For the record, since this is a holiday week, I may not get out as many posts, at least on the current series I am working on. I will do my best to try and get out one on Mon, Wens., and Friday, but I’m not making any promises. From here to the first of the year is normally very busy for me.
I already started on posts about Dajjal or Islamic anti-Christ, but I missed some of the ‘signs’ of Dajjal’s appearance. So here it is.In my last post, I gave many descriptions of Dajjal. I also told of a 3 year drought, that drought is supposed to happen, BEFORE Dajjal, so it should have been here, not in that other post. Evidently there will be 30 Dajjals before the main Dajjal. Below are the writings concerning the 30.
These are from Ibn Kathir.
Jabir ibn Samurah said, “I heard the Prophet say, ‘Just before the Hour there will be many liars.'” Jabir said, “Be on your guard against them.” (Muslim).
Jabir said, “I heard the Prophet say, ‘Just before the Hour there will be many liars; among them is the one in al-Yamamah, the ‘Ansi in San’a’, the one in Himyar, and the Dajjal. This will be the greatest fitnah (trial).”’ (Ahmad.)
Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, “The Hour will not come … until nearly 30 “dajjals” (liars) appear, each one claiming to be a messenger from Allah.'” (Bukhari Muslim.)
Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, ‘The Hour will not come until 30 “dajjals” appear, each of them claiming to be a messenger from Allah, wealth increases, tribulations appear and al-Harj increases.'” Someone asked, ‘What is al-Harj?’ He said, ‘Killing, killing.’ (Ahmad.)
Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, ‘The Hour will not come until 30 “dajjals” appear, all of them lying about Allah and His Messenger.” (Abu Dawud.)
Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, ‘Just before the Hour, there will be 30 “dajjals”, each of whom will say, I am a Prophet.'” (Ahmad.)
Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet said, ‘There will be “dajjals” and liars among my Ummah. They will tell you something new, which neither you nor your forefathers have heard. Be on your guard against them, and do not let them lead you astray.'” (Ahmad.)
Thawban said, “The Prophet said, ‘There will be 30 liars among my Ummah. Each one will claim that he is a prophet; but I am the last of the Prophets (Seal of the Prophets), and there will be no Prophet after me.'” (Ahmad.)
The Prophet said, “Verily before the Day of Resurrection there will appear the Dajjal, and 30 or more liars.” (Ahmad.)
Ibn ‘Umar said, “I heard the Prophet say, ‘Among my Ummah there will be more than 70 callers, each of whom will be calling people to Hell-fire. If I wished, I could tell you their names and tribes.'”Abu Bakrah said, “The people spoke a great deal against Musaylimah before the Prophet said anything about him. Then the Prophet got up to give a speech and said: ‘…as for this man about whom you have spoken so much – he is one of the 30 liars who will appear before the Hour, and there is no town which will not feel the fear of the Antichrist.'” (Ahmad.)
In another version of this report, the Prophet said, “He is one of the 30 liars who will appear before the Dajjal. There is no town which will escape the fear of the Djjal, apart from Madinah. At that time there will be two angels at every entrance of Madinah, warding off the fear of the Antichrist.”
Anas ibn Malik said, “The Prophet said, ‘The time of the Dajjal will be years of confusion. People will believe a liar, and disbelieve one who tells the truth. People will distrust one who is trustworthy, and trust one who is treacherous; and the Ruwaybidah will have a say.’ Someone asked, ‘Who are the Ruwaybidah?’ He said, ‘Those who rebel against Allah and will have a say in general affairs.'” (Ahmad.)
I have some questions for our Muslim readers, in the Muslim Hadith 7040 it says: “Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Hasten in performing these good deeds (before these) six things (happen): (the appearance) of tribe Dijjal, the smoke, the beast of the earth, the rising of the sun from the west, the general turmoil (leadina to large-scale massacre) and death of masses and individuals.”
I assume the “large-scale massacre” will be the Sufyaani which we have already talked about, but then again, it is my understanding that only Shia believe that. So what do you think the “large-scale massacre” will be? I am assuming that the “beast of the earth” is Dajjal himself, please tell me if I’m wrong. I also assume the tribe of Dajjal is speaking of the followers of Dajjal. I know that not everyone believes the same way and I will be putting up what others say about some of those questions, what is your opinion??
I asked a Muslim friend (thank you Stefan), what “the smoke” was; And his opinion on, “the sun rising from the West”, his answers are below. You can find this in the comment section of this post. The post itself is on Dajjal so you may find it interesting as well. The links to ‘openburhan.net’, are very informative, basically it gives a list of different translations to each verse in the Quran. It even breaks down the root of certain words. You should check it out. That’s one of the things I like about Stefan, he spells out everything he says and points out why he feels what he feels. (Again, I encourage you to add ‘Truth Booth’ to your blogroll/links and or bookmarks) (Did I tell you that I admire his thinking?? ) (I know, I’m easily amused )
The word (dukhanun) Smoke appears twice in the Quran
Once when describing the beginning
Then He settled to the sky, while it was still smoke, and He said to it, and to the Earth: “Come willingly or unwillingly.” They said: “We come willingly.” (41:11)
And the other when describing the ending
Therefore, watch for the day when the sky will bring a visible smoke. (44:10)
“sun raising in the west”
I can’t find anything in the Quran concerning the above statement, however many Muslims believe that its proven by the Quran.
Rising of the Sun from the West
The rising of the sun from the west is also a major sign of Qiyamah proven by the Quran and Sunnah.
Allah says in the Qur’an,
“The day when some signs of your Lord will come, no good will it do to a person to believe then, if he believed not before, nor earned good (by performing deeds of righteousness) through his faith.” (Surah Al-An’aam) (6:158)
The verse is referring to the rising of the sun from the west, as is the opinion of the majority of the commentators. (Tabari/Ibne Kathir)
Imam Tabari, after mentioning the different opinions of the commentators writes, “The most correct opinion in regards to the meaning of this verse is that what is apparent from the reports narrated from the Prophet that he said, “(lmaan will be of no benefit) when the sun rises from the west.” (Tabari)
Abu Huraira reported that the Holy Prophet said, “Hasten to do good deeds before six (things happen) :Rising of the sun from the west.” (Mishkat)
(6:158) has nothing to say concerning the “Rising of the Sun from the West”.
And sometimes the following verses are misinterpreted.
Some Islamic interpreters have even boldly declared that the moon will crash into the sun on this Day of Judgment.
يَسْـئَلُ أَيَّانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ
He asks: “When is the Day of Resurrection?” (75:6)
فَإِذَا بَرِقَ الْبَصَرُ
So, when the sight is dazzled. (75:7)
And the moon is eclipsed. (75:8)
وَجُمِعَ الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ
And the sun and moon are joined together. (75:9)
The sight is dazzled when there is a total solar eclipse and it normally lasts a few minutes. Sight may also be dazzled by a lack, not abundance, of light as is the case here. The Quran is clearly referring to a solar eclipse, a natural phenomenon beyond human manipulation.
The Sun and Moon joining together can be due to their appearance on the same straight line of sight, and not as a dramatically apocalyptic sign as I have previously said (here) at your blog
And its not related to “The splitting of the Moon” which is another sign.
If there are any other Muslim readers who have different answers please add them to the comment area. I will post them on my other blogs as well, I have many non-Muslim readers scattered about who are interested in your thoughts. In my research I did see some Muslims commenting on what they thought “the sun rising in the West” means to them, and I will attempt to find that and post it later.