The eminent Muslim scholar and renowned Da`iyah, Sheikh `Abdel Khaliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, states: “First of all, it should be made crystal clear that what the Dajjal will do is not called miracles because miracle is a miraculous thing that Almighty Allah wills it to be done on the hands of a prophet.

As for the Dajjal, he will be sent by Allah and according to His Will to be a test for mankind at the end of time. The Dajjal is one-eyed person and among his eyes will be written a disbeliever according to the text of the hadith.

It should be clear that nothing in this world happens without Allah’s Will and Knowledge. Almighty Allah is the creator of everything and the controller of everything. Among His Will is that at the end of time He will send the Dajjal to test the believers. Also, among His Will is that He will provide him with strange things as mentioned in the authentic hadiths. It is also according to Allah’s Will that He will send Jesus to kill the Dajjal.”

Given the above, we’d like to clarify that Islam teaches us that Allah is the Creator and Sustainer of this enormous universe and everything it contains in its infinite diversity and multiplicity. He is the Lord of them all, All-Wise, All-Powerful, All-Knowing, and All-Aware. Allah has decreed all things in due proportion, balance and harmony.

The Divine Decree or pre-determination is part of the all-embracing knowledge, wisdom, and power of Allah as the Creator. It means that Allah’s Will is supreme, and that Allah is fully in charge of His creation. It teaches us that there is essentially one supreme Will operative in the universe, namely the supreme Will of Allah.

This is on the one hand. On the other hand, we are also taught that Allah, in accordance with His supreme Will, has appointed man as His vicegerent on earth. In His wisdom, Allah has bestowed on man intelligence, moral conscience and revelation. Allah has bestowed on him these resources in order for him to exercise freely between what is good and bad. Man is rewarded or punished based on such choices he has made.

Thus, the fact that Allah’s Decree is supreme does not contradict the fact that man has been given choice and freedom. But human freedom is not unlimited; it works within the all pervasive Will of Allah.

As for the Dajjal, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) warned us against his fitnah (tumult) in many hadiths and people in the time of the Dajjal are given the choice between following the guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and thus they will be saved or following the Dajjal and thus they will go to Hell.