But Christians aren't the only ones that have prophecies about Damascus. Here's what Muhammad said about it.
The end of the world will start with the arrival of the Dajjal, which is the Muslim version of the Anti-Christ. Muhammad (I'll just call him "Mo" from now on) knew exactly what would happen, even if he didn't know when. (He thought he might live to see it.) If the Dajjal came while Mo was still living, Mo would take care of all the Muslims.
I harbour fear in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes forth while I am among on, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not amongst you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil).The Dajjal will be a young man with a blind eye and twisted hair.
He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye.Here's a forensic facial composite sketch of the Dajjal.
If you see this guy coming, drop what you're doing and recite Surah 18 (The Cave).
He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii.).That will stop him, especially when you get to the part where Allah gives unbelievers a shower of molten lead to burn their faces.
We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent encloseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Quran 18:29The Dajjal will appear somewhere between Syria and Iraq. And he'll hang around for 439 days.
He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah's Messenger, how long would he stay on the earth? He said: For forty days, one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your days.He will make it rain and do other cool tricks, until one day he cuts a nice young man into two pieces and separates the two pieces by the distance between an archer and his target.
He would then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target.Then the Dajjal will call to the young man that he split into two pieces, and the pieces will go back together again, and the re-united young man will laugh and gleam with happiness.
He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness)...Once the split boy is back in one piece, a sweaty Jesus will descend onto the top of a mosque on the east side of Damascus, wearing two saffron robes while placing his hands on the wings of two angels.
... and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it.Every non-believer who smells Jesus will die, and they will smell his breath as far as they can see.
Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see.Jesus will find and kill the Dajjal at the gate of Ludd.
He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him.Then Jesus will wipe the faces of the Muslims, Allah will send God and Magog to swarm down from every slope and send insects to attack people's necks, and they'll all die like they were a single person.
Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise ... and then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope ... and Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person.Jesus and his companions will come down to earth (I thought they were already down there), where they won't find a single place that isn't filled with rotting bodies and putrefying stench.
Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench.To clean up the mess, Jesus and his companions will ask Allah to send birds with camel-like necks to carry off the stinky dead bodies.
Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will.Once things are cleaned up a bit, Allah will send a pleasant wind that will soothe people -- even under their armpits! All the Muslims will be taken care of and the surviving wicked will commit adultery like asses while waiting for the last hour to come.
Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them.So at least there's that to look forward to.
Top that Christians!