The Signs of Qiyaamah – Part Seven

The Main Tools of Dajjaal – Wealth, Women and Entertainment

When Dajjaal will appear in the world, the main tools which he will use to mislead man will be wealth, women and entertainment.  Allah Ta‘ala will give him the power to carry out such supernatural feats that all who witness them will be influenced and swayed by the tide of his fitnah.

Allah Ta‘ala will allow him to cause the clouds to rain, make the earth produce crops and the riches of the earth will follow him wherever he goes. The wealth of the earth will follow him just as a queen bee is followed by her swarm of bees. Hence, the hunger and greed which people have for wealth will drive them towards Dajjaal, after which they will fall prey to his deception and join his ranks, thereby losing their Imaan.

Describing the severity of the fitnahs of Dajjaal, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned:

“… Dajjaal will come to a people and invite them (to accept him as Allah). They will bring Imaan in him and will accept his invitation. He will thus command the sky and it will rain, and he will command the earth and it will produce crops. Hence, their livestock will return to them in the evening with their humps taller than they ever were, their udders fuller than they ever were, and their legs fatter than they ever were. Dajjaal will then go to another people and invite them (to believe that he is Allah). However, they will reject his invitation. He will thus turn away from them, and they will thereafter be in a state of drought and will no longer possess any of their wealth. Dajjaal will pass by a ruined piece of land and will say to it, “Bring forth your treasures!” Thus, the treasures will follow him as the queen bee is followed by her bees…” (Saheeh Muslim #2937)

In one Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) explained that the main followers of Dajjaal will be Jews, women and those who are involved in usury and interest. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The majority of his (Dajjaal’s) followers will be Jews and women (irreligious women).” (Majma’uz Zawaa’id #12520)

In one narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned, “The majority of his (i.e. Dajjaal’s) followers and agents on that day (when Dajjaal emerges) will be the people involved in usury and interest.” (Fitan Lid-Daani #665)

As time is passing, the Deeni condition of the ummah around the globe is drastically deteriorating and the value system of the West is overwhelming them. As a result, the deep love for wealth and the innate craving and desire for material amassment is witnessed everywhere. The lifestyle of most people revolves around entertainment and fun.

Years ago, the West realized the extent of man’s appetite for entertainment and decided to take advantage of it. Hence, they capitalized on man’s appetite for entertainment and commenced the ‘entertainment industry’ which is now seen to be booming and flourishing in the world. The rapid rate at which this multi-billion dollar ‘entertainment industry’ has developed and continues to thrive is proof of man’s insatiable appetite for amusement and excitement.

Additionally, the invention of the television, computer and cellphone has only increased man’s appetite for entertainment and his thirst for excitement. Hence, when Dajjaal will emerge, he will misguide people using these very same tools of entertainment, women and wealth, which are the weak points in man.

When one really ponders over the issue, it is clear that ‘living for entertainment’ is a core value of the kuffaar mindset. The reason for this is that the kuffaar have no concept and belief of the Aakhirah and thus live for this world and die for this world. They view this world as their ‘be-all and end-all’. When they regard this world to be their Jannah, they do their utmost to transform every moment into one of enjoyment and excitement.

In the Qur’aan, Allah Ta‘ala describes the life of the kaafir as being one of eating and enjoyment. Allah Ta‘ala says, “Those who reject Allah enjoy (this world) and eat as animals eat; and the fire (of Jahannum) will be their abode.” (Surah Muhammad v. 12)

When a kaafir has no concept and belief of the Aakhirah, Jannah and Jahannum, and standing before Allah Ta‘ala for reckoning, then it is expected of him to have this mindset and fixation over entertainment. However, this is certainly not expected of a believer.

A believer and a kaafir are poles apart in their beliefs and mind-set. The aim and goal of a believer is to strive for the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala and the higher objectives of the Aakhirah. Hence, he tries to spend every moment in this world preparing for his eternal abode in the Hereafter.

Hence, the people who will be safeguarded from the fitnah of Dajjaal will be those who do not make the enjoyment and entertainment of this world their goal, but rather invest in the Aakhirah. As for those who always chased after the world and made it their primary objective, they will be the main followers of Dajjaal.

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