When referencing the Qur’ān’s teaching of Allah’s face or any other mentioned part the typical Muslim response is “There is nothing like unto Him.” ayah 42:11. Indeed Allah has a face in which Muslims are to pray towards, one of the top Islamic scholars al-Jalalayn comments in the Tafsir.
We’ll look to answer this mystery more sufficiently as we take a closer look at the similarities of Allah and the Dajjal.
Islam teaches there’s a coming day in which the Dajjal will come to deceive people into thinking he’s the Messiah. Muhammad burrowed this doctrine from such Biblical text such as Matthew 24:23, Mark 13:21, 1 John 2:18 and Revelation 13:1 to name a few.
The Dajjal in Islam
The above Hadith is graded Sahih (authentic) in case Muslims claim it’s a weak (Da’if) Hadith, this Hadith is accepted by Muslim scholars. Notice the description of the Dajjal as being short in stature, hen-toed, woolly-haired and one-eyed, these descriptions denotes he has a physical body. It’s important to keep in mind that Muhammad is assuring Muslims that their Lord is not one-eyed. Therefore we can gather that Allah looks identical to the Dajjal except for the distinguishing feature that Allah is not one-eyed.
According to the Islamic narrative the Dajjal is an evil individual in Islamic eschatology who’ll claim he’s the awaited Messiah but in fact he’s the false Messiah, arriving on the scene before the Day of Resurrection. This is important later we’ll see how this comes into play. Also there’s no such thing as the “Antichrist” in Islam the actual terminology is Al-Masih ad-Dajjal (the false Messiah).
Continuing to prove the Dajjal looks like Allah we will read other Hadith’s which exposes Allah as having a shape, 2 right hands, a foot and so on.
The above Hadith Sunan an-Nasa’i describes Allah as having two right hands
This Hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari says Allah will come in a shape the Muslims won’t recognise, they’ll essentially reject Allah. Allah will then change his shape only then will the Muslims recognise him and will follow Allah.
Sahih al-Bukhari describes Allah as having a foot and he will his foot over hell and say “Qati! Qati!” (enough enough) stoping additional people from being tossed into hell. These are all descriptions of body parts Allah has. Just as we read earlier the Dajjal has one eye and Muhammad is telling Muslims not to be confused Allah doesn’t have 1 eye.
If Allah is nothing like his creation why are we being given vivid descriptions of body parts? If we learned that Allah has eyes, shape, hands and a foot how can Muslims reject the Christian belief that God became a Man in the Person of Jesus Christ?
How will Muslims Recognise Allah?
The Qur’ān says that Allah will uncover his shin on the Day of Resurrection Surah 68:42. The Arabic actually says “the leg”, again the question has to be raised if Allah is not a man how can he have legs?
We come to the conclusion that the god of Islam is made up of body parts just like any human. The Islamic sources tell us he has eyes, hands, feet and a shape. The Qur’ān says Allah has a face, yet Muslims profess that Allah is nothing like his creation, but the Qur’ān and Hadith are using terms which are found in creation.
If Dajjal is claiming to be the Messiah how is he claiming to be god? Muhammad said he’s afraid because Muslims will mistake him the Dajjal for their “Lord” otherwise known as Allah.
Christians believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah, our God became a real Man. The Islamic sources also have this concept because Muhammad tried to take the teachings from the Bible without understanding them making many mistakes and contradictions in the Qur’ān and Hadith.