Miracles of the Prophets, are these topics not essential to the Muslim’s faith?

Question: A book entitled “Tanabu’aat al-rasool” i.e. (Prophecies of the Prophet), was issued in Thailand a year ago. The book is a translation of a book issued in English entitled ‘Israel and the Prophecies of the Noble Qur’aan’ by `Alee Akbar. The author discussed all the Ahaadeeth of the afflictions, battles, and portents that will precede the Hour, and misinterpreted them. Indeed, his views are dangerous to Muslim youth. For example, Al-Dajjaal (the Antichrist) according to his view refers to the mysteries or the Western civilization.

Likewise, Gog and Magog refer to the super powerful states while `Eesaa (Jesus, peace be upon him) died and will not come back. By the same token, Al-Daabbah (the Beast), metaphorically designates vulgar people or modern inventions, etc. The publishers of the Thai version argue that these topics are not essential to the Muslim faith; there is no difference between those who believe them and those who deny them and they do not affect the Muslim faith. Is this true? How do we answer these people?

Answer: It is enjoined upon Muslims to believe in everything stated by Allaah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) with regard to the portents of the Hour and the like. Verily, Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) describes righteous people in the beginning of Soorah (Qur’aanic chapter) Al-Baqarah as having firm Eemaan (faith) in the unseen praising them and witnessing their guidance and success… read more here.

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Is it authentically reported that Al-Maseeh Al-Dajjaal (the Antichrist) will appear true?

Question 234: Will Al-Maseeh-ul-Dajjaal (the Antichrist) appear, because – from what I have read – some scholars have confirmed this while “others” deny it?

Answer: Yes, Al-Maseeh-ul-Dajjaal will appear. There are clear Saheeh (authentic) and Mutawaatir (Hadeeth reported by a significant number of narrators throughout the chain of narration, whose agreement upon a lie is impossible) Hadeeths that have affirmed this. Imaam Al-Bukhaaree (may Allaah be merciful to him) has a chapter in his Saheeh Book of Hadeeth dedicated to “References to Al-Maseeh-ul-Dajjaal” that includes ten Hadeeths about him. These Hadeeths were explained by Al-Haafid Ibn Hajar (may Allaah be merciful to him) in his book: “Fath Al-Baaree”. You may refer to that book or any other books of Sunan (Hadeeth compilations classified by jurisprudential themes) that elaborate on this issue..read more here.