Why the Name Anti-Christ?
Fatwa No: 391093

  • Fatwa Date:31-1-2019 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 25, 1440
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum. I was wondering why is Ad-Dajjaal called the Antichrist? Shouldn't he be called Anti-Mohammed (phub)?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

As far as we know, it is not stated in the Sharee'ah that Ad-Dajjaal is named as "Antichrist". However, there is no doubt that he is the enemy of Christ, the Son of Mary, may Allah exalt his mention; the enemy of the Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ); and the enemy of every believer. But first and foremost, he is the enemy of Allah Almighty due to his disbelief. Allah Says (what means): {…then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers.} [Quran 2:98]

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa to kill the Dajjaal">138310.

Allah knows best.

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