To whom will he be pretending to?
The Muslims and Christians both know the Messiah came in the form of Isa alayhi salam. They both understand that an evil being will appear before Isa alayhi salam comes to lead the world back to Dar-ul-Islam (in the case of the Muslims, the Christians believe of Jesus alayhi salam having his kingdom on earth). Jesus alayhi salam will come to fight the Antichrist, thus both Muslims and Christians would expect the antichrist first. Who is he coming for?
It is no doubt many will fall for the temptations of Dajjal, even Muslims and those thinking they have enough iman will be won over. The Prophet said, "Those who hear about the Dajjal should stay far from him. By Allah! A person will approach him thinking him to be a believer, but on seeing his amazing feats he will become his follower." (Imran-b-Hussain / Abu Daud). But it is clear who will be the main followers.
Dajjal will be a Jew and his followers will be mainly of Jewish religion.
Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (radiAllahu anhu) Allah's Apostle (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,
The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls.
[Sahih Muslim #7034]
Another indication is that they are actually waiting for him.
The Jews had the same truth that Muslims have. But over the centuries, the Word has been altered to fulfil their own desires concerning riba, used by one tribe to attack another tribe within themselves but the message of the coming of Isa alayhi salam is still intact.
“I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How long it takes, I will await His coming everyday.” –from Judaism’s Principles of Faith as stated by Rambam, Principle 12 of Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith
Their ‘mashiach’ is the one who will be anointed as king in the Latter Days. He will be the very real king of a very real Torah government in the Land of Israel. And we Muslims can see a scary picture forming here.
The establishment of Judaism rejected Isa alayhi salam and to this day despise his mention. They rejected the true Messiah. So they are waiting, and Allah will send Dajjal and they will be extremely mistaken and celebrate the appearance of this False Messiah.
From their 'Torah':
The mashiach will be a great political leader descended by a pure male line from King David (Jeremiah 23,5). The mashiach is often referred to as "mashiach ben David" (The Mashiach, son of David). He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments (Isaiah 11,2-5). He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military figure who will win battles for Israel, freeing the Jews of foreign domination and establishing a Torah-based kingdom in Israel. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33,15)
Before the time of the mashiach, there will be war and great suffering (Ezekiel 38,16). Then the mashiach will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing all Jews outside Israel back to Israel (already happened, thanks to the efforts of Gog and Magog, and again this proves we are living in the Dajjalic era) , and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11,11-12; Jeremiah 23,8; 30,3; Hosea 3,4-5). He will establish a Torah government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and Gentiles (Isaiah 2,2-4; 11,10; 42,1). He will rebuild the Temple (currently where Al Aqsa stands today, explaining why they are drilling underground to destabilise it) and reestablish its worship (Jeremiah 33,18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel, if it had not already been reestablished before him, and establish the Torah as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33,15).
Just a look at the 'Temple works'
They want to welcome Dajjal with his temple. There is an obsession with the Holy Land by a people who claim to be secular. This was previously mentioned in the Gog and Magog piece. They are the right hands of Dajjal, preparing the world for his return. Call them Zionist, freemasons, they are Gog and Magog. They have a united goal in respect to the Holy Land and the breakdown of society. Already we see religion attacked, investments in education reducing, injustice in the world driven by a hatred of Muslims and Arabs in particular. Once we understand Gog and Magog, we understand that Jerusalem is key in welcoming the AntiChrist.
THE BIG MISTAKE
They rejected Isa alayhi salam because they did not believe his miraculous birth, they were scared of the miracles he performed by the Grace of Allah. Believing him would have meant, the rabbis lost control. The rabbis would have to accept that they were unlawfully dealing with usury and they would have to forfeit their high ranks. They were placed higher than the Law of Allah.
They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords beside Allah and [they take as a lord] Al-Maseeh, `Eesaa, the son of Maryam, yet they were not commanded but to worship One God: None has the right to be worshipped but He - Praise and Glory to Him: [Far is He] from having the partners they associate [withHim]" (Qur'an 9:31)
The establishment were too proud and arrogant and sought an end to Isa alayhi salam. After the whole attempted crucifixion they were convinced he was not the Messiah. The Messiah would rule the world and Isa alayhi salam did not. “That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”—but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not—nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.”” (Qur’an, 4:157-158, Yusuf Ali)
So the next appearance will not be on Isa alayhi salam, because they rejected him. The next appearance is of Dajjal, their ‘true’ Messiah. Their own descriptions are of Dajjal. Subhannallah may we be protected from this great fitna. Amin.
The stage is set for Dajjal, we are drawing closer to a one world government undoubtedly controlled by the wealth accumulation of the Jews. The banks have been bailed out, the Federal Reserve might call back its debt to crush the US economy, and the world will be ready for a new ‘superpower’. One of the few countries actually unfazed by the economic meltdown is Israel...and like the Suez Crisis that led to US domination politically, we await what would bring Israel forth in this manner.
It is said that “Israel has remained a relative island in a global economic meltdown”. This cannot have any other major reason as investments and money flooding in in addition to a great underlying agenda.
"'Abdullah Ibn 'Omar said, The Prophet stood up to address the people. He praised Allah as He deserved to be praised, then he spoke about the Dajjal: 'I warn you against him; there is no Prophet who has not warned his people against him, even Noah warned his people against him. But I will tell you something which no other Prophet has told his people. You must know that the Dajjal is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed.'"
We can spend today reflecting on the fast pace at which we are racing to Qiyamah, our own personal Judgements and the End of this world. Inshallah to ward off this great test, may Allah give us the greatest perseverence throughout and inshallah have Suratul Kahf at the tips of our tongues.
Amin. Have a blessed Jumuah!