Javed Ghamidi‘s Rejection of Dajjāl, Ya‘jūj, Ma‘jūj and the Rising of the Sun From the West

Rasūlullāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had prophesized many things that would transpire before Qiyāmah. The scholars of ḥadīth have gathered these reports in their works under the title of ‘Ashrāṭ-us-Sā’ah’ (signs of the hour). One of these important prophesies deals with the arrival of Dajjāl. Rasūlullāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) described Dajjāl as an extremely severe fitnah. The severity of the fitnah of Dajjāl can be gauged from the fact that Rasūlullāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would regularly seek protection with Allāh Ta’ālā from Dajjāl, and he taught the Ummah to do likewise.

It is the unanimous view and belief of the Muslim Ummah that Dajjāl is a specific person, as detailed in the aḥādīth.

In opposition to the entire scholarly tradition of Islam—and in support of the heretical false beliefs of the deviant Khawārij, Jahmiyyah and Mu’tazilah—Javed Ghamidi brazenly states the following in his monthly journal, Ishrāq:

According to us, the emergence of Dajjāl is an explanation of the emergence of Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj. Dajjāl is a noun that denotes a quality (ism ṣifat). The meaning of this word is ‘great plotter and deceiver.’[1]

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Moreover, Javed Ghamidi states:

Our view is that close to Qiyāmah, Rasūlullāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had referred to the emergence of Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj as Dajjāl. There is no doubt that the children of Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj are these Western nations, they are a society founded upon thought and philosophy of great deceit. Based on this, Rasūlullāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had declared them ‘Dajjāl,’ i.e., great deceivers. One quality of Dajjāl has been explained in the reports, which is that one of his eyes is spoilt. This also, in reality, is the Western nations turning away from the spiritual sphere of man. It is an indication to turning in the direction of the material sphere only. In the same way, the rising of the sun in the West is also most likely an indication towards the political rise of the Western nations.[2]

The summary of this excerpt is that he believes that Dajjāl is not an actual specific person but rather that it refers to the emergence of Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj; and that Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj refers to the Western nations. This is essentially a rejection of the true Muslim beliefs regarding Dajjāl, Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj. His views are nothing but a modernist distortion of Muslim beliefs. Pertaining to these issues, Javed Ghamidi has adopted a view that contradicts and conflicts with the beliefs of the rest of the Muslim Ummah. None of the early or latter day scholars have made such manifestly false and heretical, rationalist, materialist, modernist/deformist interpretations.

Perhaps Javed Ghamidi can inform us about his reasoning behind adopting these stray views and then, despite them, going to live within a nation that he falsely interprets to be Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj.

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Source: Ghāmidiyyat Kiyā He?, ‘Abdur-Raḥīm Chāryārī, Jāmi’ah Ḥanafiyyah Imdād Town, Faisalabad, Pakistan pp.120-123

  1. Monthly Ishrāq, January 1996, p.61 
  2. Ibid 

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