The Antichrist in Islam (ad-Dajjal)
Muslims believe that before the last hour, there will arise a character known as Ad-Dajjal (Arabic for the deceiver, the liar), also known as the Antichrist (al-Masih Ad-Dajjal). Just as the title of “Christ” has the same meaning in Christianity and Islam, the descriptions of ad-Dajjal and descriptions of the Antichrist in the Bible are very different. As such, to avoid confusion, we refer to this character Islam as Ad-Dajjal, the Dajjal, the Antichrist, Islam, etc.
Descriptions of Ad-Dajjal
In this section, we consider that the hadiths, and Muslim teachers are saying about the character of ad-Dajjal.
A quick search online to fill the USC MSA Hadith reveals that the number of hadith (although many are repeated) on ad-Dajjal far outweigh the number of hadiths do with al-Mahdi to come, or Isa. Thus, ad-Dajjal is a very important person for Islam in the End Times.
Beware the Antichrist!
According to the hadith, Muhammad repeatedly warned his followers of the coming ad-Dajjal, and monitor the process of ad-Dajjal. Muhammad taught that all prophets because Noah had warned their followers of ad-Dajjal, but he gave most of the details:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Once Allah’s Apostle stood amongst the people, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then mentioned the Dajjal saying, “the [sic] I warn you against him (ie the Dajjal) and there was no prophet , but warned his people against him. No doubt, Noah warned his people against him, but I tell you something about him which no prophet told his nation before me. You must know that he is one-eyed, and Allah is not only one eye. (Sahih Bukhari 4.553. Moreover, Sahih Bukhari 4.553, Sahih Muslim 41.7000, 37.4318 Sunan Abu Dawood, etc..)
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