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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Abu Makinat

real talk: is he not-right-in-the-head? because his explanation reads like a schizo explaining how the radio is talking to him


Javed Ghamidi is the most popular Islamic scholar for middle-class Pakistanis and Indians and Bangladeshis. In fact, even some Arabic preachers have been influenced by his sermons and books. I think you should devote more time to Javed Ghamdi. Mufti Abu Layth, who has many followers on Youtube, also is heavily influenced by Javed Ghamdi, he admitted that in a video, claiming that he got all his ideas from Ghamdi. This is a big player moving Muslims to modernism in the millions.


My in laws follow him. I was surprised by their rejection of hadith etc.


Ghamdi’s theological postulations are the dominant discussions in religious settings across the world. Have you heard of Shabbir Ally, the famous Islamic scholar in the West? He is the one who helped me become a Muslim, and he is a hardcore supporter of Ghamdi!!!


Not at all dominant. Deviant, yes, and only gaining foothold over the past few years because of the lack of knowledge of some lay Muslims.


But Shabbir Ally’s views are different from Ghamidi’s. Isn’t that right? Shabbir Ally is more towards the traditional Islam (when compared to Ghamidi)

Maalik Serebryakov

not really. shabir rejects Hadiths whenever he wants, has said there are many scribal errors in the quran.

i mean when you’re throwing hadiths in the bin and then saying theres mistakes in the quran then what do you have left , no quran no sunnah.

just shabir ally’s personal opinions. lol.

Syed Mujtaba Ali

Salam alaikum
First i would appreciate your knowledge and as he belongs to my country its true that he is a liberal scholar..
Secondly i hope i don’t offend you but by the end of the day he is a Muslim but not an enemy of Islam
Right Now we have like tens if not hundreds of websites working against Quran and Ahadith and i Have seen youth of my country fall a prey to them
Its okay to criticize a Muslim but I’d prefer publishing articles Against Anti Muslim platforms like wikiIslam


If someone rejected Qur’an and sunnah are they still Muslim
Jazak Allah Khair

And Allah knows best

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Syed Mujtaba Ali

Not Quran Obviously.. I know Ghamidi very well i used to follow him back in the day and i have no sympathies with him…. He does reject various ahadith.. We can call him a hadith rejector but he then accpets some ahadith… inshort what sound scientific and liberal.. those ahadith are accepted by him and i don’t call him authentic… infact he supports evolution too… all i’m saying is that we should criticize them but we aren’t responding to those whom we should… I have seen youth

Syed Mujtaba Ali

I have seen youth of Pakistan Falling astray so fast you can’t imagine… They read these hate articles and would end up doubting Islam… the recent debate of daniel with a feminist also sounded like a lost Pakisani… Once a women wearing hijab in a University of Pakistan was sitting with us and she literally said she is an atheist and no more a muslim and the hijab is a lie… hiding the truth from her parents.. even ghamidi is like hijab is not wajib and i agree he is wrong..

Syed Mujtaba Ali

All i am saying is that this is a great website… i visit if not everyday then atleast 4 days a week… a great platform to defend islam and save Muslim youth from falling a prey to absurd Anti Islamic platforms.. NOTHING ELSE
JazakAllah khair

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Parvez Khan

javed ghamidi seems to have copied the qadianis in this regard.

But the qadianis claim the church or the british monarch is dajjal.
Ironically they only exist due to them!

Maalik Serebryakov

to believe this metaphorical ghamidian brainfart you need to reject hadiths, as they say dajjal is blind in one eye, was chained on an eastern island, has thick hair etc. details that can’t be metaphors, and of course the prophet’s suspicion that ibn sayyad was dajjal. so you must reject all these hadiths, which are individually authentic and collectively mutawatir

but the only place dajjal is mentioned is hadiths, not in quran. so believe in the dajjal hadiths but reject simultaenously 🙂