o them.’”They said: ‘Woe to you! What are you?’
It said: ‘I am al-Jassasah.’ They said: ‘What is al-Jassasah?’
It said: ‘O people, go to this man in the monastery, for he is very eager to know about you.’
Tamim said that when it named a person to us we were afraid lest it be a devil. Tamim said, ‘We quickly went to the monastery. There we found a huge man with his hands tied up to his neck and with iron shackles between his legs up to the ankles.
We said: ‘Woe to you, who are you?’
It said: ‘You will soon know about me. Tell me who you are.’
We said: ‘We are people from Arabia. We sailed on a ship, but the waves have been tossing us about for a month, and they brought us to your island, where we met a beast which was so hairy that we could not tell its front from itsback.
We said to it: ‘Woe to you what are you?’ She said: ‘I am al-Jassasah.’ We asked: ‘What is al-Jassasah?’ and it told us: ‘Go to this man in the monastery, for he is very eager to know about you.’ So we came to you quickly, fearing that it might be a devil.’
The man said: ‘Tell me about the date-palms of Beisan.’
We said: ‘What do you want to know about them’?’
He said: ‘I want to know whether these trees bear fruits or not.’
We said ‘Yes’.
He said: ‘Soon they will not bear fruits.’ Then he said: ‘Tell me about the lake of Tabariyah (in Palestine).’
We said: ‘What do you want to know about it?’
He said: ‘Is there water in it’?’
We said: ‘There is plenty of water in it.’
He said: ‘Soon it will become dry.’ Then he said: ‘Tell me about the spring of Zughar.’
We asked: ‘What do you want to know about it’?’
He asked: ‘Is there water in it, and does it irrigate the land’?’
We said: ‘Yes, there is plenty of water in it, and the people use it to irrigate the land.’
Then he said: ‘Tell me about the illiterate Prophet Muhammad, what has he done?’
We said: ‘He has left Makkah and settled in Yathrib (later Madinah).’
He said: ‘Do the Arabs fight against him’?’
We said ‘Yes’.
He said: ‘How does he deal with them?’
So we told him that Rasulullah SAW had overcome the Arabs around him and that they had followed him.
He asked: ‘Has it really happened?’
We said yes.
He said: ‘It is better for them that they follow him. Now I will tell you about myself. I am the Dajjal. I will soon be permitted to leave this place: I will emerge and travel about the Earth. In forty nights, I will pass through every town, except Makkah and Madinah, for these have been forbidden to me. Every time I try to enter either of them, I will be met by an angel bearing an unsheathed sword, who will prevent me from entering. There will be angels guarding them at every passage leading t
|Lake Tabariyyah.. where the water level getting lower every year.|