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ad-Dajjal
« on: August 06, 2006, 12:42:38 pm »
Ad-Dajjal or Degghial is, in Islam, an evil figure who will appear in the end times in Islamic eschatology. The word is Arabic for "the deceiver."

He is a counterpart to the Antichrist prophesied by Christianity. Like the Antichrist, various hadith, or traditions, are preserved about ad-Dajjal. He will be physically misshapen, and blind in one eye. He will deceive the faithful, teaching them that Heaven is Hell and vice versa. He will have the power to work miracles in order to mislead believers. He will have the Arabic letters kaf, fa and ra (kaffir) branded on his forehead. He will resurrect the dead, and claim to be a god. Some traditions of Islam relate that he will appear at Isfahan, and that he will rally Jews to his support. However, that is not necessarily a majority view.

Muhammad asked his followers to recite the first and last ten verses of Chapter 'The Cave' as protection from the Dajjal. These ayat deal with the beliefs and activities of the Christian nations. He also taught his followers to pray, "O Allah! I seek refuge in Thee from the trial of the Dajjal." He also said, "There is no tribulation greater than that of the Dajjal from the creation of Adam to the day of resurrection."

The appearance of the Dajjal will correspond with the appearance of the Mahdi, who will rally the faithful on earth to oppose him. Eventually, Isa, the Islamic name for Jesus Christ, will return from Heaven and vanquish the Dajjal.

The Mahdi will appear during the last days of the world, and will precede the second coming of Jesus. The two are different individuals, but they will work together to fight evil in the world and to cement justice on Earth. One of the signs which will indicate the emergence of al-Mahdi will be that in the month of Ramadan prior to his emergence an eclipse of the sun and moon will occur. These signs were visible right after the claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be the Promised Messiah and Mahdi. Mahdi means "the guided one" and he will apparently come from Mecca and rule from Damascus. He will not defeat the false Messiah, known as Dajjal though, that will be done by Jesus who will slay the pretender. Once Dajjal is defeated, Jesus and the Mahdi will live on Earth for a number of years. According to some traditions, Jesus will get married and have a family, and then die. There are claims that a grave is dug for him next to Muhammad's in the Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, but whether or not this is factual is unknown.

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Re: ad-Dajjal
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 02:55:40 pm »
Hello
We have to remember that most of this is legend, and not from the Qu'ran. Personally I believe that the evil one (who is probably satan in disguise), will start causing war between Muslims, Christians and Jews (haven't we already seen it starting), till Jesus and the messiah (they may be one and the same I don't know) will return to battle the demons and evil, and unite the monotheists before announcing the last day, when all the monotheists will go to Heaven to live together in peace in the shining glory of God. We see from the Gospels that Jesus was a good exorcisor so would be the perfect prophet to return on the last day to defeat evil.
The Last day is near, and unless the Christians, Muslims and Jews unite against it which is tearing them apart - the devil, we will all perish