10 facts about Dajjal everyone should know

Dajjal’s description and some facts are stated in the Islamic scripture, such as how he would look like, how he would emerge from Khorasan, 70,000 Jews would be following him, but he wouldn’t be able to enter Madina.

All the 124,000 prophets of Allah warned their people about the Fitnah of Dajjal (Antichrist). – Sahih al-Bukhari 3337

  • Dajjal name in Arabic means deception.
  • It is referred to as Antichrist in the Holy Bible. 
  1. How does Dajjal look like?

A fact which is well-known to Muslims about Dajjal’s description is that he will be blind with one eye. 

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned Dajjal in the presence of the people and said Allah is not one-eyed and behold that he is blind of the right eye and his eye would be like a floating grape. – Sahih Muslim 169 e

what does dajjal look like

  1. Hair

In another hadith about his looks, it is mentioned that Dajjal will be having an abundance of hair. – Sahih al-Bukhari 3439, 3440, Sunan Ibn Majah 4071

  1. Forehead

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stated another fact about Dajjal that there would be written three letters k. f. r., i. e. Kafir, between the eyes of Dajjal. Sahih Muslim 2933 b

It is also narrated in another Hadith that even illiterate people would be able to read the word Kafir on his forehead – Sahih Muslim 2934 b

  1. Dajjal will emerge from Khorasan

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: ‘He will emerge in a land in the east called Khorasan, and will be followed by people with faces like hammered shields.'” – Sunan Ibn Majah 4072

dajjal description

  1. No Entry to Makkah and Madina

It is mentioned in Hadiths that Dajjal would not be allowed to enter Makkah and Madina. He will try to enter but will have to stay outside Madina in the salty barren areas.

  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “He will come to Madina and find the angels guarding it. So, Allah willing, neither Dajjal nor plague will be able to come near it.” – Sahih al-Bukhari 7134
  • In another Hadith, it is mentioned that the Madina will be having 7 gates at that time and 2 angels on each gate would be guarding it. – Sahih al-Bukhari 7125
  • In another Hadith it is mentioned that he will not be able to enter Makkah and Madina – Sahih Muslim 2943 a
  1. Power to give life to dead

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ explained another fact about Dajjal that he will be having powers to kill someone and make him alive again.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “on that day the best man or one of the best men will come up to him and say, ‘I testify that you are the same Dajjal whose description was given to us by Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) .’ He will say to the people, ‘If I kill this man and bring him back to life again, will you doubt my claim?’ They will say, ‘No.’

Then Dajjal will kill that man and bring him back to life. That man will say, ‘Now I know your reality better than before.’ Ad-Dajjal will say, ‘I want to kill him, but I cannot.’ ” – Sahih al-Bukhari 1882

  1. Dajjal will be the biggest Fitnah

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to seek refuge from the trial of Dajjal.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah Al Kahf, he will be protected from Dajjal. – Sahih Muslim 809 a

  1. 70,000 Jews fill be following him

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ) said: Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls. –  Sahih Muslim 2944

  1. Water and Fire

Another fact is reported in one of the Hadith that Dajjal will come with water and fire. What would seem to be water, would be fire. In the same way, what would seem to be fire, would be the cold water. – Sahih al-Bukhari 7130

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: ‘I know what Dajjal will have with him. He will have two flowing rivers, one that appears to the eye to be clear water, and one that appears to the eye to be flaming fire. If anyone sees that, let him go to the river which he thinks is fire and close his eyes, then lower his head and drink from it, for it is cool water. – Sahih Muslim 2934 b

  1. Very few Arabs would be remaining at that time

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: The people would run away from Dajjal seeking shelter in the mountains. She said: Where would be the Arabs then on that day? He said: They would be small in number. – Sahih Muslim 2945 a

  1. Prophet Isa will kill him

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: ‘Eisa bin Maryam will kill Dajjal at the gate of Ludd.'” Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2244.

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