Dajjal - The One-Eyed Monster
Before the end of the world, there will be many liars who will seek to lead mankind astray from the path of Allah. The biggest liar of them all will be known as Dajjal.
Dajjal is the greatest test of faith from the time of Adam عليه السلام up until the end of times. He will have many powers that will amaze people and distract them from the truth.
Who is Dajjal?
Dajjal will be a wicked human being who will deceive people. He will claim to be a guide for humanity (Messiah) but in reality he will misguide them all. Allah will give him many powers, and he will use them for great evil.
He will travel the Earth for 40 days, and will visit every city except Makkah and Madinah. He will not be able to enter Makkah and Madinah because the gates of these cities will be guarded by angels.  When Dajjal enters a city, he will call people to obey him and accept him as a god.
What will Dajjal look like?
His features are explained in Ahadith in detail so that the believers can recognize him, and are not deceived.
He will be one-eyed, as his right eye will be covered by a piece of skin. The word ‘Kafir’ will be written on his forehead. All believers will recognize it! He will be a young man with thick, curly hair and reddish skin. His left eye will be like a floating grape in water.
He will use all his powers and tricks for one purpose only: making people believe he is a god and leave the path of Allah. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has taught us not to believe his lies.
Allah is not one-eyed and we cannot meet Allah before our death. Dajjal is a human who will eat and drink, and Allah is far above that. 
What will Dajjal do with these powers?
Food and Water
Dajjal will order the sky to rain, and it will. When he orders the earth, plenty of fruits will grow. Cows will get fat and land will prosper. But he will only do this for those who accept him as a god.
Rivers of Fire and Water
He will have two rivers, one that looks like fire and one that looks like pure water. He will call them Paradise and Hell. This will be a trick, as his river of fire will be water and his river of water will be fire.
Life After Death
He will have the power to kill a man and then bring him back to life. These powers will cause many people to go astray and disbelieve. 
But the true believers will be strengthened in their faith when they see all these powers. They will have knowledge and will recognize it’s him!
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Our beloved Muhammad ﷺ replied, “Tahlil, Takbir and Tahmid (saying, la ilaha illallah, allahu akbar and alhamdulillah) will keep people alive just as food does.” 
Who will defeat Dajjal?
The world at the time of Dajjal will be full of suffering, tyranny and oppression. A group of Muslims will be fighting against the disbelievers under the leadership of a righteous leader, known as ‘Imam Mahdi’ when Dajjal will emerge. Dajjal will then travel throughout the earth gathering his followers.
Allah will then send Prophet Isa عليه السلام to the earth. He will descend from the sky, on the wings of two angels. Prophet Isa عليه السلام will have true miracles from Allah, as his fragrance will kill every disbeliever who smells it. He will pray Fajr salah behind the Imam Mahdi. Prophet Isa عليه السلام will then search for Dajjal, and kill him at the gate of Ludd (in present day Palestine). He will wipe the faces of Muslims to comfort them, and tell them of their status in Paradise. 
The word ‘Mahdi’ means ‘the guided one’
The Mahdi will be from the descendants of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Allah will inspire him in a single night, to become a leader for Muslim ummah. He will govern the Earth with fairness and justice. 
How can Muslims protect themselves from Dajjal?
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ , وَمِنْ عَذَابِ اَلْقَبْرِ , وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ اَلْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ , وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْنَةِ اَلْمَسِيحِ اَلدَّجَّالِ
Memorizing the first ten (or the last ten) verses of Surah Al-Kahf will also protect against the harms of Dajjal.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from Dajjal.” 
Memorize Ayahs from Surah Kahf
Keep Away from Dajjal
When Dajjal arrives, Muslims should keep far away from him, because of the confusions he can create and wonders he will possess.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Let him who hears of Dajjal go far from him, for I swear by
Allah that a man will come to him thinking he is a believer and follow him because of confused ideas roused in him by him.” 
May Allah protect us all from the fitnah of Dajjal. Ameen!
Here’s a handy checklist for you to be ready when the time comes:
Things we need
Make Dua for protection
Make lots of Zikr
Rope of Allah
Hold on to the rope of Allah firmly
Increase Physical Strength
Increase Immunity – the ability to fight sickness
Increase Brain Power
Learn to use time well
Sleep early and rise early
Maintain Family Ties
Things we replace
Luxuries & Junk Food
Necessities & Healthy Food
Movies / Cartoons
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 Sahih Muslim: https://sunnah.com/muslim:2943a
 Who is Dajjal: https://islamqa.info/en/answers/8806/who-is-the-dajjaal
 Sahih Muslim: https://sunnah.com/muslim:2937a
 Sahih al-Jami’ as-Saghir, no. 7875
 Sahih Muslim: https://sunnah.com/muslim:2937a
 Ibn Majah: https://sunnah.com/ibnmajah:4086, https://sunnah.com/ibnmajah:4085
 Sahih Muslim: https://sunnah.com/muslim:588a
 Sahih Muslim: https://sunnah.com/muslim:809a
 Sunan Abi Dawud: https://sunnah.com/abudawud:4319