Sunday, January 10, 2010

Imran Hosein - Dajjal, the False Messiah

As with most people out there, I've always had quite a fascination with the subject of Dajjal, or the Antichrist, in religion. I've read books and articles on people's different ideas about who the Dajjal is and what he looks like based on Hadeeths from the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him. However, only one particular idea took its roots in my mind and it was not from a random person's book, but from my mother. I think was telling here what I had learnt about the description of the Dajjal and what would happen when he comes. She told me that she thinks Dajjal will not be a person, but more of a movement in the world, that all the description we have is religious symbolism and prophecies on how the world will become as the end draws nearer and nearer.

I'll have to admit, that seriously freaked me out.

And you know what ... it does kinda make sense to me. There are still a few points I need to iro out for myself with more research, like what about the Hadeeth about a young man walking out of Madina towards the Dajjal and talking to him. And so I came across Imran Hosein, and incredibly knowledgeable Muslim in the realms of Dajjal and related topics. Here is an excerpt about him from his Wiki page:

Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best-selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an.


The first lecture I came across of his was titled (Dajjal, the False Messiah) and in it he discusses his strong viewpoint on the relegious symbolism revolving around the subject of Dajjal. This lecture really intrigued me and I do want to listen to more of his talks on the subject inshaAllah. It's pretty chilling how he predicted the fall of the US economy ( lecture was given in 2007, perhaps earlier)

And finally, Allah knows best in terms of who/what Dajjal is.

Imran Hosein - Dajjal, the False Messiah .mp3 (lecture number 24)


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