Feminism and ad-Dajjal (the Anti-Christ)!

A quite shocking theory by Islamic scholar Imran Nazar Hosein concerning the relation between feminism and ad-Dajjal (the Anti-Christ)!!

For those who are not familiar with Ad-Dajjal:  an evil figure in Islamic eschatology. He is to appear pretending to be the Messiah at a time before the Day of Judgment, comparable to the figures of the Antichrist and Armilus in Christian and Jewish eschatology. In a Hadith narrated by Imran ibn Hussain, Prophet Muhammad said, ‘Since the birth of Adam till the advent of Qiyamah (Judgement Day) there is no fitnah (tribulation) much greater than that of Dajjal.’

“He is sent by Allah as a trial to people. Dajjal will claim godhood and Allah will allow supernatural acts to occur at his hands, such as bringing back to life those he kills, causing the sky to rain by his command, and the earth to produce vegetation by his command. He will have with him what resembles Paradise and Hell. The one he claims is Paradise is in reality Hell, and the one he claims is Hell is in reality Paradise. He will also have two rivers flowing with him. All of these things will be made to happen for him by the Power and Will of Allah. Whoever follows him will disbelieve and be misfortunate and remorseful. Whoever disbelieves him is the true Believer whom Allah has granted success to be of the felicitous. May Allah make us of those who are granted the success of felicity (…). Then Allah will make him incapable of these supernatural events, so that he is not able to kill anyone, and his command is no longer executed. Then Prophet Jesus (upon him be peace) will kill him” (Source: Sheikh Amjad Rasheed)

According to scholar Hosein, ad-Dajjal hasn’t appeared as a human being just as yet. He is present in the world as a godless corrupted system, that includes “Feminist brainwashing”. “The feminists want to be like men. They want to have the freedom to dress like men and behave like men so they can have the freedom to do whatever men do. But that is against how God almighty created the male and female (…)”. In ‘The Truth about Feminism and Women’s Liberation’, Hosein’s Quranic interpretation is clearly explained in his following words: “The Qur’an teaches analogically that as day and night are functionally different yet interdependent, so too are the male and female. The ominous warning is that if this were ever to be changed, if the ‘night’ were to attempt to become ‘day’ and the sacred order of gender were to be overturned, as in the modern feminist revolution, then the anarchy and disintegration of society that would ensue would be equivalent of cosmic mayhem”. The ‘natural order’ is: women should be obedient to their husbands or male guardians; there was never a woman prophet and there will never be; all leaders should be men; angels can’t be given female names; for a male child two animals must be sacrificed, but a female child requires only one; the best row in congregational prayer for men is the first, and the worse (for women) is the last; etc. For Hosein: the day must remain a ‘day’, the night as ‘night’; Islam seeks to preserve this harmony of gender relations, but women would be deceived by ad-Dajjal – by something that would turn their world upside down… Women already dress like men, and people are committing sexual intercourse in public like donkeys (following Prophet Muhammad’s prophecy, again, according to Hosein).

Let me reassure scholar Hosein and others who follow and believe his theory:

1) There is not ONE feminism, but many. In fact, the diversity of theories and practices is impressive, and it does not seem to be possible to state principles, doctrines and methods common to them all. One can speak from within one feminism and, from there, note some of the dimensions along which various feminisms differ from each other.

2) There are feminists who wear pants, or skirts and dresses, and even the hijab. There are feminists who are feminine (and femininity has many meanings). There are heterosexual feminists, transgender, lesbians, bisexual, etc.

3) Following in the footsteps of women’s rights pioneers a century ago in the Middle East, today’s feminisms include Muslim women activists who see an Islamic framework as a legitimate terrain for advocating women’s rights, and who believe Muslim men have arrogated to themselves the task of interpreting the Qur’an and Hadith and of defining the position of women (refer to the work of Fatima Mernissi and Rifat Hassan, as well as Leila Ahmed, Yvonne Haddad, Mai Yamani, Parvin Paidar, Afsaneh Najmabadi…). Read also http://www.redlipshighheels.com/muslim-women-reformers-inspiring-voices-against-oppression/

4) Feminisms aren’t about public sexual orgies.

5) Most feminisms are about struggling for women’s rights, but also for humans’ rights… For justice, equality, partnership and mutual responsibility in both the private and public spheres.

6) Feminisms aren’t the product of modernity, nor what is perceived as ‘the Western world’. The struggle for women’s rights existed in ancient cultures and civilizations, including Egypt, Canaan, Persia, Mesopotamia, and the Arabic Peninsula (refer to my upcoming book, to be published by Dar el Machreq, Beirut).

7) Could this link between Dajjal and Feminism be influenced by the Myth of Lilith – enforcing the idea of  many men’s fear of seductive/dominating/intelligent/’speaking’ women ? Read more: http://www.redlipshighheels.com/the-lilith-myth-and-the-male-fear-of-dominantequal-women/

Hosein’s theory – and many others – reminds us that although women are the majority of the world’s religious practitioners, they have been underrepresented as religious studies scholars. Malestream discourses on religion have tended to operate with essentialist notions of gender, seeing gender identity as determined by nature, either of a physical of metaphysical order. The result is that male scholars’ representations of women and of gender hierarchy within religious traditions have been represented as both ‘true and neutral’. Women who challenge dominant notions of their gender construction within religion, are caught – they are labeled ‘lacking objectivity’ or even ‘kafirat’, ‘witches’, and… ‘Dejjal’s disciples’.

Last but not least, attention should be paid to gender bias in theorizing religious phenomena, and secular feminists should not dismiss the study of those phenomena, given the influence of religion as a determinative cultural, social and political factor in the Middle East. 


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  1. This is the first time i read about this theory and it is shocking!
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and analysis. We truly need women scholars experts in religions and the religious phenomenon.

  2. OMG !!! so according to this ‘scholar’, if i’m a feminist, i’m a follower of the Anti-Christ???
    Are we still living in the Middle Ages?
    I feel like i’m being burned for witch-crafting!

    1. In the age of sophistication of mandatory education and assignment of roles (our current system), a huge cloud of darkness stands between the minds, preventing them from truly communicating. The religious guides fall into literalism and lose their graceful place and their words fall like pure insanity.
      Unfortunately for the initiates of the system, this makes the conveying of a message very hard. So at the risk of sounding insane and anti-society I will spoke the truth as I know it.
      We all have spirits and souls that exist in other dimensions. These spirits while in their pure form are sex and gender-less, if not liberated, these spirits compete for power which is associated with the ego of the spirit’s desire for power in the material world. These spirits while in the astral world actually dominate each other in the astral world associated with actual power relationships in the material world. It is important to distinguish between spirit which is a temporal flow of light from the soul to the temporal material individual and soul which is an eternal existence that is not affected by these things.
      As all religions and even modern day gurus such as Osho like point out: “women are not suitable for mastery.” This refers to mastery of a guide of enlightenment. It has nothing to do with the quest for power, money, and political influence that Feminists (a materialist-based ideology) seek. It refers to the position of one spirit relative to another for the sake of getting both and all spirits back to their soul. In the astral world, as I have known, the the spirit of the female for whatever reason covets the position of the spirit of the male. The spirit of a male is capable of helping guide the spirit of a female, but the reverse is just not true. A feminist might object to inequality, but they can object to males not part-taking enough in birth giving duties. It is the nature of our existence. This is what most religious people who speak of this topic including the Pope are referring to. If one is spiritually liberated enough, it is just a description of nature and a help for each and all spirit to find its best and most proper place so that they can be guided without unnecessary suffering.
      But again, it is a message for a humble and ready people who have gone beyond the animalistic quest for power whether be under the ego’s association with its sex or otherwise.

  3. Love it !!
    Love this blog!
    this theory reminds me of others: women’s liberation and sexuality leading to earthquakes 😉

  4. I can’t understand how people can believe this nonsense!! feminists are followers of the Anti-Christ ?? !! Misogyny has many forms and incarnations. this is one of them.
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Allah commanded women to be obedient so, why do you want to change this order? This is after all the divine order!

    1. hmm… well… let me tell you ‘Kalima sa7i7a’ that you should reconsider the reading of the Qur’an and the diversity of interpretations, and try not to read it without reference to its context of emergence.

  6. oh dear… and oh well… as there are parts open to criticism in the Biblical text, so are there and should be in the Qur’an, otherwise it’s the blind leading the blind. The logos, the text, the archè it seeks to be as all-determining is something I refuse and any intelligent person should. Any believer – for non-believers it’s so much easier, they could outright critique any text they wish – should ponder the following: God is in man/woman before the Scriptures (i.e. Qur’an, Bible etc.) and God in man/woman judges the Scriptures. So not the other way round. No text is untouchable stop the delusion. If there are verses that are anti-feminists in the Qur’an stop going head-over-heels to interpret them to your own liking and admit what they are, then reject them and make changes to your beliefs, otherwise you’ll always be stuck in the 6th and 7th centuries.

  7. Dr. Darwiche, the texts – all sacred texts – can be interpreted in different ways. The Bible is a judicious example. And we do need new readings and practices of Quranic verses, based on our life in every context. The problem is the litteral reading, not the text in itself.

  8. Freedom and Liberty, these are the two things people are looking for. Religion is the worldly limit to that freedom. There is one thing i would like to add here, this is a result of not believing in the next life (The aakhirah). This belief was attacked by the negative forces and will still be attacked until atheism becomes common. Stop being a part of those forces. Compare the age where women are so much free that they are asking for the right to be topless with the age that was 500 years ago. You will see the difference in morals and ethics. If you really are feminist who claim they are honorable then fight against prostitution and if you can’t then evaluate yourself again and observe, are you really fighting for women or for your personal pleasure.
    And remember, equality doesn’t mean the SAME. 120+20 is 140 but 100+40 is also 140. Males are given administrative order and women are given more rights and respect. God compares his love to Mother’s. That advantage you accept and others you don’t. Thats unfair. God made genders and therefore he knows best that whose job is what. Go look up the history. Human rights is not the authority of real rights of humans but Religion is. Go look major religions.

  9. I agree with the comment above. Both the genders have different jobs. Mix them both, you have got best corporate women who are the worst mothers and a destroyed society. Freedom, liberty and rights sound so much satisfying which is not the reality. Middle Eastern Women are the best women right now on the face of the earth. Collectively speaking, they are far more better, healthier and happier than those women in the west who have liberty. There are rotten apples everywhere. Women-beaters are everywhere and is done by weak men. You can easily fight against that while raising your own kid in an extraordinary fashion. Fighting for rights is easy. Raising your children is difficult. That is the test. Do that, its more honorable and fruitful.
    Professor Javed Jafri (Ph.D in Philosophy)

  10. Muslims will go to any length to ingrain sexism into Islamic teachings. The hatred for feminism is coming from their own rotten patriarchal thinking, it doesn’t have anything to do with feminism. I was really disturbed by this video. I also feel this theory is coming from the myth of Lilith. Every religion ever has tried to demonize women, and now this Sheikh tries to blame the whole Day of Judgement on women. This is sick.

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