Egyptian Shaykh: "The (Anti-Christ) Will Come Forth from a Jewish Woman of (Iran) Followed by Seventy Thousand Jews"

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In this article Egyptian Shaykh Mahmoud al-Masry quotes copiously from the sayings of the Prophet relative to the last days and the coming of the Dajjal, or the anti-Christ. We see through this that he will be born of a Jew, will have a large Jewish following, and will go to Jerusalem, where the Muslim Jesus will descend and slay him. This comes from the online Arabic magazine Moheet, which has headquarters in both Dubai and Cairo.

During his series "Travel to the Afterlife," Sheikh Mahmoud al-Masry spoke on the program "Life Problems" on the television station al-Nas (the People) the day before yesterday of the appearance of the anti-Christ, which is considered one of the greatest signs of the times. The mercy of the Prophet towards his people was made clear by his warning us, slaves of Allah by his mercy, that Allah has made the form of the Dajjal (anti-Christ) a proof of the falsehood of his calling. For his form is disfigured and his judgment is written between his eyes. Allah has ensured that even the illiterate believers will be able to read what is written on the forehead of the Dajjal.

Sheikh Mahmoud al-Masry said: The name "Dajjal" is taken from the word al-dajl, which means falsehood, and it is the name of the person that will appear in the last days claiming to be divine. He will work miracles to maximize the fitna (i.e. sedition, discord) among men. His emergence causes men to tremble and doubt their beliefs, and men will be divided...

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..."infidel" is written between his eyes, and every believer, literate or illiterate, will be able to read it.

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...the evidence shows that he (the anti-Christ) will emerge from the east, specifically from the province of Khurasan, which today is the country of Iran.

Anas said: The Prophet of Allah said: "The Dajjal will come forth from a Jewish woman of Esfahan (Iran), followed by seventy thousand Jews wearing Persian shawls." From 'A'isha is transmitted the saying of the Prophet: "He will come forth from a Jewish woman of Esfahan."

Then is come this fitna (sedition) which is the largest fitna since the creation of Adam until that hour, unto the ends of the Earth, and it will appear to permeate the land. For the time will come that no city will remain but that the Dajjal will enter it except Mecca and Medina and the al-Aqsa mosque and the mosque of Sinai.

Abu Huraira transmitted from the Prophet: "The one-eyed Dajjal, the false messiah, will come from the east in a time of discord and factions among the people, and will remain in the land forty days, Allah-willing, Allah knows the number, Allah knows the number, twice."

Hafiz ibn Hajar said: "When will he be destroyed and who will kill him? He will be destroyed after he has appeared in all the earth except Mecca and Medina, then he will go to the holy house (Jerusalem) and 'Isa (Muslim name for Jesus) will descend and kill him." This was also narrated by Muslim.

Then Sheikh Mahmoud al-Masry spoke clearly about who are the followers of the anti-Christ:

We find that the kuffar (infidels) generally are the people most led astray by him and by the miracles Allah shows by his hand, and the Jews especially, for seventy thousand Jews will follow him. Also many Muslims will be led astray by the miracles which are done by his hand, and especially the Muslim masses and the ignorant among the bedouin, the women and the young.

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Then comes the descent of 'Isa (Jesus) son of Mary, the Messiah, in the days of the anti-Christ, the false messiah. 'Isa will meet the believers, and envelop the dutiful servants of Allah, and 'Isa son of Mary will go with them straight to the Dajjal who has gone towards the holy house (Jerusalem), and he will reach him and kill him with a spear, for his death is of Allah, as has been evidenced by these ahadith (sayings of the Prophet).