Dajjal will appear when Din is weak and knowledge is decreasing

Question

Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Dajjal will emerge in lightness of religion, and when knowledge is on the retreat.”

 

Answer

This is part of a longer narration recorded in Musnad Ahmad and Mustadrak Hakim. The part in question is as follows:

Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Dajjal will emerge when Din is weak and when knowledge is [decreasing]…”

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 367, Hadith: 14954 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 530)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.

 

See the full narration here. See another part of this Hadith here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar