Fatwa: # 23720
Category: Hadith
Country: India
Date: 15th July 2016


Explanation of Hadith pertaining to following Dajjāl


Is there any hadees that , mafhoom “ from my ummat 70 thousands people having green (sabz chadar) cloth on their head will accept the itaat of dajjal” by abu saeed khudri radiyallahu anhu, Mishkat , volume 3, page 46.

If yes than please explain it


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Hadīth in reference is as follows:

وَعَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «يَتْبَعُ الدَّجَّالَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا عَلَيْهِمُ السِّيجَانُ (مشكاة المصابيح، رقم الحديث 5490) 

Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī Radhiyallāhu Anhu narrates that Rasūlullāh Ṣallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam said, “Seventy thousand from my Ummah (nation) who will be wearing a Sījān (green shawl) will follow dajjāl. (Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ, Hadīth No. 5490)

This Hadīth also appears in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim and Musnad Aḥmad with slight variations in the wordings.[1]

The seventy thousand people referred to in the Ḥadīth will be the yahūd from a place called Aṣbahān. This is clearly mentioned in the Ḥadīth of Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim which is as follows:

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «يَتْبَعُ الدَّجَّالَ مِنْ يَهُودِ أَصْبَهَانَ، سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا عَلَيْهِمُ الطَّيَالِسَةُ» (صحيح مسلم، رقم الحديث 2944)

Rasūlullāh Ṣallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam is reported to have said, “Seventy thousand yahūd from Aṣbahān will follow dajjāl. They will be wearing shawls.” (Ṣaḥiḥ Muslim, Ḥadīth No. 2944)

The word Sījān refers to green shawls as is mentioned by Mullā Ali al-Qārī Rahimahullāh in his commentary on Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ.[2]

The word Ummah in the Ḥadīth from Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ refers to Ummah al-Dʿawah[3], those to whom the message of Islām was presented. The Muslims are known as Ummah al-Ijābah, those who have accepted the Dʿawah and message of Islām.[4]

Those who follow the dictates of Sharīʿah, the commands of Allāh Taʿālā, and the blessed ways of Rasūlulāh Ṣallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam will be saved from the trials and tribulations of dajjāl.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُصْعَبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا الْأَوْزَاعِيُّ، عَنْ رَبِيعَةَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: " يَخْرُجُ الدَّجَّالُ مِنْ يَهُودِيَّةِ أَصْبَهَانَ، مَعَهُ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا مِنَ الْيَهُودِ عَلَيْهِمُ السِّيجَانُ (مسند أحمد، رقم الحديث 13344، مؤسسة الرسالة)

حَدَّثَنَا مَنْصُورُ بْنُ أَبِي مُزَاحِمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ حَمْزَةَ، عَنِ الْأَوْزَاعِيِّ، عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ، عَنْ عَمِّهِ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «يَتْبَعُ الدَّجَّالَ مِنْ يَهُودِ أَصْبَهَانَ، سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا عَلَيْهِمُ الطَّيَالِسَةُ» (صحيح مسلم، رقم الحديث 2944) 


 [2]  (" سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا عَلَيْهِمُ السِّيجَانُ ") بِكَسْرِ السِّينِ جَمْعُ سَاجٍ كَتِيجَانَ وَتَاجٍ، وَهُوَ الطَّيْلَسَانُ الْأَخْضَرُ (مرقاة المفاتيح، ج 8، ص 3481، دار الفكر)


[3]  أَيْ: أُمَّةِ الْإِجَابَةِ أَوِ الدَّعْوَةِ وَهُوَ الْأَظْهَرُ لِمَا سَبَقَ أَنَّهُمْ مِنْ يَهُودِ أَصْفَهَانَ (مرقاة المفاتيح، ج 8، ص 3481، دار الفكر)


[4]   فَإِنَّ أُمَّتَهُ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَلَى ثَلَاثَةِ أَقْسَامٍ أَحَدُهَا أَخَصُّ مِنَ الْآخَرِ أُمَّةُ الِاتِّبَاعِ ثُمَّ أُمَّةُ الْإِجَابَةِ ثُمَّ أُمَّةُ الدَّعْوَةِ فَالْأُولَى أَهْلُ الْعَمَلِ الصَّالِحِ وَالثَّانِيَةُ مُطْلَقُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالثَّالِثَةُ مَنْ عَدَاهُمْ مِمَّنْ بُعِثَ إِلَيْهِمْ (فتح الباري، ج 11، ص 464، دار الحديث)

فتاوي محمودية، ج 1، ص 194، فاروقية 

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