‘Young children, it is the Last Hour, and just as you have heard the Anti-Christ is coming, even now there have come to be many Anti-Christ's; from which we gain the knowledge that it is the Last Hour.60
Two important similarities emerge between this quote and the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah. Both name the Last Hour or the Akheri Zamana as the Dajjal's era of appearance. Secondly the Messenger of Allah's expression of the word 'Dajjal' to describe other smaller tyrants, liars or cheats has similarly been employed.
‘Who is the liar if is not the one that denies Jesus is the Christ? This is the anti-Christ, the one that denies the Father and the Son.61
The Bible refers to the Dajjal in the same word the Messenger of Allah has used for it, the liar.
It should be borne in mind that in the Christian faith, God is thought to be the Father, Jesus, His Son and they are deemed as a single entity. To deny either the Father or the Son, in Biblical analogy, is an act of denial of both, since they are mutually conclusive. This is exactly what the Dajjal bids us: to deny Allah and His Ordinance. The Messenger of Allah has informed us of this very thing of the Dajjal's claim to be lord and make us deny Allah in the matter of conducting our collective lives, in politics, economy, law, penal matters, judicial, social etc. except only in personal spiritual matters.
‘Every inspired expression that confesses Jesus Christ as having come in the flesh originates with God: but every inspired expression that does not confess Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, that is the Anti-Christ's (inspired expression) which you have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world.62
These lines echo the same thought as those expressed by the Messenger of Allah, that the Anti-Christ, the Dajjal is coming soon in the future and its subsequent denial of Jesus.
‘For many deceivers have gone forth in the world, persons not confessing Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver, and the Anti-Christ.63
While we read these excerpts, we need to bear in mind that this Bible we refer to has not remained the same as revealed to Jesus; just as the Aramaic spoken by him is no longer in use. Just as the Aramaic spoken by the Messenger Isa (as) is lost to mankind, similarly no Bible in that language exists in the world today either.64 With the passage of time, the Bible was first translated into Greek, later on into Latin and many other different languages. The monotheist religion of Jesus has been transformed into the Trinity just as the monotheist 'Ummah' or people of Ebrahim (a.s.) transfigured into the idol-worshippers of Arabia. The different words used to relate to the Anti-Christ or the Dajjal must have similarly undergone various changes. It is remarkable that after so many translations, alterations, versions and reversions that the Anti-Christ features at all in the Bible, a wonder still that they should be identical to the very words used by the Messenger of Allah. Comparative descriptions of the Dajjal in the Hadith and the Bible:
a. The Dajjal will appear in the Akheri Zamana or the Final Period (Hadith). According to the Bible, the Anti-Christ is destined to appear in the Last Hour.65
b. The Messenger of Allah has stated that the Dajjal will deny Allah and claim to be lord or 'rub', itself. In the Bible, the Anti-Christ is referred to as the one that denies the Father (God), and the Son (Jesus).66
c. The Messenger of Allah has described the Dajjal as the 'Deceiver', identical to the Biblical reference. The Bible described the Anti-Christ as 'Deceiver'67
d. The Messenger of Allah calls the Dajjal 'Liar': it is called the liar in the Bible as well.68 The Bible declares Anti-Christ as liar.69
It seems a atypical and cruel irony that the Christian faith that predicted the arrival of the Anti-Christ, the Dajjal in the Bible and warned others of it should be the herald of it itself, for it was the misguided efforts of its followers that gave birth to the Anti-Christ system and today, their ascendants are among the first grade followers of that very Anti-Christ.
60 New Testament, The First Letter from John 2 : 18.
61 New Testament, The First Letter from John 2 : 22.
62 New Testament, The First Letter from John 4 : 2-3.
63 New Testament, The Second Letter from John 1 : 7.
64 During the last century, a Gospel was uncovered from the tomb of Barnabas, a close disciple of Isa (a.s); however the Christian clergy does not accept it as a book of merit because the teachings of Isa (a.s.) have remained untampered in that Gospel, and are directly contradictory regarding fundamental issues to the Bibles in circulation today.
65 New Testament, The First Letter from John 2 : 18.
66 New Testament, The First Letter from John 2 : 22.
67 New Testament, The First Letter from John 4 : 2-3.
68 New Testament, The Second Letter from John 1: 7.
69 New Testament, The First Letter from John 2 : 22.