The Beast [ Dabbatul Ard] that will appear at the End of times

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It has been mentioned in the Authentic Sayings of the Prophet, that a time will come when Jesus will descend back on Earth. He will slay the Jewish Anti Christ [ Ad-Dajjal], break the cross, kill the swine and will make Islam prevailant over the entire Earth in so much that there wont be a house where Islam did not enter willingly or unwillingly. His time will witness the destruction of Gog and Magog [Yahjuj wal Majjuj], and the bestowment of unprecedented blessings upon the Earth in so much that everyone will live with peace, material comfort and under justice. Jesus[as] will perform Hajj and after staying on Earth for 40 years, he will pass away and will be buried next to the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar in Madinah. After his death many people will revert back to their old religions . Corruption, vice, immorality will once again become dominant. Before the emergence of the wind from the lands of Syria and Yemen, that would take away the soul of every believer, great events will take place on Earth that will indicate that the Day of Judgement is knocking at the door. Of these great Events one will be the emergence of the Beast:

1) The Beast As Mentioned in the Quran:

Ibn ‘Abbas, al-Hasan and Qutadah said that “It will speak to them”
(tukallimuhum) means that the beast will address the people. Ibn Jarir at-Tabari suggested that the above verse means that the Beast will address the people with the words “‘for that
mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Sings” (al-Naml 27:82 –
latter part of the Ayah). It was also reported from Ibn ‘Abbas that tukallimuhum means that the Beast will cut them, i e, it will write the word “Kafir” on the forehead of the
unbelievers. It was also reported from Ibn ‘Abbas that the beast will both address
the people and will cut them. This aspect will be discussed in details latter in the article inshallah,

2) The Beast As Mentioned in the Hadeeth:Place of the Appearance of the Beast :

The Beast will appear in Makkah according to a saying from the Prophet. Baridah said: “The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) took me to a place in the desert, near Makkah. It was a dry piece of land surrounded by sand. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘The Beast will emerge from this place. It was a very small area.” (Reported by Ibn Majah in his Sunan.) 

Features and Qualities of the Beast: 

Ibn Jurayj reported that Ibn Az-Zubayr[ra] described the beast in such words, “Its head is like the head of a bull, its eyes are like the eyes of a pig, its ears are like the ears of an elephant, its horns are like the horns of a stag, its neck is like the neck of an ostrich, its chest is like the chest of a lion, its color is like the colour of a tiger, its haunches are like the haunches of a cat, its tail is like the tail of a ram, and its legs are like the legs of a camel. Between each pair of its joints is a distance of twelve cubits. It will bring out with it the staff of Musa and the ring of Sulayman. There will be no believer left without it making a white spot on his face, which will spread until all his face is shining white as a result; and there will be no disbeliever left without it making a black spot on his face, which will spread until all his face is black as a result, then when the people trade with one another in the marketplace, they will say, `How much is this, O believer’ `How much is this, O disbeliever’ And when the members of one household sit down together to eat, they will know who is a believer and who is a disbeliever. Then the beast will say: `O so-and-so, enjoy yourself, for you are among the people of Paradise.’ And it will say: `O so-and-so, you are among the people of Hell,’What must one do before the Appearance of the “Beast”.

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