Islam from a Biblical Perspective XXIII
Compare the Biblical Jesus and The Dajjal
If we boil down the Muslim belief regarding the Dajjal to its simplest and most important terms, we basically have a man who will claim to be divine and will claim to be Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah. He will defend Israel against the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus and he will deceive many people into leaving Islam. There will come Jesus, the real one, who will in many very crucial ways, fulfill the Muslim expectations of the Dajjal.
The Return Of Jesus Christ
If the Islamic prophecies are indeed intertwined with the unfolding of Biblical prophecy, then we can see that part of Satan’s strategy is that when the real Jesus returns there will already be a worldwide religious leader claiming to be Jesus, namely the False Prophet. If this were the cases, then Muslims worldwide would accuse the real Jesus of being the Dajjal, the Muslim Antichrist/ Great Deceiver. Muslims would be particularly convinced of this because the surviving Jews of the earth will acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah. At least six hundred years before Islam ever existed, the Jewish prophets and apostles described the event of Jesus returning to Israel, defeating its enemies, and finally gaining full acceptance among the Jewish people:
Revelation 7:3-4, 14:1-3
When Jesus returns to “to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem”, “his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives”. Jesus will be physically present in Israel. At this time, it is said, those Jews living in Israel will see Him and realize that He is “the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him”. Thus the acknowledgment of Jesus as the genuine Jewish Messiah and divine Savior will fill their hearts and “so all Israel will be saved”.
Clearly, these traditions will be used by Satan not only to preempt the Muslims of the earth from receiving the real Jesus when He comes but to inspire them to attack Him. Consider the following statement by well-known Muslim apologist Osamah Abdallah. The question posited to him was, “What do Muslims believe about the end of the world and Jesus’ part in it?” “Briefly, Christians believe that Jesus will come down to earth and fight for the state of Israel… What seems to quite ironic to me is that those Jews that Jesus is supposedly going to fight for don’t even believe in Jesus as God himself nor as a Messenger of God… Jesus never liked the Jews… Now without being biased, we Muslims have a story that makes a lot more sense and is empty of contradictions! We believe that Jesus will come down to earth toward the end of the world time to fight the army of Satan which will be mostly from the “bad” Jews or “Zionist Jews” as we call them today, and the deceived from the Polytheist Christians or the Trinitarian Christians and the Pagan Polytheists such as Hindus, Buddhists, etc… Some Jews and many Christians will be among the good and blessed who will fight with Jesus’ side. The army of Satan will be led by a person who will claim to be Jesus Christ himself. The Muslims will call him the Dajjal or the Deceiver. The real Jesus’ army will fight the Dajjal’s army and defeat him. The empire of Israel will fall, and the religion of Islam will prevail”.
Muslims expect two Jesuses to come: the real one and the false one. The Muslim Jesus will be identifiable by the fact that he does not like Jews; indeed, he is expected to attack and slaughter them. Likewise, the “false” Jesus (according to Islam) will be clearly identifiable by the fact that He will defend the Jews.