These teachings on the Antichrist in Islam are taken from the “Spiritual Discussions” of the Prophet Muhammad, known in Arabic as “Al-Hadith”. The Koran does not mention the Antichrist, but speaks of “Gog and Magog, symbol of the Antichrist.
In Islam, the Antichrist is known as the “False (or Impostor) Christ” (Al Massih al Dajjal).
We bring forth the explanation and the numbering of these Hadiths from the Arabic book of late Sheik Sobhi Saleh “Manhal al Waridin”. This book is a compilation of the Hadiths pulled from the Sheik Muhyî al-Din-al-Nawawî’s book “The Gardens of the Piety” (Riyad el Sâlihine), XIIIth century AD.
Sheik Sobhi Saleh reports these Hadiths faithfully while numbering them differently.
Here are the main points revealed by the Prophet Muhammad about the Antichrist:
From Adam until the day of resurrection of the dead there is not a bigger matter than the one of the Impostor (Antichrist)” (n°1812):
In spite of this verse, some believers consider that the Antichrist is only of a marginal importance, even not deserving to be mentioned. Such an attitude doesn’t suit a zealous Moslem because Muhammad placed the Antichrist at the summit of the powers of Evil to be fought. This is especially valid nowadays because this Impostor lives among us.
The Discussion n°204 reports that Muhammad spoke a lot about the Impostor:
“The prophet praised God then mentioned the False Christ (the Antichrist) and spoke for a long time about him. He said (among other things): … He will appear among you, and (then) what was unknown to you about him, will be unknown no more.”
Muhammad attracts here the attention on the fact that the Impostor’s identity will stay mysterious until the moment of his advent.
But how will the identity of the Antichrist be discovered?
The Discussion n°1813 says:
“The Impostor will appear and a believer will head toward him and will say: Oh men, here is the Impostor of whom spoke the prophet.”
Thus, Muhammad informs us that God will send a believer to designate the Antichrist. This man has already appeared and, on divine order, designated the Impostor, indicating Israel and saying: “Here is the Antichrist”. This confirms the prophecy of the Gospel about the Antichrist in John’s second letter:
“The Antichrist is the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ” (2 John 2,22).
This is the case of the Zionists.
How did this man detect the identity of the Antichrist?
This happened through successive apparitions of the Messiah, Jesus, to this man in order to prepare him to his mission. The most important apparition was the one on May 13th 1970, during which Jesus told him: “Open chapter 13 of the book of Revelation: the Beast is Israel” (See our text “The Key of the Apocalypse”).
From these apparitions, a meticulous and conscientious research on the prophecies about the Antichrist was undertaken. It is therefore Heaven that took the initiative to reveal the identity of the Antichrist.
The Biblical and Islamic prophecies lead us to discover the Antichrist in the Zionist world:
We differentiate between Zionists and Jews of good faith misled by Zionism. Muhammad related the Impostor (the Antichrist) to the Jews in the Discussion n°1810 by saying: “70.000 Jews of Ispâhan (Iran) will follow the Impostor.”
Now, Ispâhan is the Iranian city the most inhabited by Jews. After the fall of the Shah of Iran, most of the Iranian Jews immigrated to Israel. The number 70 000 is symbolic and represents a universal number: the influx of the Jews from all over the world to Palestine.
In the Discussion n°1818, Muhammad says again: “The resurrection of the dead won’t take place before the Moslems fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind the stones and the trees, which will say: “Oh Moslem, a Jew hides behind me, come, kill him, except the ‘gharkad’ (which will not say it.’Gharkad’ is the name of a greasy plant) because it is a tree of the Jews.”
The Arab-Israeli wars, provoked by the Zionist occupation of Palestine, are a sign of the presence of the Antichrist in the Holy Land. Dr Sobhi Saleh, in his book, thus interpreted ‘gharkad’ (page 992): “Species of spiny tree in Palestine where the Impostor and the Jews will perish”.
Two important points are to be underlined in this interpretation:
- The intimate link between the Impostor and the Jews.
- The Impostor appears in Palestine, and in Jerusalem itself, where he will perish with the Zionist Jews.
This is the reason for which a lot of interpreters understood that the expression the “Impostor Christ” represents a group of homogeneous people, characterized by being impostors and liars. Moreover, in his book (p 608), Sheik S. Saleh said: “The Impostor Christ is the name of the specie of those who multiply the lie and the charlatanism, because the Discussions (of the Prophet) report that at the end of the Times there will appear many impostors”. We understand therefore that the word Impostor represents a group of impostors and not only one individual. This is also the opinion of the Gospel:
“A lot of seducers…who don’t confess that Jesus is the Messiah: They are the Deceiver, they are the Antichrist” (2 John 7).
Why are the Zionists qualified as the Impostor? Because they deny that Jesus is the Christ and announce another christ, a racist messiah with Zionist ambitions like Ariel Sharon today (2 John 2,22). Such is the Antichrist, simply because the true Christ is Jesus. In other words, the Antichrist is the Zionist man and the Zionist society which form the entity of the Impostor known as Israel.
After having exposed the narrow link between the Jews and the Antichrist, we pass to another point:
The relation between the Jews, the Antichrist and “Gog and Magog”
We shall demonstrate that these three denominations form only one and same reality. The Zionists and Gog and Magog are a unique moral person known as the Antichrist. The Prophet Muhammad says in his Discussion n°1808:
“Woe to the Arabs from an evil that approaches: today a breach like that (and the prophet joined the tips of his thumb and index) was open in the dam of Gog and Magog.”
Some interpreters think that Gog and Magog indicate Alexander the Great. However Alexander (IVth century B.C.) preceded Muhammad about one thousand years. Now, the Prophet speaks about Gog and Magog in the future, not in the past, since he said: “Woe to the Arabs of an evil that approaches”, not of an evil that passed with the days of Alexander.
The confusion between” Gog and Magog” and Alexander the Great results from the fact that the Arabs qualify Alexander, because of his power, as ‘Dhu’l Qarnain’, which means ‘The Double Horned’, he who has two horns:
“Dhu’l-Qarnayn, they said, Gog and Magog are ravaging this land. Build a rampart between us and we will pay you tribute” (Koran XVIII; The Cave, 94) (The numbering of the verses can vary from one Koran to another.)
Alexander the Great was known as the Double Horned because of Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 8). But the above mentioned verse aims, in fact, the second Beast of John’s Revelation (USA) which has ‘two horns’ and is at the service of the first Beast (Israel), symbol of the modern paganism, Gog and Magog (Revelation 13,11-17 & 20,7-9). The research around Gog and Magog in the Koran must take place in this direction. Here appears again, the necessity to resort to the Gospel in order to be able to understand some passages of the Koran.
The link between “Gog and Magog” and the Antichrist explains the reason for which Muhammad said in one of his Discussions that the recitation of the Sura XVIII, The Cave, which is the only Koranic Sura to mention Gog and Magog, protects against the Antichrist. (This is mentioned in the Koran translated in French by Muhammad Hamidullah. Published by Hilàl Yayinlari – Ankara 1973)
The Discussion 1806 also reports that the pack of Gog and Magog will fall on Palestine coming from the whole world, since the prophet said:
“God will send Gog and Magog who will surge from everywhere and their pioneers will cross the lake of Tiberius (in Palestine).”
Note well that here also, Muhammad didn’t say: “God sent Gog and Magog” but “God will send Gog and Magog who will surge from everywhere”. He is therefore indicating a future event.
The Koran confirms this massive and international gathering in Palestine at the end of the Times by saying in chapter XXVII; The Ants,82-83:
“In this day (at the time of the apparition of a Beast; see verse 82), We (God) shall gather legions of all nations of those who disbelieved Our Revelation; they will be led in separate bands (in Palestine)”.
Who are those who do not believe in God’s Revelation?
The Koran designates the Jews because of their disloyalty to the alliance, of the repudiation of the Christ and calumnies uttered against the Virgin Mary:
“All came because they broke their covenant, they denied the Revelation of God, they killed the prophets unjustly… They denied the truth and uttered a monstrous falsehood against Mary.” (Koran IV; The Women,155-156)
People aimed by this verse, in our modern 75 are the Zionists gathered from all nations in Palestine. Their blasphemous words made Muhammad say in the Discussion 1815 that “the letters K, F, R (in Arabic) are written between the eyes of the Impostor”. These letters form the word “kufr” which means in Arabic “blasphemy”, a word which characterizes the Antichrist (Revelation 17,3).
Muhammad also qualifies this Impostor as the “One-eyed Liar”:
He lies in all his words concerning the divine Truths and in his dialogues with men. He disfigures God’s miracles and prophecies, especially by announcing another Zionist messiah. He is one-eyed because he sees things with selfishness, with only one eye, and according to his personal interests. In the Discussion 1815, Muhammad says: “He is one-eyed and your almighty God is not one-eyed”.
Muhammad puts us in guard against the Antichrist’s power of misleading and seducing by saying in his Discussion 1806:
“What I most fear for you is the Impostor… He will present himself before the people and will invite them; they will believe in him and will answer to him.”
Israel has, indeed, solicited the Arabs, and the Palestinians themselves. Most of them have, implicitly or explicitly, answered his call (Camp David, Oslo etc…).
Muhammad asked the believers to calculate the period of existence of this dangerous enemy:
“We asked: How long will he last on earth? He answered: 40 days. The day is like one year, the day is like one month and the day is like one week… We answered: Oh Messenger of God, in this day who is like one year, will it be sufficient for us to pray one whole day? He answered: No. Calculate his delay”. (The Discussion n°1806)
The interpreters agree on the significance of these words. They mean that the believers should count his days mathematically, as reports the book “Manhal el Waridin” (p 978).
Therefore, Muhammad recommends to the believers to be alert, to recognize the time of the arrival of the Antichrist in order to calculate the period of his existence. He made of this commandment a more important obligation than the prayer of one full day lasting one year long.
But how can one be able to calculate this approximate period of 40 years or 40 days? This is impossible if one does not first discover the Impostor’s identity. To achieve this, two facts are important:
a) To believe in the message of this Believer announced by Muhammad, the man sent by God to unmask the Antichrist, as mentioned before (The Discussion n°1813).
b) To resort to the prophecies about the Antichrist in the Gospel because we find complementary enlightening details about this topic. It is revealed therein that a powerful nation will support the Antichrist. Obviously, we recognize the United States of America therein. The beginning of the fall of Israel took place in 1983 at the time of its first retreat from Lebanon, putting an end to the expansionist dream of the Great Israel, 35 years after its foundation as a State. Its second defeat was in May 2000 when Israel fled from south Lebanon. When its future final disappearance will take place, all prophecies will become clear. (See our text: “The Key of the Apocalypse”).
How will the Antichrist perish?
The Prophet Muhammad reveals it in his Discussion n°1806:
“God will send Jesus, Son of Mary, who will pursue him and will reach him at the door of Lod (close to Jerusalem)… Then Jesus will raise a people whom God will make invincible by him (the Antichrist)… and God will send Gog and Magog who will surge from everywhere… ”
Notice that it is Jesus, the Christ, who is sent against the Antichrist and against Gog and Magog. Also notice that it is through a people made invincible that the Christ leads his war against his enemies. In this same Discussion, God says about this invincible people that he gathered: “I threw (to the fight) some of my devoted people that no one has hands to fight.”
These devoted ones who rush against the Antichrist are inspired, in this struggle, by the Spirit of the Christ Jesus. They will annihilate the Antichrist.
Let’s recall that it is at the door of Lod, close to Jerusalem (where is found today the Israeli international airport) that the Antichrist must perish. It demonstrates that it is in Palestine that the Antichrist exists. This is why Muhammad says in his Discussion n°1808: “The Impostor will appear in my nation. He will stay 40; I don’t know whether it is 40 days, 40 months or 40 years. But God will send Jesus, Son of Mary, who will pursue him and will annihilate him; then men will live seven years (symbolically) without animosity, even between two people.”
It is at the end of the Times that Gog and Magog appear. The Sura of “The Cave” mentions the final Judgment in relation with these pagans. Their gathering means that the trumpet of the end of the Times has already sounded:
“On that day We will let them come in tumultuous throngs. The trumpet shall be sounded and We will gather them all together (in Palestine). On that day We shall lay Hell bare before the unbelievers, who have turned a blind eye to My admonitions and a deaf ear to My warning.” (Koran XVIII; The Cave,99-101)
In the Sura “The Ants”, God says again:
“On that day the Trumpet shall be sounded and all who dwell in the Heavens and on earth be seized with fear, except for those whom God will choose to spare… Say: Praise be to God! He will show you His signs and you will recognize them”. (Koran XXVII; The Ants,87-93)
What are these signs that God will show and that only the true believers will recognize? Among these signs, the first is the apparition of the Antichrist in the Holy Land. The second sign is the advent of the believer who designates and unmasks the Impostor.
The wise believers must know that the Christ Jesus, Son of Mary, is today at work among us, inviting the pure consciences to fight against the Zionist Impostor and his allies. The good news of the victory of Jesus and His followers was announced by God’s prophecies. Jesus’ soldiers listen to the trumpet that already sounds.
Let us end by a speech of the Prophet Muhammad who, watching jealously over the believers, would have liked to refute the Impostor’s arguments himself:
“What I fear for you above all is the Impostor. If he appears while I am among you, it is I who will break his arguments. But if he appears and I am not among you, then each is to argue for himself. And God is my successor by every Moslem.”
The Antichrist appeared and Muhammad is not among us. Therefore, his unique successor is God Himself. It is the Creator who, today, urges to the fight against the Antichrist. The moment has come: No one can no more pretend being the successor, “the Caliph”, of Muhammad, for only God is His Caliph, His Successor, from now on. No religious chief should prevent this fight; the true believers should now find the good arguments, as the Prophet prescribes, and rush to fight against the Antichrist without allowing the frozen religious traditions to prevent them from doing so. The time has come to remember the words of Muhammad in his Discussion n°184:
“Whoever fights them (God’s enemies) with his hand is a believer, whoever fights them with his heart is a believer, whoever fights them with his tongue is a believer and, beyond that, there is not a grain of faith”.