18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Dajjal’s Punishing and Rewarding People

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Dajjal will come to the people and call them (to a false religion), and they will believe in him and respond to him. He will issue a command to the sky, and it will rain; and to the earth, and it will produce crops. After grazing on these crops, their animals will return with their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. Then he will come to another people and will call them (to a false religion), but they will reject his call. He will depart from them; they will suffer famine and will possess nothing in the form of wealth. Then he will pass through the wasteland and will say, ‘Bring forth your treasures,’ and the treasures will come forth, like swarms of bees. Then he will call a man brimming with youth; he will strike him with a sword and cut him in two, then place the two pieces at the distance between an archer and his target. Then he will call him, and the young man will come running and laughing. At that point, Allah will send the Messiah, Eesa ibn Maryam.” [Muslim: Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat al-Sa’ah]

Dajjal will be allowed temporary powers by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). Through them he will test people. Those inclined to materialism will not be able to reject Dajjal’s temptations because doing so will temporarily put them through great material hardship, including a food crisis.

Let us begin to cut down on materialism today; for once Dajjal emerges it will be too late to begin. Jannah is the place to eat, drink and be merry. Life in this world is a test and Dajjal is a part of this test.

Oh Allah! Save us from the trial of Dajjal and give us the strength to remain steadfast on the straight path to Your pleasure.

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