Our Ummah has been warned by Prophet Muhammad s.w.s., of fitnah of Dajjal. And fitnah is like the worst trial of life that can happen to human being. 2:191 "وَالْفِتْنَةُ أَشَدُّ مِنَ الْقَتْلِ"
"....and fitnah is worse than killing".
This days I am thinking a lot about Dajjal and his time, that is to come. He will claim that he is a god, and he will have powers. True believers will know that he is lying, but still there is a problem, as when he comes to the land and people believe in him as god, he will give them rain, food, wealth etc., and those who deny him as god will be left without anything.
Now that's not a problem of its own if all people in one land were true believers, and all people in other land non-believers. But as world is mixed as it can be, non-believers will not suffer because of true believers in One and Only God. They will want their share of wealth and their desires fulfilled. So then they will be the next danger for believers. So where do you live?
Is in your neighborhood more people who would kill for wealth, or more those who believe in God?
Nobody knows. As even in mosques and churches you will find hypocrites.
That's why the fitnah of Dajjal is even more dangerous then just choice of belief.
And then that rivers of Fire and "Fresh Water" to choose to drink from. All logic and cognition will lead to one way, but yet we are advised to go another, and to find that the River of Fire is actually a cold water and safe for drinking.
And what kind of social isolation one will face if denies Dajjal as god? Maybe such person will not be able to enter public places, it will not get job or wealth, food... Such person will be ridiculed and laughed at as no brainer. And all his/her possessions will be taken away by Dajjal's followers and he/she will be left without anything.
The Thikr will be the only way to survive, as Muhammad s.w.s. said. And we believe him with a whole hearth. It may not have any sense to people of this world, but it has sense to those who believe in The Hereafter.
And what social pressure will be to push everyone to accept Dajjal (nauthubillah)...
Society likes to think that cognition of majority of people is the only right way to follow. But as Qur'an claims: 27:61 "أَإِلَٰهٌ مَّعَ اللَّهِ ۚ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ"
"....Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but most of them do not know."
All choices that we make today will be passed via DNA to our descendants. And also physical way of life and choice of places to live and people that we surround ourselves with...all that will have a part in helping or worsening the position of our descendants. How do we live today?
What start point we will leave to them?
Do we care anything or it is already all about wealth, power, social status, reputation????