Abdullah b. Umar reported: ‘Umar b. Khattab went along with Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) in the company of some persons toIbn Sayyad that he found him playing with children near the bettlement of Bani Maghala (1) and Ibn Sayyad was at that time just at the threshold of adolescence and he did not perceive (the presence of Prophet) until Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) struck his back with his hands. Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Ibn Sayyad, don’t you bear witness that I am the messenger of Allaah? Ibn Sayyad looked toward him and he said: I bear witness to the fact that you the messenger of the unlettered. Ibn Sayyad said to the Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam): Do you bear witness to the fact that I am the messenger of Allaah? Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) rejected this and said: I affirm my faith in Allaah and in His messengers. Then Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said to him: What do you see? Ibn Sayyad said: It us a Dukh. Thereupon Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: May you be disgraced and dishonoured, you would not not be able to go beyond your rank. ’Umar b. Khattab said: Allaah’s Messenger, permit me that I should strike his neck. Therupon Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: If he is the same (Dajjal) who would appear near the Last Hour, you would not be able to overpower him, and he is not that ther is no good for you to kill him(2). ’Abdullah b. ‘Umar further narrated that after some time Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and Ubayy b. Ka’b went towards the palm trees where Ibn Sayyad was. When Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) went near the tree he hid himself behind a tree with the intention of hearing something from Ibn sayyad before Ibn Sayyad could see him, but Allaah’s Messenger (may pcxce be upon him) saw him on a bed with a blanket around him from which a murmuring sound was being heard and Ibn Sayyad’s mother saw Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) behind the trunk of the palm tree. She said to Ibn Sayyad: Saf (that being his name), here is Muhammad. Thereupon Ibn Sayyad jumped up murmuring and Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: If she had left him alone he would have made things clear. Abdullah b. Umar told that Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) stood up amongst the people and lauded Allaah as He deserved, then he made a mention of the Dajjal and said: I warn you of him and there is no Prophet who has not warned his people against the Dajjal. Even Noah warned (against him) but I am going to tell you a thing which no Prophet told his people. You must know that he (the Dajjal) is one-eyed and Allaah, the Exalted and Glorious, is not one-eyed. Ibn Shihab said: ‘Umar b. Thabit al-Ansari informed me that some of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) informed him that the day when Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) warned people against the Dajjal, he also said: There would be written between his two eyes (the word) Kafir (infidel) and everyone who would resent his deeds would be able to read or every Muslim would be about to read, and he also said: Bear this thing in mind that none amongst you would be able to see Allaah, the Exalted and Glorious, until he dies.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Sahib had various beliefs about Dajjal and so does their Jama’at. Obviously, if dajjal did not show during MGAQ time he had to call something as dajjal so he started naming dajjals:
1. well developed nations
2. christian missionaries
3. GOLD etc ….
I do believe some of the Ahadith regarding Dajjal are symbolic but lets analyze a hadith which is about Ibn Sayyad. MGAQ also said that prophet Muhammad SAW has also gone wrong in his prophecies (na’uzubillah) sometimes as in case of Ibn Sayyad conviction of being Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal. But first what Ahmadis need to understand is that every action of Muhammad SAW was meant for something and most of the words he spoke are his ahadith and His SAW’s knowledge was divine (as in from Allah SWT) and far greater than MGAQ.
(note: we will be discussing about Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal the Anti-Christ … not small false prophets)
1. If Christianity and missionaries were dajjal then weren’t they present at the time of Muhammad SAW. Why didn’t HE called them dajjal at that time?
2. Weren’t well-developed nations present at the time of Muhammad SAW?
3. Wasn’t Gold present at His SAW time?
Has the Dajjal been changing throught the 1300 years and at MGAQ’s time it was something else. If Ahmadis don’t believe in anything that I just said then are they willing to testify that MGAQ was greater in knowledge than Muhammad SAW?(nauuzbillah!)
Whenever you talk to Ahmadi about the dajjal he will give you the example of the flying donkey with big ears. That’s it they don’t know anything else and will fail to believe in Dajjal as a person.
Hadith Sahih Muslim:
1. Muhammad SAW went to see Ibn Sayyad as He came to know about weird talking and prophet-hood claiming child in his adolescence. Muhammad SAW went on looking for a “human being” and suspected Ibn Sayyad as a dajjal. Didn’t Muhammad SAW know that Dajjal was a system? but MGAQ knew that Dajjal was a system not a human being. Isn’t this the biggest example for muslims to suspect a human of being dajjal?
((2. When Umar RA got furious over Ibn Sayyad’s reply and asked for permission to chop-off his head. Muhammad SAW said “If he is the same (Dajjal) who would appear near the Last Hour, you would not be able to overpower him, and if he is not that there is no good for you to kill him”. Now, why did Muhammad SAW said that “you cannot over power him”, isn’t it because only Isa Ibn Maryam AS was prophecised to kill him? People who reject the second coming of Isa AS and believe in hadith should note down this point.))
One more hadith which states that the person to whom Dajjal most resembled in the dream of Muhammad SAW was “ibn Qatan” who was from the tribe of Khuzaah. He looked like Ibn Qatan thus prophet Muhammad SAW again says that he will be a human being.
Prophet Muhammad SAW pointed 20 times towards east and said he will come from that side. How do Ahmadis consider it as western christian nations? Don’t they live under the shelter of same Dajjalian country according to them? Aren’t their British law abiding Ahmadis considered as law abiding dajjalian followers?
The comparison made is not a moral comparison, it is a physical comparison. Ibn Qatan was a well known person by the most companions of that time. In order that the physical characteristic of the dajjal to be understood well, the comparison had been made on him.