In every one of the scriptures of the past, you find this notion of false Messiahs, false messiahs that come and go, you find this notion of false Messiahs, false messiahs that come and go, some of them are more advanced than others. Some of them have certain tools of deception, or the circumstances allow some of them have certain tools of deception, or the circumstances allow and sometimes as the tools advance, then the case becomes more convincing because every one of these false messiahs that has come makes a claim. And then, on the other hand, you have messiahs who are like Mujaddid, people who revive until you have Al Masih, the ultimate Messiah, who of course, Isa (a.s) Jesus, peace be upon him.
There’s a time when faith comes or there’s a time when faith is no longer accepted And the Prophet (pbuh) said that there are three things. At that point, if a person did not profess faith, they did not benefit from their faith.
So these are five things that we take from the Prophet (pbuh) of how to protect ourselves from ad dajjal.
the Prophet (pbuh) said, before the dajjal comes, there are years of deception. The world changes in a way that it sort of sets the ground. It sets the stage for a ad-Dajjal.
…So people can’t distinguish truth from falsehood anymore. The world prior to him is a world where realities are distorted and people seek to create their own paradise on earth.
Our natural goodness and inclination is compromised. Our natural goodness and inclination is compromised. And as people become shallower, the tools to distort shallow realities become more advanced…. But at the same time, they trust it more. This is how it affects faith.
So that’s why you see people deny faith in the name of rationality….
Islam is an intellectual faith. Use your senses, use your brain.
People have to ask themselves what motivations and weaknesses the Ad-dajjal preys upon that could be within us. The deception of the ad-dajjal cannot happen without the deception of Dunya and the deception of the devil, it can’t,