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Dajjaal … Antichrist, Last part (13)

Dajjaal … Antichrist

Last part (13)

 

Keeping in mind that the Knowledge of the Infallible Imams (SBUT) have been from Allah SWT and the Rasool of Allah (SAWA), Imam Baaqer (SBUH) has asserted that if they, the AhlulBayt, (SBUT) had foretold of a matter and it happened as it was foretold, the believers should say that Allah and His Rasool have said the Truth; and if it did not happen as it was foretold, still the believers should say that Allah and His Rasool have said the Truth so that they may receive double the reward. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 185, h. 9; …)

 

Such statements clarify, without a shadow of a doubt, that if the Infallible Ones (SBUT) have stated at one time that some thing would surely happen that means that in that moment definitely the Will of Allah was for that thing to happen; then later some thing might have happened to change the Will of Allah- for instance a prayer, a sadaqah or …-, therefore the thing did not happen as it was originally foretold … indeed Allah has always Known what humans do or not do with their Allah-bestowed freewill, BUT THE ETERNAL KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAH IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE “CAUSE” OF HUMAN ACTS; human can, with his Allah-Bestowed freewill, repent, obey, prey, pay sadaqah and … resulting, ENSHAA’ALLAH, a change in the Will of God … so  the possibility of change exists at all times …

 

Therefore, let us never forget that the teachings of the AhlulBayt (SBUT) have clarified that while the Appearance of Hadrat Mahdi (SBUH) is the Promise of Allah and thus is absolutely definite, but all the events and circumstances stated in authentic Hadiths that might happen prior or during or after his glorious Appearance are changeable … i.e. for instance a disaster may be hindered or changed due to prayers of believers, or …; of course they may not change too … but Hands of Allah are not tied up … Allah does as He Wills … Allah knows best …

 

Statements of Hadrat Mohammad and AhlulBayt (SBUT) clearly assert that we should believe that the Appearance can truly happen at any moment; i.e. it can not be stopped by any event or circumstance, or by lack of any condition or circumstance, or …, if Allah Wishes so; a sample statement stating exactly this point, is from Imam Baaqer (SBUH):

 

تَوَقَّعُوا هذا الَامرَ صَباحاً و مَساءً.

 

Anticipate this Amr (Appearance of Hadrat Mahdi (SBUH)) every morning and every evening … (Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 185, h. 9; …)

 

Another profound Hadith is from Imam Saadeq (SBUH) in which he (SBUH) has asserted:

 

… تَوَقَّعْ أَمْرَ صَاحِبِكَ لَيْلَكَ وَ نَهَارَكَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ هُوَ فِي شَأْنٍ لَا يَشْغَلُهُ شَأْنٌ عَنْ شَأْنٌ ...

 

… Anticipate the Amr (Appearance …) of your lord (Imam Mahdi (SBUH)) in your night and in your day; for indeed He, Allah, in every period of time is (involved …) in a matter and deed, no work occupies Him from another undertaking … (Bihar al-Anwar, printed in Beirut, vol. 95, p. 159; …)

 

In other words, Allah SWT, at any moment, does as He Wishes; doing one thing does not keep Him from doing another thing  … so at any moment He SWT can allow the Appearance to happen if He Wishes …

 

despite such clear Hadiths, some have insisted to justified the teachings of the Infallible Ones (SBUT) to fit their man-made designs; for instance as mentioned before, due to considering the Will of God as His Dhaat and thus unchangeable …, the philosophical view is that the time of Appearance and all the events surrounding it are prefixed and unchangeable and people’s wishes do not play a real role and can not result into any change, and that the Appearance will happen at its fixed time and it will not be at any time soon …; any praying and … in such creeds, whether admitted or not, are, in reality, only formalities …

 

Indeed Shaitan likes to take away human hope for the True Relief at any time soon, and thus immerse human in doubts and … and step by step take him further and further away from the Truth and therefore make him deserving of Hell …

 

Let us never forget that the Majestic Qur’an asserts that Allah’s so to speak Hands are always open and He can do whatsoever He Wills at any time He Wishes:

 

Qur’an 5:64 … Nay, both His (Allah’s) Hands are spread out wide in bounty; He bestoweth as He Pleaseth …

 

Qur’an also warns us:

 

Qur’an 18:50 … What! would you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring for Awliya (lords, guardians, authorities, …) rather than Me, while they are your enemies?! Evil is (this) exchange, for the unjust evil-doers.

 

The end of The Shaitan’s, as The Dajjaal’s, life is at time of Appearance so Iblis indeed wishes no one to SINCERELY AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY pray for the sooner happening of Appearance and thus the Appearance may happen later … therefore his life may be longer … and hence he may be able to take more and more humans to Hell with him …

 

Let us look at a profound Hadith from Imam Sadiq (SBUH) in which the Imam (SBUH) has emphasized that if the Shi’ah do not implore Allah to hasten the Appearance, the Appearance will be delayed to the latest possible time:

 

When difficulties and entanglement of the children of Israel was prolonged, for forty days they supplicated and cried before Allah; thus Allah reduced 170 years from the 400 years of their difficulties and they were saved by Moosa and Haaroon (SBUT). Then Imam Saadeq (SBUH) asserted that if followers of the AhlulBayt (SBUT) too, like the children of Israel, would cry and supplicate before Allah, Allah would cause the Faraj of the AhlulBayt (SBUT) to happen sooner; then the Imam (SBUH) continued that if the Shi’ah did not do this, then this Amr (the Appearance) would be finalized at its very latest.

 

(Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 132; …)

 

It is vital to keep in mind that it seems that The Dajjaal will also have so called muslim followers … those who drag titles such as muslim, sunni or shia but do not follow the True teachings of the Majid Qur’an as interpreted and clarified by the Infallible Hadrat Mohammad and the AhlulBayt (SBUT), rather follow creeds such as sufism, philosophy and irfan, pluralism and …; those who follow the likes of Molavi, ibn Arabi and …; those who consider themselves too so called modern and educated to submit to the One and Only Creator and His Chosen, Hadrat Mohammad and his Aal the twelve Infallible Imams (SBUT) … and …

 

It is also thought-provoking that there are Hadiths from the AhlulBayt (SBUT) stated in authentic Shi’ah sources such as Thawaab al-A’maal wa ‘Eqaab al-A’maal of Shaikh Sadooq which assert that those who refuse to do Hajj, while they are able, at time of death will be treated as Yahudi (jew) or Nasraani (Christian); i.e. without Islam. There are also Hadiths from the Prophet (SAWA), stated in authentic sources such as al-Amaali of Shaikh Sadooq which assert that those who die with ill will against the AhlulBayt (SBUT) will be treated as Yahudi; and the Prophet (SAWA) has clarified that this is because if they were to meet The Dajjaal they would have followed him …

 

Additionally It is important to keep in mind that the emergence of The Dajjaal is not the only dreadful event which may happen … the descent of Yajuj and Majuj is another horrendous phenomenon which the Majestic Qur’an and the Hadiths of the AhlulBayt (SBUT) briefly mention … it is noteworthy to mention that many sayings in this regard are from biblical and sunni sources which are not verified by the Hadiths of the AhlulBayt (SBUT) … but it seems that this event, if not changed, will be quite horrible … of course the details are not clear at all … but this possibility is also implied that Yajuj and Majuj are not necessarily human, or currently on earth, or … Indeed Allah Knows Best …

 

Any how … if Allah, by His Grace, accepts our sincere prayers, piety, obedience and … and thus allows the Appearance to happen, for instance,  even 24 hours sooner, imagine how much disobedience, indecency, crime, lie, calamity, catastrophe, hardship and …- which can happen in that 24 hours in all parts of the world- can be prevented! Surely we will share the rewards of preventing those; on the other hand, surely having a part in making Allah pleased, and Hadrat Mohammad and AhlulBayt (SBUT) happy due to the sooner happening of the Appearance (from the ‘Ahd Supplication), and certainly helping to fulfill Hadrat Mahdi (SBUH)’s beautiful wishes, is worth more than anything imagined … and if the Appearance actually happens in our life time, that is light upon light … and even if it does not happen in our life time, there is always the hope of returning at time of Appearance and serving the Truth and being a part of the most beautiful moments of history …, and …

 

Let us never doubt that Allah SWT has indeed always been aware of all the schemes and plans of Shaitaan and his followers … He SWT had consoled His beloved Mohammad (SAWA) that the final victory belongs to Allah and those who have obeyed Allah; let us look at the following verses:

 

Qur’an 86:15-17 Indeed they do plot a scheme, and I (Allah) (too) do plot a Scheme. So grant the unbelievers a respite: let them alone for a while.

 

Imam Saadeq (SBUH) in regard to these verses has said that the disbelievers, polytheists and hypocrites have always plotted schemes against the Rasool of Allah, Amir al-Mo’menin Hadrat ‘Ali, Hadrat Fatimah Zahra and the Imams (SBUT); Allah SWT told His Rasool that He too has plotted a scheme and has given them time till the Appearance, and He will avenge all the oppression of all oppressors against the AhlulBayt (SBUT) at the hand of the Qaa’em  (SBUH) … (Tafsir Jaame’; …)

 

So perhaps it can be said that from one aspect, the Occultation of Hadrat Mahdi (SBUH) has been one of Allah’s schemes … still we have to keep in mind that this absolutely does not mean that the length, conditions, circumstances and … of Occultation is a predesigned and unchangeable package, rather the teachings of the AhlulBayt assert that many of the hardships and even the time of Appearance can be changed … thus we should continue to change ourselves and become more and more obedient … we must pray for disasters to be averted … we must keep on sincerely praying for and seeking that beautiful time to happen sooner, and …

 

While Appearance- the most beautiful time of history of humankind- is the dream of every human, and thus praying for it, the most beautiful and practical prayer … but indeed … perhaps one of the most crucial duties of specially those who believe in and cling to the Wilayat of Hadrat Mahdi (SBUH) and try to, carefully and steadfastly, obey Hadrat Mohammad and the AhlulBayt (SBUT) is to sincerely and wholeheartedly, moment by moment, seek their living Imam’s Assistance and pleasedness in any thing they do, and to implore Allah to hasten the Appearance of this last priceless gem …

 

By clinging to Wilayat of the last celestial jewel, our beloved Mahdi … let us never forget that he is present … let us seek his help and guidance moment by moment … let us never fall into traps of Shaitan … let us never lose hope: Many Hadiths verify that even if a Divine Decree has been firmed, praying can change it, and until the thing has not actually happened there indeed exists the possibility of change; for instance Imam Saadeq (SBUH) has asserted that praying changes and turns a Decree even if the Decree has already descended from heaven, and even if that Decree has already been very firmly fixed. (al-Kaafi, 2/469, baab: al-Do’a Yarodo al-balaa; Wasaa’el al-Shi’ah, 7/36, baab: 7, h. 8645; …)

 

Undoubtedly … he (SBUH) shall surely come and divulge the One and Only Religion of Allah, i.e. the True Islam:

 

Qur’an 48:28 He (Allah) it is Who sent His Rasool (Messenger …) with the guidance and the True Religion that He may make it prevail over all the religions; and Allah is enough for a witness.

 

Qur’an 61:8 They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths but Allah will perfect His light, though the unbelievers may be averse.

Qur’an 61:9 He it is Who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the True Religion, that He may make it overcome the religions, all of them, though the polytheists may be averse.

 

Qur’an 9:32 They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah will not consent save to perfect His light, though the unbelievers are averse.

Qur’an 9:33 He it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists may be averse.

 

It is also noteworthy to mention that some have said that The Dajjaal may not be a specific person rather it may be some sort of destructive phenomenon … or technology and sciences being satanically misused … or …; while such satanic phenomena are already in progress but such specific interpretations regarding The Dajjaal are not independently clarified in the Shi’ah Hadiths of the Infallible Ones (SBUT); in any case the true and exact facts regarding The Dajjaal, Allah- the Glorified and the Sublime-  Knows best …

 

At the end of this writing, Let us also think about the following statement of Imam Reza (SBUH) which warns us of an ongoing danger:

 

The harm of some of those who claim to love us the AhlulBayt is more than the harm of The Dajjaal for our Shi’ah. The Imam (SBUH) then clarified that this is due to those people’s friendship with the opponents of the (Allah-bestowed lordship, authority, … of the ) AhlulBayt and their ill will against the friends and followers of the AhlulBayt. The Imam (SBUH) then said that when that happens, the Truth and falsehood are mixed together, and the Amr (the Allah-bestowed AhlulBayt’s Rightfulness, Wilayat, Lordship and Authority, …) becomes confusing and equivocal, and believers are not distinguished from hypocrites. (Sefaat al-Shi’ah; …)

 

Let us, MOMENT BY MOMENT, EAGERLY AND PATIENTLY, pray from the bottom of our broken and anticipating hearts:

 

O the most Loving, O Allah! hasten the Appearance of Mahdi of Fatimah (SBUT) …

AAMEEN …