First time in history, Hollywood will portray Dajjal as a “false Messiah” in an upcoming web-series Messiah, produced by Michael Petroni and releasing on Netflix in 2020.
Taking inspiration from Islam, the series draws concept of ‘Al-Masih ad-Dajjal.’ Take a look at its trailer.
Dajjal in Christianity and Islam
Moving through what the world’s major religions claim, Christianity portrays the Anti-Christ as the spawn of the Devil, causing the world to be ruined. Al-Masih ad-Dajjal or the Anti-Christ in Islam is a ‘false Messiah’ that will reflect the calm before the storm.
According to Sunnah,
The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stood up amongst the people and then praised and glorified Allah as He deserved and then he mentioned Ad-Dajjal, saying, “I warn you of him, and there was no prophet but warned his followers of him; but I will tell you something about him which no prophet has told his followers: Ad-Dajjal is one-eyed whereas Allah is not.”Bukhari 9.241, Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar
Dajjal will supposedly start a cult, creating a ‘global peace’ and mislead people until the actual second coming of Hazrat Isa (or Jesus Christ as he’s known in Christianity), who exposes the false Messiah.
About the web-series Messiah
The first season of the series will consist 10 episodes. While looking at the trailer, a brown man going around Israel, Syria and the US, starting a cult that catches Homeland Security’s attention.
We see CIA’s Eva Geller, played by Michelle Monaghan, says
‘We can’t let this guy shake up the geopolitical power dynamic’.
Oddly he’s targeting Syria, a conflict zone, Israel, the disputed holy land, and Texas, the heart of the Southern right. Which might explain the show’s tag line:
“Will he convert you? Will he con you?”
The series will be told from the CIA agent’s perspective, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refugee and the media.
Muslim Twitter is enjoying the trailer, as it is every Muslim’s firm belief that Dajjal will come to misguide the world. The #Dajjal trending in Pakistan. Some of the tweets have a seriousness while some of them are littered with inside Muslim jokes.