Friday, November 11, 2011

-219- The Qur'an is Free from Crookedness

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

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Abu Darda (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “If anyone recites the first three verses of surah al-Kahf then he is protected from the fitnah of the Dajjaal.” [Tirmidhi 2895, Muslim 809, Abu Dawud 4323, Ahmed 21771]

Abu Darda' reported Allah's Apostle (SAW) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah Al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1766]

-If you recite the first 10 versus of Surah the Cave
-it saves you from the fitnah of the Dajjal

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, ‘Whoever recites surah al Waqiah at night would never encounter poverty’ [Ibn as-Sunni 620, Bayhaqi]

The Quls save you from black magic, the jinns

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to me,” Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al-Mu`awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects.” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]. Riyad-us-Saliheen – Hadith No : 1456

Surah Mulk saves you from the punishment of the grave

‘Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave’ [Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]

Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah said, "There is a chapter of the Qur'an that will argue on behalf of its reciter until it causes him to enter into Paradise. (It is): (Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion.)" [Recorded from At-Tabarani and Al-Hafiz Ad-Diya' Al-Maqdisi]

Surah Baqarah, Ayatul Kursi saves you from the fitna of theft

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If anyone recites in the morning (Al-Quran 40:1-3) and ayat al-kursi (2:255) then he is protected thereby until evening. And, if anyone recites these verses in the evening then he is protected thereby till it is morning.” (Tirmidhi 2888)

Al-Kafirun-saves you from hypocrisy

Farwah ibn Nawfal reported that he went to the Prophet and requested, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me something that I may say when I retire to my bed.” He said, “Recite “Surah Kafiroon” for it is a rejection of polytheism.” Shu’hah said that he would say sometimes, “(recite) once.” and sometimes he did not say that. [Tirmidhi, Ahmed, Abu Dawud]

This surah (al-Kahf) is a Makkan surah

-they speak about previous prophets
-Surah Ya-Sin was revealed in Makkah, we know from its topic
-Surah Yaseen, talks about the previous prophets
-and the trials and tribulations they went through

SURAH AL-KAHF (the cave)
-(there's 7 sleepers of the cave)
-They even have paintings all over Europe about the seven sleepers of the cave

1. How many people were in the cave?
-you don’t know the exact figure
-were there 6 + a dog or 7 + a dog
-we don't know everything

The number 7 is from Israelia
-and is the # of "perfection" in Christianity
-The Jewish puts the seven sleepers
-when the Dajjaal comes, it will be our biggest fitnah
-men will tie up their wives who will even want to join his army

All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave (Muhammad SAW) the Book (the Qur'an), and has not placed therein any crookedness. (Al-Kahf 18:1)

Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions. (An-Nisa 4:82)

-the kuffaar have made websites claiming
-they've found mistakes in the holy Quran

And to Allah belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing. (Al-Baqarah 2:115)

Umar did not let a kaafir give tafseer

-you're supposed to be a practicing Muslim, w/ taqwah and know the Arabic language
-You have to be firmly grounded in the abrogated verses
-the Qur'an is a wise book


-Allah ta 'ala is the author of the Qur'an


(fiqhul waaqi)
-the Qur'an is full of current events

And thus do We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail, that the way of the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists, sinners), may become manifest. (Al-An'am 6:55)

History repeats itself because:

1 the human nature doesn't change
2 the plot of the shaitan doesn't change
3 the sunnah of Allah doesn't change

...So no change will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing), and no turning off will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing). (Fatir 35:43)

-Kaafirs will never change; their hearts are alike

And those who have no knowledge say: "Why does not Allah speak to us (face to face) or why does not a sign come to us?" So said the people before them words of similar import. Their hearts are alike, We have indeed made plain the signs for people who believe with certainty. (Al-Baqarah 2:118)


-The Qur'an is the textbook of the Arabic language
-no mistakes or inconsistencies

ex: Leviticus 11:6
-the bible verse causes many Europeans to become atheist

And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. (Leviticus 11:6) King James Version

-such as Aisha (r.a.) being accused of an affair
-When Ai’sha was accused of having an affair the Qur'an cleared her name

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah the wife of the Prophet SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. (An-Nur 24:11)


-the Muslims captured POWs after the battle of Badr
-Abu Bakr (RA) was of the opinion to release the prisoners for a ransom
-Umar (RA) was of the opinion to hand over relatives
-to such and such to chop off their heads
-the Prophet (SAW) agreed with the opinion of Abu Bakr
-Allah corrected the Prophet, see 8:67

...The Muslims that day (i.e. the day of the Battle of Badr) killed seventy persons and captured seventy. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to Abu Bakr and 'Umar (RA): What is your opinion about these captives? Abu Bakr said: They are our kith and kin. I think you should release them after getting from them a ransom. This will be a source of strength to us against the infidels. It is quite possible that Allah may guide them to Islam. Then the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: What is your opinion. Ibn Khattab? He said: Messenger of Allah. I do not hold the same opinion as Abu Bakr. I am of the opinion that you should hand them over to us so that we may cut off their heads. Hand over 'Aqil to 'Ali that he may cut off his head, and hand over such and such relative to me that I may but off his head. They are leaders of the disbelievers and veterans among them. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) approved the opinion of Abu Bakr and did not approve what I said The next day when I came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW), I found that both he and Abu Bakr were sitting shedding tears. I said: Messenger of Allah, why are you and your Companion shedding tears? Tell me the reason. For I will weep also, if not, I will at least pretend to weep in sympathy with you. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I weep for what has happened to your companions for taking ransom (from the prisoners). I was shown the torture to which they were subjected. It was brought to me as close as this tree. (He pointed to a tree close to him.) Then God revealed the verse: "It is not befitting for a prophet that he should take prisoners until the force of the disbelievers has been crushed..." to the end of the verse: "so eat ye the spoils of war, (it is) lawful and pure. So Allah made booty lawful for them." (Sahih Muslim, Book 19, Hadith #4360)

It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal 8:67)

lbn Umar (RA) narrated: Abdullah son of Abdullah ibn Ubayy came to Allah’s Messenger (SAW) when his father died, and said, ‘Give me your shirt that I may shroud him in it, and offer his funeral sálah and seek forgiveness for him.” So, he gave him his shirt and said, “When you are over (with preparations), call me.” When he intended to offer the salah, Umar pulled him, saying, “Has not Allah forbidden us to pray over the hypocrites?” He said, “I am between two options either to seek forgiveness for them or not to seek forgiveness for them”, and he offered salah over him. So Allah revealed. "And never offer a prayer on any one of them who dies, and do not stand by his grave." (9:84) [Tirmidhi 3109, Ahmed 4680, Bukhari 1229, Muslim 2774, Nisai 1899, 1523]

And never (O Muhammad SAW) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqûn (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger SAW). (At-Tawbah 9:84)


-coincides w/ our natural instincts

...and has not placed therein any crookedness. (Al-Kahf 18:1)

Allah knows it’s your natural instinct to love wealth
-Allah has made trading halaal for us
-Communism is in the grave
-Capitalism is failing

...whereas Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury). So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating Riba (usury) shall not be punished for the past; his case is for Allah (to judge); but whoever returns [to Riba (usury)], such are the dwellers of the Fire - they will abide therein. (Al-Baqarah 2:275)

And say: "Truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism or this Qur'an or Jihad against polytheists) has come and Batil (falsehood, i.e. Satan or polytheism, etc.) has vanished. Surely! Batil is ever bound to vanish." (Al-Isra 17:81)

Communism is in the grave dead

-another one bites the dust
-The Capitalist even double their salaries while others are losing jobs
-Capitalism will soon be in the grave
-Allah said truth will come and falsehood will vanish




-if you want psychology, it is there, sociology its there...
-psychiatry, history, medical, science, family, marriage,
-nothing far-fetched
-we do not take tafseers from infidels
-if you do so you are pitiful, appalling, and pathetic

(He has made it) Straight to give warning (to the disbelievers) of a severe punishment from Him, and to give glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a fair reward (i.e. Paradise). (Al-Kahf 18:2)


Their reward with their Lord is 'Adn (Eden) Paradise (Gardens of Eternity), underneath which rivers flow, they will abide therein forever, Allah Well-Pleased with them, and they with Him. That is for him who fears his Lord. (Al-Baiyinah 98:8)

They shall abide therein forever. (Al-Kahf 18:3)

And to warn those (Jews, Christians, and pagans) who say, "Allah has begotten a son (or offspring or children)." (Al-Kahf 18:4)

-Christians say Allah beget a son
-Pagan Arabs use to bury their daughters alive and brag about their sons

Now ask them (O Muhammad SAW): "Are there (only) daughters for your Lord and sons for them?" (As-Saffat 37:149)

Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses? (As-Saffat 37:150)

Verily, it is of their falsehood that they (Quraish pagans) say: (As-Saffat 37:151)

"Allah has begotten off spring or children (i.e. angels are the daughters of Allah)?" And, verily, they are liars! (As-Saffat 37:152)

Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons? (As-Saffat 37:153)

What is the matter with you? How do you decide? (As-Saffat 37:154)

The kuffaar describe Allah with human qualities

-that is shirk
-The Muslims are the only people who are not guilty of describing Allah
-of human qualities
-The Goofy Sufis think Allah is everywhere
-The kuffaar do not know how to describe Allah

SHIA HUJJAH: Imams are God (Jila-ul-Ayoun, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 85)

SHIA HUJJAH: All the Imams are infallible just like the prophets. The Shia derives their religion from their immaculate (infallible) Imams" (Usool al Kafi, p. 22)

Why do you think the scholars painstakingly classify knowledge?
-If you don’t classify knowledge you’re going to become a Shia, murji
-a deviant sect
-Even Allah classifies the knowledge
-The knowledge has to be classified so that you won't become a deviant
-The Khawarijj do not believe in the classification of knowledge

And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that He has begotten a son ['Iesa (Christ)], and the pagan Arabs say that He has begotten daughters (angels, etc.)]." (Maryam 19:88)

“Beget” means [sex – an animal act] procreate
-Ahmed Deedat taught Jimmy Swaggert that Allah did NOT beget a son

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. (Luke 19:27) King James Version

A debate is dangerous because

-you don't know how you are going to be checkmated
-Jimmy Swagger was forced to say 'His unique son'
-he tried to ridicule Ahmed Deedat
-he was caught with prostitutes, cried and asked the people to forgive him
-he did it again on many occasions
-Allah has 99 names and attributes
-one of them is Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger)

JIMMY SWAGGERT SCANDAL:,,20098413,00.html

-You are living in a society in which people say Allah begot a son

And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that He has begotten a son ['Iesa (Christ)], and the pagan Arabs say that He has begotten daughters (angels, etc.)]." (Maryam 19:88)

Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing. (Maryam 19:89)

Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins, (Maryam 19:90)

That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Beneficent (Allah). (Maryam 19:91)

But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Beneficent (Allah) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children). (Maryam 19:92)

-It is an animal act

No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths [i.e. He begot (took) sons and daughters]. They utter nothing but a lie. (Al-Kahf 18:5)

Perhaps, you, would kill yourself (O Muhammad SAW) in grief, over their footsteps (for their turning away from you), because they believe not in this narration (the Qur'an). (Al-Kahf 18:6)

-The Rasul was filled with zeal and enthusiasm

And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly. (Yusuf 12:103)

-Allah said don't allow yourself to be worried, stressed over the kuffaar

"And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (Ya-Sin 36:17)

-you can't make Muslims, only Allah makes Muslims

Verily! You (O Muhammad SAW) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided. (Al-Qasas 28:56)

-When prophet Noah told Allah something it’s to benefit us not Allah

"If You leave them, they will mislead Your slaves, and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers." (Nuh 71:27)

Bashar al-Assad - Syria

-He turned out exactly like his father
-same as w/ Saif ul-Islam - Ghaddfi’s son

Hama massacre:

All the apostate leaders’ kids also are just like them
-They only bring up kids who will become wicked kuffaar just like them
-Like father like son
-They give birth to kids who will become criminals just like them

Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. [i.e. those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah's sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet SAW ] (Al-Kahf 18:7)

The biggest fitnah in the world is the one of WOMEN

“I have not left behind me any fitnah (temptation) more harmful to men than women.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5096; Muslim, 2740.

Amr bin Auf (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: "By Allah I do not fear poverty and starvation overtaking you, but I fear that you will have abundant wealth at your disposal as it had been at the disposal of the nations before you. You will then become extremely greedy in accumulating this wealth (showing no regard for Halaal and Haraam) just as the previous nations had done. This (greed) will be the cause of your ruin and destruction just as it destroyed the people before you". (Bukhari and Muslim)

-anyone who hears about the paradise he shall enter the paradise
-Allah put hurdles in front of paradise that you have to jump over
-the beautiful girls, crack cocaine.. many temptations

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “When Allah created Paradise and Hellfire, He sent Gabriel to Paradise, saying, ‘look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’ So Gabriel went to it and looked at it and at what Allah had prepared therein for its inhabitants. Then Gabriel returned it Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, no one hears of it without entering it.’ So Allah ordered that it be encompassed by forms of hardship, and He said, ‘Return to it and look at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants! So, Gabriel returned to it and found that it was encompassed by forms of hardship. Then he returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, I fear that no one will enter it, Allah said, ‘Go to Hellfire and look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’ Gabriel found that it was in layers, one above the other. Then Gabriel returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, no one who hears of it will enter it.’ So Allah ordered that it be encompassed by lusts. Then He said, ‘Return to it and Gabriel returned to it and said, ‘By Your glory, I am frightened that no one will escape from entering it.’ [At-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and An-Nasa’i]

Paradise is so beautiful,
-you can't resist it but Allah put hurdles in front
-there are no discos, night clubs in the Islamic state

1. invite them to Islam and they accept the invitation, abandoning haraam
2. you must drag them to Paradise
-you drag him by establishing the Islamic state
-and get rid of all the hurdles which are stopping him
-affairs will be rife [abundant]
-the internet can be used for good or bad
-you can use internet to do research

And shown him the two ways (good and evil)? (Al-Balad 90:10)

The steep road leads you straight to the paradise

But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep. (Al-Balad 90:11)

And what will make you know the path that is steep? (Al-Balad 90:12)

This dunya is a prison for the believers but a paradise for the kuffaar

The Prophet Muhammad said: “The world is a prison for the believers and paradise for the unbelievers.” (Sahih Muslim (English translation) Vol. 4, pg.15290

The Messenger of Allah said, "The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.'' [At-Tirmidhi]


1 dhikr
2 scholar of Islam
3 student of that scholar
-everything else is cursed

Sayyidina Sahi Ibn Sa’d (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “ If in Allah’s sight , the world had so much worth as wing of mosquito then a infidel would never have drunk even a drop of water” [Tirmidhi 2327 and Ibn e Majah 4110]

And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Baqarah 2:165)

-you chase the dunya to the extent where you miss 50 jummats

The Holy Messenger(saw)said: “Let the slave of Dinar and the Dirham, of Qatifah and Khamisa (i.e. money and luxurious clothes) perish (in his misery) because he is pleased if these things are given to him and if not he becomes miserable and frustrated”. (Sahih Bukhari (Arabic/English) Bol.4 pg.88 No.137)

And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (Al-Hajj 22:11)

-people of the dunya
-some of us worship Allah on the edge
-when good comes he’s contented
-when a fitnah comes, they curse Him (Allah) and apostate from the deen
-when a fitna comes, he apostates from the deen
-to have a disabled child is the worst thing bcos you have to do everything

Signs of Qiyamah.

Narrated By Auf bin Mali: I went to the Prophet during the Ghazwa of Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He said, "Count six signs that indicate the approach of the Hour: my death, the conquest of Jerusalem, a plague that will afflict you (and kill you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep, the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one hundred Dinars, he will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no Arab house will escape, and then a truce between you and Bani Al-Asfar (i.e. the Byzantines) who will betray you and attack you under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve thousand soldiers. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 53, Hadith #401]

-To have a disabled child is the biggest fitna unto the heavens
-when you have kids who are not disabled, have you said Alhamdulillah?

And among mankind is he who worships Allâh as it were, upon the edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islâm). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (11)

“hunky-dory” - things are ok

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:155)

Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

-All of this is dunya

Alif-Lam-Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.] (Al-'Ankabut 29:1)

Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested. (Al-'Ankabut 29:2)

The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said “Wonderful are the affairs of a believer; for there is good in every affair of his; this is not the case with anyone else except a believer. If he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (Allah), thus there is good for him in it. If he suffers affliction, he endures patiently, which is good for him. Reported by Imam Muslim in his Sahih Book of Hadith from Suhayb Ibn Sinan (may Allah be pleased with him).

-you have to be tested
-in life you suffer all different types of calamity

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness. (An-Nisa 4:79)

Don't put a condition on Allah

I swear by this city (Makkah); (Al-Balad 90:1)

And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah), (Al-Balad 90:2)

And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny); (Al-Balad 90:3)

Verily, We have created man in toil. (Al-Balad 90:4)

What makes you think life will be a bed of roses?

-some people failed the test miserably, they have become kleptomaniac
-these people steal even if they are rich
-they do not do it b/c they are poor but b/c they NEED to shop-lift
-They can’t even go into WalMart w/o shop-lifting
-They go w/ scissors to cut off the security label/tag
-that triggers the alarm
-this is a psychiatric illness

Mus’ab ibn Sa’d reported on the authority of his father (Sad (RA) ) that he asked, “O Messenger of Allah, which people will face trials most?” He said, “The Prophets, then the likes, then the likes. A man is tried according to his religion. If he is firm on his religion then the trial is severe and if he is soft in observing his religions then he is tried according to his religion. Then, the trial does not remove from the slave till he walks over earth having no sin on him.” [Tirmidhi 2406, Ibn e Majah 4023]

Some brother are addicted to casinos, alcohol etc
-this is a character flaw and they also might have good character but then
-they have dodgy aqeeda
-so sisters get frustrated trying to find the right brother for nikah
-Allah said these hurdles are to test you to see who is good in conduct


-they say Islam is too restricted, they want to have fun

...Allah will say (to Adam), Bring out the people of the Fire.' Adam will say, 'What (how many) are the people of the Fire?' Allah will say, 'Out of every thousand (take out) nine-hundred and ninety-nine (persons).' [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #537]

THIS is why we need to establish the Islamic State

-the 2 types of Muslims:
-those who accept Islam and follow you to Paradise
-those you must drag there

An-Nawwas b. Sam'an reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He sometimes described him to be insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant and we felt as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) in our faces, he said: What is the matter with you? We said: Allah's Messenger, you made a mention of the Dajjal in the morning (sometimes describing him) to be insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began to think as if he were present in some (near) part of the cluster of the date-palm trees. Thereupon he said: I harbour fear in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes forth while I am among on, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not amongst you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil). He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye. I compare him to 'Abd-ul-'Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii.). He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah's Messenger, how long would he stay on the earth? He said: For forty days, one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your days. We said: Allah's Messenger, would one day's prayer suffice for the prayers of day equal to one year? Thereupon he said: No, but you must make an estimate of time (and then observe prayer). We said: Allah's Messenger, how quickly would he walk upon the earth? Thereupon he said: Like cloud driven by the wind. He would come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion) and they would affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth and it would grow crops. Then in the evening, their posturing animals would come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He would then come to another people and invite them. But they would reject him and he would go away from them and there would be drought for them and nothing would be left with them in the form of wealth. He would then walk through the waste, land and say to it: Bring forth your treasures, and the treasures would come out and collect (themselves) before him like the swarm of bees. He would then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target. He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness) and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him. Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur, and then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope. The first of them would pass the lake of Tibering and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there. Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinirs and Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will. Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels' hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. Then the earth would be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there would grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of persons would be able to eat that, and seek shelter under its skin and milch cow would give so much milk that a whole party would be able to drink it. And the milch camel would give such (a large quantity of) milk that the whole tribe would be able to drink out of that and the milch sheep would give so much milk that the whole family would be able to drink out of that and at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them. [Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Hadith #7015]