I have been reading a very interesting book called " Jerosalem In The Qur'an" By Imran N. Hosein. The book displays very interesting, though strange, interpretations of Dajjal and Gog and Magoog. I do need your opininons on this very interesting and strange interpretation.
I have pasted a chapter about Dajjal and I have attached the whole book for those who would like to read it and I am sure you will find it very interesting.
WHO IS DAJJAL?
The greatest dream of the Jews for more than 2000 years has been the dream of
returning to the Holy Land as rulers over the land so that they might restore the State
of Israel established by the Prophet-Kings, David (‘alaihi al-Salaam) and Solomon (‘alaihi
al-Salaam), rebuild the Temple that was built by Solomon (‘alaihi al-Salaam) in Jerusalem,
and worship the God of Abraham in that Temple. That must be considered to be a very
noble dream indeed. A people who dream such a dream as the greatest of all their
dreams must be a people who would achieve spiritual greatness. They should be a
people who would prefer the ‘hereafter’ to the ‘dunya’ (world), and whose spiritual
insight would penetrate ‘external’ appearances to recognize the ‘reality’ of things. At a
very minimum, therefore, they should be able to realize that such a noble dream cannot
possibly be fulfilled through the creation of an essentially godless State of Israel, and
through a reign of terror and oppression in the Holy Land that has now lasted for more
than 50 bloodstained years. It is unlikely that the oppression can continue for another
50 years before they face the horrible consequences.
Now the Israelite-Jews all believed that their greatest dream could not and would
not be fulfilled until that special Prophet called the Messiah would appear. He would
“bring salvation at the end of the ages, when he would be enthroned as king of the
world”. This reign of the Messiah is repeated elsewhere in the scriptures. (I Enoch:
45:3; 105:2; 28:29; 13:32–35; 14:9). Of course European Jews who established the
Zionist Movement hardly share that sacred attachment to prophecies pertaining to the
Allah Most High ordained that the False Messiah (al-Masih al-Dajjal) would deliver
to the Jews by deception that which they would embrace as the fulfillment of their
greatest dream, i.e., return to their Holy Land, restoration of the State of Israel, the
appointment of a king to rule over them: (Appoint for us a king that we may fight in the
cause of Allah – Qur’an, al-Baqarah, 2:246) and the reconstruction of the Temple.
The fact that they have been so utterly and completely deceived by the Impostor State
of Israel is indicative of their continuing spiritual blindness:
“But the deeds of those who disbelieve (in this Qur’an and this last Prophet – among
other things) are like a mirage in sandy deserts which the man parched with thirst
mistakes for water until when he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing: but he finds
Allah (present there) with him, and Allah will pay him his account: and Allah is swift
in taking account.”
(Qur’an, al-Nur, 24:39)
The State of Israel is today in precisely that situation of the man who is parched for
thirst and mistakes a mirage for water.
“Verily this Qur’an explains to the Israelites most of the matters in which they
disagree. And it certainly is a Guide and a Mercy to those who believe.”
(Qur’an, al-Naml, 27:76-7)
The ‘appearance’ today is that the ‘greatest dream’ is almost completely fulfilled.
The Israelite Jews have returned to the Holy Land, or are free to do so, from wherever
in the world they may be. The State of Israel was created in 1948 and is now a reality.
All that remains for the dream to be completed is the appointment of a king and the
destruction of Masjid al-Aqsa to permit the reconstruction of the Temple:
“When you come unto the land which God your Lord gives you, and shall possess it, and shall
dwell therein, and shall say: ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are round about
me,’ you shall then appoint the king that God your Lord shall choose (implied is the belief that
he will be from the House of David).”
(Deuteronomy , 17:14-15)
In addition Israel must become the Ruling State in the world and the King of Israel
must rule the world from Jerusalem.
The compelling implication is that all of this could not have been achieved without
the Messiah. This is the ‘appearance’. What is the ‘reality’?
The ‘reality’ of all of this, when viewed from Islam, is that Dajjal, the False
Messiah, has deceived the Jews into believing that divine grace has brought them this
close to the complete fulfillment of their greatest dream. The ‘reality’ is that their
spiritual blindness has led them into a divine trap from which there is now no escape.
They denounce oppression and injustice in the world but justify their own oppression
and injustice to others. They do so on the grounds that they have a special status with
the Divine Being that others do not have. Since they believe that the Holy Land
belongs to them, they also believe that they have the right to liberate it from those who
lived on it for hundreds of years. The ‘end’ justifies the ‘means’. The ‘reality’ is that
they have been misled and misguided and thoroughly deceived by Dajjal.
Dajjal, the False Messiah, is a being created by Allah Most High, who would
impersonate the Messiah and deceive the Jews into believing that he is the true
Messiah. Dajjal was endowed by Allah, Most Wise, with awesome power, versatility
and with great capacity for deception and guile. The Christians know him as the Anti-
Christ. Dajjal, the evil being created by Allah Most High will one day appear in the
world as a human being. When he does so, he would be a Jew and, in addition, he
would be a young man who would be powerfully built with curly hair. Prophet
Muhammad (‘alaihi al-Salaam) suspected a Jewish youth, Ibn Sayyad, who was resident
in Madina, to have been the Dajjal. In doing so he confirmed that Dajjal had already
been released into the world and would one day appear as:
Ø a human being,
Ø a Jew,
Ø a young man.
The True Messiah, like Solomon (‘alaihi al-Salaam), would rule the world from the
throne of David (‘alaihi al-Salaam) i.e., Jerusalem. In order for him to do so it would be
necessary for him to first accomplish the following:
Ø liberate the Holy Land of the rule of those who do not worship the God of
Ø bring the ‘chosen people’ (who, at the time of the announcement of the divine
promise were Jews) back to the Holy Land,
Ø restore the State of Israel established by David (‘alaihi al-Salaam) and Solomon
Ø cause Israel to become the ‘Ruling State’ in the world.
Only then would it be possible for the True Messiah to rule the world from the
throne of David (‘alaihi al-Salaam), i.e., from Jerusalem.
If Dajjal, the False Messiah, were to successfully impersonate the true Messiah it
follows from the above that he, also, would have to do all of the above.
The question may arise in consequence of the statement made above: If Dajjal, the
False Messiah, or Anti-Christ, is responsible for this grand deception of the Jews, and
so much more, and if he is already released and already on earth, then where is he?
The Prophet spoke (in what may be recognized as the ‘mother of all puzzles’) and said
the following about Dajjal, the False Messiah:
“Narrated al-Nawwas ibn Sam'an: ….We said: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him), how
long will he stay on Earth? He said: For forty days, one day like a year, one day like a month,
one day like a week, and the rest of the days will be like your days….”
(Sahih, Muslim; Sunan, Tirmidhi)
It will only be at the very end of his life on earth, therefore, that Dajjal’s day will be
like our day. Secondly, Dajjal, the False Messiah, will be in ‘our’ dimension of time
when ‘his day’ would be like ‘our day’. Hence he would be in ‘our’ world only at the
very end of his life when he enters into ‘our’ world in order to complete his mission of
impersonating the Messiah. The promise of Allah Most High was that the Messiah
would rule the world from the throne of David (‘alaihi al-Salaam), i.e. from a Jerusalem
that would be the heart of the State of Israel. And so it is clear that Dajjal will be
physically located in Jerusalem at the very end of his life on earth, and at that time,
since ‘his day would be like our day’, it would be possible for us to see him. At that
time we would see him as a Jew, a young man, powerfully built, with curly hair etc.
He would also have to be the Ruler of the world who would rule the world from
Jerusalem. Here is the answer to the question concerning the strategic role that
Jerusalem is destined to play in the end of history.
Prior to that he will be around us in much the same way that angels and Jinn are
always around us and yet they are not in ‘our’ world (in a day like our day) and hence
are not visible. He will constantly attack us to test our faith. He will be weaving his
web of deception, but we will not be able to observe him with our normal faculties of
observation since ‘his day’ will not be like ‘our day’. Where on earth will Dajjal be
when he is released by Allah on earth in a day which would be like a year, and then in
a day which would be like a month, and then finally in a day which would be like a
week? We know that he will be on earth, but where on earth?
Fortunately we have an answer to the first question, and that answer, in turn, opens
for us the possibility to find answers to the other two questions. The answer to the first
question is located in the Hadith that is known as the Hadith of Tamim al-Dari. Tamim
al-Dari was a Christian who embraced Islam in Madina. He came to the Prophet (‘alaihi
al-Salaam) and narrated to him something that he had experienced concerning Dajjal. It
is not clear whether he had a dream or a vision or an actual real-life experience. The
Prophet (‘alaihi al-Salaam) responded by asking the people to keep sitting after the prayer
in the Masjid so that he could narrate to them what Tamim had experienced
concerning Dajjal. He went on to declare that what Tamim al-Dari had narrated to him
confirmed what he, the Prophet (‘alaihi al-Salaam), had himself been saying concerning
Dajjal. Here is the Hadith:
“Narrated Fatimah bint Qays, sister of ad-Dahhak ibn Qays:
Amir ibn Sharahil ash-Sha'bi said: Fatimah bint Qays was among the first emigrant women. I
asked her to narrate to me a Hadith which she had heard directly from Allah's Apostle (peace
be upon him) and there was no extra link between them. She said: Very well, if you like, I am
prepared to do that. He said to her: Well, do so and narrate it to me. She said: … So I set out
towards the mosque and observed prayer with the Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and I
was in the row of the women which was near the row of men. When Allah’s Apostle (peace be
upon him) had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit, smiling, and said: Every worshipper
should remain sitting in his place. He then said: Do you know why I have asked you to
assemble? They said: Allah and His apostle know best. He said: By Allah, I have not made you
assemble for exhortation or for a warning. I have detained you here because Tamim Dari, a
Christian who came and accepted Islam, told me something which agrees with what I was
telling you about the Dajjal. He narrated to me that he had sailed in a ship with thirty men of
Banu Lakhm and Banu Judham and had been tossed by waves in the ocean for a month. Then
these (waves) took them (near) the land within the ocean (island) at the time of sunset. They sat
in a small rowing boat and landed on that island. There was a beast with long thick hair (and
because of this) they could not distinguish his face from his back. They said: Woe to you, who
can you be? Thereupon it said: I am al-Jassasah. They said: What is al-Jassasah? It said: O
people, go to this person in the monastery as he is very much eager to know about you. He (the
narrator) said: When it named a person for us we were afraid of it lest it should be a Devil.
Then we hurried on till we came to that monastery and found a well-built person there with his
hands tied to his neck and iron shackles gripping his legs by the ankle. We said: Woe to you,
who are you? He said: You soon come to know about me, but tell me who you are. We said:
We are people from Arabia and we embarked upon a boat but the waves had been driving us
for one month and they brought us near this island. We took to the rowing boats and landed on
this island. Here a beast with profusely thick hair met us and because of the thickness of his
hair, his face could not be distinguished from his back. We said: Woe be to thee, who are you?
It said: I am al-Jassasah. We said: What is al-Jassasah? It said: You go to this very person in the
monastery for he is eagerly waiting for you to know about you. So we came to you in hot haste
fearing that that might be the Devil. He (that chained person) said: Tell me about the date-palm
trees of Baysan. We said: In which respect do you seek information about it? He said: I ask you
whether these trees bear fruit or not. We said: Yes. Thereupon he said: I think these will not
bear fruit. He said: Inform me about the lake of Tabariyyah? We said: What do you want to
know about it? He said: Is there water in it? They said: There is an abundance of water in it.
Thereupon he said: I think it will soon dry up. He again said: Inform me about the spring of
Zughar. They said: What do you want to know about it? He (the chained person) said: Is there
water in it and does it irrigate (the land)? We said to him: Yes, there is an abundance of water
in it and the inhabitants (of Medina) irrigate (land) with its help. He said: Inform me about the
unlettered Prophet; what has he done? We said: He has left Mecca and has settled in Yathrib
(Medina). He said: Do the Arabs fight against him? We said: Yes. He said: How does he deal
with them? We informed him that he had overcome those in his neighbourhood and they had
submitted themselves before him. Thereupon he said to us: Had it actually happened? We said:
Yes. Thereupon he said: If it is so, that is better for them that they show obedience to him. I am
going to tell you about myself. I am the Dajjal and will be soon permitted to leave. So I shall
leave and travel in the land, and shall not spare any town where I shall not land within forty
nights except Mecca and Tauba (i.e., Medina). These two (places) are prohibited (areas) for me
and I shall not attempt to enter either of them. An angel with a sword in his hand will confront
me and bar my way and there will be angels to guard every road leading to it. Then Allah's
apostle (peace be upon him) striking the pulpit with the help of the end of his staff said: This
implies Tayba meaning Medina. Have I not told you an account (of the Dajjal) like this? The
people said: Yes, and this account narrated by Tamim Dari was liked by me for it corroborates
the account which I gave to you in regard to him (Dajjal) at Medina and Mecca. Behold he
(Dajjal) is in the Syrian sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea). Nay, on the
contrary, he is in the east, he is in the east, he is in the east, and he pointed with his hand
towards the east. I (Fatimah bint Qays) said: I preserved it in my mind (this narration from
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him).
It is very clear from this Hadith that when Dajjal was released into the world he
would have to be geographically located on that island, and it would be from that
island that he would launch his effort to impersonate the Messiah by liberating the
Holy Land of non-Jewish rule etc. Which island was it?
THE ISLAND IS BRITAIN
Our view is that the island referred to in the Hadith was Britain. The evidence that
supports our claim is truly startling. Consider the following. In 1917 the government
of the ‘island’ of Britain issued the Balfour Declaration in which it announced to a
startled world the intention of the British Government to support the establishment of a
Preface to “Jerusalem in the Qur’an”, Internet Edition
Jewish National Home in the Holy Land. Then in 1917-8 it was a British army led by
General Allenby which defeated the Turkish army and liberated the Holy Land of
Muslim rule. From 1919 to 1948 Britain ruled over the Holy Land on the basis of a
Mandate conferred by the League of Nations. During this period of time the world
witnessed the massive emigration of European Jews to the Holy Land. The tremendous
German hatred of the Jews for their betrayal in the first world war (the German Jews
made a deal with Britain that they would get USA to enter the war in support of
Britain if Britain, in turn, would promise to give them the Holy Land when the war
was won) and the resultant rise of Hitler led to such wholesale persecution of the Jews
as dramatically increased the Jewish emigration from Europe to the Holy Land.
Finally, in 1948 Britain acted as the ‘midwife’ for the baby to be born, i.e., for the
declaration of independence of the State of Israel. We may note, in addition, that the
island of Britain is located across the Mediterranean Sea about one month’s journey
from the Arab world! It is also important to note that the British have excelled in
spying and espionage. Sherlock Holmes and James Bond movies are the fictional
equivalent to Lawrence of Arabia .
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