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Who is the dajjaal and is he really one eyed?

There occurs in the ahadeeth of the Prophet sal Allaahu alaiyhi wa sallam, the hadeeth of the dajjaal. What is the meaning of ‘ad dajjaal’ and is he present in the current time or not? And where is his home and what is the meaning of his being one eyed as the Prophet sal Allaahu alaiyhi wa sallam informed of? Is his being one eyed (taken) as a reality or metaphorically? Explain for us the true state of affairs, from the knowledge which you have, may Allaah grant you jannat ul firdaus as your resting place.

Ad Dajjaal – this is taken from dajala dajlan (to deceive), so therefore he tells lies and he lies in wait because he claims ruboobeyah (lordship) – and this is from the greatest of lies. And he is present (in this time).

As for his being one eyed, then it is taken as a reality because the basic principle regarding speech is that it is taken as a reality.

The emergence of the maseeh ud dajjaal is from those matters which are established from the Prophet sal Allaahu alaiyhi wa sallam in the authentic Ahadeeth which are mutawaatir (which have multiple narrators at each step of the chain of narration).

And with Allaah is the tawfeeq. And may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, Muhammad and upon his family and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdullaah bin Qu`ood
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee
Question 3 from fatwa no 7114 P147 Volume 3 fatawa of the Permanent Committee
Translated by Abu Abdir Rahmaan ibn Najam
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