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Along with the prophecy about the appearance of the Dajjal, the Messenger of Allah has left us some definite signs and symbols by which his Ummah or people can correctly identify and consequently be resistant to it and fight the impostor. In this chapter, the Hadis of the Messenger of Allah regarding the identity of the Dajjal will be put forward to get a clearer picture of the situation. Seen in this light, it is a very pertinent and important point regarding the Dajjal mainly because if the actual character of the Dajjal is not manifest before us, then the magnitude of the dangers represented by it cannot be accurately comprehended either. It is quite similar to an enemy disguised amongst us as a friend; therefore the harm it can cause us is enormous. It may be that this is why the Messenger of Allah has left us so many details wherewith the Dajjal can be identified. However, he has also added that it is only true Mo'mens who will be able to correctly identify the Impostor, even if they are illiterate, while on the other hand, even highly educated persons will miss the 'Kafer' written on the forehead of the Dajjal.[1]
 
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The Messenger has said, “The Dajjal will emerge from within the Jews, and the Monafeqs (hypocrites) will be its followers” -Ebne Hanbal (ra)- Muslim.

THERE is not much, to think, to explain in this Hadis because I have proved explicitly in the first chapter of this book how the Dajjal came into being within the Jewish nation. Besides, this civilization is known as the Judeo-Christian technological civilization as it is; if the name bears testimony to the family one belongs to, then there is no room for dispute here. That Jews and Christians should adhere to it is understandable, but who are the Monafeqs mentioned here? Are they not the so-called Muslims of this world, who call themselves the Ummat-e-Mohammadi on one hand and on the other, have accepted the Dajjal's doctrine and dominance in every aspect of their collective lives? The definition of a Monafeq is someone who professes to one thing with his tongue and adheres to another in his action. In that case, the Muslims of the world today, who declare sovereignty of Allah pray and give Zakah, fast and perform the hajj, at the same time implement human sovereignty over that of Allah in their collective national lives: if these people are not Monafeqs, hypocrites, what then are they?
 
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The Messenger has said, “The Dajjal will declare itself to be the lord and make mankind accept it as such”-Bokhari.
 
HOW exactly can the Dajjal's claim to lordship of mankind be interpreted? Is it not its insistence to be accepted as the supreme law-maker, the one who’s every dictate on socio-economic, political, educative issues, penalty and punishment, are to be obeyed and implemented by mankind as a whole? In the Hadis the Messenger of Allah has used the Arabic word 'rub' to describe the demand of the Dajjal. The Arabic word 'rub' is generally translated into the word 'lord' in English and also as 'Sustainer' when it implies and indicates Allah. In this sense if we look at the 'developed' i.e. western countries which actually represent the Judeo-Christian Materialistic Civilization, we can see the justification of the use of the word ‘Rub' as sustainer. That these 'developed countries' in fact occupy the place of sustainers of the 'underdeveloped' or 'developing' countries is no secret. This Hadis, read with Hadis No.VIII of this chapter will explain it more clearly, where the Dajjal appears as the sustainer besides being the 'lord'.
The Dajjal will prevail upon mankind to revoke the rules and regulations, the collective way of life as prescribed in the centuries old Vedas, Law of Moses, Monu Songhita, the Qur'an, claiming them to be old, obsolete, and barbaric. It will persuade people to implement the new age, modern man-made laws, and limits in order to be progressive and live in wealth, prosperity and civility. In short, people will be asked to enjoy the bliss of heaven as it knows and enjoys.
The Dajjal will claim to be lord, not the Creator. The claim of the Judeo-Christian civilization is identical to that of the Dajjal, since it holds no objection to the personal observance of faith, people are allowed to remain Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, adhere to any other religion they wish to in their personal lives, but they must all abide by and follow the collective life as dictated by it. In this category, i.e., the collective life, people are given a wide range of choice, a whole range of man-made ways of life, such as democracy, socialism, fascism, dictatorship, monarchy etc. to choose from: all that except the one system which would rid the world of every injustice, every misrule… the way of the Creator, Deen-ul-Huq (the true way of life).

[1] 11th Hadis of this chapter.