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THE HADITH PERTAINING TO THE SPY OF THE DAJJAL

Sahih Muslim

by Imam Muslim, translation by Abdul Hamid Siddiqui , Volume: The Book Pertaining to the Turmoil and Portents of the Last Hour (Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa`ah)
7028.
Amir b. Sharahil Sha'bi Sha'b Hamdan reported that he asked Fatima,daughter of Qais and sister of ad-Dahhak b. Qais and she was the firstamongst the emigrant women: Narrate to me a hadith which you had hearddirectly from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and there is noextra link in between them. She said: Very well, if you like, I amprepared to do that, and he said to her: Well, do It and narrate thatto me. She said: I married the son of Mughira and he was a chosen youngman of Quraish at that time, but he fell as a martyr in the first Jihad(fighting) on the side of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him).When I became a widow, 'Abd al-Rahman b. Auf, one amongst the group ofthe Companions of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him), sent methe proposal of marriage. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)also sent me such a message for his freed slave Usama b. Zaid. And ithad been conveyed to me that Allah's Messenger (way peace be upon him)had said (about Usama): He who loves me should also love Usima. WhenAllah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) talked to me (about thismatter), I said: My affairs are in your hand. You may marry me toanyone whom you like. He said: You better shift now to the house of UmmSharik, and Umm Sharik was a rich lady from amongst the Anqir. Shespent generously for the cause of Allah and entertained guests veryhospitably. I said: Well, I will do as you like. He said: Do not dothat for Umm Sharik is a woman who is very frequently vizited by guestsand I do not like that your head may be uncovered or the cloth may beremoved from your shank and the strangers may catch sight of them whichyou abhor. You better shift to the house of your cousin 'Abdullah b.'Amr b. Umm Maktum and he is a person of the Bani Fihr branch of theQuraish, and he belonged to that tribe (to which Fatima) belonged. So Ishifted to that house, and when my period of waiting was over, I heardthe voice of an announcer making an announcement that the prayer wouldbe observed in the mosque (where) congregational prayer (is observed).

So I set out towards that mosque and observed prayer along with Allah'sMessenger (may peace be upon him) and I was in the row of the womenwhich was near the row of men. When Allah's Messenger (may peace beupon him) had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit smiling andsaid: Every worshipper should keep sitting at his place. He then said:Do you know why I had asked you to assemble? They said: Allah and HisMessenger know best. He said: By Allah. I have not made you assemblefor exhortation or for a warning, but I have detained you here, forTamim Dari, a Christian, who came and accepted Islam, told mesomething, which agrees with what I was-telling, yuu about the Dajjal.He narrated to me that he had sailed in a ship along with thirty men ofBani Lakhm and Bani Judham and had been tossed by waves in the oceanfor a month. Then these (waves) took them (near) the land within theocean (island) at the time of sunset. They sat in a small side-boat andentered that Island. There was a beast with long thick hair (andbecause of these) they could not distinguish his face from his back.They said: Woe to you, who can you be? Thereupon it said: I amal-Jassasa. They said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: O people, go tothis person in the monastery as he is very much eager to know aboutyou. He (the narrator) said: When it named a person for us we wereafraid of it lest it should be a Devil. Then we hurriedly went on tillwe came to that monastery and found a well-built person there with hishands tied to his neck and having iron shackles between his two legs upto the ankles. We said: Woe be upon thee, who are you? And he said: Youwould soon come to know about me. but tell me who are you. We said: Weare people from Arabia and we embarked upon a boat but the sea-waveshad been driving us for one month and they brought as near this island.We got Into the side-boats and entered this island and here a beast metus with profusely thick hair and because of the thickness of his hairhis face could not be distinguished from his back. We said: Woe be tothee, who are you? It said: I am al- Jassasa. We said: What isal-Jassasa? And it said: You go to this very person in the monasteryfor he is eagerly waiting for you to know about you. So we came to youin hot haste fearing that that might be the Devil. He (that chainedperson) said: Tell me about the date-palm trees of Baisan. We &aid:About what aspect of theirs do you seek information? He said: I ask youwhether these trees bear fruit or not.

We said: Yes Thereupon he said: I think these would not bear fruits. Hesaid: Inform me about the lake of Tabariyya? We said: Which aspect ofit do you want to know? He said: Is there water in it? They said: Thereis abundance of water in it. Thereupon he said: I think it would soonbecome dry. He again said: Inform me about the spring of Zughar. Theysaid: Which aspect of it you want to know? He (the chained person)said: Is there water in it and does it irrigate (the land)? We said tohim: Yes, there is abundance of water in it and the inhabitants (ofMedina) irrigate (land) with the help of it, He said: Inform me aboutthe unlettered Prophet; what has he done? We said: He has come out fromMecca and has settled In Yathrib (Medina). He said: Do the Arabs fightagainst him? We said: Yes. He said: How did he deal with him? Weinformed him that he had overcome those in his neighbourhood and theyhad submitted themselves before him. Thereupon he said to us: Had itactually happened? We said: Yes. Thereupon he said: If it is so that isbetter for them that they should show obedience to him. I am going totell you about. myself and I am Dajjal and would be soon permitted toget out and so I shall get out and travel in the land, and will notspare any town where I would not stay for forty nights except Mecca andMedina as these two (places) are prohibited (areas) for me and I wouldnot make an attempt to enter any one of these two. An angel with asword in his hand would confront me and would bar my way and therewould be angels to guard every passage leading to it; then Allah'sMessenger (may peace be upon him) striking the pulpit with the help ofthe end of his staff said: This implies Taiba meaning Medina. Have Inot, told you an account (of the Dajjal) like this? 'The people said:Yes, and this account narrated by Tamim Dari was liked by me for itcorroborates the account which I gave to you in regard to him (Dajjal)at Medina and Mecca. Behold he (Dajjal) is in the Syrian sea(Mediterranian) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea). Nay, on the contrary,he As In the east, he is in the east, he is in the east, and he pointedwith his hand towards the east. I (Fatima bint Qais) said: I preservedIt In my mind (this narration from Allah's Messenger (may peace be uponhim).

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Al-Sha'bi reported: We visited Fatima b. Qais and she served us freshdates which are called rutab and she also served us barley. I asked herabout that woman in whose case three divorces had been pronounced as tohow much time she should count as the waiting period. She said: Myhusband pronounced three divorces in my case and Allah's Messenger (maypeace be upon him) permitted me to spend any waiting period in myfamily. (It was during this period) that announcement was made for thepeople to observe prayer in the bigger Mosque. I went there along withpeople and I was in the front row meant for women and it was adjacentto the last row of men and I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be uponhim) deliver sermon sitting on the pulpit. He said: The cousin of Tamim(Dari) sailed in the ocean. The rest of the hadith is the same but withthis addition:" (I see) as if I am looking to Allah's Apostle (maypeace be upon him) pointing his rod towards the land (and saying): Itis Taiba, i. e. Medina."
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Tamim Dari came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) andinformed Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) that he sailed in anocean and his ship lost direction and thus landed at an island. Theymoved about in that land in search of water. There they saw a personwho had been pulling his hair. The rest of the hadith is the same. Andhe (Dajjal) said: If I were to be permitted to set out I would havecovered all the lands except Taiba. Then Allah's Messerger (may peacebe upon him) brought (Tamim Dari) before the public and he narrated tothem and said: That is Taiba and that is the Dajjal.
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Fatima b. Qais reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)sat on the pulpit and said: O people, Tamim Dari has reported to methat some persons of his tribe sailed in the ocean in a boat and itcapsised and then some of them travelled on one of the planks of theboat and they went to an island in the ocean. The rest of the hadith isthe same.
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Anas b. Malik reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)said: There will be no land which would not be covered by the Dajjalbut Mecca and Medina, and there would no passage out of the passagesleading to them which would not be guarded by angels arranged in rows.Then he (the Dajjal) would appear in a barren place adjacent to Medinaand it would rock three times that every unbeliever and hypocrite wouldget out of it towards him.
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Chapter 1
THE SINKING OF AN ARMY IN THE EARTH WHICH WOULD ATTACK THE HOUSE
THE TURMOIL WOULD COME LIKE RAINFALL
WHEN TWO MUSLIMS CONFRONT EACH OTHER WITH SWORDS
THIS UMMAH WOULD BE DESTROYED BY KILLING ONE ANOTHER
THE EVENTS FORETOLD BY THE HOLY PROPHET (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM) ABOUT THE LAST HOUR
THE TURMOIL WOULD GO LIKE THE MOUNTING WAVES OF THE OCEAN
THE LAST HOUR WOULD NOT COME UNTIL THE EUPIIRATES UNCOVERS A TREASURE OF GOLD
PERTAINING TO THE CONQUEST OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THEAPPEARANCE OF THE DAJJAL AND DESCENT OF JESUS SON OF MARY (JESUSCHRIST)
THE LAST HOUR WOULD COME WHEN THE ROMANS WOULD HAVE THE MAXIMUM POPULATION
THERE WOULD BE MUCH BLOODSHED AMONG ROMANS AT THE TIME OF THE APPEARANCE OF THE DAJJAL
THE CONQUESTS OF THE MUSLIMS BEFORE THE APPEARANCE OF THE DAJJAL
THE SIGNS BEFORE THE APPROACH OF THE LAST HOUR
THE LAST HOUR WOULD NOT COME UNTIL THE FIRE EMITS FROM THE EARTH OF HIJAZ
THE LAST HOUR WOULD NOT COME UNTIL THE WOMEN OF THE TRIBE OF DAUS WOULD GO ROUND DHI AL-KHALASA
THE LAST HOUR WOULD NOT COME UNTIL A PERSON WOULD PASS BY AGRAVE AND WISH THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OCCUPANT OF THAT GRAVEBECAUSE OF THIS CALAMITY
STORY OF IBN SAYYAD
ACCOUNT OF THE DAJJAL AND HIS FEATURES AND WHAT WOULD BE ALONG WITH HIM
THE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE DAJJAL AND A BAN ON HIS ENTRY TOMEDINA AND HIS KILLING OF A BELIEVER AND THEN RESTORING HIM TO LIFE
THE DAJJAL WOULD BE VERY INSIGNIFICANT IN THE EYE OF ALLAH, THE MAJESTIC AND GLORIOUS
THE APPEARANCE OF THE DAJJAL AND HIS STAY UPON THE EARTHAND THE DESCENT OF JESUS AND HIS KILLING HIM (DAJJAL) AND THE DEPARTUREOF GOOD PEOPLE OF STRONG CONVICTION AND THE SURVIVAL OF THE WICKEDPEOPLE AND THE WORSHIP OF IDOLS AND THE BLOWING OF THE TRUMPET
THE HADITH PERTAINING TO THE SPY OF THE DAJJAL
THE REMAINING AHADITH PERTAINING TO THE DAJJAL
THE EXCELLENCE OF WORSHIP IN THE PERIOD OF GENERAL TURMOIL
APPROACH OF THE LAST HOUR
THE INTERVAL BETWEEN TWO BLOWINGS OF THE TRUMPET
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