The Manners Of The Knowledge Seeker


The Manners Of The Knowledge Seeker


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by Muhammad Sa’eed Raslan
The Islamic knowledge is the legacy of a prophet, the scholars are heirs of the prophets, and this is why the Knowledge seekers were among the best people.

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  1. Bismillah,ir-Rahman,ir-Rahim.
    Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
    Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu

    ”I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
    who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.”
    “O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious”.
    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, As-Salaam Alaikum!
    My Name is Khalid U.Ibrahim. I am in need of your (Du’a) Prayers for ALLAH’s Help and Protection. (Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you to Bestow on us (the Believing Muslims) a Home, a Home of Safety, Security and Peace in this World Life, Out of the Reach of the Dajjal and his army, and also Grant us a Home of Safety,Security and Peace in the Life Hereafter,Out of the Reach of the Fires of Hell!.(Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you to Increase our Faith and Devotion, and to Bless us with Peace in our Hearts and Souls.(Ya ALLAH!) Please Forgive All The Believing Muslims,(Ya ALLAH!) Please grant All the Believing Muslims the Best in this world Life and the Best in Hereafter, and(Ya ALLAH!) Please Protect us(the Believing Muslims) from own Nafs, and(Ya ALLAH!) Please Protect All the Believing Muslims from the hands of the Dajjal and his army.] {No One in this World care!} (Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you for the means to do good, and to avoid evil, and Bless us to Love the poor, and I beseech you forgive us(the Believing Muslims) and have mercy on us. And When you subject the people of theWorld to trial, Protect us from being affected by it.(Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I Beg of you, your Love and Protection,and the Love of those who Love you, and Grant us the Love of all such actions that will bring us closer to you, with our Love and Devotion to you.(Ya ALLAH!) OALLAH! I thank you for all your Mercy and Protection that you have bestowed on us, and all that you have given us in these trouble times that we are facing,(Al-Hamdolillah!).

  2. In the grand scheme of things
    Submitted by k.ibrahim on Sat, 27/04/2013

    Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH’s auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
    Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu
    ”I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
    who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.”
    “O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.
    Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious”. Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You,You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you;You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!. Ya ALLAH! You have created Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) to be the most truthful of men and what He(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) has said is the absolute truth! Ya ALLAH! You have promise that You would send one who would revive,restore,rejuvevate Your Din(religion).Ya ALLAH it is geting late and time is not with us,Ya ALLAH You have Promise! Ya ALLAH You have Promise! and Your Promise is the Truth!. Ya ALLAH! Ya ALLAH! you are the one whom no eyes can see! O ALLAH!You are the one whom no thoughts can comprehend!Neither can this narrators describe your Praise and Glory in the way that it should be describe! Nor are you affected by the vicissitudes of time. Nor are you afraid of the revolution of time. OALLAH! You are the creator of time! OALLAH! The weights of the mountains, The measures of oceans, every drop of rains and every leaves that falls from the trees are all within your knowledge. OALLAH! You know all those things that the darkness of Night falls upon. And You know all those thing that the day casts its Light upon. Neither can the Skyhide the other heavens from you, Nor can the Earth hide the other earths from you!; neither can the Oceans conceal those things which are at their bottom, nor can the mountains conceal those things which are in their core! OALLAH! Destine for me in the last stage of life, to be the best part of my life and the best actions at the end of my days and make that Day to be the best of all on which I meet you.! There is no God but Allah, The One Who has no partners. To Him belongs all His kingdom and all the praise, Who created life and death and Who is Alive without Death. From His hands (only) good is done and Who has Power over everything.

    ( Surah6:59)59. With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read). ( Surah20: 1-6)1. Ta-Ha.
    2. We have not sent down the Qur’an to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress, 3. But only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah),- 4. A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on high. 5. (Allah) Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of authority). 6. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. (59:24)He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner; His are the most beautiful names; whatever in the heavens and in the earth declares His glory, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. “In the grand scheme of things” is an idiom. It means that when you put things into perspective, taking EVERYTHING else into account, sometimes what has previously been considered significant isn’t quite, well, significant. Allah, who is the Creator, the Ruler and the Rabb of the universe, has created man and provided him with a temporary home on Earth, in that part of His vast kingdom. He has endowed man with the faculties of thinking and understanding, and has given him the power to distinguish right from wrong. Man has also been invested with free will and the power to use the resources of the world however he likes. That is, man has a measure of autonomy, while being at the same time a servant of ALLAH on earth.} Before assigning to man this vicegerency (Khilafat), Allah made it clear to him that He(ALLAH) alone as the Rabb, the Ruler and the only one to be worship. As such, the entire universe and all the creatures in it (including man) should submit to Him alone. Man must not think himself totally free and must realise that this earth is not his permanent abode. He has been created to live on it only for a probationary period and, in due course, he will return to his Rabb, to be judged according to the way he has live and spent that period of time. The only right course for man is to acknowledge Allah as the only Rabb, the Sustainer and the one to be worship, and to follow His guidance and His commands in all he does. His sole objective should be to merit the approval of Allah,and to win the pleasure of ALLAH. ALLAH has will our existence In the grand scheme of things,whether we are grateful and ungrateful will determine if we are significant or insignificant in the sight of ALLAH! “In The Grand Scheme of things”
    It’s a variation from “in the scheme of things”, meaning in light of how things – all things – generally work. In the religious sense, the scheme is seen as ALLAH’s scheme, His great plan for everything. Otherwise it’s just an overview of the overall situation. In other words, it’s the biger picture.

    In the Grand scheme of things, Indeed, the Earth itself is tiny compared to a galaxy in the scheme of things,for example, in that it’s a small piece of rock hurtling in the solar system, which itself is in fact a tiny system in comparison to other systems in the galaxy among innumerous other galaxies in the whole universe… this Earth is as insignificant, as a grain of sand on a desert ,or on a beach or a drop of water from the ocean, humans are on that tiny rock ,in that tiny solar system in a Gigantic Galaxy,among gigantic galaxies ,when looking through a telescope into the vastness of space,Men are able to see how insignificant the Earth is and how insignificant he is on the earth, in the vast scheme of things, and If a muslim prays to Allah and seeks His help, his affliction will be al­leviated. If he does not seek the help of Allah,he will become insignificant ,he will be left suffering. Thus Allah says, “Say (O Prophet), had it not been for your prayers unto Him, my Lord would care not for you.” (25:77)taking one individual who’s praying to ALLAH that one who created the Universe and its vastness,how insignificat the world is, and how insignificant he is standing before ALLAH,The ALL- Powerful Rabb!,The Originator,The Planner,The Fashioner,The Designer, The Maker,The Architect of The Heavens and the Earths, his prayer make him significant, So how can the human heart have anything other than a profunded love,respect and great humility before ALLAH. Will such a Rabb who is the Owner of Might , Glory and Honour,who is over the entire creation,who is far beyond anything that we can comprehend.Will He accept us being such insignificant creatures?who are full of weakness and shortcomings.Here, humans are being discussed with respect to all species and in terms of the cosmos as a whole. After all, we are just a small part of what’s going on with Nature of Earth. The fact that all nations and communities throughout history believed in a Creator (with the exception of insignificant few) made the mission of all prophets in all ages concentrate on guiding their people away from the worship of creations to the worship of the one and only Creator ALLAH The Prophets(The anbiya)may allah be pleased with them and the Rasuls(The Messengers)may allah be pleased with them came with the guidance and exemplify that guidance and showed men how to achieve excellence, But man as a whole never reach that state of Excellence,and time has ran out,)Man’s ego make him think that he is a significant creature in this universe,but the truth of the matter is, it is a possibility that in the grand scheme of things man is the most insignificant and the most primitive creature in this universe. It was just yesterday this same creature was telling other creatures that the world was flat. we were ignorant than and even more ignorant now!!! with all the human accomplishments,The situation now in the world is different because there are now a very large number of people who do not believe in a Creator or in life after death these people has become insignificant in the sight of ALLAH,because they have turn away from ALLAH the one who gives them dignity from the very beginning of man’s creation, who gives him these ability, the one who created him, the one who gives life to him, now man is turning away from ALLAH, too the darkness of homosexuality and every kind of wickedness and superstition there is! this shows great ignorance, great arrogance on the part of men! this is the attitude of satan, the rejected enemy! and this attitude makes men more insignificant in the sight of ALLAH, than anything else. then man become a worthless creature. man becomes a significant creature in the sight of ALLAH when he becomes obedient .
    And to the ignorant insignificant people” Then is it the judgement of (the time of pagan) ignorance they desire?(Then is it the judgement of [the time of] ignorance they desire? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who are certain [in faith].
    And who (else) can be better than Allah to judge for a people of assure faith.”(the Quran:5:50) The Holy Qur’an has told us about other nations with capabilities in science, engineering, and skills. Still, it regarded them as ‘jahiliyah’ (ignorant) and insignificant.
    6. The Qur’an describes their nature as equal among nations of ‘jahiliyah’. In the Qur’anic viewpoint, all of these nations were ignorant,no matter how significant that they thought they were!. We are able to understand this equality clearly through the comparison which the Qur’an has made between the backward state of Arabs and the developed state of nations before them.
    7 Allah, the Exalted, says:
    “What! have they not travelled in the earth and seen how was the end of those before them? They were more (in number) than those and mightier in strength, and greater are the relics (of their power) in the earth, but availed them not what they were earning. And when came unto them their Messengers with clear proofs (of their truthfulness), exalted they in what they had with them of knowledge, but encompassed them that which they were wont to scoff.”
    Holy Qur’an (40:82-83)
    “Have they travelled not in the earth and seen how was the end of those before them? They were stronger than them in strength; and they dug up the earth and built on it more than what these did build; and there came unto them their Messengers with clear proofs (miracles); (for) it is not Allah Who should do them (any) injustice, but they did injustice to their own selves. Then evil was the end of those who wrought evil, for belied they the signs of Allah, and at them they used to mock.”
    Holy Qur’an (30:9-10)
    “And how many of the generations We did destroy before them, they were (even) better in riches and in splendor. Say you (O Our Messenger Muhammad) As to those who are in error, the Beneficent (Allah) will certainly lengthen the span (of their) life; until they behold what they were promised, be it the chastisement (in this world) or the Hour (of Doom); Then shall they know who is worse placed and (who is the) weakest in forces!”
    Holy Qur’an (19:74-75)
    In this manner, the Qur’an has revealed the depth and content of those nations to stress that scientific development of man and his civil advancement are not able to save him from the claws of deviation and take him out of the fangs of darkness,ignorance and superstiton as long as he embellishes ignorant faith and embodies the same abnormal ignorant behavior of the general society.
    Although these ignorant deviated nations are scattered throughout history and The Present day,they are different in scientific and civil levels, they share common factors. One mental state combines them together and unifies their deviated course.
    Allah, the Exalted, says:
    “And those (pagans) who have no knowledge say: ‘Why does not Allah speak to us or a sign come to us?’ Even thus said those before them, the like of what they say; their hearts are alike; We have indeed made clear the signs to people who are certainly sure.” (the Holy Qur’an(2:118)This similarity among the hearts of the deviated nations and in many of todays peoples and the unity of the mental trend, which the Qur’an has revealed, is the common line which identifies all aspects of the pre-Islamic period and the present day standards of ignorance and superstition , is the center from which all activities of the ignorant man begins.
    This similarity is the factor forming the identity and personality of all Ignorant nations. Also this description may be applied to all stages of human history especially the present day people whose generations have evolved into a devious and deviated system and refused to follow the straight path of truth and peace-the straight path of ALLAH, And the laws of divine guidance the message of salvation.
    When we examine Islamic texts and phrases about identifying and describing the life of ignorance and superstition, we are able to understand the meaning of the idiom ‘Jahiliyah'(ignorance )and the reason why the Qur’an has used it. Also we are able to understand why the same idiom has been applied to the Present day nations, and other nations throughout history.
    We are able to understand this terminology and labelling once we learns of the ignorance in the history of past nations and its connected with the present day, when we follow the unity of the line and trends which associated ‘jahiliyah’ through its effects and remains, and when we study the description of the Qur’an about the most important aspects of ‘Jahiliyah”, its ways of thinking, and its psychological and behavioral trends. The Philosophy of the Ignorance. Their Philosophy is that they don’t know, and they don’t want to know, if they can not understaned it, If they can not dominate it, If they can not control it. then they have to Destroy it. this is the Gross ignorance, and this is Blind ignorance aswell,that Leads to Blind arrogance,that also leads to Blind actions,and Blind actions leads to self Destruction. The Best Example of Blind actions is Power that is uncheck by Knowledge. The Questions is: Is this the age of Modern technical Enlightenment? OR The age of Modern technical ignorance. When blind ignorance and blind arrogant are found among nations! they come in without any consideration for anything, They Just come Marching in and Bulldozing the People and setting up what they what they want to see, and then tell the people this is what we want to see established,with total disregard for the people’s lives,their way of Life and their culture. This is the epitome of ignorance.

    A true believer must recognize the impossibility for each one of us to determine what will happen in the grand scheme of things. Part of a Muslim’s submission to the will of ALLAH is to accept the fact that our next breath may be our last.(Allahu a’lam) as we say: ALLAH alone knows. We can only live each moment as if it is our Last, and Pray that it is not.

    A Test for People at the End of Time

    The Hadith of Al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah

    Al-Mughirah ibn Shubah said, “No-one asked the Nabiallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) more questions about the Dajjal than I did. He said, ‘You should not worry about him, because he will not be able to harm you. I said, ‘But they say that he will have much food and water! He said, ‘He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that.” (Muslim.) Al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah said, “No-one asked the Nabiallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) more questions about the Dajjal than I did.” One of the narrators said, “What did you ask him?” Al-Mughirah said, “I said, ‘They say that the Dajjal will have a mountain of bread and meat, and a river of water. The Nabiallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that.” (Muslim.)

    From these Ahadith, we can see that Allah will test His servants with the Dajjal and by the miracles which he will be permitted to perform: as we have already mentioned, the Dajjal will order the sky to rain for those who accept him, and will order the earth to bring forth its fruits so that they and their livestock will eat of it, and their flocks will return fat and with their udders full of milk. Those who reject the Dajjal and refuse to believe in him will suffer drought and famine; people and livestock will die, and wealth and supplies of food will be depleted. People will follow the Dajjal like swarms of bees, and he will kill a young man and bring him back to life. This is not a kind of magic; it will be something real with which Allah will test His servants at the end of time. Many will be led astray, and many will be guided by it. Those who doubt will disbelieve, but those who believe will be strengthened in their faith. Al-Qadi ‘Iyad and others interpreted the phrase “He is too insignificant in the sight of Allah to have all that” as meaning that the Dajjal is too insignificant to have anything that could lead the true believers astray, because he is obviously evil and corrupt. Even if he brings great terror, the word Kafir will be clearly written between his eyes; one report explains that it will be written “Kaf, Fa, Ra,” from which we can understand that it will be written perceptibly, not abstractly, as some people say. One of his eyes will be blind, protruding and repulsive; this is the meaning of the Hadith: “…as if it were a grape floating on the surface of the water.”Other reports say that it is “dull, with no light in it,” or “like white spittle on a wall,” i.e. it will look ugly. Some reports say that it is his right eye which will be blind; others say that it is his left eye. He could be partly blind in both eyes, or there could be a fault in both eyes. This interpretation could be supported by the Hadith narrated by al-Tabarani, in which he reports that Ibn ‘Abbas said,

    “The Nabiallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The Dajjal is curly-haired and white-skinned. His head is like the branch of a tree; his left eye is blind, and the other eye looks like a floating grape. ”

    One may ask: if the Dajjal is going to cause such widespread evil and his claim to be a “lord” will be so widely believed – even though he is obviously a liar, and all the Prophets(The Anbiya)may allah be pleased with them have warned against him – why does the Quran not mention him by name and warn us against his lies and stubbornness?

    The answer is:

    1. The Dajjal was referred to in the Ayah:

    “… The day that certain of the signs of thy Lord do come, no good will it do to a soul to believe in them then, if it believed not before nor earned righteousness through its Faith…” (al-Anam 6:158)

    Abu Hurairah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘There are three things which, when they appear, no good will it do a soul to believe in them then, if it believed not before nor earned righteousness through its Faith. They are: The Dajjal, the Beast, and the rising of the sun from the west.”

    2. Isa(alayhi salam) son of Mary will descend from Heaven and kill the Dajjal, as we have already mentioned. The descent of Isa(alayhi salam) is mentioned in the Ayat:

    “That they said (in boast), ‘We killed Isa (alayhi salam)the son of Mary, the Nabi of Allah; – but they killed him not nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-
    Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is exalted in Power, Wise:-

    And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment, he will be a witness against them.” (al-Nisa 4:157-9)

    We think that the Tafsir (interpretation) of this Ayah is that the pronoun in “before his death” (qabla mawtihi) refers to Isa(alayhi salam); i.e. he will descend and the People of the Book who differed concerning him will believe in him. The Christians claimed that he was divine, while the Jews made a slanderous accusation, i.e. that he was born from adultery. When Jesus descends before the Day of Judgment, he will correct all these differences and lies. On this basis, the reference to the descent of the Messiah Isa(alayhi salam) son of Mary also includes a reference to the Dajjal (false Messiah Antichrist), who is the opposite of the true Messiah, because sometimes the Arabs refer to one of two opposites and not the other, but mean both. 3. The Dajjal is not mentioned by name in the Quran because he is so insignificant: he claims to be divine, but he is merely a human being. His affairs are too contemptible to be mentioned in the Quran. But the Prophets(The Anbiya)may allah be pleased with them , out of loyalty to Allah, warned their people about the Dajjal and the tribulations and misguiding miracles he would bring. It is enough for us to know the reports of the Prophets and the many reports from Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam). One could argue that Allah has mentioned Pharaoh and his false claims, such as “I am your Lord, Most High” (al-Naziat 79:24) and”O Chiefs! No god do I know for you but myself …” (al-Qasas 28:38), in the Quran. This can be explained by the fact that Pharaoh and his deeds are in the past, and his lies are clear to every believer. But the Dajjal is yet to come, in the future; it will be a Fitnah and a test for all people. So the Dajjal is not mentioned in the Qur’an because he is contemptible; and the fact that he is not mentioned means that it will be a great test. The facts about the Dajjal and his lies are obvious and do not need further emphasis. This is often the case when something is very clear. For example, when Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) was terminally ill, he wanted to write a document confirming that Abu Bakr would be the Khalifah after him. Then he abandoned this idea, and said, “Allah and the believers will not accept anyone other than Abu Bakr.”He decided not to write the document because he knew of Abu Bakr’s high standing among the Sahabah (Companions) and was sure that they would not choose anyone else. Similarly, the facts about the Dajjal are so clear that they did not need to be mentioned in the Qur’an. Allah did not mention the Dajjal in the Quran because (He)ALLAH (subhanahu wa ta’ala) knew that the Dajjal would not be able to lead His true servants astray; he would only increase their faith, their submission to Allah and His Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam), their belief in the Truth, and their rejection of falsehood. For this reason the believer whom the Dajjal overpowers will say, when he revives him, “By Allah, it has only increased my understanding that you are the one-eyed liar about whom Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) spoke.”More Ahadith About The Dajjal

    Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The Dajjal will emerge in a land in the east called Khurasan. His followers will be people with faces like hammered shields.”
    Asma’ bint Yazid al-Ansariyyah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘During the three years just before the Dajjal comes, there will be one year when the sky will withhold one third of its rain and the earth one-third of its fruits. In the second year the sky will withhold two-thirds of its rain, and the earth two-thirds of its fruits. In the third year the sky will withhold all of its rain, and the earth all of its fruits, and all the animals will die. It will be the greatest tribulation: the Dajjal will bring a Bedouin and say to him, “What if I bring your camels to life for you? Will you agree that I am your lord?” The Bedouin will say “Yes.” So devils will assume the forms of his camels, with the fullest udders and the highest humps. Then he will bring a man whose father and brother have died, and will ask him, “What do you think if I bring your father and brother back to life? Will you agree that I am your lord?” The man will say “Yes,” so the devils will assume the forms of his father and brother. Then Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) went out for something, and then returned. The people were very concerned about what he had told them. He stood in the doorway and asked, ‘What is wrong, Asma’? I said, ‘Ya Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam), you have terrified us with what you said about the Dajjal. He said, ‘He will certainly appear. If I am still alive, I will contend with him on your behalf; otherwise Allah will take care of every Muslim on my behalf.’ I said, ‘ Ya Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam), we do not bake our dough until we are hungry, so how will it be for the believers at that time?’ Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘The glorification of Allah which suffices the people of Heaven will be sufficient for them.’”

    Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘The Hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. When a Jew hides behind a rock or a tree, it will say, “O Muslim, O servant of Allah! There is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!” All the trees will do this except the box-thorn (al-Gharqad), because it is the tree of the Jews.” (Ahmad.)

    Protection Against the Dajjal1. Seeking refuge with Allah from his tribulation. It is proven in the Sahih (authentic) Ahadith that Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) used to seek refuge with Allah from the tribulation of the Dajjal in his prayers, and that he commanded his Ummah to do likewise:

    “Allahumma inna naudhu bika min ‘adhabi jahannam, wa min ‘adhabi ‘l-qabr, wa min fitnati ‘l-mahya’i wa’l-mamat, wa min fitnati’ l-masihi ‘d-dajjal.” “O Allah! We seek refuge with You from the punishment of Hell, from the punishment of the grave, from the tribulations of life and death, and from the tribulation of the False Messiah (Dajjal).” This Hadith was narrated by many Sahabah, including Anas. Abu Hurairah, ‘A’ishah, Ibn ‘Abbas, and Sa’d.

    2. Memorising certain Ayat from Surat al-Kahf. Al-Hafiz al-Dhahabi said,

    “Seeking refuge with Allah from the Dajjal is mentioned in many Mutawatir Ahadith (those with numerous lines of narrators). One way of doing this is to memorise ten Ayat from Surat al-Kahf.”

    Abul-Dira reported that Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said,

    “Whoever memorises the first ten Ayat of Surat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal.” (Abu Dawud.)

    3. Keeping away from the Dajjal One way to be protected from the tribulation of the Dajjal is to live in Madinah or Makkah.

    Abu Hurairah reported that Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “There are angels standing at the gates of Madinah; neither plague nor the Dajjal can enter it.” (Bukhari, Muslim.) Abu Bakr reported that Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The terror caused by the Dajjal will not enter Madinah. At that time it will have seven gates; there will be two angels guarding every gate.” (Bukhari.)
    Anas said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘The Dajjal will come to Madinah, and he will find angles guarding it. Neither plague nor the Dajjal will enter it, in sha Allah.” (Tirmidhi, Bukhari.)

    It has been proven in the Sahih Ahadith that the Dajjal will not enter Makkah or Madinah, because the angels will prevent him from entering these two places which are sanctuaries and are safe from him. When he camps at the salt-marsh (Sabkhah) of Madinah, it will be shaken by three tremors – either physically or metaphorically – and every hypocrite will go out to join the Dajjal. On that day, Madinah will be cleansed of its dross and will be refined and purified; and Allah knows best. The Life and Deeds of the Dajjal The Dajjal will be a man, created by Allah to be a test for people at the end of time. Many will be led astray through him, and many will be guided through him; only the sinful will be led astray. Al-Hafiz Ibn ‘Ali al-Abar wrote in his book of history (al-Tarikh) that the Dajjal’s Kunyah (nickname or paternal title) would be Abu Yusuf.

    Abu Bakrah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The Dajjal’s parents will remain childless for thirty years, then a one-eyed child will be born to them. He will be very bad and will cause a great deal of trouble. When he sleeps, his eyes will be closed but his heart (or mind) will still be active[1]. Then he described his parents: ‘His father will be a tall and bulky man, with a long nose like a beak; his mother will be a huge, heavy-breasted woman.”

    Abu Bakrah said,

    “We heard that a child had been born to some of the Jews in Madinah. Al-Zubayr ibn al-Awam and I went see his parents, and found that they matched the description given byRasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam). We saw the boy lying in the sun, covered with a blanket, murmuring to himself. We asked his parents about him, and they said, ‘We remained childless for thirty years, then this one-eyed boy was born to us. He is very bad and causes a great deal of trouble. When we went out, we passed the boy. He asked us, ‘What were you doing?.We said, ‘Did you hear us?’. He said, ‘Yes; when I sleep, my eyes are closed but my heart (mind) is still active.’ That boy was Ibn Sayyad.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi; this Hadith is not very strong.)

    As we have already seen in the Sahih Ahadith, Malik and others think that Ibn Sayyad was not the Dajjal; he was one of a number of “lesser dajjals.” Later he repented and embraced Islam; Allah knows best his heart and deeds. The “greater” Dajjal is the one mentioned in the Hadith of Fatimah bint Qays, which she narrated from Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam), from Tamim al-Dari, and which includes the story of the Jassasah. The Dajjal will be permitted to appear at the end of time, after the Muslims have conquered a Roman city called Constantinople. He will first appear in Isfahan, in an area known as the Jewish quarter (al-Yahudiyyah). He will be followed by seventy thousand Jews from that area, all of them armed. Seventy thousand Tatars and many people from Khurasan will also follow him. At first he will appear as a tyrannical king, then he will claim to be a prophet, then a lord. Only the most ignorant of men will follow him; the righteous and those guided by Allah will reject him.

    He will start to conquer the world country by country, fortress by fortress, region by region, town by town; no place will remain unscathed except Makkah and Madinah. The length of his stay on earth will be forty days: one day like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week, and the rest of the days like normal days, i.e. his stay will be approximately one year and two and a half months. Allah will grant him many miracles, through which whoever He wills will be astray, and the faith of the believers will be strengthened. The descent of Isa(alayhi salam) son of Mary, the true Messiah, will happen at the time of the Dajjal, the false messiah. He will descend to the minaret in the east of Damascus. The believers and true servants of Allah will gather to support him, and the Messiah Isa(alayhi salam) son of Mary will lead them against the Dajjal, who at that time will be heading for Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). He will catch up with him at ‘Aqabah ‘Afiq. The Dajjal will run away from him, but Isa(alayhi salam) will catch up with him at the gate of Ludd, and will kill him with his spear just as he is entering it. He will say to him, “I have to deal you a blow; you cannot escape.”

    When the Dajjal faces him, he will begin to dissolve like salt in water. So Isa(alayhi salam) will kill him with his spear at the gate of Ludd, and he will die there, as many Sahih Ahadith indicate.

    Majma ibn Jariyah is reported to have said,

    “I heard Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) saying, ‘Isa(alayhi salam) The son of Mary will kill the Dajjal at the gate of Ludd.’” (Tirmidhi.)

    The Descent of Isa(alayhi salam) at the End of Time.

    Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah, and will remain for forty – “I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years.” Then Allah will send Isa (alayhe salam), the son of Mary, who will resemble ‘Urwah ibn Mas’ud. He will chase the Dajjal and kill him. Then the people will live for seven years during which there will be no enmity between any two persons. Then Allah will send a cold wind from the direction of Syria, which will take the soul of everyone who has the slightest speck of good or faith in his heart. Even if one of you were to enter the heart of a mountain, the wind would reach him there and take his soul.
    “Only the most wicked people will be left; they will be as careless as birds, with the characteristics of beasts, and will have no concern for right and wrong. Satan will come to them in the form of man and will say, “Don’t you respond?” They will say, “What do you order us to do?” He will order them to worship idols, and in spite of that they will have sustenance in abundance, and lead comfortable lives.

    “Then the Trumpet will be blown, and everyone will tilt their heads to hear it. The first one to hear it will be a man busy repairing a trough for his camels. He and everyone else will be struck down. Then Allah will send (or send down) rain like dew, and the bodies of the people (i.e. the dead) will grow out of it. Then the trumpet will be sounded again, and the people will get up and look around. Then it will be said, “O people, go to your Rabb and account for yourselves.” It will be said, “Bring out the people of Hell,” and it will be asked, “How many are there?” – the answer will come: “Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of every thousand.” On that day a child will grow old and the shin will be laid bare.” (Al-Qalam 68:42) (Muslim)

    Abu Hurairah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said,Isa (alayhe salam) ‘The son of Mary will come down as a just leader. He will break the cross, and kill the pigs. Peace will prevail and people will use their swords as sickles. Every harmful beast will be made harmless; the sky will send down rain in abundance, and the earth will bring forth its blessings. A child will play with a fox and not come to any harm; a wolf will graze with sheep and a lion with cattle, without harming them.” (Ahmad)

    Abu Hurairah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘By Him in Whose hand is my soul, surely Isa (alayhe salam) the son of Mary will come down among you as a just ruler. He will break the cross, kill the pigs and abolish the Jizyah. Wealth will be in such abundance that no-one will care about it, and a single prostration in prayer will be better than the world and all that is in it.” Abu Hurairah said, ‘If you wish, recite the Ayah:

    “And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them …” (Al-Nisa 4:159)

    (Bukhari, Muslim)

    Abu Hurairah reported that Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The Prophets(the Anbiya)may ALLAH be plesae with them, are like brothers; they have different mothers but their religion is one. I am the closest of all the people to Isa (alayhe salam)son of Mary, because there is no other Prophet(nabi) between him and myself. He will come again, and when you see him, you will recognise him. He is of medium height and his colouring is reddish-white. He will be wearing two garments, and his hair will look wet. He will break the cross, kill the pigs, abolish the Jizyah and call the people to Islam. During his time, Allah will end every religion and sect other than Islam, and will destroy the Dajjal. Then peace and security will prevail on earth, so that lions will graze with camels, tigers with cattle, and wolves with sheep; children will be able to play with snakes without coming to any harm. Isa (alayhe salam) will remain for forty years, then die, and the Muslims will pray for him.” (Ahmad)

    Ibn Masud reported that Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “On the night of the Isra (night journey), I met my father Abraham, Moses and Isa, and they discussed the Hour. The matter was referred first to Abraham, then to Moses, and both said, ‘I have no knowledge of it. Then it was referred to Isa (alayhe salam) , who said, ‘No-one knows about its timing except Allah; what my Lord told me was that the Dajjal will appear, and when he sees me he will begin to melt like lead. Allah will destroy him when he sees me. The Muslims will fight against the Kafirs, and even the trees and rocks will say, “O Muslim, there is a Kafir hiding beneath me – come and kill him!” Allah will destroy the Kafirs, and the people will return to their own lands. Then Gog and Magog will appear from all directions, eating and drinking everything they find. The people will complain to me, so I will pray to Allah and He will destroy them, so that the earth will be filled with their stench. Allah will send rain which will wash their bodies into the sea. My Lord has told me that when that happens, the Hour will be very close, like a pregnant woman whose time is due, but her family do not know exactly when she will deliver'” (Ahma, Ibn Majah)

    Description of Isa (alayhe salam)Son of Mary, Messenger of Allah

    Abu Hurairah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘On the night of the Isra’ (miraculous journey to Jerusalem) I met Moses – he was a slim man with wavy hair, and looked like a man from the Shanu’ah tribe. I also met Isa (alayhe salam) – he was of medium height and of a red complexion, as if he had just come out of the bath'” (Bukhari, Muslim) Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “Whilst I was asleep, I saw myself (in a dream) making Tawaf around the Ka’bah. I saw a brown-skinned man, with straight hair, being supported by two men, and with water dripping from his head. I said, ‘Who is this?’ They said, ‘The son of Mary’ I turned around and saw a fat, ruddy man, with curly hair, who was blind in his right eye; his eye looked like a floating grape. I asked, ‘Who is this?’ They said, ‘The Dajjal’ The one who most resembles him is Ibn Qatan.” Al-Zuhri explained: Ibn Qatan was a man from Khuzaah who died during the Jahiliyyah (before the coming of Islam). (Bukhari)

    The Appearance of Gog and Magog They (two tribes or peoples) will appear at the time of Isa (alayhe salam) son of Mary, after the Dajjal. Allah will destroy them all in one night, in response to the supplication of Isa (alayhe salam).

    Abu Hurairah reported that Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “Every day, Gog and Magog are trying to dig a way out through the barrier. When they begin to see sunlight through it, the one who is in charge of them says, ‘Go back; you can carry on digging tomorrow,’ and when they come back, the barrier is stronger than it was before. This will continue until their time comes and Allah wishes to send them forth. They will dig until they begin to see sunlight, then the one who is in charge of them will say, ‘Go back; you can carry on digging tomorrow, insha’Allah.’ In this case he will make an exception by saying insha’ Allah, thus relating the matter to the Will of Allah. They will return on the following day, and find the hole as they left it. They will carry on digging and come out against the people. They will drink all the water, and the people will entrench themselves in their fortresses. Gog and Magog will fire their arrows into the sky, and they will fall back to earth with something like blood on them. Gog and Magog will say, ‘We have defeated the people of earth, and overcome the people of heaven. Then Allah will send a kind of worm in the napes of their necks, and they will be killed by it’ ‘By Him in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam), the beasts of the earth will become fat.'”

    Gog and Magog are two groups of Turks, descended from Yafith (Japheth), the father of the Turks, one of the sons of Noah. At the time of Abraham (alayhe salam), there was a king called Dhu’l-Qarnayn. He performed Tawaf around the Ka’bah with Abraham (alayhe salam) when he first built it; he believed and followed him. Dhu’l-Qarnayn was a good man and a great king; Allah gave him great power and he ruled the east and west. He held sway over all kings and countries, and travelled far and wide in both east and west. He travelled eastwards until he reached a pass between two mountains, through which people were coming out. They did not understand anything, because they were so isolated; they were Gog and Magog. They were spreading corruption through the earth, and harming the people, so the people sought help from Dhu’l-Qarnayn. They asked him to build a barrier between them and Gog and Magog. He asked them to help him to build it, so together they built a barrier by mixing iron, copper and tar. Thus Dhu’ -Qarnayn restrained Gog and Magog behind the barrier. They tried to penetrate the barrier, or to climb over it, but to no avail. They could not succeed because the barrier is so huge and smooth. They began to dig, and they have been digging for centuries; they will continue to do so until the time when Allah decrees that they come out. At that time the barrier will collapse, and Gog and Magog will rush out in all directions, spreading corruption, uprooting plants, killing people. When Isa (alayhe salam) prays against them, Allah will send a kind of worm in the napes of their necks, and they will be killed by it. The Destruction of the Ka’bah At the end of time, Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn[2], who will come from Abyssinia (al-Habash), will destroy the Ka’bah in order to steal its treasure and Kiswah (cloth covering). The Ka’bah is the ancient building which was built by Abraham, and whose foundations were laid by Adam. As Tafsir (interpretation) of the Ayah”Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier)” (al-Anbiya 21:96), it was reported from Ka’b al-Ahbar that Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn will first emerge at the time of Isa (alayhe salam) son of Mary. Allah will send Isa (alayhe salam) at the head of a vanguard of between seven and eight hundred. While they are marching towards Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn, Allah will send a breeze from the direction of Yemen, which will take the soul of every believer. Only the worst of people will be left, and they will begin to copulate like animals. Ka’b said: “At that time, the Hour will be close at hand.”
    ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr said, “I heard Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) say, Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia will destroy the Ka’bah and steal its treasure and Kiswah. It is as if I could see him now: he is bald-headed and has a distortion in his wrists. He will strike the Ka’bah with his spade and pick-axe’.” (Ahmad)
    It was reported from ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Umar that Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “Leave the Abyssinians alone so long as they do not disturb you, for no-one will recover the treasure of the Ka’bah except Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia.” (Abu Dawud, in the chapter on the prohibition of provoking the Abyssinians)

    Ibn ‘Abbas narrated that Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “It is as if I can see him now: he is black and his legs are widely spaced. He will destroy the Ka’bah stone by stone.” (Ahmad)

    Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The Hour will not come until a man from Qahtan appears and rules the people.” (Muslim; similar Hadith in Bukhari) This man could be Dhu’l-Suwayq, someone else, because this man comes from Qahtan, while other reports say that Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn comes from Abyssinia; and Allah knows best.

    Abu Hurairah said, “Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘Day and night will not come to an end until a freed man called Jahjah holds sway'” (Ahmad) This could be the name of Dhul Suwayqatayn from Abyssinia; and Allah knows best.

    ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab reported that he heard Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) say: “The people of Makkah will leave, and only a few people will pass through it. Then it will be resettled and rebuilt; then the people will leave it again, and no-one will ever return.”

    Madinah will remain inhabited at the time of the Dajjal It has been proven in the Sahih Ahadith, as already stated, that the Dajjal will not be able to enter Makkah and Madinah, and that there will be angels at the gates of Makkah to ward him off and prevent him from entering. It was reported from Abu Hurairah that Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “Neither the Dajjal nor plague will be able to enter Madinah.”As mentioned above, the Dajjal will camp outside Madinah, and it will be shaken by three tremors. Every hypocrite and sinner will go out to join the Dajjal, and every believer and Muslim will stay. That day will be called the Day of Purification (Yawm al-Khalas). Most of those who go out to join the Dajjal will be women. As the Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “Verily it (Madinah) is good; its evil will be eliminated and its goodness will be obvious.” Allah SWT said:

    “Women impure are for men impure, and men impure for women impure, and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity'” (Al-Nur 24-26)

    Madinah will remain inhabited during the days of the Dajjal, and during the time of Isa (alayhe salam) son of Mary, until he dies and is buried there. Then it will be destroyed.

    ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab said, “I heard Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) say, ‘A rider will go around Madinah and say, There used to be many Muslims here'” (Ahmad)

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    Footnotes:

    1 “When he (Dajjal) sleeps, his eyes will be closed but his heart (or mind) will still be active” – means that his evil ideas will still come to him even while he is asleep.
    2 Dhu’l-Suwayqatayn: al-Suwayqatayn is the diminutive of al-Saqayn (legs); his legs are described as being “small” because they are thin. Thin legs are, in general, a characteristic of the Sudanese and people of the Horn of Africa.

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