river will dry up and gold will be discovered underneath its bottom when Allah would like to do so. This will also surely take place before the Day of Judgement. When this incident will take place, only those people would remain safe who will be free from worldly greed and will not try to get this gold.
1823 - وعنه رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول : [ يتركون المدينة على خير ما كانت لا يغشاها إلا العوافي ( يريد عوافي السباع والطير ) وآخر من يحشر راعيان من مزينة يريدان المدينة ينعقان بغنمهما فيجدانها وحوشا حتى إذا بلغا ثنية الوداع خرا على وجوههما ] متفق عليه
1823. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "People will desert Al-Madinah in spite of it being in better condition except for wild beasts and birds. The Last Hour will happen upon two shepherds of the tribe of Muzainah. They will enter Al-Madinah driving their sheep but will find it full of wild beasts and would turn away. When they will arrive at the hill named Thaniyyat-ul-Wada` they will fall on their faces.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: According to some scholars like Al-Qadi `Iyad, this prophecy has already been fulfilled, when the caliphate was shifted from Al-Madinah to Syria and Mesopotamia, although Al-Madinah was superior to these places in every way, worldly or otherwise, scholars were in abundance and the people were well off. However, others say that the prophecy has not been fulfilled yet, and that it will be fulfilled shortly before the Day of Judgement; they hold this view because the conditions described in the narration have not taken place. This second view seems to be more correct.
1824 - وعن أبي سعيد رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ يكون خليفة من خلفائكم في آخر الزمان يحثو المال ولا يعده ] رواه مسلم
1824. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "From your caliphs there will be one in the Last Days who will distribute wealth without counting it.''
Commentary: Here the abundance of wealth during the time of a caliph has been prophesied. This also refers to the last days of the world.
1825 - وعن أبي موسى رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ ليأتين على الناس زمان يطوف الرجل فيه بالصدقة من الذهب فلا يجد أحدا يأخذها منه ويرى الرجل الواحد يتبعه أربعون امرأة يلذن به من قلة الرجال وكثرة النساء ] رواه مسلم
1825. Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "A time will come when a man will go about with alms from his gold and will not find anyone to receive it. One man will be seen being followed by forty women dependant upon him on account of the scarcity of men and excess of women.''
Commentary: This Hadith also reveals one of the prophecies of the Prophet (PBUH) which have not been fulfilled yet. One of them is that wealth will be abundant and females will greatly exceed the males in number. This may happen due to wars, when more males will be killed, or the birth rate of females may exceed that of the males.
1826 - وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ اشترى رجل من رجل عقارا فوجد الذي اشترى العقار في عقاره جرة فيها ذهب فقال له الذي اشترى العقار خذ ذهبك إنما اشتريت منك الأرض ولم أشتر الذهب وقال الذي له الأرض إنما بعتك الأرض وما فيها فتحاكما إلى رجل فقال الذي تحاكما إليه : ألكما ولد ؟ قال أحدهما : لي غلام وقال الآخر : لي جارية . قال : أنكحا الغلام الجارية وأنفقا على أنفسهما منه وتصدقا ] متفق عليه
1826. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "A man bought a piece of land from another man, and the buyer found a jar filled with gold in the land. The buyer said to the seller: `Take your gold, as I bought only the land from you and not the gold.' The owner of the land said: `I sold you the land with everything in it.' So both of them took their case before a third man who asked: `Have you any children?' One of them said: `I have a boy.' The other said, `I have a girl.' The man said: `Marry the girl to the boy and spend the money on them; and whatever remains give it in charity.'''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: This is the story of some people from the past, in which exemplary honesty, piety and the will to abstain from the doubtful property has been described. But as far as the law of Shari`ah is concerned, it appears that in the transaction of land, any buried treasure will not be included in the sale. It will be considered quite separately and apart from the sale of the land. If the previous owner says that the treasure belongs to him and he forgot to take it out, then it will be considered as his property and not the property of the buyer of the land. But if he shows ignorance about it, then it will be considered under the title of "Rikaz". In such a case, one-fifth of it goes to the public treasury and the rest to the owner of the land. Rikaz refers to any buried treasure which is discovered in any land.
1827 - وعنه رضي الله عنه أنه سمع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ كانت امرأتان معهما ابناهما جاء الذئب فذهب بابن إحداهما فقالت لصاحبتها إنما ذهب بابنك وقالت الأخرى إنما ذهب بابنك فتحاكما إلى داود صلى الله عليه و سلم فقضى به للكبرى فخرجتا على سليمان ابن داود صلى الله عليه و سلم فأخبرتاه فقال : ائتوني بالسكين أشقه بينهما فقالت الصغرى : لا تفعل رحمك الله هو ابنها فقضى به للصغرى ] متفق عليه
1827. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "There were two women, each had her child with her. A wolf came and took away the child of one of them. One woman said to her companion: `The wolf has taken your son.' The other said: `It has taken your son.' So both of them took the dispute to Prophet Dawud (David) (PBUH) who judged that the boy should be given to the older lady. Then they went to Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) (PBUH) son of Dawud and put the case before him. Prophet Sulaiman said: `Give me a knife so that I may cut the child into two and give one half to each of you.' The younger woman said: `Do not do so; may Allah bless you! He is her child.' On that Prophet Sulaiman decided the case in favour of the younger woman.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) (PBUH) went to the depth of the matter by wisdom bestowed by Allah and the power of decision using a device or a trick as a method of discovering the truth. He used this trick to discover the truth and not to evade it. Such a trick is not forbidden in the law and there is no doubt in its being permitted. However, those tricks which are used to avoid the law are a great sin for which the Jews are well-known. May Allah save us from such things.
1828 - وعن مرداس الأسلمي رضي الله عنه قال قال النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ يذهب الصالحون الأول فالأول ويبقى حثالة كحثالة الشعير أو التمر لا يباليهم الله بالة ] رواه البخاري
1828. Mirdas Al-Aslami (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The pious men will depart one after another, the dregs of people, like the sediment of barley or dates will remain; Allah will not raise them in value and esteem.''
Commentary: The Hadith shows that the demise of the pious people is one of the signs of the nearness of the Day of Resurrection. It also shows that during the last days near the Day of Resurrection, pious persons will not remain and only the wicked people will inhabit the earth and the Day of Judgement will dawn on such bad people.
1829 - وعن رفاعة بن رافع الزرقي رضي الله عنه قال جاء جبريل إلى النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : ما تعدون أهل بدر فيكم ؟ قال : [ من أفضل المسلمين ] أو كلمة نحوها قال : وكذلك من شهد بدرا من الملائكة . رواه البخاري
1829. Rifa`ah bin Rafi` Az-Zuraqi (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet (PBUH) and asked him: "How do you estimate among you those who participated in the battle of Badr?'' He replied, "They were the best of Muslims'' (or he may have said something similar to that). Jibril said: "The same is the case with the angels who were at Badr.''
Commentary: The Hadith highlights the superiority of those Companions, as well those angels, who participated in the battle of Badr against the forces of Kufr. The Qur'an confirms the fact that the angels fought along with Muslims in this historic battle.
1830 - وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ إذا أنزل الله تعالى بقوم عذابا أصاب العذاب من كان فيهم ثم بعثوا على أعمالهم ] متفق عليه
1830. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "If Allah afflicts punishment upon a nation, it befalls the whole population indiscriminately and then they will be resurrected and judged according to their deeds.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: When Allah's punishment comes to pass, it does not distinguish between the upright and the wicked. However, the pious people will be saved from punishment after their death while the wicked ones will be punished in the Hell. May Allah save us from all types of punishments.