word ‘al-Dajjāl’ in Arabic is an adjective and means ‘The great deceiver’. It
is not mentioned in the Qur’ān. It finds mention in a number of Ahādīth of the
Prophet (sws) which state the signs of Qiyāmah. According to these Ahādīth,
the appearance of al-Dajjāl, is one sign, among many others, which will signal
the end of this world. Such prophecies are generally set in symbolic form and
their real connotations only become clear when they actually appear.
of all these signs is to put people on constant vigil against indifference to
a great event.