This allegation is brought up by the most ignorant people. If they had for a second read the Qur’an and Ahadith such a question should not even come up. The Qur’an makes it clear that the Christians would rise during the time of the Messiah and so do the ahadith. Firstly I will quote some ahadith which lead us to the Quranic ayahs and what they truly mean. Muhammad(saw) has said:
Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying:
If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal.(Sahih Muslim 809 a)
Muhammad(saw) also states:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever commits to memory the first ten Ayat of the Surat Al-Kahf, will be protected from (the trial of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).”[Muslim].
In another narration, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “(Whoever commits to memory) the last ten Ayat of Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from (the trial of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).”
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).(Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 43, Hadith #656)
This itself shows us that the cross would be at a rise and that Muslims would indeed fall for the deception of the Christianity beliefs. Now let us take a look at surah kahf:
Let us analyze why the Prophet Muhammad(Saw) has referred to surah kahf in regards to dajjal and why these specific verses. First let us analyze the first ten ayahs and what Allah has stated:
All praise belongs to Allah Who has sent down the Book to His servant and has not put therein any crookedness. (Chapter 18 verse 2)
Allah has clearly from the beginning of the verse mentioned that to HIM belong All praise Alone (destroying the trinity already) and that this book is complete with no errors
Further Allah states:
He has made it a guardian, that it may give warning of a grievous chastisement from Him, and that it may give the believers who do good deeds the glad tidings that they shall have a good reward, Wherein they shall abide for ever; (Chapter 18 Verse 3-4)
These ayahs also show that Islam is the dominant religion and the believers will have their reward of heaven while the Quran has given a clear warning to the disbelievers.
And that it may warn those who say, ‘ Allah has taken unto Himself a son. (Chapter 18 Verse 5)
This is really important as this ayah clearly warns us about the dangers of Christianity and has clearly referred to the Christian clergy which spread their main message of Allah taking a son God forbid.
Now when we turn to the last ten verses its important to notice that Allah has also referred us to the dangers of the Christian faith and what they preach in comparison to what the Messiah(As) of Bani Israel himself preached.
Whose eyes were under a veil so as not to heed My warning, and they could not even hear. Do the disbelievers think that they can take My servants as protectors instead of Me? Surely, We have prepared Hell as an entertainment for the disbelievers. Say, ‘Shall We tell you of those who are the greatest losers in respect of their works? —‘Those whose labour is all lost in search after things pertaining to the life of this world, and they think that they are doing good works.’ Those are they who disbelieve in the Signs of their Lord and in the meeting with Him. So their works are vain, and on the Day of Resurrection We shall give them no weight. Say, ‘If the ocean became ink for the words of my Lord, surely, the ocean would be exhausted before the words of my Lord came to an end, even though We brought the like thereof as further help.’ Say, ‘I am only a man like yourselves; but I have received the revelation that your God is only One God. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord do good deeds, and let him join no one in the worship of his Lord.’ (18:102-111)
This also proves to us that it does indeed refer to the Christian nations. One main question arises whether Ahmad(as) did kill dajjal. Indeed he did kill dajjal and one should remember that according to the Qur’an life and death are with evidences and proofs and just like that Ahmad(as) through evidences destroyed and killed dajjal in its entirety.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) beautifully states:
The Holy Qur’an then specifies that in the latter days the Christians will dominate the earth, and they shall be the cause of all kinds of mischief running rampant. Waves of calamities will rise on all sides and will race down from every height….They will possess great material strength and dominion, against which all other powers and states will seem powerless. They will also enjoy supremacy in all kinds of knowledge and sciences and establish new and wonderful industries. They will also be dominant in their policies, projects, and good administration, and will show great resolve in their worldly enterprises and will also excel in their endeavour to spread their faith. They will leave behind all other nations in their social, agricultural and commercial policies, as indeed in everything else. This is the meaning of:
Hadab means high ground and Nasal means to run ahead and to excel. In other words, they will leave behind every other nation in whatever is great and prestigious. This is the major sign of the people of the latter days who were designated as Gog and Magog and this is also the sign of the mischievous group of Christian clerics who are called the Promised Dajjal. Since Hadab means an elevated part of the earth, this indicates that they will achieve all earthly heights but will be deprived of the spiritual heights. This proves that these people are called Gog and Magog in view of their national dominance. Among them are the people who have left no stone unturned in spreading misguidance and consequently came to be known as the Great Dajjal. And God Almighty has said that at the height of misguidance, the trumpet will be blown and people of all faiths will be assembled at one place. (Shahadatul Quran, Ruhani Khazain Volume 6, page 361-362)
The ayah he has given commentary on is another main ayah which shows that Christians would be at the rise. It is chapter 21 Verse 97. Some have misunderstood gog and magog so here is a brief explanation:
Gog and Magog has been used in different scriptures at different times for different meanings. we find it in Judaism, and other scriptures. The Holy Quran talks about it and that is where we should understand it from.
Promised Messiah(as) has explained that these two words have a communality that they both come from ajooj which is fire(yajooj, majooj) What this means is that if you look at the western powers and the industrial revolution the main use was fire and main purpose they have is to gain power. We can look at the transport systems, defense systems and all other systems and see that all relate to fire. These are all prophecies of the latter days when there will be powerful nations on the use of fire.
The great western countries because of the heights they have raised is all because of the use of fire. . This is relating to the western nations, whether it is relating to America, Russia or the European countries. This was a prophecy that they would be at a height in the latter days (It shall be so even when Gog and Magog are let loose and they shall hasten forth from every height (21:97).
Also when materialistic gains take on than the spiritual side of these people vanishes, and this was when the Messiah(As) was suppose to come to bring people back to their creator. The Imam Mahdi was to confront these powers and bring them back to their faith and this would be the victory of Islam.
The way we can understand these two words is go to their root words of ajooj which is fire. They are two groups, first root word is aja to burn fiercely and to advance and make a sound of burning fire. It also means to front the flames of evil. Ajaja refers to being burn brightly, while ajeej refers to confusion showing that all these nations will be against each other and promote hatred and evil.
Ujaj which is corrosive water, where ever they will go water will be polluted by them.
Dajjal was to be killed not gog and magog which is also really important.It would only do evil things.
Ahadith state that the greatest fitnah is Dajjal(Muslim 2946 a ), and when we read the Holy Quran it makes it evident that the greatest fitnah is saying that God forbid, Allah has taken himself a son (19:89-93).Muhammad (sa)told us that we can be protected from this fitnah of Dajjal by reading the first 10 verses of Surah Al-Kahf which also indicate that the Christian Missionaries are referred to as Dajjal. To understand dajjal one needs to look at all of the Ahadith in regards to it including its donkey which was to have a span of 40 hands between his two ears (Musnad Ahmad). This donkey is clearly a metaphor for modern day transportation (for example, an airplane).One should remember visions are not taken literal and have interpretations to them. Dajjal should also be taken metaphorically as it was seen in visions. It is evident that Ahmad(as)defeated the greatest dajjal and the other types of dajjal also through logic and rationality. For example there are ahadith that state he would be blind in one eye. This does not mean literal blindness rather that dajjal would have no spiritual side and this is nowadays agreed by countless of scholars. Dajjal and Gog magog are indeed together and fall under the same category. When Muhammad(Saw) gave us ayahs to be protected from dajjal, the same ayahs mention yajuj and majuj rather than dajjal further proving their relation. (Click here for more on Dajjal)