Can you please explain this hadith from the classical muhadditheen scholars and sources. Why is Allah being compared to the Dajjal does this mean Allah will look like Esa?

Anas b. Malik reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: There is never a prophet who has not warned the Ummah of that one-eyed liar; behold he is one-eyed and your Lord is not one-eyed. On his forehead are the letters k f. r. (Kafir).

جَعْفَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ مَا مِنْ نَبِيٍّ إِلاَّ وَقَدْ أَنْذَرَ أُمَّتَهُ الأَعْوَرَ الْكَذَّابَ أَلاَ إِنَّهُ أَعْوَرُ وَإِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ لَيْسَ بِأَعْوَرَ وَمَكْتُوبٌ بَيْنَ عَيْنَيْهِ ك ف ر ‏"

Reference : Sahih Muslim 2933 a In-book reference : Book 54, Hadith 127 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 41, Hadith 7007 (deprecated numbering scheme)

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    Why is this being downvoted? As for the question, I don't see how god is compared to the dajjal here; if I say "apples are round and functions are not round", am I comparing functions to apples, or implying anything about functions? – G. Bach Oct 4 '16 at 20:02
  • Can you please provide a reference or an Arabic original of the hadith? – Medi1Saif Oct 10 '16 at 13:13
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    Sure its there.... – ahmed Oct 10 '16 at 19:56

The context here is that many people/nations/tribes in the time of Dajjal will believe that he is God (Allah).

The hadith follow has a guidance to the believers before they may think that "Dajjal is Allah". Saying "..your Lord is not one-eyed". Meaning that Dajjal cannot be God because being one-eyed indicates someone has limited faculty of sight. Allah (swt) is perfect and is not limited. He Allah (swt) is free from imperfection.

In that context it doesn't matter if you go for a literal or a philosophical interpretation. Most scholars who either adopt one or the other will always indicate to you that the Dajjal is not perfect, this is one of the main lesson to take from this hadith.

But in the time of Dajjal, people will see him performing miracles and to the people who follow him, they might see him as perfect.

So the hadith doesn't really compare Allah (swt) with the Dajjal, but simply expose one of the many imperfection of Dajjal. In the sense how can you compare the Dajjal with Allah, when the Dajjal has imperfection and Allah(swt) has no imperfection.

The above contain opinion based explanation.

Also if you study the subject of Dajjal it also required of you that you also understand the principals of faith. One of them is that Allah(swt) has no human comparison and is not in need of one. He is above all that which we may think of in terms of appearance, power, majesty, etc...


There is also some explanation to certain hadith here.


May Allah(swt) guide us, preserve us and protect us from the Dajjal.

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"One Eye" also implies that the Dajjal will mislead the people by attracting them to money, wealth, materilialism and luxurious. He will engage the people in these things that peolple will forget the other side of fact, which is Judgement day and Life after this world. Like we can see today people are focusing only on making money and having women. Materialism is ao much common that people have forgot the importance of relationships. People don't care about the source of money. People even kill other people for money. All this is one side and one eye.

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