"In 1945 an Egyptian peasant discovered a collection of early Christian scriptures - the Nag Hammadi Codices, which revealed the existence of a Gnostic version of Christianity. Gnostics (derived from the Greek word gnosis - meaning `knowledge') felt that they could get to know God, and their own soul, going a step beyond faith. Their message, and the words of the `Gnostic Gospels' were buried in the sand of the Egyptian desert. Some scholars now believe these scriptures to be just as authentic, if not more so, than the books we collectively know as the New Testament."
The word Dajjal in Arabic means Deceiver or Liar. The emergence of the Dajjal (AntiChrist or False Messiah) is the most dangerous among the signs that indicate the Day of Judgment is approaching, even people with strong faith will be shaken. Allah created the Dajjal to test people's faith.
Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet ??? ???? ???? ???? said: " The Hour will not occur until 30 Dajjals (Deceivers or False Prophets) appear, and all of them claim to be of prophet of God." (Abu Dawud) In a variation of this Hadith, Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet ??? ???? ???? ???? said: : " The Hour will not occur until 30 lying Dajjals (Deceivers or False Prophets) appear, and all of them lie about Allah and Allah's Messenger." (Abu Dawud)
Out of these 30 Dajjals, the last one will probably be the most evil one.
Based on our numerical analysis of the Quran, Hadith, and Arabic Words for our End Times book, we believe that a Dajjal or evil person will appear in the beginning of the End Times. This will trigger the emergence of the Mahdi. In 2022, near the end of the phase of the End Times, the last Dajjal will appear. This will trigger the descent of Prophet Jesus Christ from Heaven.
Some of the Jews are expecting two Messiahs for them in the End Times. They refer to first Messiah as Son of Joseph and the second Messiah as Son of David.
Christians are expecting 2 Witnesses in the End Times. They tend to expect one of the witnesses to be Elijah.
The first Dajjal Messiah, in the End Times, will probably falsely claim to be Son of Joseph of the Jews and Elijah of the Christians. He may claim to also be paving the way for Shia's Mahdi, if no Shia person emerges. However, it is more likely that a Shia person (such as President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejjad) will emerge and claim to be paving the way for the Mahdi. The Shia have many narrations about individuals whom they expect to appear and pave the way for Shia's Mahdi. Most likely, there will NOT be anyone in the beginning of the End Times who will claim to be Shia's Imam Mahdi, but only claim to be paving the way for Shia's Imam Mahdi.
The first Dajjal Messiah will probably NOT claim to be God. Whereas the last Dajjal, son of David, is likely to claim to be God.
The last Dajjal may also claim to be Shia's Imam Mahdi.
In a way, God uses the Dajjal to mock and test the followers of false/corrupted religions of Judaism, Christianity and Shiism:
(a) Zionist Christians will be following the Anti-Christ, as if he is God, while he will be committing evil things. God will be laughing at them. Jesus in his first life was a good man and prophet, and never claimed to be God. They corrupted the Gospel by making Jesus into a a human God. Now, God is punishing them for this major sin by having Christians face the prospect of following the Anti-Christ, who is an evil man, thinking that he is Jesus/God.
(b) The Jewish and Shia books portray their Messiah/ Mahdi as someone who does evil things to their enemies. God will be testing the Jews and Shia to see to what extent they are willing to accept the evil-doings of the Anti-Christ who will be acting as their Messiah/Mahdi.
Faithful Sunni Muslims are less susceptible to be tempted or deceived by the Anti-Christ