I have read the complete story of how Dajjal would come and rule over the whole world except for mecca and medina

It is also mentioned that these 40 days would be different then other days because the one day would be like one year, next one would be like one month, next one would be like one week and remaining 37 days would be normal days.

As it is mentioned that one day from 40 days would be like one year, does it mean that the whole day from morning to night will complete in one year?

  • theory of relativity...... Suspense, wait and watch. – servant-of-Wiser Apr 14 '15 at 11:34

There are different interpretations for that Hadith.

Warning: Below are just Interpretation/personal opinion of the Mulana

The only I really like is by Sheikh Imran N. Hosein

He says that the first three days that are mentioned are metaphorical. He further explains that the first day means the British Rule perhaps starting in 13th century till they lost their power somewhere in the 20th century.

Second day that's equal to one month means the American Rule starting right after the fall of the Great British Empire till they too will fall somewhere soon into the future.

Third day that is equal to a week means the day America falls and a new super power rises, most probably Israel.

After the rise and fall of this new super power, Dajal will appear in physical form and be killed by Prophet Isa peace be upon him.

For Reference: Dajjal - The False Messiah by Sheikh Imran Hosein

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  • I've heard that several times and I tend to disagree, pax Britannica was about 100 years long (1815-1914), pax Americana is already 70 years (1945-2015). I don't see the month/year relation here. – user549 Nov 23 '15 at 16:12
  • May be he got the timing wrong. But British Empire wasn't just 100 years. If you look at the history, their rule began way before that. Somewhere in the 14th century.. P.S. Its just an opinion based argument. So could be wrong or very wrong. – user14305 Nov 24 '15 at 6:16
  • Sure British rule started way back but the hegemony matured in 19th century. For one, British rule in subcontinent didn't crystallize until late 18th century, so how could they be the "Great Empire?" In fact, the treaty of Westphalia was in 1648 and until then the Europeans were rather fighting internally. European colonialism began after Westfalia. – user549 Nov 24 '15 at 9:08
  • I don't think America really showed its true colors till the fall of Soviet Union. Only after Soviet Union fell did America come out in to the open, somewhere in the early 90s. (1990s) But no point arguing Mulana's interpretation and trying to justify it since the 'Argument' is totally 'opinion-based'. – user14305 Nov 24 '15 at 13:33
  • If you take the days metaphorically then you need to consider taking dajjal appearance metaphorically as well. It doesn't have to be a giant person with one blind eye. Especially if we do some research its clear the Dajjal's donkey is more like modern day inventions such as aeroplance and ships. More discussed in my question here: islam.stackexchange.com/questions/31411/… Please shed some light if you can. – user606669 May 30 '16 at 12:16

According to Hadees of prophet as narrated by Sheijh Imran Hosein

Dajjal was given 40 days rule from Allah, where 1 day will be like a heavenly year (1000 earlthy years) 1 day will be like a heavenly month (1000/12=82.5 years) 1 day will be like a heavenly week (82.5/4= 21 years) And the rest of the days will be like earthly days.

We believe that Dajjal cannot start his rule until there is a rahbar(guider) physically present on earth.

If you follow the family of prophets who were the religious successors (not political) they were known as Imams and there are 12 of them.

The final imam with the name Mahdi went into occulation in 948 AD

Considering Dajjal was released then, let's calculate Now 1 day like 1 heavenly year started

1 heavenly year = 1000 earth years So from 948-1948 if you see Britain gained and became the super power on earth. He started his rule from there

Suddenly between 1930-1948 Britain started weaking and US became a super power with introduction of Atom bomb

So he shifted his rule from UK to US SLOWLY

1948 se 1 day like 1 heavenly month started

1 hm = 83 years

So 1948 - 2031 period US would be a super power. Next he needs to make a move into Jerusalem...

You will notice that in the early 2000s suddenly Israel became a super power and started fighting Palestine for Jerusalem.

So my belief is that between 2021 - 2031 rule of 1 day like a week rule will start.

1 heavenly week = 21 years

Meaning 2021-2041 or 2031-2041 Israel will dominate the world and it will become the super power and after that period he will come down to appear visually and continue the rest of the days as earthly days.

Why emphasize so much on Jerusalem is due to the fact that everyone knows Jesus is the true messiah and will have a rule established from Jerusalem. But the name Dajjal means "Deciever" and he will claim to be the false messiah. Any guess how he can make the world believe that he is the true messiah?

When the world is in crisis he will come to Jersusalem and perform magic claiming to be the true messiah. He will restore lands that have withered, provide water and every other possible tricks to deceive true believers. He will even have the power to bring back people to life but the issue is that he can bring back a person to life only once not multiple times. That's where we can identify him.

After this, the arrival of Mahdi and the true Messiah will occur and a war will occur post which peace will be restored until Day of Judgement.

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I would like to contribute with following In Sheikh Imran Hosein book: "Surah al-Kahf and the modern age" chapter 1, page 23 the very same question has been asked and the answer lies in time being multi-dimensional.

I would strongly encourage you to read the book, it can be freely download.

Note I agree to a large extend with the two answers from @user14305 and @abul abbas

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